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August 24, 2017
Speakers
Aug 24, 2017
Community Blood Center
Aug 31, 2017
Bergen County Division of Economic Development
Sep 07, 2017
The Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children
Sep 14, 2017
Best Buddies
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Member Birthdays
Doris Spano
August 6
 
Elaine Rovetto
August 13
 
Jim Mangam
August 16
 
Ray Hough
August 31
 
Daniel Sr Holdefehr
September 4
 
Sandy Rappaport
September 9
 
Scott Lippert
September 10
 
Fred Rohdieck
September 14
 
Dan DeMiglio
September 16
 
Diane Vasile-Falcone
September 17
 
Kevin Smith
September 27
 
Spouse Birthdays
Joan Herman
August 6
 
Lisa Joshi
August 7
 
Betty Wells
August 12
 
Jim Criscione
August 25
 
Grace Caiaffa
September 24
 
Anniversaries
Gloria Sorensen
Ken Sorensen
August 4
 
Ken Sorensen
Gloria Sorensen
August 4
 
Lisa Vartanian
Paul Vartanian
August 10
 
Marty Diamond
Julie Diamond
August 23
 
Pat Verile
Valerie Verile
August 26
 
Mitch Saferstein
Laurie Saferstein
August 27
 
Lydia Banes-Kievit
Judy Kievit
September 1
 
Sheila O'Shea-Criscione
Jim Criscione
September 3
 
Ben Sallemi
Joan Sallemi
September 17
 
PRID Ray Wells
Betty Wells
September 23
 
Steve Farrell
Marilyn Farrell
September 23
 
M. Bridget Schindo
Peter Schindo
September 30
 
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Most Recent Past Presidents
 
2012-2013:
David Fowler
 
2013-2014:
Jennifer Padolina
 
2014-2015:
Edward J. Lang
 
2015-2016
Jay Leone
 
2016-2017
Nick Laganella
 
Russell Hampton
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Paramus Rotary Club Meeting of Thursday August 24, 2017
 
Paramus Rotary Club Meeting of Thursday, August 17, 2017
 
This week we had presentations from 3 recent scholarship recipients followed by a presentation from Yudelkis Nivar from The New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
 
 
Alyssa Nungra, recipient of the Laganella Scholarship, will be starting her senior year at Rutgers University. She spent her summer interning at Morgan Stanley in their brokerage department. She has been very involved with the Dance Marathon at Rutgers University, where they have been able to raise over $1 million for kids with cancer over the last year. She also was and still is very involved with Relay for Life!
 
 
Annika Nungra, recipient of the Ruth Grey Memorial Scholarship, is also a senior at Rutgers University and is majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She is looking forward to medical school when she is done with her degree and she is currently studying for her MCATs. She also spends her time volunteering with the local EMT.
 
 
Shannon O'Brien has been very involved with Relay for Life in high school and with the local food bank in town. She will be starting Seton Hall this fall and she will be part of a 6 year Speech Pathology and Teaching program .
 
 
Yudelkis Nivar was introduced by Fred Rohdieck, and she came to talk to us about being a Foster or an Adoptive parent. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state‚Äôs first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. Their vision is to ensure a better today and even a greater tomorrow for every individual we serve.
 
It was created in July 2006, and they are the first Cabinet-level department devoted exclusively to serving and safeguarding the most vulnerable children and families of our state. Since that time, the agency has evolved to be more inclusive of the voice of the individuals it was established to serve.  Currently, DCF is staffed by approximately 6,600 employees and encompasses:  
 
Adolescent Services
Centralized Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline
Child Protection and Permanency (formerly Youth and Family Services)
Children's System of Care (formerly Child Behavioral Health Services)
Child Welfare Training Academy
Family and Community Partnerships (formerly Prevention and Community Partnerships)
Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit
Office of Licensing
Specialized Education Services
Women (transferred from DCA)
The Way Forward

In an effort to manage and integrate the multiple priorities of the divisions and offices that make up DCF, they have embarked on a multi-year strategic planning process. It is their hope that this plan will assure a balanced and planful approach to sustaining and building on the strengths of the agency while also developing solutions to areas that require improvement.  
 
Weekly Announcements!
 
~ Lloyd Astmann reminded us that the CarePlus Golf outing is scheduled for September 11 and they are still looking for donations, sponsors and players!
 
~Lloyd also reminded us that the Progressive Dinner is schedule for October 28 and there will be more details to follow soon.
 
~Val reminds us that everyone is invited to his gathering at his house this Saturday, August 19, at 2PM.
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Seasons Restaurant
644 Pascack Road, Washington Township
(201) 664 - 6141
Contacts:
Sam Stone, President: (551) 333 - 1133
Peter Kantzilieris, Secretary:
(201) 723 - 8385