The Annual Community Awards Gala is Finally Here!
May 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Admission is free, but the need continues to grow...
To reserve your place and make a donation online

Join us on Tuesday May 18th at Noon for an Informative Session with Englewood Health Officer
James Fedorko

Please click here for the agenda for the 5/18 meeting
Here is the link for the Spoke for the 5/4 meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 2752 5274
Passcode: 352511

Member Meet Up
Rasheeda Kamar
In the winters of your life, get wiser, get stronger, get better.” - Jim Rohn
Selflessness and perseverance are the hallmarks of Rasheeda’s personal and professional life:
Professionally, Rasheeda started her career in banking in the late 1980s and in that time has learned that listening and paying attention to the needs of each individual is the only real way to build relationships. 
This philosophy was put into practice when, in 2011, she protested the overselling of products and services to customers who neither wanted nor needed them. She decided to email the CEO when she realized that those questionable practices were not only being allowed but also encouraged by upper management -- a decision that would eventually end up with her being fired from that company. (Rasheeda’s story was featured in the Financial Times, and referenced on Capital Hill as proof that there was wrongdoing happening at that company as early as 2011). 
On top of that, while everything was unraveling at the bank -- and after 20 years of marriage -- she was also faced with a bitter divorce. However, instead of giving up or giving in, she channeled her energy into completing an MBA, facing each new day with a smile and by making the decision to grow stronger in that winter of her life
Rasheeda’s selfless actions at work contributed in a small way to changes at the bank and to the broader banking industry that would make working conditions better for the employees and more transparent for customers. Her perseverance at home created a stable environment in which she raised her son and set an example as to how one might approach difficult situations.
Rasheeda is currently serving as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for First Commerce Bank in Englewood where she continues to put the needs of customers first. She resides in Englewood and has recently adopted two cats Bruno, a Bombay cat, and Max the Gentle Maine Coon. She has one son and a beautiful daughter-in-law. 

Service Spotlight
Bergen Volunteers
Rotary Club of Englewood is delighted to support Bergen Volunteers with a grant of $2000 towards the Mentoring Program. The mentoring programs connect trained adult volunteers with high risk parents, guardians and youth who are faced with significant personal and/or environmental challenges. Bergen Volunteers will collaborate with partner agencies in Englewood to identify and refer those in need of extra support. Click here for more information about the mentoring program.

Rotarians can volunteer to become mentors, both short and long-term. The biggest need right now is for mentees, so any referrals or connections to people in need of extra support is appreciated. Rotarians can find out more by visiting or email Lisa Tredici 201.489.9454 x208.

Rotary Club of Englewood President, Dr. Lisa Wisotsky and Steve Wiessner, Chair of the Grant Committee, present a check to Rotarian Nina Bachrach, CEO of Bergen Volunteers on 4/28/21.
A Look Ahead....

Tuesday May 11 at 6 PM- Annual Community Award Gala
Tuesday May 18 at Noon- Jim Fedorko, Englewood Health Officer
Tuesday May 25 at Noon- Special guest, State Senator Loretta Weinberg
Tuesday June 1 at Noon- Annual Meeting
Wednesday June 9, 6-10 PM- Presidents' Ball
Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, President,Rotary Club of Englewood

For Membership Inquiries please contact Joyce Grossbard, Chair of Membership