Claire Anderson received a 2018 Rotary Scholarship award and rode in the July 4 parade through town.
Club members enjoyed "Coffee with a Cop" at the local McDonalds, hosted by several officers on the local Florham Park police force.
Our Rich Tierney addressed the Senior Citizens Club on the subject of Emergency Alert Systems and reintroduced a new cell phone "companion" that connects to a hard line phone and directly to 911 in the event of an emergency.
George Gregor and Frank Sweetin welcomed a visiting Rotarian from Guatemala, Merly Sandoval, who joined us for breakfast in April.
Florham Park Rotarians (from left) Greg Bakay, Albert Salas, Parmelie Ulrich, Brooke Dorsey, Betty O'Brien and Peter Nicolas volunteered at the Interfaith Pantry in April. "We bagged 400 pounds of black beans!" boasted Sergeant-at-Arms Nicolas.
The Florham Park Club welcomes visiting Rotarians from as far away as Japan.
Like all Rotary Clubs, Florham Park conducts an active fund-raising program year-round. (From left, George Gregor, Greg Bakay, Peter Nicolas.
At Florham Park Rotary, we like to "show our colors" whenever we can.
The 2019 "Walk" in the Park tasting event was so successful, the Club is planning a bigger venue for next year's "tasting" - one of the events whose principal goal is to help fund the Florham Park Rotary Scholarship Fund.
Local businesses support Club programs. The Florham Park Rotary welcomed new owner of Firehouse Subs, Joe Ungaro.
Rotarians are encouraged to meet other Rotarians, in their meetings, as George Gregor did at Branchburg, at one of that Rotary Clubs weekly breakfast meeting.
At its 38th annual volunteer visit to Camp Merry Heart on May 18, 2019, Florham Park Rotary helped clean up the Nature & Science Center to make it ready for next season's campers.
Mark Taylor and son Chris are welcomed by new Camp Director Bob Zirkle. The Camp caters to children with disabilities and is an important part of EasterSeals, New Jersey.
At right, father and son Taylors do some outdoor cleanup after another winter in Hackettstown.
Club Treasurer Betty O'Brien and new Rotarian Brooke Dorsey pause to pose while tidying up the inside of the Science Building.
Among the tasks at hand was the replacement of the sink behind the Science Building - ably performed by the Club's Bob Feid (cheered on by Mark Taylor).
George Gregor and Club President Parmie Ulrich take a break from some outside groundskeeping.
Rex Lyon wouldn't think of leaving before the work was done.
A featured speaker at a May meeting of the Florham Park Rotary, businessman, author and philanthropist Todd Smith was introduced by Greg Bakay. Smith's presentation, "Goals are Great Goals with a Plan Even Greater" was an excerpt from his most recent book, First and Ten on the Twenty, Is it Football, Business or Life?
Peter Nicolas delivered the 2019 Scholarship Award to Samantha Montuore (left) and a Community Service Award to Nana Anokye at the Hanover Park High School Senior Awards Program.
On June 14, Santiago Salicrup, a 3rd year medical student, a 9-year NJ EMT, and 7-year member of the Florham Park First Aid Squad, spoke of workplace violence, discussed past tragic events, and presented ways of avoiding falling victim. Mr. Salicrup has two years as a member of an active shooter response team of the Rescue Task Force.
On the 2019 Fourth of July, members of the Florham Park Rotary helped celebrate by carrying the Rotary Banner in the Independence Day Parade and the three winners of this year's Scholarship and Community Service Awards in two convertible vehicles contributed by local sponsors.
Club Secretary Anthony Persaud welcomed Awardees Debra Xu,
Samantha Montuore, and Nana Anokye at the start of the parade.
The 50/50 Raffle was handled by Rex Lyon, Simone Germaine, Betty O'Brien (seated) and Parmelie Ulrich (not pictured)
Jean O'Day contributed and drove her Mustang convertible, which carried Scholarship winner Samantha Montuore (at left). At right, Florham Park Rotary Sergeant-at-Arms Peter Nicolas helped organize the line of march at the start of the Parade.
Below, President-Elect George Gregor piloted a 1964 Pontiac Tempest, contributed by local businessman Al Corderi, carrying Community Service Award winners Debra Xu and Nana Anokye.
The 50/50 Raffle Drawing was conducted by Mayor Mark Taylor, attended by Florham Park Rotary Treasurer Betty O'Brien.
Turning the corner along the parade route, with banner, (from left) Anthony Persaud, Parmelie Ulrich, and Rich Tierney, followed by the two convertibles carrying award recipients Samantha Montuore, Nana Anokye, and Debra Xu.
On July 19, Bob Zirkle, Director of Business Operations for Camping and Recreational Services for Easterseals New Jersey, visited the Florham Park Club and discussed his new responsibilities and the operation of the Merry Heart Camp. Flanked by Greg Bakay (head of the Club's Speakers Program) and Club President Dr. Robert Katz, Director Zirkle revealed a surprisingly broad business mandate that is not limited to children with disabilities, but also offers programs to adults. In addition, the Camp operation is not merely a summer time activity, with various year-round programs provided to guests. During the breakfast meeting, Mr. Zirkle shared his plans for future expansion and development.