Rotary Club of Atlantic City

 

Speakers

Feb 04, 2015
Jen Gatto, SJersey Gas
Solar Energy Programs
Feb 11, 2015
No Meeting this week
Rotaract Charter on 2/15 at Stockton College
Feb 18, 2015
Dr Sanjay Shetty
AtlantiCare- Heart Health
Feb 25, 2015
Tony Marino
Atlantic City International Airport's regional impact
Mar 11, 2015
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Spouse Birthdays:
  • Billy Duer
    January 14
  • Dot Saatkamp
    January 16
Anniversaries:
  • Bernadette Kucharczuk
    Brian Dougherty
    January 1
Join Date:
  • Charles Coyle
    January 1, 1970
    45 years
  • Kay Seelig
    January 1, 1995
    20 years
 
 
 

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Light Up Rotary with the 141st Club as we celebrate 100 years of service!

Atlantic City

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
The Chart House Restaurant
Golden Nugget Casino
Huron Ave and Brigantine Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
United States
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The Richard Stockton College Rotaract Club will celebrate it's Chartering on February 15th at Stockton College Campus Center in the Trustees Room between 1-3 PM. All members of the AC Rotary Club, are expected to attend, since this is in place of the 2/11 regular meeting, which has been canceled. No charge for Rotarians. Guests $10.00.
 

 
Come out and Light up Rotary on the Beach
 
 
Registration is now open for our next Rotary District 7640 Conference.  Click on the link below to register today and save $$$$ save $$$$ save.
 
Save $90.00 by registering today.  Special registration of $175.00 for the three day conference to the first 100 people to register and pay in full between now and December 31, 2014. Includes All programs for the three days and meals - Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, The Governors' Gala Dinner, Sunday Continental Breakfast and Sunday Lunch. (Total full conference is $265.00.  Save $90.00 by registering before December 31, 2014)
 
Starting January 1, 2015 and the beginning of every month thereafter the cost will be increased by $25.00 per month till we reach the full total of $265.00.
 
You need to call Resorts Casino - Hotel directly at 1-888-797-7700 to reserve a room if you plan to stay overnight.  The District Conference rates are Friday $109.00 plus tax and Saturday $189.00 plus tax.  Please mention reservation code "VRotary" in order to receive these rates.  These special rates expire on April 2, 2015.  You will need a credit card to hold your reservation.
 
Exciting Programs     ---     Excellent Speakers                  
Foundation ****Polio****Grants****Youth of Rotary       
Enjoy Rotary Fellowship - See old friends and make new ones.
Themed Dinners Friday and Saturday Nights        
Memorial Service
 
Don't put it off till next year.  Register online today:
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Registration Chair:  Joe and Peg Castor---castorpegjoe@comcast.net
                                209 E. 11th Avenue, Pine Hill, NJ 08021 --- 856-627-1894
 

 
This is a photo of the former AC Rotary Club flag. The Somers Point Club has it on their banner display board.
 

 
 
 
For 2014-15 we are trying a new vehicle for submitting news and or opinions for the District Newsletter to be named "newsNviews 7640". Rotarian Beulah Gordon-Skinner, Camden RC has taken the position of Publication Chair and will monitor the special e-mail box,  newsNviews7640@gmail.com Please take some time to share your club's past, present, and future events. I have attached a flyer for you to share with all club members.
 
 
 

 
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On the heels of last nights speaker, I wanted to share this book I mentioned during the meeting. It seems that we had quite a few non-believers in Dr. Steven Fenichel's talk on carbon emissions and the dangers of fracking for gas.
 
Lester Brown is the Brother in law of Bob Spence of Bridgeton.  BROWN, founder and President of Earth Policy Institute, has been described by the Washington Post as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” and as “the guru of the global environmental movement”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gift of Life is sponsored by many clubs and districts around the world. Watch this powerful video.
 
 

 

RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."

"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

"How you Light Up Rotary is up to you," Huang said. "You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help."

Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends to join Rotary.

"We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members," he said.

Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018.

"When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift that will endure forever," he said.

By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotary shine brighter than ever.

"Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, how we work," Huang said. "It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, every district, and every country where we serve."  CLICK ON READ MORE TO SEE A VIDEO OF PE GARY'S SPEECH.

 

 
 
 
 
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Feb 08, 2011
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The ACRC CookBooks are here, filled with recipes , cooking tips and pictures. Contributed by ACRC members and family. You will be proud to give this Rotary Cookbook to anyone. Supply is limited $10.00 each Thank you to Maria Shelton for organizing a wonderful cookbook
 

 
 

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Mar 29, 2011

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