Sierra Club Director Marty Cohen is the Speaker at Sunset Rotary Meeting
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, September 08, 2013, 04:24 PM EDT
North Central New Jersey ICO is a volunteer outreach program of the Sierra Club which provides wilderness recreational and learning experiences in the New Jersey and surrounding areas for those parts of the population that would not otherwise experience them. While most of our affiliate groups are youth oriented, ICO also works with adults with special needs. They can work with small groups to develop physical, psychological, emotional, and even academic skills through outdoor experiences that explore the natural world of the greater metropolitan area.
ICO works with community agencies that want to provide outings programs for members. Agencies may include schools, church and neighborhood youth groups, rehabilitation centers, and outdoor clubs. ICO provides the equipment necessary to conduct safe wilderness experiences: daypacks, backpacks, water bottles, cooking gear, sleeping bags, water purifiers and first aid kits. Most ICO outings are conducted free of charge. Outings may include day hikes, backpacking, canoeing, white-water rafting, bicycling and cross-country skiing. If you want to offer your services as a volunteer contact ICO at this email address:
Sunset Rotary Club, which meets every Wednesday at the BoneFish Grill, Paramus Park, takes pride in offering members the opportunity to interact with experts in many fields and by so doing become more knowledgeable and more able to offer assistance to those in need. There are over 34,000 Rotary clubs with 1.2 million members in over 150 countries. Rotarians believe that to change the world members start with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. If you would like to become a Rotarian please contact our President Tom Shea (201-447-4215) or our Membership Chairman Steve Wolferman (201-483-7193).