Join us this Tuesday, February 23 at 6 PM
as we welcome Jim Koth
Director of Bergen County Department of Parks and Recreation
James Koth was appointed as the 13th Director of the Bergen County Department of Parks & Recreation on July 20, 2015. Working to identify the current and future needs of the Parks Department, he commissioned a master plan for parks and open space throughout Bergen County and is currently directing and overseeing this initiative, the first in its kind in the 70 year history of the Parks Department. Director Koth also serves as a tireless advocate for building upon the successes of the past; increasing access to recreational and educational programming, upgrading existing infrastructure and facilities, identifying need for new parkland, preservation of open space, and protection of our environmental resources.     

Prior to his employment with the County, Director Koth worked on several significant public projects over his 20 year career, most notably, Hudson River Park which transformed Lower Manhattan’s waterfront from its former industrial use into a new 5 mile, 550 acre park. He has also served as the Director of Public Works & Engineering for the City of Englewood, NJ. 

Director Koth graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and is a registered Landscape Architect in the State(s) of New York & New Jersey.

Director Koth currently resides in Oradell, NJ with his wife and two children. Always community focused, he has served as a member of the Oradell Borough Council as Council President and Police Commissioner and as a member and past chairman of the Oradell Planning Board. Director Koth also serves as a third generation member of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department for the past 25 years as a firefighter, engineer, and former lieutenant.

Please click here for the agenda for the 2/23 meeting
Here is the link for the Spoke for the 2/16 meeting

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Service Spotlight

On Wednesday 2/10, Rotarian Dr. Jim Cole collected 23 bags from the Rotary Club's ShopRite bins and delivered them to the Center for Food Action. Thank you!
This is an ongoing project. To volunteer, please email Rotarian Todd Claytor.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
The Office of Concern requires 2 volunteers on Mondays and one volunteer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 8:30- Noon, or a portion of that time. Please call Christine Barrett at 201-568-1465 and notify her that you are a member of Rotary to make arrangements to volunteer.
Hot Wheels Program with Chef Dion Cucutta and the Disabled Combat Veterans Youth Program: Volunteer opportunities are available on Thursdays and Friday.
Rotary Club of Englewood Welcomes 3 New Members
Special thanks to
PDG Bonnie Sirower who inducted them into our Club on 2/16/21
A Look Ahead....
Tuesday February 23 at 6 PM- Bergen County Parks: A Masterplan, Next Steps and the Importance of Parks & Open Space during the Pandemic, James Koth, Director, Bergen County Department of Parks & Recreation

Monday March 1- Deadline to submit 2 names to honor as an Englewood Champion of Peace. Submit names to

Tuesday March 2 at Noon- Juticalpa-Roatan Island,Honduras Community Water Project, A Rotary Project, DGND John Cosgrove and Rotarian Beverly Herman-Rivera, chair of this project.

Tuesday March 9 at 11:00 AM- Board Meeting with DG Carl Hassett

Tuesday March 9 at Noon- District Governor Carl Hassett official visit with our club

Tuesday March 16 at Noon- Clubrunner Tutorial, Rick Salterelli, Past President of Rotary Club of Secaucus and past AG, and Donovan Rodriques Co-chair of technology for Rotary Club of Englewood

Tuesday March 23 at 6 PM- The Words We Shouldn't Call Women!, Lizzie Skurnick, Editor of Pretty Bitches

Tuesday March 30- No Meeting. Please consider volunteering for one hour this week. A list of suggestions is being compiled by the Service Projects Committee. #PeopleOfAction
Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, President,Rotary Club of Englewood

For Membership Inquiries please contact Joyce Grossbard, Chair of Membership