Rotary is the world’s most prominent and reputable service organization with 1.2 million members focusing on humanitarian efforts, such as promoting peace, fighting disease, supporting education, growing economy locally and globally. In District 7475 (formerly Districts 7470 and 7510), we have over 2,100 proactive and service-driven Rotarians in 87 clubs. We network, share ideas, discuss the needs of our community and take tangible action to make a positive and long-lasting difference while enjoying personal and professional growth and fun. We invite like-minded individuals to join our successful and vibrant organization by contacting Jeannie Tsukamoto, District Membership Chair at JoinRotaryD7475@gmail.com.  Click HERE to find a club near your.
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Rotary District 7475 will be supporting two End Hunger 3.6 food packaging events.  The first will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, to be held at the Simon Forum on the Campus of Drew University.  The second will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, to be held at Raritan Community College. Between the two events it is estimated that our District will package over 300,000 meals that will be distributed to local food outlets serving those in need. Link below is the detailed information for both events.
          
 
          
Thank you to the clubs who have joined the DWR so far. As of February 28, 31 clubs and 2 outside organizations have put over 3500 tickets into play. If all these tickets are sold, first prize will exceed $21,000 and approximately $35,000 will be divided among the participating clubs according to the number of tickets they sell. In answer to a question,  the 91 prizes are given to individuals and are not related at all the clubs’ share of the charity money.  While participation to date is excellent, we still have plenty of time for more of the fifty remaining clubs to participate…or for participating clubs to get more tickets.  Remember, this is an event designed to help every club, but especially to help our smaller clubs that could not raise the charity money made possible by an event of this size.  To order tickets, contact Robert Button, at rbttn@aol.com.  The drawing is at 8 pm, May 13, 2019 at the District 7475 Assembly, Embassy Suites Hotel, Berkeley Heights, NJ.
RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Award is scheduled for June 21 - 23, 2019 at Drew University.  Registrations are now being accepted.  For complete information click HERE  Register early as RYLA has been a capacity for the last several years.
 
Introducing the leaders for the 2019 Short Term Youth Exchange trip to Japan. Ruth and Harry Mazujian will accompany 28 students on the 3 week trip this summer. Harry is a member and past president of the Flemington Rotary Club.  Click HERE for complete information.
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
Consider Attending the International Convention June 1 - 5, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.  One early June, more than 30 years ago, I had a business trip scheduled to Las Vegas. I had been a Rotarian for about six years, and I thought of myself as an active member: I attended every meeting, I’d served as club secretary, I knew everyone in my club. But for me, Rotary was very much a community organization. It connected me to Nassau and perhaps even to the Bahamas — but no farther.   Click Read More for full story
Rotary Leadership Institute – April 20, 2019
The purpose of The Rotary Leadership Institute is to provide an educational opportunity for Rotarians identified as potential leaders by their club presidents. Each club president is asked annually to nominate club members as potential club leaders (not necessarily future presidents) in the years ahead. Courses will be given for the nominees to foster Rotary knowledge and leadership skills. It is hoped that these courses will also motivate the participants to be enthusiastic, creative and dedicated Rotarians. All Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary are also encouraged to attend.  Click Read More for full details.
It’s that time again!  Time for the annual Gift of Life Super Bowl raffle!  Each year at this time, our district’s Gift of Life committee sells raffle tickets to raise funds for this great project by selling chances on a trip to the Super Bowl.  This year, the Super Bowl will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on February 3, 2019.  The tickets are $20 each and the Super Bowl package is worth $10,000! Drawing will be held on January 18, 2019. Contact your Club President or Larry Ripley at larryripley@verizon.net.
Download the ClubRunner App form the Apple or Google store and have access to club, officer and contact information. Check out the video for full details.
   
District 7475 is pleased to announce that it will sponsor two Global Scholars.  Maya Wahrman sponsored by the Princeton Corridor Club (pictured left) Maya will pursue MS in Refugee and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford to equip herself with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and network of allies to further her career in peace and conflict resolution as it relates to refugees. Janine Furtado sponsored by the Rockaway Club (pictured right) will pursue a MA in international development at the Graduate Institute (also known as IHEID) in Geneva. She will focus her studies on the socioeconomic impacts of food, agriculture, and the environment in developing regions- all of which fit within Rotary’s economic and community development focus.
 
The short term youth exchange program is a partnership between District 7475 serving northern and central New Jersey and District 2670 Shikoku, Japan.  Each year our district sends 30 students and leaders to Japan the first three weeks of July and District 2670 sends 30 students and leaders to us the first three weeks of August.  The students and leaders enjoy a variety of activities during their visit.  The program ties into Rotay's goal of building good will and friendship.  This is the 42nd year the program has occurred.  Pictured above are the Japanese students, leaders visiting the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.  For additional information on this program or to be considered as a leader/chaperone, contact Jim Allison of he Madison Club at jra188@aol.com.  Full program details are on the District website at www.njrotary.org
Rotary was founded in 1905.  The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Click Read More for additional details.

Welcome to the new Rotary District 7475 website.  The website is currently being developed.  Check back regularly to see updates, new additions and changes.  Please send comments or suggestions to Barry Kroll, Webmaster, at barrykroll@aol.com

 
 
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