2016 Tenafly BOE Candidate’s Night Debate

THANK YOU the debate was a great success – you can see it on Ch 77 for yourself. It will be shown 1/day until the election, Nov 8.
The Tenafly Rotary Club is proud to sponsor this year’s BOE Candidate’s Debate at the Tenafly High School Media Center Monday October 24, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. If you can’t make it, you can watch on Channel 77 and phone your questions in.

All candidates are planning to participate. The following are running for three (3) 3-year terms:







The following are running for one (1) 2-year term:




Help Jerry’s #1 Grandson & Fight LGL Leukemia Golf Tournament

Tenafly Rotary Club’s President Gerry Kotch received the news four years ago that his oldest grandson (now 35) was stricken with LG Leukemia, a rare bone-marrow cancer. To help he called upon his Rotary Club to raise funds for the research program at the University of Virginia.  This year’s golf tournament & Dinner will be at Valley Brook Golf Course on Wednesday Sept 21. Join us for golf or just dinner. (Half of the net proceeds will be donated to the Office of Concern food pantry in Englewood.)

If you can’t make it please send donations (marked for LGL Leukemia Research) to :

Rotary Club of Tenafly
PO Box 50
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Click here for application & sponsorship opportunities. We really appreciate your help!
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support!

Hole 1 Sponsored by Jim Moscone Plumbing 50 W Railroad Ave, Tenafly 201.569.3823
Hole 2 Sponsored by Highwood Roofing Co 56 S Front St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201. 244.0125
Hole 3 Sponsored by Griffin Restaurant Cresskill, NJ
Hole 5 Burton & Lisa Wistotsky – Englewood Rotary Club
Hole 8 The Hungry Peddler (201) 894-0718 · 470 Knickerbocker Rd Cresskill, NJ 07626
Hole 10 Law Firm of Dipisa & Lago, LLC Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Hole 13 Sponsored by Ed Dolinger – acclaimed author of Stolen.
Hole 16 Martin Huguley – Coldwell Banker – Tenafly
Hole 18 In Memory of Bob Watt – Tenafly Rotary Club
Hole-In-One Sponsor – Honda of Tenafly

Rotary on Hercules’ Radio Show

It was a pleasure being on Hercules’ show talking about our Charity Golf Tournament to support research for LGL Leukemia Sept 21. You can sign up for the golf tournament & dinner or just dinner at TenaflyRotaryClub.org/golf/.

I was also  on with Steve from the Rotary Club of Parkridge who was telling us about their 5K Run & Walk. You can sign up at ParkridgeRotary.org

It was fun.

2016 Tenafly Rotary New Teachers Luncheon

Tenafly Rotary New Teacher Luncheon Participants
Tenafly Rotary New Teacher Luncheon Participants

The Tenafly Rotary Club was happy to host our annual Luncheon at the Clinton Inn for the new teachers and staff at Tenafly this year (and a few that were hired after the luncheon last year.) Introductory remarks from Rotary President Gerry Kotch and Invocation from Rotarian and Mayor Peter Rustin. (Individual pictures below) Continue reading 2016 Tenafly Rotary New Teachers Luncheon

Rails to Trails

The Tenafly Rotary is investigating the possibility of partnering with Rotary Clubs north of Tenafly to help replace the unused track from Tenafly to the State line.  Plans and permits for light rail end in Englewood. This means for the next couple of decades the rail line going through Tenafly will be unused. Until CSX has a permited use for the line the possibility exists to turn the tracks into a walkway/bike path. Rails to Trails has helped with this in numerous communities. The Tenafly Rotary Club met with Shepard Grinker of the Tenafly Bicycle Workshop to explore the benefits of the program.

Rotary Club Of Tenafly discussing Rails To Trails
Rotary Club Of Tenafly discussing Rails To Trails

Meeting with the Cresskill/Demarest Roatary on Rails To Trails

Meeting with the Cresskill/Demarest Roatary on Rails To Trails

Don Zeiler’s Invocations

We are transcribing Don Zeiler’s invocations that he wrote for the Tenafly Rotary over many years. Please follow the latest we’ve transcribed under invocations. We hope to add a few each week. (Dates of entry are manipulated to keep invocations in alphabetical order.)

America (2) – Tenafly Rotary Invocation


(After the Oklahoma City bombing and the discovery of terrorist groups)

Oh, Lord, what is happening to America-the-beautiful – to the people and government so much of the world looks up to?

I for one, Lord, pray that there will be no more armed bands in uniforms threatening to change events with their guns instead of with their ballot box. The intended threat of terror sounds too much like the fascist and Nazi movements of old. Lord, America is made up of people who came here from all parts of the world and, for the most part, live as brothers. We ask that you give strength and courage to those who love our country and our democratic way of life.

Don Zeiller