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Our 2016 Christmass tree fundraiser is over. We have sold out.  Thank you to all supporters of Maplewood Rotary.
Beginning with nearly 550 trees, the Maplewood Rotary Club’s 2016 Christmas Tree Sale has been receiving a strong turnout by local residents since the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This past weekend we have sold close to 200 trees plus wreathes and other Christmas goodies.  All profits go to local charitable causes.  The Rotary Club would like to thank all the hard working Rotarian's, their family members who helped, Maplewood Boy Scout Troop 5 and Seton Halls fraternity Alpha Chi Rho. (The Scouts and Alpha Chi Rho also assisted Maplewood Rotary with their annual spaghetti dinner held last month at St. Joe's Church in Nov 12, 2016). Also very helpful were members of the Local Landscaper community who show their commitment to our local community, where many work and or live. Shown below in bottom picture.
Troop 5 Boy Scouts serving the community. Along with Parent leaders.
We have absolutely great trees from Pennsylvania.....Douglas Furs and Frazier Furs...priced from $25 to $90.  We anticipate to "sell out" early this year, so do not wait! Hours are M-F 6-8pm, and Sat and Sunday .9am - 5:45 pm.
Members of the Local Landscaper community who show their commitment to our local community, where many work and or live, along with Tom Venezi, chairperson of our Christmas tree event!

The Maplewood Rotary Club is now holding our weekly meeting Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 at Toro Loco, 23 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079.    Note: During period from Thanksgiving till the New Year, we do not hold restaurant meetings. We all are at Our Christmas tree sale at the Maplewood Town Pool ((187 Boyden Ave, Maplewood, NJ) M-F 6-8pm, and Sat - Sunday at 9;00 to 5:45 pm. (Tree sales end when we run out of Eric Yergan at 646-831-4746 with any questions or to get in contact)

Visitors and prospective members are welcome.


Beginning with nearly 450 trees, the Maplewood Rotary Club’s 2012 Christmas Tree Sale ended on Sunday afternoon.  The Rotary Club would like to thank all the hard working Rotarians, their family members who helped, Maplewood Boy Scout Troop 5, Livingston Boy Scout Troop 12 and the volunteer community members who unloaded, set up and sold the Christmas Trees. See the story on Patch here: Image
A 30-year tradition is renewed beginning Saturday, after Thanksgiving, as the Maplewood Rotarians arrive at the Maplewood Community Pool, bright and early, to unload fresh Christmas Trees delivered from rural Pennsylvania.  Fraser Firs and Douglas Firs will be available in various sizes and one is sure to be the perfect fit for your home.  Prices range from $25 to $125.  And, you can also choose from a wonderful selection of beautiful wreaths,   expertly decorated by long-time Rotarian Carol Gilligan and her helpers.  See the Patch story here: Image
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.  See the story on Patch here: Image
In October, Maplewood and South Orange Rotarians completed their annual 3rd Grade Dictionary Project by giving a dictionary to every 3rd grader, nearly 600 students combined, in Maplewood and South Orange.  Third-graders are selected to receive the books because their reading and writing skills typically improve and they begin learning how use reference materials at this level.  See the Patch Story here:
The Maplewood Rotary Club’s weekly meeting turned magical when special guest Maggie Doyne shared her story.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the room and all in attendance were inspired by her accomplishments.  Members of the Madison and South Orange Rotary Clubs also attended.  The Maplewood and Madison clubs joined forces to help with a new Well for Maggie's High School being built in 2013.  Full Story here: Image
Mark your calendars! The Maplewood Rotary Club’s 15th Annual Affair of the Heart Gala benefiting the Gift of Life NJ will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Maplewood Country Club. Your Rotary hosts will be providing a wonderful cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, delicious food, and live entertainment. Come and support this wonderful program and help us honor our Citizen of the Year, Maplewood fire fighter Joe Callaghan who truly embodies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self! 


 On October 23, 2011, the Maplewood Rotary Club partnered with local business owner Nancy Marshall of Nancy’s Fancy Antiques to present the First Annual What’s It Worth? Antique Expo



The Maplewood Rotary Club made its second annual donation this year to Camp Maple - a six-week program offered to children with special needs who reside in Maplewood and South Orange. 
In December, the Maplewood and South Orange Rotary Clubs ran their Annual Dictionary Project provided every third grader in the SOMA school district with a Webster's dictionary of his or her own.
Almost two decades ago, Cyril Noirtin, then a high school student from Nancy, France, received a special gift from Rotary: a chance to participate in an exchange to Wisconsin, USA, hosted by the Rotary Club of Lake Country-Hartland.
Ask Japanese Rotarians what the acronym UNHCR stands for, and most will correctly answer that it's the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, headed by Sadako Ogata from 1991 to 2000.


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Maplewood Rotary made it's 2nd annual donation to Camp Maple in 2010. The money will be used to fund the camp's activities and transportation for field trips. George Rague and Noelle Stewart-Sullivan head the camp.
On April 12th, Rotary District 7470 was honored by Easter Seals New Jersey's Camp Merry Heart for the District's long-term support of Camp Merry Heart.

The Maplewood Rotary Club is currently meeting weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 at Toro Loco Restaurant, bottom level.

Toro Loco is located at 23 Valley St, South Orange.  NJ 07079.