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Long Branch

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Ave N
Long Branch, NJ  07740
United States
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Governor Dave spoke about Rotary Serving Humanity, how all our community projects make an impact and define our journey this year. He mentioned how if every club member brought in just one person to the club how big of a difference we could make in the community. Dave asked for us to raise support for the Stop Hunger Now project and mention it to family and friends. He announced that the RI International Conference is in Atlanta Georgia this year. DG Dave also mentioned that we will be doing a county wide Field of Hero's Memorial Day weekend to honor first responders and military personnel with a field of flags. The flag donation is $35.
Diane introduced Russell Anderson and President Barb inducted him into the club. Congrats Russell and welcome! Russel spoke a bit about how is company CVR helps people with disabilities find employment in the surrounding 5 counties.
Paul Peacock, Diane Rotundelli, Tom Price, Barb Youchah, and DG Dave Forward

Congratulations Johanis and Madeline!  The 2016 Rotary Cub of Greater Long Branch Scholarship Recipients Johanis Bonilla from Long Branch High and Madeline MacStudy of Shore Regional accept their $3,000 awards
The Rotary Club handed out its annual scholarship awards to students from Shore Regional and Long Branch high schools.  The ceremony took place at its weekly meeting Friday June 10 at Rooney's here in Long Branch.
   The 2016 club scholarship award recipients were Johanis Bonilla from Long Branch and Madeline MacStudy from Shore.
   Ms. Bonilla will be attending Rutgers University in the Fall, while Ms. MacStudy will be continuing her education at the University of Pittsburgh.  Both students will be pursuing a career in medicine.
   Each year, the Rotary Club of Greater Long Branch Foundation awards two of our area's best and brightest students -- one each from Long Branch and Shore Regional -- a $3,000 scholarship.
   These two outstanding young women combined a commitment to academic excellence and co-curricular activities, specifically, community service.  The Club's Foundation was formed in 2006 with the primary objective to provide scholarships to deserving area high school students who best exemplify the Rotary International credo of "Service Above Self".
Members of the Spring Challenger Soccer League get in a fun game of soccer.
   Club kicks off 2016 Spring Challenger Soccer League
   The club's Soccer Program for special needs youths began again on Saturday, May 28 at Manhasset Creek Park at the end of Long Branch Ave..  The league, sponsored by the Club and free to all participants, affords children with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports just like typical children.
  Each player has a volunteer "buddy" to accompany him or her on the field, while they move thru a short practice followed by a 20 minute game.  The league is volunteer coached by Bill Mizerak, a former stand out soccer star at the University of Scranton.  The children, volunteers and parents then can participate in a post game Yoga session, led by Amy Zambrano of Amy's Yogabilities.
   The league is open to kids ages 7 - 21 and runs thru Saturday July 9.  For information call 908-675-1146
The Rotary club Challenger Soccer League in action.  Post game yoga is led by Amy Zambrano of Amy's Yogabilities
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   Please join us for our next meeting
   The Club invites you to attend our next meeting, which will be held Friday, June 24 at noon at Rooney's in Long Branch.
   Want to attend?  Simply give us a call at 641-715-3900 ext. #716992 to make a reservation or pay $20 lunch fee at the door.  For more information, visit us at "".
   Wondering what Rotary International and the Rotary Club of greater Long Branch is all about?  Rotary's 1.2 million members worldwide believe that helping to change the world starts with the personal commitment to "Service Above Self".  In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

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