The NJ Vocational Assembly is unique in Rotary because it is the only event that is coordinated by all the districts in one state. This was the 29th year that the five NJ districts have come together to honor Rotarians who have excelled in vocational service.
The very first Assembly, for which our own PDG Bob Pityo was a coordinator, featured Norman Vincent Peale as keynote speaker. The five districts involved are district 7470, 7490, 7500, 7510 and 7640.
For more information about the vocational assembly go to www.njvocassembly.org
RI President-elect Ray Klinginsmith and 2010-12 International Zone 24-32 Director Ken Grabeau are two of the dynamic speakers at the 2009 Annual Vocational Assembly, October 5th at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany.
Other inspirational speakers which spoke were:
* Bobby Hurley, who is retiring as the basketball coach of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City.
* Jimmy Dowd, a Stanley Cup winner, founder of the Shoot for the Stars Foundation which seeks to aid children of families in fiancial need to to catastrophic illness.