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    October 1, 1998
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Atlantic City Rotary-Serving Humanity-the 141st Club of Rotary as we celebrate 101 years of service!

Atlantic City

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays 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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110 Interactors and Teacher supevisors from Cumberland county and the surrounding area came together for the 9th consecutive year in Atlantic City to remove debris from the dunes. Students worked under the instruction of the CRDA Special Improvement District. The Atlantic City Rotary Club provided a bag lunch for all volunteers. Thanks to Rotarian's Bernadette Jennings for coordinating and Natalie Devonish for making arrangements with the Cedar Market. The weather on Saturday was perfect for a work day in AC. Hope to see everyone again next year. Unfortunately, there is always a lot of LITTER to pick up. 

We have started our Fall season of working at the Rescue Mission on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-6:00 PM. From 3:30-4:00 we might do some prep work left over from the day group. From 4:00-6:00 we serve on average 150 people a balanced meal. We are always out on time. Our first date was Sept. 24th. Our volunteers were Steve Doyle, Howard and Danny Wilson, me and our most dedicated helper, Aura. Aura is an Ocean City High School Freshman and Interact member, who knows what service is all about. Last night Oct. 8th volunteers were Bernadette Jennings, me, Aura, and Bernie Brown, a prospective member
Our next date is Sat. 11/12

The club celebrated Herb's 90th birthday, which was on September 27th. Herb has been an active member of the club for 51 years. Herb's wife of 69 years, Faith, (Jun 15 1947) joined in the celebration. Can anyone match those numbers. The Bluebird of Happiness is flying strong. Congratulations on your milestone, Herb.

The Open World program brings current and future leaders from post-Soviet countries to the United
States. Delegates complete an intensive, short-term program that relates to their professional or civic
work. Observing their professional counterparts in the U.S., they get a firsthand look at the American
system of democracy and free enterprise.
Rotary clubs in the United States can participate in the program, which is managed by the Open World
Leadership Center and funded by Congress. Rotary districts or clubs prepare an eight-day program that’s
designed around an Open World civic theme, such as:
• Accountable governance
• NGO development
• Higher education and innovation
• Social issues, focusing on health care provision and social services including special education
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The program emphasizes professional development, exchange, and cooperation. Key concepts include
transparency, accountability, civic initiative, and volunteerism.
The host club coordinates all on-the-ground logistics and prepares a program schedule:
1. Provides a homestay for six Open World participants and an interpreter for eight days and nights
2. Meets participants at the airport, and provides transportation between scheduled events,
activities, Rotary club meetings, etc.
3. Prepares a substantive program schedule that includes professional meetings for a minimum of
four full working days (32 hours), meals, cultural activities, and opportunities for participants and
hosts to get to know each other and share ideas
4. Submits a final report (host narrative, final agenda, cost share form, articles, etc.) and the
Expense Reimbursement Report/Request Form with corresponding materials to Rotary (both
submitted by a host coordinator)
Delegates and their American hosts and presenters often stay in touch and collaborate after the visit.
The group of participants includes five delegates and one facilitator. Delegates are young professionals
(aged 23-35 and for some delegations 23-30) from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia,
Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Delegates are civic leaders in the fields of health, economics,
environment, education, business, local government, law, journalism, NGOs (nongovernmental
For more information go to rotary.org and search "open world"



Rotary forges partnerships with like-minded groups – from community nonprofits to the United Nations – that make us stronger and more successful at what we do.

Our partners

Rotary collaborates with international, governmental, and university groups to tackle global humanitarian issues.

Working with partners

Rotary’s relationship with the following partners opens the door for Rotarians to work with them directly:

Our strategic partners

Rotary has formed strategic partnerships with the following organizations to offer service opportunities:

  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • World Vision

United Nations and Nongovernmental Organizations

Rotary appoints each year to UN bodies and NGOs worldwide. Rotary’s representatives meet regularly with officers and staff from international agencies to:

  • Discuss parallel concerns and potential areas for cooperation
  • Inform organizations about Rotary’s programs
  • Gather information about the developments and programs of other groups

Resources & Reference


Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle
the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more
than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and
international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a
polio-free world.
Rotary also offers expanded service opportunities including:
• Interact: a service organization organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs for young adults
aged 12-18. There are more than 12,300 Interact clubs in 133 countries.
• Rotaract: groups organized by Rotary clubs to promote leadership, professional development,
and service among young adults aged 18-30. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 167
• Rotary Community Corps (RCCs): groups of non-Rotary members who work to improve
their communities. There are more than 7,500 RCCs in 80 countries, all organized and
sponsored by Rotary clubs.
Membership Snapshot
Who: Rotary brings together the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues for
local communities worldwide. Rotary members hail from a range of professional backgrounds;
doctors, artists, small business owners and executives all call themselves Rotarians. Rotary connects
these unique perspectives, and helps leverage its members’ expertise to improve lives everywhere.
Where: From Haiti and Greenland to Nigeria and Singapore, Rotary unites a truly diverse set of
leaders from across the world. Currently, the largest number of clubs comes from the United States,
India, Japan and Brazil. The fastest growing Rotary regions include Southeast Asia and Africa.
What: Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local
communities across the globe. Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution,
disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education
and literacy and economic and community development.
Polio Eradication Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after
smallpox, with a 99.9 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched
its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication
Initiative with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. To date, Rotary has contributed more
than US$1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children
against polio in 122 countries. Currently, Rotary is working to raise $35 million per year through 2018
for polio eradication, which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Rotary Global Rewards

The good you do comes back to you.

Rotary's new member benefits program gives Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind.

Discounts & special offers

Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. More products and services from companies around the world will be added throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards.

How to redeem offers

Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But only Rotary club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Create a My Rotary account now to take advantage of the new member benefits program. If you need help creating an account, see the .

Add your own offer

Rotary club members can now offer Rotary Global Rewards discounts on products and services from their own businesses. You can choose to make your offer available to people in your community, your region, or around the world.


Resources & reference

Rotary support

For questions related to a specific offer, please contact the company directly using the contact information in the offer. If you're unable to resolve the issue with the company, please tell us so we can troubleshoot the problem. Select the flagged link under Claim Offer.

All offers are subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. See the provider’s terms and conditions for more information.

Still have questions? so we can help.


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

  • Materials


Incorporate Rotary’s visual identity during your next PowerPoint presentation. These templates, available in light and dark backgrounds, give your presentation a professional look so you can focus on creating your content.


Create Your Own


Use our online tool to customize your club’s logo and create a brochure that showcases your activities and projects.




Download Rotary’s official stationary assets to help stay consistent with other materials.


Event Resources


Download and create a poster or flier to promote your club's next project or event. 



Press Release


Give your press release a clean and professional look by downloading this updated template.




Give your club's newsletter a fresh new look by downloading our new


Gift of Life is sponsored by many clubs and districts around the world. Watch this powerful video.

 This is the new Rotary Brand. It was developed after RI determined that most people didn't know what the wheel alone meant. It's use is optional and as clubs buy new equipment, they can adopt this new image.

Feb 08, 2011
Clubs are always looking for ways to grow and recruit new members, There are many things club members can do in order to attract new members. Here, you’ll find a hundred viable approaches that one could use in order to recruit more members. Check It Out



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





























Foundation Facts

Zones 24 & 32 Newsletter www.rotaryzones24-32.org


Five Reasons to Support Our Foundation

Mar 29, 2011

New free Rotary Club Locator iPhone app available

You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for Android phones. 

If you have questions or feedback, please let RI know by e-mailing the Contact Center at contact.center@rotary.org.



For years, Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. To get started on a project, think broadly about how your club and its members could contribute within each avenue.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs. Learn about effective club service in Membership and Training.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Learn more.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity  Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
Learn more about community service and assessing your community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Learn more about participating in World Community Service.

Youth Services

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.


Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...