Members of the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club are very serious about the good work they do in our local communities and throughout the world, but they certainly don’t take themselves too seriously.
The BH/R Rotary Club members recently donned red noses in support of Red Nose Day, a fundraising project sponsored by Walgreens and NBC, which raises money for children’s charities. These local doctors, lawyers, bankers, and business owners encourage others to support the project by donning a red nose of their own. The whole event culminates with a live television special on NBC (May 26 at 9 pm), featuring some of the biggest stars of comedy, film and music.
Red Nose Day was started over 30 years ago in the UK by Comic Relief, an organization that uses the power of entertainment and laughter to help fight children’s poverty. In 2015, over $23 million in total was raised, and this year the Red Nose event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Feeding America; the Children’s Health Fund; The Global Fund; the National Urban League; OxFam America; Save the Children; and several other charities that serve children in need.
Members of the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club invite you to get seriously silly, too.
Want to make a difference in people’s lives? The Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club is an energetic and enthusiastic group of citizens working hands-on to improve our local communities and the world. Interested parties are invited to join the Club at one of its weekly luncheon meetings, held on Mondays at 12:15pm at Houlihan’s in Ramsey. For more about Club activities and membership, please call Bob Baron, Membership Chair, at 201-934-1222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bergenhighlandsrotary.org.
The Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club has been supporting educational and charitable needs in Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River and Upper Saddle River since 1952. The Club provides college scholarships for local students and funding for local causes such as the Center for Food Action, Table to Table, the DACCKS Group, the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, MEVO, and Habitat for Humanity.
The Club recently established a working partnership with Ramapo College, following the earthquake in Nepal, to fund assistance for Ramapo students impacted by disasters. As part of Rotary International, the Club also raises funds to support educational, medical and sanitary facilities in Nicaragua and Haiti, as well as cornea transplant and dialysis facilities in India.