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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 5:45 PM
Lefty's Tavern
547 N. Main Street
Barnegat, NJ  08005
United States
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This past Saturday was Pirates Day and once again our club sold snow cones at the annual town event. This year our club has decided to donate all of the proceeds to the hurricane victims in Florida and Texas. We're happy to tell you all that the event was a great success. We will be able to donate an approximate total of $1,200 toward the cause.
Last week we had Dr. Pollack come in and demonstrate to our club the power of laughter, meditation and good vibes.
After a couple of jokes and a small meditation session he discussed how positive thinking can greatly impact your health and your overall well being. He used examples in the past such as Patch Adams about the research of laughter and how it can help with healing. He was definitely one of our most lively speakers! You can learn more about Dr. Pollack and his chiropractic firm at
Last week we had Jeff and his dog Rocky come in and speak about Rocky as a therapy dog. Rocky aka Rockstar has been nominated for The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards and is almost 9 years old. He is a male Doberman Pinscher.
This week we had Brian Holmes come in and discuss his recent trip to Kolkata, a city in West Bengal, India. He gave a fantastic recollection of his stay in Kolkata where is was able to roam the city with a tour guide and volunteer at the Missionaries of Charity. The Missionaries of Charity is an organization built by Mother Theresa. He spent time helping hospice patients and a orphanage for severely handicapped. His trip really resonates on what the four way test is here in Rotary!
We are happy to announce that we inducted a new member to the Barnegat Club this month, Phyllis Kaiser. Welcome to the club Phyllis!
Thank you Lisa and Mike from Harbor House for the presentation!! It's so nice to know the youth has a place to rely on in Ocean County.
Harbor House was started in 1985 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted a safe place for displaced and homeless teenagers. Harbor House provides assistance to homeless, runaway, abused, neglected and abandoned youth, ages 10-21. 
Corey Parliament from Southern Ocean Medical Center attended last week's meeting to discuss with us nutrition tips that you can apply during your workday.  She gave some simple snack ideas on how to curb your hunger in a healthy way as well as some basic tips that help you create some good eating habits.
Last meeting we had Michelle Petrosino & John Brilla from the Jersey Shore Council for the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts is about getting kids engaged in the community and building character.  The nearby boy scout camp holds 300-500 boy scouts per week for six weeks. The Barnegat Club of Rotary's donations to Boy Scouts go to the campership program, a program that sponsors 30-40 kids who could not afford the camp otherwise.
Barnegat Club of Rotary and Acme Foodstore joined up to donate 30 FULL easter meals to the Barnegat Food Pantry this early morning. Thank you to all the Rotary members who came bright and early to transport the food and thank you Acme for all of your help!
Thank you Alfonso Cirulli for coming to our club meeting to discuss the Barnegat Township upcoming projects and all the work township committee does for our town. What a riveting presentation he gave us! It was also nice to hear the personal stories that our Rotary members gave of the efficiency of the Barnegat emergency response team. We hope to see things move up from here in Barnegat Township!
We are happy to annouce that we inducted a new member to the Barnegat Club this past week, John McGrath. John is actually a veteran of Rotary and is excited to be back helping the community and having fun. Welcome John McGrath to the Barnegat Club of Rotary!
Club Executives & Directors
Club Membership Chair
Club Administration Chair
Club Public Image Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Service Chair
Director At Large
Jeff Cummings
Robert Devanna
Michael Dimino
LuAnn Ford
Keith Haines
Jason Henbest
Abigail Kladivko
Linda Kraft
Michael McGrath
John McGrath
Gary Pucci
William Ridgway Jr.
Anne Roworth
MaryFrancis Smolens
Paula Kekatos
Phyllis Kaiser