Please join us for our Evening Business Meeting on Tuesday 11/24/20 at 6 P.M.
This will be an opportunity for members who are unable to attend daytime meetings to discuss strategic planning goals
Please click here for the agenda for the 11/24 meeting
Here is the link for the Spoke for the 11/17 meeting

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Meeting ID: 853 2752 5274
Passcode: 352511
Rotary Club of Englewood President, Dr. Lisa Wisotsky presents Mitchell Schonfeld, Executive Director of the Bergen Family Center (BFC) with a check of $1050 towards the HIPPY program on behalf of the Club on 11/16/20
Rotary Club of Englewood Awards Grant of $1050 towards Bergen Family Center's HIPPY Program

The HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) program provides early education to children ages 3-5 via a combination of home based services and center based activities. The parents become their child's first teachers. This program strengthens the parent-child bond and the children enter school more prepared to succeed.

This program runs between October and June and provides 30 weeks of home visits and 9 monthly workshops. At $1050 per child, the funds are used to purchase the weekly curriculum and materials and the personnel expenses for the weekly home instructor visit.

The Rotary club has been funding this program since 1994. Since 1994, BFC has the only N.J. HIPPY program, which is a Model Program listed in the N.J. Dept. of Children and Families Standards of Prevention.

"Thank you Englewood Rotary for the gift that will help parents be their child's first teacher.  In this pandemic it is more important than ever to support parents to help their children", said BFC Executive Director Mitchell Schonfeld.

Strategic Planning
Hi everyone,

Attached are the notes from our recent strategic planning session about setting goals. It contains a few questions, most particularly whether or not you agree with the goals as they stand now. Please read it and let me know if these are the goals you want us to have for the next three years. Feel free to disagree and make suggestions.

The particulars will come later; for now we are only talking about overarching goals. That is as far as we will get, and then we will return to this at the start of my presidency.

Thank you Charlotte for taking notes at the meeting. Much appreciated.

And thank you also to those of you who are participating. May I suggest you respond sooner rather than later because, if you are anything like me, if you don't respond quickly you will forget about it! :-)

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,


Rotary Club of Englewood, Age-Friendly Englewood and SECIL (Southeast Center for Independent Living) are joining forces to collect
New or gently used Warm Coats, New Hats, Scarves and Gloves
For All ages
Drop off now thru December 23
228 Grand Avenue
9 AM-2:30 PM Monday thru Friday
At other times leave items on porch in a sturdy plastic bag
All donations will be distributed to people in need through local organizations in Englewood
If a Rotary member who lives locally is unable to drop off at SECIL, please reach out to Service Projects Chair Joseph Sorbanelli who will arrange for a fellow Rotarian to pick-up your items


Member Meet Up
Diane Jansen
As a new member, I am learning a lot about Rotary and how I can best contribute to the many ways the Club is of service to others within Englewood, the greater community and abroad. So here’s a little about me and my skills. 

I am a very proud Jersey girl who grew up in Fort Lee. My husband Peter and I have been living in Englewood for almost 25 years. We have one child who attended Englewood Public School before going on to Bergen County Academies followed by college.

As a product of public education myself, I was a member of one of the early classes of women at Rutgers College of Rutgers University where I graduated summa cum laude as an economics major along with a certificate in criminal justice.

I lived in Manhattan for awhile, and the first job in my 25+ year health care career was weekend administrator at a major NYC medical center. I held this position while attending graduate school on full scholarship as a United States Public Health Service fellow at the CUNY-Baruch-Mount Sinai School of Medicine MBA Program.

During my professional life in the healthcare field as a strategic planner with a finance background, I had the opportunity to work with industry and national leaders, influence health care regulation in New York State, work directly with nonprofit Boards of Trustees, assist in a multi-million dollar corporate turnaround avoiding bankruptcy, identify community health needs and work on diverse projects and Certificates of Need such as Trauma Center development and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit establishment.

The seriousness of the pandemic is a chance for me to disseminate important information to area residents via social media. As a perennial student, zooms and livestreams also enable me to continuously learn and grow so I can decide what I might like to do as a very busy retiree!
A Look Ahead....

Tuesday November 24 at 6 PM- President-Elect Jacqueline Guttman, Strategic Planning

Tuesday December 1 at noon- Joint meeting with the Ft. Lee Rotary Club. Speaker Patrick Galvin from the Rotary Club of Portland: Ted Talks, "Should Self Interest Motivate Service" followed by discussion.

Tuesday December 8 at noon- Business meeting

Tuesday December 15 at noon- Gary Hollander, Director of the Dwight Morrow H.S. Marching band with a special music performance

Tuesday December 22- No Meeting

Tuesday December 29 at 6 P.M.- Virtual Winter Party Celebration
Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, President,Rotary Club of Englewood

For Membership Inquiries please contact Joyce Grossbard, Chair of Membership