Princeton Corridor Rotary Club

Princeton Corridor Rotary Club Meet Fridays at 12:15 for lunch at the Hyatt in Princeton. All Rotarians and individuals wanting to know what Rotary is about are invited to attend.
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Rotary is organized at club, district and international levels to carry out its program of service around the globe. Rotarians are members of their clubs and the clubs are members of the global association known as Rotary International. Clubs are grouped into Rotary districts, each led by a district governor who is an officer of Rotary International and represents the RI board of directors in the field.

Operating as usual

We welcomed Mollie Sperduto as our speaker on Friday.  Mollie is the owner of Ginger Ninja Productions, a company that p...
03/20/2021

We welcomed Mollie Sperduto as our speaker on Friday. Mollie is the owner of Ginger Ninja Productions, a company that produces stand-up comedy shows, both live and virtual. She is also a stand-up comedian herself and she puts together shows for any type of audience.

She talked about her path to her present career as well as some of her experiences as she progressed in her profession. Mollie has mainly provided live shows in the past but she was forced to make the switch to include virtual events. This change presented some unique challenges but includes the same entertainment options and a little bit of much-needed "normalcy" during these unusual times. Thank you for speaking to our club.

Our speaker at lunch last Friday was Denise Daniels.  She is a long-time friend of our club and she spoke about her expe...
03/17/2021

Our speaker at lunch last Friday was Denise Daniels. She is a long-time friend of our club and she spoke about her experiences during the pandemic as a Councilwomen in East Windsor. It certainly has been a challenging year for everyone and each town faced unique problems to solve for their residents.

Denise also spoke about here role with the United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC). Their Strike Out Hunger initiative to feed needy families, which this club supports annually, and their newest program, the 365 Business Circle Initiative. This brings together local small businesses to increase connections, as well as help support the good work of UWGMC.

We were again also visited by Andrew Hersh with the 5000 Families Initiative and Hugh Keenan, son of member Ed Keenan, who spoke about his Eagle Scout project.

03/17/2021
Reminder: Daylight saving time officially starts tomorrow, Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m. so, for most people, that means mo...
03/13/2021

Reminder:
Daylight saving time officially starts tomorrow, Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m. so, for most people, that means moving clocks ahead 1 hour before going to bed tonight on Saturday, March 13.

Our club is proud to support the 5000 Families Initiative which helps needy families deal with and overcome food insecur...
03/12/2021

Our club is proud to support the 5000 Families Initiative which helps needy families deal with and overcome food insecurity in the local area through local restaurants.

We are focused on food insecurity and hunger as a club area of service, particularly during this pandemic which has made this problem much worse.

Rotary International
03/11/2021

Rotary International

Rotary has awarded our first Programs of Scale grant in the amount of $2 million to Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia. Matched by the Gates Foundation and World Vision USA this evidence-based program will provide $6 million to fight malaria in Zambia. http://on.rotary.org/MalariaFreeZambia

03/08/2021
03/08/2021
Rotary International

Rotary International

Today is #InternationalWomensDay. To mark the occasion, Rotary Ambassador Kat Graham interviews Charlie Ruth Castro about her work to eliminate #PeriodPoverty. This action can help improve healthcare and sanitation while removing tons of plastic waste from the environment. #IWD2021

Our speaker today was our own member Chris Reef.  We periodically have our members do "bio" talks to update the club on ...
03/05/2021

Our speaker today was our own member Chris Reef. We periodically have our members do "bio" talks to update the club on their, careers, lives and anything else but Chris gave us an interesting verbal travelogue.

Chris talked about the history of his family from when they came to the US and where they moved to in the states. He also gave us some insights into his travels, both with his family but also with his wife, mainly driving around the US. Chris partly attributes his love of cars to those early family car trips.

We also have 2 guests, Nancy Gartenberg and Stephen Francis, from West Windsor Good Works 5000 families initiative. They are collecting money that will go to buy food in local WW restaurants and distributed to food insecure families in the area, creating a benefit for everyone.

03/02/2021

Today is the first day of Women's history month, so I present a timeline of Women in Rotary.

Our timeline highlights historic milestones and senior leadership firsts that have helped build greater diversity in Rotary. These leaders and all our female members are making positive change in communities around the world.

Timeline of women in Rotary
1950
An enactment to delete the word “male” from the Standard Rotary Club Constitution is proposed by a Rotary club in India for the Council on Legislation meeting at the 1950 Rotary Convention.

1964
The Council on Legislation agenda contains an enactment proposed by a Rotary club in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to permit the admission of women into Rotary clubs. Delegates vote that it be withdrawn. Two other proposals to allow women to be eligible for honorary membership are also withdrawn.

1972
As more women begin reaching higher positions in their professions, more clubs begin lobbying for female members. A U.S. Rotary club proposes admitting women into Rotary at the 1972 Council on Legislation.

1977
Three separate proposals to admit women into membership are submitted to the Council on Legislation for consideration at the 1977 Rotary Convention. A Brazilian club makes a different proposal to admit women as honorary members.

The Rotary Club of Duarte, California, USA, admits women as members in violation of the RI Constitution and Standard Rotary Club Constitution. Because of this violation, the club’s membership in Rotary International is terminated in March 1978. (The club was reinstated in September 1986.)

1980
The RI Board of Directors and Rotary clubs in India, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States propose an enactment to remove from the RI and club constitutions and bylaws all references to members as “male persons.”

1983-86
In a lawsuit filed by the Duarte club, the California Superior Court in 1983 rules in favor of Rotary International, upholding gender-based qualification for membership in California Rotary clubs. In 1986, the California Court of Appeals reverses the lower court's decision, preventing the enforcement of the provision in California. The California Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, and it is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

1987
On 4 May, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. Rotary issues a policy statement that any Rotary club in the United States can admit qualified women into membership.

The Rotary Club of Marin Sunrise, California (formerly Larkspur Landing), is chartered on 28 May. It becomes the first club after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to have women as charter members.

Sylvia Whitlock, of the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, becomes the first female Rotary club president.

1988
In November, the RI Board of Directors issues a policy statement recognizing the right of Rotary clubs in Canada to admit female members based on a Canadian law similar to that upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

1989
At its first meeting after the 1987 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Council on Legislation votes to eliminate the requirement in the RI Constitution that membership in Rotary clubs be limited to men. Women are welcomed into Rotary clubs around the world.

1990
As of June, there are about 20,200 female Rotarians worldwide. The Rotarian runs a feature on women in Rotary.

1995
In July, eight women become district governors, the first elected to this role: Mimi Altman, Gilda Chirafisi, Janet W. Holland, Reba F. Lovrien, Virginia B. Nordby, Donna J. Rapp, Anne Robertson, and Olive P. Scott.

2005
Carolyn E. Jones begins her term as the first woman appointed as trustee of The Rotary Foundation.

2008
Catherine Noyer-Riveau begins her term as the first woman elected to the RI Board of Directors.

2012
Elizabeth S. Demaray begins her term as RI treasurer, the first woman to serve in this position.

2013
Anne L. Matthews begins her term as the first woman to serve as RI vice president.

2019
Brenda Marie Cressey begins her term as the first woman to serve as vice-chair of The Rotary Foundation. In April-June 2019 she serves as chair of the Foundation, the first woman appointed to this role.

2020
In October, Jennifer E. Jones becomes president-nominee, the first women to be nominated to be Rotary International President. Her term as president will begin 1 July 2022.

02/23/2021
02/23/2021
Rotary International

Rotary International

Today is Rotary’s 116th anniversary. Throughout our history, our members have served communities at home and around the globe to improve lives. Thank you for being part of doing good in the world.

Our speaker on Friday was our very own long-term member, Phil Cooper.  He was there to talk about his journey as an entr...
02/22/2021

Our speaker on Friday was our very own long-term member, Phil Cooper. He was there to talk about his journey as an entrepreneur and what he is doing currently.

Phil was an owner of Cooper Pest Control which he and his family built into a multi-million business. Along the way they also established a separate company to provide services to the pest control industry.

In addition, Phil has lead many philanthropic and fund-raising efforts for MS and other charities. Phil sold Cooper Pest control a few years ago and he has helped the buyer, Terminix, build their organization. Recently Phil has taken on a new role as an EOS Implementer who helps businesses build sustainable, consistent success. Good luck going forward, Phil.

District 7475 hosted a Rotary Business Network forum titled "Women in Rotary".  This was a well attended forum to contin...
02/19/2021

District 7475 hosted a Rotary Business Network forum titled "Women in Rotary". This was a well attended forum to continue the conversation of bringing more women into Rotary as members and leaders.

Rotarians from the district as well as from other clubs attended. District Governor Dr. Ann Walko hosted the meeting and the keynote speaker was Valerie Wafer who is the Rotary Director for Zone 32.

District Governor elect Shelby Rhodes was also a key contributor to the conversation. Many idea was put forward, in the main session and breakout conversations, about how to engage more women in Rotary and have more representation in leadership roles.

Progress has been made but there is still much work to be done. This was a very productive forum but this and other conversations about diversity and inclusion in Rotary are ongoing challenges. Thanks to the district for hosting this forum and we look forward to those future conversations.

Our speaker at our meeting this week was Robert Bullington.  Rob does audio/visual productions for a wide variety of org...
02/13/2021

Our speaker at our meeting this week was Robert Bullington. Rob does audio/visual productions for a wide variety of organizations and individuals.

He showed us many examples of his prior work and gave us insights into his process, his creative vision and who he wants to help. Certainly commercial works is great but Rob also helps community and church groups to continue to meet via live streaming. He also helps emerging artists with the same technology to allow auditions and performances.

Rob has also put together documentaries for local non-profit organizations. He work is very good and we appreciated his sharing the wide variety of projects with us. Thanks, Rob.

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02/12/2021
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We welcomed back former member and past president Doug Smith as our lunch speaker.  Doug is the managing partner of his ...
02/05/2021

We welcomed back former member and past president Doug Smith as our lunch speaker. Doug is the managing partner of his firm, Axiom CPA's.

Doug's topic was updating the club on the latest round of pandemic relief signed on December 27. This legislation included benefits for businesses and individuals as well as other emergency provisions. This is complicated legislation but Doug was able to simplify and focus on the key parts that impact businesses and club members.

Thanks to Doug for visiting and helping us understand this relief package.

Rotary International
02/01/2021

Rotary International

President-elect Shekhar Mehta encourages members to be changemakers and announces his theme for the 2021-2022 Rotary year, Serve to Change Lives. Learn more: http://on.rotary.org/3j6bVuc

As part of our responsibilities, we have a monthly business meeting for all club members to update everyone on the statu...
01/29/2021

As part of our responsibilities, we have a monthly business meeting for all club members to update everyone on the status of the club and various committees and projects. The January business meeting is special in that we review stewardship reports on both the club and our charitable foundation.

This is a requirement in our operating documents to help insure the general club membership is aware of the status of each organization. It also increases transparency as there is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss strategic issues and concerns.

The good news is that we have been able to maintain our projects and giving programs, which is important in this time of urgent need. Thanks to all those, members and friends of the club, who have helped us with our ability to continue to serve our community.

Rotary International
01/28/2021

Rotary International

Last year, The Rotary Foundation responded quickly to the growing needs of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing more than $22 million in grant funding to support our communities. http://on.rotary.org/3p7171o

#RotaryResponds

We welcomed Kathi and Mark Szabo as our speakers on Friday.  They recently formed Eclectic Well-Being and their topic wa...
01/23/2021

We welcomed Kathi and Mark Szabo as our speakers on Friday. They recently formed Eclectic Well-Being and their topic was titled "Well-being 101 - Unlock higher levels of health and wellness" They focused on talking about some of the reasons we all make decisions about our health, for better or worse, and how to begin to make different choices.

It's always difficult to change our own behavior, for many reasons. But for people looking to make positive changes in their lives, they suggested a different path. Focused on three important areas, changing self-limited beliefs, remembering that there are no rules limiting your actions and relying on community to provide support and accountability. All good ways to begin this process.

Eclectic Well-Being is focused on helping their clients curate a personal path to a well lived life. Thanks to Kathi and Mark.

On this Martin Luther King Day of service, we participated in a food collection event sponsored by the West Windsor Huma...
01/18/2021

On this Martin Luther King Day of service, we participated in a food collection event sponsored by the West Windsor Human Relations Council, among other organizations. The food collected will be for use by the Send Hunger Packing WW-P program.

Members of the local Boys and Girls Scout troops were on hand as volunteers to help with the collection process at the Senior Center in West Windsor. New bags were donated by the West Windsor Environmental Commission.

We donated 4 bags of food as part of this event. This is part of our ongoing support of Send Hunger Packing - West Windsor and in line with our club focus on reducing hunger and food insecurity in the local area.

Our speaker on Friday was Leon Rainbow.  Leon is a successful local artist and muralist and he shared some of his projec...
01/16/2021

Our speaker on Friday was Leon Rainbow. Leon is a successful local artist and muralist and he shared some of his projects from 2020. Leon does a wide variety of projects from very large wall and sidewalk murals to much smaller walls and even small individual indoor room wall murals.

Leon described his process from when he plans a project to completing and maintaining a mural. He includes local insights when he does a project so that the final result in very much aligned with people living in the area.

As you can see, his art reflects many local influences and traditions to keep a local flavor in his finished projects. Thanks to Leon for sharing his art with our club.

Rotary International
01/14/2021

Rotary International

India beat wild polio 10 years ago today! This amazing achievement is a reminder that when we work together, the world can make great strides against global health threats. It is time to #endpolio everywhere.

Million Mask challenge displays power of Rotary network
01/06/2021
Million Mask challenge displays power of Rotary network

Million Mask challenge displays power of Rotary network

By Robert Friend, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 32 In the early morning of 29 September, a cargo ship carrying 800,000 face masks arrived at the Port of Boston. Over the course…

Happy New Year!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year!

12/25/2020
The holiday season would not be complete without our annual holiday luncheon, albeit virtual this year.  Another valued ...
12/20/2020

The holiday season would not be complete without our annual holiday luncheon, albeit virtual this year. Another valued tradition is for the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North choral group, Out of the Blue, to perform during this event.

This year posed special challenges but the group was able to put together an introduction video of their members as well as perform 3 pre-recorded songs for us. The group was introduced by faculty member, Dr. Ken Carter and Max Weiner took over the controls and presented their performances.

It was an extraordinary display of talent and creativity and we thank the entire group for their efforts and helping us to end our year in a great way.

We also presented part of the proceeds of our Trivia Game night event to Melissa Hager of Send Hunger Packing. We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season and we are grateful for all your support throughout 2020. We look forward to a better 2021.

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