BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights had the honor of a visit from Tulsi Maharjan, the District Governor of Rotary International - District 7510. 

Tulsi, born and raised in Nepal, shared a personal moment in his life that took place on a return visit 20 years ago, that influenced his efforts over the past two decades.  On that visit, Tulsi became aware of the many school-age children not in classrooms because their families could not afford the $50 cost per year to attend.  That moment altered Tulsi’s personal charitable efforts and helped nurture the vision for the District’s Passion Into Action  movement.  This effort strives to empower all of our members to leverage the Rotary’s resources in support of their personal causes – whether for example that personal passion is in support of veterans, underprivileged children, or some other worthy candidates for assistance. 

Tulsi also invited club members to join him for “New Year’s on top of the world” -  - a January trip to Nepal he is currently organizing.  Tulsi, a member of the Rotary Club of Branchburg was accompanied by Joe Cash, the Branchburg club’s Sargent at Arms.  Joe spoke enthusiastically regarding the District Conference to be held in May 2014, in the Somerset, NJ area. 

At this meeting, the Berkeley Heights Club also honored its own, presenting a certificate recognizing member Bob McManus’ 25 years of service to Rotary (fellow 25 year member Gerry Harris, service was recognized this past summer).