Westfield Rotary Announces Upcoming Schedule

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WESTFIELD – The Westfield Rotary meets on Tuesdays, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., for lunch at the Westfield Area YMCA in the second floor Kellogg room. They welcome guests to join them at any of their weekly meetings.

November 17 – Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. Westfield Rotarian and Psychologist, Peggy Rothbaum Ph.D. will teach ways to protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.


November 24 – Westfield Historical Society; New Directions
The Historical Society of Westfield was created in 1968 by a group of citizens interested in history and preservation. In 1971, they acquired the circa-1740 Miller-Cory House, which today is still operated as a “living museum” and staffed by Society volunteers. The organization recently received new funding and acquired the Reeve House where they intend to create a History and Cultural Center. Society President, Nancy Priest, will discuss the organization’s plans for the future and the long-term benefits to local citizens of their efforts towards historical preservation.

December 1 – Author: Rich Habits, The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals
Only about five percent of the population in the United States realizes true financial success. Why? What traits do they possess that make them so successful? Thomas C. Corley, CPA, Certified Financial Planner, President of Cerefice & Company, CPAs, spent five years researching the daily habits of the wealthy and the poor. What he discovered is now the subject of the new, groundbreaking, financial self help book, Rich Habits, due out early next year. He will share his findings in lively discussion.

December 8 – Congressman Leonard Lance – State of the Union
Congressman Leonard Lance was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2008 to represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties. He will speak to the Rotary club about the condition of the District, will discuss current legislation as well as his legislative agenda and priorities. He will also answer questions from the audience.

December 15 – Broadway Singers Holiday Concert
The Broadway Singers, directed by Kristine Smith-Morasso and Kenneth Horn, is an extra-curricular singing group made up of select seventh and eighth students from Edison Intermediate School in Westfield. Touring frequently both in and outside of the school district, the ensemble will sing a collection of seasonal favorites. A perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

December 22 – Ho, Ho, Ho – Holiday Party
Bring cookies to share and one small, fun gift for a little grab bag gift action! Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Eid and Merry Christmas to all!

December 29 no meeting

The Westfield Rotary was founded in 1921 and is a local service organization of professional women and men who live or work in the Westfield area. It is the largest provider of scholarships in Westfield, a major contributor to community grants and several international projects as well.

Westfield Rotary is linked to Rotary International that has 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries and 1.2 million members.  Through its humanitarian efforts, Rotary is committed to promoting health, peace and goodwill worldwide.

Anyone interested in attending a program or learning more about Rotary in Westfield, may contact President Mark Swingle at 1-908-379-2705 or email westfieldrotary@gmail.com.

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