Boro Administrator; Former Councilman Join Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, January 13, 2013, 11:55 AM EST
Borough Administrator Joseph D'Arco and former Councilman Dennis Arslanian joined the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club at the beginning of the year 2013. Sworn in by Past President Mukesh Malkan and sponsored by Mel Fabrikant, these two new members represent the resurgence of membership in the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club. President Joe Castelano not only welcomed the two new Rotarians, but had the club members, in traditional Sunrise style, rise, greet and welcome each candidate.
It was difficult for these two new members to hold everything; they each being given a club shirt, a club emblem flag and a new member kit along with a Rotary pin . One of the traditions involved in giving the club emblem flag is that they are instructed to visit another Rotary club anywhere in the world who's flag is not displayed on the club banner and to exchange banners with that club and return it for insertion.
Under discussion for the club is the upcoming major fundraiser, the Fashion Show. This year's show will be held at The Fiesta in Wood Ridge on Thursday , June 6th. In addition to a door prize and a Tricky Tray, the club has arranged for sit down eating instead of a buffet without a major price increase. The monies gained from this show go to major Rotary and Paramus charities and departments. The Rotary charity is the Gift of Life, a program that brings in a child from an underdeveloped country with a cardiac problem. The child and parent/guardian is housed by a local family and taken to one of several hospitals for the cardiac care. Within a week or two, the child returns home cured and ready to return to normal life. The success rate has been almost 100%.
Anyone willing to assist the club in this fundraiser can do so by either donating items for the Tricky Tray or to advertize in their journal that goes out to every attendee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The club is planning to donate an electric lock door opener to the Joseph Cipolla Senior Center and is just waiting for an installer to surface. They are also checking with Jay Sexton, Superintendent of the Shade Tree & Parks Department to coordinate a date for the planting of flowers in the flowers boxes at the Paramus Bandshell. The boxes were donated by the club in its first year and they have maintained it ever since.