Welcome to The Rotary Club of Ridgewood A.M.
 
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club is a local community service organization of professional men and women in Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Glen Rock and surrounding communities. We come from a diverse range of professions and share the goal of making a difference in our communities and the world. 
 
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Club Stories
TIME FLIES...........MORE THAN 43,800 HOURS HAVE PASSED ON THE RIDGEWOOD DOWNTOWN CLOCK SINCE IT WAS DEDICATED ON APRIL 15, 2005! THOUSANDS OF RIDGEWOOD VISITORS HAVE LOOKED UP AT THIS CLOCK FOR A TIME CHECK AND IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO MEET. WHAT A GREAT GIFT SPONSORED BY ROTARY!   
Matt Viola, Vice President of Charity Navigator gave Ridgewood Rotary Club AM an update on the many services this organization provides to various philanthropic donors. Charity Navigator uses various metrics derived from IRS Form 990. Through various analysis and filters, Charity Navigator is able to provide a rating system for thousands of non profit 503c organizations.
 
 
David Scher was our guest speaker today who shared his story of growing up in upstate New York and making his way to New Jersey by way of Rochester University, Chicago School of Economics and Wall Street.  
The Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club greatly appreciates area businesses that help support our wide range of community service projects and grants. As a thank you to these community-minded businesses, we will periodically feature supporters on our website.
 
PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD with Ridgewood Eyewear
 
Our first feature is on a new supporter, Ridgewood Eyewear, located for a dozen years in the historic, two-century old Archabold-Vroome house at 160 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Owner Angela Dragotto greets customers with a smile and 20 years of experience as an optician. She has an impressive knowledge of eyewear, backed by a varied selection of over 1,000 frames of the latest designs and technology.
Ridgewood AM Rotary is delighted and honored to have Ernest Lamour the CEO of Ridgewood YMCA join our chapter. Ernest and his family live in Hawthorne and we thank him for all he does for our community!  Chris Stout (Ernest's sponsor) is an active member and participant at Ridgewood YMCA and encourages all of us to take advantage of their programs! 
Dr. Catherine Nagadya a Graduate of Clinical Medicine, Founder of Girls Unstoppable Uganda, WMI Micro-Grant and President's Award Recipient shared her extraordinary story of growing up in rural Uganda and dreaming at the age of 6 of becoming a doctor. With the help of a WMI (wellsmountaininiative.org) scholarship, Catherine completed her Medicine and Surgery degree in 2015 at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda.
 
Tom Wells the founder of WMI shared in Catherine's compelling story and added that WMI started with one student many years ago and has since helped over 400 students throughout the world with many thousands applying for scholarship assistance.  
 
Thanks to Dr. Nagadya and Tom Wells for sharing this inspiring story with Ridgewood AM Rotary!
 
 
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Ridgewood A.M.

Service above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Roots Steakhouse
17 Chestnut Street
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
United States
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