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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hillsborough website! 
 
On these pages you’ll learn about how our club fulfills our mission of service above self while enjoying the fellowship of a diverse group of men and women who come together to make a positive and lasting impact in our community and the world.   Our Club meets at 6:15 PM at The Landing restaurant (311 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough) on the first and third Wednesdays of the month to share a meal and friendship, plan service projects and hear interesting speakers. For those who cannot attend in-person, we also Zoom our meetings. 
 
We welcome new members who share our commitment to our community and wish to participate in local service projects, as well as fun social events.  If you are interested in joining us, or simply learning more about our club, please contact us by email at Rotaryclubhboro@gmail.com, and we will respond by phone or email. Additionally, you can learn more about the worldwide reach of Rotary at www.Rotary.org.  Please call ahead of the meeting to confirm your visit with us.
 
Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to seeing you at the Rotary. 
 
Ben Rozenblat
President
908.896.5950
Service Above Self  
 
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Rotarians taking part in honoring those who had fallen, police, fireman, and rescue at the 20th anniversary of 9/11 hosted by Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2. Never forget.
 
Our annual Rotary fair was a huge success and
we would like to thank all the visitors and
sponsors for participating.

A big thank you to all our sponsors:
  • Ken Genco (Main sponsor)
  • Jr. Raiders (Second main sponsor)
  • Hillsborough Pediatric Dentistry (Third main sponsor)
  • Magnate CARES
  • Spera Electric
  • Sunnyside Gifts
  • Unity Bank
  • Petrocks Liquors
  • Petrocks Bar & Grille
  • A&B Landscaping
And of course a big thank you to the Hillsborough Township.

We are looking forward to 2022!
Proudly remembering and celebrating the life of our dear friend and fellow long time Rotarian, Vince Lipani, by sporting our duct tape Vince arm bands. Sure he would be very proud to see the success of this year’s fair.
 
Military Caps for Sale at the Annual Rotary Fair to 
Fund Essential Goods for Homeless Veterans 
 
Our military veterans not only face the many challenges inherent in their active service around the world, but often must cope with lifelong medical and personal challenges as they try to reintegrate into society upon their return. That struggle too often leads to medical and psychological challenges, substance abuse and homelessness. The Veterans Administration can provide for much, but not all of the services and basic needs of these veterans.  
 
In 2020, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough joined a consortium of other New Jersey Rotary Clubs to provide needed essentials to homeless veterans receiving temporary housing, medical and psychological care at Community Hope, a non-profit organization housed on the Veterans Administration campus in Lyons, New Jersey.
 
To help raise funds for this program, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will sell high quality caps featuring logos of all branches of the military, as well as caps that display patriotic slogans supporting the service men and women who help protect our freedom. 
 
“The consortium is able to purchase goods, such as winter coats, hats and boots, underwear, toiletries, etc., at a very low cost and distribute them to the Community Hope residents each month,” commented Rich Salem, member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  For each cap purchased at $25 the consortium can purchase a pair of top-quality insulated winter boots. 
 
Fair attendees can add their support to this important effort by stopping at the Rotary tent at the Fair Grounds and purchase one of these caps.  The supply is limited, so supporters are encouraged to stop by as soon as they arrive at the Fair. The Fair opens for five days beginning August 17.
In Memoriam
 
On July 19, we lost a model Rotarian, an admired local business owner and our friend, Vince Lipani. A long-standing member and leader in the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Vince’s generosity and can-do spirit over his many years as a Rotarian leaves an indelible mark on our club.  His no-nonsense leadership style as a Board member and service project lead helped ensure our Club’s success. Whether it was organizing the annual Easter Egg Hunt for area children, planting a grove of cherry trees in honor of Michael Merdinger, another former Rotary Club of Hillsborough member and Township Administrator, who passed away in 2016, or convincing other local business owners to contribute to the Club’s annual Rotary Fair fundraiser, Vince never hesitated to jump in wherever his help was needed.  The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and our community are much the better for Vince’s service, and we will miss our dear friend.  At the request of Vince’s family, you may join us in honoring Vince’s memory and years of service, by contributing to the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Foundation using the link below.
 
See below the link to the Hillsborough Funeral Home page dedicated to Vince.
  
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is proud to congratulate the graduates of Hillsborough.
 
This year we were able to award 5 students with the Rotary Club Scholarship ($2000 per student)
and one student was awarded the Rotary/Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Scholarship.
 
The five students who received the Rotary Club Scholarship award are:
·        Ryan Pierson
·        Klaudine Bessasparis
·        Gabriella Gioli
·        Sophia Naumovski
·        Sierra Skala
And Michael Campbell received the OAR Scholarship.
 
Keep up the great work and lots of success in your journey!
 
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