Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

Mohamed Khalil was our guest speaker today - "Art from the Heart"
Thank You Mohamed.
Englewood Rotary Club – January 17, 2017

Meeting Location: Crowne Plaza, Englewood

Presiding: Jill Abbott

Recorder: Mitch Schonfeld

Birthdays/Anniversaries: None Noted

Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Danny Dworkin

President Jill Abbott made the following announcements:
* The Interact Club is having an IHOP day on Friday, January 20th. 10% of proceeds will be donated to our club.
* There is an Ending Gender Violence event at 6 PM January 24th in the Common Area of Dwight Morrow High School & the Academies.
* Gift of Life dinner is Feb. 9th at the Venetian. $110 per, or discount with full tables.
* President’s Ball March 29th at Westmont Country Club $125 
* District Conference Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge MD from Apil 20 to 23. Cost $749 Doulbe Occupancy.
* International Conference in Atlanta June 10 to 14

Eileen announced that she is holding a physical conditioning class on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 at the CAOBA center at 817 Main St. Hackensack. (Adults Only)
Proceeds benefit her program at the Friends of Children International School in Rwanda

Shelly announced that the Community Chest is holding a professional development seminar for agencies on January 27th at Vantage Health Care in
Dumont. The topic is Operating a Volunteer Program.
Janet noted that her daughter has a web site through which Americans can learn that they have more in common than many believe.
Today's Program
Mohamed Khalil was our speaker. He grew up in Egypt and his father guided him at age 4 to draw a butterfly. Every day since then he is doing some form of
art and has turned that passion into his life’s work. Despite the expectations in his homeland that everyone of worth is either a doctor or an engineer, he went to
art school. Upon graduating he was then hired to assist his professor. Subsequently he was helped to receive a scholarship for masters training. He won an award from Saudi Airlines and was also commissioned by the White House to design a Christmas ornament for Laura Bush. He believes that everyone is an artist, either through use of color, style, decorating, etc. Art is not about perfect technique but about expression from the heart. He runs a not for profit in Paterson, and works with the UN to teach art to poor children around the world and others afflicted by serious illness. He invites us to the Hamilton Mill Gallery, 20 Mill St., in Paterson for the montly Rotary Art Club project. Anyone may display their work at that gallery for no charge. His message is “art from the heart”.
50-50: With many cards in the deck and an unspecified amount of $ in the pot, Scott picked Jack of Diamonds.
Attendance: 30 members + 3 guests