Hoboken Rotary Happenings
Last week the Hoboken Rotary Club hosted Maria Nieves of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce at our weekly lunch meeting.  The topics were varied but very insightful.
 
 
In 2019, The Hoboken Rotary Club (HRC) had achieved one of its many goals, to save a life!
Today The HRC Board of Directors has been asked to vote on a proposed option to the standard GOL program, so we can continue to put SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
Our Next Shelter Night will be continue as scheduled for the First Tuesday of the month, unless it is a Holiday. 
 
This Service Project is a substitute for the weekly meeting!
 
Volunteers should arrive at the Shelter around 5pm to help prepare dinner.  I encourage you to come because you will always leave smiling and  feeling blessed!
 
email president@hobokenrotary.org for additional information.
You may or may not know but The Rotary Club of Hoboken is part of a District(7490) which is comprised of The Rotary Clubs located in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.  This is a very important part of Rotary for many reasons.  Not only does a part of your dues go to fund The District but the District issues Grants to Clubs from various Foundations it operates.
 
The Club Officers have the responsibility  to attend each Monthly Board Meeting
 
ATTENTION BOARD MEMBERS:  SInce we have had success with the Phone Conference Meetings I would like to schedule them for the rest of the 2020 Rotary year-   
 
Please mark your calendar for 9:30am on the following dates!
January 28    
Feb 25    
March 31    
April 28    
May 26   
June 30th
One of the greatest things about Rotary is the level of impact we can have if and when, we choose to get Rotarized. 
 
Getting Rotarized occurs in most Rotarians and can be described as the moment you realize the impact you can have in the Community,,World and Club when you take action in Our Club.  It is the time of year to think about the Service Projects YOU want to be involved in.
 
Ask yourself what you would like our Club to Support and email your ideas to any Board Member to be considered.  When you do so please be detailed in what you want to do, what it means to you and why it is important for you.
 
Get Rotarizrd!
Tuesday July 30th at 11am sharp we will hold our first Board Of Diresctors Meeting at The Black Bear Bar and Grill.
We are about to have our first Board Meeting this year and are seeking the input of all Member in creating an Agenda for Club Service programs.  It is my foremost goal that OUR Club perform service projects that OUR Members have collectively chosen to support.
 
As a Rotarian you can dream big and make it happen.  It is my goal as President to represent ALL members in choosing projects that Members want to do and will support with the passion of Service Aboove Self.
 
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The Club Officers have the responsibility  to attend each Monthly Board Meeting
 
ATTENTION BOARD MEMBERS:  SInce we have had success with the Phone Conference Meetings I would like to schedule them for the rest of the 2020 Rotary year-   
 
Please mark your calendar for 9:30am on the following dates!
January 28    
Feb 25    
March 31    
April 28    
May 26   
June 30th
Tuesday July 30th at 11am sharp we will hold our first Board Of Diresctors Meeting at The Black Bear Bar and Grill.
We are about to have our first Board Meeting this year and are seeking the input of all Member in creating an Agenda for Club Service programs.  It is my foremost goal that OUR Club perform service projects that OUR Members have collectively chosen to support.
 
As a Rotarian you can dream big and make it happen.  It is my goal as President to represent ALL members in choosing projects that Members want to do and will support with the passion of Service Aboove Self.
 
Back in 2014, then President Joe Mindak recognized that after all of the post-Sandy rebuild efforts, the American Legion was still in need of help. Joe, through the Hoboken Rotary, organized a block party and raised $1200.00 for the veterans. More importantly, he started a city-wide movement that has resulted in the creation of six housing units for homeless veterans.
 
On April 8th, the club, again led by the efforts of Joe Mindak, hosted a fundraiser at the Elks and raised over $10,000.00 for the post! This event was the culmination of three plus years of hard work by Past President Joe. The event was bittersweet for the Hoboken Rotary club, since it was also Joe's farewell event. Joe is leaving Hoboken and will no longer be active with the club. Please congratulate Joe for the incredibly successful event, as well as a tremendous tenure as a Hoboken Rotarian. Joe is a great representation of what Rotarians should strive for in their daily lives. He certainly knows what it means to live service above self!
 
The club was asked to help the Hoboken High School Rockin’ Redwings Marching Band raise money for their trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Memorial Day parade. The Rockin’ Redwings are one of four bands chosen from the state of New Jersey, and one of only 36 throughout the entire country. A happy hour fundraiser was held on March 15th, the day after a blizzard left our area covered in over two feet of snow.
 
Despite a lower turnout than expected, with the help of Hoboken Fire Department Locals 1076 and 1078 (respectively), Hoboken Police Department PBA Local #2, BCB Bank, and Investor's Bank, the club presented the band a check for $1,300.00! Dave Stasiak, the band’s Marching Director, has reported to us that with our donation, they have raised enough money to cover the cost of the trip for the approximate 50 students attending. We look forward to seeing the band march during the national television broadcast!