Josh McCrossen began the meeting with words of wisdom from past famous sages, such as Yogi Berra.
No Visiting Rotarians or Guests
Wellness – Everyone is on the well list!
Announcements and Happy Moments
  • Doug received a check of $2,700 for the Kay Espwa Orphanage in Haiti. The money came from the 50-50 Raffle.
  • Scott Healy was happy to have spent 10 days at Disney World. He said it was hot! He described a roller coaster that goes backwards. One should not take it right after lunch.
  • Gail Chambers said that her son John competed in the Montreal in the World Triathlon Championship and placed in the individual and team events. Gail also said that he is still involved in the Hubble Space Telescope project.
John Zornow
  • Jonathan and Cari Taylor
  • Chrissie and Doug Kent
President Mitch’s Remarks
President Mitch discussed his priorities for the year. He recognized Jennifer Jones as the first female Rotary International president and her theme of Imagine Rotary. Mitch would like to bring back traditions to the club. He hopes to have a fun year. Mitch talked about the Newark Rotary Family Festival. Norma Madayag-Reilly gave us an update, focusing on committees and chairs. Adam O asked that committees begin meeting.
Mitch asked us to have a family theme, and to bring family members to meetings. Mitch has a goal to attract more diverse members and younger members to the club, while retaining current members.
He wants to continue international projects but have a focus on local community service projects. An example is the Newark Rotary Family Festival. He would like to get to know each of us a little better, while saying is an “open book”. He is looking forward to the year.
He ended with this quote: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi