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Hillsborough

Celebrating 61 Years of "Service Above Self"

We meet Wednesdays at 6:15 PM
Pheasants Landing
311 Amwell Rd
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
United States
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Members and friends manned the corner by Alfonso's Pizzeria, Somerville to sell motorcycle & giant 50/50 tickets.

Please support the Hillsborough Rotary Club fundraisers and purchase tickets from any member, or contact manager@hillsboroughnjrotary.com.

See photo albums for additional pictures.
 
 

 

 
 
 

Being a Rotarian is not all work. Tonight we enjoyed the company of family & friends at our annual baseball game at the TD Bank Park.

If you enjoy serving Humanity and being in the company of Rotarian's, family & friends, please contact the Hillsborough Rotary Club, manager@hillsboroughnjrotary.com

Additional pictures in photo section.


 

 

 
 
 
It was a busy night for members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club. Our newest member Darren Powell was inducted, and the 2015-2016 Rotary International Spouse/Partner Service Award winner Corinne Fender received her plaque and pin from Past District Governor Hal Daume.

Rotarian Vince Lipani owner of Central Jersey Nurseries discussed his vocation with the members.
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Membership Chairman Dan Marulli presents the membership certificate to our newest Rotarian Darren Powell.
 
PDG Hal Daume presents the 2015-2016 Rotary International Spouse/Partner Service Award to Corinne Fender.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
The annual changing of the guard is held each year in June to congratulate the current board members and recognize Rotarian's for their "Service Above Self".
The incoming officers are sworn into office so they begin their term on July 1.
I would like to thank PDG's Dr. Julie Ann Juliano & Tulsi Maharjan for performing the ceremony.

The event was held at the home of John & Linda Shockley.
See photo section for additional pictures.
 
President John Shockley receives a special call from Rotarian Joe Horner in Ecuador, with Jodi Saleem. President John was presented the plaque for his service.
 
Past President Anthony Franchini presents President John Shockley his past President's Pin and a PHF award.
 
Bob Wagner is presented a Paul Harris Fellow from President John Shockley for his years of service to the club.
 
Josh Riding is presented a Paul Harris Fellow from President John Shockley for his years of service to the club.
 
PDG Julie Ann Juliano, President Abed Medawar , PDG Tulsi Maharjan
 
Hillsborough Rotary Club Board Members 2016-17
L-R. Director Greg Burchette, President Abed Medawar, Treasurer Anthony Franchini, VP Tricia Marciano, Secretary Ben Rozenblat, Director Bob Wagner, Past President John Shockley
 

 

 
 
Annual Hillsborough Rotary Golf Outing held at Royce Brook Golf Course on June 20, 2016.
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We are pleased to announce the second Annual Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic will be held on June 20 at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough. This year's Classic is presented by Larken Associates, the Event Sponsor, and HRC Fitness and Premiere Dance Hillsborough, our Gold Sponsors. Please join us for Golf and/or dinner and entertainment after play. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Hillsborough Rotary Club Foundation, Gigi's Playhouse, and Family Fun Day at our Rotary Fair.
 
Please sign up, bring some friends, or pick one of many sponsorship opportunities. Please give the registration form and payment to any Hillsborough Rotary Club member or mail it to, Hillsborough Rotary Club, PO Box 5644, Hillsborough NJ, 08844. For your added convenience you can click on the DONATE BUTTON on the right and pay by CC. Any questions please call 908-256-5349.
 
Thank you very much for your support.
 

 

 
 
 
The members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club would like to congratulate the following Eagle Scouts and their Parents.
Congratulations!!
 
Eagle Scout Jacob Romano and his parents, June 12, 2016
 
Eagle Scouts Nathaniel Trampe & Anthony Hebert with the Master of Ceremony,
and their Parents. June 5, 2016

 

 
 
 
Thank you to all of our service men and women who serve in our military and those who are no longer with us.
 

 


 

 
 
 

The Hillsborough Rotary Club reaped the rewards of their hard work for the past year receiving numerous Rotary International & District 7510 citations and awards.

Worldwide Rotary International issued 150 Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Awards, and this years winner was Corinne Fender, from the Hillsborough Rotary Club. The award is for demonstrating exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary.

Lets not forget Rod Hirsch, Executive Director, Operation Shoebox this years Jean Harris award winner, for "Service Above Self" for a non Rotarian.

The Hillsborough Rotary Club has had a successful year and we look forward to continuing our support to the community and the world projects supported by Rotary International.

Thank you for your support!!

 

 


 
 

 
 
 
Important Notice: Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic

POSTPONED
 
 
The weather forecast calls for steady rain on May 6, 2016. As a result, we must postpone The Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic originally planned for Friday, May 6, 2016. The Classic has now been scheduled to tee off on the new date of June 20, 2016, at the same time and location, Royce Brook in Hillsborough. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in your schedule and we hope to see all golfers, sponsors and guest on June 20th. Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this matter.
 
May 5, 2016
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club is the proud sponsor of this years District 7510 Jean Harris Award Winner, Rod Hirsch, Operation Shoebox NJ.
This distinguished award honored the efforts of non-Rotarian's who have made a significant contribution to the development and progress of others in their communities, and recognizes a non-Rotarian whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of others.
 
Jean Harris Award Winner Rod Hirsch, Operation Shoebox NJ
 
L-R, Rotarian Dan Marulli, Mary Ann & Rod Hirsch, Lieutenant Governor John Shockley
 
Note: Additional photo's in photo album section.

 

 
 
 
It's hard to believe, but over 1 year ago Hillsborough Township and the Hillsborough Rotary Club discussed honey bees and the idea of creating a sustainable agricultural project. Honey bees became that project and the Hillsborough Rotary Club accepted the challenge.

Countless hours were spend developing the project, learning about honey bees, site location, funding and who would become our partner to maintain, manage and produce honey to sell to the public. .

Boy Scout Troop 1776 seized the opportunity and have been working with Hillsborough resident, Rotarian, & honey bee keeper Frank Martin.

I am happy to inform our followers the honey bees have arrived and now reside in Ann Van Middlesworth Park The project is not complete and ongoing construction and informational signs will be coming in the near future.

The Hillsborough Rotary Club would like to thank the following individuals & business for their contributions to date.
Frank Martin, Agincourt Lumber, Bee Keepers Konkur Vojciech & Merek, York Fence, Central Jersey Nursery, County Classics, Active Disposal, 911 Carting & Septic.


Additional photo's in the photo album section.
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
We are pleased to announce the second Annual Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic will be held on May 06 at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough. This year's Classic is presented by Larken Associates, the Event Sponsor, and HRC Fitness and Premiere Dance Hillsborough, our Gold Sponsors. Please join us for Golf and/or dinner and entertainment after play. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Hillsborough Rotary Club Foundation, Gigi's Playhouse, and Family Fun Day at our Rotary Fair.
 
Please sign up, bring some friends, or pick one of many sponsorship opportunities. Please give the registration form and payment to any Hillsborough Rotary Club member or mail it to, Hillsborough Rotary Club, PO Box 5644, Hillsborough NJ, 08844. For your added convenience you can click on the DONATE BUTTON on the right and pay by CC. Any questions please call 908-256-5349.
 
Thank you very much for your support.
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

With bright skies the annual Hillsborough Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt went off to the sounds happy children and bouncing Easter Egg Baskets.

The Easter Bunny made another grand entrance thanks to the fire engines from Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #3.

After all the eggs were collected the participants enjoyed free hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate, thanks to the donations from The Landing Hillsborough

 



 
 

 
 
 

It looks like the weather this Saturday will be mostly sunny for the Hillsborough Rotary Club's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The crowds are always large so arrive early and enjoy the hunt with your family.

There are areas roped off for the different age groups!! Come out and enjoy free coffee & hot dogs.

 


 
 

 
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club and Rotary clubs from Somerset & Middlesex County along with Rotaract clubs, Interact clubs and community organizations celebrated Rotary International's 111 birthday packing almost 40,000 meals to feed 240,000 hungry kids. We appreciate the opportunity to assist the RVCC Rotaract Club & Branchburg Rotary Club with such a Humanitarian event.

Congratulations on your second successful food packing!!!!
 
 
 
President John Shockley presents a donation to Rotaract President Amamda Donner with members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club.
L-R, Joe Horner, Rafael, Joey, Amanda Donner, Nick Nikitovic, Josh Riding, John Shockley, Amrik Sahota, Dan Marulli,  Tricia Marciano, Abed Medawar
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Congratulations to the Rotary International Foundation, all the Rotarian's, and supporters throughout the world that contributed to 111 years of success!!!
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Operation Shoebox, received an additional 6 pallets of needed supplies from TD Bank to be sorted and shipped to soldiers through out the world.

Members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club, opened and sorted 155 boxes into containers sorted by item. It was a productive fun filled morning.

Rod Hirsch, Director of Operation Shoebox NJ was amazed at the speed of members and thankful for our help.

L-R, John Shockley, Rich Salem & Jeff Weil

Pre- sorting and separation area. All food was removed from personal items.

L-R, Tricia Marciano. Corrine Fender, Pat Fakhoury. Anthony Franchini, Rich Salem, Dale Roller, Josh Riding, Gerard Monahan, Linda Shockley, Dan Marulli, Steve Cohen,Joe Horner, Bob Wagner — at Hillsborough Rotary Club

Items are unpacked and separated into individual items for future packings.


 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 


Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year!!
Rotary Club of Hillsborough

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

December 19, 2015 will be a night to be remembered as members of the Hillsborough, Branchburg and Dunellen Green Brook Rotary Clubs celebrated the upcoming holidays.

Over 45 members, family and friends enjoyed dinner and dancing to the tunes of TS Project lead by Tyrone Stackhouse.

You can't beat the fellowship of Rotarian's, last night's party will go down as one of the best!!

Additional photo's in photo section.

Hillsborough Rotary Club members and Spouses.

Bottom Row L-R- Doug Hill, Mary Ann Lukas, Joe Spera, Tricia Marciano, guest, Terri Horner, Linda Shockley, Lisa Medawar

Second row-L-R- Ann & Josh Riding, Mary Ann & Rich Salem, Corinne Fender, Bob Wagner, Sella & Greg Burchette, Mrs & Mr John Reddan, Al Catalina, Dan & Regina Marulli, Joe Horner, Abed Medawar, John Shockley, Joe Jaghab

 

Dunellen Green Brook Rotary Club members and family.

Branchburg Rotary Club member Doug & Donna Bateman


 
 

 
 
 
 

I received this picture from Rod Hirsch, Director Operation Shoebox NJ. The effort this community made on December 5 packing 1640 boxes brings smiles and thanks from 1640 soldiers thru out the world.

I would like thank all the people that supported Operation Shoebox and the Hillsborough Rotary Club at the packing.

GOD bless all our brave young men and woman serving around the world to keep America safe.

 


 
 

 
 
 
 

On December 16, 2015 over 25 members and spouses of the Rotary Club assisted the Hillsborough Township Department of Social Services. The members sorted Christmas presents for family members based on gender & age.

The members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club donated over $5000.00 in Kohl's gift cards to be distributed to these families.

It was a special night for Rotarian Tricia Marciano, as we surprised her with a certificate for Outstanding Contributions to the club. Congratulations!!!!

 

 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 

Rotarian Joe Horner & President John Shockley attended the Eagle Scout ceremony for TJ Harkins from Troop 1776.

Eagle Scout TJ Harkins was the youngest member to receive the award in the history of Troop 1776.

Congratulations!!


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Pictures Are Worth A Thousands Words
 
On October 28 and 29, all Hillsborough third-graders received the gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime - a dictionary.  The Rotary Cub of Hillsborough continued its annual tradition this year by presenting each and every Hillsborough third-grader with a Webster's Dictionary.  The children were asked to look up the definition of the word “charity” to help them understand the Rotary Club’s mission, which is “Service Above Self.”  
 
 
                                                Amsterdam School Students
 
 
                                         Sunnymead Elementary School Students
 
 
                                  Hillsborough Elementary School Students
 
 
                                               Woods Road School Students
 
 
                                  Triangle Road Elementary School Students
 
 
                                        Woodfern Elementary School Students
 

 
 

 
 
 
The members honored individuals and organizations that volunteered their time and supported the Hillsborough Rotary Club Fair. The members presented Certificates of Appreciation and made donations to the various organizations.
 
Front Row L-R, Linda Shockley, Nimmo Sahota, Jamie Brownlie, Terri Horner,
Back Row L-R, Anne Riding, Anne Marie Orlusky, Tim Mason, Jake Romano, Corrine Fender, Trevor Medawar, President John Shockley
— at Pheasants Landing Restaurant.
 
 

Front L-R, Sue Rivera, Michael Huang, Valerie Kral, Konstantin Rezchikov
Back L-R, Tracie Zebro, Val Paratsa, Alexis Weaver, Mary Ann Hirsch, President John Shockley, Michael Cohen, Coach Rich Resi, Jake Romano
— at Pheasants Landing Restaurant.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
The Resource Center of Somerset awarded the Rotary Club of Hillsborough the prestigious Peter J. Biondi Community Service Award. Members attended the award dinner held at the Ryland Inn on October 22, 2015. 
 
The Resource Center of Somerset is a private, nonprofit agency serving people affected by domestic abuse for over 25 years.
 
 
L-R,Greg Burchette, Tricia Marciano, Mike Keller, Anthony Franchini, Lisa & Abed Medawar, John & Linda Shockley, Josh Riding, Terri & Joe Horner, Pat Fakhoury
 

 

 
 
 

Military/Veterans Appreciation Day October 10, 2015

The members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club would like to thank all the people who took the time and supported the 3rd Annual Military/Appreciation Day.

The 50/50 raffle ticket is still unclaimed. The winning ticket number is 7947954. You have 7 days to claim the prize!!! Good Luck

 

We have a winner!! Congratulations to Melinda Arnott!!!

 


 
 

 
 
 
VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 10, 2015
 
 

For Immediate Release 09/30/15

 
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT INFO:
Rich Salem
(908) 448-6630
 
 
Hillsborough Rotary’s Military and Veteran’s Appreciation Day Postponed Until October 10
 
 
Due to anticipated inclement weather this weekend, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough has decided to postpone its Military and Veteran’s Appreciation Day celebration until Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 5 PM.
 
“All of the planned attractions, from vintage aircraft to tethered hot air balloon rides, have been rescheduled for the new date,” commented Hillsborough Rotary Club President, John Shockley.  “We are not only offering the community a fun family event, but we are honoring our military for their service.”
 
The Military and Veteran’s Appreciation Day event will be held at the Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough at 1034 Millstone River Road. Admission is free. Participating organizations include Operation Shoebox New Jersey and Operation Chill Out.  Both organizations will host displays at the event where donated items can be dropped off.
 
Further information is available by calling Hillsborough Rotary President John Shockley, 732-522-6178 or TriState Aviation at 908-576-4333
 
About Rotary
 
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
 
The Hillsborough NJ Rotary Club currently has over 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.   Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Hillsborough Rotary serves the Hillsborough community.  All funds raised at the Rotary Fair and other Rotary events throughout the year are donated back to community projects. The Hillsborough Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 6 pm at Pheasants Landing Restaurant at 311 Amwell Road in Hillsborough.
 
 
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For Immediate Release 9/27/15
 
CONTACT INFO:
 
John Shockley, (732) 522-6178     Hillsborough Rotary
Fred Cassaday at (732) 699-1431, Piscataway Rotary
 
Helicopters, Vintage Aircraft “Fly-In” Mark
October 3, 2015 Military & Veterans Appreciation Day
 
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Public Invited to Enjoy the Day’s Attractions
And Show Their Support for the Military and Veterans
                             
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Vintage fixed-wing aircraft and modern-day Medevac helicopters will fly into Central Jersey Regional Airport on Saturday, Oct. 3, as part of a day-long event to help Rotary District 7510 raise funds for various charities and foundations dedicated to assisting US military and veterans. Pilots and their planes from 35 airports throughout New Jersey have been invited to participate.
 
The general public is also invited attend the Military & Veterans Appreciation Day ”Fly-In” from 1-5 p.m. to view the aircraft and other attractions, including antique and collector automobiles. There will be food vendors, live bands, clowns, face painting, fire engines and other activities for children. Other scheduled attractions include ascents on tethered hot air balloons and airplane rides
 
Proceeds from the event will go to fund New Jersey organizations that work to benefit former and active members of the US military. Donations of food, clothing and toiletries for the military and veterans will be collected at the event.  Participating organizations include Operation Shoebox New Jersey and Operation ChillOut.  Outreach and information for members of the military, their families and veterans will be provided by several organizations, including the Veterans Administration. 
 
Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 4.  Entrance to the airport is at 1034 Millstone River Road.
 
Rotary International is a worldwide service organization of businessmen and women dedicated to community service and humanitarian causes.
 
Rotary District 7510 includes 40 Clubs in a five-county area comprising Somerset, Hunterdon, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties. Members of several clubs will volunteer at the air show and fly-in.
         
Operation ChillOut, based in Long Valley, is a grassroots interfaith coalition founded in the year 2000 by concerned volunteers to help a group of homeless Viet Nam veterans living in the open under a railroad trestle in northern NJ. They provide emergency supplies and survival gear to the most vulnerable members of our communities wherever they encounter them. Operation ChillOut is seeking new and unused clothing that will be donated to homeless veterans. Requested items include knit cap and gloves, wool/nylon blend socks, insulated underwear and hooded, zipper sweatshirts in sizes large and extra-large.
         
Operation Shoebox New Jersey, based in Hillsborough, was founded in February 2005. It is an all-volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care packages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries.  Operation Shoebox seeks donations of food and personal care items that are placed in personal care packages shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas. Requested items include canned tuna, canned fruit, 1 oz. boxes of cereal, dried fruit, trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, small bags of pretzels and chips, small tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, small packets of moist wipes, soap, deodorant, small canisters of powder and small bottles of shampoo.
         
Both organizations will host displays at the event where donated items can be dropped off.  Operation Shoebox New Jersey will have a display of greeting cards for children to color. The greetings will be included in the care packages shipped overseas.
 
Further information is available by calling Rotary members Fred Cassaday at (732) 699-1431 or John Shockley at (732) 522-6178.
 
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Play ball!! The Hillsborough Anchors played their first game of the season this past Saturday against the Tema Marines. Unfortunately the Anchors lost 10-6 but we're told it was a great game. In our minds the Anchors are already winners. The Hillsborough Anchors are named after the Hillsborough Rotary Club. They are located in Ghana. We are proud to be a part of the team.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
L-R, Peter Sacchitelli receives his symbolic check from President John Shockley

 
 
 

 
 
August 26, 2015 was a beautiful night for members, family & friends as they enjoyed the Somerset Patriot Baseball Game. Everyone enjoyed the second week of fellowship since the Rotary Fair closed. Next week it's back to normal.
 
L-R, Regina Marulli, Linda Shockley, Terri Horner
 
Members enjoying the evening performing YMCA.
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

All good things must come to an end, last night the 8th Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair came to a close.

It's been a long week for the volunteers and our membership, but your support raised our energy levels every day.

Our "Family Fun Day for Special Needs" was as rewarding as ever, with families enjoying their special day.

Every year the fair grows and improves. Thanks to the residents of Hillsborough and surrounding communities. This fair has yet again been successful.

Thank you for your support, without it the Hillsborough Rotary Club would not be able to maintain the level of donations & services to help our community.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

 


 

 

 
 
 

Saturday was a special day for the members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club. Prior to the opening of the nightly fair we hosted our 3rd Annual Family Fun Day.

The Family Fun Day is a special moment for the membership and our guest. For a two hour period we open the fair to members of our community with special needs. This year the invitation only event had over 500 participants.

I would like to thank the countless volunteers for dedicating their time to make this event so successful.

It was a slow start but as the evening wore on the fair filled with people. The people were everywhere, enjoying the games, rides and food.

Everyone was anticipating the Giant 50/50 and tickets sales were brisk. At 10:00 pm the ticket was pulled and the winning ticket was announced.

THE UNCLAIMED WINNING TICKET IS #1668 AND THE AMOUNT IS $5930.00. YOU HAVE ONE WEEK TO CLAIM YOUR WINNINGS.

On a smaller scale the nightly 50/50 ticket pulled at 9:30 last night is unclaimed. The winning ticket number #7230957 and the amount is $160.00. You have one week to claim your winnings.

All good things must come to an end and TODAY is the last day to enjoy the fair. We are open from 2:00 -7:00 pm. Today is our last WRISTBAND DAY.

Come and enjoy the food, games, and vendors.

 

Giant 50/50 Drawing, L-R, Anthony Franchini, President John Shockley, and a random person from the crowd pulling the winning ticket.

 

Hillsborough Rotary Fair August 15, 2012


 
 

 
 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR DAY 3
AUGUST 14, 2015
 

August 14, 2015

With rockets red glare the third day of the Hillsborough Rotary Fair came to an end. We had a spectacular fireworks display by Interstate Fireworks. Once the finale started you just stood there in awe.

Our thanks to Petrocks Liquor, Petrocks Bar & Grill, Unity Bank, and Majestic Midways for sponsoring the fireworks.

This was our third highest record breaking night. First time visitors told our members they were amazed at the size of our fair. Majestic Midways added 4 new rides bringing our total to 25. We have rides for everyone.

Tonight is a big night!! Someone is going to walk away with thousands of dollars from the GIANT 50/50 Raffle. Hurry up and get your tickets, before 10:00 pm.

We open at 6:00 pm tonight, bring your family and support the food vendors. We have added new vendors and a lot of variety.

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!!

For those people that can't make it tonight, there is one more day. Tomorrow is the last day of the fair, and the last day for WRISTBANDS. We open tomorrow from 2-7:00 pm.

 

 


 
 

 
 
 
 
AUGUST 12, 2015

Mother Nature finally cooperated last night and allowed the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to open. The crowds came early as Mayor Doug Tomson and members of the township committee and Rotary club held the people back to cut the opening ribbon.

It was a non-scheduled wristband night and many participates enjoy the extra night. Everyone had a wonderful night. We have FOUR new rides for the young members of our crowd. They will spin your body up & down as they shift you back and forth, HAVE FUN!!!

The new food court was well received and everyone enjoyed the variety.

The Giant 50/50 is over $3000.00. We have two more nights to sell tickets and watch the pot grow. Who knows the lucky winner could bring home over Five Thousand Dollars.

Tonight is one of the scheduled WRISTBAND nights and we are anticipating a larger crowd. My advice come early; enjoy the rides, food, and games.

Don’t forget tomorrow night we are having our Second Annual Fireworks Night. Come early and enjoy the best fireworks display in Hillsborough Township!!
 
L-R, Gregg Wilke, DGE Charley Minton, Deputy Mayor Greg Burchette, Mayor Doug Tomson, Anthony Franchini, Josh Riding , Tod Mershon, President John Shockley, Joe Horner
 
 

 
 

 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club is pleased to announce our second annual fireworks display on August 14 at 9:30 pm. This event is free to the public, thanks to our sponsors Petrock's Liquors, Petrock's Bar & Grille, Unity Bank, and Majestic Midways. Please come out and enjoy it with us, and remember entry to the fair is also free. We hope to see you there. Please like and share this post, thank you!
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
https://youtu.be/xVjlBmm_4tM
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club celebrated its 60th year of "Service Above Self". Over 120 guest, past & current members celebrated at the home of Harry & Vera Smith, AKA "The Barn" home to numerous Rotary Celebrations.
 
 
See additional pictures in the photo album section.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club continues to celebrate our 60th year of
                                 "SERVICE ABOVE SELF".


Following in the tradition started in 1958, the Hillsborough Rotary Club continues to donate to scholarship winners.
This was our 58th year donating to the scholarship winners.

The Resource Center of Somerset received a donation from money raised at out successful fundraising golf outing.

The Hillsborough High School Interact Club received their Presidential Citation from Rotary International.
 
 
Presidential Citation Presentation
President Anthony Franchini, Suraj Rathod,Jonathan Zinger, President Stephanie Yang, Incoming VP, Incoming President Michael Huang, Joshua Jiang, Dina Thomas, Advisers Jackie Moskowitz & Jaime Rad, And President Elect John Shockley
 
 
The scholarship selection committee with the scholarship winners  L-R, Rotarian's Josh Riding, Amrik Sahota, Tricia Marciano, winners Paulina Costello, Kimberly Neydon, Sara Jafri, Dina Thomas, Rotarian Mary Fran Wiesner and President Anthony Franchini
 
 
The Resource Center of Somerset Check Presentation
L-R, Christine Schaumburg, Resource Center, Tricia Marciano, Hills. Rotary, Veronica Finlay, Resource Center, Abed Medawar, and President Anthony Franchini
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

The members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough are proud to support Veterans Way. We contributed to the success of this wonderful project honoring our Veterans.

Thank you to all members of the military who gave so much for our freedom!!

Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, May 23, 2015

L-R, Rotarian's- Bob Wagner, Corrinne Fender, Tricia Marciano, Ken Genco, Joe Horner, Greg Burchette

L-R, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Assemblywoman Donna Simon, Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Corrinne Fender, Ken Genco, Congressman Leonard Lance, Bob Wagner, Mayor Doug Tomson, Master of Ceremony, Sandro & Eleni & Son Iannella, Amrik Sahota, Tricia Marciano, Joe Horner, Committeeman Frank DelCore, Jeff Weil, Committeeman Carl Suraci, Committeeman Greg Burchette


 

 

 
 
 
District Governor Melvin Kevoe awarded the Hillsborough Rotary Club "The Governor's Cup" for the best club in District 7510 for 2014-2015. President Anthony Franchini received the award at the District Conference on May 2, 2015 in Atlantic City, NJ.
 
President Anthony Franchini holds "The Governor's Cup"
 
 
Members and their spouses with "The Governor's Cup",
L-R, Joe & Terri Horner, John Shockley, Dan Marulli, Linda Shockley, Karen & Anthony Franchini, District Governor Melvin Kevoe, Mary Fran & Gary Wiesner, Corrine Fender & Bob Wagner.
— at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City.
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
Rotary International’s 110th Birthday

Rotary International’s 110th Birthday

February 23 is the 110th anniversary of Rotary International. On this day in 1905, Rotary founder Paul Harris formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Since then, Rotary has continued its commitment to service by providing clean water, improving maternal health, awarding scholarships, fighting diseases, and improving lives around the world.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of Rotary’s Polio Plus program. Since the fight to end polio began, 2 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free. For more information about Rotary International and the Polio Plus program, contact your local Rotary Club.


 
 

 
 
 
Well everyone the year is coming to an end, and members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club had one last event for 2014.
Members assisted the Township of Hillsborough, Department of Social Services, sorting Christmas presents for distribution to families for Christmas.
It was another great night of fellowship between members and township.
 
L-R, Hillsborough Rotary Club members, Greg Burchette, Rich Salem, Corrine Fender, Joey Himelfarb, Jeff Weil, Dale Gates, Jerry Nelson, Fred Quick, Doris Bruguier, Mary Fran Wiesner, Abed Medawar, Josh Riding, John Shockley, & Hillsborough Township Cathy Faerber
 

L-R, Hillsborough Rotary Club members, Joey Himelfarb, Abed Medawar, Josh Riding — at Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex.
 
See Photo Album for additional Photo's.
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
See photo album section for additional pictures.


 
 

 
 
RESOURCE CENTER OF SOMERSET

On December 8, 2014, Rotarian Abed Medawar representing the Hillsborough Rotary Club presented $25.00 gift cards to the Resource Center of Somerset.

L-R, Veronica Finlay, Christine Schaumburg, Erika Rose, Abed Medawar
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The Hillsborough Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who took the time from their busy schedule to assist with the packing event for Operation Shoebox. We had such tremendous support from the general public, Hillsborough Interact Club, TD Bank, Team RWB, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and so many others I have to apologize if I didn't mention your organization.

A special thank you to the staff at the Hillsborough Branch of the Somerset Valley YMCA and Kimberly Cole, Executive Manager for allowing us to use their facility.

According to Rob Hirsch, Director, Operation Shoebox we packed a record breaking 1450 boxes. So take a minute and congratulate yourself, you deserve it, and while you reflect on the event, picture the smiles on the members of the armed forces as they open their boxes.

The Hillsborough Rotary Club and Operation Shoebox received a special thank you from Governor Christie, please read below.
 
Please see photo album section for pictures.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
The Dictionary Project October 2014
 
Members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club received cards and letters from the 3rd grade students in Hillsborough Township and Manville Borough Schools thanking the members for their new dictionaries.

We all enjoyed the time we spent with the students and are looking forward to next year!

This project is known as The Dictionary Project. To date over 21,000,000 children have received a dictionary.
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Service Above Self”

 

For Immediate Release 11/10/2014

 
MEDIA CONTACT INFO:
 
Rich Salem (908) 448-6630

 

Hillsborough Rotary Club Organizes Volunteer Event to Pack Holiday Gifts for Troops Abroad
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Public Is Invited to Participate in Packing Event at Hillsborough YMCA
 
 
Hillsborough, N.J. November 10, 2014… During the holiday season, a package containing favorite foods and toiletries is always a welcomed gift, but never as much as when it is received by a member of the military serving abroad.  The Hillsborough Rotary Club, in association with is Operation Shoebox New Jersey, will help ensure that our troops abroad receive this special gift by organizing the fourth annual Christmas Packing Event on Saturday, December 6, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the Hillsborough YMCA (19 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, NJ). Members of the community are invited to participate in this special event.
 
“The holiday season is a particularly difficult time for military to be away from home and family, “noted Hillsborough Rotary Club President, Anthony Franchini, “and receiving a package from home filled with familiar items goes a long way in keeping up morale.”
 
“The Rotary’s packing event is not only very organized, it is a fun event for all who participate,” mentioned Rod Hirsch, Operation Shoebox Director. “We receive wonderful feedback directly from the troops about how much they look forward to receiving these packages.”
 
At last year’s packing event, over 1100 packages containing a wide assortment of foods, treats and toiletries were assembled by over 100 volunteers - both young and old - from Hillsborough and adjoining communities. The individual bags are grouped together into small boxes and then into larger containers for shipment abroad.  The cost of shipping these boxes to the troops is funded by donations from the Hillsborough Rotary and caring members of the public. Cash donations to off-set shipping costs can be made at the event or sent in advance by check to Operation Shoebox, 152 Route 206, Hillsborough 08844.  Donations of appropriate, non-perishable food items, snacks, and toiletries, etc. can be dropped of at the same location.
 
To participate in the packing event, volunteers need only show up at the Hillsborough YMCA between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM on Saturday, December 6, and Rotary volunteers will provide packing instructions. 
 
Operation Shoebox New Jersey, based in Hillsborough, was founded in February 2005. It is an all-volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care packages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries.  Operation Shoebox seeks donations of food and personal care items that are placed in personal care packages shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas. Requested items include canned tuna, canned fruit, 1 oz. boxes of cereal, dried fruit, trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, small bags of pretzels and chips, small tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, small packets of moist wipes, soap, deodorant, small canisters of powder and small bottles of shampoo.
 
About Rotary
 
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
 
The Hillsborough NJ Rotary Club currently has over 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.   Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Hillsborough Rotary serves the Hillsborough community.  All funds raised at the Rotary Fair are donated back to community projects. The Hillsborough Rotary Club meets every Wednesday, at 6 pm, at Pheasants Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough.
 
For more information about the event and making cash or in-kind donations, please call Anthony Franchini, Hillsborough Rotary Club president, (908) 561-6271.
 
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(above and below) Residents from Hillsborough and surrounding communities joined Rotary members last December at the Hillsborough YMCA to assemble special gift packages for troops serving abroad.
 
 
 
 
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Operation Shoebox Director Rod Hirsch, and Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Mullins were on hand at last year’s packing event to welcome the volunteers and explain how important it is to the soldiers to receive the holiday packages from home. Staff Sergeant Mullins is based at Fort Dix, and served two overseas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
 

 
 

 
 
District Governor Melvin Kevoe Official Club Visit
 
On Wednesday night October 29, 2014, District Governor Melvin Kevoe made his official club visit. Abed Medawar was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for his hard work and dedication to the club. Congratulations!
 
L-R, President Anthony Franchini, Director Club Service, District Governor Melvin Kevoe, Asst. District Governor John Shockley
 
L-R, Rotarian Abed Medawar receiving his Paul Harris Fellow from President Anthony Franchini
 

 
 

 
 
The Dictionary Project
 
Members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club began our annual distribution of dictionaries to all the 3rd grade students in Hillsborough Township and Manville Borough.

This project is known as The Dictionary Project. To date over 21,000,000 children have received a dictionary.
 
 
 

 
 
Charter Night Celebration
March 30, 1955
 
On March 18, 1955, Rotary International issued a Charter to the Rotary Club of Belle Mead. The Rotary Club of Belle Mead became the 5616 TH club to be charted by Rotary International. On March 18, 2015 we will celebrate our 60 TH anniversary as the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. Here is a copy of the newspaper article from March 30, 1955. 
 
 

 
 

 
 
Veterans Way Dedication Ceremony
Friday, October 10, 2014
What is A Veteran?
A “Veteran” – whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to, and including their life.”
 
Thank you for your service! We are the land of the free because of the brave!
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of “Veterans Way.” 
 
 

 

 
 
 
“Service Above Self”
Military/Veterans Appreciation Day a Fun Day For All
 
Attendees at Rotary’s Second Annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Day, Saturday, September 20, were treated to an inspiring rendition of the national anthem sung by Hillsborough High School student, Pooja Singh, as a plane circled high above the crowd at Central Jersey Airport towing a 30 X 50 ft. American flag.  The opening ceremonies continued with Operation Chillout Executive Director, Ray Chimileski, delivering the invocation, followed by the Somerset County Pipes and Drums playing a variety of service songs, and concluding with a formal welcome and comments by dignitaries.
 
Over a thousand attendees, including active military, veterans and their families, as well as the general public, came out for the day’s activities, which included airplane rides offered by Tristate Aviation, and helicopter rides – a crowd favorite - offered by Ocean Helicopter.  There were vintage aircraft and classic cars on display, along with fire and emergency vehicles, a smoke simulator and heavy equipment simulator.
 
Under the leadership of Joe Spera of the Dunellen-Green Brook Rotary Club, Rotarians from the Hillsborough and Branchburg clubs joined forces to cook and serve a wide selection of food from popcorn to pasta, while the Piscataway Club booth sold soda and water. Information booths manned by the Veterans Administration, VIPER – Veterans in Pursuit of Educational Readings, and Somerset County Library did a brisk business.  Members of Operation Shoebox and Operation Chillout collected donated items for distribution to troops and veterans, as well as monetary contributions. Funds donated by the Berkeley-Heights Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Princeton and the previously mentioned Rotary Clubs, which go to support both Operation Shoebox NJ and Operation Chillout are, are expected to total more than $7,000.
 
The Rotary Clubs are extremely grateful for the support of many local agencies and businesses, too many to mention here, for their donations of equipment, food, time and money. A special thank you goes to the Raritan Valley Civil Air Patrol Squadron for their handling of both aircraft and vehicular traffic.  Without their help the appreciation day would not have been possible.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY IS ONLY 2 DAYS AWAY.
 
HERE IS A COPY OF THE ARTICLE PRINTED BY THE COURIER NEWS ON SEPT 18, 2014.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND COME AND SUPPORT OUR VETERANS AND MILITARY.
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
“Service Above Self”

 

For Immediate Release 9/4/14

 
CONTACT INFO:
 
John Shockley, (732) 522-6178     Hillsborough Rotary
Greg Burchette, (908) 458-2612    Hillsborough Rotary
Fred Cassaday at (732) 699-1431, Piscataway Rotary

 

Helicopters, Vintage Aircraft “Fly-In” Mark

Sept. 20 Military & Veterans Appreciation Day

 
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Public Invited to Enjoy the Day’s Attractions

And Show Their Support for the Military and Veterans

                             
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Vintage fixed-wing aircraft and modern-day Medevac helicopters will fly into Central Jersey Regional Airport on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of a day-long event to help Rotary District 7510 raise funds for various charities and foundations dedicated to assisting US military and veterans. Pilots and their planes from 35 airports throughout New Jersey have been invited to participate.
 
The general public is also invited attend the Military & Veterans Appreciation Day ”Fly-In” from 1-5 p.m. to view the aircraft and other attractions, including antique and collector automobiles. There will be food vendors, live bands, clowns, face painting, fire engines and other activities for children. Other scheduled attractions include ascents on tethered hot air balloons and airplane rides
 
Proceeds from the event will go to fund New Jersey organizations that work to benefit former and active members of the US military. Donations of food, clothing and toiletries for the military and veterans will be collected at the event.  Participating organizations include Operation Shoebox New Jersey and Operation ChillOut.  Outreach and information for members of the military, their families and veterans will be provided by several organizations, including the Veterans Administration. 
 
Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 21.  Entrance to the airport is at 1034 Millstone River Road.
 
Rotary International is a worldwide service organization of businessmen and women dedicated to community service and humanitarian causes.
 
Rotary District 7510 includes 45 Clubs in a five-county area comprising Somerset, Hunterdon, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties. Members of several clubs will volunteer at the air show and fly-in.
         
Operation Chillout, based in Long Valley, is a grassroots interfaith coalition founded in the year 2000 by concerned volunteers to help a group of homeless Viet Nam veterans living in the open under a railroad trestle in northern NJ. They provide emergency supplies and survival gear to the most vulnerable members of our communities wherever they encounter them. Operation Chillout is seeking new and unused clothing that will be donated to homeless veterans. Requested items include knit cap and gloves, wool/nylon blend socks, insulated underwear and hooded, zipper sweatshirts in sizes large and extra large.
         
Operation Shoebox New Jersey, based in Hillsborough, was founded in February 2005. It is an all-volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care packages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries.  Operation Shoebox seeks donations of food and personal care items that are placed in personal care packages shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas. Requested items include canned tuna, canned fruit, 1 oz. boxes of cereal, dried fruit, trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, small bags of pretzels and chips, small tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, small packets of moist wipes, soap, deodorant, small canisters of powder and small bottles of shampoo.
         
Both organizations will host displays at the event where donated items can be dropped off.  Operation Shoebox New Jersey will have a display of greeting cards for children to color. The greetings will be included in the care packages shipped overseas.
 
Further information is available by calling Rotary members Fred Cassaday at (732) 699-1431 or John Shockley at (732) 522-6178.
 
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Vocational Service Award Recipient 
Joe Horner
Rotary Club of Hillsborough
 
 
The 2014 Vocational Service Award will be presented to Hillsborough Rotarian Joe Horner at the annual Vocational Award Assembly on October 7, 2014 at the Pines Manor in Edison.
 
Joe was unanimously selected by the Committee, a testament to his involvement in the Vocational Avenue of Service.
Joe has been a small business owner for over thirty years. He is not only fair and understanding of his employees on a business level by providing good working conditions and a very generous benefit package, he is also very compassionate and giving on a personal level. He works alongside his employees in a quiet yet authoritative manner, earning the respect and admiration of all who work for him.
 
Although he has only been a Rotarian since 2003, he has lived his entire life by the Four Way Test. Rotary has been a forum for Joe to work with people of like minds, ways and ideas in helping people who need it most and to bring hope and unity to communities. He is a real-life hero to many; he is someone that many people count on, and is someone to call a friend.
 
Joe always focuses on being truthful and fair in how he conducts himself personally and professionally. He is a very busy entrepreneur, but making time for Rotary and District 7510 is something that he is passionate about. Although Joe is pragmatic and wants to get things done, he will always take others' opinions into consideration.
Having been involved in the solid waste management industry for his entire career, Joe is an established and known figure in that industry throughout New Jersey. He has been called upon by larger solid waste corporations for advice and assistance on waste management issues. A proven leader and mentor, Joe has always stayed focused on his employees and his customers, being honest and treating them with respect and courtesy. These traits have created for Joe longstanding relationships throughout his professional life.
 
Most tellingly, Joe has been an inspiration to all of the Hillsborough Rotarians. "He has helped us all become better and more productive Rotarians," said club president Anthony Franchini. "Joe has lead by example, always the first to work hard and inspire others."
 
Please join us as we recognize Joe at the Vocational Service Awards Assembly on October 7 at the Pines Manor.
 
District Governor Elect Hal Daume

 

 
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR AUGUST 17, 2014

The Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed last night to the sounds of the rides and voices of all our friends and neighbors. In some ways the last day is always sad, but the members of the Rotary Club are already thinking about next year.

There were some major highlights of the 2014 fair. Thanks to all the participants, we broke all of our records. The Rotary Club held our Second Family Fun Day for Autism and Special Needs. This is one of the most rewarding events the Rotary Club sponsors.

Thanks to Brad Benson Hyundai, Unity Bank, and Majestic Midways we held our first FIREWORKS display. The Fireworks display has received nothing but praise!!!

Finally some pictures of the many families that supported the Hillsborough Rotary Club and enjoyed the fair. Like the Olympic Flame, Majestic Midways lowers the entrance until we meet next year on AUGUST 11-16, 2015.

From all the members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club we would like to thank all the volunteers, especially all of the people who came and supported us. Thank you!!!!!!

 
 
 

 
 
The Winning 50/50 Raffle Ticket Numbers for August 14, 2014
 
These are the only unclaimed 50/50 raffle tickets.
 
8:00 PM            #602257    Amount $335.00
9:30 PM            #603901    Amount $145.00
 
All unclaimed tickets are good for 7 days.
 
Good Luck. Thank you
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR DAY 2

We had an unbelievable night!! The weather was perfect and our crowds arrived early and continued arriving all night. We broke all attendance records, and we are expecting larger crowds tonight.

Remember tonight is our FIRST FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! Thanks to Brad Benson Hyundai, Unity Bank, and Majestic Midways the FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS FREE!!! Come early, have dinner, enjoy the games, rides, and find a comfortable place to enjoy the FIREWORKS.

There is additional photo's in the album section.
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR OPENS

With great weather the fair opened with Mayor Tomson and Deputy Mayor Greg Burchette cutting the ribbon with members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club.

It was a great start to the fair and with your support we will continue to make this fair successful. Tonight is WRISTBAND night, and remember tomorrow we have our first FIREWORKS display!!

There are additional Photo's in the album section
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR OPENS TONIGHT

We have weather last nights storm and the fairgrounds are in perfect condition. The members, and vendors are busy making finishing preparations to the fairgrounds with the anticipation of a large crowd to celebrate the opening of the fair, starting at 6:00 pm.

TONIGHT IS THE FIRST WRISTBAND NIGHT OF THE FAIR!!!

All tickets are $25.00 and you can ride all night long!!!! Don't forget the food, and the games! Hills. Volunteer Firehouse #3 returns with the ladder truck, and Norz Farms returns with the petting zoo and pony rides.

Come out and support the Hillsborough Rotary Club, and meet old friends while making new ones!!
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR HOURS OF OPERATION
 
Wednesday       August 13  6:00-10:00 pm
Thursday          August 14  6:00-10:00 pm
Friday               August 15  6:00-10:00 pm plus FIREWORKS Display
Saturday           August 16  6:00-10:00 pm
Sunday             August 17  2:00-  7:00 pm
 

 
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR CANCELED

Due to the inclement weather the fair has been canceled for August 12, 2014. All weather forecast indicate great weather for the remainder of the fair.

Remember we will open on Wednesday night with WRISTBAND night!!! See everyone tomorrow night.

 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have a few announcements to make to our friends and neighbors anticipating the start of the Rotary Fair tomorrow night, August 12, 2014

FIRST THE BAD NEWS

If the weather prevents the Grand Opening & “Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies” on Tuesday night, August 12 our Grand Opening will move to Wednesday Night August 13. We will open with wristband nights on Wednesday, and continue our normal schedule on Thursday.

NOW THE GOOD NEWS!!

The staff from the Hillsborough Rotary Club is working diligently to prepare the fairgrounds for the Grand Opening. Majestic Midway Amusements has delivered the rides and the setup continues at a fast pace. I heard rumors of a few new rides on the Fairgrounds. Here’s a sneak preview of the setup.
 

 
 
 

 
 
LATEST NEWS ON THE HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED!!! This Tuesday night, AUGUST 12, 2014 the long awaited Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens at 6:00 PM. If you want an early preview the official GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING will start at 5:45 pm.

We open with the first of three WRISTBAND nights, and Friday night our FIRST FIREWORKS DISPLAY starts at 9:30 PM. Don't forget the MOTORCYCLE Raffle on Saturday Night, August 16, 2014 @9:00PM. Hurry up and purchase your tickets. Come out and help us make this the best fair EVER!!!
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Hillsborough Rotary Fair August 12-17, 2014
 
We are as busy as Santa's Elves, as the members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club prepare for the start of the Rotary Fair. For those who don't remember it's only 10 DAYS AWAY!! We open the Rotary Fair with WRISTBAND Night, on Tuesday, August 12, @ 6:00 pm.
 
 
 
Photo's from the Rotary Fair August 2013

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Service Above Self”

 

For Immediate Release 07/14/14

 
 
CONTACT INFO:
Hillsborough Rotary Club
ANTHONY FRANCHINI, President
908-334-9304
 
 
Seventh Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair To Open Tuesday, August 12
 
New Fireworks Display Debuts Friday
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club will be holding its seventh annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair on Tuesday, August 12th through Sunday, August 17th at the township field adjacent to the Lowes Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206 in Hillsborough).  A six-day carnival that attracts approximately 15,000 people each year, the Fair is one of the Township’s largest and most popular annual community events. Fair proceeds go directly to support a variety of Hillsborough community organizations and projects. Audio Café of Hillsborough is the sponsor of this year’s Rotary Fair.
 
“The Hillsborough community has both supported and appreciated the Rotary Fair since its inception,” noted Anthony Franchini, Hillsborough Rotary Club president.  “With some new attractions this year, we hope to surpass our past success.”
 
The Rotary Fair will feature 21 amusement rides by Majestic Midway Amusements, games by Paladin Amusements, a DJ, a wide selection of food, displays by area vendors and a petting zoo.  Featured rides include the Himalayan, Bumper Cars, Ring of Fire, Super Shot, Sizzler, Zipper, Carousel, Kite Flyer and many more. This year, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday will be pay-one-price wristband nights.  The Fair will also include nightly entertainment and special demonstrations.  The 101.5 New Jersey radio station host, Ray "The Prize Guy," will appear live at the fair on Friday night.
 
A fireworks display by Interstate Fireworks is being added to the Fair on Friday evening, August 15, at approximately 9:30 pm (rain date of Saturday August 16).  Brad Benson Hyundai and Unity Bank will sponsor the fireworks display.
 
Fair proceeds go to support the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van , which was donated to Hillsborough Township, as well as The Hillsborough Food Pantry, Autism New Jersey, and Hillsborough High School scholarships, among others.
 
For more information on the upcoming Hillsborough Rotary Fair, or how to participate as a vendor, please call Anthony Franchini at 908-334-9304 or Ken Genco at 908-229-5045
 
About Rotary
 
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
 
The Hillsborough NJ Rotary Club currently has over 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.   Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Hillsborough Rotary serves the Hillsborough community.  All funds raised at the Rotary Fair are donated back to community projects. The Hillsborough Rotary Club meets every Wednesday, at 6 pm, at Pheasants Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough.
 
 
Children reach new heights on the Super Shot, which will be back by popular demand at this year’s Hillsborough Rotary Fair scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, August 12 – 17, adjacent to the Lowe’s Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206).
 
Visitors can once again test their nerve on the Ring of Fire when the Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for business on Tuesday through Saturday, August 12 – 17, adjacent to the Lowe’s Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206).
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY FAIR
AUGUST 12-17, 2014

It's that time again for the 7th Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair. We are six weeks away from the start of our best fair ever. As it was in years past your participation makes the Fair a tremendous success. We hope you will continue to support us, as we continue to make this the best fair in Central NJ.
Please take a moment to review the poster and set your calendars for August 12-17, 2014 at the Lowe’s of Hillsborough parking lot.

Our special announcement “FIREWORKS”!!! For the first time in the history of the Hillsborough Rotary Fair we will have a fireworks display on Friday night, August 15, with a rain date of August 16.
 
 

 
 

 
 
Best Wishes to you and your family for a happy and safe 4th of July!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
President Anthony Franchini Presents Awards to Members
 
President Anthony Franchini presents a pin to Rotarian Bob Wagner from Rotary International for sponsoring members.
 
President Anthony Franchini presents a plaque to Rotarian Fred Quick for 45 years of dedicated service to Rotary and our club.
 
Rotarian Fred Quick displays his plaque.
 

President Anthony Franchini presents Rotarian John Shockley with a Paul Harris Fellow Award for his dedication and service to the club..
 

 
 

 
 
 
Board Induction 2014-2015
 
On June 18, 2014 members of the 2013-2014 board were recognized for their service to the club.  The incoming board for 2014-2015 was given their respective club pins for their new positions.
 
Left, President Phil Barrood receives his Past President Pin and Plaque from incoming President Anthony Franchini.
 
L-R, 2013-2014 President Phil Barrood presents incoming President Anthony Franchini his Presidents Pin.
 
Members of the 2014-2015 Board are as follows:
 
 
Anthony Franchini President
John Shockley President Elect
Heinz Keller Vice President
Doris Bruguier Secretary
Phil Barrood Immediate Past President
Dan Marulli Sergeant At Arms
Linda Dousis Treasurer
Josh Riding Director
Fred Quick Director
Bob Wagner Director
Abed Medawar Director
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
Rotary Club of Hillsborough Donation List
July 1, 2014- June 30, 2014
 
As the Rotary Calendar Year comes to an end I would like to congratulate the members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club for honoring the Rotary Motto “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”. Without their efforts the following donations would not have been possible.  
  • Township of Hillsborough, Food Bank
  • Hillsborough Robotics
  • Individual Families in need of help
  • SHIP
  • The Dictionary Project
  • Montgomery Seniors
  • New Brunswick Rotary Club
  • Hillsborough Interact Club
  • Hillsborough Cheerleaders
  • Hills. Volunteer Fire Company #3
  • Operation Shoebox
  • Signa Kappa
  • Rotary International
  • Operation Chillout
  • Township of Hillsborough, Social Services
  • FONNJ
  • Rotary Club of New Brunswick
  • Hugs for Brady
  • Angel Flights Northwest
  • Empower Somerset
  • High School Scholarships
  • Township of Hillsborough, 2014 Wheelchair Accessible Van
                                                                                                                                                Total $70,000.00
 

 
 

 
 
Hillsborough High School Scholarship Presentations
 
On June 5, 2014 members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club presented scholarships to Ian Ross, Nicole Deck, Nicole Rossi, and Jaclyn Kaletski.
 
L-R, Scholarship Winners Nicole Rossi, Jaclyn Kaletski, Nicole Deck, receive their scholarship checks from Rotarian's Peter Passalacqua, Amrik Sahota, Gary & Mary Fran Wiesner, and Phil Barrood.
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Hillsborough Rotary Receives 'Significant Achievement Award
Posted by Rotaryman , June 02, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Hillsborough Patch
 
 
Photo by Greg Burchette
 
Hillsborough Rotary received an award from District Governor Tulsi Maharjan at there Weds night, May 28th, meeting at Pheasants Landing restaurant. The award was the "Significant Achievement Award".

This is an award for given out by Rotary International to clubs that show significant achievement throughout the previous year. Only four of these awards are given out and Hillsborough has earned the distinction.

Among the projects conducted are: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Play It Forward Sports Equipment, Pancake Breakfast, Motorcycle Raffle, Handicap Van Donation to Hillsborough Township, 4 Scholarships to High School seniors, Participation in local Food Banks and much more.

Pictured above: District Governor Tulsi Maharjan giving the award to Hillsborough Rotary President Phil Barrood and member Joe Horner
 

 
 

 
 
2014 Wheelchair Accessible Van Donation
 
On May 27, 2014 members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club presented Mayor Tomson, Township of Hillsborough, a 2014 Wheelchair Accessible Van to be used by all township residents free of charge.

Please contact Hillsborough Township Police Department or Hillsborough Township Department of Social Services to reserve the van.
 
L-R, Rotarian/Deputy Mayor Greg Burchette, Joe Horner, Bob Wagner, Heinz Keller, Doris Bruguier, John Shockley, Mayor Tomson, Ken Genco, Rich Salem, Mary Fran & Gary Wiesner, Amrik Sahota, Phil Barrood, and Cathy Faerber & Ron Skobo, Hillsborough Township Social Service listen to the donation speech.
 
John Shockley presenting the 2014 Wheelchair Accessible Van to Mayor Tomson. Dorris Bruguier (L),
 
Front Row, Rotarian/Deputy Mayor Greg Burchette, Joe Horner, Bob Wagner, Doris Bruguier, Mayor Tomson, Ken Genco, Mary Fran Wiesner, Amrik Sahota, Cathy Faerber
Back Row, Heinz Keller, Bob Wagner, John Shockley, Ron Skobo, Rich Salem, Gary Wiesner, Phil Barrood
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Rotary International Significant Achievement Award

On May 28, 2014 District Governor Tulsi Maharjan made a surprise visit to our regular scheduled meeting to present an award from Rotary International.
Governor Tulsi presented the club with "The RI Significant Achievement Award for 2013-2014" from Rotary International President Ron Burton.
The Significant Achievement Award recognizes outstanding Rotary Club projects that address the most pressing needs of their local community.
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is one of a few clubs nation wide to receive this award. Congratulations to the membership for their dedication and hard work.
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
Memorial Day
May 26, 2014

The Hillsborough Rotary Club would like to wish all of our Friends, Neighbors, and their Families a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Holiday. 

 
   
 

 
 
HILLSBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB CITATION
 
On May 21, 2014 the Rotary Club hosted the Hillsborough High School Advisors and Interact Club members. The Interact Club and Rotary Club continue to support each other in numerous fundraising events. The Interact club members volunteer their services to many of the local public groups. Their efforts earned them a Presidential Citation issued from District 7510. In addition, the  Rotary Club presented the Interact club members with their club banner to be displayed at their functions.  Congratulations to the members for a job well done. Thank You from the Rotary Club for your support. 
 
 

L-R, Kevin Lovell, Suraj Rathod, Jamie Rad, Mary Beth DeLisi, Steve Hou, Jasmine Brown, Phil Barrood
 
 
 

 
 
A reminder to all friends and neighbors, the biggest used Sports Equipment Sale in the area starts this Saturday at 7:00 am. The location is the former Cost Cutter Store in Hillsborough, NJ.
 
 

 

 
 
RI Presidential Dinner & District Conference
 
This past weekend was very busy for members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club. It started on Thursday night at Maggiano's Little Italy, and ended with the District 7510 Conference held at the Hotel Somerset Bridgewater, Somerset, NJ. The district hosted Past District Governor/RI President's Representative Patrick Voegilin his wife Karen and numerous past and present members of District 7510. District Governor Tulsi Maharjan and the District Conference Staff designed and implemented three days full of events to Engage all members of the district. On Thursday night, District Governor Tulsi Maharjan presented Joe Horner and John Shockley the Prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award and the Governor's Citation for "District Project Support". 
 
The awards continued at the conference for the Hillsborough Rotary Club. The club came in first place and received the "Care and Share" award for Youth Service for the "Autism Fun Day". Next a Presidential Citation was awarded to the Hillsborough High School Interact Club for their hard work. A lot of clubs displayed  pictures and items of their events over the past year. The goal was to win Tulsi dollars from members of the other clubs. Unfortunately, we missed first place, ending in second and missing first place by five dollars.  A special moment for the first married couple to join our club and the district happened on Saturday night. District Governor Tulsi Maharjan and District Governor Elect Melvin Kevoe presented Gary & Mary Fran Wiesner Rotary Pins. The District Conference ended on Saturday night with a Sock Hop dance. The music reflected the 1960's and everyone had a good time.
 
Congratulations to the club and the members for the awards presented by District 7510. 
 
District Governor Tulsi Maharjan presents Joe Horner his Paul Harris Fellow
 
District Governor Tulsi Presents Joe Horner the Governors Citation for "District Project Support"
 
District Governor Tulsi Maharjan presents John Shockley his Paul Harris Fellow
 
District Governor Tulsi Maharjan presents John Shockley the Governor's Citation for "District Project Support"
 
 
L-R, District Governor Tulsi Maharjan and District Governor Elect Melvin Kevoe present Rotary
Pins to Gary and Mary Fran Wiesner.
 
The display presented by the club highlighting events for the past year.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
                                               Easter Egg Hunt

On  April 19, 2014, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough held the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Pheasants Landing Restaurant.

With plenty of sunshine to greet the participants, and the excitement in the air, the crowds continued to grow anticipating the arrival of the Easter Bunny. With sirens blasting and flashing lights, Hillsborough Firehouse #3, delivered the Easter Bunny safe and sound. Parents and children rushed to greet the Easter Egg Bunny to have their pictures taken.  This was the largest crowd we hosted with members receiving numerous thank you's from the crowd. See photo album for additional pictures.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 On April 8, 2014, the Hillsborough Township Committee declared April 2014 "Autism Awareness Month" presenting a proclamation to organizations and individuals that have worked to improve their lives.The Hillsborough Rotary Club and District 7510 are proud to be a part of this group.  

  
 
The following Rotarian's are in the Photo L-R, Deputy Mayor/Rotarian Greg Burchette, Rotarian Heinz Keller, Unknown, Mayor Doug Tomson, John Shockley, Club Secretary, Joe Horner, Asst. Governor, District Governor Tulsi Maharjan, Gary & Mary Fran Wiesner.and President Phil Barrood.

See photo album for additional pictures.
 
 
  
On April 8, 2014, the Hillsborough Township Committee declared April 2014 "Autism Awareness Month" and presented a proclamation to organizations and individuals that have worked to improve their lives.The Hillsborough Rotary Club and District 7510 are proud to be a part of this group.  
The following Rotarian's are in the Photo L-R, Deputy Mayor/Rotarian Greg Burchette, Rotarian Heinz Keller,Unknown, Mayor Doug Tomson, John Shockley, Club Secretary, Joe Horner, Asst. Governor, District Governor Tulsi Maharjan, Mary Fran Wiesner.(Gary Wiesner taking Photo's), and President Phil Barrood. . 
2014 Hills. Twp. Autism Proclamation April 8 - On April 8, 2014, the Hillsborough Township Committee declared April 2014 "Autism Awareness Month" and presented a proclamation to organizations and individuals that have worked to improve their lives.The Hillsborough Rotary Club and District 7510 are proud to be a part of this group. The following Rotarian's are in the Photo L-R, Deputy Mayor/Rotarian Greg Burchette, Rotarian Heinz Keller,Unknown, Mayor Doug Tomson, John Shockley, Club Secretary, Joe Horner, Asst. Governor, District Governor Tulsi Maharjan, Mary Fran Wiesner.(Gary Wiesner taking Photo's), and President Phil Barrood. . - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/4875/PhotoAlbums/2014-hills--twp--autism-proclamation-april-8#sthash.IgI5VDXG.dpuf 
 

 
 
                         

                           PLAY IT FORWARD
 
    GIVE YOUR GEAR ANOTHER SEASON AND ANOTHER REASON

 
 
 
                 Used Sports Gear Donations Sought for Hillsborough Rotary Fundraiser
“Play It Forward - Second Life Sporting Goods Sale” to Fund
Mobility Assistance Van for Hillsborough Residents
 
March 29, 2014, Hillsborough, NJ – Giving a second life to that gently used sports gear stored and often forgotten in basements and garages throughout the community can be a home run for Hillsborough.  The Hillsborough Rotary Club hopes to sell that unwanted gear to fund the purchase of a specially equipped mobility assistance van made available free-of-charge to Hillsborough residents.
 
The Rotary Club released details today of its “Play It Forward – Second Life Sporting Goods Sale.”  The fundraiser, which is the first of its kind in Rotary’s history, launches April 01 with the collection of donated gear at six convenient community locations.   The sale of the equipment to the community is scheduled for May 17 and 18 at the former Hillsborough Cost Cutters location at 390 Route 202 South.
 
Abed Medawar, Rotary chairperson for the event, stated that, “The program is an important, new addition to the Hillsborough Rotary Club’s fundraising efforts that go toward the purchase of a specially-equipped van that is made available to transport many mobility-restricted residents to their medical and other important appointments throughout the year. The program,” he added, “will provide a perfect opportunity for adults and parents of children exploring new sports, as well as those that have outgrown their current equipment, to save money while helping a worthwhile cause. It’s a win/win for the community.”
 
Beginning March 29, the Hillsborough Rotary Club will accept tax-deductible donations of gently used sporting goods and equipment, as well as cash donations, at the following six drop off points:
 
  • Bridgewater Motor Works – 358 Union Ave. Bridgewater NJ – (M-F 8am-5pm)
  • HRC (formerly Hillsborough Racquet Club) – 30 Bower Lane, Hillsborough NJ – (see club hours @ http://www.hrcfitness.com )
  • Somerset Marine – 390 Amwell Road, Hillsborough – (M-F 8am – 5pm)
  • Audio Café – 926 Rt. 206, Hillsborough NJ – (M-F 10am-3pm)
  • YMCA Hillsborough – 19 E. Mountain Road, Hillsborough NJ – (see club hours @ www.ymcasomersetvalley.org )
  • Foreign Specialties – 439 North Main Street, Manville NJ – (M-F 8am-2pm)
 
Hillsborough Rotary Club recently celebrated its 59th anniversary.  Its ongoing efforts of “Service Above Self” continue to provide support and charitable contributions throughout the community.
 
For further information and details, please visit www.facebook.com/playitforwardrotary
 
Media Contact:   Abed Medawar
Phone:              908-256-5349
Email address:   abed@somersetmarine.com
 
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                                           ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

                            LOCATION: NJ NATIONAL GOLF COURSE
                                                    BASKING RIDGE, NJ

 Registration forms are available for download in the Home Page Section

  
 

 
 
 BELOW IS THE INFORMATION FOR THE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT!

  
 

 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club hosted a Valentines Party on February 15, 2014 at Pheasants Landing. The combined efforts of Mary Ann Lukas & Joe Horner made the party a success despite the snow and ice.

The party/dance included members of the Branchburg and Dunellen- Green Brook Rotary Club, including District Governor Tulsi Maharjan and his wife Ellen. The DJ service for the night was Charley "O", a supporter of numerous Rotary events; including the Hillsborough Rotary Fair. In addition to Charley "O", a band called TS Project played R&B, Rock,and Jazz all night long. A long time Rotarian, Tony D&Angelo stopped by to sing a Frank Sinatra favorite, Summer Wind.

We would like to thank Flowers by Heaven Scent of Somerville, for donating the red roses for all the special women at the dance, and the staff at Pheasants Landing for the food, and the service they provided to everyone. For all our members, family, and friends who could not attend mark your calendars for next year!

Additional photo's in photo album section.


           
 

 
 
As the liaison for the Hillsborough High School Interact Club, Kevin Lovell is working hard to develop a working relationship with the high school club. Attending monthly meetings, Kevin and other club members invited the Interact Board Members to attend a Rotary Club meeting to meet our members to present and discuss their ideas. On the evening of February 12,2014, District Governor Tulsi Maharjan was also our guest, and presented the Interact Board Members and their advisers his personal shawl, wishing them the best as they move forward in life and remember to, Engage Rotary Change Lives.
See photo section for additional photo's.

  

  
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

NEWS RELEASE

 
ROTARY CLUB of HILLSBOROUGH
celebrates Rotary’s founding
 
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 — Rotary Club of Hillsborough celebrates Rotary International’s 109th anniversary celebration. 
 
Rotary, a global network of community volunteers is one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations worldwide. Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, today over 1.2 million members belong to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. 
 
The Rotary club of Hillsborough with 57 active members has worked hard over the past year on various projects to improve the lives of the individuals needing our assistance. The three major fund raising events were, The Hillsborough Rotary Fair, 2013 HD Motorcycle Raffle, and 2013 Golf Outing. The success of these fund raising events allowed the membership to donate funds to the following:
 
  • Hillsborough Township Food Pantry  
  • Hillsborough Township/Manville Schools 3rd grade dictionary project
  • Operation Shoebox & Operation Chillout
  • Special Needs/Family Fun Day
  • Homes for Hope
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • Veterans Appreciation Day
  • Steps Together
 
Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in their communities and throughout the world.  Rotary Club of Hillsborough joins Rotary clubs around the world to recognize the day, also known as Rotary’s “World Understanding and Peace Day.”
 
Rotary clubs have often celebrated the day by participating in service projects including conducting free dental clinics for senior and low-income individuals, mentoring youth, and raising funds for polio eradication efforts.
 
If you would like to attend an upcoming Hillsborough Rotary meeting as a guest, we meet every Wednesday evening at 6:15pm at Pheasants Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough.
 
 
 
About Rotary
 
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org.
 
 
 
Contact: John Shockley secretary@hillsboroughnjrotary.com
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF HILLSBOROUGH
PO Box 5644                                                          
Hillsborough, NJ 08844  
 
                                                                     
www.hillsboroughnjrotary.com

 
    
 

 
 
RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Light Up Rotary is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference -- every day, in
every club, and every country we serve."
 
 

 
 
Last night was special for The Hillsborough Rotary Club. The Hillsborough Township Committee presented a Proclamation proclaiming the month of January 2014 "Rotary Awareness Month".

    
 

 
 

Hillsborough Club Continues Community Traditions

The annual Memorial Day picnic and other projects are traditions kept by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.

Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough meet weekly at Pheasant's Landing. Above, members at the April 27, 2011, meeting met with Rotary International guests from the nation of Lebanon. Credit: Rotary Club of Hillsborough
Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough meet weekly at Pheasant's Landing. Above, members at the April 27, 2011, meeting met with Rotary International guests from the nation of Lebanon. Credit: Rotary Club of Hillsborough
Sometime around 1960, Harry Smith's brother—and business partner—Elliott introduced him to the members of the Rotary Club of Belle Mead.

He said he joined because, as far as he knew, it was what young businessmen did.

But he quickly became immersed in fulfilling the Rotary International motto, "Service above self," and found himself actively involved in various community service projects undertaken by the club. Soon, he was heading up the Rotary Club's newest efforts: Hillsborough's Bicentennial celebration in 1971 and the Memorial Day community picnic.

"We started that way back when," he said.

Smith is still a member of the club, although it's now the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and through the decades, as new members joined and others dropped out, the club's activities have continued.

Many residents today best know the club through the annual Rotary Club Fair, a massive undertaking that nets the club thousands of dollars used for local residents in need, providing dictionaries to students, funding scholarships for high school graduates and helping support Rotary district, national and international charitable projects.

The members meet each week at Pheasant's Landing, and while one used to have a sponsor—like Smith's brother—to open the doors, that's not the case these days. Rotary Club of Hillsborough Secretary John Shockley said the club welcomes new members—especially this month, as Rotary International hosts Awareness Month hoping to inform more people about it's many activities.

Hillsborough residents may not know the club has been a major benefactor since the early days of the Community Picnic, when longtime member Fred Quick said the club decided to get its own tent for the event.

"We rented a 60-by-120 foot tent and had the picnic at Docherty Park," he said. Then, club members purchased their own tent—and rented it to others to use, adding the rental fees collected to the club's contributions to local charities.

"We kept doing that until the year a big storm hit during the Fireman's Fair and just destroyed it," Quick said. "We did raise quite a bit of money for our club's support for projects in town."

Both Smith and Quick said they joined because of the business connections—but the club's community projects and focus on helping others has kept them involved through the years.

"Obviously, the camaraderie is part of it, it keeps us going through the rough times," Quick said. But "the meaning of it is to give back."

"You're supposed to think about helping others," Smith said. "People should do service for their community and for their country."
     
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough counts dozens of local business owners and managers in its membership today—it's grown from those roots in 1955 as the Rotary Club of Belle Mead, with Dix Skillman as inaugural president.

If you'd like to know more about the club, stop by Pheasant's Landing at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday evenings and meet the members.  
 

 
 

 
Rotary Club Members Begin Month-Long Awareness Project

 
History

 
Paul Harris

 
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
—Paul P. Harris

 
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

 
Our ongoing commitment

 
Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:
We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.
Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.

 
Notable Rotarians

 
Rotarians are your neighbors, your community leaders and some of the world’s greatest history-makers:
  • Warren G. Harding, U.S. president
  • Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer
  • Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic
  • Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate
  • Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate
  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel laureate
  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer
  • Jan Masaryk, foreign minister of Czechoslovakia
  • H.E. Soleiman Frangieh, president of Lebanon
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. senator
  • Manny Pacquaio, Filipino world-champion boxer and congressman
  • Richard Lugar, U.S. senator
  • Frank Borman, American astronaut
  • Edgar A. Guest, American poet and journalist
  • Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer
  • Franz Lehar, Austrian composer
  • Lennart Nilsson, Swedish photographer
  • James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co.
  • Carlos Romulo, UN General Assembly president
  • Sigmund Sternberg, English businessman and philanthropist
Ready to make history with us? Get involved. 

 
 
 
Since 1955, Hillsborough's Rotary Club has been busy fulfilling the international organization's mandate of "Service above Self," helping local residents in need and participate in larger, international projects.

Watch for members of the local club to talk up the club's many projects during January, which Rotary International has declared Rotary Awareness Month for its more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries.

The club, which meets every Wednesday evening at Pheasants Landing Restaurant, welcomes new members to join in its many projects. In 2013, those projects included organizing an airshow at Central Jersey Regional Airport, present dictionaries to all third-grade students in Hillsborough and Manville schools, organize a packing event for Operation Shoebox, and the annual Rotary Fair in August.

Hillsborough Patch will feature stories on the club, its members and history this month to help the awareness project.

 
 

 
 
The township employees did a beautiful job decorating the trees and landscape for the holidays, for the enjoyment of the residents of Hillsborough. — at Hillsborough Township Municipal
Complex. ( additional photo's in photo album section)

   
 

 
 
 On Saturday December 7, 2013, members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club, along with employees of TD Bank, Interact, various other groups, and residents of the township, came together and packed a record 1300 boxes for Veterans serving in the Military. Along with the help the membership provided, the Hillsborough Rotary Club made a donation of $1500.00 to Operation Shoebox.  We would like to say thank you to everyone that helped make this event successful.  See photo album section for additional photos.

 
    
 

 
 
Today is the day we intent to break the record for the most boxes packed in one day. We can not do it without the help of our friends and neighbors. Please come to the Hillsborough YMCA and help your friends at the HILLSBOROUGH ROTARY and OPERATION SHOEBOX.  
 
 

We are ONE WEEK away from helping Operation Shoebox pack boxes of supplies for the veterans overseas. Please schedule the time to help those that put their live's on the line to keep us safe.  
 

 
 
On November 23, 2013 members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club along with family and friends got a chance to blow off some stream, Literally!  Thanks to the efforts of Greg Burchette the Annual Golfing With Guns went off without a hitch. We traveled to the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, Coplay, Pa for an afternoon of fellowship and fun. Everyone who attended had a great time. The weather was perfect and the facilities were well maintained. If you have never shot clay targets I highly recommend giving it a try.  See photo album for additional pictures.
 

  
 
 

 
 
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 the Hillsborough Rotary Club held the awards ceremony for the Veterans Appreciation Day. The event was sponsored by District 7510. Numerous Rotary Clubs, along with personal and business sponsors made the day very successful. District Governor Tulsi Maharjan presented certificates to the sponsors who attended the ceremony.
The sponsors receiving certificates from District Governor Tulsi were; Hillsborough Rotary Club, Piscataway Rotary Club, Westfield Rotary Club, Innovative Mfg., Audio Cafe, Central Jersey Regional Airport, 911 Septic Pumping & Repair, and Hesco Electric.
The two most important recipients were Operation Shoebox and Operation Chillout. Operation Shoebox received $4103.80 and Operation Chillout received $2703.80. This is small amount of money for two groups that are picking up where the federal government stops. All of the citizens of this great country need to keep these two organizations in our hearts and minds and support their efforts whenever possible. DG Tulsi is predicting over 4000 participants next year including Rolling Thunder.
 

 
 
For Immediate Release
 
 
              The Hillsborough Rotary Club in support of District 7510 and Rotary International is asking for the help of all businesses and residents of New Jersey to donate to the disaster in the Philippines. 
              Super Typhoon Haiyan has devastated parts of the Philippines and they are in a desperate situation from the storm. They are in need of the basic supplies that a human being needs to sustain their lives.  The items that we take for granted.  You can help by donating to SHELTER BOX.   
              SHELTER BOX is the premier international aid organization that provides emergency shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict. 
              The top priority of many aid organizations is to provide food, water and medical care to help people survive the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Without protection from the elements, survivors are at a higher risk as they await nourishment or medical attention. We recognized that little or no assistance was given in terms of proper shelter to help them through the first few days, weeks and months as they tried to rebuild their lives. In response, Shelter Box developed a solution to help disaster survivors during the critical period following a disaster but preceding reconstruction.
              The Hillsborough Rotary Club through our Foundation is asking for your donation to help us purchase SHELTER BOXES for the Philippines. You can donate online at our website which is www.hillsboroughnjrotary.com.  Click on the DONATE button and follow the instructions.
              By making a charitable gift to the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

The contents of a typical SHELTER BOX.
 
 
 

 
 
Hillsborough Fire Company #2 public announcements to our readers.

Somerset Medical Center Blood Donor Program is NOW Mobile. On November 21, 2013 from 3:00pm -7:00pm, Hillborough Fire Company #2 will be hosting a Community Blood Drive. To register call 908-685-2991.

 

November 23,2013 at Hillsborough Firehouse #2 on Rt. 206, from 8:00am -2:00pm they will be hosting Operation Shoebox and packing boxes to send to our Armed Forces over seas. The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in Hillsborough are helping to organize this event. So come out and support a great group of people!
Contact BSA Rob or GS Shelly Elliott @ 908-281-4373
 

 
 
A little competition between the Montgomery Township Seniors and the Hillsborough Township Seniors added with members of the Montgomery Rotary Club and Hillsborough Rotary Club, made for a fun filled morning. When it comes to competition and winning, age, or club affiliations, do not matter, you still have the desire to win. All the participants had a great time. The rumor going around is some of the participants are practicing for next year.
 
 

 
 
The annual Dictionary Project sponsored by the Hillsborough Rotary Club will begin on Oct. 29.

Continuing a project that’s older than this year’s recipients, the Hillsborough Rotary Club will distribute dictionaries to the 3rd grade students at the Elementary School with gifts they’ll use for years. Listed below is the schedule for the distribution of the dictionaries, so make sure all of your children are in attendance.

Oct. 29
9:00 am Woods Rd School
10:00 am Triangle Elementary
11:00 am Woodfern Elementary

Oct. 30
9:00 am Sunnymead Elementary
10:00 am Hillsborough Elementary
11:00 am Amsterdam Elementary 
 
 
 
Neither rain nor threat of tornado could dampen the mood as all golfers, donors, and Gerry Cooney enjoyed a tremendous day. With the 18 contests on each hole, all the raffles, the live and silent auctions, and the great food we received praise from the players, sponsors, and even the golf club for a unique and exciting event. The amazing response will allow us to provide even more support to Billys charity than we expected. To all those who participated and supported the Hillsborough Rotary Club and Billy Biviano we thank you.
 
Written by Mike Dudzinski
 

 
 
For all the people who could not attend Veterans Appreciation Day, you missed a wonderful event. The weather was beautiful, the turn out was great, and everyone had a wonderful time. We hope to see everyone again next year.
I would like to thank all the Veterans, Rotarians, Operation Shoebox, Operation Chillout, Vendors, Sponsors, Local, County, and State Officials for all your help, making this event a huge SUCCESS!!!
 
The pictures below are the Banners displayed yesterday naming the groups and individuals.
Please review the 2013 Veterans Appreciation Day Photo Album
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ROTARY DISTRICT 7510 ROTARY MILITARY/ VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY UPDATE

Central Jersey Regional Airport 47N

1034 Millstone River Rd

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Date: Saturday October 5, 2013 (Rain Date: Sunday October 6, 2013)

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 
Update on Military/Veterans Appreciation Day

 
Fred Cassaday - 732-699-1431 or pisccfc@aol.com
Joe Horner- 908-217-9400
Dave Szymanski - 732-271-8951        
Greg Burchette – 908-458-2612 or sergeantatarms@hillsboroughnjrotary.com 
John Shockley - 732-522-6178 or secretary@hillsboroughnjrotary.com
The District is planning a special day to honor our active military and our veterans on October 5 at the Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough Township.
There will be food, fun, displays, information, exhibits, and remote control aircraft demonstrations.
Club assistance is needed to help make this event a success.
 
 
District 7510 Military/Veterans Appreciation Day - Oct. 5, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Rotary District 7510 will hold a Military/Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough Township, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date - Sun. Oct. 6).  The event will include information tables, entertainment and food for the Military, Veterans, and their families.  We also plan to have aircraft exhibits and remote control aircraft demonstrations.
 
We are encouraging all clubs to participate both by attending the event and by providing items needed by Operation Chillout and Operation Shoe Box, two organizations that assist our military and our veterans. Financial contributions are also encouraged. 
To better coordinate items being donated, each club will be given an assignment through the Assistant Governors to the club presidents (through Deputy Governor Jean Withers). Items that will be requested/assigned are on the following lists:
 

Operation Chillout - http://operationchillout.org/
New and Unused Clothing

BACKPACK DRIVE We will deliver backpacks mid December through the end of January this year. Our stops will include locations in 12 NJ Counties: Warren, Sussex, Morris, Essex, Bergen, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, Burlington, Ocean, Monmouth and Camden and Easton, PA and some towns in Rockland County New York. Donate a backpack or duffel bag filled with warm clothing, toiletries and survival gear for a homeless man, woman or child this winter.

WHAT TO PACK
Only New & Unused Warm Clothing Please

Size Large or X-Large for Men. Please remove all purchase labels.

  • Knit Cap
  • Gloves
  • One pair of Wool / Nylon Blend Socks
  • Insulated Underwear tops and bottoms
  • Hooded Zippered Sweatshirt or Heavy Flannel Shirt

Toiletries Personal size or travel size – no large or family size items please!

Please pack in a gallon size Zip Lock bag and store in an outer pocket of the backpack.

  • Bar of Soap
  • Toothpaste and Tooth Brush
  • Shampoo
  • Chap Stick
  • Comb & brush
  • Tissues
  • Winter Hand Crème
  • Deodorant
  • Handi Wipes

PLEASE  DO NOT PACK KNIVES, SCISSORS, CASH, CHECKS OR PERSONAL INFORMATION 


 Size Large or X-large for men. One outfit consists of the following
Knit Cap and gloves
Insulated underwear tops and bottoms
One pair of wool/nylon blend socks
Hooded zippered sweatshirt
 
Operation Shoe Box -http://www.opshoeboxnj.org/
Food Items 
Individual pull top cans of fruit (snack size)
Dry soup mixes and Ramen Noodles
Coffee singles
Cereal (small 1 oz. size boxes)
Hot chocolate
Instant oatmeal
Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
Dried fruit - raisins, Trail Mix - and nuts
Hard candy/mints - such as Tic Tacs
Cookies/crackers (snack size packages)
Snack food - pretzels, chips (snack size)
Microwave popcorn
Gum
 
Powder drink mixes such as Crystal Light On the Go, or Kool-Aid singles
Canned tuna (pull top) and tuna lunch kits/packages
 
 
 
 
 
Operation Shoe Box - Personal Care Items 
Donated items must be in their original package. Donate travel sizes; when in doubt, think small
Sunscreen (travel size)
Bug repellent (non-aerosol wipes or lotion)
Lip balm
Mouth wash (travel size) 
Batteries (any size)
Dental floss
Deodorant
Q-Tips and first aid items
Eye drops
Shampoo (travel/hotel size)
Wipes (travel size)
Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Disposable razors
Athletic Socks (single or 2 pack)
Tooth Paste (travel size)
Body powder and/or foot powder 
Wipes (travel size)
Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Disposable razors
Athletic Socks (single or 2 pack)
Tooth Paste (travel size)
Body powder and/or foot powder 
There will be a drop off location for Clubs that will not be represented at the October 5th event.
JFK Public Library
500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Director & Rotarian James Keehbler
Hours 10 a.m. to -9 p.m. M-TH, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Director James Keehbler, or Robin Ellmyer 
 
 
 
Our event needs Sponsors:
Any funds raised will be distributed to Military/Veterans programs. Levels of sponsorship are Platinum $1500, Gold $1000, Silver $500, and Supporter $200. Sponsors will receive the following recognition:
Platinum – staffed table at event, recognition in publicity, and signage at event.
Gold -        recognition in publicity and on signage at event.
Silver -      recognition on signage at event.
Supporter – entitles sponsor to listing on the “Supporter” list

We hope that each club will participate in this event.  For more information and to commit your club’s participation, please contact one of the following:
Fred Cassaday – 732-699-1431 or e-mail  pisccfc@aol.com
Joe Horner – 908-217-9400 
Dave Szymanski – 732-271-8951
Greg Bruchette  -  908-458-2612 or e-mail sergeantatarms@hillsboroughnjrotary.com
John Shockley - 732-522-6178  or secretary@hillsboroughnjrotary.com
 

 
 

 We're making a change!

 

Nov 1st the Rotary "Club website" address will change (this website)

The new address will be http://www.hillsboroughnjrotary.com/

 

We will no longer be using www.hillsboroughrotary.org as of Nov 1st

 

Please plan for this change, when dealing with printed materials, double check that the new address is used. 

 

Please update any existing links to the new address now, an existing site page is up already working to handle traffic going to our Facebook page and the Club website. 

 

Questions can be directed to John Shockley

 

 
 
On September 4, 2013 the Hillsborough Rotary Club was named Club of the Month for District 7510. District Governor Tulsi presented the award.
From left to right Anthony Franchini, Valerie Giacopelli, Doris Bruguier, Phil Barrood, Mike Dudzinski, John Shockley and Joe Horner.  
 
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Club received a generous donation from Weis Markets, as part of our special family fun day. Besides the monetary contribution Weis Markets donated the Ice Cream and the personnel to distribute during the event.  
 

 
 
  District Governor Tulsi has selected the Hillsborough Rotary Club for their outstanding efforts in developing and implementing the Family Fun Day program for autistic children. They are also recognized for partnering and collaborating with various Rotary clubs, township, and other community organizations to make this event a huge success.
 
Congratulations to all the Rotarians who helped our club receive this award!!!

 
 
 

 
 

Annual Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing is Monday 10/7/13

LOCATION: Hopewell Valley Country Club

The annual golf outing is a fundraiser for Billy Biviano. Billy is a local boy diagnosed with inoperable Brain Cancer at age 14 months. This event is open to any person who wants to play golf and support a brave young child.

Registration forms are available for download in the Home Page Download Files Section.

 

 

 
 
PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Greg Burchette                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: 903-359-1503
Email: gburchette@hotmail.com
 
ROTARY CLUB OF HILLSBOROUGH HOSTS A FAMILY FUN DAY FOR LOCAL
SPECIAL NEEDS AND AUTISTIC COMMUNITY
 
            The Rotary Club of Hillsborough hosted a Family Fun Day at its annual Fair on Saturday exclusively for the local Special Needs and Autistic Community (SNAC).  The Fair, located in the Hillsborough Promenade, was open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday, beginning on August 13, but on Saturday it was opened early from 2 to 4 p.m. for the special needs and autistic children and their families.
            The Rotary Club hosted approximately 424 individuals and their families. Guidance and organizational help for the event was provided by Leonore Johnston Director of Special Services in the Hillsborough School system, Anthony Ferrera,  Hillsborough Township Administrator, a great Autism advocate, and Sherri Marino of the Autism Think Tank in Warren.
            Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Every year Rotary focuses on a new theme. This year's district theme is “Passion into Action”, and the district is focused on autism - increasing awareness, assisting families and supporting research.  
            The Fair atmosphere was modified to help provide an enjoyable experience for the special attendees. Loud noises and flashing lights normally associated with fairs were reduced, and unlimited access was provided to the rides and carnival games.
The Family Fun Day was totally free to attendees and their families.  The event was also attended by many local dignitaries who provided a hand including Senator Kip Bateman, Assembly women Donna Simon, Mayor Frank Delcore, Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson and Committeeman Greg Burchette.  Also in attendance was Dr. Tulsi R. Maharja, District Governor of Rotary International District 7510, as well as Rotarians from other clubs of the district.
            Many organizations helped to make the Family Fun Day a great event, including: Weis Supermarket, Catered Affair, Angelos Pizza, Stavola Company, WJ Casey, Your Imprint Here, Mom’s Famous Zeppoles, Majestic Midways, Pallidan Amusements, Norz Hills Farm, and Fire Company No. 3, Woods Road. 
            The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Which holds its dinner meetings every Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m. at Pheasants Landing Restaurant, thanks all of the sponsors, donors and participants for making this a fun and memorable event for everyone involved. For more information on Rotary, visit www.hillsboroughnjrotary.com .
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I am at a loss for words to describe the past 6 days at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair. The Rotary put together the best fair ever! When you look back over the past 6 days you realize what a great community Hillsborough Township is. It took a tremendous amount of effort to organize an event of this size. You need to understand the Rotary is a group of local business people that meet once a week, and pull together the strengths of the individual members to make the fair successful. However, we would not be able to make the fair as successful without the support of approximately 150 volunteers per night. The volunteers included our Mayor, Councilmen, five additional Rotary clubs, Hillsborough Cheerleaders, Robotics Club, Interact, Operation Shoebox, numerous other groups ,and individuals, whom I will be listing in the future.
Last week Hillsborough Township was rated #16 on the list of best places to live in the US by Money Magazine, and today I read an article in NJ Monthly magazine, and Hillsborough Township was listed in the TOP 10 best places to live in NJ. Everyone should be proud to say they live in Hillsborough Township. I am proud to be a part of the Hillsborough Rotary Club, and I believe our motto "SERVICE ABOVE SELF" prevailed. In closing I cannot forget the residents of our town and the surrounding communities for supporting our efforts.
We continue to refine and improve the fair for everyone. I wish all of you the best and look forward to seeing everyone next year. 

 
 

 
 
 
The Hillsborough Rotary Fair opened on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The weather did not dampen our spirits and opened to a great night. Additional pictures will be posted in our picture section, and on Facebook @http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hillsborough-NJ-Rotary/408496789269946  

 

  

     

                                  
 

 
 

Hillsborough Rotary Fair 2013

 
Long awaited, the Hillsborough Rotary Fair Starts Tonight @ 6:00pm

 
August 13-18 2013
 
Rides - Raffles - Games - Entertainment - Events - Vendors

Hours of Operations - Tuesday-Saturday night 6:00-10:00pm   Sunday 2:00 -8:00pm

Direct all questions to John Shockley - jshockley@911septicpumping.com or Anthony Franchinianthony.franchini@td.com

 

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By Doug Tuller

 

 
 
Motorcycle Raffle

New Harley Davidson Motorcycle

DON'T MISS OUT!
Drawing at the Fair on Saturday AUG 17,2013 at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair 9:00pm.


Tickets can be purchased by contacting

Maryann@ 908-507-7976



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Hillsborough Rotary club is proud to announce the winners of the scholarship awards for 2013/2014. The Rotary club received over 50 applications to review, making the final decision very difficult. The winners received $2000.00 towards their college education. The recipients are as follows,

Tyler Dewitt
Amisha DeSal
Allisan Gan      winner of the Peter J. Biondi Scholarship
Corey O'Donohue  Winner of the A. Dix Skillman Scholarship

 

CONGRATULATIONS!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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