Meeting Location

Meeting Location:
The George Inn (click for directions)
84 Route 94
McAfee, NJ
Tuesdays 7:00 PM

August 19, 2008

This evening we were joined by Melinda Carlton, the Vernon Township Manager who provided an overview/update of various town projects and issues. It has been a few years since we've had our township manager here and though Melinda has only been on the job eight months, she seems to have a solid understanding of many of the issues facing the administration and the township at large.

The conversation was wide-ranging and while several members expressed some frustration with the way things have been done in the past, the mood was polite and constructive. Given the knowledge that members have of the town's history, Melinda received some important insights which will help her as she continues to work on various issues.

Coming out of the meeting, one cannot help but realize that there is much more work to be done. It is important that as local business leaders that we have the opportunity to work with the Town and it seems that Melinda would welcome the input and the assistance.

August 1, 2008

We had an enjoyable meeting with the new District Governor, Janice Teetsell on July 22> She and her assistant along with Melanie Matthies, our Assistant Governor, joined us for a brief Board of Director's Meeting just prior to the regular meeting. During the meeting, we voted Janet O'Neill into the Club as a member.

The consensus was that Janice is a good DG as she has the right mix of Rotary tradition and pragmatism for understanding that clubs need to be able to run themselves the best way they know how.