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Union

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Surburban Golf Club
1730 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ  07083
United States
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UNION, NJ - For 75 years, the Union Rotary Club has worked to improve the community, support humanitarian efforts and encourage high ethical standards in business and professional fields. The club was founded on December 7, 1941 and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park. The first President was Franklin Hardcastle who served from December 1941 to June 30,1943.

Current Club president Laura Bretzger recently announced plans to celebrate the occasion in February at the Galloping Hill Inn. It is a very special year for the club as Union Rotarian Charlie Minton is serving as Governor for District 7510 in Central New Jersey, The Capital District.

Projects such as the Annual Eloquence Soiree which honors Union High School student winners of the Marvin Orella Speech Contest; Automobilia Night at the Museum event to benefit the local community:
distribution of dictionaries to local third graders; establish and maintain the Rotary Park at Union Center; are just a few of the causes which the local Rotary club members are dedicated to year round.

The Rotary Club of Union also participates in humanitarian, educational and cultural programs that positively impact people's lives int the Township of Union, as well as the global community of Union through service to youth, civic promotion, scholarship programs and contributions to local community organizations.

The club welcomes any member of the community who might like to join our group in putting "Service above Self". Meetings are held every Thursday at the Suburban Country Club at 12:15. For more information about Rotary, please contact Membership Chair, Sharon Patel at 908-964-6422 , visit our Facebook page or visit our website at unionrotary.org
Please join us for our Annual Automobilia Fund Raiser Event!
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, The Rotary Club of Union hosted its Annual Eloquence Soiree to honor Union High Schools student winners of the Marvin Orella Speech Contest. In addition, Ron Rago Supervisor of the Visual & Performing Arts of the Union Twp. Board of Education and Captain Scott A. Davis, Administrative Commander of the Union Police DARE Program were presented with the Rotary Excellence in Education Award. Chaired by Incoming Rotary Club President, Julie D'Aloia, the evening was a huge success attracting Rotary members and their families as well as Union educators, professionals and residents.  After the cocktail hour, guests were privileged to hear the speeches of the top 3 finalists who were not aware of the winning outcome. After the outstanding orations of the young students, scholarships were handed out to Marlisa Shaw ($2500), Ivana Tiani Tchaye ($1500) andIvana Tiani Tchaye ($1000). Next, the honorees had a chance to address the crowd and be thanked for their continuing connection and support of the community. The evening was capped off with a Basket Auction and Super 50/50 which helped to fund the scholarships for our esteemed students. The Union Rotary Club was very excited to have students from Kean’s University’s Rotaract and Union High School’s Interact club to help with the evenings festivities.  The Union Rotary is grateful for the opportunity to challenge and reward the fine students of Union High School and thanks the community for lending its support of this cause. The club welcomes any member of the community who might like to join our group in putting "Service above Self". Meetings are held every Thursday at the Suburban Country Club at 12:15. For more information about Rotary, please contact Membership Chair, Sharon Patel at 908-964-6422 or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/unionrotary.
 
Featured in picture, left to right:  Jim DiGiovanni, Union Rotarian and Emcee, Marlisa Shaw, First place winner for the contest. Ivana Tiani Tchaye (2nd), Charmayne Ilustrisimo (3rd) and Genie Weisz, President of Union Rotary Club.
 
 
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