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Community Activist Sworn in as West Orange Rotary President

Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, pictured with husband Warren, sworn in as president of the Rotary Club of West Orange
Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, Michael Karu, and next year's President Elect Peter Horn

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Community activist and West Orange resident Cynthia Hadley-Bailey was recently sworn in as president of the Rotary Club of West Orange during a ceremony at Mayfair Farms. She is the 91st president of the West Orange chapter and the sixth female president.

Hadley-Bailey was inducted into the West Orange Rotary in 2010 and has been active in several committees, including the Third Grade Dictionary Project (through which all third graders in West Orange schools receive dictionaries), the Community Service Awards and the Scholarship Committee as well as participating the July 4 and Taste of the World fundraisers.

“During my presidency, I plan to promote rotary in our township,” said Hadley-Bailey. “Most people do not know what rotary is all about, locally and internationally. I plan to attend town council and board of education meetings, local community organization meetings informing them about rotary, and hopefully can recruit new members.”

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She also said she is looking into holding an evening meeting to attract working people in the town who cannot attend the club’s 12:15 p.m. meetings on Fridays.

“We live in a diverse town and I hope during my presidency I can recruit more people of all ethnic groups, embrace them and encourage them to become a member of the Rotary Club of West Orange,” she said.

Hadley-Bailey has long been involved in grassroots community efforts to improve education, helping to establish Parents Advocating Special Services in Education (PASSE) and coordinating the West Orange African Heritage Organization tutoring program at Hazel Elementary School with students from Seton Hall Prep. She has previously served as president for both organizations.

As a township activist, Hadley-Bailey has served as chair of the West Orange Human Relations Commission and worked with the Mayor’s Program for Individuals with Disabilities. Within the county, she serves as vice chairperson of the West Orange Democratic County Committee and is a member of NAACP of the Oranges.

On Oct. 20, Rotary International President Barry Rassin will serve as the keynote speaker at the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of West Orange. The event will be held at Mayfair Farms and will feature a cocktail reception and dinner.

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