Members of The Rotary Club of Westfield recently attended Rotary International's District Conference in Skytop, Pennsylvania. Along with members from up to 60 clubs in the Central New Jersey area, local Rotarians assisted in supporting District-wide initiatives including Pure Water for the World, Shelter Box and Homes for Hope in Ecuador.
Founded in Chicago by Paul Harris and a few of his colleagues, Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, and to promote peace under the motto Service Above Self. Rotary's hallmark program to eradicate polio was launched in the Philippines in 1985, and since then, has immunized over 2 billion children eliminating 99% of Polio around the world. This will be only the second disease ever eradicated, the first being smallpox.
Pictured left to right front row: Veronique Cordier - Board Member; Sherry Cronin - Vice President Elect; Lauren Falk - Treasurer; Liz Ensslin - Scholarship Committee Chair; Nancy Jackson - Secretary
Pictured left to right back row: Klever Tiban - spouse Cordier; Dr. D. Michael Hart - Past District Governor; Ray Kostyack - President Elect; Byron Miller - Past President, Past Assistant and Deputy Governor, Recipient Service above Self Award; Mark Elsasser - Past President; Mark Swingle - President; John Cronin - Spouse; Ed Ensslin - Spouse; Lyn Jackson - Spouse.