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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. 
Ashley Rose
Service Above Self  
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On Saturday May 27, 2023 members of the Hillsborough Rotary Club marched in the Hillsborough Township Memorial Day Parade to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough announced the availability of applications for their annual post-secondary school scholarship program for Hillsborough residents.  Now in its third decade, the program provides qualifying students with a scholarship to help offset the cost of their post-secondary education.
“A post-secondary school education often comes with significant expense,” noted Amrik Sahota, chair of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Scholarship Committee.  “Over the years, our scholarships have helped lessen that burden for many of Hillsborough’s brightest and most deserving students, who not only excel academically, but put Rotary’s commitment to community service into action in their own lives.”
“Our Rotary Club will provide nine scholarships of $2,000 each to residents of Hillsborough who are pursuing a post-secondary education,” commented Ashley Rose, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  “All our scholarships consider both a student’s academic performance, as well as their commitment to community service, a hallmark of Rotary’s mission.”
The Rotary Club is offering a total of nine scholarships to students who will attend a four- or two-year college. Seven of the nine scholarships will be awarded to students attending Hillsborough High School (HHS), including one scholarship that is reserved specifically for students with special needs. This scholarship is administered in partnership with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). Of the remaining two scholarships, one is available to a Hillsborough township student who attends Somerset Vo-Tech School and the other to a township student who attends a high school other than HHS, such as Immaculata High School.
Scholarship applications and deadline information for HHS students, including the OAR/Rotary scholarship, may be obtained from their school counseling department. Scholarship applications and instructions for Vo-Tech and non-HHS graduates may be downloaded directly from the Rotary Club of Hillsborough website, hillsboroughnjrotary.com.  The non-HHS graduates must submit their applications by March 30, 2023.
Sailors on the USS Nimitz show off a few of the 100 boxes of toiletries and snacks that were packed in December by volunteers from the  Rotary Club of Hillsborough, Operation Shoebox and the Hillsborough community.   The Club hosted its annual Operation Shoebox packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA, which brought together over 100 volunteers.  Jared Burchette, pictured in the center of the back row against the stars of the flag, is a Hillsborough native who used to volunteer at the annual packing event throughout his childhood along side his father, Greg Burchette, a former member of the Club.  Jared is now an Air Traffic Controller on the USS Nimitz. 
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.
Photo: Rotarians and General needs staff distributing boots, socks and winter coats to veterans.
Veterans are not shown due to privacy concerns.
Four New Jersey Rotary Clubs together with General Needs, Inc. delivered needed winter clothing to 205 veterans living at Lyons VA Hospital and nearby Valley Brook Village on Saturday, December 3, 2022.This coalition does a distribution almost every month.
Pictured above, Hillsborough Elementary School third-graders proudly show off their new thesauruses provided by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough as part of an annual Rotary tradition temporarily interrupted by COVID-related restrictions. The children were asked to look up the word, “charitable,” to help them understand the mission behind Rotary’s community service.  Most students only knew the Rotary Club of Hillsborough from the annual Rotary Fair. All third graders in Hillsborough and Manville will receive thesauruses, which include a QR Code link to a video about Rotary.  
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