Join us on Tuesday May 25 at Noon for an Informative Discussion with NJ State Senator
Loretta Weinberg



Please click here for the agenda for the 5/25 meeting
Here is the link for the Spoke for the 5/18 meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
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CHAMPIONS OF PEACE VIRTUAL CELEBRATION of District 7490
THURSDAY MAY 27, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.
We will celebrate 37 individuals who have made a difference in the counties of Bergen, Hudson and Passaic.
Englewood's Jeff Carter and Olga Correa will be honored.

Member Meet Up
Mitchell Schonfeld
In normal times, a feature “Spotlight” on our member might have a more cheerful tone, but fourteen months into the COVID pandemic, I feel bereft, but with gratitude. While no immediate family nor friends have died, there are more than enough that became ill, lost jobs, or had their own loved ones suffer.  

Mental health and other medical fallout is pervasive and humbling. Focusing on small achievable tasks is healing. Walking outside has helped a lot, and I appreciate the many Zoom treadmill jokes and supportive comments that some of you have made privately.   

The blessings of having my family, meaningful work at Bergen Family Center and nurturing interests sustain me. In the dark of winter, seedlings sprouted from seeds and growing on the windowsill provided connection to the reality that life does go on. Now, many are outside in pots and several are rooted into the garden soil.  

With Jennie Katsaros and Jacqueline Guttman there is nearly a weekly live music making. While the quality gradually improves, the impact spiritually and emotionally is what counts. Because we do not sing, we can wear masks and be properly distanced. It was special that we shared our New Years “Auld Lang Syne” with all of you at our December year end party.    

Our virtual meetings are as enriching as anything I have experienced in nearly 30 years as a member. Kudos, Lisa and best to all of our members. 
Service Spotlight
Community Chest of Englewood

Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, President of Rotary Club of Englewood and Steve Wiessner, Chair of Grants Committee present Rotarian Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of Community Chest of Englewood with a $1000 grant
Rotary Club of Englewood is delighted to support the Community Chest of Englewood with a grant of $1000 towards the Community Chest's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Dinner Project. Food insecurity is impacting an estimated 2,000 families in Englewood. The Community Chest, partnering with other nonprofit service organizations, is providing clients with meal vouchers for use at four approved restaurants. Individuals and families suffering from food insecurity are fed, while simultaneously supporting an Englewood restaurant that urgently needs business to keep their doors open.

To assist with this program, Rotarians may help pick up meal vouchers and distribute. Contact Shelly. to volunteer.
A Look Ahead....
Tuesday May 25 at Noon- Special guest, State Senator Loretta Weinberg
Thursday May 27 at 7:00 PM- Rotary District 7490 Champions of Peace. Register in Advance for this meeting by clicking here.
Tuesday June 1 at Noon- Annual Meeting
Monday June 7 at 6:00 P.M.- Peace Pole Celebration at Veterans Park: A Culmination Ceremony of the 2021 Rotary Club of Englewood Teen Peace Program
Tuesday June 8 at Noon- Keokuk Rotary Peace Letters, Tony Conn and Yogi Reppmann
June 12-June 16, 2021- Virtual Rotary International Convention: Register here:  https://convention.rotary.org
Wednesday June 23 6:00-10:00 P.M.-Rotary District 7490 Banner Exchange, RSVP no later than Friday June 18
Thursday June 24 at 6:30 P.M.- Rotary District 7490 Conference
Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, President,Rotary Club of Englewood
LisaWisotskyRotary@gmail.com

For Membership Inquiries please contact Joyce Grossbard, Chair of Membership
Joyce.grossbard@gmail.com