Club Information
Welcome to the Paramus Rotary Club
Paramus

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Seasons
644 Pascack Rd
Washington Township, NJ 07676
United States of America
Home Page Stories
 
The speaker for this week’s general meeting was Heather Kaiser, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Fort Lee.  Her topic was the Rotary Polio Plus Program.
 
The “plus” in the Polio Plus eradication campaign offers many added benefits to participants around the world. For example, in Nigeria the “plus” might be providing residents with hand-operated tricycles or access to water. It might also be providing additional medical treatment, bed nets, soap or vitamin A drops. Other pluses in the program include:
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), of which Rotary is a spearheading partner, funds 91% of all immunization staff in the World Health Organization’s Africa region. These staff members are key figures in the fight against polio and other diseases such as yellow fever, Ebola, malaria, as well as health topics such as hygiene and maternal health.
  • Providing clean water to vulnerable communities is a priority of the Polio Plus program in Afghanistan and Pakistan — the only remaining polio-endemic countries where transmission of the virus has never been interrupted.
  • The GPEI provides jobs that are uniquely suited to polio survivors who might otherwise have become beggars on the street. These survivors are hired to educate others about the effects of the disease.
For more information on this remarkable initiative, please visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/plus-polioplus.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
BINGO! MARCH 4, 2024
Come out and play Bingo with some of our nation’s finest at the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, located at 1 Veterans Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652, near the campus of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.  Please arrive at 1:45 PM. BINGO begins at 2:00 PM.
 
CHAMPION OF PEACE: NEW DATE IS APRIL 1, 2024
This event will be held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.
 
BLACK BALLOON DAY, With a Touch of Recovery: MARCH 5, 2024
This is a great opportunity to show our commitment to eradicate the opioid epidemic. Please be aware that The Black Poster Project will consist of 700+ posters of lives lost to overdose and addiction.
 
The event will be held at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Annex an Auditorium, 230 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, from 11AM - 5:45 PM.  Please attend Speaker Jam in the auditorium from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for Hearing Other People’s Experience! (HOPE). Free food and drinks will be available.
 
For more information, please visit:  www.theblackposterproject.com
  
HEART SCAN PROGRAM AT PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL: APRIL 23 - 26, 2024
Save a life through early detection! Free 2D Echocardiogram screenings for grades 9 – 12. Pre-Registration Required. Testing takes 25 minutes.
 
GREETERS
Please contact Kevin Shanman to sign up to be a greeter!
 
TREX RECYCLING
Please bring your clean plastic to weekly meetings.
 
MID NORTHEAST P.E.T.S.: MARCH 21 - 21, 2024
This event will be held at the Hanover Marriot in Whippany, NJ.
 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE: MAY 2 - 5, 2024
The District 7490 Conference will be held at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ. More details to come.
 
BOARD MEETING: MARCH 18, 2024, AT 6l30 pm
Our next Board meeting will be  at the Cornerstone in Hillsdale.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend.
 
Metropolitan Plant Exchange Fundraiser
Download the form and bring with you whenever you make a purchase of $50.00 or more and $10.00 will be donated back to our club.
Home Page News
On Tuesday August 1, 2023 members of the Paramus Rotary Club participated at the National Night Out event held on the grounds behind the Paramus Public Library and the Rotary Club of Paramus Band Shell, Gazebo, and Peace Park. 
It was a great opportunity to meet 100s of community members, participating areas businesses, community leaders, and members from many other community organizations. It was definitely another great way to share information about Rotary to inquiring attendees stopping at the Rotary Club of Paramus tent/table and hand out Rotary Brochures, Rotary themed coloring books & crayons, as well as candy, water, chips and glow sticks.  
It was a great information sharing opportunity and also……IT WAS FUN.
 
 
 
The speaker for this week’s general meeting was Heather Kaiser, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Fort Lee.  Her topic was the Rotary Polio Plus Program.
 
The “plus” in the Polio Plus eradication campaign offers many added benefits to participants around the world. For example, in Nigeria the “plus” might be providing residents with hand-operated tricycles or access to water. It might also be providing additional medical treatment, bed nets, soap or vitamin A drops. Other pluses in the program include:
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), of which Rotary is a spearheading partner, funds 91% of all immunization staff in the World Health Organization’s Africa region. These staff members are key figures in the fight against polio and other diseases such as yellow fever, Ebola, malaria, as well as health topics such as hygiene and maternal health.
  • Providing clean water to vulnerable communities is a priority of the Polio Plus program in Afghanistan and Pakistan — the only remaining polio-endemic countries where transmission of the virus has never been interrupted.
  • The GPEI provides jobs that are uniquely suited to polio survivors who might otherwise have become beggars on the street. These survivors are hired to educate others about the effects of the disease.
For more information on this remarkable initiative, please visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/plus-polioplus.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
BINGO! MARCH 4, 2024
Come out and play Bingo with some of our nation’s finest at the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, located at 1 Veterans Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652, near the campus of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.  Please arrive at 1:45 PM. BINGO begins at 2:00 PM.
 
CHAMPION OF PEACE: NEW DATE IS APRIL 1, 2024
This event will be held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.
 
BLACK BALLOON DAY, With a Touch of Recovery: MARCH 5, 2024
This is a great opportunity to show our commitment to eradicate the opioid epidemic. Please be aware that The Black Poster Project will consist of 700+ posters of lives lost to overdose and addiction.
 
The event will be held at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Annex an Auditorium, 230 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, from 11AM - 5:45 PM.  Please attend Speaker Jam in the auditorium from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for Hearing Other People’s Experience! (HOPE). Free food and drinks will be available.
 
For more information, please visit:  www.theblackposterproject.com
  
HEART SCAN PROGRAM AT PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL: APRIL 23 - 26, 2024
Save a life through early detection! Free 2D Echocardiogram screenings for grades 9 – 12. Pre-Registration Required. Testing takes 25 minutes.
 
GREETERS
Please contact Kevin Shanman to sign up to be a greeter!
 
TREX RECYCLING
Please bring your clean plastic to weekly meetings.
 
MID NORTHEAST P.E.T.S.: MARCH 21 - 21, 2024
This event will be held at the Hanover Marriot in Whippany, NJ.
 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE: MAY 2 - 5, 2024
The District 7490 Conference will be held at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ. More details to come.
 
BOARD MEETING: MARCH 18, 2024, AT 6l30 pm
Our next Board meeting will be  at the Cornerstone in Hillsdale.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend.
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Assistant Secretary
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Assistant to the President
Sergeant-at-Arms
Assistant Sergeant of Arms
Director - Club Service
Director - International
Director - Guidance
Director - Youth Service
Director - Vocational
Director - Fellowship
Director - Community Service