Monthly Meetings

Daily Record Reporter Westhoven To Speak Oct. 21, Morris Plains

William Westhoven, a top-notch reporter at The Daily Record of Morris County, will be the speaker at our Saturday, Oct. 21 meeting at noon at Hunan Chinese Room, 255 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains – 07950. The cost is $25.

Westhoven has been with the newspaper since 1994 and has served as reporter, editor and columnist. His work has appeared in Gannett papers, including USA Today. He also is heard on WMTR, a local radio station, about political issues.

He is the winner of 18 state and national journalism awards, including seven first-place awards for Critical Writing as a theater and music reviewer, automotive writer-reviewer and longtime author of the “Morris Stage” column. He is also the author of four books, including “One-Hit Willie” and “The Puddingstone Well,” as well as the nonfiction “Eric Clapton: Career of a Rock Legend” and “Superstorm Sandy: Diary in the Dark.”

Directions from going west on I-80: Take Exit 42A/42B toward US 202/NJ 46 Morris Plains/Parsippany. Bear left at the fork and continue onto Exit 42A. Follow signs for I-80 West and merge onto Cherry Hill Road. Proceed onto US 202 South. Go 3.9 miles and the restaurant is on the left – across from St. Virgil's R.C. Church.

From South Jersey, take the Garden State Parkway and get off at Exit 142B for I-78 West and 24 West. Stay on 24 until Exit 1A toward Route 511 South/Morristown. Turn right on Hanover Avenue and then left on US 202 South. Restaurant is on the left.


November 18, Sat., noon. Speaker is Steve Lubetkin, the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for He has written a book on Podcasting and will be speaking on that subject. We will be meeting at Toros Restaurant, 489 Hazel St. Clifton, a Turkish dining spot famed for its traditional dishes. Steve is the managing partner in The Lubetkin Media Companies, Cherry Hill, and is an award-winning producer of documentary and news-style audio and video programming, digital photography and websites. He will bring copies of his new book.

December 9, Sat., noon. Our Holiday Party. Venue to be determined.

January 20, Sat., noon. We will be meeting at Matthew's Italian Restaurant, 1131 Bloomfield Avenue, Clifton. We are chatting with several speakers.

February 24, Sat., noon. TBA

March 24, Sat., noon. TBA

April 18, a Wednesday evening. TBA. Dan is working on a speaker.

May 23, a Wednesday evening, The Chart House, Weehawken. This is our annual Awards Dinner. Keynote speaker to be announced.