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WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

PEE VEE VIEWS CELEBRATING OUR SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR OF ‘SERVICE ABOVE SELF!"

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Here are the official Program and VIP responsibility dates through mid January. The list for 2018, prepared by Dave Baker, is now on our printed PV Views cover page. December 27 – Avery Hart; January 3, Halsey Hunt who will have a Medicare/Healthcare specialist speaker; January 10 – Erick Jackowsky; January 17 – Business Meeting. Please let Dave Baker, Program Chair know the topic of your speaker., mayordave1@yahoo.com If for any reason you will not have a speaker on your day, please find a substitute and let Dave Baker know who it will be or inform him in the event you are unable to find a speaker or cannot present a program.

A REPORT OF OUR DEC. 20th MEETING FOR OUR DEC. 27th LUNCH at BARDI’S

FIRST LADY SUSAN’S "THANK YOU" At left is the lovely ‘Thank You’ note we received from Sue Pizza after she (and President Ernie) opened their home to us for our annual fireside meeting two week ago. About thirty five PV Rotarians enjoyed their lovely home and there was reportedly only one wine glass that did not survive the evening!

DATES TO REMEMBER: JAN. ??? PV ROTARY SOCIAL - WINE PAIRING DINNER @ Bardi’s FEB. 10 – VALENTINES DINNER DANCE at a new location, The Barnyard, Totowa. Tickets are available today – act now for low numbers! MAR. 9 – BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB DINNER DANCE – Westmont C.C. MAY 26-31 - DISTRICT CONFERENCE CRUISE TO BERMUDA, Royal Carribbean Anthem Of The Seas http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/

GUESTS: Becky Lutjen was a guest of Ted Lutjen; Prospective Member Lauren Gurry, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Girl Scouts of Northern NJ,– first meeting and Prospective Member Jim Valero, guest of sponsor Pat, – first meeting.

PRESIDENT ERNIE’S NOTES: Ernie noted that our annual SUPER BOWL CLUB enrollment plan is under way. It is hoped that all opportunities will be subscribed by next week. Points are awarded as follows: PV Rotary, 1100, first quarter, second quarter and third quarter, 800 points each and final 1500 points. *** The VALENTINES DINNER/DANCE will be on February 10 @ The Barnyard in Totowa. *** Doug announced previously that there will be a PV ROTARY SOCIAL EVENT – A WINE PAIRING DINNER, top 50 wines at Bardi’s in January – date to be announced. *** Danielle also previously announced that this year’s BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB DINNER DANCE will be on March 9 – Mary your calendars now. Last year we filled about two large tables! *** Doug also announced that the GRAINS OF HOPE (& MAC & CHEESE) needs to raise $43,750 for the supplies to pack the meals – sponsorships available! *** This year’s DISTRICT CONFERENCE will be a five day Bermuda cruise on the Royal Caribbean Line’s "Anthem of the Seas" on May 26 to May 31, 2018. http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/ WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

CHEF CHAZ MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT: It was only two weeks ago when Chaz demonstrated how he prepares his delicious signature dish, ‘Shrimp Dino,’ but last week he filled us in on his new career goal. After 17 years at the Huddle Inn in Fairfield, and 14 years at Bardi’s, he is looking forward to staying in the hospitality field, but wants to be "in the front of the house, not on the line." We wished him the best of luck in his new endeavor! (Susan will still be our server, though!)

FELLOWSHIP: Teresa, who celebrated the second anniversary of her marriage to Jamie at our 2015 Christmas Party, thanked us for the roses and we all sang what else, Happy Anniversary!

HAPPY/SAD DOLLARS: Jen H5$ For the Christmas party, she had a great time and a ride home; Jim Cramer H$ He thanked Pat for letting us have another great party at your home this year, H$ For the cooking contest, he and with John’s tutorial, came in first; Herb H$ For Pat’s hospitality; Janet H$ For the Fireside and for the Christmas party, and a H$ For Patty Odenbrett stepping up to be secretary next year; Pauli D For the Fireside, the Christmas Party and Robbin’s Icehouse party; Bob H5$ For the Fireside and Christmas party last week; Alma H$ Thanking Pat for use of her home, what a party! Cosimo H2$ Pat hosting the party but he thinks that the cook off contest was fixed!! Teresa H$ For the party, Pat and Donna opening their home to us, H$ Wishing everyone happy holidays!

Donna H$ For the Christmas party, a very sad $ for approval of skateboard park in the flood zone and it's cumulative effect of it and other developments upon the neighbors; John W H$ Something about the season, the reason goodwill to all, and certainly to Pat and Donna for hosting us in their home, H$ for Fred's class action "hands" suit, we're in the money! Patti O H$ $20 $ for Christmas party, she’s done apologizing! Vince H$ He saw Erick who is feeling better, H$ Mendham wrestling finished second, one and a half points ahead of Pequannock! Ted H$ For being here, came up from Florida just for the party and H$ For Becky being his guest for lunch, both leaving for Paris the next day;

Dave H$ Thanking Pat, H$ He’s leaving Saturday, starting the long drive to Arizona.

Jim H3$ For Pat having the party at her home, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all; Cary H5$ For the Fireside at Ernie and Sue’s, The Christmas Part at Pat and Donna’s; Jay S/H5$ His lifelong friend from their first days at PTHS who suffered a stroke last week died on Monday at 66, Happy for the Fireside at Ernie & Sue’s home, the Christmas Party Cook Off at Pat and Donna’s home, Robbin’s Icehouse BBQ and wishing all a very Merry Christmas; Ernie H$ For having the Fireside at his home, For the Christmas party at Pat and Donna’s and Robbin’s Icehouse BBQ, happy holidays to all.

BUSINESS MEETING: Ernie began by announcing that after due consideration of interested individuals, Patty Odenbrett was proposed by the nominations committee as incoming club secretary for 2018-2019 and that the rest of the officers will be moving up a chair. The slate was approved by the members present at the Fireside. Jim Cramer distributed the minutes of the board meeting. Plans are underw ay for the Installation Dinner cruise, John D., and Herb will meet and fine tune with assistance from Dave. The Valentines Dinner plans are progressing, tickets will be available at the Dec, 27th meeting (today). Donations were approved to Grains of Hope, $3K; the three local food pantries: $1K each; the Veterans Research and Recognition Project (PTSD) $500. Action was tabled on the Rotary Foundation $2K, Polio Plus $1K, St. Jude $200 and Habitat for Humanity, $250.

33/33/33: Patty O, 23 points, but the Joker held his 336 point advantage! Photos and words by Jay W. WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

 

WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

PEE VEE VIEWS WE’RE WELL INTO OUR SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR OF ‘SERVICE ABOVE SELF!"

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Here are the official Program and VIP responsibility dates through mid January. The list for 2018, prepared by Dave Baker, is now on our printed PV Views cover page.. December 6 – Joe Gruzdis; December 13 – Herb Hamilton, December 20 – Business Meeting; December 27 – Avery Hart; January 3, Halsey Hunt; January 10 – Erick Jackowsky. Please let Dave Baker, Program Chair know the topic of your speaker., mayordave1@yahoo.com If for any reason you will not have a speaker on your day, please find a substitute and let Dave Baker know who it will be or inform him in the event you are unable to find a speaker or cannot present a program.

A REPORT OF OUR NOV. 29th MEETING FOR OUR December 6th LUNCH at BARDI’S

GIFT OF LIFE - SUPER BOWL TRIP RAFFLE TICKET STUBS AND CHECKS ARE DUE!

Erick asks that all of us help him by getting our Super Bowl Trip Raffle Ticket Stubs and checks to him on or before Dec. 13th (NEXT WEDNESDAY) to allow him enough time to get them to District! Remember the raffle benefits the GIFT OF LIFE

RICK RAFFERTY: Past Assistant District Governor, Rick Rafferty, pictured at right, was our speaker last week and gave us updated information on the Research and Recognition Project which is delivering "a new, fast and effective treatment for PTSD using the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memory (RTM) protocol. Rick was guest of Paul Franco.

DATES TO REMEMBER: NOW – SUPER BOWL RAFFLE TIX - Erick asks that you please get your Super Bowl Trip Raffle Ticket Stubs and checks to him on or before Dec. 13th (NEXT WEDNESDAY) to allow him enough time to get them to District! Raffle Benefits GIFT OF LIFE! DEC. 13 – PV ROTARY FIRESIDE MEETING – Annual Planning MeetingFor All Members, 56 Deerfield Road, Wayne DEC. 15. – PV ROTARY COOK_OFF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PARTY @ Pat W’s, Jim Cutillo has contest sign up sheets. DEC. 18 – ROBBIN’S ICEHOUSE BBQ AND GATHERING – Station Road, Lincoln Park, NJ FEB. 10 – VALENTINES DINNER DANCE at a new location, The Barnyard MAY 26-31 - DISTRICT CONFERENCE CRUISE TO BERMUDA, on the Royal Carribbean Anthem Of The Seas http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/

GUESTS: Honorary Member Walt Muehling; Rick Rafferty, Past Assistant District Governor & speaker, guest of Paul Franco. Prospective member in waiting Maria Rodriguez, it was noted that she is now paying for her own lunch! WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

PRESIDENT ERNIE’S NOTES: Erick and Ernie asked all of us to get their Super Bowl Trip Past Assistant District Governor & speaker, guest of Paul Franco Raffle Ticket Stubs and checks to him on or before Dec. 13th (NEXT WEDNESDAY) to allow him enough time to get them to District! The raffle benefits GOFT OF LIFE. *** Ernie reminded all of our annual FIRESIDE MEETING DECEMBER 13. 7:00 PM. at 56 Deerfield Road, Wayne, (just over the Jackson Ave Bridge, hang a right, then the first left). The FIRESIDE MEETING is our annual meeting for the 2018-2019 PV Rotary year. Rotarians only, no spouses or partners!

They are of course, welcome, two days later at our PV ROTARY COOK-OFF and HOLIDAY PARTY, which will be at Pat’s delightfully decorated home on December 15th (770 Turnpike, Pompton Plains). Jim Cutillo has the COOK-OFF CONTEST sign-up sheet for the different categories, $20 for members to enter. This year, Donna is in charge of the prizes for each category. The $20 entry fee goes to servers, paper goods. NOTE: Spouses and significant others, no charge. Members not entering the contest pay $20 as well, plus a "penalty" to be determined. (Singing was last year’s penalty!) *** Robbin announced that the ROBBIN’S ICEHOUSE BBQ AND GATHERING will be in December 18, at his icehouse on Station Road in Lincoln Park.

*** The VALENTINES DINNER/DANCE will be on February 10 @ The Barnyard. *** This year’s DISTRICT CONFERENCE will be a five day Bermuda cruise on the Royal Caribbean Line’s "Anthem of the Seas" on May 26 to May 31, 2018. http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/

HAPPY/SAD DOLLARS: In email edition!

"MY FIRST CAR" Pat had a great idea for us each to pay $1 and tell what our first car was – see the email edition for the response and photos! These funds are going to our Installation Dinner Cruise around New York next June.

THE RESEARCH AND RECOGNITION PROJECT TREATING PTSD Rick Rafferty

Rick told us that the overall mission of the Research and Recognition Project is to support, coordinate, and fund rigorous scientific research in the field of RTM protocol and related intervention strategies. The Research and Recognition Project has developed the RTM protocol that helps PTSD. Current PTSD treatments require extensive commitments of time and money and are often ineffective. Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) uses a short visualization process to retrieve and alter the memory. The therapy, currently in the research phase has shown early indications of success and projectsions for additional research are also positive. The belief is that RTM, administered early, will remove years of suffering and disablity for our veterans and billions of dollars in extended years of payment for PTSD syndrome treatment. It is non-traumatizing and permanently relieves the anxious elements of the disorder. Professors from Marshall, Ohio, Emory, Columbia, U.N.C. amf Montana State Universities have observed RTM Protopcols’ clinical administration and are supporting further research. www.researchandrecognitionproject.org/#!

(The district Veterans Committee is considering supporting this program, but has other applicants and has not yet made a decision, according to Margit.)

33/33/33 – Cary, 20 points, but no joker. Photos and words by scribe Jay.

 
Conratulation to Ivett Tejada, Pequannock Valley Rotarian, truly dedicated to “Service above Self”, as she was sworn in as part of the group of the 2017 Spring class of CASA  volunteers by Judge Yablonsky in Patterson New Jersey as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Volunteer Advocates work with kids, thrown into the courts system, to ensure the court represents their best interest.
 
Pequannock Valley Rotary presented a check to the Community Partners for Hope to support both the Grains of Hope food packaging event and it's community Awareness programs

In total, Pequannock Valley Rotarians donated personally and from their businesses enough funds to allow us to package 64,000 meals.
 
At today's meeting, our president Herb Hamilton presented $1,500 checks to each of the three food pantries in our area. Pequannock food pantry was represented by fellow Rotarian Pastor Kathleen Edwards Chase, Lincoln Park by fellow Rotarian Joyce Stager and Riverdale was not able to attend.
 
At February town council meeting, Pequannock Rotary presented a check for the purchase of a ballistic vest for our newest police officer - Sean Higgins -
 
 
At the April council meeting, Pequannock Valley Rotary presented a check to the police department so that their newest officers(Cesar Hurtado and Nicholas Schreck) have ballistic vests
 
 
Pequannock Valley Rotary presented a check to the Pequannock First Aid Squad on April 29th. It was used to pay for a training class on "search and rescue".

Our president, Herb Hamilton mentioned that we have now distributed over $65,000 to police, fire departments and first aid squads through our Save a Life program which is headed up by Rotarian Paul Darmofalski
 
At this week's meeting, we had the superintendent of schools and principal of Pequannock middle school present a program updating us on the budget, programs and issues facing the school system.

At the end of their presentation, Herb Hamilton presented them with a donation to help offset the cost of one of their initiatives
 
At last night's Family and Friends for Freedom Fund dinner, Pequannock Valley Rotary presented Kathy Sturla with a check for $11,736.47. This is half of our profit from our recent golf outing. The remainder will be used for our welfare efforts throughout the year. This coupled with last year’s contribution is a total of better than $25,000 dollars

 
Pequannock Valley Rotary Charity Golf Outing to benefit
Family and Friends for Freedom Fund will receive 50% of the proceeds
Local Food Pantries and other Local Causes will receive 50% of the proceeds.
Thanks to are many players and sponsors we raised over $23,000
 
September 9, 2016
The Meadows Golf Club
Lincoln Park, New Jersey
 
 
WHEELS OF HOPE,” OUR WHEELCHAIR RECYCLING PROJECT: We have picked up 24 wheelchairs towards our goal of 50 for the year. PV Rotary is working with Joni and Friends to collect, refurbish and deliver wheelchairs to other countries. Please let your friends and neighbors know of our effort. If you have a non-electric wheel chair that is no longer needed, it may be dropped off at Physical Therapy Services, 715 Newark Pompton Tpk., Pompton Plains, New Jersey 07444. Contact: Eric Jackowsky 973-835-6115. If you need Pequannock Valley Rotary to pick it up, please contact: DougCook123@optonline.net 973-809-1502 Some living alone do not feel comfortable in having strangers come to their homes, so Erick will arrange for one of the women from his office to make the pickup!
 

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