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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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Join us on November 6, 2017 at the Westminster Hotel for our 14th Annual Sunrise Rotary Food Tasting.  We are excited to invite over 400 community members to celebrate with us at this unique gathering that will showcase the fine and diverse restaurants from the West Essex Area.  Funds raised will directly benefit the Rotary charities including the Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  We have been able to raise over $300,000 over the past fourteen years.
If you have any questions please contact either Dee Dolese at 973.568.8440 or Dr. Joseph A. Magotch at 201-247-2347.
On behalf of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club, thank you for your consideration.
The LSR Food Tasting Committee
Please click on the link to purchase tickets:    https://livingstonsunriserotary.ticketspice.com/livingston-food-tasting
Livingston Sunrise Rotary donates $22,000 to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  This donation was the outcome of LSR's 2016 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.
Dear Friends and Valued Supporters!
It is our pleasure to announce that the Second Annual Livingston Sunrise Rotary Duck Race will be held at Littell’s Pond on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 1:00-4:00pm with the race scheduled for launch at 3pm.  Our event will be part of Livingston Summerfest 2017 which will include a Food Truck Festival and Craft Marketplace sponsored by the Livingston First Aid Squad and the Livingston Town Pool open house. 
Our event will benefit Rotary Charities and the Livingston Fire Department.  The event showcases a day of family fun and we will feature amazing prizes!
We would truly appreciate it if you or your organization could donate merchandise and/or gift certificates to be used as prizes. Of course, you or your organization will be listed in our newspaper ads and the day of the event promotions.
We look forward to your participation and support of this exciting event.  The LSRC Fund is a registered 501(c) (3) charity.  Thank you for your support!
For information, you may contact:
Carole Gottlieb  973-809-5800
Jan Press  973-600-2726
Jay Freireich  201-572-2251
Donations can be mailed to:
Livingston Sunrise Rotary
PO Box 37
Livingston, NJ 07039
LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club recently presented a donation to Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum of LifeTown, a 53,000-square-foot center that will cater to the needs of all children, teens and adults.
LifeTown, located at 10 Microlab Rd. in Livingston, hopes to redefine the landscape for individuals with special needs. Complete with recreational, therapeutic and educational facilities, the center is the first of its kind in the region, offering “real-world scenarios in a safe and controlled environment,” according to the Sunrise Rotary.
LifeTown's focal point is "Life Village," a simulated Main Street meant to empower individuals reach their full potential and help prepare participants with special needs for independent living.
The Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is a civic organization that meets every Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. at Eppes Essen. The club’s goal is to assist those in need in our community and promote peace locally and internationally. For more information, contact Monte Ehrenkranz at 973-716-0600.
On December 13, 2016, Livingston Sunrise Rotary presented a check for $500.00 to the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department.  LSR members shown presenting the a check to Fire Chief Chris Mullin are, from left to right, Dr. Ralph Santonastaso, Monte Ehrenkranz, Scott Maynard, Chief Mullin, and Damien Caillault.
This past summer the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department assisted LSR with their 2016 Duck Race to raise funds for Rotary charities.
On November 12, 2016 Hyun Berkley and Carole Gottlieb of Livingston Sunrise Rotary attended Rotary Day at the United Nations. Each year, Rotary Day at the United Nations invites more than 1,300 Rotarians including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders, and guests to come together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The program is designed to inspire and educate all participants as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary International and the United Nations. 
This unique opportunity offers both a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as well as participation in panel discussions featuring leaders and officials from the Rotary International, the United Nations and its affiliated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
Rotary Day at the United Nations also includes a special program for youth interested in humanitarian service. Youth have the opportunity to hear about some projects that Interact Clubs are working on, an overview of the UN and much more.
By DANIELLE SANTOLA   November 9, 2016
Reprinted from TAPintoLivingston (www.tapinto.net/towns/livingston)
LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Monday, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary’s signature annual Food and Wine Tasting event attracted hundreds once again.  The event, now in its 13th year, was held at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston and continually benefits the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
According to four-year member and 13th president of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Scott Maynard, the event itself, which allows guests to taste cuisine from more than 30 local restaurants and participate in raffle giveaways from Livingston businesses and beyond, “is spectacular.” But what’s more “spectacular,” he said, is having the opportunity to give back to SBMC.
“We had the opportunity of going to Saint Barnabas hospital, going into the NICU and seeing babies that you can hold in your hand,” he said. “That is unbelievable–it brings everything to fruition of what we are trying to do.”
Former NICU and Miss New Jersey Pre-Teen Nyla Edwards, born seven weeks early at only 3 pounds 9 ounces, was on hand with her mother and father to talk about the NICU and the “amazing care” the staff at SBMC treated both of them with at the time.
“I was told that I was in the NICU, which saved my life, and I wouldn’t be here standing before you today to tell you about my amazing accomplishment,” said Nyla, who also told her story about the pageant. “I’ve learned that good things come to those who work hard and have big dreams–and I have big dreams. A premature birth won’t stop me from achieving my goals. I want to use my gifts to enrich my life and the lives of those around me.” Nyla will compete nationally against 39 girls for the American Miss Pre-Teen title. She is also on a mission to make a difference in her neighbors’ lives by donating coats and dollars during her upcoming coat drive in support of One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for them.
Rotary member Monte Ehrenkranz, thanking the Edwards family for attending and sharing their inspirational story, said the event keeps getting better every year.
“That’s why we are here,” he said. “We’re here to support Saint Barnabas and the Neo Intensive Care Unit.”
Stephen Zieniewicz, president of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, announced that SBMC is currently undergoing a fairly significant transformation, including moving the NICU to the new Cooperman Family Pavilion which is due to open in August. The NICU is expanding from where it is now, in a 7,000 square-foot facility, to a 35,000 square-foot space. “The spirit, the enthusiasm and the support of all of you in this room—the vendors the restaurants and everyone that has participated this event is phenomenal, so thank you,” said Zieniewicz. “The physicians that we have and the nursing staff, to take care of our smallest patients (who are in the most fragile part of their life) so they have a successful early childhood, and go on to be very successful citizens in our communities is really why we are here tonight.”
Lou LaSalle, vice president of external affairs announced that as of the 12th year of this event, more than $213,000 went back to the NICU. Dr. Shyan Sun, MD and Dr. Soon Kim, MD thanked the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club members for once again choosing the NICU as the recipient of their proceeds. “Over 13 years, we have collected a significant amount of funds that we’ve used to purchase quite a few pieces of high-tech equipment to save the babies’ lives,” said Sun, who added that a recent purchase included a cooling machine, which cools the baby’s brain during delivery and prevents damage. “On behalf of all the babies that have been saved from this technology, I want to say thank you to all of you for making it possible.”
Ehrenkranz concluded his remarks by thanking guests, restaurants and attendees who participated on their “own time and their own dime” to support this cause.
November 2017
Livingston Sunrise Rotary


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