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.
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
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.
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.