President's Welcome Message     
  
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. We are a volunteer service organization made up of men and women from our community who come together to make a positive and lasting impact in and around Hillsborough Township. Each week we present insightful program speakers, enjoy a terrific meal, and share a wonderful amount of fellowship.  If you’d like to learn more about our club, please visit us at any of our events or come to one of our weekly meetings. We meet every Wednesday at 6:15 PM at The Landing restaurant located at 311 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Please call me at 908.578.7125  to make arrangements.  To learn more about Rotary, please visit www.Rotary.org.  Thank you for visiting the website.  We hope to see you soon at one of our meetings.
 
Tricia Marciano, President 
 
 
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New members bring new ideas and energy to The Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  This past Wednesday, 
President Tricia Marciano (far left) and Membership Chairperson, Ben Rozenblat (far right) swore in new members Jamie Moore (next to President Tricia) and Dr. Jim Beattie (next to Jamie Moore).  Tod Mershon (next to Ben Rozenblat) served as sponsor to Jamie Moore.  The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has served Hillsborough and nearby communities for over 60 years.  
 
The Rotary Fair, an annual Hillsborough tradition for over a decade, wound down on Saturday evening after a five-day run that attracted over 15,000 visitors from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.  "The Fair is our premier fundraiser of the year," commented Tricia Marciano, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. "The Fair enables our Club's Foundation to support dozens of community organizations and needs throughout the year."  
 
Fair proceeds have provided scholarships for Hillsborough High School students attending college and vocational schools, holiday gifts for families in need, emergency equipment for the Township Emergency Services and dictionaries for all Hillsborough and Manville third-graders.  Additionally, proceeds have been contributed to local organizations that deliver critical services to community members, veterans and active military - both here and abroad,  the Hillsborough YMCA, GiGi's Playhouse, Steps Together, Respite Day Care at Hillsborough High School, Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County, the Hillsborough High School Cross Country Team, Cheer Team and Robotics Club, among many others.
 
A Family Fun Day for Those with Special Needs 
 
Every year, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough dedicates the Saturday afternoon of the Fair strictly for those with special needs, their families and caregivers.  For three hours, the Fair is shut down to the general public so that these families can enjoy an afternoon together at the Fair without the challenges of large crowds and  sensory overload.  This year, 935 guests enjoyed rides, food and games -  all free of charge. Children at Fun Day received an additional treat when Sparkee, the mascot of the Sonerset Patriots,  showed up to greet his fans and pose for pictures. 
 
This special day requires some special help, and several individuals and organizations stepped up to the task, including Ken Genco of Coldwell Banker and Hillsborough Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics, who provided the Fun Day T-Shirts, OAR (Organization for Autism Research) NJ Chapter, UNICO National (Hillsborough Chapter) Boro Pride and  Hillsborough Education Association (HEA) were also on hand to provide needed assistance on Fun Day.
 
Giant 50/50 Raffle Won by Hillsborough Resident
 
As in year's past, a giant 50/50 raffle was a key component of the fundraiser.  This year, the winner - a Hillsborough resident - took home  $2,350.  Additionally, nightly raffles produced two more winners per night. 
 
Business Showcase Gives Local Businesses Community Exposure
 
Businesses as diverse as Bath Fitters, Coldwell Banker, Kickside Martial Arts, Foot Hill Acres, Hillsborough Pediatric Dentistry, Kiddee Academy, NY Life, Octopus Music School, Starglow Salon and The Dance Connection were on hand throughout the Fair to meet the public and introduce their products and services. Forty-one local businesses took advantage of the Fair's great popularity by setting up promotional displays or signs around the Fairgrounds that promoted their businesses."These businesses typically come away with new business leads and customers," commented Ken Genco, member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough responsible for organizing the Business Showcase. "The opportunity to meet so many local residents over five days keeps these businesses coming back year after year."
 
It Takes a Village
 
The Rotary Fair not only attracts many visitors, but also many volunteers and sponsors who contribute to the success of the Fair by underwriting portions of the Fair, operating the games,  distributing water, cleaning tables, picking up trash, and handling some of the many tasks associated with the running of the Fair.  Petrock's Bar and Grille once again sponsored the spectacular fireworks display on Friday evening.  
 
 
The following organizations all participated in the operation of the Fair:
 
- Rotary Club Family and Friends
- HHS  Robotics                                                  
- Operation Shoebox                                        
- HHS Softball Team                                         
- HHS Swimming Team
- HHS Cheer Team
- HHS Girls Cross Country  
- Friends of The Quinn Family (Petrock's Bar & Grille staff and friends)
 
Product and services were donated by:
 
- Weis
- Dunellen-Green Brook Rotary Club
- Dave's Suburban Disposal Services
- Sunnyside Gifts
- ShopRite of Hillsborough
- Law's Coffee
- DJ George
- The Landing Restaurant
- Angelo's Pizzeria
- The Rotary of Dunellen-Green Brook
- Tarkyno’s Mini Melts Ice Cream
  
"The Rotary Club of Hillsborough would like to thank all those who helped make The Rotary Fair a great success and a Hillsborough family tradition," noted Club President, Tricia Marciano. "Planning for next year's Fair began before the last tent was folded and packed away."
 
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Frederick D Quick passed away peacefully at his family home in South Branch on April 1, 2019.  He was born September 17, 1931, attended Hillsborough elementary schools and graduated from Somerville High School in 1949.  He earned his Air Force Officer’s commission in the ROTC program at Rutgers University while earning a degree in biochemistry, graduating in 1953 and later earning his masters in 1963.  He entered active duty in the Air Force and served during the Cold War and Vietnam War (1953-1963), as senior pilot flying four-engine propeller cargo planes, the C-124 and C-133 ferrying cargo around the world.  Between 1963 and 1967 he served as an assistant professor of Physiology at the USAF Academy.  After returning to take over the family farm in South Branch, he continued to serve as the Academy liaison officer in the central Jersey region until his retirement as Lt. Colonel in 1981. 
 
Once back in NJ, he started the HESCO Electric Supply Co. in Lebanon and Princeton later expanding to include Lighting Showrooms in Clinton and Princeton.  He was a founding director of the Somerset Valley Bank, now part of Fulton Bank of NJ, serving on the board from 1992-2008.
 
Fred’s community service included membership on the Somerset County Park Commission (1980-2007, president, 2005-2007) and later as trustee of the Somerset County Park Foundation(2007-2018).  He was a very active and loyal member, past president, and Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  He was a longtime member and former trustee of the 200 Club of Somerset County.
 
His government service included serving on the GOP County Committee (1969-2017) and as GOP Municipal Chairman in Hillsborough Township (1971-2004).  He was a member of the Board of Adjustment (1968-69), Construction Board of Appeals (1980-2000), Commissioner on the Somerset County Board of Election (1984-2009), and member of the Historic Preservation Commission in Hillsborough (1999-2018)
 
Fred’s hobbies included partnership in owning a small plane, which he enjoyed flying weekends for many years.  He was an avid gardener, enjoyed skiing, and was a devoted Rutgers athletics supporter always having season tickets to the football and basketball games.
 
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick L and Ruth Dilts Quick; his wife of 52 years Marie L Quick; his brothers, Peter and Jacob Quick; his son, Mark Quick; and granddaughter, Colynne Wyckoff.
 
He is survived by his three children; daughters Cindy Quick, Denise Quick Moschette, son, R. Gary Quick, grandchildren;  Kurtis Quick, Marissa Moschette, Kyle Quick, Jacob Quick and Jessica Moschette and brother Taylor Quick. 
 
Friends and family are invited to share in a Memorial Service on Sunday May 5 at 1pm at Neshanic Valley Golf Club, 2301 South Branch Road, Neshanic Station (Branchburg) followed by A Celebration of Fred’s Life.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fred and Ruth Quick Scholarship Fund in care of Judith Quick, 90 Holland Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931 or the Somerset County Park Foundation or the Somerset County Park Foundation, PO Box 5147, North Branch, NJ 08876.

 
 
 
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