Volume 60   Number 4
Welcome to the resurrected Hartman Gazette, the official Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Wyckoff-Midland Park. The Bulletin is named after John Hartman (1924-2002) a long time member of the Club and a PDG for District 7490. 
Make Note of our Upcoming Meetings:
August 1 - Business Meeting - Fellowship
August 8 - Inspiring Talk from Gian-Paul Gonzalez
August 15 - Rotarian John Adams
August 22 - District Governor John Mitchell Visit
The Ron Pepper Story
Ron Pepper has been a Rotarian and member of our Club since 2004, and has served a Club President twice. At the July 25th meeting Ron shared some things about himself, highlighting 5 key milestones in his life, including his “Rotary Moment”.  As with many of our members, Ron is particularly committed to the Gift of Life Program.
Over the course of this year we plan to have many of our Club Members share their stories with us. Join us on August 15 to hear from Rotarian John Adams.
Gift of Life Update
President Paul reported that our current Gift of Life Child, Hans, has seen the doctors, and he is far more ill than we had thought. He will apparently need many surgical procedures over the next several years. His currently surgery is temporarily on hold as we work out the logistics of bringing him back to America multiple times over to get the requisite surgeries need more than one and fix his heart.
We are confident that the necessary arrangements can be made quickly, and Hans will take the first step to whole health shortly. We, of course, will keep the Club advised.
Message from RI President
Mark Daniel Maloney
"During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary. We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so that we can achieve more.
Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized and strategic. I am asking every club to form an active membership committee consisting of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.
Your club's membership committee will then apply Rotary's classification system — designed to ensure that the range of professions in your community is well represented — to identify potential leaders with the skill, the talent, and the character that will strengthen your club. If your club's membership committee is unsure how to proceed, look to the club membership committee checklist on Rotary.org for clearly defined steps to organizing its work.
How else will we connect to grow Rotary? We will also form new types of clubs — either independent clubs or satellite clubs — with different meeting experiences and engaging service opportunities, not just where there is no Rotary, but also where Rotary is already thriving. No Rotary club in the world can possibly serve all segments of its community. Therefore, we must organize new clubs to engage the community leaders who cannot connect with our existing clubs."
This week's chuckle!
Debate your favorite Rock Band at our meetings - every Thursday morning at 7:30 am at The Brick House - 179 Godwin Ave in Wyckoff.
If you are not a member, check us out and be our guest for Breakfast, Fellowship, and Inspiration, any Thursday morning!
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