The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights is in its 49th continuous year of providing service to our community and the world. The Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 12:10 to 1:30 PM at The Chimney Rock Inn, 342 Valley Road, Gillette. The luncheon-and-program is $15 per person (includes tax and tip). All meetings are open to the public. For more information visit www.BHRotary.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 908-447-6290.
Photo: Darren DeMarco, White Tiger; and Tiffany Escott, Rotary Club President.
The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights is a group of local businesspeople and professionals with three objectives: Fellowship, Networking, and Serving the Community. Now in its 49th year of service, the Rotary Club meets for lunch at the nearby Chimney Rock Inn on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Meetings are open, and anyone can visit. For more information the visit Club's website at BHRotary.com or call 908-447-6290. During the interim time, club members enjoy a social event one week and a service project on the other.
(Photo from left, back row:) Jim Ramentol; Stephanie Bakos; Dolores Croneberger; Tiffany Escott, Club President; Linda Sausville.
Photo (from left): Judy Croneberger, Pam Steiner, Stephanie Bakos, Linda Sausville, Julianne Simmons, Tiffany Escott, Fred DaVeiga. Not pictured: George Kraemer, Hal Daume.
The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights is a group of local residents, businesspeople, and professionals, who share the vision of service to the community and the world, practice high ethical standards in their personal and professional lives, and enjoy fellowship and friendship. The Club holds open lunch meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from, at The Chimney Rock Inn, 342 Valley Road, Gillette. Check the Club's website for more information: BHRotary.com.
Linda Sausville; Tiffany Escott, Club President; Mary Ann Cusack; Judy Croneberger; Jim Ramentol; Jessica Wolen, VANJ; Julianne Simmons, Club Treasurer; Fred DaVeiga; Karen Garubba, VANJ; Bob McManus; Dolores Scott Croneberger; Hal Daume; Gerry Harris; Stephanie Bakos, Club Secretary; Pam Steiner; Tracy Kreilis.
On Saturday, September 27th, members of the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club turned out for the annual Clean Communities Clean-Up Day sponsored by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce.
In orange shirts, volunteers met outside of the municipal building to be assigned their territory to pick-up. "We have a bigger crowd this year, over 290 volunteers," said Joe Steiner of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and member of the Summit/New Providence Rotary Club. "We’re cleaning everything we can, including parts of the Watchung Reservation and Runnells Hospital," he went on to say.
Berkeley Heights - Members and friends of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights enjoyed "The Infernos" performance at the town's summer concert series. The Rotary Club is a major sponsor of this free concert series for the second consecutive year. "We enjoy sponsoring this concert series because it supports our community and it gives us an opportunity to get together as a club for our annual summer picnic," said Tiffany Escott, Club President and Executive Director of the Berkeley Heights Y.
Photo: Seated from left: Dolores Scott Croneberger and Hal Daume. Standing from left: Elaine Donahue, Mike Del Duca, Olivia Escott, Louise Harris, Tiffany Escott, Tracy Kreilis, Pam Steiner, Julianne Simmons, Gerry Harris, and Linda Sausville.
Our guest speaker today was Libby Corydon-Apicella, of Berkeley Heights. Her presentation to our Rotary Club today was about her first experience with Rotary. As a high school senior, she was a Rotary-sponsored exchange student to Denmark in 1968-69.
(Photo from left: Joe Steiner, Louise Harris, Pam Steiner, Linda Sausville, Lois McManus, Bon McManus, Gerry Harris, Hal Daume)
(Photo from left: Hal Daume, Rotary representative, Brian Urness, Josefina and Mark Urness, Kevin Urness)
(Photo left-to-right: Hal Daume, Rotary Club representative; Brian Dobrowsky; Edward Dryer; Uday Manchanda, Will Bunyaner.)
(Photo left to right: Linda Sausville, Scholarship Chair; Emily Fetter; Christine Moon; Rachel Zhu; Phoebe Cook; Sharon Leahy and Doreen Ladinski, GHLS Interact Club Advisors; Tiffany Escott, Rotary Club President.)
(Photo left to right: Hal Daume, Rotary Club member, and Dr. Erickson, DHS)
(Photo left-to-right: Terrence Grossman, Scoutmaster; Lynn Kral, Troop Committee Chair; Andrew Clark, Senior Patrol Leader; Hal Daume, Scouting Commissioner)
(Photo: Eagle Scout Ryan Stahlin and Rotarian Jim Ramentol, flanked by Ryan's parents)
The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights donated World Book Encyclopedias to the Columbia, Hughes, Mountain Park, and Woodward Schools; a set of Animals of the World books to the Mary Kay McMillin School; and a set of career books to Governor Livingston High School. The funding for these books are the result this year’s Rotary Community Breakfast plus donations by club members.
“In today’s tight economy, these books are invaluable to our schools’ Media Specialists, libraries, and students,” confirmed Laurie Scott, Berkeley Heights District Media Supervisor.
“We’ve already put them to use,” added Marilyn Merrill of the Mountain Park and Woodward Schools. “Our students have begun team research assignments using these encyclopedias.”
Mary Niedenfuhr, Hughes and McMillin schools; Linda Sausville, Rotary Club; Pam Steiner, Rotary Club; Cathy Avino, Governor Livingston; Dolores Croneberger, Rotary Club; Stephanie Bakos, Rotary Club; Cheryl Kurowski, Columbia School; Tiffant Escott, Roray Club; Marilyn Merril, Mountain Park and Woordruff schools; Laurie Scott, District Media Supervisor; and Jim Ramentol, Rotary Club.
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On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights had the honor of a visit from Tulsi Maharjan, the District Governor of Rotary International - District 7510. Tulsi, born and raised in Nepal, shared a personal moment in his life that took place on a return visit 20 years ago, that influenced his efforts over the past two decades. On that visit, Tulsi became aware of the many school-age children not in classrooms because their families could not afford the $50 cost per year to attend. That moment altered Tulsi’s personal charitable efforts and helped nurture the vision for the District’s Passion Into Action movement. This effort strives to empower all of our members to leverage the Rotary’s resources in support of their personal causes – whether for example that personal passion is in support of veterans, underprivileged children, or some other worthy candidates for assistance. Tulsi also invited club members to join him for “New Year’s on top of the world” - - a January trip to Nepal he is currently organizing. Tulsi, a member of the Rotary Club of Branchburg was accompanied by Joe Cash, the Branchburg club’s Sargent at Arms. Joe spoke enthusiastically regarding the District Conference to be held in May 2014, in the Somerset, NJ area. At this meeting, the Berkeley Heights Club also honored its own, presenting a certificate recognizing member Bob McManus’ 25 years of service to Rotary (fellow 25 year member Gerry Harris, service was recognized this past summer).
Berkeley Heights Rotary Club member Dolores Scott Croneberger was recently honored at the Good Scout Award Dinner. Other recipients of this year's honor were Kathleen Harrison, Sue Johnson and Joseph Allegra. A recap of the night can be found in the Alternative Press coverage - Good Scout Award Dinner
The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights is conducting a Food Drive through October 18. The Food Drive is for the benefit of the Little Flower Church Food Pantry which serves families in need in Berkeley Heights and throughout Union County. Canned food and non perishable items such as pasta, tomato sauce, peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, rice, canned vegetables and fruits, juices, coffee, mac and cheese, soups, cooking oil, crackers, toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, napkins, soap, shampoo/conditioner, male and female deodorants, laundry detergent (no bulk sizes please), dish washing liquid, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
Items may be dropped off in boxes located at Investors Bank in Berkeley Heights, Taylor Rental, Prudential New Jersey Properties - New Providence Office, Door Boy, The Berkeley Heights YMCA and Berkeley Cleaners. For further information please call 908-656-1132.
On Saturday, September 28, the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights once again participated in the Berkeley Heights Cleanup Day event along with the Governor Livingston High School Football team, Interact Club, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and many other local organizations. The Rotary Club handed out gloves and tee shirts, assisted in registration and served hundreds of hot dogs to the hungry participants.
At 29, Katie Ehlis knows first-hand the challenges of trying to fit the lifestyle of a young professional into a traditional club structure. After moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for work, this former Rotaractor visited several Rotary clubs to find the right connection.
Dolores Croneberger has been a member of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights for 20 years!! Dolores is pictured her with Tiffany Lynn Escott, President of the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club.
Dolores is also being honored at the '8th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner'. This dinner is being held on Wednesday, October 2 at Primavera Regency in Stirling at 6:30pm. In the event you would like to attend a copy of the brochure for the event can be downloaded from this page.
Most everyone is aware of the Rotary Club's local work with scholarships, dictionaries, thesaures, medic alert units and many others. Many don't know the Herculean efforts that Rotary makes to eradicate the dreaded disease polio from the face of the earth. It's not easy. Here's a link.to an article that recently appeared in the New York Times.