PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Here are the official Program and VIP responsibility dates through mid-December: November 8 – Veterans Lunch; November 16 – Business Meeting; November 22 – Stephanie Flood; November 29 – Paul Franco. December 6 – Joe Gruzdis; Nov. 13 – Herb Hamilton; Please let Dave Baker, Program Chair know the topic of your speaker., mayordave1@yahoo.com If for any reason you will not have a speaker on your day, please find a substitute and let Dave Baker know who it will be or inform him in the event you are unable to find a speaker or cannot present one.



GIFT OF LIFE CHECK PRESENTATION: On Monday evening, it took 15 PV Rotarians to bring our giant sized $6,000 check to the GOL Annual Meeting at the Ukrainian Center in Whippany, but we needed only three of our strongest officers, President Ernie Pizza, GOL Chair Erick Jackowsky and V.P. Donna Cetani, to make the presentation! GIFT OF LIFE saves the lives of children by providing resources to treat children with congenital heart defects from anywhere in the world where assistance is needed. GOL helps in a number of ways, by bringing some children to the United States for surgery or sponsor overseas surgical missions, by training foreign surgeons and by providing needed equipment and supplies overseas. PV Rotary has supported GOL for over 35 years!

PLEASE NOTE: NOV. 13 - EAT DRINK AND SHARE – DISTRICT 7510 & 7470 FOUNDATION EVENT – Pines Manor, 6-9 PM NOV. 14 – FAMILY & FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM ANNUAL BEEFSTEAK DINNER @ The Brownstone, 6:30 PM, $65pp DEC. 8 – PV ROTARY COOK_OFF HOLIDAY PARTY @ Pat W’s, Jim Cutillo will have sign up sheets for categories soon. DEC. 18 – ROBBIN’S ICEHOUSE BBQ AND GATHERING – Station Road, Lincoln Park, NJ MAY 26-31 - DISTRICT CONFERENCE CRUISE TO BERMUDA, on the Royal Carribbean Anthem Of The Seas http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/

GUESTS: Maria Rodrigues, Prospective Member, Manager Boiling Springs Bank, Lincoln Park, sponsored by Kathleen Pennington, Denise Battaglia, guest of Gino; Prospective Member Robert Bloodworth (application submitted, awaiting next board meeting), sponsored by Theresa. WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !

PRESIDENT ERNIE’S NOTES: *** November 8th is the date for this year’s VETERANS LUNCH at the Lincoln Park American Legion Post. See below. *** November 14th is the FAMILY & FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM ANNUAL BEEFSTEAK DINNER @ The Brownstone, We will be presenting them with a check for 1/3 of the golf outing proceeds, or $10,000. Lester had 40 tickets for us, there may still be a couple left – see him. *** Our November 15th lunch meeting is the date for Pat and Lester’s annual PEPPERONI SALE benefiting KATE’S WAY, $10 each for top quality, full length sticks*** Our annual PV ROTARY COOK-OFF and HOLIDAY PARTY will be at Pat’s on December 8th. Jim Cutillo will have the sign-up sheets for the different categories next week. *** Robbin announced that the ROBBIN’S ICEHOUSE BBQ AND GATHERING will be in December 18, at his icehouse on Station Road in Lincoln Park. *** Ernie will advise the date and location of our annual FIRESIDE MEETING next week. This year’s DISTRICT CONFERENCE will be a five day Bermuda cruise on the Royal Caribbean Line’s "Anthem of the Seas" on May 26 to May 31, 2018. http://rotarydistrict7470.org/event/district-cdonference/


Next week, PV Rotary will be making a $13,000 contribution to the FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR FREEDOM FUND, a locally based organization who’s mission is to provide financial support grants to combat wounded service men and women from all branches of the United States Armed Forces. To date F&FFF has provided over $1,000,000 in assistance with virtually no administrative overhead. This year, one-third of the net proceeds of our PV Rotary Charity Golf Outing was pledged to the cause. The sterling silver Rotary "VICTORY PIN" shown at right dates from World War II. Many civilians on the home front wore many different types of victory pins with the common theme being the letter "V." This pin, has the addition of a Rotary membership emblem.

PV ROTARY’S ANNUAL FRUIT SALE: Jim Cutillo explained that we piggyback sales with Wayne Rotary and get a $5.00 commission on every case we buy or sell. The fruit is delicious and makes great gifts for customers. too. About 42 pounds per case of navel oranges or pink grapefruit, 20 pounds of apples. The deadline for receipt of all orders is November 17th. Pick up is at the Vander May Colonial Funeral Home on Ratzer Road in Wayne. PLEASE MAKE SURE PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY is marked on your order sheet or we will not get our $5 credit!

FELLOWSHIP: Gino celebrated his birthday, a happy 71 and asked us all to sing; Jen SK celebrated her anniversary with Mike and we all sang again; Robbin celebrated his anniversary with Leanne and our singing improved again!

HAPPY/SAD DOLLARS: Doug H$ For 6 days in Boston to see grandkids; Jim Cramer H$ It’s good to see Baker back among us and out of the hospital; Donna H$ She had a very nice time in Cancun, S$ For the terror attack in New York, H$ Dav is back; Janet H$ For her new four-legged addition, a breeder surrender from Arkansas, who weighed 4 pounds; Jen H$ Pauli D. wearing a members only jacket from 30 years ago; Kathleen H$ That her husband is fine, a week ago he hydroplaned on I 287, fortunately no one was hit; Shrey S$ For the victims in the NYC terror attack; Halsey H$ Joanne going to China next week as a representative of NJ at a women's conference; >>> WELCOME TO PEQUANNOCK VALLEY ROTARY !


Paul Franco H$ He visited Brooklyn with his cousin and his 99 1/2-year-old aunt, who is fabulous, her 100th birthday will be this March; Fred 5H$ His son is visiting, +; Jay S$ NYC attack. Cosimo S$ It’s a shame what happened in NYC; Dave, 3H$ For his successful surgery, "…but a liquid diet sucks, especially if you don't drink alcohol!" H$ Penn State beat Michigan, a fantastic game with 110,000 people; Ernie S$ For the New York attack and a quote from ‘Hill Street Blues’ "be careful out there." John H$?; Vince H $?


Doug Cook noted that this year, our GRAINS OF HOPE community food packing event held in March 2018 will reach its ONE MILLION MEAL mark. PV Rotary has been a key sponsor and supporter of this annual effort. In 2018, 85,000 meals, about half of those packed will be destined for NEW JERSEY FOODBANKS! As part of the fund raising effort, there will be a special benefit performance of ‘The Producers – A Mell Brooks Musical’ at the Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes on December 2nd; tickets are only $35.00! Call 973.248.9491 or www.RhinoTheatre.com

33/33/33 Jim 15 pts., but no joker. Photos courtesy and Jay, words by scribe Jay. ###