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Welcome to our Club!

Long Branch

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Ave N
Long Branch, NJ  07740
United States
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President Luciana Silva thanking Mayor Adam Schneider for his presentation
Meeting started at 12:15pm
President Luciana Silva chaired the meeting
Al Peskoe led the Pledge of Allegiance
Paul Peacock gave the Invocation
Sargent at Arms Jeremy Skillings greeted the guests at the door
President Luciana welcomed the guests: Mayor Adam Schneider, speaker; Arthur Shlossman, guest of Tom London; Jon Skiptunis, guest of Ken Gittell; Andrea Lane, guest of Ted Friedli
*  Dues invoices have been sent out, please pay if you are outstanding.
*  Sanitation Department Dinner in January, goal of raising $6,000 and we recently received a $1,400 donation from Buhler Ford.
*  Still working on the logistics for the tree project that wilol cover 3 Long Branch parks.  Actual planting will be most likely postponed until spring.
* Rise Against Hunger food packaging event will be 10/28 at Manasquan Fire House #2, 111 Parker Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736.  Looking for volunteers and donations.  http://events.stophungernow.org/district7500monmouthcounty2017.  Just $29 can feed 100 or more people.  Currently about $7,000 short of goal.
*  Art Show 10/18 6-9pm at Branches Catering.  Need to sell tickets.  Have maxed out at 25 artists with many different mediums represented.  Ad book sales ongoing and prices start at $30 for a business card size.  Need baskets for the chanced auction.  A donation of $60 will purchase a basket to be arranged by Terry6 with recognition to you.  Wine, liquor, lottery tickets, etc are always appreciated.
Speaker:  Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider
*  Broadway - no clear timeline but turnaround looks great
*  Redevelopment Bond for Pier Village public space, have personal guarantee on $20 million.  Will be three phases, 1. Residential, 2. Parking, 3. Retail.
*  Paid parking in beach areas ends 9/30.  Behind in beach badge revenue but the paid parking made up for the loss.
*  Plan for a new building, 1 tower, 10 stories, plans were approved 6 years ago on Seaview.  Looking for a partner or to flip it.
*  Long Branch is compliant with affordable housing provisions, no new projects.
*  Primary focus of redevelopment is west of Ocean Blvd.
*  Beer Garden - project is underway, not sure on timeline for the completion but will not be anytime soon.
*  Pier - still in the works.  Depends on financial risk to the city.  Can take on $70 million, not $200 million.  Need structured, sustainable parking.  Lookin to extend season and focus on 1. ferry service to NYC, 2. fishing, 3. retail.
*  Great Lawn is hosting a lot of events.
*  Lake Takanassee  beachfront construction will be 6 single family and 9-10 townhouses.
* Go to visitlongbranch.com
The 50/50 was won by Jon Skiptunis
Meeting adjourned at 1:30pm
President Luciana Silva presents Long Branch Police Chief Jason Roebuck with a Rotary Club of Greater Long Branch
coffee mug in appreciation of the very informative and entertaining presentation about law enforcement.
September 8, 2017
Pres. Luciana  thanks Officers Kim Leavy and Joe Graziano for speaking to the club about the Long Branch Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.
Meeting started at 12:15pm
President Luciana Silva chaired the meeting
Al Peskoe led the Pledge of Allegiance
Paul Peacock gave the Invocation
Judy Syms welcomed the guests: speakers, LBPD Officers Kim Leavy and Joe Graziano, and Lisa Weiner, Conte's Car Wash
*  Please pay your dues if you haven't already
*  Gordon reported on the tree project. locations: Branchport, Martin Luther and Basketball Park on Atlantic Avenue.
*  Currently at $2,700 towards Sanitation Department Dinner goal of $6,000
*  Next night meeting will be 9/21 at Mar Belo restaurant, not meeting on 9/22
* Art Show - 22 artists so far.  Mark your calendar for 10/18 at Branches
   roger has ad form and need club members to sell ads in the ad book.  Major source of revenue for the event.  Ad prices start at $30 for a business
   card  size.  Gift baskets need for Chance Auctiion.  Easy items include wine, lotto tickets, liquor, re-gifting things you have and don't want.  You can also
   sponsor a basket with a $60 donation and Terry will shop for the items and give you credit.
*  continuing to collect rice through next week and will be delivered after next week's meeting.
*  Tunes for Texas at Ron's West End Pub 12-4pm on 9/9.  Fundraiser with the Windmill, ARMS for Convoy of Hope.  Hot dogs provided by the Windmill,
    beverages, live music, 50/50, raffle items.  donation items needed include: 5 gal buckets with lids, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, bleach, new
    clothing items.  Used clothing cannot be accepted.
*   Lisa Weiner from Conte's Car Wash was presented with a plaque thanking Conte's for generously supporting the Rotary Club of Greater Long Branch.
*  Rise Against Hunger, food packing event 10/28 at Manasquan Fire House.  Volunteers needed for set up, 1st shift, 2nd shift and clean up.  A donation
    of $29 equals 100 nutritious meals.  Goal is to pack 33,000 meals.
Past President Gordon Heggie presents Lisa Weiner from Conte's Car Wash with a plaque thanking Conte's for generously supporting the Rotary Club of Greater Long Branch.
Guest speakers: LBPD officers Kim Leavy and Joe Graziano
Citizens Police Academy will begin 5th class Tuesday, 10/17 at Brookdale's Long branch Campus, 6-8pm. Class is 8 weeks long with a goal of engaging Long branch residents with the police department.  Interactive class with field trips to Fire HQ, active shooter demo, traffic stops and more.  An alumni group of the class is working to raise funds for a bulletproof vest for K9 officer.
Ted Panis collected Happy Dollars
there was no 50/50.  Progressive is over $750
Meeting adjourned at 1:30pm
Pres. Luciana Silva thanks guest speaker Pat Bohse from SCAN for giving us a great overview of the organization
Meeting started at 12:15pm
President Luciana chaired the meeting
Al Peskoe led the Pledge of Allegiance
Terry Janeczek gave the Invocation
Pat Bohse from SCAN was the guest speaker.
*  Gordon Heggie will report on the tree project at the next meeting.
*  Next night meeting will be 9/21 at Mar Belo, no meeting on 9/22.
*  Art Show - 22 artists so far.  Mark your calendar for 10/18 at Branches Catering on Monmouth Rd. 
    Roger has ad form and need club members to sell ads in the ad book.  Major source of revenue for the event.  Ad prices start at $30 for business card
    size.  Gift baskets are needed for Chance Auction.  You can also sponsor a basket with a $60 donation and Terry will shop for the items and give you
*  Continuing to collect rice through the week and will be delivered after next week's meeting.
*  Tunes for Texas at Ron's West End Pub 12-4pm on 9/9.  Fundraiser with the Windmill for Convoy of Hope.  Hort dogs provided by Windmill, beverages,
    live music, 50/50, raffle items.

Club member Roger Hansen updates the club on the status of our 6th Annual Art Show on 10/18/17
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Club member Suzanne Heinzman updates the club on the supply collection for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Guest Speaker - Pat Bohse, SCAN (Social Care Action Network)
*  Located in Monmouth Mall, bottom floor
*  Recently added a TV network and Robin Kampf is the Director.
*  Includes Welcome to SCAn, Community Connections, and Caregivers First, new series of programs highlighting the importance of Caregivers.
*  Learning Center for adults aged 50 and over
*  Care giver network and art classes
*  Learning and empowerment for older adults
Ted Panis collected Happy Dollars
Darlene Katz was the 50/50 winner
Meeting adjourned at 12:30
Meeting started at 12:15 pm
President Luciana facilitated the meeting
Barb Youchah lead the Pledge of Allegiance
Paul Peacock gave the Invocation
Barb Youchah welcomed the guests: speaker, Eric Carney, COO, RWJ Barnabas Health/Monmouth Medical Center
*Email went out with link to sign up/donate to Rise Against Hunger.  Just .29 will feed a family of 6 a nutritious meal.  Date is 10/28 at Manasquan Fire House #2.
*Art Show 10/18  at Branches.  10 artists confirmed so far, end goal is at least 15.
*Still collecting rice for Christ the King Church food pantry through August, the next meeting will be the last opportunity to donate.
*John Pallone was inducted by Gordon Heggie as the newest member of RCGLB.  Welcome, John.
Speaker: Eric Carney
There are a lot of changes and re-working of the healthcare system to better serve patients.  Stand alone services so patients don't have to utilize hospital location and will have specialization to better improve care.  Monmouth Medical averages 5,000 births annually and is the top hospital in the state.
Continued focus on community outreach.  Focusing on improving health before illness or chronic conditions take effect.  Charity Care arm to assist patients in bill payment and financial issues.
Ted Panis collected Happy Dollars
Barb Youchah won the 50/50 . Not a happy camper after not picking the card that Paul told her to which was the Joker. The Progressive is still open for a winner.
Meeting adjourned at 1:25 pm
(L-R) Visiting Rotarian, Sabine Tonnes from Germany, District Governor Diane Rotondelli, & Past President Mika Hon exchanging club banners
August 18, 2017
Meeting started at 12:25
Past Pres. Mika Hon facilitated the meeting
Al Peskoe led the Pledge of Allegiance
Paul Peacock gave the Invocation
Gordon Heggie welcomed the guests
The Guest Speaker was District Governor Diane Rotondelli
Guests: AG, Tom Price, Jen Lombardo, Visiting Rotarian from Germany, Sabine Tonnes, DGE, Bill Donnelly
The Clambake made over $3,000 this year. Next year it will be a Fundraiser instead of a FUNraiser. 
*October 18th Art Show at Branches, looking for artists, $35 per booth includes food & booth, club to get 10% of sales.*
   Congratulations and more so, thank you to Dr. David Pfaff for earning his Paul Harris +1 Award!
Good & Welfare:  Luciana is not here today because she is becoming a Grandmother! Congrats, Luc!
District Governor Diane Rotondelli:
* Rotary Banner and Governor Certificate of Recognition to Mika on behalf of Pres. Luciana.
- Goals for the year:
* Foundation Goals
* Rotary theme for 2018 "Making a Difference" - need ideas from members and help putting individual skills to use.
* Public Image - first time a grant is available, due by 9/1. Be proud of club and recruit quality members.
* Plant a Tree Program.
* 10/28 Rise Against Hunger at firehouse in Manasquan, need volunteers and donations.  Just .29 feeds a family of 6 a nutritious meal.  More to Come.
* District Conference 5/4-6 at Camelback.
* 4 Way Test Project with children.
* Clubs submitting Vocational Award Winners
* Veterans Projects including Diane's Service Dog Fundraiser
The 50/50 winner was Roger Hansen. ***Progressive Lives On!
Meeting adjourned at 1:25pm
President Barb presenting $3,000 scholarship check to Shannon Nutley
June 9, 2017
Meeting Started: 12:21pm
Walt Thistlewaite took notes
Pres. Barb Youchah chaired the meeting
The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Barb
Paul Peacock gave the Invocation
Pres. Barb welcomed the guests: scholarship recipient Shannon Nutley, her mother Pauline Nutley; guest speakers, Tina & Gabriel Simon from the “Escape Room”
-Town clean-up: Meet at Stop & Shop in West End at 9am.  Will from Monmouth County Clean Communities will meet us there with all of the supplies.
-Food Drive through June.  St. James Episcopal Church food pantry will be the recipient.
 They can use toiletries: toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, soap, etc..  Food items for the kitchen: ice tea, lemonade mix, 7 ounce cups, hot sauce.
-New officer Installation dinner at Mar Belo’s 6pm on June 29th.  More info to come.
-Dottie’s House fundraiser: Conte’s exterior carwash tickets to be sold for $4 each.  Tickets will be available soon.
-RYLA will be 6/24-6/27 at Monmouth University.
-RI convention in Toronto Canada 6/23-6/27/2018
-Club met RI Foundation goals for the first time in several years.
Gabriel Simon from the Escape Room
Guest Speakers: Gabriel and Tina Simon from the “Escape Room” at 473 Broadway, Long Branch.  Phone: 732-995-9004.
-Escape Rooms are the newest & hottest trend in live action immersion games.  It’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Can you escape the room?  You and your team have 60 minutes to solve the clues, riddles and puzzles and get the ultimate rush of the Escape Room.  Work together to find your way out and Escape the Room.
-Team building
-10% discount to Long Branch businesses.
Ted Panis collected the Happy Dollars.
Gordon Heggie won the 50/50
Meeting adjourned at 1:21 pm
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Club Membership Chair
Club Administration Chair
Public Image Chair
Rotary International Foundation Chair
Service Projects Chair
District Conference Chair
Club Trainer
Club Co-Trainer
Immediate Past President
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Club Photographer
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