Submitted by Lois Bhatt (
Mr. Don Bailey is a principal of Bristlecone Partners, a management consultancy which he formed after a long and successful career in the insurance world.  He will present to the Rotary Club of Madison on Thursday, February 10, 2022.  Mr. Bailey has been coaching executives for more than 20 years and will share his unique coaching skills to help build stronger teams in a variety of settings. Mr. Bailey is a resident of Morristown, previously of Madison, NJ.
Members of the public are welcome to join this meeting. The Rotary Club of Madison currently meets via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM.  Interested guests should visit the Club’s website at for log-in details and for more information about Madison Rotary.
Submitted by Ellie Benz (
Shopping, shopping, shopping!  We went shopping on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Ocean State Job Lot in Sparta, New Jersey.  We had our grant money to spend, as well as our Club’s investment in the project.  After receiving a wish list from the Sussex County Food Pantry Director, Rita Oroho, six intrepid Branchville Rotarians and one Friend of Branchville Rotary gathered at Ocean State before the doors opened.  We were assigned a dedicated checker (our famous and friendly Brian) and we each grabbed a shopping cart and started filling them.  Carts full of laundry pods, spray cleaners, bar soap, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, tooth brushes and anti-bacterial wipes were soon in line at the cash register while we watched with bated breath as the register receipt got longer and longer!  At the end of the shopping spree, we went over by $3 + dollars.
After the items were stuffed into three SUVs, we headed off to Newton to the Sussex County Food Pantry where we were greeted with open arms and big smiles.
Thanks to our Club Foundation Chair, Cindy Allen, and Rotarian shoppers Bonnie Majka, Mike Dolan, Mandy Dudziak, Dawn Hall, Jeanne Heinke, Ellie Benz, and our best friend of our Club, Ellie’s hubby, Rich Kelsky, for making this grant happen in a most meaningful way.  Two of our brand new members participated in the shopping.  Both said how good they felt about what we were doing.
This is our Club’s fourth year using grant monies to support the Sussex County Food Pantry.  Each year the need grows greater.  The items we shopped for are not covered by any government food stamp program, so what we provide has even greater value.
Stay tuned for a full report on our club’s participation in the United Way of Northern New Jersey Chili Open Golf (yes golf!) Classic.
Submitted by Mike Pine (
Princeton Corridor Rotary Club - to extend our club's fundraising efforts -  we will be sponsoring our 5th annual Super Bowl Box Pool.  $20/box (6 boxes for $100).  
The box pool will be run online.  Please click the link above which will take you to a site that will list all the rules, allow you to pick your box and give instructions for payment.
Participation is first come first serve, please make payment to...
Venmo - @Mike-Pine
Here are the ground rules:
  • Grid of 10x10 matrix with 100 total boxes
  • $20 per box...6 boxes for $100
  • 50% of the proceeds will go to Rotary as a fundraising project.  Empty (unsold) boxes, if there are any, will be labeled "Rotary", with winnings on these boxes getting pushed until the next quarter UNLESS, the final game ending prize is a "Rotary" win, in which case the prize will go to Rotary.   
  • Once the boxes are sold (or the day before the game if any remain unsold) the numbers from "0-9" will be randomly  drawn from a hat to complete first the top row, then again for the side row.
  • Prizes will be based on percentages of dollars (based on boxes sold).  Below prize dollar estimates assume sell out of 100 boxes.  Actual prizes based on the percentage of proceeds.
Prizes  Percentage(if not sold out)                       Dollars (If Sold Out)
Q1      12.5%                                                          $125
Half     25%                                                            $250
Q3      12.5%                                                          $125
Final+  50%                                                            $500
+ Final prize based on Final score (if game goes into overtime tie score at end of Q4 is NOT the winner, but FINAL game score is the winner of the prize marked "Final"). 
Winners will be based on the name in the box which matches the last digit of the score for each team, in each quarter.  As an example, if the score at the end of the first quarter is Team A =7 and Team B = 14 then the person with Team A = 7 and Team B = 4 wins the prize for the first quarter (14 ends in 4). 
I'll send the final grid out via e-mail to all participants prior to the start of the game.  This pool is open to people outside the club so ask your friends and business associates if they would like to participate. 
If you have any questions please call/text me at 215-620-3378 or e-mail me at
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