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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. 
Shawn Lipani
Service Above Self  
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Over 100 volunteers packed 500 boxes of treats and toiletries for our troops serving abroad this past Saturday at the 11th annual Operation Shoebox packing event hosted by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough at the Hillsborough YMCA.  "Serving abroad, particularly during the holidays, can leave our troops feeling a bit homesick " commented Rich Salem, member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough who helped organize the event. "We hope that these packages, which contain familiar items from home, including letters and cards prepared by the Girl Scouts, help remind our troops that we are thinking of them and appreciate their sacrifice."
Rotarians Trish Marciano and Ken Genco were on hand at the recent Gift Of Life Gala to present the Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s donation in support of the organization’s international work treating congenital heart defects of children around the world. Over 13 million children are born each year with a congenital heart defect. 93 percent of these children are born in countries that cannot provide them with treatment. The Gift of Life organization provides lifesaving g surgery to a child every 99 minutes.

Happy Holidays!  We are having our annual fruit sale and this year, we’ve taken our sale online!  By purchasing some fresh, delicious fruit, you will aid us in raising money to fund many community service projects which the Rotary Club of Hillsborough support. The needs are much greater this year given the prolonged health pandemic.  Please help us accomplish these goals.  Just click on the Products tab or the button to the right that says “Place Your Order Here” and choose the items you’d like to purchase.

You may also send fruit as a gift.  Shipping charges are included in the price.   All gift orders will be shipped the week of December 4.

The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 19.  The fruit will be tentatively delivered on or about December 8, with pick-up on December 9 between 8:30 am-12 pm at Central Jersey Nurseries at 18 Hamilton Road, Hillsborough.  If you have any questions about any of the fruit items online or your options for pick-up or delivery of your fruit, please contact Jim Beattie at jrbeattie1@comcast.net.

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Five Rotary Scholarship winners joined the Rotary Club of Hillsborough at a special July 19 evening ceremony to share their college plans with Club members and to receive their scholarship certificates from Ashley Rose (far right), who served as Club president during the 2023 scholarship program.  Joining Ms. Rose, from left to right, are Amrik Sahota, Rotary member who oversees the Club's scholarship program, current Club President and Hillsborough Mayor, Shawn Lipani, and the five winners - Maeve O'Sullivan, Ria Giri, Samantha Flaim, Emily Cao and Taleb Haji.  Each scholarship winner previously received a $2,000 check from the Rotary Club of Hillsborough at their high school awards ceremony.   


Rotarians Tricia Marciano and Susan Woods (middle and right) were proud to present a check on behalf of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough to Hope Valenti (left), President of Amwell Animal Rescue Group. The group operates out of Amwell Pet Supply on Route 206. They are a charitable organization that rescues unwanted, lost and stray small animals and works to find them new homes.

Pictured Above: Surrounded by several Adult Day Center of Somerset clients, Rotarians Ben Rozenblat (right) and Rich Salem  (left) recently presented a donation check to Diann Robinson, the Center's Executive Director (not pictured).  The Adult Day Center, which serves Somerset County adults and caregivers, is a non-profit adult daycare facility.  The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has provided both financial contributions and volunteer support at the Center's annual family barbecue.  
Hillsborough Community Comes Together to Help Military Abroad
Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox Host Annual Holiday Packing Event
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Operation Shoebox and the Hillsborough YMCA once again teamed up with community volunteers on Saturday, December 10, to host their tenth annual holiday packing event to assemble boxes of donated goods and holiday messages for military serving abroad. 
Joining in the event this year as a major sponsor, was Magnate Worldwide, a diversified supply chain management company that provided both logistical and monetary support to Operation Shoebox.
“It must be particularly difficult for our troops to be away from family and friends during the holidays,” commented Ashley Rose, President of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  “These snacks and toiletries are a welcomed touch of home. And, along with cards and letters from local community groups, including Girl and Boy Scouts, they remind our troops that we are thinking of them and appreciate their service.”
With the help of approximately one hundred community volunteers, five hundred boxes were assembled in two hours at the Hillsborough YMCA, and will be shipped abroad in time for the holiday season.
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