Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
HOLA! BONJOUR! KONNICHI WA! NÎ HÂO! Learn a new language – experience a different culture – make new friends – spend a year in a foreign land; there are many benefits of studying abroad.
If you will be a high school student in 2011-12, you can broaden your world view as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in a foreign country. Many for-profit exchange programs cost tens of thousands of dollars for such exchanges. Rotary has been providing this enriching experience since the 1920’s for a minimal cost to students and their families.
Rotary Club volunteers administer the program at the local level, which helps keep costs low for students and their families. These volunteers often offer years of experience with students and host families, ensuring a safe, nurturing and enriching environment.
While students are overseas, they are treated like a member of the family…their schooling, their room and board and their food are covered by the host family.
Rotary District 7470, comprised of Essex, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties, has had student exchanges with Spain, Germany, France, Japan, India, Brazil, Argentina and many other countries.
There are two programs for high school students: an academic year exchange, and a short-term exchange of 3 to 4 weeks during the summer. Applications from interested students will be accepted until December 31, 2010. Interviews will be conducted during January and February of 2011 with final selections made by the end of February.
Rotary District 7470
Rotary District 7470
Monday, November 8, 2010
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell / West Essex are having their annual “Pre-Thanksgiving” Ecumenical Luncheon on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, NJ.
Invitees include members of the West Essex Ministerial Association, the Mayors of our local towns, representatives of community-based service groups, in addition to the members of our local Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.
This event is also open to the leaders and representatives of other service-oriented groups, and to any community-minded individuals who are interested in learning more about the many service programs and activities that both Rotary and Kiwanis have been involved with in helping others – locally and abroad.
Arrangements have been made with Caldwell’s Food Pantry to accept donations (monetary and non-perishable food items) to help needy families in the community.
The cost for this luncheon is $18 and includes a buffet-style luncheon (vegetarian and dietary-restricted meals are available). To register for this event, please contact Bob Markman either at 973-226-4357 or at RHMarkman@aol.com. R.S.V.P. by Monday, November 22, 2010.
Any questions? Contact Bob Markman, Caldwell Rotary Club Service Chair at
973-226-4357 or at RHMarkman@aol.com
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Rotary Club of the Caldwells presents The Caldwell Food Pantry with a $1000.00 check to help local families in need. L to R: Tom Cocchiola, President Caldwell Rotary; Maria Burak, Caldwell Director of Human Services; Sam Kent, Caldwell Rotarian.
Please join The Rotary Club of The Caldwells in providing assistance to local families by supporting the Caldwell Food Pantry. “The need to help our neighbors has increased significantly in the past year,” explained Maria Burak, Caldwell’s Director of Human Services, in her recent presentation to the club. “Every week I get a call from someone whose home is going into foreclosure or who is having difficulty providing for their family. The Caldwell Food Pantry can help make ends meet through challenging times.”
Rotary President Tom Cocchiola presented Burak with a check for one thousand dollars that will be used to purchase supermarket gift cards for Caldwell and West Caldwell residents in need. Rotarians are also kicking off a food drive to support the pantry. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at The Caldwell Community Center. Checks should be made payable to “The Caldwell Welfare Fund” and mailed to 1 Provost Square, Caldwell, NJ 07006. All money donated will be used to purchase supermarket gift cards.
While all food and toiletries will be gladly accepted, special focus in the coming weeks will be on the preparation of at least 80 Thanksgiving gift baskets for delivery to local families. “Anything you’d prepare for your own Thanksgiving dinner could be included,” said Burak. “Our goal is to raise enough money to include a gift card with each basket.”
Rotary volunteers will help assemble the Thanksgiving baskets on Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23 at The Caldwell Food Pantry and will deliver them to local families on Tuesday evening, November 23. If you would like to volunteer your time on either date, please contact Maria Burak at 973-403-4623.
The Caldwell Food Pantry, located at 14 Park Avenue in Caldwell, is available to any Caldwell or West Caldwell resident who needs food. For additional information, please call 973-403-4623.
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells is a community service organization whose members dedicate their time and talent to dozens of worthwhile causes both locally and internationally. To learn more about Rotary, please visit www.caldwellrotary.org or call Tom Cocchiola at 973-226-2344.
by Rotarian Christy Berg