A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, June 4, 1998 Page 7
Bill Henderson Is Selected As Rotarian of the Year MR. HENDERSON HONORED… Bill Henderson of Scotch Plains, left, receives
a plaque from Dr. D. Michael Hart, President of the Rotary Club of Westfield, honoring him as Rotarian of the Year. A Rotarian since 1960, Mr. Henderson was Charter President of an English- speaking club in Taiwan, and has attended Rotary's district conferences in various parts of the world.
The Rotary Club of Westfield has announced that Bill Henderson has been selected as the Rotarian of the Year in recognition of his distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the ideals of Rotary.
Mr. Henderson became a Rotarian in Taiwan's Taichung Rotary Club in 1960, where he served as President during 1972- 1973.
In 1987, a new English- speaking club in Taichung, Tatong, was formed with Mr. Henderson as
Charter President for the first two years of operation.
He has attended District Conferences in Hong Kong, Taiwan and New Jersey. Mr. Henderson also attended the Rotary International Annual Convention in Glasgow, Scotland, his native city, last year.
The Rotarian of the Year has resided in Scotch Plains since 1991, and has been an active member of the Westfield Rotary Club since that time.
Mayor Connelly Discusses Concerns Over Education
Congressional candidate Maryanne S. Connelly, Mayor of Fanwood, visited with teachers, union leaders and students on May 29 to discuss education issues.
Although she faced no opposition for the Democrat nomination in the Tuesday primary, Mrs. Connelly talked with voters throughout the district last weekend about education.
She is challenging Republican Congressman Bob Franks for the Seventh District seat. The district includes 34 communities, among them Westfield, Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Mountainside.
"There is nothing more critical than our children's education," Mrs. Connelly remarked. "It is so important that we really listen to and re spond to what is happening in our
classrooms," she added. The candidate further discussed education by relaying some of the concerns she said she has heard while campaigning.
"First, we need to reduce class size so our young people can learn the skills needed to compete," she observed.
"Second, we should respond to working families by creating more middle- class tax deductions to make higher education more affordable," Mrs. Connelly added.
"Third, we must crack down on school violence," she concluded.
Mrs. Connelly is retired after having worked for 28 years at AT& T in human resources.
MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVITIES… Katherine Mitchell, a Democratic candidate for the Fanwood Borough Council, and Kerry Plante, a Brownie from Troop No. 877 at Brunner Elementary School in Scotch Plains, were among the hundreds of participants at the Memorial Day celebration in Fanwood's LaGrande Park on May 25.
Strategic Planning Council Set to Hear Final Reports
The 36- member Strategic Planning Council, formed by the Westfield Board of Education to create a strategic plan for the district, will meet tomorrow evening, Friday, June 5, and all day Saturday, June 6, in the Westfield High School Library.
The purpose of the meetings is to receive oral reports and recommendations from representatives of the seven Action Plan Committees, which have held weekly meetings since March.
The Action Plan Committees were charged with developing specific, operational plans of action to implement the strategies from the Planning Council.
Each committee produced a cost/ benefit analysis of each plan, developed an anticipated budget, and identified criteria for success in the implementation of the strategic plan.
Areas covered by the committees included technology, challenging academic programs, counseling, safe
facilities, and promoting community service, citizenship, and respect.
Following the meetings on June 5 and 6, the entire proposal will then be transformed into a final draft ready for Board of Education consideration prior to summer recess.
For further information on the strategic planning process, please call Bett Willett at (908) 789- 4597 or visit Web site http:// westfieldnj. com/ strategic- planning.
The Leader on the Internet Historic Commission Plans
Annual Awards Reception AN ADMIRED HOME… Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Myers of 415 Woodland
Avenue in Westfield will receive an award for the period addition, restoration and painting of their home during the Westfield Historic Preservation Commission's Sixth Annual Commendation Awards Reception, which will be held on Thursday, June 11, at 8 p. m. in the Town Council Chambers and Rotunda of the Westfield Municipal Building.
The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission (WHPC) will hold its Sixth Annual Commendation Awards Reception next Thursday, June 11, at 8 p. m. in the Town Council Chambers and Rotunda, 425 East Broad Street, in Westfield.
The reception recognizes property owners who consider the town's heritage and generally- established historic preservation standards when making decisions concerning expansion, alteration, restoration and main tenance of buildings and grounds.
The program is free and the public in invited to attend.
Awards will be presented to the following individuals and groups: Anne Bossi — Restoration and Roofing; Mr. and Mrs. Glen De Brueys — Addition, Restoration and Painting; Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Myers — Addition, Restoration and Painting; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nobile — Restoration and Addition; Mr. and Mrs. Scott H. Strickland — Restoration of Home and Garage, Cedar Shingle; Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh — Extensive Renovation (elevated house 12 feet), and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiadzionek — Period Appropriate Painting, Roofing (copper gutters).
Others to be honored include Friends of Mindowaskin Park and the Town of Westfield — Restoration; Magnetic Resonance of New Jersey, P. A. — Appropriate New Construction; NJ Transit, Town of Westfield and New Jersey State Preservation Commission — Renovation of Westfield Railroad Stations, and Stacey Farley — Tile Murals for the railroad station underpass, who will receive a special award.
Cannonball House To be Open Sunday
The Osborn Cannonball House Museum, a salt box farm house built circa 1760, will be open to visitors on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 4 p. m. It is located at 1840 Front Street in Scotch Plains.
In observance of Flag Day on Sunday, June 14, a collection of flags ranging from the 13- star Revolutionary War flag to the present 50- star banner will be on display at the Cannonball House.
Costumed docents will give tours of the museum and surrounding gardens. There is no admission charge.
Christian Science Practitioner Tells How Prayer Heals
Christian Scientist Reed Harris will draw upon 15 years of experience in his practice of spiritual healing as a Christian Science practitioner when he speaks on Thursday June 11, at 8 p. m. in the Westfield Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building on East Broad Street.
He poses the possibility of using prayer for healing problems such as stress or depression, inadequate financial resources, crime and the fear of crime, hurtful relationships, sickness and the effects of aging.
According to Mr. Harris, his ideas are deeply rooted in Biblical law as described in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Christian Scientist founder Mary Baker Eddy.
Mr. Harris will be available for questions at the event which is sponsored by members of First Church of Christ, Scientist from Westfield, Fanwood and Scotch Plains.
The event is open to the public and is free. For more information, please call (908) 233- 3621.
UNICO Flea Market Scheduled for June 14
The Westfield Chapter of UNICO National will sponsor a flea market on Sunday, June 14, from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the south side of the Westfield Train Station.
Food will be available for sale. The rain date is the following Sunday, June 21. For additional information, please call (908) 233- 3875.
Workshops to Review Financial Aid Process
To assist current and prospective New Jersey college students with the financial aid process, Union County College will conduct four Financial Aid Workshops during June at its campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth and Plainfield.
The workshops will be held on Wednesdays, June 10 and 17. They will be held June 10 in Room C- 228 of the Campus Center of the Cranford Campus and in Room 205 of the Plainfield Campus. Both workshops will begin at 6 p. m.
On June 17, the workshops will be held at 10 a. m. and again at 6 p. m. in Room 424 of the Elizabeth Campus.
The programs will outline the procedures involved in filing financial aid forms, and help students to find out what financial assistance opportunities are available to them.
Financial Aid Office personnel will advise participants on how they can complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to get the most from federal, state, and college financial aid programs for which they may be eligible.
Attendees should bring with them their 1997 federal income tax returns and verification of all untaxed income received in 1997.
For further information, please call either (908) 709- 7141 for the Cranford workshop, (908) 412- 3571 for the Plainfield workshop, or (908) 965- 6063 for the Elizabeth workshops.