Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club Donates Two Thousand Four Hundred Dollars To Local Organizations
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 06:49 PM EDT
At a recent meeting, Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club donated $2,400 to three local organizations. The funds for these donations came from the support of patrons at the Annual Fashion Show. Immediate Past President Joe Castelano supported by President Sophie Stone not only gave money to the Paramus Police Department, the Paramus Fire Department and the Pancreatic Research, but is also giving monies to other local organizations. As IPP Castelano said, we could not have raised the money without the support of the people of Paramus who attended and or participated in our major fundraiser.
The Paramus Police Department led by Police Chief Kenny Ehrenberg and accompanied by Detective Mike Cebulski, PBA 186 President, and Police Officer Todd Colaianni, PBA Bullet Proof Vest Committee representative, gratefully received their $1,000.00 check. As Cebulski remarked, they had ordered 77 new vests and the chief was the only one to get back-ordered. The officers demonstrated the vests and showed that they wore them all the time when on duty. Chief Ehrenberg, in thanking the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club, mentioned that wearing one had saved the life of the only officer involved in a gun battle in recent years.
Jean Weber was on hand to accept $400.00 from Castelano and from Sunrise member Janet Pomante for the Pancreatic Research project. She mentioned that her husband had died from pancreatic cancer and that she was dedicated to helping research a cure.
Two chiefs from the Paramus Fire Department received their $ 1,000.00 check and demonstrated the use that would be given. They brought a red marker which they attach onto fire hydrants throughout the town to help locate them in times of snow or bad weather. When Chief of Company #4 Kevin Sheehan demonstrated the unit, it brought a wise crack that he had better put it down before a dog mistook him for the hydrant!
Next week, the club will donate $1,000.00 to the Paramus Library.
Anyone interested in visiting the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club may do so any Tuesday morning, 8 AM, at Doctors Express, 67 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus. The club is always on the lookout for new membership and will gladly explain the qualifications.