The Montville Rotary Club is now a member of the Boiling Springs Savings Bank Community Alliance Program. This gives us the opportunity to earn money to continue to put "Service Above Self". We earn money entirely through the participation of our supporters. Please support us, it’s simple.
On Wednesday March 1st Strongman and Motivational Speaker Eric Moss was the Speaker at our weekly meeting at the iHop at 7:30 am. We did not know what to expect. Motivational speakers - we are used to them and them well. But we had never had a StrongMan. We were impressed! Eric Moss told us his story and how he changed from a kid in school, bullied by his classmates, to a Strongman. How mentors in his life taught him important life lessons that he was willing to share with us. And then he showed us that these life lessons can really empower you - they empower him to bend steel, nails, wrenches and more.
Dave Scott, Executive Director of the Market Street Mission, shared breakfast today with the Montville Rotary Club. He informed the members of the club that the Market Street Mission was started in 1889 (!) and has ever since been reaching out to the impoverished, homeless, addicted and marginalized in Morris County. We learned about the Emergency Services that Market Street Mission is providing as well as their work in the Thrift Store and especially the Life Change Recovery Program.
Carlos Restrepo, member of the Montville Rotary Club now for some years, told us this week about his trip to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak. He captured his audience with his photos and stories about people living in remote places of the world who carry everything they need up huge mountains on their back. He told us about the Yaks that can only live in high altitude and whose dung is being used to warm the houses.
Jen Graeff from the Sheep Hill Astronomical Association joined the Montville Rotary Club for their breakfast session on Wednesday, October 26. She revealed "the best kept secret of Boonton": There is an Astronomical Observatory in Boonton. And the observatory is open to the public on the third Friday of each month at 7:30 pm.
The Montville Rotary Club supported the Team Hope Walk at Roosevelt Park in Edison. Team Noah walked raised $2,050.
Donations are still arriving, and it looks like we helped exceed the HDSA-NJ goal of $52,000 to help families affected by Huntington's disease. Thanks to everyone's support
On Wednesday, September 28th, John Hauck joined our breakfast meeting at the iHop in Boonton to speak about Bone Marrow Transplant. Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. And for thousands of patients with a blood cancer like leukemia or other blood diseases like sickle cell anemia, a marrow of umbilical cord transplant is their only life-saving treatment. John is volunteering for Be The Match, a non-profit, which operates the largest, most diverse registry of potential marrow donors in the world and
Darineyka, a 12 year old girl from Panama, arrived on July 29th in Montville. She was in need of a complicated open heart surgery and the Montville Rotary Club worked together with Gift of Life to bring her to the US, host her, and ensure that this heart surgery could take place. On August 25th finally the surgery went ahead and less than two weeks later