Welcome to the LIVINGSTON SUNRISE Rotary Club!

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Livingston Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 AM
Eppes Essen
105 E Mt Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ  07039
United States
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Livingston Sunrise Rotary Stories

We welcomed District 7450 Governor John Wilson (Newark) and Assitant Governor Mike Karu (West Orange) to discuss the direction and vision for Rotary. Governor John outlined the district goals for the Rotary year and noted that the district will provide leadership, encouragement and support to Rotarians to advance individual engagement in community, club, district and internationally. AG Mike highlighted the West Orange event on Oct. 20, where Rotary International President Barry Rassin will serve as the keynote speaker at the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of West Orange. The event will be held at Mayfair Farms and will feature a cocktail reception and dinner.

Livingston Sunrise Rotary donates $20,000 to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  This donation was the outcome of LSR's 2017 Food Tasting, its largest fundraiser of the year.  With the Annual Rotary Duck Race this summer, the Rotary has added a second major annual fundraising project, providing funds for several different community charities.
We had the pleasure of having Patricia Sebold, Essex County Freeholder, as our speaker today. Ms. Sebold spoke about the land area of Essex County that is permanently dedicated to public open space and available for recreation.  These open spaces, public parks and recreation areas at the municipal level and in urban areas help conserve natural and cultural features and resources that are important to the character and well being of the County and its communities.
We also had other guests including Essex County Freeholder Leonard Luciano, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt, Robert Allen, Holli Williams Erlich, and Micahel Granat.

This past week the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex County Section visited our club.  Their presentation focused on NCJW/Essex Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Project which is a multi-media presentation for high school students as well as a community awareness program. NCJW's volunteers go into freshman high school health classes and present a two-day program with the goals to:
  • Prevent teens from entering into or remaining in abusive dating relationships by identifying the warning signs of an abusive relationship
  • Help teens help themselves or a friend leave an abusive relationship
  • Point out resources for getting help
  • Stop the cycle of violence
  • Encourage healthy relationships
They also present community and parent workshops to raise awareness about teen relationship abuse. The TDAA parent workshops discuss how to identify the physical and virtual red flags of abuse, how to start a non-judgmental dialogue with children and how to help teens safely leave an unhealthy relationship. Civic organizations, religious groups or community agencies can reach out to the TDAA Project for a free 45-minute multimedia presentation in your location.
Contact the NCJW/Essex Center for Women,  (973) 994-4994 for more information or to schedule a program. You can also email us at: centerforwomen@ncjwessex.org.
Other resources:
If you are in an abusive relationship:
Call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:
 1 (866) 331-9474 or
 1 (866) 331-8453 (TTY)
Text LOVEIS to: 22522
The Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club NJ made a donation of $1,500 to the The West Essex YMCA in support of their Safety Around Water program. The West Essex YMCA is committed keeping children safe in and around water by continuing its free Safety Around Water program.  Two children die every day as a result of drowning.  It is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14.  As an organization dedicated to building safe and healthy communities, the YMCA believes all children deserve the opportunity to learn to swim.  Each of the five classes will include swimming technique and water safety skills practice.  We also discuss safety topics like ‘reach, throw, don’t go,’ calling 911, and asking permission.  We encourage adults and parents to participate because It’s never too late to learn to swim!  We love seeing entire families having fun making themselves safer and healthier together!   If you don’t have access to swim lessons, whatever your circumstances are, please come to the YMCA!  It is our mission to help your family stay safe and develop a love of water.  –Scott Weber, Aquatic Director
It's that time of year again.  Livingston Sunrise Rotary has registered to have two bikes for the 2018 Cycle for Survival!  The event will be held on February 3, 2017 at Equinox in Summit from 8:00am-12:00pm.
100% of the money raised funds cancer research, so every dollar benefits patients. Please be sure to donate and ask family and friends for donations as well.  Our goal is to help raise as much money as possible for cancer research.  If you cannot sign up, please consider donating to our team.
Please consider joining our team.  It will be a fun morning!  We will split the morning up so that each person gets to ride for about 20-30 minutes.  Your family members (over the age of 18) are welcome to join the team.  
Here are the steps for signing up:
2. Click "Join This Team"
3. Enter the case sensitive password: sunrise
4. Follow the prompts to complete your registration
Hope that this is our most successful year yet!



The Livingston Sunrise Rotary’s signature food tasting event celebrated its 14th year November 7th when more than 400 area residents gathered at Livingston’s Westminster Hotel to help support the organization’s mission to raise funds for Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and other Rotary charities.

In addition to showcasing more than 30 food and wine vendors in the West Essex area, the event also featured a cork pull, an instant win game, a 50/50 and a tricky tray with more than $25,000 worth of prizes. Over the last 14 years, the event has raised more than $300,000 for the cause, according to Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC.

 “Our mission is provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service for our patients and their families and the Livingston Sunrise Rotary really embodies that,” said Stephen Zieniewicz, president and CEO, SBMC. “We have to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.”
The NICU at Saint Barnabas recently relocated to the new Cooperman Family Pavilion, which officially opened in September. Zieniewicz offered tours to all guests so they could see what their generous contributions have accomplished.

Sunrise Rotary President Dr. Joseph Magotch thanked guests for attending the event, adding that he hoped guests had the opportunity to try something new and were inspired to visit the vendors in the future.

More than $300 went to the winner of the 50/50 and two guests walked away wine bottles worth more than $100 each.
Special auction items this year included a golf threesome at Mountain Ridge Country Club with a professional golfer and a golf foursome at Cedar Hill Country Club with lunch included.

“This was born 14 years ago out of an idea to raise money for our NICU at Saint Barnabas,” Heller said. “It’s been a great, great cause and over $300,000 was raised over the years for this, so thank you and continue to support. We appreciate everyone coming out.”

The Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is made up of established professionals who want to make positive changes in their community and the world. Club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.
Other major fundraising projects that raise funds for community charities include the Annual Rotary Duck Race held in conjunction with Livingston Summerfest.
August 2019
Livingston Sunrise Rotary


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