The Maplewood Rotary Club again sends its sincerest Thanks to everyone who supported our annual Affair of the Heart fundraiser last April; especially all the hard working people at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, our principal event sponsor.
Proceeds from the Affair of the Heart dinner were dedicated to our club’s involvement in Rotary’s Gift of Life program, which provides critical heart surgery for children from developing countries around the world. With your help, our club was the sole sponsor of a medical mission to Kemerovo, Siberia, arranged by the International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF) headquartered in Memphis, TN.
The director of ICHF, Dr. Bill Novick, recently delivered our club a heart-warming update to share the great success of their recent mission. Novick noted, “Thirteen precious lives were saved during the two-week mission by Dr. Boris Vingradsky’s team from Toledo, OH. Two very difficult heart surgeries were performed and they were and the first-of-their-kind in Siberia. All these children would have perished without your help.”
Maplewood Rotary Club’s Gift of Life Co-chairperson Rick Porter said, “The sincere gratitude we feel for these doctors, their teams of amazing medical professionals and for the support we receive from our communities, is impossible to convey in words. We are sure, however, of one thing- nothing comes close to the joy you receive from helping a child!”
About Maplewood Rotary Club
The Rotary Club is an International Organization comprised of community leaders around the globe and is most famous for nearly eradicating Polio. The Maplewood Rotary Club has been sharing their time, talents and resources to help make our community and the world a better place, since 1930.
Our next project, is the Annual Holiday Tree Sale. Please come support your community by purchasing your tree from us! Tree sales start the, the week after Thanksgiving @ the Maplewood Community Pool located at 187 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood. Hours are Sat-Sun, 9 am - 6 pm; Mon-Fri, 6 pm - 8 pm. Please tell Your Friends & Neighbors!
The Maplewood Rotary Club is always looking for new members. It is a service club, nonreligious, nonpolitical and open to everyone. We meet every Tuesday at 6:30pm at Cryan’s in South Orange. Anyone looking to find out more information, please come join us for a meeting or go to: www.maplewoodrc.org or visit us on Facebook “Rotary Club of Maplewood, NJ.”