Rotary Club of Englewood NJ 

We meet each Tuesday at 12:15pm 

Crowne Plaza Englewood 

401 S Van Brunt St, Englewood NJ 07631 

Program:  Nick Scheibnr and Vick Cannillo, of Baron Financial in Fair Lawn gave a talk on Five Takeaways for Rotarians
Read on for this week's SPOKE 
Tuesday December 4th Luncheon 2018-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Deborah Glasser, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ) gave a presentation about the organization
Tuesday October 23rd Luncheon 2018-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

Very Interesting Program today at our Rotary Lunch: “Table to Table” which distributes leftover fresh food to agencies that help those in need.

Join us on Tuesdays 12:15pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Posted by Rotary Club of Englewood on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesday September 18th Luncheon  2018-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
Jr. Raiders Track and Field Jan 2018-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
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Thank you David Stewart for joining us today and telling us about Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Click on the link to see his presentation that show the many ways to participate.
Tuesday July 17th Luncheon 2018-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary at it's best - serving and supporting our local community. See below for details on grants we awarded to local organizations.
Tuesday May 22nd Luncheon 2018-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Lynne Bennett "Hospital to Home" was our guest speaker today.
Thank you, Lynne, for speaking with us today.  “Hospital to Home” was interesting and informative, and our members clearly left with much to think about. 
You are a consummate and very knowledgeable healthcare professional! We are very appreciative of the time you spent with us today. 
Tuesday January 23rd Luncheon 2018-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday December 5th Luncheon 2017-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday September 12 Lunch Meeting 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation explained in great detail by Rotary District Foundation Chair and SAG Paul Platek......
Paul's guest is Father Felix from Nigeria who took us through his personal story of growing up in Nigeria and what he had to do each day in order to get water for his family. He thanked Rotary for the funding that built a well and water tank for his village and this was accomplished through a Rotary global grant.  
Tuesday September 5th Luncheon 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Our visiting Rotarian, Rachel Fattal from the Rotary Club of Kfar Saba in Israel
Our Program Chairperson, JoEllen introduces today's speaker Reverend Richard Hong of the First Presbyterian Church here in Englewood.
Tuesday Auguest 1st Lunch Meeting 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Past President Ikuyo visited today along with 16 guests from Japan who stopped off here in New Jersey on their way to the International Conference in Atlanta. Read more about their visit in our Spoke below.........
Tuesday June 6th Lunch Meeting 2017-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson spoke on the LightRail coming to Englewood. He showed us maps and the exact location of the 3 stops in Englewood.

Thank You Assemblyman Johnson.
Tuesday May 2nd Lunch Meeting 2017-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Tuesday April 4th Lunch Meeting 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
President's Ball 2017 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Tuesday March 7th Lunch Meeting 2017-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Lois Horowitz joined us today to tell us about Rotary's Friendship exchange program - see our spoke for details on the next Friendship Exchange opportunity.
Lois also presented on District 7490's program called the United Nations Rotary Kenya Female Career Education Program.
Thank You, Lois
Tuesday February 24th Lunch Meeting 2017-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday January 31st Lunch Meeting 2017-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2017
Amanda Missey, Executive Director of the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) presented to our club today.
Joining Amanda in the presentation was Linda Reiter who is also working with BVMI as their Englewood Outreach Coordinator. Read more below........
Tuesday January 24th Lunch Meeting 2017-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday July 19th Lunch Meeting 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Today, President Jill and President-Elect Jennie presented a slide show and talk on their trip to the Rotary International Conference in Korea.
Here are some photos to share with you...
Thank You, Jill and Jennie.
Tuesday July 12th Lunch Meeting 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Club Secretary, Norman Davis presented his program, The Mayors of Englewood. You may download the program by clicking on the link at the side of this page.
Thank You, Norman. 
Tuesday March 22nd Lunch Meeting 2016-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Lunch Meeting October 20, 2015 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
On June 23rd, District Governor, Calisto Bertin installed our 2015 - 2016 Leadership Team:
President: Eileen O'Driscoll, President-Elect: Jill Abbott, Vice President: Jeannie Katsaros, Sectretary: Norman Davis, Treasurer: Sue Fetner, Sergeant-at-arms, David Chazen and Immediate Past President: Aleta Frezzell.
Immediate Past President Aleta Frezzell spoke on the accomplishments of the past year and President Eileen O'Driscoll spoke of the power and tradition of Rotary and invited all club members to bring their diverse talent and passion and commit to making this their best year ever in Rotary. 
Thank You, fellow Rotarian Florence Marchi and her husband, Bob for hosting the event, and to Jill Abbott (President-Elect), Charlotte Bennett Schoen, Walter Young and Jim Cole for setting up. Thank You Joyce Grossbard and Joe Klyde for taking the photographs.
2015 - 2016 Leadership Installation 2015-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2014

Englewood NJ DPW Director, Jim Koth, gave a presentation on  Englewood's Department of Public Works, and it's future plans.


Tuesday August 05 Lunch Meeting 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Lunch Meeting July 15, 2014 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll on May 19, 2014



The 2014 Conference was held on board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas during it's cruise to Bermuda in April. It was attended by Aleta Frezzell, Barry Lowe, Jennie Katsaros, John Devol, Joan Van Alstyne Johnson and husband Ron, and Eileen O'Driscoll.



District 7490 Conference 2014 Eileen O'Driscoll 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norman Davis on May 08, 2014

Our Installation Dinner will be at 6 PM on June 24 at George Milne's house, 110 Summit St, Englewood. The cost will be $45 a person.

Installation Dinner Norman Davis 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norman Davis on Apr 08, 2014

The Englewood Rotary 90th Anniversary Album is now available at $10 per copy. Mail your check payable to Englewood Rotary Club, marked "90th Album," to our PO Box 412, Englewood NJ 07631.  Thanks to Ikuyo Yanagisawa and Jay Wolf.

90th Anniversary Album Norman Davis 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norman Davis on Apr 08, 2014

The District 7490 Presidents Ball will take place at Seasons, 644 Pascack Road, Washington Twp, on Thursday, April 17, at 6 PM.  The cost is $95 per person.  Black tie optional.  There will be an elegant cocktail buffet, full dinner, and dancing to live music.  Our President, Ikuyo Yanagisawa, will be honored.

Presidents Ball Norman Davis 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Awards "Beefsteak" Dinner Eileen O'Driscoll 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll on Jun 13, 2013
Aleta Frezzell, President-Elect of Englewood NJ's Rotary Club, delivered a power point presentation to our members during this weeks lunch meeting. The Conference was held in Mystic CT, on May 17th, and attended by Club Members: Joyce Dudley, Bill Alford, John Devol, Dr. James Cole, President-Elect Aleta Frezzell and Charlotte Bennett Schoen.

Great Presentation, Aleta. Thank You!


District 7490's 56th Annual District Conference in Mystic CT Eileen O'Driscoll 2013-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
March 14th, Annual Awards Dinner Eileen O'Driscoll 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
April 2nd, 2013 Meeting at Assembly Steakhouse Englewood Cliffs Eileen O'Driscoll 2013-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
September 11 Memorial Visit Brian Katz 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z 0

Today's guest speaker, Jim Boyer, Youth Services Director.

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Jim, as Youth Services Director, gave us an in depth presentation on Rotary Youth Services which includes Interact, RYLA, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotoract Club, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Thank You Jim! 


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Richard Bennett introduced the Gift of Life recipient Jimmy Dorme. Jmmy thanked Richard for hosting him and Rotary for sponsoring his surgery. He received successful heart surgery at Valley Hospital from Dr. Brizzio, a surgeon that performs operations for Gift of Life recipients.  Richard mentioned that Jimmy is from Port au Prince Haiti, and that he works at the City Soleil Health Clinic working with people in the area of health, microlending, and trade school initiatives.

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Our program today was presented by Eileen O'Driscoll CAOBAinAfrica Program. She thanked her club, Englewood NJ Rotary for their support with this program. Thank You Eileen.



September 23, 2014 Lunch Meeting. 0
September 16, 2014 “From Bach to Pop.” 0
Upcoming OKTOBERFEST October 07, 2014 at 6PM 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll
Mark your calendar please!  The 2nd USA Faithspace/Peace exhibit is about to start.  Rotary District 7490 is partnering with Bergen Community College (BCC) for a two week run that includes student participation with International Peace Day September 21 - a first ever!
Reception: 4 pm Monday Sept 15 (donuts and coffee) at Sydney Silverman Library - Bergen Community College (400 County Road, Paramus) 
Faithspace/Peace Exhibit - Rotary District 7490 Eileen O'Driscoll 0
September 09, 2014 Lunch Meeting 0

Program chairperson, John Devol, introduced the "re-classification" concept today, re-introducing long time members to our new members.

Englewood NJ Rotary member and 2014 Community Award Honoree, Joseph Klyde, shared "some things we did not know" about his life.


Thank you, Joe.

September 02, 2014 Lunch Meeting. 0

On Friday evening, Englewood Rotarian, Joan Van Alstyne Johnson and husband Ron, hosted a dinner for their visiting Rotary Friendship Exchange guests, Janelle Harvey and husband Tom. President Aleta Frezzell and Eileen O'Driscoll attended.

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Before dinner we exchanged banners and they shared some of the things their club is doing and asked questions about what we are doing here on the East Coast. 


Rotary Banner Exchange with Columbia Center Rotary, Kennewick, Washington 0
August 26th Weekly Luncheon 0

Program Chairperson, John Devol, led a discussion, which included club updates from members, and an invitation for guests, Gus Allen and Mayor Peter Rustin from Tenafly Rotary Club, to speak. Thank You, John.

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August 19, 2014 Weekly Luncheon 0




Englewood Rotary Club – August 12, 2014

Meeting Location: Assembly Steak House

Presiding:  Aleta Frezzell

Recorder:  Steve Wiessner

Birthdays/Anniversaries: None Noted

Visiting Rotarians and Guests: None

August 12, 2014 Lunch Meeting 0

Today's Program Speaker: Kathy Frost from the Teaneck Rotary Club shared their Sierra Leone Project Story with us. Thank You, Kathy.



Tuesday July 29th Lunch Meeting 0
Tuesday July 22, 2014 Lunch Meeting 0
Peace Photo Exibit Paramus - Come on out for a great evening. See flyer for details. 0

We had special guests today - Visiting Rotarians from Florida.

Bob Batchelor, President of the Merritt Island, Fl Breakfast Club, and his friend Marla Berberion, exchanged banners with our President, Aleta Frezzell.


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Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll

Englewood NJ Rotary's 1st meeting of the Rotary Year.


Glenda Frazier our Interact Advisor, and RYLA students from Dwight Morrow HS, Paul Carter, Kiana Martinez and Sidney Dawkins.


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Jim Federko, Director of Englewood Health Department gave his classification talk.

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Englewood NJ Rotary Club Annual Installation Event 2014


President Aleta Frezzell is sworn in by Rotary's Past District Governor Raj Bhatia at the Englewood Rotary Club's Installation of Officers and Annual Meeting at the home of George and Carolyn Milne.

Photographs of the Event are posted on our Facebook Page. 


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2014 - 2015 District Governor Calisto Bertin's Installation & Banner Exchange


Image   District Chief of Staff Jim Boyer, Englewood NJ President, Aleta Frezzell & PDG Raj Bhatia


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Englewood NJ Rotarians, Susie Schneider, Joyce Grossbard, Ikuyo Yanigasawa and John Devol and 2014-2015 President Aleta Frezzell attended the Installation Dinner for District Governor Calisto Bertin at Biaggios, Paramus. A great evening was had by all. With them were District Chief of Staff Jim Boyer and PDG Raj Bhatia.


2014 - 2015 District Governor Calisto's Installation & Banner Exchange 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll

This year's awardees are Florence Marchi, Joseph Klyde, and Kenneth Schwinn.  They all joined our Club after the closing of the Englewood Cliffs Rotary Club and have made numerous valuable contributions to our activities.  Ken is now retired and has moved away but will return for this event.

Please make sure to buy tickets and sell ads for the Dinner Journal.

The event is at 6 PM at Elmore Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, 150 E Palisade Avenue.

Any questions email Jill Abbott

Annual Award "Beefsteak" Dinner Coming Up 3/13/14 Eileen O'Driscoll 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll


We are delighted to invite you to The Rotary Club of Englewood’s upcoming 90th anniversary Gala to be held on Thursday, November 14 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Route 4 East, Fort Lee, New Jersey. 


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Rotary District 7490 Conference 2013 - Mystic, CT Eileen O'Driscoll 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll


Englewood NJ Rotarians honoring President Steve Wiessner at the President's Annual Gala

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2013 Rotary District 7490 Conference in Mystic, Connecticut Eileen O'Driscoll 0
Posted by Eileen O'Driscoll
Mitch Schonfeld & Aleta Frezzell delivering free dictionaries to 3rd graders @ Moriah School with Principal Robin Wexler. 
Rotary Dictionary Project For Third Graders


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Welcome to our new website! Brian Katz 0