Speakers
Sep 30, 2016
Frank Farrell
Custom Video Productions
Oct 14, 2016
Alice MacCormack
Sales Manager / NJ 101.5
Oct 28, 2016
Dave GoWell
RYLA / and RYLA students
 
 
 
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Welcome to our Club!

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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RCGLB Pres. Barb Youchah & Red Bank Rotary Pres. Ken Scaggs
 
 
 
Night Meeting 9.15.16
 
Welcome to our guests: Stephanie Gittell, Ana Heggie, Nicholas Heinzman, Annie and Lainie, Julie Rowe and visiting Rotarian from Red Bank, Ken Scaggs
 
Updates:
 
Polio Plus: The district is asking that each member donates $26.50.  There will hopefully be a link on our website soon and we will also accept checks.  Donations are needed by October 15th.
 
Foundation: We are donating $1,000 to the district water project led by David Legg in Nairobi.  Depositing $747.42 from the clambake proceeds.
 
Dues:  Invoices went out, please make Ken's job easier by paying them so he's not chasing anyone around.
 
Food Drive: Will be at Shop Rite in West Long Branch 11/19 &20 and 12/10 &11
 
Food Donation Boxes: At Kearney Bank and Investors, Luciana will pick up food and deliver to Holy Trinity Church.
 
Stop Hunger Now: November 5th is the food packing event.  Need as many volunteers as we can get from 9a-11a and again 1130a-130p.  Anyone 4 and up can come help and don't have to be Rotarians.  Sign up link is here.  Our club is donating funds but we also need more to purchase the food.  Donations can be made on the link above. Gordon and Barb will be attending a meeting on the 21st and will have more info then.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute: 10/8 at Cumberland County College in Vineland.  Is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Rotary especially for incoming  leaders.
 
Ken Scaggs from Red Bank gave a quick overview of the Monmouth County Rotary Evening Club.  There will be an introductory meeting next Thursday, September 22nd. From there out, the club will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Any questions can be sent to mcercnj@gmail.com.  The brochure is attached.
 
Thank you to everyone who attended it was a beautiful night to be on the water.  I appreciate all of your fellowship.
 
Photos of meeting on club Facebook page.
 

 
 
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
 
   Donate to the Rotary through Amazon Prime/Smile
   Visit smile.amzaon.com and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to our Rotary Club Foundation.  It is very simple to use.  Sign in and choose Rotary Club of Long Branch Foundation as your beneficiary.  It will use your same login and password as regular Amazon site.
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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 "www.longbranchrotary.org".
 
   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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