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Trina Mallik, a Madison resident and Vice President of Global Programs, Institute for Sustainable Communities, will speak to the Madison Rotary on April 14th.  Ms. Mallik will address the challenges in implementing sustainability practices in our communities, in particular the more severe impacts of climate change and environmental degradation suffered by poorer, urban communities. Such unequal impacts can be seen in hospital admission for asthma, more extreme summer heat and greater risks from flooding.
She has advanced degrees from New York University and George Washington University in business, finance, and engineering management. She currently is with the Institute for Sustainable Communities which promoting sustainability projects both in the United States and in Asia. Prior to that she was with The Nature Conservancy, and she has served on the Madison Environmental Commission.  
The Rotary Club of Madison meets each Thursday morning at the Madison YMCA at 111 Kings Road, Madison from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.. Meetings are also accessible by Zoom.  Please visit the Rotary website at for information on accessing the meetings via Zoom, and for any updates to the schedule and other meeting details. Please note that Rotary meetings, speakers, or speaker schedules are potentially subject to change.  All are welcome to attend.
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As Rotary International recently named “supporting the environment” its newest area of focus, Madison Rotary is inviting the public to its biannual Community Shredding Day, joined by Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore collection truck as well as bicycle repair by Paul “The Bike Guy” Lemaire. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Madison Municipal Parking Lot #1, at the corner of Prospect Street and Kings Road by the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Squad.
All are encouraged to take advantage of Morris Habitat for Humanity and Madison Rotary’s services to reclaim valuable space in their homes and offices at the same event, both by donating unneeded items and by safely destroying and recycling sensitive documents.
Madison Rotary has contracted a professional shredding service to provide secure destruction of sensitive documents on-site, after which the shredded papers will be recycled into other paper products. The cost is $5 per box or grocery bag. Larger containers will be accepted and priced accordingly. Cash and checks will be accepted. All proceeds from the shredding event will be used by the Madison Rotary, a 501(c)(3) charity, for service projects benefiting the community.
Also on hand will be a truck from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which will gratefully accept area residents’ new or very gently used home building materials, lighting and plumbing fixtures, hardware items in original packaging, fine art and collectibles, and furniture and other home furnishings in excellent condition.  Having the ReStore truck come to Madison is a convenience for would -be donors,  as the ReStore facility is located in Randolph.  ReStore’s inventory is 100% donated by businesses and individuals and sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds are used to build affordable homes in Morris County and surrounding areas. Donations to the ReStore have built over 30 homes and kept over 14,000 tons of usable building materials, furniture and appliances out of landfills since May 2007.
Also at the event will be Paul “The Bike Guy” Lemaire.  Lemaire has been doing bike repairs for friends and family for over 50 years, and currently repairs bikes for local charitable organizations.  Basic bike repairs will be made on the spot for $20.00. Typical repairs include tire inflation, brake and shifter adjustments, wheel truing, headset adjustment, chain lubrication, and other adjustments. There will be a nominal charge for any required parts, such as tubes and cables.  More extensive repairs will be considered, depending on available time.
Please contact Steve Shannon at for questions about the event. Please visit for more information about Madison Rotary.
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