eT ak im District 7500 Newsletter M e Burlington-Monmouth-Ocean Counties or ry F R ota Rotary International April/May 2003 Governor’s Message The District Conference – The Highlight of the Year Dear Fellow Rotarians, better as the conference went on. which he balanced humor with The Ninth Annual The opening session was well inspirational messages about Rotary District 7500 Con- attended which is unusual given the and life. ference, held in early time on Friday. As we started Perhaps the greatest highlight of Ocean City, Maryland the sessions in which presentations all was the Interfaith Service on on May 2, 3, 4, 2003, of this year’s activities were made, Sunday morning. Again, the turned out to be an we noticed a larger than usual attendance of well over 100 was emotional escalator attendance at the sessions. As the amazing. Pastor Carl Joecks, District for your District Governor. At the start Conference went on, more and more Chaplain, created a moving of the Conference I was prepared to people began attending the plenary ceremony in which he chose step up the podium, ring the bell and sessions in order to find out about readings that were in concert with the begin the business of the the Gift of Life , the Rotary ideals and themes of Rotary Conference. However, as I was Foundation, The Mobile Surgical Eye International and District 7500. He approaching the meeting room, Hospital, our youth programs - even wrote, for the service, a song members of the Conference Interact, Earlyact, Youth Exchange that described the regions and clubs Committee, made up of Maple and RYLA, and our International and in our district. Twenty-seven names Shade members, began to shout Community Service programs. of members who passed away in encouragement, pat me on the back, People stayed after lunch to hear an 2002-2003 were read in a touching hug, and even kiss me. This was an excellent Group Study Exchange portion of the service. One of the unexpected, spontaneous outburst program headed by team leaders, names was William Friis, Governor that came from the heart after three Franz Mueller and Fred Gibbs. On of the host district in Maryland. A years of preparation and a week of Friday night we were treated to an rose, as a memorial token, was intensive work to plan every detail. I exhilarating talk in which Dave forwarded to his wife, Judy. realized right at that moment, about Forward recounted the founding and In our final session, Club three minutes to 1:00 PM, that it was development of Rotary over the past Presidents were asked to present not just about me or even Rotary. 100 years. some of their exemplary programs. This was the culmination of a project A major feature of Friday’s The session actually ran over by 15 in which outstanding people who program was a tribute to William minutes because there was so much live, work, and identify with the Friis, the Governor of District 7630, to share and celebrate. Community of Maple Shade worked the host district. Bill died during his One of the team members from together to create something that year as governor and was Germany, Jutta Ehling, commented would be top notch and bring great represented by his wife Judy. District in a casual conversation, that there pride to their club and community. In 7630 Lieutenant Governor, George would be fewer misunderstandings Rotary, we meet and eat once a Anderson accepted four Barrels o’ between people from different week but rarely work closely together Books that were donated to the cultures if they only had the for days at a time. For the Ocean City School District. We saw opportunity to interrelate like we all conference, Bill Van Fossen’s Rotarians, spouses, and friends, did over the weekend. Committee went to Ocean City on from the three distinct culture regions My wish is that we can keep and Wednesday and worked from early of our district, as well as the visiting pass on the good feelings we all felt morning till late night for nearly five German team, meeting for the first for one another during those few days. time and mingling like they knew days in Ocean City, Maryland. I thought that this moment when each other all their lives. Dr. Jerry What a wonderful world it would everybody was saying, “this is it!!!” Gunnells from Mobile, Alabama, the be! would be the emotional highlight for R.I. President’s Representative, Yours in Rotary Service, me but I was wrong. It got better and delivered an inspirational speech in Lawrence Ninerell, Governor Page 2 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org April/May 2003 DISTRICT OFFICERS DEPUTY GOVERNORS Timothy Fazio, Joseph Piech, Interact Chair Lawrence R. Ninerell, Governor Leonard Adams Newsletter Editor 112 Winding Lane 327 Windsor Court 795 Garfield Ave. 2960 Yorktown Plaza Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Toms River, NJ 08753 Brick, NJ 08723 856-786-8968, work Phone/Fax 856-667-0855 732-929-0011, work 732-255-1980, work 856-786-8968, home LR9rell@aol.com 732-270-2670, home 732-255-8925, home 856-786-8968, fax 732-506-6341, fax 732-255-5808, fax firstname.lastname@example.org Pamela Maguire, Governor Elect Cprintr@aol.com email@example.com P.O. Box 591 William Van Fossen, Lavallette, NJ 08735 Rosemary Kay Rayomand Sarkari, District Conference Chair 732-793-2600, work 223 Warner Road Internet Administrator 734 Cascade Drive N. 732-793-0029, home Columbus, NJ 08022 1601 Martin Ave. Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 732-830-4200 fax 609-267-8135, home Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 856-779-7300, work E-mail: Psimanski@aol.com 609-702-0440, fax 856-488-8842, phone 856-235-4357, home 609-351-4381, cell 856-663-1433, fax 856-779-8507, fax Bernard “Bud” Umbaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Governor Nominee 411 Society Hill ASSISTANT GOVERNORS Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 P. Richard Hart, Area 1 215-949-4018, work 237 Bordentown-Georgetown Rd. 856-751-4588, home 215-269-3301, fax Columbus, NJ 08022 609-298-5488, work Larry’s firstname.lastname@example.org 609-298-7114, home 609-298-7434, fax Time Management Tips Martha Vogt, Secretary email@example.com 72 Broad Street The following is a reference to the Matawan, NJ 07747 Glen J. Walton, Area 2 732-583-0900, work 34 Middletown Road District theme Time from Pastor Carl 732-583-0988, home Moorestown, NJ 08057 Joecks at the Interfaith Service of the 732-583-0340 856-853-0440, work MarthaVogtesq@aol.com 856-273-1528, home District Conference 856-845-4128, fax Marie Santore, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Eternal God, you took the time to call an entire 345 Conger Avenue Harry Donnon, Area 3 Collingswood, NJ 08108 34 Twin Hill Drive universe into being, time to create the bloom of Phone: 856-854-4745 Willingboro, NJ 08046 each flower, time to fashion the vastness of the sea, Fax: 856-779-7101 609-877-5088, work 609-877-2809, home the thundering surf. And somewhere in the midst AVENUES OF SERVICE DIRECTORS Frank Drake, 609-877-2177, fax of all that a deity must do, you also took the time Club Service Director Robert T. Kee, III, Area 4 to give us life, time to create our unique 7 Pine Oak Drive 51 Gerard Avenue Tuckerton, NJ 08087 Matawan, NJ 07747 personhood, time to fill our lives with the gifts of 1-800-232-1201, work 732-290-9600, work your love. 609-296-9043, home 732-566-1719, home 732-974-2724,fax 732-290-7811, fax email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Teach us, Lord, to also take time for the things that Paul Coward, David Hoder, Area 5 really count – time to hold close the precious gift Community Service Director 30 Freneau Avenue of family, time to enjoy the good company of 47 Woodside Drive Matawan, NJ 07747 Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 732-583-5900, work friends, time to serve the communities in which 856-727-4400, work 732-872-1824, home we are blessed to live. 609-518-3288, home 732-583-6619 856-727-4344, fax email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Jay F. Pierson, Area 6 Bernard “Bud” Umbaugh, 720 Radnor Avenue Vocational Service Director Pine Beach, NJ 08741 732-244-3030, work Richard Isackson, PDG, 732-244-0179, home International Service Director 732-244-3044, fax 151 Harrington Circle email@example.com Willingboro, NJ 08046 Constance Becraft, Area 7 609-877-3355, work, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. 609-877-4728 home, Brant Beach, NJ 08008 609-877-4738, fax 609-494-8861, work firstname.lastname@example.org 609-978-0926, home 609-494-3956, fax Jean McMullan, email@example.com R. I. Foundation Chair 11 Harvest Court Daniel Cortese, Area 8 Jackson, NJ 08527 853 Arlington Ave. 732-833-8808, work Forked River, NJ 08731 Larry Ninerell with Judy Friis, Acting Governor of 732-370-5138, home 732-280-3200, work Ethelmaejean@aol.com 732-280-1445, fax District 7630 and 7630 Lieutenant Governor George firstname.lastname@example.org Anderson. April/May 2003 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org Page 3 CLUB NEWS On April 14, 2003, Rotary District 7500, Area 5, Interact Coordinator Mary Jean Thompson of the Toms River Sunrise Rotary Club organized an area Interact As- sembly for the Interact Clubs, advisors, and Rotary Club liaisons in the area. Fifty people, including district Interact committee member, Cathryn Zanoni, attended the affair at Toms River High School North. Guest speaker Ann Schuld, chairperson for the American cancer Society Relay For Life in Toms River, informed everyone of the activities occurring during the Relay and encouraged all to attend. Members of each Interact club described the fundraising, hands on projects, and other activities they were involved in during the year. Pizza, cookies, and soda were served to add to the enjoyment of the affair. All in attendance seemed eager to continue these assemblies on an annual basis in the future. The evening was a great success. Members of the Beverly Rotary Club District Governor Larry Ninerell, was present cereal, bowls and spoons to the the featured speaker at a recent meeting of McGowan School in Edge-water Park to op- the Palmyra, Riverton, Cinnaminson Club. erate their student breakfast program. It was family Night at the Palmyra, He took time to congratulate Ruth and Leo Pictured, left to right, are: Elizabeth Riverton, and Cinnaminson Rotary’s re- Feeley who were recognized by PRC for Johnson, Rotary President; Bill Szchoski, cently held McQuaide Charity Bowl-A- their commitment to the ideals of Rotary Rotarian; Lynn Arket, teacher; Joe Miller, Thon. Pictured is PRC Past President Rob International and their achievement in mak- Rotarian. Kay, his wife Maya with their two boys, ing a positive difference in the lives of so Ryan and Matthew. Rob’s mother, Past As- many individuals and families in the tri-boro sistant Governor, Rosemary Kay, also at- area, as well as, internationally through the tended with grandchildren and friends. This Gift of Life Program and the Orchid Foun- event was named for long time Rotarian and dation. Governor Ninerell also congratu- civic leader, Jim McQuaide. Velma lated Leo for receiving Rotary McQuaide was the honorary chairperson. International’s Four Avenues of Service Ci- tation for Individual Rotarians. Pictured are District 7500 Governor Dr. Marshall Jacobs, Pediatric Coronary Larry Ninerell, right, Ruth and Leo Feeley, Surgeon at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Phila- center, and Jack McGough, President, left. delphia was recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by District 7500 Gift of Life Chairman, Michael Beyers for his work with the program. Recently, several Rotary Clubs at- tended a combined meeting at the Riverton Country Club at which a pre- sentation was made by the Arc of Burlington County. Arc’s presentation concerned a critical need for a Weekend Respite Program for severely involved special needs children. Tom Parente, Executive Director of Burlington County Arc, and Diane Crawley, Board of Directors President, At a recent meeting of the Palmyra, and a parent of a severely handicapped Riverton, Cinnaminson Rotary, Presi- child, reviewed the challenged parents of a special needs child face with a lack of respite care. They also dent Jack McGough, (right), presents presented ways that they feel Rotary can be of assistance. Al McCree, a certificate of Honorary Of course, financial support always works, however, Parente stated that there are a number of other Membership. McCree, a civic leader ways, such as volunteering in Arc’s Thrift Shop, writing grants, sponsoring recreational events and trips, and past president of the Cinnaminson or even becoming an Arc Board Member. An item endorsed by both Parente and Crawley was to support Board of Education has been a Arc’s 2nd Annual Walkathon” on Sunday, May 18th. They believe that this is a great opportunity for Rotarian since March 1969. He was collaboration of Rotary and county Chapters of Arc throughout NJ to help address this growing problem. president in 1978 and has held all other For further information, please contact Jack McGough, Palmyra, Riverton, Cinnaminson Rotary, (856) elective offices. Al has always been an 786-1198 or email@example.com. active PRC Rotarian, we wish him the Picture: back: left to right - Jack McGough, Pres. PRC Rotary, Carl Mikuletzy, Pres.-Elect, Mt. Lau- best. He will be the Chair of his Uni- rel, Rich Strobel, Pres. Mt. Holly, Elizabeth Johnson, Pres. Beverly. Front: Debbie Eckenhoff, Pres. Mt. versity Reunion for the next two years Laurel, Diane Crawley, Pres. Arc Bd. of Directors, Tom Parents, Executive Director, Tom Battiste, Pres. at Princeton Burlington Page 4 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org April/May 2003 ROTARY DISTRICT 7500 April/May 2003 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org Page 5 NINTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OCEAN CITY, MD • MAY 2, 3 & 4, 2003 Page 6 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org April/May 2003 JACKSON ROTARY - LENDING A HAND TO OPERATION HANDS OVER SEAS By Joseph Kienzlen With her oldest son, Michael, currently According to Keple quite a few towns wash clothes to the program. “I love the feel- serving his country in Iraq as a member of have contacted her to offer help. “The may- ing that we are helping to make a difference the Marines, sitting home and worrying was ors throughout the area have been calling with such a rewarding program.” not an option for Eatontown resident Louise to let us know that they want to get in- “This is the kind of service our mem- Keple. The 20-year-old Michael is a scout volved,” she said. “We’ve gotten calls from bers embrace,” said Robert Paneque, the sniper serving with the 2nd Marine Expedi- everyone. It’s been just amazing.” club’s president. “Our members have al- tion Battalion. After reading about the project the Ro- ready secured drop-off locations and many Keple, wanting to help with the effort tary Club members felt it was just the kind have begun to solicit donations throughout while providing the amenities of home for of program they would be excited about. the town,” he said. “It’s an extremely worth- her son, found a way to serve her country “We invited her to come out and speak in while cause.” and the soldiers stationed throughout the front of the membership because we knew The club is currently looking to help by world by collecting needed supplies for the they (the membership) wanted to help,” said asking residents of the community and busi- troops. the Jackson club’s Vice-president Tom nesses to donate one or more of the follow- Turning to a number of organizations, Barchie. “It fits right in with Rotary’s ‘Lend- ing basic necessities that are in short sup- to help with this rapidly growing undertak- A-Hand’ program.” ply. Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, ing, Keple made her way into the Jackson Wasting no time organizing a commit- cotton swabs, baby wipes, international area and has presented her cause to the mem- tee and planning their own program to co- phone cards, playing cards, comic books, bers of the local Rotary Club. incide with Operation Hands Over Seas re- eye drops, beef jerky, power bars, clear flea Addressing the organization, with her flected the enthusiasm of the members collars, magazines and feminine hygiene reason for starting such a project, Keple said, Barchie said. “The program was well re- products to name a few. “It hasn’t been easy having my son over ceived by our members and our chairper- Barchie added that the toiletries needed there. He’s my first born. Adding “Whether son for this project, Chuck Boudreau took must be travel size as storage was very lim- you believe this is right or wrong you have charge of putting the program together and ited and the smaller sized items were easier to support our troops and this is how we’re has done a fantastic job in the total organi- for the soldiers to carry. helping.” zation of the project,” he said. “Since we Spearheading the event for the Jackson Keple said she got the idea from a let- are taking on the responsibility of handling club with Boudreau is Rotarian Rich ter a solider had written on a website set up Ocean County, this will be one of our larger Khoudary. “We have approached a number for military families. The letter stressed the projects to date.” of businesses throughout the township, and importance of receiving positive support The Vice-president added, “The nice beyond and they have been very receptive from home. She said it mentioned that the thing about this program is that it is per- and very willing to help out,” Boudreau said. soldiers would go without showers for long sonal in that anyone can supply us with a “Everybody wants to help.” periods of time and they looked forward to family member, relative, friend or anyone Drop off locations are Allstate Insur- receiving supplies. they know who is serving overseas with ance, 305 Whitesville Road, Jackson; Immediately Keple sent her son a ‘care their address and we will make sure that ShopRite Supermarket, 260 N. County Line package’ and the ground work for Opera- person gets a care package. Our troops are Road, Jackson; Stewarts Root Beer, Route tion Hands Over Seas program had begun. defending and preserving our freedom and 9 N., Howell; and Carrs Cards and Gift “The response, in just two weeks, has been this is our way of saying thank you.” Store, 71 Main Street, Belmar. Cash and overwhelming,” she said. “I’ve put my life Barchie said by providing the basics for checks gladly accepted. Please make checks on hold and put my heart and soul into this.” the troops they hope to make things a little payable to the Jackson Rotary Club, PO Box Continuing Keple said the items (unlike better and maybe a little more comfortable 751, Jackson, NJ 08527. A $5.00 donation some programs) are being sent out to spe- for them. “Many of these young soldiers are will help defray the shipping cost to send a cific soldiers. “We are able to continue this out there with very few of the items that we ‘care package’ of these items. For additional program because we have received names take for granted. It’s like sending a little bit information on Rotary, this program or for and addresses from the soldiers’ families and of home to them.” bulk items and cash donations or to request we can mail the package directly to the Rotary Club member Barbara Arbolino, a donation barrel call Chuck Boudreau at solider.” volunteering to collect magazines from the 732-833-0897 or Rich Khoudary at 732- She explained that the program contin- local convenience stores, added, “I’m very 364-4994. ues to grow as soldiers, who receive their excited and proud to be part of the pro- package, dole out items to fellow soldiers. gram.” Arbolino, who also serves as vice- Joe Kienzlen “Each solider receives a box containing ad- president of the Jackson Optimist Club said President, Optimist Club of Jackson ditional items for four to five other soldiers,” that organization was helping as well by de- she said. “Then they write us. It just contin- livering 16 cases of toiletries, coffee and ues to snowball.” JOB FAIR This is to advise you of our upcoming JOB FAIR which will be held as a public service for many within our area looking for jobs. The date of the FAIR is Friday, May 9, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Kennedy Center (formerly John F. Kennedy High School) in Willingboro. The center is located at 429 JFK Way in Willingboro. We are expecting approximately 45-50 employers who will be available to prospective candidates looking for work. Additionally, Burlington County College personnel will be conducting an interview skills and resume workshop on Monday, May 5th for anyone who may need to brush up on these skills. The workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the auditorium at the Kennedy Center. If you and your club can assist us in spreading the word, it would be most appreciated. Of course, all Rotarians all invited to attend the JOB FAIR if only to view how it is organized and operated. For additional information, call our Chairman Russell Stephenson at (609) 877-2193 or call Ramona at (609) 877-2200 Ext. 6218. Thank you, John L. Celani, Job Fair Publicity, Willingboro Rotary Club April/May 2003 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org Page 7 MEET THE OUTGOING GSE TEAM Frederick Winfield Gibbs Monica Mary McPherson 130 Magnolia Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068 • USA 1001 Central Ave., #2, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 • Tel: 609-494-9633 USA Fred graduated from Alfred University in 1954 Tel: 732-776-6772 cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History & Monica graduated from the University of Political Science. He was a varsity football player and Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984. wrestler as well as senior class president. After a She continued at the University of Maryland, earning two-year stint as a lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, a Master’s Degree in 1986. From 1992 until 1995, he worked as a traffic manager and executive for she studied law at Seton Hall University and was the New York Telephone Corporation from 1956 through 1965. From awarded a JD Degree in 1995. She is currently a contract attorney 1965 until 1989, he was employed by ITT Corporation in various executive specializing in civil litigation – insurance defense. positions including seven-years as the Managing Director of a large Since graduating from law school, Monica has also worked as a telecommunications equipment manufacturing business in Brazil. While law clerk for the Honorable Eugene Cody and the Honorable Jared a consultant to ITT Corporation from 1986-89, Fred earned a Juris Doctor Honigfeld in the Essex County Courthouse, New Jersey State Judiciary, Degree from Rutgers University School of Law. After passing the bar exam and as an associate civil litigation attorney in the law office of Hahn & in 1989, he was a sole practitioner until organizing Gibbs & Gregory, a Howarth, Parsippany, New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey 6-attorney law firm, in 1995 where he currently practices. State Bar Association. Monica strongly believes that the GSE Program Fred is a member of many organizations including Rotary where he presents an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas on social, economic, has been President of the Pemberton Club and served in district staff cultural and government issues and the formation of long-term positions. He is a member of the American, New Jersey and Burlington relationships. She believes that this experience will provide an enhanced County Bar Associations. He has served as a Director of CMC Inc., ACT perspective on professional legal issues as well as innovative ways to Manufacturing Inc., and the Burlington County Red Cross. He is a Trustee address difficult problems encountered during her legal career. of Alfred University and a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame. He was Monica truly believes in the mission of Rotarians. As a legal made an Honorary Citizen of Rio De Janeiro in 1973. Fred has also served professional, she feels a responsibility to help use collective expertise on the Borough Council and was President of the Taxpayer’s Association and resources to promote service and good will. in Barnegat Light. Fred is married with three children, Michael, 41, Matthew, 40, and Robyn, 35. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He enjoys history and Erin Christine Dunham outdoor activities including downhill skiing, tennis and golf. 11A Emerald Drive, Barnegat, NJ 08005 • USA Tel: 609-698-0894 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Marie Rook Erin was born May 14, 1976, in Point 228 W. Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016 • USA Pleasant, New Jersey where she spent the first Tel: 609-386-6560 eighteen years of her life. After graduation from E-mail: email@example.com high school in 1994, she enlisted in the US Army Donna was born and grew up in Levittown, where she completed the training and certification Pennsylvania before moving to New Jersey fifteen necessary to become an emergency medical technician. Continued years ago. She attended Bucks County Community intensive training in San Antonio for an additional year led to a six- College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, obtaining an month on-the-job lab training period in Honolulu, Hawaii, to qualify as Associates of Art, Human Services in1985 before a medical laboratory technician. Assigned to a laboratory in Hawaii, earning a Baccalaureate of Social Work from Rutgers University, Camden, Erin then pursued a bachelor’s degree at the University of Hawaii for New Jersey in 1995. She then obtained a Masters of Social Work Degree four years on an off-duty basis in between lab shifts. In December 1999, from Rutgers University in 1996. She is currently a Foster Care Supervisor Erin was honorably discharged from the US Army, returned to New Jersey, with Bethanna, Child Welfare Agency, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. enrolled at Rutgers University and graduated a year and a half later with Social work has been the focus of Donna’s life since her graduation a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Anthropology and a minor in from high school. She feels strongly that her primary purpose in life is to Biology. Erin is currently a microbiologist at the Ocean County Medical effect positive change in her community and in the lives of individuals. Laboratory in Brick, New Jersey. She has worked in the child welfare field for the past ten years. In addition While still in the service, Erin took a month’s leave to backpack to her demanding job as a foster care supervisor, Donna teaches parenting through Europe, visiting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy classes to adolescent mothers and facilitates a support group for and France. She was also able to visit Korea and Japan in 1997 during a adolescent girls. She also chairs a performance improvement committee training deployment period. To increase her professional growth, she that collects data on the trauma associated with removing a child from a hopes to visit museums and institutes focusing on anthropology and home and provides intervention strategies to address foster care microbiology while in Germany. She enjoys skiing among other outdoor placement disruptions. activities. Donna has two children, a twelve year old daughter, Samantha, and a nineteen year old son, Angel. Her father is the Chief of Police in Red Lion, Pennsylvania, and her mother works in the public schools. Page 8 RD 7500 http://www.d7500-rotary.org April/May 2003 Attendance Report for the Month of March 2003 Attendance Report for the Month of March 2003 Rank Club % # Base Net Current Rank Club % # Base Net Current Attend Mtgs #Mbrs + – YTD Mbrs Attend Mtgs #Mbrs + – YTD Mbrs 1 BURLINGTON 100 2 44 0 2 -4 40 22 BRICK TOWNSHIP (Lunch) 69 4 80 1 0 -16 64 2 FREEHOLD 98 4 51 2 0 -3 48 23 TOMS RIVER SUNRISE 68 4 30 1 0 1 31 3 PALMYRA RIVERTON CINN 97 4 36 0 0 -1 35 24 MEDFORD-VINCENTOWN 67 4 27 0 0 4 31 4 WRIGHTSTOWN 96 3 25 0 0 -2 23 25 LONG BEACH ISLAND 67 4 50 0 0 -2 48 5 MAPLE SHADE 88 4 42 1 0 0 42 26 MATAWAN 64 4 36 1 0 -3 33 6 MOORESTOWN BREAKFAST 88 3 46 1 0 1 47 27 POINT PLEASANT BORO 64 4 40 0 0 -1 39 7 LAKEWOOD 84 4 38 0 0 -1 37 28 BORDENTOWN 64 4 26 0 0 -2 24 8 POINT PLEASANT 84 4 27 0 0 -4 23 29 WALL 62 4 10 1 0 1 11 9 TOMS RIVER 83 4 51 0 0 2 53 30 BRICK MORNING 61 4 57 1 0 -7 50 10 FORKED RIVER 83 4 49 0 0 7 56 31 PEMBERTON 60 5 36 0 0 -1 35 11 RIVERSIDE DELRAN DELANCO 81 5 14 0 0 -1 13 32 SEASIDE 59 4 24 0 1 -2 22 12 JACKSON 81 4 29 1 0 -1 28 33 ASBURY PARK 59 4 42 0 0 6 48 13 SPRINGLAKE-BRIELLE 80 4 41 0 0 -2 39 34 GREAT BAY 56 4 18 0 0 -1 17 14 MT. LAUREL 80 4 26 1 0 -4 26 35 HOLMDEL 56 4 13 0 0 -2 11 15 RED BANK 76 4 70 0 0 -3 67 36 TINTON FALLS 55 3 24 0 1 -6 18 16 MOORESTOWN 75 4 96 0 3 -9 87 37 LONG BRANCH 54 4 58 0 0 0 58 17 WILLINGBORO 74 4 63 0 0 -6 57 38 WALL SUNRISE 54 4 20 0 0 4 24 18 CENTRAL OCEAN 73 4 25 3 0 3 28 39 LAKEHURST-MANCHESTER 50 4 27 0 0 1 28 19 MARLTON 73 5 22 0 0 -1 21 40 SOUTHERN OCEAN 50 4 52 0 0 -5 47 20 BEACHWOOD-BERKELEY 73 4 16 0 0 -1 15 41 HAZLET 46 4 25 0 0 -3 22 21 BEVERLY 70 4 16 0 0 2 18 42 MT. HOLLY 44 4 73 1 0 1 74 CLUB NEWS ROTARY GIVES $3000 TO REVITALIZATION EFFORT INTERACT - AREA 5 The Mt. Holly Rotary Club recently contributed Toms River High School Inter- $3000 to the Main Street Mt. Holly program to be used act Club was invited by Commu- toward the revitalization of historic downtown Mt. Holly. nity Medical Center to help put on Tim Florence, executive director of the Main Street an Easter Party for the employees’ Mt. Holly program, accepted the check from Rotary Club children, on Saturday 4-12-03. President Richard Strobel. Main Street Mt. Holly is a spe- Eleven students, their advisor, cial designation awarded by the state of New Jersey in Christopher Peck, and Rotary Li- 2002 to only 21 communities, following a competitive aison, Mary Jean Thompson, from application process. Under the guidelines of the program, the Toms River Sunrise Rotary, the state supplies free technical expertise and assistance helped to decorate the room, color to the community for the purpose of stimulating economic eggs, do tatoos, build an egg, make an Easter Card, set up and take pic- re-development of its business district. tures with the Easter Bunny, do the Easter egg hunt and clean up. After- Together with the township’s designation as an ur- ward all volunteers were treated to lunch at the hospital employee caf- ban enterprise community, Mt. Holly’s downtown is trans- eteria. forming itself into a destination for retail shopping, din- Everyone had a nice time and were thrilled because the hospital staff ing, and entertainment. invited all participants to come back in October to help again for their Mt. Holly Rotary Club has pledged to contribute the Halloween party, because they did such a great job. same amount for three more years. These significant do- nations represent the club’s powerful commitment to the MT. LAUREL ROTARY CLUB’S PETALS FOR PROGRESS success of the revitalization of downtown Mt. Holly. Our club’s international project will be to hold a Bike Collection Day The club was an instrumental force in the successful for the organization PETALS FOR PROGRESS. The collection will be application process to the state, and has been a steadfast held on Saturday, May 17th at the Masonville Firehouse, Ark Road at supporter ever since. Marne Highway, Mt. Laurel, NJ. Our goal is to collect at least 120 bikes! Anyone with a bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or As evidence of its devotion to the revival of the busi- her bike to this worthy cause. The bikes are reconditioned and delivered ness district, Mt. Holly Rotary Club inaugurated and to deserving people in developing countries throughout the world who sponsors “First Night Burlington County,” a fun-filled, have no transportation other than their feet. A donation is requested (sug- family-friendly and alcohol-free community celebration gested minimum $10 per bike) which is used to pay for the cost of ship- on New Year’s Eve featuring high-quality visual and per- ping and repairing the bicycles. For more information contact Peter forming arts capped by fireworks taking place in Mt. Spirgel, Director of International Service, Mt. Laurel Rotary Club at Holly’s downtown. December 31, 2003 will be the fifth firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 661-2267. annual “First Night” celebration in Mt. Holly.