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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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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:
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
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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!

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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.
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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:
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By DANIELLE SANTOLA   November 9, 2016
Reprinted from TAPintoLivingston (
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.
Livingston Sunrise Rotary Annual Food Tasting Event Reaches 13th Year Danielle Santola 2016-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
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On August 11, 2016, Livingston Sunrise Rotary and Nutley Rotary Club co-hosted 27 students and 3 leaders from District 2670, Shikoku, Japan. 
The students are visiting our district for three weeks and our annual hosting responsibility is to treat them to a day at Point Pleasant Beach.
As the day approached I was concerned about the forecast of horrible thunderstorms and what to do with the students in case of inclement weather. As it turned out, I hit rain driving down the GSP, but as I arrived in Point Pleasant at 9:30 AM the sun was out and it was hot.
The bus pulled up around 10:00 AM and the students exited and lined up so we could provide them their beach badges and find out what they would like to eat for lunch. Once this task was completed we led them to the beach and set up chairs and umbrellas close to the water. Some of the students went directly to the water and others went to investigate the boardwalk.
PDG Jim Allison’s finger in the way
We told all of the students to meet us at the entrance to Jenkinson’s at 12:00 for lunch.We all had a choice of hamburgers, hots dogs, pizza or salad at lunch.  Afterwards we got to enjoy some additional beach time.  We told the students to meet us back at the boardwalk at 2:30 for ice cream before they had to get back on the bus to leave. As pictured below, along with President Scott and Ellen, they seemed to enjoy this part of the day.
Even Past District Governor, Jim Allison was enjoying ice cream along with the students.
Thank you to our club and the Nutley club for allowing me to have fun each year participating in our district’s Japanese Exchange Student day at the beach. Hopefully next year you all will participate in this fun day as well.
LSR and Japanese Exchange Students At The Beach Monte Ehrenkranz 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
On July 21, twenty-eight American students including one Livingston High School Interact member along with two adult leaders returned safely from Japan after a fantastic experience with their host families on the island of Shikoku in southern Japan.  They discovered new foods, learned about the Japanese language and culture and developed friendships that will last a lifetime.  
They traveled from the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto to the whirlpools of Naruto and from the great Buddha of Nara to the Awa dances of Tokushima.  They learned about making paper and indigo dying,  learned to defend themselves at the Dojo, and at the many temples and shrines they visited, they learned to be thankful for what they have in life, and how believers find enlightenment. 
The students visited high schools, beaches and the National TV Station in Kochi.  Many of the students spoke at Rotary Club meetings all across District 2670. The team also visited Hiroshima and Peace Memorial Park, where they saw pictures and remnants of the atrocities of war, and learned about efforts to ban nuclear weapons.
They were greeted by Mayors and treated like royalty during the entire trip.
But with all of these great experiences, the most important thing they learned was about the people of Japan.  Their generosity, their humility, their deep concern for others, and their incredible hospitality were the highlights of the trip. They will always remember them and their friendship.
Now we await the arrival of 27 students and 3 leaders from District 2670, Shikoku, Japan.  On July 28, we will greet their team at JFK Airport and hold a welcoming party at Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna. 
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