Volume 60   Number 10
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:
September 12 - Kathy Kuzma: North Jersey Villages
September 19 John Cosgrove: How to Grow Membership
September 26 -  Evening Meeting - Friendship Exchange Guests 
October 3 - Business Meeting
October 10 - Kimberly Johnson - Founder Family Court GPS
October 17 - Beefsteak Planning Meeting
October 23 (Wednesday Evening) - BEEFSTEAK
October 24 - NO MEETING
September 15 - District 7490 Family Picnic
September 28 - Northern Highlands Rotary Octoberfest
Early October - Dictionary Project
October 23 - BEEFSTEAK
January 25 - Fashion Show
Our September 5th Meeting was our monthly Business Meeting, and we discussed a number of topics.
  • Fr. Felix was once again our guest, but he had sad news. We learned that his mother has recently died. There will be a memorial service for her at Nativity Church in Midland Park the evening of September 19.We will provide additional details shortly.
  • We are once again hosting the Fashion Show. The date is Sunday, January 25th, 2020. Contact Emmy to help out.
  • The DICTIONARY PROJECT will soon be upon us. Paul Vicente has ordered the dictionaries and has contacted the teachers. This year we include the 3rd graders at the Dawn Treader School. Paul will be setting up distribution dates, probably for the 2nd week of October – perhaps spilling over into the 3rd week. Once again we are extremely grateful to Carolyn Goodman and Expert Tutoring for making a donation to the Club to cover the costs of the dictionaries.
  • Saturday, September 7th was COMMUNITY DAY at MIDLAND PARK. Special thanks to Joe Monahan, Lloyd Vorderstrasse, Russ Kamp, Paul Platek, Bobbie Garlick, and Andy Garlick who came out to represent Rotary at the event.
  • On Saturday, September 7 the our Rotary District help a Rotary Foundation Seminar. Our Club was represented by Paul Platek and Andy Garlick. We will have a program on the Foundation and on our application for another Global Grant to drill another well in Nigeria in the near future.
  • Speaking of Grants, our Club has until September 30th to put in an application for a District Grant. Last year the District gave us $2,000 to support Billy’s Buddies at the Y. We can get up to $2,000 again this year for a worthy, local project. Please email Paul Platek with any ideas you may have for a grant ASAP!
  • Hurricane Dorian did unbelievable damage to the Bahamas and the coastal area in the US. Our District Disaster Committee is organizing fundraising and other relief. Every Rotarian should have received an email from Carl Hassett on ways they can contribute and help out.
  • On September 26 we will not meet in the morning, but will have an evening meeting. We will still meet at The Brick House, but at 6 in the evening. Food and drink will be available. We will have as out guests and speakers Rotarians from England here on Friendship Exchange. It will be a fun and informative evening. Get it on your calendar and invite friends!
  • On Saturday, September 28, our sister Club Northern Highlands is hosting an Octoberfest from 3 to 8 at the Adorno Fathers’ property. This may be a fun thing to attend as a Club. We will have more details at an upcoming meeting.
  • The BEEFSTEAK will be upon us before we know it. Please sell your tickets, solicit your gifts for the Tricky Tray Raffle, and get Table Sponsors. Contact Tom Madigan for copies of the solicitation form.
  • Finally, we will soon have a NEW MEMBER. Maggie Wolarik, who has been our guest for the last few weeks, has asked to join the Club. She will be inducted at the September 26th evening meeting.
Gift of Life Update
Carmen Platek brought Hans and his mother to visit the Club. Hans is doing well, and may soon be cleared to return to the Philippines.
He will need to come back in a few years for the second of three operations to fully fix his heart. Carmen chided all the members that she will hold us personally responsible to make sure Hans makes it back and has a host family for the next operation. We don’t think that will be a problem.
An official flag was formally adopted by Rotary International at the 1929 Convention in Dallas, Texas.
The Rotary flag consists of a white field with the official wheel emblem emblazoned in gold in the center of the field The four depressed spaces on the rim of the Rotary wheel are colored royal blue. The words "Rotary" and "International' printed at the top and bottom depressions on the wheel rim are also gold. The shaft in the hub and the key way of the wheel are white.

The first official Rotary flag reportedly was flown in Kansas City Missouri, in January 1915. In 1922 a small Rotary flag was carried over the South Pole by Admiral Richard Byrd, a member of the Winchester, Virginia Rotary Club. Four years later, the admiral carried a Rotary flag in his expedition to the North Pole.

Some Rotary clubs use the official Rotary flag as a banner at club meetings. In these instances it is appropriate to print the words "Rotary Club" above the wheel symbol, and the name of the city, state or nation below the emblem.

The Rotary flag is always prominently displayed at the World Headquarters as well as at all conventions and official events of Rotary International.
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