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Welcome to our Club! (Mailing address: PO Box 1187, Ocean City, NJ 08226)

Rotary OC-UT

Service Above Self Since 1926

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Clancy's By the Bay
101 E Maryland Ave
Somers Point, NJ 08244
United States of America
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We will be on the move during the summer of 2018:
EVENING Meetings:
Thu, 6/21 - 6pm @ AC Country Club: Installation of Rotary President and Officers. Cocktails 6:30pm, Dinner 7pm
Thu, 6/28 - 5pm @ Stockton Univ Student Center Dining Hall: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Talent Show @ Auditorium
Sat, 6/23 - Car Show at OC Tabernacle 9am-2pm
MORNING Meetings during July & August:
Thu, 7/12 - 7am @ @ Uncle Bill's (2112 Asbury Ave, OC)
Thu, 7/26 - 7am @ Uncle Bill's
Thu, 8/9 - 7am @ Uncle Bill's ***Ron Shaiko's Annual Visit***
Thu, 8/23 - 7am @ Uncle Bill's
Phillies Game - Tue, August 28th
EVENING meetings begin again September 2018- June 2019
Thu, 9/6 - 630pm @ Clancy's (101 E Maryland Ave, Somers Pt.)
Thu, 9/13 - 630pm @ Clancy's
Thu, 9/20 - 630pm @ Clancy's

OCEAN CITY – A group of students who participated in the first annual Cape May County Spelling Bee for third-graders at the Ocean City Primary School on June 5 demonstrated un-BEE-lievable spelling skills.  

In total, 24 students from four schools – the Ocean City Primary School, the Upper Township Elementary School, Margaret Mace Elementary School, and Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School participated in the Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ocean City Upper Township. 


Full story here.

OCEAN CITY – A year ago, Rafa Cortes was a student in Ceuta, Spain. He had never been to the United States. 

He is now finishing up a year as an exchange student at Ocean City High School, and has traveled to New York City, Washington, D.C., Florida, and Pennsylvania.  Cortes also plans to travel to the West Coast with the Rotary Youth Exchange before his time in the United States is over. 


Full story here.

Last Thursday we had the honor of meeting December's Junior Rotarian of the month from Ocean City High School, Morgan McLees, accompanied by her father, William McLees.  Congratulations Morgan!  
For January & February, 2018, our Rotary meetings will move to the Tuckahoe Inn, Thursdays at 6:30pm.  Please join us in our cozy winter location!
Last evening's Rotary Children's Christmas Party was truly magical!  There was face painting, caricatures, great food, wonderful toys and a VERY special guest!!!
Today Monsignor Peter Joyce received the Citizen of the Year Award.  Congratulations Father Pete!
Today we visited the Ocean City Primary School and had a great time with the 3rd grade classes as we distributed dictionaries to each student!
On Thursday, we had our 2nd annual Rotary Community Thanksgiving at Trinity Church in Marmora.  We were so happy to have so many residents join us for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast!  We had several members in the community also volunteer and we really appreciate all of their hard work.  This year we were also fortunate to have musical performers, Lee & Linny, who made the day extra special!  A special thank you to Trinity Church for allowing us to have Thanksgiving Dinner in their lovely facility!
Dr. Ron Shaiko returned to our Rotary Club once again this year to share his insightful annual perspectives on American Politics and Foreign Relations. We always enjoy learning more about trends in our domestic political landscape and living vicariously through his many International Travels (most recently to Kosovo where yes, they still love Americans). Might we see a 3rd party? What regulatory/policy changes will we see?  This year's watch area: North Korea.
Ron graduated from OCHS and the son of Joan Shaiko and the late Tom Shaiko - a longtime Rotarian. Ron is a Senior Fellow and the Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth. The 2016-2017 academic year marks his 30th year of university teaching and his 16th year at Dartmouth College.
Time flew by as Ron presented to a crowded house @ Uncle Bill's. The photo below includes just a few of us with Ron (light blue polo shirt) and his Mom, Joan Shaiko with the white necklace, after the meeting adjourned. 
Our Rotary Club is working with American Legion Post 329 to help homeless veterans get back to work. Used bikes help provide Vets with a means to move forward in their lives from transitional housing... giving Vets a better sense of independence and freedom.
We are seeking helmets, safety vests, locks and reflectors - or donations. Community members are invited to provide gently used or new bicycles to the Operation. Basic repairs can be made. The bikes can be dropped off during business hours or delivered to the Wayside Village Barbershop in Marmora, located at 36 Tuckahoe Road behind the ShopRite on Route 9. The barbershop is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays.
For more information on OPERATION USED BICYCLES, please contact Randi Scheck at (609)412-3459
On July 6, 2017, Rotary President, Cindy Harris-Chadwick, and other Club members, welcomed our newest member, Ron Showers, President of Resort Country Club Seasonal Park in Oceanview, NJ, at our first breakfast meeting of the summer season. 
Guests are welcome to join us Thursday mornings at Uncle Bill's Pancake House, 21st & Asbury in Ocean City at 7:00 am.  Come visit us and learn more about our international and community service through Rotary!
On May 25, 2017 we were pleased to recognize exceptional students from Ocean City School District, Upper Township School District and Cape May County Technical High School!  Congratulations to all of the 2017 recipients of our Academic Achievement Awards!
Based on the book “Samurai Chess,” Rotary and Mr. Ron Pennington teamed up to teach chess (and life lessons) through the Seven Principles of Samurai. 
The Ocean City Rotary Club, part of an international organization, dedicates itself to make positive, lasting changes in the communities in which they serve. “The principles of samurai means to give of one’s service. And Rotary is SERVICE ABOVE SELF,” Scheck said. The pair formed the classes to teach children respect, kindness and the principles of samurai through an ancient game that requires a lot of thought, strategy and patience.

Part of the focus of the classes, Pennington said, is to teach the children the principles he was taught growing up in Ocean City in the 1960s. “We’re using chess as this vehicle to teach what is right and what is wrong, and the consequences for what is right and what is wrong,” he said. “It’s all about choices. If you teach choices on this board and you make them aware that you can develop your own criteria as a child of choices for what is right or wrong based on this ancient game, let’s have them make the mistakes here.”
The Rotary/Exchange clubs golf outing was a great success!!!
We had golfers from both clubs and were joined for dinner by many non golfers.
We will be having a interclub Golf Outing with the Exchange Club of Ocean City on
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at McCullough's Emerald Links, Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg
Harbor Township, NJ.
Tee off is 12:30
Dinner at 6:30
Golf and dinner $ 70.00
Dinner only $ 25.00
A fun, casual blue attire event... helping kids in need. For more info on GO BLUE click here.
CASA was founded in 1995 by a woman grieving the death of a foster child who once resided in her home. Having seen first hand the shortcomings of the system, she was compelled to do something to save other children from similar fates. CASA became an independent 501(c)3 organization and expanded the program to include Cape May County in 2001.
Currently, over 1,000 children in Atlantic and Cape May County Child Welfare Systems are eligible for our services. The children range in age from birth to 21 and come from many ethnic backgrounds including 46% Caucasian, 27% African American, 14% Hispanic/Latino, and, 13% multi-racial.
Who are CASA Volunteers? CASA volunteers are everyday people who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children living within the foster care system. A CASA volunteer advocates for one or two children's cases until they are placed into a safe, permanent home.
In support of the Josh the Otter Water Safety Program for Children, we are participating in "Otter Spotter Day" on May 4th to promote May as National Water Safety Month.  We were able to spot a few Otters today at the Ocean City, NJ Block Party!

On Thursday, November 14th, 2013, and Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, members of the Rotary Clubs of Ocean City / Upper Township will provide dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in the Ocean City and Upper Township Primary Schools.  The dictionaries are purchased from the The Dictionary Project and are age appropriate.  As third grade is typically when children transition from learning to read to reading to learn, this is an ideal time for each student to receive a personal dictionary.  While distributing the books, we tell the students about Rotary, its motto and its projects locally and internationally. Our reward is the glowing faces of the students and the endearing letters of thanks in the weeks that follow from both the students and the teachers.



Saturday, January 23, 2016
Get your Full Moon Fling tickets NOW - This event will be a SELL OUT.
Event tickets are just $35pp until 13 Jan ($50pp afterwards)
1-in-25 chances to win $10,000 or 9 other cash prizes only $125/chance.
(Need not be present to win)
Many thanks go out to all of the Rotary members, Interact members, family and friends who are working today at our Alex's Lemonade Stand at the Ocean City, NJ Block Party.
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