PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Here are the official Program and VIP responsibility dates through mid-December, the list for 2018 will be on next week’s cover. November 22 – Stephanie Flood; November 29 – Paul Franco. December 6 – Joe Gruzdis; 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 one.


PEPPERONI SALE FOR KATE’S WAY! Pat and Lester conspired once again to bring Thanksgiving Pepperoni to our meeting last week. Samples were on the table to whet everyone’s appetite and it was noted that they vanished in a flash. All profits to benefit Kate’s Way.

PLEASE NOTE: DEC. 13 – PV Rotary Fireside Meeting – Annual Planning MeetingFor All Members, 56 Deerfield Road, Wayne (Just over the Jackson Ave. Bridge!) DEC. 15. – PV ROTARY COOK_OFF HOLIDAY PARTY @ Pat W’s, Jim Cutillo will have sign up sheets for categories soon. DEC. 18 – ROBBIN’S ICEHOUSE BBQ AND GATHERING – Station Road, Lincoln Park, NJ MAY 26-31 - DISTRICT CONFERENCE CRUISE TO BERMUDA, on the Royal Carribbean Anthem Of The Seas http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/ WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

GUESTS: Maria Rodrigues, Prospective Member, 3nd Meeting, Manager Boiling Springs Bank, Lincoln Park, sponsored by Kathleen Pennington. Clarence Smith, Slateford, PA Rotary

PRESIDENT ERNIE’S NOTES: Our annual FIRESIDE MEETING DECEMBER 13. 7:00 PM This is the annual planning meeting for the next rotary year – 56 Deerfield Road, Wayne, (just over the Jackson Ave Bridge, hang a right, then a left.) Rotarians only, no spouses or partners! PV ROTARY COOK-OFF and HOLIDAY PARTY will be at Pat’s on December 15th. Jim Cutillo has the contest sign-up sheets for the different categories ready soon, $20 for members to enter; Donna buying prizes for each catagory. Fee goes to servers, bartenders, paper goods. Members not entering, pay $20 as well, plus "penalty" to be determined, Spouses and signifigant others, no charge. 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. *** 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/


Paul Franco H$ For the Friends & Family For Freedom dinner the previous night, 500 people were there in support, a full house! Pat H$ Had a great time at the F&FF Dinner, thanked Lester for getting out block of 40 tickets; Lester S$ Remembering his buddy who died; Doug H6$ For the F&FF Dinner, H6$ Tat morning, they had Chris Heron back to speak to the 7-8 grades and it was phrnominal; afterwards, five kids went to the principle, wanted to talk. Jim Cramer H5$ for the Veterans Lunch; Donna H$ Veterand Lunch, H$ Her garndaughter placed third in the riding competition at her level; John H$ Veterans Lunch, H$ for rthe thanksgiving season, H$ his glue is holding! Parry O H10$ for the Veterans Lunch, H5$ For a visit by her daughter and husband for the last 4 days; Erick H20-$ in two weeks he will have surgery, H$ for the Gift of Life dinner two weeks ago, H for the F&FF, Happy for the GOft of Life Superbown Raffle Tickets which he is distributing, would like to have all sales wrapped up by the time of our Christmas Cook-off on December 8th! Joe H$ for the Vererans Lunch, F&FF Dinner; Halsey H10$ For grandson, (5’6", 180) bragging rights, had two back to back games, hit 2 home runs out of the park, H$ Tim Tebow in Parsippany; Kathleen H$; Jim H$ Son Jake passed the first two two sections of the architect’s exam; Cosimo S2$ Ist Time Italy knocked out of World Cup Finals; H$ Clarence H$ Thanking all for supporting his club’s calendar raffle.

FELLOWSHIP: Paul Dolendo celebrated his 53rd Anniversary with Ann and his 75th Birthday the next day with a check for $92 – he reverses the numbers and adds them – got that? No singing, he asked that we shake his hand when leaving.


Doug Cook noted that this year, our GRAINS OF HOPE community food packing event held in March 2018 will reach its ONE MILLION MEAL mark. PV Rotary has been a key sponsor and supporter of this annual effort. In 2018, 85,000 meals, about half of those packed will be destined for NEW JERSEY FOODBANKS! As part of the fund raising effort, there will be a special benefit performance of ‘The WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

Producers – A Mell Brooks Musical’ at the Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes on December 2nd; tickets are only $35.00! Call 973.248.9491 or www.RhinoTheatre.com Photosby Doug and Jay, words by Scribe Jay

Herb’s power point presentation on our newly configured PV ROTARY FOUNDATION will follow in a few days, along with the VIP and speaker’s schedule for 2018.

Happy Thanksgiving!