Summary of Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Breakfast Meeting – May 3, 2018
Prayer: Not captured
This Day in History: Not captured
Happy Dollars: Rob
  • Rob – Welcome guests – Ridgewood candidates
  • Ken – guests, in particular Doug Dittrick
  • Barb – guests, attended Orpheus concert and heard Vernon
  • Gwen – Ridgewood candidates, Doug Dittrick
  • Betty – went kayaking and attended wine and cheese
  • John – memory of Andy
  • Greg – went fly fishing, guests
  • Lisa – memory of Andy
  • Elise – memory of Andy, guests
  • Doug – visiting family
  • Vernon – welcome Doug
  • Mary Ann – Welcome candidates, Doug, memory of Andy
  • Dave – Sayles stock event
  • Chris – memory of Andy, Doug
  • Jay – memory of Andy
Announcements – Mike
  • Carleton Clinch scholarship
  • Welcome guests
  • President’s Ball
  • Installation dinner
  • Loss of Andy – he was a great humanitarian
Speaker – Ali Harwin: Ridgewood Village Council Candidate
  • Moved to area from Washington DC for family reasons – Ridgewood is a great community
  • Went to Harvard, worked in think tank in Washington, attended Yale Law School
  • Practices civil-rights law
  • Works hard to a be a problem solver and bringing down the temperature during conflicts to improve communications
  • Ridgewood needs to reduce property taxes, and find ways to keep empty nesters in the area
  • Believes in doing simple things rights and transparency in government
  • Ridgewood needs to be open and welcome to all
  • Village website requires a refresh
  • Planning is not the same thing as doing
Speaker – Janice Willet: Ridgewood Village Council Candidate
  • As an aside Ali graduated at the top of her class at Harvard
  • Believes in the importance of transparency in communications for Ridgewood issues
  • Moved to Ridgewood 32 years ago. Studied at universities in Michigan and Rochester NY.
  • Career in banking and financial writing
  • Budget – shared services are a good way to cut taxes. Ridgewood is very good in some services, other communities have better services in some areas. Ridgewood / Glen Rock 911 dispatch shared service is example of good model going forward.
50-50 Winner and 4-Way Leader – Gwen