Rotary Club
of Berkeley Heights
Another Successful Pancake Breakfast!
The 40th Annual Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast was a resounding success!  Thanks to all the friends, neighbors, residents and visitors that attended.  Due to the success of the breakfast, the Rotary Club will be able to continue their good deeds in Berkeley Heights.  Some of the projects include scholarships for graduating seniors at Governor Livingston High School, the eradication of Polio, local food drives, the Medic Alert program and so much more.  Additional information about the Pancake Breakfast can be found in the article that appeared in TAPInto by clicking here.
Thank you to the Boy Scouts who assisted the Rotary Club with serving the guests at the Pancake Breakfast.  Guests were served quickly and the coffee cups were kept full.  Thanks again for your assistance.
Attendees of the Pancake Breakfast came from not only Berkeley Heights but from surrounding communities and as far away as India!!  Not only did this visiting family attend the Pancake Breakfast - the father is a forty plus year Rotarian.  
Congratulations Jim Kwan
Congratulations to Berkeley Heights Rotary Club member Jim Kwan on being a recipient of the Patriots Path Good Scout Award.  Congratulations also to all the award winners - Donna Aflalo, Toiya 
Facey, Ayana Nicole Joseph and Sue Seto.  Thanks to all for everything you do for our community!
Beach Sweep Is Happening This Year

About the Beach Sweeps

In 1985, COA launched the region’s first Beach Sweeps program to rid beaches of unsightly and harmful debris.  COA's Beach Sweeps is one of the longest running cleanups of its kind in the world.  The program has grown from 75 people at one site in 1985, to over 10,000 volunteers in 2018.  Volunteers gather from Raritan to Delaware Bays and along the ocean to clean beaches and waterways, as well as underwater sites.  They join as groups (community, school, business, and organization), families, or individuals.  Participants collect and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state, and local programs to reduce litter.

Fish, whales, birds, and other animals often mistake litter for food.   As a result, animals get entangled in or ingest items, such as plastic bags, cigarette filters, and fishing line, with deadly results.  Cigarette filters mimic fish and have been found in the stomachs of birds and larger fish, blocking and affecting their digestion.  Also, the filters are made of plastic fibers and trap carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemicals that are introduced into animals’ bloodstreams.  
Moreover, plastic litter takes a few years to several hundred years to break down, thereby threatening wildlife for decades.  Litter in waterways can also foul boat motors and propellers, resulting in costly repairs.  Finally, littered beaches can ruin a day at the beach.  Garbage slicks and wash-ups close beaches to swimming and are detrimental to tourism and the coastal economy.

Who should participate in Beach Sweeps?

Volunteers of all ages. Children age 12 and under must be supervised by an adult. Registration is required. Register here!

How to get involved in Beach Sweeps:

  • To participate in the Beach Sweeps first review the list of Beach Sweeps sites.
  • Once you've selected a site, click here to register to participate!Registration is required.
  • The event runs from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Volunteers can select a check-in time of either 9:00 am or 10:00 am. Event is rain or shine.
  • Bring a face covering, gloves and a trash bucket (this helps to reduce the number of plastic bags used).
  • Wear sunscreen and hard-soled shoes.
  • Dress for the weather. Stay off dunes and respect wildlife.
  • Volunteers can click here to learn more about becoming a Beach Captain.

If you have any questions about the Beach Sweeps please contact: 

Clean Ocean Action


The Rotary Foundation
At the Wednesday, February 9 meeting of the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club, Wayne Zuhl, Assistant District  Governor addressed the membership.  Zuhl's topic was the Rotary Foundation and how it works.  The mission of the Foundation is to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment and alleviating poverty.  Projects that Rotary is leading are eradicating Polio from the face of the earth, providing clean water in order to combat waterborne illness and launching antibullying campaigns and create a safe environment for children.  The Rotary Foundation also provides grants to local clubs so they can continue their good deeds and  assistance in their respective communities.
If you would like to support the Rotary Foundation you can contribute any amount by clicking here -
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