Rotary Day of Service

2024 Rotary Day of Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Forked River- Lacey-Smith Community Center
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
15 E Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731


Join 30,000 Rotary members around the world in helping us feed the hungry and engage in other service projects.


imageDistrict 7505 Volunteers, teaming up with Rise Against Hunger will prepare about 20,000 meal packets, at two locations on two days.

This is part of a worldwide effort. We are joining more than 800 Rotary clubs, over 30,000 Rotarians, and thousands of volunteers spanning ten states and seven countries who are joining forces on May 18 (and for us June 8 also) to tackle wide-ranging projects from collecting clothing for those experiencing homelessness and refurbishing long-neglected parks to feeding those with food insecurity.

For more information, visit our information page at sitepage/district-7505-rotary-day-of-service-2024-2

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Easter Egg Hunt Heather Ann Epps 2024-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
Join us for a fun Trivia Night on March 9 Steve Neuner 2024-02-02 05:00:00Z 0 trivia night march 2024

January 18, 2024 SAVE THE DATE!


 Join us to Celebrate some wonderful people at our next Community Service Awards Dinner.

Our next Community Service Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 to honor three outstanding individuals:
Aqil Khan, Citizen of the Year
Luigi Epifanio, Business Person of the Year
Kaylin Joesten, Selfless Student of the Year/
This is THE event of the season for public-spirited members of the Voorhees Community.
To find out more and find out how to get tickets or support us, check out our page here: page/voorhees-township-15th-annual-community-service-awards-dinner
January 18, 2024 SAVE THE DATE! Join us to Celebrate some wonderful people at our next Community Service Awards Dinner. Steve Neuner 2023-11-19 05:00:00Z 0 Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club,selfless student of the year,voorhees businessperson of the year,voorhees community service awards

First Yard sale success in 2023!

The Club's First Community Yard Sale on September 29, 2023 was a great opening act...over 50 vendors purchased tables at $25 each. We had a food truck serving delectable delights. All made a contribution to the Rotary Club Foundation. It was a welcoming and fun event that brought together our community!
First Yard sale success in 2023! Steve Neuner 2023-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Come Shop or Sell, and Stay for Lunch Steve Neuner 2023-08-10 04:00:00Z 0

Voorhees Breakfast Club has a Corporate Membership Program

Does your business or organization want to get involved with Rotary and the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club in particular? We have a Corporate Membership Program, which is open to any type of business or organization. We have designed it to give you the maximum amount of flexibility to participate in Rotary. 

The structure is simple. When approved for membership, you are able to "share" your participation among up to five individuals in your organization. These “corporate designees” can divide responsibility for attending club meetings, serving on projects, and participating in club activities. (Of course, you all may attend together at any meeting or function - you are all considered members.) 
Our dues and fees are reasonable. The quarterly cost per member is $60, plus the cost of meals. We have 6 in-person meetings per quarter, and the cost for 6 meals is $102!
If you are interested, please reach out to any of our members, or to our membership chair, Jacqui Canter, / 609-280-6081; or Past President, Steve Neuner, / 609-230-0040. To find out more about what we do and who we are visit our Facebook page or our elsewhere on this website. 
Voorhees Breakfast Club has a Corporate Membership Program Steve Neuner 2023-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

A wonderful night with our friends at Luciens

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, we enjoyed a gala celebration with 138 of our friends including four special honorees, Marc Sano, John Schmus, Jacklyn Fetbroyt and Sera Wong. This was our 14th annual Community Service Awards Dinner, at Luciens in Berlin, NJ. For photos, look on the next page.
A wonderful night with our friends at Luciens Steve Neuner 2023-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Join us March 9 for our 14th Annual Community Service Awards Ceremony

Posted by steve neuner
On the evening of March 9, 2023,  at Lucien's Ballroom in Berlin, we will again celebrate four outstanding individuals who have served Voorhees, and will have a special video celebrating the life and service of Mark Schott. Save the date and buy tickets or ads to support them and our club's projects!
This gala event will again be an exciting and fun night for all. If you have not been to one of our past events you are in for a treat!
To find out more, including who we are recognizing and how to buy tickets, go to this page: page/voorhees-township-14th-annual-community-service-awards-dinner
Join us March 9 for our 14th Annual Community Service Awards Ceremony steve neuner 2023-01-02 05:00:00Z 0 Voorhees Community Service Awards,jacklyn fetbroyt,john schmus,marc sano,mark schott,sera wong,voorhees businessperson of the year,voorhees citizen of the year,voorhees first responder of the year,voorhees selfless student of the year

Shredding for a Cause! Not just paper but electronics: October 22

Do you have old computers, monitors, TV's, printers, faxes, files or unwanted papers that need shredding?
Bring them to TAB Shredding, 341 Cooper Road, West Berlin, NJ on Saturday, October 22 from 9 am to noon and we can have them shredded or safely disposed of at a reasonable cost.
Just drive up and we will take it from there.
$25 for each computer, hard drive etc.*
$30 for up to 3 bags/boxes of paper. $10/bag or box after that.
Cash or check only.
*cannot accept items with broken screens or cases, spilled toner, or broken open TV's or monitors.
Please share this event with your friends or colleagues. Open to businesses or individuals.
Thanks to TAB Shredding for their support of our club. Almost all funds received will support our club's various projects.
Shredding for a Cause! Not just paper but electronics: October 22 Steve Neuner 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0 TAB Shredding,monitor disposal,paper shredding,printer disposal,secure computer disposal,secure hard drive disposal,shredding for a cause,tv disposal

Club receives the Rotary International Citation for second year in a Row!

For the second straight year (2021-2022), the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club has received the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary Club can achieve. Rotary's announcement states: "This past year, your club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future." Thanks and congratulations to our members whose contributions made this possible!
Club receives the Rotary International Citation for second year in a Row! Steve Neuner 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary International Citation

Join us October 1, 2022 for a fun afternoon of pitch and putt or mini golf

Our second "Almost Masters" fun event at Golf Land in Voorhees, NJ will be a lot of fun. October 1, 2022.
Pitch and putt, mini-golf, prizes, food and refreshments! 
Cost is very reasonable. Sponsorships available.
Last year this was a fun event and this year should be just as good.
Visit our webpage for more details, to buy tickets or sign up as a sponsor:
Join us October 1, 2022 for a fun afternoon of pitch and putt or mini golf Steve Neuner 2022-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Our Rotarians- seen and recognized at the 2022 District 7505 District Conference Steve Neuner 2022-05-24 04:00:00Z 0 atlantic city,district conference,rotary district 7505

In Memoriam, Mark J. Schott

Sadly, on May 5, 2022 our club lost a great friend and great Rotarian, Mark J. Schott. Mark was a founding member of the club and a Past President. He was always active and supportive of the club and its members. For 13 years he spearheaded our signature fundraising event, the annual Community Service Awards Dinner. 
He had a joyous spirit. He was filled with public spirit in so many things he did, and was always a source of wisdom. Our club will greatly miss him. Read more about him on the next page.
Here is a tribute video we created in his honor:
In Memoriam, Mark J. Schott Steve Neuner 2022-05-20 04:00:00Z 0 mark schott,mark schott columbia bank,mark schott community service,mark schott rotarian

Club Support of the Rotary International Foundation

The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club, as part of Rotary, supports international projects and the RI Foundation. These include the worldwide effort to wipe out Polio and control other infectious diseases, and humanitarian relief to Ukraine Refugees through the RI Disaster Response Fund. The Foundation has continually received the highest on Charity Navigator as one of the most effective and efficient charitable organizations in the world.
Club Support of the Rotary International Foundation Steve Neuner 2022-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
Shred Your Excess Pounds (of Paper) for Charity-RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO MAY 21 Steve Neuner 2022-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
A Memorable Event- Last year's Community Service Awards Dinner 2022-03-11 05:00:00Z 0 2021 Community Service Awards Dinner,Steve Neuner
Join us on April 9 for our 2022 Spring Egg Hunt 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Cathedral Kitchen Culinary Arts Program Steve Neuner 2021-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 Camden,Cathedral Kitchen,Culinary Arts Training
What is the Four Way Test? Steve Neuner 2021-11-15 05:00:00Z 0 collaboration,empathy,ethics,four way test,rotary
Seeking nominees to recognize March 9, 2023 at our next Community Service Awards Dinner Steve Neuner 2021-10-29 04:00:00Z 0 Voorhees Community Service Awards
Rotarians Paying it Forward through Vocational Service Steve Neuner 2021-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Hope Church Food Pantry Partnership- providing Essential Personal Care Products to persons in need

Hope Church Food Pantry Partnership- providing Essential Personal Care Products to persons in need

The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club has launched the Essential Products Initiative, in partnership with the Hope Church Pantry at the Meeting Place. Its goal and mission is to help meet a continuing demand by people in need of essential personal care products, such as diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products and adult incontinence products. These necessities are less available to food pantries than the variety of food products commonly supplied by area food banks.
According to Erica DePalma, Director of the Hope Church Food Pantry at the Meeting Place, the number of people that The Pantry is serving has exploded in the last 18 months.  In September alone the Pantry delivered food to over 440 families. Of those families, greater than 80 percent need and ask for essential personal care products.  The Pantry cannot meet that need with the funds and donations available.
Making these products available to families in need is not just a matter of quality of life. It also promotes family stability. The Camden County Prosecutor uncovered a close link between a lack of diapers and domestic abuse.
These products are available in only limited quantities from area food banks. The Pantry and the Rotary Club are working to expand sources of supply, and grants and donations to support this necessary initiative.
The Hope Church Pantry has been in existence for 12 years and has grown from a closet in the church to a stand-alone building on the church property in Voorhees, at the corner of Cooper Road and Centennial Blvd. The Pantry serves low-income people regardless of race, gender or religious affiliation in Voorhees and the surrounding areas.
The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club has been an active presence in Voorhees since 2005 and has been recognized locally, regionally and by Rotary International for its efforts, engagement and commitment to helping others.  VBRC volunteers help pack and distribute items from The
Pantry and engage in a lot of other projects. Through volunteerism, donations and grants, we hope to support this project and others to improve the quality of life for those in need.
Hope Church Food Pantry Partnership- providing Essential Personal Care Products to persons in need Steve Neuner 2021-10-20 04:00:00Z 0

Club receives local recognition for Rotary Citation 2020-21

2020-21 Rotary International citationVoorhees Township Mayor Michael Mignona and the Township Committee have issued a commendation to the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club for its receiving the Rotary International Citation for 2020-21 year. The RI Citation is given to those clubs that set and achieve at least 13 goals that further the mission of Rotary, and thereby show their extraordinary commitment to the mission of Rotary for the 2020-21 year
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Meet Benjamin Kurtis Chad Puschel 2021-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Meet Chad Puschel 2021-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Surviving and thriving post-retirement: our club members speak out. Part 1. SRN 2021-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Backpack Tutoring- Rutgers students stepping up to help their community Steve Neuner 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0 Rutgers students,education,helping K-12 students,virtual tutoring
Taking Local Action Against Child Hunger Glenn Page 2021-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
John Conners new member spotlight Chad Puschel 2020-12-23 05:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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