Support our Foundation through #HudsonGives

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is running their second annual Hudson Gives campaign in support of Hudson County non-profits. This year, the Rotary Foundation of Jersey City has signed up to participate in this online fundraising effort. This one day giving event will not only provide much needed funds to our Foundation and other Hudson County charities, but will assist in bringing awareness of our good work to a wider audience.

Jersey City Rotarians are asked to support both the Rotary International Foundation and the Rotary Foundation of Jersey City as part of the Every Rotarian, Every Year program. As the Club's Foundation Chairman, Jim Miller has asked each member to step up and meet their obligation and support our Foundation. If you haven't done so yet, please make your $100 annual contribution for the 2019-2020 Rotary year through our page on the HudsonGives web site on Thursday, May 14.

Support our Foundation through #HudsonGives Jim Miller 2020-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
Bahamas Hurricane Disaster Relief Happy Hour Jim Miller 2019-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

Club Participates in ‘All About Downtown Fair'’

Members of the Jersey City Rotary Club last week participated in Jersey City’s ninth annual “All About Downtown Street Fair. Joined on Saturday by members of University Academy Charter High School’s Interact Club, the Rotarians staffed one of dozens of tents along the four blocks of Newark Avenue from Grove to Coles Streets where the fair was held during which they spoke of the Club’s mission of service. At one point, they were joined by Honorary Member Mayor Steven Fulop, who toured the fair and in which the City also had a tent.
Mayor Fulop with members of the Jersey City Rotary Club at Saturday’s “All About Downtown Street Fair.” From left-to-right are Pratik C. Patel, Gina Verdibello, the Club’s President; Mayor Fulop, Dianne F. Vasquez and Brandon Garcia, a member of University Academy Charter High School’s Interact Club.
Club Participates in ‘All About Downtown Fair'’ Steve Stamos 2019-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Club to Participate in Downtown Fair on September 21 Steve Stamos 2019-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

Club Members Package 240 Bags of Hygiene Items

Members of the Jersey City Rotary Club last week packaged 240 bags of feminine hygiene products, which were to be distributed to one high school and to non-profit organizations assisting young women and girls in need.
With the service project taking place during the Club’s meeting at the Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar last Thursday evening, 11 members and three guests prepared the bags with Cynthia Vazquez and Eiko La Boria of The Flow Initiative, leading the project. Some 100 of the bags will be distributed to at least one high school while the others will be donated to non-profit organizations that assist girls and young women in need.
Club Members Package 240 Bags of Hygiene Items Steve Stamos 2019-08-23 04:00:00Z 0

District 7490 Family Picnic

Posted on Jul 18, 2018
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Family Summer Picnic - July 22nd
Get summer off to a great start by bringing your whole family to the Rotary District 7490 Family Picnic! Bring your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, your friends and get ready to enjoy a wonderful day in the park. Visit the zoo, ride the mini-railroad or the carousel, play family games or be part of an inter-District tug of war, enjoy entertainment. 

For breakfast, we'll have donuts and muffins and coffee. From lunch on, nosh on burgers, hot dogs, watermelon and beverages. We also ask that each family bring a dish that will serve eight people, according to the following: if your last name begins with A-F, bring an appetizer; G-M, bring a main dish (like fried chicken); N-R, bring a side dish (no mayonnaise. shellfish or peanut-based dishes, please); S-Z, bring a dessert. 

The adult cost is $15. Children under 10 are free. Children 10-17 are $10. We have a family rate of $40 for up to four people.

You can pay at the door, but we need an accurate count. Send checks payable to Rotary District 7490 to Bonnie Sirower, 69 Godfrey Terrace, Glen Rock, NJ 0745
District 7490 Family Picnic 2018-07-18 04:00:00Z 0

Holiday Toy Drive December 14

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The Jersey City Rotary Club will hold a toy drive at its meeting on Thursday afternoon, December 14, at Casino-in-the-Park. Details can be found on the flyer below.
Holiday Toy Drive December 14 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in Three Thanksgiving Service Projects

Members of the Jersey City Rotary Club participated in three Thanksgiving Day-related service projects last week. In the first project on Wednesday, members of the Club worked with other volunteers at AngelaCARES, packaging meals at Golden Door Charter School, located at 3044 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, for delivery to senior citizens. On Thursday – Thanksgiving Day - working at the Fountain of Salvation Christian Churches at 324 Communipaw Avenue, also in Jersey City, members prepared meals for delivery to homeless people and for inmates at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

Also on Thursday - members joined other volunteers in serving dinner in an annual event hosted by Monique Smith-Andrews, the owner/operator of Monique’s Techniques, a hair salon at 124 Storms Avenue in Jersey City, who also created the Mo’Hair Foundation.
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Artist Talks of Social Justice in Cameroon

Issa Nyaphaga, an artist from Cameroon, spoke last week of his experiences growing up in Cameroon and of his harassment and imprisonment by government officials because of his work.
Speaking at the second of the Jersey City Rotary’s two meetings on Thursday evening, Mr. Nyaphaga said that as a boy, he would walk four miles a day, four days a week, in order to attend school, and that he would walk 25 miles on weekends in order to visit his uncle. He was, he said, among the first members of his family to obtain an education.
Artist Talks of Social Justice in Cameroon 2017-03-08 05:00:00Z 0