Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality.
 
Watch this tribute to the Rotary International's role in eradicating polio
 
 
 
Rotary's Fight to End Polio Now Lisa Sammataro 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - March 16, 2017 Peter Krautle 2017-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Thank you to our speaker Alex Urrea of Eduscape - 2/16/2017 2017-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Ridgewood Rotarian Betty Wiest visited The Green Hills Nashville Rotary Club 2017-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
"Rotarian Betty Wiest visits Ridgewood Social Services with bags of groceries donated by the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club. The Club makes weekly contributions to the food pantry at the Ridgewood Social Services. 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Ridgewood AM Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries to Area Children Lisa Sammataro 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - September 29, 2016 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to our Speaker on Sept 29th - Father Marc 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - September 22, 2016 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - September 15, 2016 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Ridgewood A.M. Rotarian Participate in Playground Build 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Weekly Update - September 1, 2016 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - August 25, 2016 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Denise Vollkommer, Social Service Assoc of Ridgewood & Vicnity 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - August 4, 2016 Peter Krautle 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - July 21, 2016 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - July 14, 2016 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - July 28, 2016 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Food Drive to Benefit Ridgewood Social Services Assocation LAS 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Michael Tozzoli, CEO of West Bergen Mental Healthcare 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Former Secret Service agent Gregg Dickey Lisa Sammataro 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - June 30, 2016 Peter Krautle 2016-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly Update - June 23rd 2016 Peter Krautle 2016-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
Long-time Rotarian Jay Fowler recently began training for his first New York City Marathon. He writes, "At 66 I know that this race will be both a physical and mental challenge for me, but one I am more than willing to undertake to support the charitable work of the Ridgewood Rotary Foundation."
Jay Fowler's Marathon Run to Support Foundation Lisa Sammataro 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Professor Jim Crane on The Golden Years of Baseball Lisa Sammataro 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
2015 & 2016 Presidents Ball RTM 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 07, 2016

Betty Wiest Receives Prestigious Arthur Fenniman Award 

Former Ridgewood Deputy Mayor, active sportswoman, local personality and devoted Rotarian Betty Wiest received the Arthur Fenniman Award from Rotary District 7490 Governor Peter Wells and District Governor Nominee/District Secretary James Boyer. This is one of the most prestigious awards given to a District 7490 Rotarian and was named after Arthur Fenniman of the Maywood Club who exemplified and embodied both “Service Above Self” and Rotary’s  4-Way test  throughout his personal, vocational and Rotary life.  It is in his name that the District annually honors someone who has demonstrated these same qualities of commitment to service and high ethical standards. Betty is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood A.M. which meets at 7:30am every Thursday morning at Roots Steakhouse in Ridgewood. 
 
 
Pictured with Betty Wiest are James Boyer and Peter Wells, Rotary District Governor .
Betty Wiest Wins Arthur Fenniman Award Lisa Sammataro 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Amanda Missey Speaks at Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Lisa Sammataro 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0

Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Announces New Location at Roots Steakhouse 

As of Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club will now hold weekly meetings at Roots Steakhouse at 17 Chestnut Street in Ridgewood. The move reflects the growth of the Club's membership and the need for a larger space to accommodate weekly meetings. The Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship. Featured speakers from the community and beyond address varied topics relating to community service, current affairs, history, politics and more. The Rotary Club is comprised of local professionals committed to making a difference in their community and the world. 
 
New Meeting Location for Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Lisa Sammataro 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Neal Frank ~ Newest Member of the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club


 
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club inducted our newest member to the club, Neal Frank, owner of Creative Solutions, a promotional and printing products company. Pictured from left is Greg Taris, co-chair of the Membership Committee, Club President Ken Espanek, Neal Frank, and John Plum, co-chair of the Membership Committee.
 
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club welcomes all community-service minded professionals to join us at one of our weekly meetings at 7:30 a.m. at Roots Steakhouse, 17 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood. 
Neal Frank Joins Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Lisa Sammataro 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2016

Emmy-Nominated Documentary Film Maker Minnie Roh on the Comfort Women of WWII

Veteran Producer Minnie Roh gave a riveting talk at the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club this morning. The Emmy-nominated journalist helped publicize Japanese war crimes against women in World War II by bringing to light efforts by the surviving "comfort women" to demand recognition and reparations by the Japanese government for the atrocities committed against them.
 
Minnie Roh Addresses the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Lisa Sammataro 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 12, 2016

Rotarians from Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Pack Meals for Feed My Starving Children

On March 13, 2016 Rotarians from the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club spent the morning at Hawthorne Christian Academy, packing meals for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding hungry children from around the world. The hand-packed meals are specifically formulated for malnourished children. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world. Rotarian Tammy Butler spearheaded the community service project.
 
 
Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Packs Meals for Feed My Starving Children Lisa Sammataro 2016-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 05, 2016

Minnie Roh to Address Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club on March 17, 2016

Minne Roh, Glen Rock resident and Emmy-nominated  correspondent for Asian American Life, a monthly news magazine show on CUNY TV, will speak at Ridgewood AM Rotary on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30am. Members of the public are welcome. 
 

 
Veteran Producer Minnie Roh to Speak at Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Lisa Sammataro 2016-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Bill Haggerty Discusses Recent Changes in New Jersey's Pension Plans Lisa Sammataro 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Betty Wiest Visits Rotary Club in Key Largo, FL 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2016

Dick Brahs, Managing Director of the Hermitage, Speaks to Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club

 
Dick Brahs, Managing Director of the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus gave a great speech this morning.   The Hermitage,which is a National Historic Landmark and house museum, incorporates a stone house that was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington. It was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Its picturesque Gothic Revival design dates to the 1847–48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett.  To find out more information please visit them at http://www.thehermitage.org/ 
 
The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus Vincent Giordano 2016-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 18, 2016

Inspiring Project by Ridgewood High School Project Interact

Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Member, Dan Fishbein, has shared this wonderful video produced by Ridgewood High School's Project Interact Club to help former student and multiple-cancer survivor Julia Leonard get a new wheelchair.
 
To view the video, please click here.
Project Interact 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0

Ridgewood A.M. Rotary's Annual Texas Hold 'Em Social

This is an annual Ridgewood A. M. Rotary social event.  Rotarians and friends enjoyed a night of fabulous food prepared by our hostess Missy Elfers.  Our host Rob Elfers set up tables and equipment.  Players put in a nominal amount for the "pot".  Knowledgeable players assisted those not familiar with the game so we all had a fun-filled evening.
Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Texas Hold 'Em Social Event 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0

Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Welcomes New Member, Peter Krautle

Peter Krautle, Managing Partner of Louisa Voice, a growing company that delivers voice services to small and medium business, recently joined the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club. Pictured from left to right are Club President Ken Espanek, new member Peter Krautle, and membership committee co-chairs, Greg Taris and John Plum. The club invites all members of the community who are interested in Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self to learn more about the club by joining us for breakfast on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Roots Steakhouse, 17 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, NJ>
Peter Krautle Joins Ridgewood AM Rotary Club Lisa Sammataro 2016-02-04 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Caleb Kim, DDS, Joins Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club

 
 
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Dr. Caleb Kim, DDS recently joined the club. Dr. Caleb Kim, a board-
certified Prosthodontist, established AP&P Dental, with his brother, Dr. Tyler Kim, a Periodontist. Their unique practice located in Ho-Ho-us is the only practice in Bergen County with a board-certified prosthodontist and board-certified periodontist working together as a team in one practice.
 
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club welcomes all members of the community to learn more about Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self by joining us for breakfast on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Roots Steakhouse, 17 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, NJ.
Caleb Kim, DDS Joins Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club Lisa Sammataro 2016-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Spotlight on the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps Lisa Sammataro 2016-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 20, 2016
Barbara Dunn, Executive Director of Paterson Habitat for Humanity gave a compelling talk about the many ways that Habitat for Humanity makes the dream of homeownership possible for low-income residents and helps to rebuild some of our poorest communities right here in Bergen County.
 
Pictured with Ms. Dunn is Paterson Habitat for Humanity board member, Wayne Angelbeck.
 
Habitat for Humanity Lisa Sammataro 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0

Director of Paterson Habitat for Humanity to Speak to Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club

On Thursday, January 21, Barbara Dunn, Executive Director of Paterson Habitat for Humanity, and Wayne Angelbeck, board member, will discuss how Habitat for Humanity is making the dream of home ownership possible for families with limited income right here in Bergen County. 
 
All members of the community are welcome to join us. The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at It's Greek to Me, 21 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. 
Featured speaker: Barbara Dunn, Executive Director of Paterson Habitat for Humanity 2016-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 30, 2015
Laurent Junod, Technical Director and Master Watchmaker for Patek Philippe, gave a fascinating presentation to the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club on New Year's Eve on the history of watchmaking and the future of the watch industry. Mr. Junod also discussed Patek Philippe's new elite watchmaking school in New York City, which is training a new generation of watchmakers. 
 
Patek Philippe Master Watchmaker Laurent Junod Lisa Sammataro 2015-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 24, 2015
Ridgewood Rotarian Betty Wiest Circumnavigates Manhattan to Raise Funds to Eradicate Polio
Kayaking for a Cause Lisa Sammataro 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
New York Times Reports Milestone in the Global Push to Eradicate Polio Lisa Sammataro 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 31, 2015
 
Our Club collected over 13,000 pairs of shoes last Fall for Soles for Souls, which is a charitable organization that distributes shoes to the poor in the United States and all over the world. Thanks to Member Betty Wiest for organizing the event.
 
 
 
Successful Shoe Drive 2015-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2015
At our meeting on Thursday, March 12th, we had a speaker, Raoul Mallalieu, from a local historical society. Raoul discussed the local area's contribution to the revolutionary war.
 
We have speakers almost every week and the public is always welcome to attend.
Revolutionary War Speaker Matthew Nolfo 2015-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Haiti Project 2015-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Humanitarian Dinner Matt Nolfo 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0