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.


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 !