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Saturday, August 27 2016 @ 02:39 PM EDT

Bergen Town Center Bahama Breeze Hosts Four Rotary Clubs


Meet and Greet
Mayor Rich LaBarbiera, along with First Lady Maryann LaBarbiera, Rotary District Governor Lenny Agrusti, Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joe Lagana visited Bahama Breeze to welcome the Rotarians and guests. Consisting of the four Paramus Rotary Clubs, a Meet & Greet was inaugurated to help expose Rotary to the public. Over fifty people attended this function at Bahama Breeze, located at the Bergen Town Center. Bahama Breeze Manager Dave Simon was so impressed with the turnout for this event that, should it be held in warmer weather, offered the outside patio for exclusivity and ambiance.

Initiated by Paramus Sunrise Rotary, The Little Club That Could, the Paramus Rotary Club, the Bergen Community College Rotary Club and the Sunset-Central Bergen Rotary Club gathered together recently in the friendly background offered by Bahama Breeze to meet the public. There are still people, potential Rotarians, who know nothing about Rotary. This was proven by several of the attendees, one of whom joined up that night and three other people who expressed the desire to learn more from select clubs.

The advantage of the Meet & Greet was that each club meets at a different time and some on different days. Starting the week would be Paramus Sunrise on Tuesday morning 8 AM followed by Bergen Community College Rotary that meets at 12:30PM and Sunset-Central Bergen which meets at 6:30 PM, both on Wednesdays and the Paramus Rotary Club meets at 12:30 PM on Thursdays. Visitors were offered insight into some of the projects and community service work that each club has done. Their devotion to the Rotary motto of 'Service Above Self' was depicted in handouts and by conversation.

First Lady Maryann LaBarbiera, an Honorary Member of the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club, as is her husband, the Mayor, has not only offered to host a Gift of Life Child, but has graciously offered her home for a Paramus Sunrise Rotary Fireside Chat.

Anyone wishing more information about the four Rotary Clubs can contact Mel Fabrikant at mel@paramuspost.com.


by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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