Current and Upcoming Events

Posted by Tulsi R Maharjan on Mar 05, 2022
You are cordially invited to attend the ANNUAL END HUNGER FOOD PACKING EVENT    
BRANCHBURG — Helping our community.  END HUNGER 
Would you like to participate in our END HUNGER Project?  Help us pack 50,000 meals on March 5, 2022.   If you like to help contact  US.  
You can register here END HUNGER NOW
SATURDAY 3/5/22,  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 @ RVCC Cafeteria 
Current and Upcoming Events Tulsi R Maharjan 2022-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

Altruism in Action 

Hi, my name is Mathews Lopes, and I come to you today to share with you some of my amazing experiences. But first let me tell you some things about myself. I am a 16-year-old young man out of Old Bridge that participates in varsity athletics like Football and Track. I also like to give back to people whenever I can. I have been involved in many different community service activities to give back to my community.

Altruism in Action 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

Saving Lives in Nepal

What is it like taking a large team to Nepal?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In October of 2019, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Nepal. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Nepalese welcome like I’ve received on my many trips to Nepal. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Nepal and our work in a different way.
Saving Lives in Nepal 2022-01-22 05:00:00Z 0

Spotlight on Service

The Rotary Club of Branchburg is proud to announce that it has been acknowledged in the "Spotlight on Service" by Rotary International for its
commitment to feeding the hungry.
#75 years of action - Spotlight on Service Gallery
Members of Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs and Interact Clubs are engaged in sustainable humanitarian projects across the seven areas of focus that address many of the United Nations #Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Recently Rotary District 7230 (host-District of the United Nations Headquarters) featured service projects, like this one, which demonstrates Rotary's #75 years of action with the United Nations.
Spotlight #Growing local economies

Spotlight on Service John Shockley 2021-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

Not Just Soup Kitchen

Posted by John Shockley
Branchburg Rotary helps Bound Brook church feed hungry families
BOUND BROOK – Rotary International has a simple motto, "Service Above Self."
Thanks to the Branchburg Rotary Club's commitment to that goal, the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church has helped needy families beat hunger since the onset of the pandemic in April 2020. 
The church is also partnering with the Bound Brook and Middlesex Borough school districts, Casa de Esperanza, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, and HOME of Somerset County.
Through its "Love Local" campaign, the church has donated close to $60,000 in ShopRite gift cards to families. The church has also donated  $15,000 worth of food to the Bound Brook school district's food bank. 
Ted Settle, an elder at the church, has been instrumental in creating and overseeing the programs. 
"It started with Bill (Stabile) and Joe (Horner) from the Branchburg Rotary Club asking if we could use 60 frozen turkeys and we donated them to the Bound Brook schools' food bank," Settle said. "Then they started asking if they could bring food  from grocery stores and that is how it started."
Another program is a partnership with the Branchburg club. Rotary members would drive to local grocery stores and buy the food that has reached the last day of its sell-by sticker. The food is brought to the church where a chef sorts through the items, then the food is delivered to the Bound Brook schools' food bank.
"Joe (Horner) and Billy (Stabile) handle really more of the funding end of it and I went into the operations end of it," said John Shockley, former president of the Rotary Club, who is still an active member.
Shockley is a believer in the club's motto.
"My passion is to make people's lives easier," Shockley said. "God blessed me in my own way and I know there are people that are better off than I am. Still, I am better off than a lot of people and I just try to help them the best that I can."
The program has been a godsend for needy families in Bound Brook. "The church community has been a wonderful asset to the families in Bound Brook," said Beth Fischer, the school district's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction who is in charge of the food bank. "We are very appreciative of their help and continued support."
The food bank was started during the pandemic to help the children and families that depended on the free and reduced meal programs offered in the schools which were shuttered.
"Children received free breakfast and lunch but we knew families would need more," Fischer said. "I worked with the Food Bank of Somerset and we provided weekend meal packs to our families. Local residents saw or heard what we were doing.  People began to show up with groceries for us to distribute and it grew from there."
Some of the food that the Rotary Club brings to the church is reserved so it can be cooked into entrees and soups in the "Not Just Soup Project." A chef uses the church's kitchen three days a week to create at least two different entrees, two different soups, and one type of salad are made. 
"It is a puzzle every week," said Chef Jim McGrady, a retired chef and Rotary Club who used to be the executive chef for the Maggiano's chain of restaurants. "I literally don't have a menu, we get the food and then plan the menu. We try to stick to two soups, two entrees, and a salad if lettuce arrives. If not, then I make another soup."
Once the food is made, a church member organizes the families that have signed up for the program. Families come to the church on the scheduled pick-up day and church deacons distribute the meals.
The program started in January and is expected to continue through December. Any meals that are leftover are donated to a food bank.
More than 12,000 meals have been given to families in need, McGrady cooks roughly 700 meals Monday through Wednesday.
The proceeds from his online meal service, Papa Jim's Comfort Kitchen, help the Rotary's program. This week he is featuring lobster macaroni and cheese, she-crab soup, and baby back ribs with blueberry bacon jam barbecue sauce.
Editorial Intern Julia Duggan:

Not Just Soup Kitchen John Shockley 2021-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Lifetime Achievement Awards presented 2021-05-09 04:00:00Z 1


NOT JUST SOUP PROJECT - The hunger is real and the need is great. Every $5 you give today will put a meal into the hands of your neighbors experiencing HUNGER in Central New Jersey.
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Fighting Hunger In Our Communities 2021-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
'Service Above Self,' Branchburg Rotarians relishes serving their community 2021-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer with Holiday Happiness Fund Drive 2021-01-08 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating World Understanding Month 2021

The month of February is very special in our Rotary calendar because it includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated as the World Understanding and Peace Day. In designating World Understanding Month, the Rotary International asks all Rotary clubs to plan special programs for their weekly meetings and undertake special activities to promote "understanding and goodwill as essential for world peace."
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Making a difference

Branchburg Rotary: Making a difference in our community.
The Rotary Club Branchburg raised $32,000 since July to help our community’s “Food Insecure” people.
Making a difference 2020-12-24 05:00:00Z 0
Branchburg Rotary completes Three decades of “Service Above Self” 2020-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving John Shockley 2020-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs lend helping hand

The Rotary Club of Branchburg helps more than 2000 families in the community with Rotary district grant and food collection to help local food bank to assist families who are struggling with food insecurities due to COVID-19.
Rotary Clubs lend helping hand 2020-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Multi-Club Food Bank Collection

I can't begin to thank everyone that contributed to the success we had today collecting food. But first I must thank the most important contributor, the residents of Somerville, Branchburg, Bound Brook, and Hillsborough. Our committee chair, Diane Bonanno, and the three Rotary clubs, Branchburg, Bound Brook, Somerville, and their members that contributed their time and resources, thank you.
We had 16- 4x4x4 steel bins for today's collection, and we filled everyone plus an additional 4 pallets, a total of 20 bins. We collected over $2,000.00 immediately purchasing additional food.
I am proud to be a Rotarian and President of one of the hardest-working Rotary Clubs in District 7475. The Rotary motto"SERVICE ABOVE SELF" was evident today!!
Enjoy all the pictures in the photo album collection.
Thank you
John Shockley
Rotary Club of Branchburg
Multi-Club Food Bank Collection John Shockley 2020-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
New Paul Harris Fellow Lauren Wougk 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
BRANCHBURG ROTARY's Virtual Comedy Night 2020-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Three New Rotary Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary started with the vision of one man, Paul Harris, in 1905. For 115 years, Rotary's global network of now 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to act on sustainable projects. Today, those connections are a network that spans the globe—bridging cultural, linguistic, generational, and geographic barriers—sharing the vision of a better world.
Three New Rotary Paul Harris Fellows 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Branchburg Rotary donation helps local food bank

Branchburg Rotary donation helps local food bank
“This generous donation made possible by our Rotary member and the Elk of the year Mr. Joe Horner.  This donation will help us another step closer in helping to end hunger in our community,” John Shockley, President of the Rotary Club, said. “We’re excited that this program will help support the End hunger project in our community.” 
Branchburg Rotary donation helps local food bank 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Nepal Goat Project

What does a goat mean to women and communities in Nepal?
Celebrating the successes, goals and visions of a wonderful women-empowerment project.
Nepal Goat Project 2020-09-17 04:00:00Z 0 #theashaproject
Get to Know the Branchburg Rotary Club 2020-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Branchburg awards $12,200 in scholarships 2020-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Branchburg Rotary’s 32nd President 2020-07-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s “Cook at Home Project” feeds the needy community

When the pandemic made it impossible for the Rotary Club of Branchburg to cook for our Meals of Hope Project at the North Branch Reformed Church, its members adopted a new mantra: “We can’t cook at the church, but we CAN cook at our home and feed the community. So this new “Cook at Home Project” was born.
Rotary’s “Cook at Home Project” feeds the needy community 2020-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award 2020-07-16 04:00:00Z 0 club news

Foodbank Collection

Spearheaded by Rotarian Diane Bonanno members of the Branchburg Rotary Club and the Rotaract Club of RVCC collected food and donations for the Somerset County Food Bank. With the help from the community we collected over 3 trailers of food and $800.00 in donations. During this difficult time many families are going hungry and the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" was once again demonstrated today. Thank you

Foodbank Collection John Shockley 2020-05-03 04:00:00Z 0

End Hunger 3.6



In keeping with the best interests of public safety and health at this time, the End Hunger 3.6 community meal packing event scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 has been Postponed. We will be working with Raritan Valley Community College to find a new date that works for all parties involved. We want to take a moment to say “Thank You” to all of our Partners, Sponsors, Donors and especially the strong community support to help fight food insecurity in and around Central New Jersey. Please know that all of the generous community donations we received will be carried forward once a new event date is established. We will do our best to keep all of our Registered Community Participants up-to-date via email. Thank you again for your understanding. Please stay well.




End Hunger 3.6 John Shockley 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0

GSE Team visit to Nepal 

The Mission:  The Group Service Exchange program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange and service learning opportunity for young professionals in their initial years of professional life.  
GSE Team visit to Nepal 2020-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Socks for Soldiers John Shockley 2020-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

ELK of the YEAR

The Rotary Club of Branchburg is proud to call Joe Horner one of our own. Come celebrate the "Elk of the Year", on March 7, 2020 at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068.
Congratulation's from your fellow Rotarian's, well deserved!!!
Contact John@732-522-6178, Rosanne@732-735-0751 or Lynn@732-266-2033 for reservations.

ELK of the YEAR John Shockley 2020-02-09 05:00:00Z 0
MY NEPAL JOURNEY WITH ROTARY 2020-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaract club of Lamjung organized “school support program” 2020-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
2020 Rotaract Exchange Program to Nepal 2020-01-03 05:00:00Z 0 #theashaproject,club news
Engaging our members 2019-12-31 05:00:00Z 0 club news
Rotary club of Branchburg forms a satellite club 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0 club news
18th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner 2019-11-24 05:00:00Z 0 club news
2019 Governor Ray's Visit 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s Taste of Asia delivers good food for a purpose 2019-10-12 04:00:00Z 0 club news

Russians are Coming

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
BRANCHBURG — Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, will send a delegation of SIX young Russian professionals in urban planning and Architects to Central New Jersey from September 27 to October 5, 2019.
Russians are Coming 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Rotary Riders event was a success 2019-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Montclair Rotary Presentation 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
The ROTARY RIDERS's 3rd annual “Ride and Fly” Motorcycle Run 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Reading, Writing and Learning Campaign of the Asha project 2019-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Chicken for Prosperity - Progress Report. 

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
CHICKEN FOR PROSPERITY was started in early March 2019 during our vigit to the Rotary Village.  on Agust 4, 2019 our volunteer Rotaract students from Babarmahal, Rudramati and Monohara visited the village and conducted survey about this chiken project. 
Chicken for Prosperity - Progress Report. 2019-08-12 04:00:00Z 0
Branchburg Rotary sponsors Easterseals’ Camp Merry Heart 2019-08-07 04:00:00Z 0
Collaborative Partnership for Success 2019-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Nepal Humanitarian Mission 2019

Posted on Jul 14, 2019
Rotarian Adventure & Humanitarian Mission to Nepal
October 26th – November 3rd, 2019
10-Day Excursion with local Nepali Rotarians, All guests, must be 18 or older
Nepal Humanitarian Mission 2019 2019-07-14 04:00:00Z 0


Posted on Jul 03, 2019
It was a great pleasure to witness "Rotary Club NY Queens's 3rd annual Installation event on Tuesday afternoon.
PARTNERSHIP AT WORK 2019-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
PASSION FOR SERVICE brings Cathy Callahan to join the Branchburg Rotary 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
2019-2020 Officers Installed 2019-06-25 04:00:00Z 0

 Daniel Joins Rotary

Posted on Jun 19, 2019
 “ Service is the rent you pay  for room on this earth.” Late Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm
PASSION FOR SERVICE has brought Dan to join the Rotary club of Branchburg. 
Daniel Joins Rotary 2019-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

2018-19 YEAR END

Posted on Jun 16, 2019
BRANCHBURG – As the Branchburg Rotary Club ends its year at the end of June, the local organization is looking back at their accomplishments in 2018-19.
2018-19 YEAR END 2019-06-16 04:00:00Z 0

2018-19 Year End Review

Posted on Jun 11, 2019
2018 -2019 was a GREAT ROTARY YEAR for the Rotary club of Branchburg. 
 “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
2018-19 Year End Review 2019-06-11 04:00:00Z 0


Posted on May 15, 2019
Undying Hope: Theil's story
By late 1996, Theil, harboring a hope to leave, had found a role at his local church in Khartoum, called Kalakla Teria Church. He was a youth leader and had found a strong community of believers, an oasis of faith. But the government had other plans. In early 1997, the government bulldozed nine churches in one day, including his.
UNDYING Hope 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
FUN, Fellowship, Fundraising and Friend raising at the BRANCHBURG FOOD TRUCK AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Branchburg Food Truck and Music Festival 2019-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

1st Place Vocational Service award 

Posted on May 08, 2019
The Rotary club of Branchburg received a 1st place Vocational Service Award at the annual district conference for hosting 6 Russian special education teachers with the OPEN WORLD program. Rotary club hosted 6 Russian Special Education teachers in Central New Jersey to share our knowledge about Autism programs provided by top autism program providers in Central NJ. 
1st Place Vocational Service award 2019-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Governor's Cup

Posted on May 05, 2019
This award is given to the #1 Rotary Club in District 7475, which consists of 87 clubs in our area. The Rotary Club of Branchburg has been awarded this distinction for the numerous projects they've taken on this past year.
Governor's Cup 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

1st Place Award for International Project

Posted on May 05, 2019
This International Service Project award was given to the Rotary  club of Branchburg for their recent international project in Nepal. The Rotary Club of Branchburg has been awarded this distinction for the special project conducted in Nepal to help  a needy community 
1st Place Award for International Project 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Humanitarian Mission to Nepal Tulsi Maharjan 2019-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
SNEHAL BATRA, ESQ 2019-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Together We CONNECT - Thank you

Posted on Apr 26, 2019
On behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Branchburg, We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 5th annual COMEDY NIGHT special event on April 25, 2019 at the RVCC College. It was a grand success.
Together We CONNECT - Thank you 2019-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
END HUNGER 3.6 2019-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

End Hunger 3.6

When the Rotary Club of Branchburg, The RVCC Rotaract Club and community groups join forces, it’s a good bet something great is happening.
End Hunger 3.6 2019-04-04 04:00:00Z 0 club news
Thank you RVCC Rotaract Members 2019-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
Change Makers Recognized 2019-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Spaghetti Dinner 2019  2019-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Recent Club Activities Daniel J Matyola 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
Coming Events Dan Matyola 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Club Meeting Daniel J Matyola 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

Change Makers

Branchburg Rotary is pleased to let you know that we had sponsored 10 students to go to Nepal and Colombia this year. Here are some pictures from their trip to Nepal. 
Change Makers 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0 #theashaproject

2018 Year End Review

2018 was a GREAT YEAR for the Rotary club of Branchburg 
Many wonderful projects to benefit our community and communities around the world.
THANKS TO EVERYONE, We are very greatful to all our supporters.   


2018 Year End Review 2019-01-03 05:00:00Z 0 club news

Supporting Veterans

The Rotary Club of Branchburg's collaborative partnership with the local veterans organizations are going very well.  During the 17th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner and the Service of Gratitude, on November 17th, our club will distribute more than $70,000 to various local veterans organizations.  READ MORE
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Cooking for SHIP at North Branch Reformed Church Dan Matyola 2018-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Trivia Dan Matyola 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0

Club Calendar

 7/4 (W) No Meeting  Jill Notified
7/6 (F) Somerville Motorcycle Sales, Julie Ann,    
 7/11 (W) - Food Bank Collection7/11 (W) 4:30-5:00 RVCC Enabeling Garden  
 7/11 (W) DGE Ray Freaney - Hunger 3.67/11 (W) 7 pm Ride & Fly meeting - Airport  
   7/12 (Th) Board Meeting 6:30 
7/13 (F) Somerville Motorcycle Sales    
 7/18 (W) Club calendar review   
7/20 (F) Somerville Motorcycle Sales    
 7/25 (W) Damon House 6:30 pm  Jill Notified
7/27 (F) Somerville Motorcycle Sales 5:30 Alfonso's    
7/27 (F) Cigar Night    
 8/1 (W) Food Bank Collection   
 8/1 (W) DG JOHN WILSON OFFICIAL VISIT 8/2 (Th) 6:30 Board Meeting 6:30 
8/3 (F) Motorcycle Sales    
 8/8 (W)   
8/10 (F) Motorcycle Sales    
  8/11 (SA) Operation Chill Out  
  8/12 (SU) Corn Boil  
 8/15 (W)   
8/17 (F) Motorcycle Sales Kathy Feigly, Diane Bonanno,
 8/22 (W)   
8/24 (F) Motorcycle Sales    
8/24 (F) Cigar Night    
 8/29 (W) SHIP   
8/31 (F) Motorcycle Sales    
 9/5 (W) Food Bank CollectionFood Bank Collection  
   9/6 (Th) Board Meeting 6:30 
9/7 (F) 30TH ANNIVERSARY 6-10pm Raritan Valley Country Club $50 pp payable to the Club
 9/12 (W)   
9/15 (S) Pedals for Progress 9 am - 12    
9/16(SU) motorcycle Ride & Fly    
 9/19 (W)   
 9/26 (W)   
9/28 (F) Cigar Night    
9/29 (Su) MRB Gala -    
 10/3 (w) Food Bank Collection   
   10/4 (Th) Board Meeting 6:30 
 10/10 (W)   
 10/17 (W)   
10/19 (F) BINGO RVCC 6:00    
10/20 (Sa) GALA / POLIO / VOCATIONAL ASSEMBLY $90 per ticket
 10/24 (w)   
10/31 (w) cooking for SHIP - NBRC10/31 (W) Cooking for SHIP   
 11/7 (W) Food Bank Collection   
   11/8 (Th) Board Meeting 6:30 
11/12 (M) Eat Drink & Share - Pines Manor    
 11/14 (W)   
11/17 (F) Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner 6:00 RVCC    
 11/21 (W) Day before Thanksgiving   
 11/28 (W)   
12/1 (Sa) Holiday Happiness    
12/2 (Su) Holiday Happiness    
 12/5 (W) Food Bank Collection   
   12/6 (Th) Board Meeting 6:30 
12/7 (F) Holiday Happiness    
12/8 (Sa) Holiday Happiness    
12/9 (Su) Holiday Happiness    
12/9 (Su) SANTA FLY - IN    
 12/12 (W)   
12/14 (F) Holiday Happiness    
12/15 (Sa) Holiday Happiness    
12/16 (Su) Holiday Happiness    
 12/19 (W)   
12/21 (F) Holiday Happiness    
12/22 (Sa) Holiday Happiness    
12/23 (Su) Holiday Happiness    
12/24 (M) Holiday Happiness    
 12/26 NO MEETING   
Club Calendar Julie Ann Juliano 2018-07-18 04:00:00Z 0

Holiday Party for Joe Horner

Posted by John Shockley on Nov 27, 2017


Branchburg Rotarian, Joe Horner, received the “Service Above Self” award from Rotary International for his outstanding contributions to numerous needy organizations in his community and throughout the world. This is Branchburg Rotary Club's 3rd Service Above Self Award winner.

This party is open to all.



Holiday Party for Joe Horner John Shockley 2017-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
Somerville High School Interact Club Induction Tulsi R Maharjan 2017-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Dawn Patrol-MC 2017-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Cigar Night

Posted by John Shockley on Oct 15, 2017
Ok folks the final days to register is approaching - we will be ordering food on Wednesday for the event and need to have registrations in so that we know what to order. Last time there were a lot of people that registered at the door - we were lucky to have enough food and prizes! PLEASE you don't have to process a card online when you register - you can check the box, will pay at door - this way we'll have a count to work with. Please share with friends and organizations you know would have people interested in this event - it's a great night and lots of fun!
Cigar Night John Shockley 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0 club news

Motorcycle Run

 The “Ride and Fly” Motorcycle Run will benefit and support veterans’ organizations and the Rotary Foundation as we continue to provide humanitarian services in our community and communities around the world. The 35-mile organized event will provide riders with the opportunity to uncover the sprawling scenery and landscape of Somerset County… one that features beautiful gardens, enchanted woods, rolling hills, streams, meadows and farmland. This is an organized run led by law enforcement agencies and Veteran’s Groups throughout the area.  Traffic support will be available at major intersections to maintain the flow of participants.
Motorcycle Run Tulsi R Maharjan 2017-08-07 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation grant 

Rotary member Bill Cook receiving welcome in Nepal. 
Branchburg -- The Branchburg Rotary Club will be helping more than 5,000 people in Nepal to start a new business or get a low interest loans.
The Rotary District 7510 in collaboration with various local Rotary clubs and the Friends of Nepal- NJ established the “Legacy of Hope – Micro Loan Project”  last year to provide destitute mothers with a  micro-credit loans. The Branchburg Rotary will coordinate with the Rotary clubs in Nepal to provide more than $91,000 micro credit loans to different villages in Nepal.
Dr. Tulsi Maharjan, Branchburg Rotary President, said that “getting a low interest rate loans are very difficult for poor people in Nepal so we are implementing this micro credit program in Nepal to help those villagers who do not have collaterals to get loans from the bank”.
The Rotary raised funds from various district clubs as part of the donation for the Nepal earthquake relief fund. Additionally, Branchburg Rotary Foundation has provided additional funds for the project as well.
Rotary Foundation grant Tulsi R Maharjan 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

Service Above Self  Joe Horner

Joe HornerBranchburg Rotarian, Joe Horner, received the “Service Above Self” award for his outstanding contributions to numerous needy organizations in his community and throughout the world at this year’s District 7510 Conference. Club's 3rd Service Above Self Award winner. 
Service Above Self Joe Horner 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0 club news

USA-Nepal Collaboration
25 Years of Humanitarian Service in Nepal

USA-Nepal Collaboration
25 Years of Humanitarian Service in Nepal
What can we give the people of Nepal? With our projects, we hope to provide Hope and Opportunities for the people of Nepal. When we think about what motivates us to serve, we are drawn to this word, which is the name of our current mission, The Asha Project. To us, hope and opportunity are really at the core of Rotary’s mission. It is what motivates us to help the people of Nepal.
Hope and opportunity brought me to America 45 years ago and I always wanted to do something for the less fortunate in Nepal. Now, my son, Anil, has joined me as an E-club member in our district to assist with this project. We are taking our third humanitarian mission to Nepal together.
For over 25 years, the Rotary Club of Branchburg and District 7510 in collaboration and partnership with the Friends of Nepal-NJ has been working to provide scholarship funds, micro-credit loans, and training programs through Rotary international grants. Our collaborative projects partner with many community organizations as well as Rotary clubs in Nepal to create a new network of hope.
We formally created The Asha Project in response to the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. In March 2016, we traveled to Nepal with the goal of rebuilding homes. When we visiting a rebuilding project, we spoke with many people in the community and they told us that they were interested in opportunities to work cooperatively with other organizations.
We realized that house building was not enough. For a country that has spent decades dealing with political turmoil and economic instability, we recognized that simply resetting life to what it was like prior to the earthquake was only a beginning.
This is why the three pillars of the Asha project are: building homes to help create stronger families, creating $100,000 microcredit loans to provide a prosperous future and grow micro-businesses, and providing Rays of Hope scholarships for under-represented ethnic groups.
We are furthering our collaboration by sending our Rotaract students to volunteer in Nepal during their winter break. We also recently welcomed a student from Nepal to complete his master’s program in health management funded by a global grant scholarship. We are working on several digital divide computer projects to connect these students with the outside world as part of District 3292’s Total Literacy Project.
USA-Nepal Collaboration25 Years of Humanitarian Service in Nepal Tulsi R Maharjan 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Enabling garden growing, one stone at a time 2016-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

Congressman to speak

Posted by Tulsi R Maharjan on Mar 30, 2016
On March 30  Congressman Leonard Lance will be our guest speaker, who will talk about current issues in the Congress. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in November 2008 to represent NJ’s 7th Congressional District. The district includes parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties.

Congressman to speak Tulsi R Maharjan 2016-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Lonnie Allgood, Former NFL Player

 Branchburg Rotary will be partnering with the "Dream for Kids, Inc" a former NFL player, Lonnie Allgood's foundation, to raise funds for Rotary Educational foundation. This partnership project will help reach out to various communities including Rotaract, Interact and EarlyAct "To Educate, Motivate and Inspire Youth" in the Central New Jersey.
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Maria Donegan, was born and raised in New York City.  She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and from Fordham University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work.
She moved to New Jersey in 1987 and to Branchburg in 1990.  Since coming to New Jersey, she worked as a clinical social worker at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in the trauma unit.
From there she  moved on to work at North Hunterdon High School where she was social worker on the Child Study Team.  For several years while working at North Hunterdon, she worked part time at Raritan Health and Extended Care where she did some counseling with the residents and some family members.
She enjoys traveling and have traveled to several different countries.  She also enjoys handy work around the house and fixing things.  She is pretty handy and she is thankful to her father who taught her when she was young by making her help him.
Her passion is helping others, which convinced to join the Rotary whose Moto is "Service Above Self".
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Student of the Month Program MARCH 2012

Posted by Tulsi R Maharjan on Mar 13, 2012


Christina Schuler

Mrs. Salussolia

Consumer Science

26 May 2011

The Perfect Match: Christina Schuler and Pediatric Neurology


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Polio Eradication

Posted by Tulsi R Maharjan on Jan 23, 2011
As part of a US$355 million challenge grant awarded to Rotary by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary clubs worldwide are aiming to raise a total of US$200 million by 2012. The funding will provide critical support to polio eradication activities for countries still battling the disease in parts of Africa and South Asia.

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Branchburg Rotary to sign Sister Club agreement with the Himalaya Patan Rotary from Nepal Mike Cohen 2011-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Lasting Legacy of Rotary International Tulsi R Maharjan 2011-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner Tulsi R Maharjan 2011-01-07 11:36:12Z 0
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USA-Nepal Humanitarian Awards Program

Posted by Tulsi R Maharjan on Jan 06, 2011
Friends of Nepal New Jersey, Rotary District 7510 and Nepal Rotary District clubs celebrated twenty years of humanitarian service in Nepal. On the occasion, the organizers honored different dignitaries who have been serving in the humanitarian field with the 2010 USA-Nepal Humanitarian Award amidst a function organized in Lalitpur on Saturday, October 9, 2010. 
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Service Above Self Award.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Branchburg, NJ – Past President of the Rotary Club of Branchburg  Tulsi  Maharjan recently received a Rotary International Service Above Self Award. The Rotary International Board chose only 125 recipients out of the 1.2 million Rotarians across the world for the 2008-2009 award.
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Student of the Month - February 2013 - Sean Kunz

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Image                                                                                                               Sean Kutz with his parents. 



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East Meets West

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Mt. Everest climber and Sitar Music slated to raise funds for Orphans in Nepal. Saturday, April 4, 2009

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Vo-Tech Interact Club

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Branchburg Rotary members attended a special luncheon program at the Somerset County Vo-Tech school on February 25th to meet and learn about Interact Club.
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Cheers for Charity

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Edison & South Plainfield Rotary Clubs, Present Cheers for Charity, February 13th, 2009 - Part of the proceeds to benefit Nepal Orphan Project and Homes of Hope Project.

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Willow Tree

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Branchburg Rotary Club and Willow Tree Partnership 

BRANCHBURG -- Willow Tree is a program to teach middle school students the self confidence and skills they need to stand against drugs and to spread the word, as Willow Tree graduates say, "Proud to say No use, No way!"


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Nepal Orphan Project

Posted by Tulsi R Maharjan
Nepal Orphan Project . Your individual $50 donation will give an Orphan in Nepal one year school tuition, health care and school supplies.



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