Rotary District 7475
 
 
Home Page Stories

For nineteen consecutive years the Nutley Rotary Club has taken on a literacy project to donate a dictionary to each third grader in the Nutley Public and Parochial schools. Nutley Rotary has made this an annual project so that every third grade student in Nutley, for years to come, will receive a dictionary to call their own from our Rotary Club.

Members of Nutley Rotary shown here in Yantacaw School represented by Walt Smith, project chair, Sue Smith and JoAnn Scarpelli; Spring Garden School, Linda Buset, Ben Costa President and Dorothy Huey; Radcliffe School Ben Costa and Dorothy Huey and Washington School, Barbara Hirsch, Dan Carnicella and Charlie Kucinski. Not shown is Barbara Hirsch and Bob Peters at Lincoln School.

We were pleased to invite the board of the Van Riper Restoration Trust to our evening meeting!
Dante Intindola, President, and John Demmer, Vice President, gave a very interesting and informative presentation both on the plans for the house as well as the history of the site. 
We also watched an entertaining video about Rotaract, a Rotary sponsored service club for people of action aged 18-30. 
We welcomed Avery Hart and Paul Mantell to our Rotary meeting to talk about their Maasai Girls Fund Project.
Avery, a Rotarian and Paul have so far managed to stop cutting young girls and selling them into marriage.
They have established an education fund and now the girls are going to school!
We are helping with this project and plan to hold a fundraiser soon to help sponsor tuition for one of the girls.
Pictured are Paul, Barbara, Danielle, Dorothy and Avery
Lori Braun spoke to us today about Gift of Life NJ and Worldwide.
Started in 1973 by a Rotary Club on Long Island, our District became involved in 1985.  As part of a World wide organization, GOL, NJ helps support International and several other alliances for cardiac care. 
Lori is not a Rotarian, but became involved when a neighbor hosted a child. 
Nutley Rotary has been supporting GOL, NJ for many years
What's a little rain when you have great people giving their energy to an important cause? 
We had a really nice time at Camp Merry Heart this year, despite the downpour. Kudos to the DJ provided by Nutley Rotary for saving the day!
When we all had to take cover inside he made the party happen!
Check out our photo album HERE!
We had a beautiful weather for Point Pleasant and a fun group of Japanese students and chaperones for our day at the beach with Rotary's Short Term Youth Exchange.
It's a tradition for the Nutley and Livingston Clubs to "chaperone" this trip, and Nutley is proud to provide beach passes, chairs and umbrellas, lunch and especially ice cream for this special event. The Jersey Shore is a must-see for any overseas visitor!
Last year's car show was a first for some Nutley Rotarians, and a great intro to the Car Show world!
What a blast we had watching the cars enter and line up for the competition - so many amazing and beautiful vehicles!
Be sure to join us for the excitement which has been postponed to tomorrow (Thursday, September 5) at 5pm on Franklin Avenue in Nutley!
Car show benefits the Nutley Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad and Nutley Rotary scholarship program.
Nutley Rotary held a ceremony at the Nutley Public Library to dedicate a butterfly garden that was planted there to honor Grace Viola.
Grace was a friend to Rotary and fittingly was a regular volunteer at the library as well. We welcomed her family and friends to come celebrate Grace and enjoy the beautiful garden and bench, donated and planted by Nutley Rotary.  Please click here for more photos of the day: PHOTO ALBUM
 
Nutley Rotary held it's annual Scholarship Dinner on May 9th at Ralph's Pizzeria, honoring scholarship Recipients: Katherine Contini, Isabel Lopez, Aaliyah Vega and Zawar Ahmed.
Katherine is the Rotary Scholar for 2019 and will receive $1,500 per year for the next 4 years.
Zawar is the Thomas D’Ambola scholarship recipient and will receive $600 per year for 4 years.
Isabel is the recipient of the Joseph Viola Memorial Interact Scholarship which is $600 per year for 4 years.
Aaliyah has been selected at the Chester Ryan Vocational Grant winner and will receive a grant for $600.
Congrats to all! Please click here for photo album slide show of all photos from that night! PHOTO ALBUM
 
 
 
We had a great turnout of students from NHS Service Day to help with our World Water Day cleanup of the Outdoor Classroom.
We collaborated with the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission who provided garbage and recycling bags. 
Rotary and students weeded, pruned, swept and picked up bags and bags of garbage and recyclables.
Next cleanup takes place in the Fall to celebrate World Polio Day.
 
​​​​​​
 
It takes months, even a year of planning but Nutley Rotary pulled it off again, with the help of club members who rally to get it done.
Jane and JoAnn start working on gifts as soon as the previous Beefsteak ends, and they are the ones who make it all look pretty and inviting by wrapping the gifts professionally.
 
Thank you to all the donors and helpers who made this event possible.
 
For more photos and story, check out our photo album: photoalbums/nutley-rotary-35th-annual-beefsteak-and-tricky-tray
We had a great experience participating in Hunger 3.6 for the first time! 
The event ran like a well-oiled machine, very organized!
It was a pleasure to see the turnout, young and old and in between, as well do our small part to help alleviate hunger in the world.
For more photos and info, check out our photo album: photoalbums/end-hunger-3-6-district-7475
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nutley Rotary welcomed Nutley Girl Scout Braden Somers at our February evening meeting at Bosphorus and shared details of her project to clean up the environment by eliminating single use plastic bags.
Braden is a green activist, and has started a community survey about her mission. As we learned from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, all plastic ends up in the ocean, and we are thankful for Braden's commitment to this cause.
It was an honor to attend this week's presentation by our member Dr. John Dinan at the Nutley Public Library.
Dr. Dinan told the fascinating and moving story of how his brother, USAF pilot and first lieutenant David Dinan, a graduate of MIT, was shot down in Laos and recovered, brought home and buried with honors.
 
 
 
World Polio Day is Wednesday October 24, 2018 and Nutley Rotary is celebrating. 
Polio has been ALMOST eradicated from the earth and that is worth commemorating.
 
Pictured here are Rotarians and friends helping to clear out weeds and brush from the Nutley Community Garden.
 
Our future World Polio Day events are a cleanup of the Outdoor Classroom on October 27 and a Rotary Social on November 8th to share the latest Rotary news with attendees.
 
Click here to see our Weeding Day Photo Album: https://nutleyrotary.org/photoalbums/world-polio-day-projects-1/
 
 
 
Nutley Rotary celebrated our 61st Annual New Teacher Reception this past Wednesday night.
 
Congratulations to the 31 new teachers and 2 new administrators in the Nutley Public Schools District!
 
We enjoyed welcoming them with a delicious dinner by Custodi Caterers and homemade desserts courtesy of our wonderful members and spouses.
 
 
Thank you to all of our generous Sponsors for our First Annual Classic Car Show!!
 
We are already planning next year's Car Show, and will publish details here once they become available. 
 
Please email NutleyRotaryCarShow@gmail.com for more information or questions.
 
 
Nutley Rotary inducted a new President and Board of Directors this past June.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner at Nanina's in the Park.
Here is a link to our Installation Dinner Photo Album:
 
 
Highlights of the evening were the donation of our "Happy Dollars" to the Nutley Family Service Bureau, the Rotarian of the Year awarded to Dorothy Huey, and the Perfect attendance awards given to several members.
 

This past May we held our annual Scholarship Dinner, where we recognize our Scholarship Winners.

This is one of the highlights of Nutley’s Rotary Year.
 
At a dinner at Ralph’s Party Room we hosted the winners and their families.  Also joining us were 3 past winners, Amir Gamil, Stephanie Calluori and Thomas Boniello.
 
Following a great meal, President Tom introduced our winners and presented them with engraved medallions.
 
Rauf Ural – Rotary Scholar - $1,500 per year for 4 years
Isabella Minichini – Thomas D’Ambola Memorial Scholar - $600 per year for 4 years
Huatao Chen – Joseph Viola Memorial Interact Scholar - $600 per year for 4 yrs.
Thomas Stickles - Chester Ryan Vocational Grant - $600
 
 
World Water day was March 22nd, and we wanted to participate by cleaning up the water in one of the beautiful Nutley parks.
 
We were able to schedule May 12, and got a great turnout of 9 people - Bob Peters, Ro and Ben Costa, Linda Buset, Roberta Ducci, John Lee, Chris Masullo and James and Dorothy Huey, who showed up at Nichols Park, ready to work.
 
Thank you also to John Dinan and Anthony Buccino for stopping by and lending moral support!
 
Thank you to Linda Buset for many great photos!
 
We're already planning our next clean-up!
 
What a great way to do good and have fun at the same time! 
Thank you to everyone who joined in and supported our fundraising event!
Our Annual Beefsteak and Tricky Tray supports many Nutley residents and activities:
 
 
 

The Welcome To Nutley signs and planters are just one of the Rotary projects that have benefited and beautified Nutley.

 
 
Welcome to Linda Buset, who was invited to Rotary by Dorothy Huey and inducted today by Tom McCrohan. 
Linda is a lifetime resident of Nutley, and is very active in the community. She is a Public Relations/Publicity professional.
 
 
Ben Costa of Cruise Planners nominated Camp Merry Heart for a CP Cares grant, and his request was approved.
Nutley Rotary is a big supporter of Camp Merry Heart, and Easter Seals organization. We sponsor a camper every year, and maintain a cabin.
Congrats to Camp Merry Heart and thanks so much to Ben for a job well done!
On Thursday May 18th, Nutley Rotary invited our scholarship winners and their families to a lovely buffet dinner catered by American Bistro at Parks and Rec.
 
Scholarship winners are: 
 
Thomas Boniello - The Rotary Scholarship ($1,400 a yr for 4 years)
Stephanie Calluori - The Joe Viola Scholarship ($500 a year for 4 years)
Matthew DaSilva  - The Thomas D'Ambola Scholarship ($500 a year for 4 years)
Justin Bivona – Chester Ryan Award ($500)
 
Pictured from left to right are Treasurer Bob Peters, Thomas Boniello, Stephanie Calluori, Matthew DaSilva, Justin Bivona and Walt Smith, President.

We had a great turnout tonight at our dinner meeting at The Bosphorus Restaurant, 266 N. Franklin Avenue.

Nutley Rotary is growing - tonight we welcomed two new members:

John V. Kelly III, Esq:

John is a proud Nutleyite, born and raised. 
 
He is the grandson of former Nutley Mayor, John V. Kelly, son of Dr. John V. Kelly, Jr. and Cindy Kelly. John is an attorney in Essex County and a JAG Officer in the N.J. Army National Guard.
 
In addition to working in the area, John is very involved in the Nutley community in various civic and charitable organizations.
 
John Monaco: Owner of Personal Touch Florist on Franklin Avenue, and recently honored by the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award for Business. 

He has supported multiple Nutley schools, PTOs, Nutley’s Thriving Survivors, Relay for Life and other local organizations.

He has received awards from AmVets, the VFW, and Hoffman La Roche.

At the Phoenix Center, Monaco has mentored special needs children on how to make a floral arrangement.

He has been a volunteer EMT for more than eight years.

 
Our annual Installation dinner was held on Tuesday June 14, 2016, at the lovely Nanina's in the Park.
Highlights included awards, a new member induction and the introduction of our 2016-17 President, Walt Smith, and his team.
Barbara Hirsch was presented with the Rotarian of the Year award.
Congratulations to all as we enter a new Rotary year!
On Saturday, April 2, 2016 Nutley Rotary will hold their 31s Annual Beefsteak Dinner and Tricky Tray.
 
This is Nutley Rotary's largest fundraiser for the year.  A Beefsteak dinner by Nightengale catering is combined with a Tricky Tray auction to raise funds for most of the local and international organizations that we support each year.
 
This event draws between 300 and 400 attendees each year and features 3 levels of prizes.  Regular worth up tp $100, Grand worth $100 to $200 and Super Grand prizes worth over $300.
 
The dinner features salad, Nightengales famous Filet Mignon slices on bread, french fries (all you can eat)and an ice cream dessert.  Beer and soda or water is also included.  For those not wanting beef, a chicken or pasta option is available, but only on pre-orders
 
Come and enjoy Rotary's fellowship.  Doors open at 6 PM for tricky tray sales.  Dinner usually starts between & and 7:30
Image
August 13th Bert Ducci along with Sue & Bob Peters and the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club hosted the Ross Redmond STYE team of young adults from Japan to a day at the Jersey Shore.  Nutley Rotary has been hosting this trip since the STYE exchange began in the late 1970's  Originally a trip to Rotarian George & Joan Harris's summer home on Normandy Beach.  This trip moved to Pt Pleasant when the Harris' sold their summer home and Livingston Sunrise has joined in hosting the day about 10 years ago when they were a new Rotary club.
 
CONTACT US!
Enter your email address and the message you want to send.
* fields are required
 
 
Nutley Rotary Directors 2017-2018
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
Vice President
Foundation Chair
 
Photo Albums
 
Club Information
 
Bulletins
Nutley Rotary News
Nov 20, 2019
Nutley Rotary News
Nov 06, 2019
Nutley Rotary News
Oct 30, 2019
Nutley Rotary News
Oct 23, 2019
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Like us on Facebook