Speaker Date Topic
Mayor Ramon Hache Oct 17, 2019 7:30 PM
Ridgewood Update
Ridgewood Update

First-term Councilman Ramon Hache was sworn in as mayor on Sunday, becoming the first Latino to hold that post in the village.

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Ramon Hache succeeded Susan Knudsen, who had served as mayor since 2016. 

“As an immigrant youth who moved to Ridgewood over 30 years ago, I never imagined I would be up there today or that I would have been elected into office two years ago,” Hache said. “But for all the negative things you hear about the U.S., I continue to believe in the U.S. more than any other place. As they say, ‘only in America.’ And I truly believe that.”

Hache immigrated to the United States at age 10 from the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Jim Cole Oct 24, 2019 7:30 AM
Polio Plus

Polio Plus, Rotary International’s main project, was the subject of a presentation by Dr. James R. Cole, a member of the Englewood Rotary Club and District 7490 Chair of the Polio Plus Foundation.  One might say it is a thankless job travelling from club to club and explaining the need for funds for Polio Plus, but to Jim Cole, his reward is in the results. Due to the efforts of Polio Plus Foundation leaders, Rotary is an inch away from eradicating Polio worldwide. If they raise enough funds, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will more than match the contributions.