Personal Hygiene Kit Drive for Bianca F.L.O.W.E.R.S.

 
Our Personal Hygiene Kit Drive was a success! Yesterday, we dropped off 40 bags full of personal hygiene essentials to Bianca F.L.O.W.E.R.S. in Plainfield, NJ. Thank you to everyone who contributed! We couldn’t have done it without you! 😊
 
Personal Hygiene Kit Drive for Bianca F.L.O.W.E.R.S. Kylie Nemeth 2021-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
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Our Dearest Michelle From Suburban has passed

Michelle C. Bialick, 65, of Hopelawn, NJ, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Memorial Gathering on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Werson Funeral Home, 635 North Wood Avenue, Linden, from 2 PM to 4 PM, following state guidelines and social distancing. A Memorial Service will take place in the Funeral Home at 3 PM. 

Michelle was born to Robert and Janet (Rebholtz) Croteau in Elizabeth, NJ, and resided in Hopelawn, NJ, for 40 years.

She was employed as a Service Coordinator for Suburban Golf Club in Union, NJ.

Michelle loved spending time with her family and friends, crafting, baking, holiday decorating, fishing, going to the beach, country music, and animals, especially dogs.

Michelle was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Janet Croteau. Surviving is her beloved husband, Edward Bialick, her loving son, Kyle Bialick (Maskit Moalam), her brother, Brian Croteau (Noreen), her brother in law, Ray Bialick (Sally), her sisters in law, Lisa Bialick Wilson (Matt Prainito), Yvonne Bialick Ford (John Ortiz), and Lynn Bialick, her nieces, Christine Croteau Lukko (John), Colette and Carly Bialick, her nephews, Sean Ford, John Bialick (Cristin), and Mike Bialick, her great niece, Gianna Lukko, and her great nephew, Jake Lukko.

A GoFundMe has been set up in Michelles name to help lessen the burden of funeral and medical expenses.
Our Dearest Michelle From Suburban has passed 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Union Rotarians Sponsor Website

For anyone that owns a business and has a website we all know it's expensive to host and maintain a website. You may notice we have sponsors on our website to help defray those costs and make sure our funds go to great causes in this community and the world. All of the banners you see are Rotarian-owned businesses that volunteer their time to positively impact people's lives in the Township of Union.
  
Rotary is Humanity in motion. Rotary is ordinary people working together to make our community and the world a better place. When you start with Rotary, good things happen. Join us today. Email us at info@unionrotary,org and join us virtually to make good things happen in Union as well as the global community.
Union Rotarians Sponsor Website Norman Woolley 2021-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

Union Rotary and Social Media Update

Posted by Norman Woolley on Jan 26, 2021
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Did you know our club's Facebook Page is turning 10 this year? We have 448 Likes,  and 79 of those likes are from people who live in Union Township. 48% of those likes are from females and 51% are from males. Our highest age bracket is over 65 and that represents over 25% of our fans. I encourage all of our members and fans to like our posts and share with your friends and family. I see no reason to pay Facebook for boosts or ads so why not click the like button on our club posts. Once you conquer that monumental task you can like our member's company's and posts as well. You can find our page at www.facebook.com/unionrotary. Let's see if we can hit the 500 like mark and share our good news with the community and friends. Once you like our page you can also invite others to join our page. We also have a group just for Union Rotarians to share club news and events from the comfort of our smartphone. You can join that group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/unionrotary/ and right now we have 25 members. Once you join please share your business page so we can easily follow that as well. I will update the above stats at the end of the month to see how our campaign did.
Union Rotary and Social Media Update Norman Woolley 2021-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday happens once a year, but your gift of Rotary will make a difference for a lifetime. This Giving Tuesday, consider making a special gift to The Rotary Foundation and together our club can continue Doing Good in the World.  If you missed Laura's presentation about the Rotary Foundation or haven't had the time to donate to the foundation you can do so on Giving Tuesday or anytime you have some time. Here are the instructions that Laura shared with us:
 
1. To donate to the Rotary Foundation, just enter http://my.rotary.org/en/donate and log into your Rotary Account. Email info@unionrotary.org if you have any issues or need any of your club information
 
2. Then scroll down to where you see Donate.  At this point you can view the different areas of Rotary that you can specify where your donation will go, you can also choose if you would like to make a one-time donation or a recurring one and you can open an account, as well. It's very easy to enter your credit card information. Most of the data will be populated as soon as you sign in to your Rotary International Account.
 
3. While you are on the site, you might want to look at what we as Rotarians contribute to all around the world, I find it amazing to learn of all that we are a part of.
 
4. It's that easy
 
 
Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020 Norman Woolley 2020-11-24 05:00:00Z 0

Food drive for the Union Township Food Pantry

Happy Monday! Rotary Club of Union, NJ recently partnered with to host a food drive for the Union Township Food Pantry. Today, Rotarians Geralanne Maglione, Sharon Brangman, Kylie Nemeth & friend of Rotary, Rebecca Nehlsen, dropped off a HUGE food donation just in time for the holiday. We are thankful for our amazing club and everyone who supports our community. From our family to yours, we wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving!❤️🦃🍂
Food drive for the Union Township Food Pantry Kylie Nemeth 2020-11-23 05:00:00Z 0

Union Rotary Diaper Drive

Rotarian Sharon Brangman got to visit our friends at Turning Point Community Services and drop off all the diapers we collected through our Diaper Drive! We were so excited to be able to help the women and children in our community for two years in a row with this drive. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and made this possible!❤️
Union Rotary Diaper Drive Kylie Nemeth 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
Fall Family Fitness Festival UNIONTV34 2020-10-03 04:00:00Z 0

Fall Family Fitness Festival!

Join Union Township and the Rotary Club of Union at Rabkin Park on Saturday, September 26th from 8am - 2pm for our Fall Family Fitness Festival! Guests will enjoy a day full of fitness classes including Danze Cardio, Yoga & Mediation, Tai Chi, HIIT, Cardio Kickboxing, and Zumba! Enjoy food trucks, arts & crafts, music, cornhole, and fun games for all! Proceeds from the event will go to Union Township students and families in need during these turbulent times. We can't wait to see you there!!
 
Please visit our Facebook page for more details and the latest news for this exciting event.
 
 
We especially thank our first two table sponsors Hillmann Consulting & Northfield Bank!!!!
 
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Check out our Kiva Micro Loan Page

On June 18, we had a wonderful speaker during our Zoom meeting at 12:00 noon. Thomas Arminio, son of Kathy & David Arminio, spoke to us about a project he has been involved with since college after joining the Peace Corps called One Acre Fund
 
One Acre Fund is an NGO (non-governmental organization) whose mission it is to supply smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a gain in farm income. 
 
Thomas works with the farmers in Tanzania and Rwanda and helps them with 4 primary functions: Distribution, Training, Market Facilitation and Repayment. He manages the field staff and ultimately trains them to become managers of their own local villages. Through Thomas' efforts and the work of One Acre Fund, the farmers are learning to become better farmers and business people. Thomas' talk was enlightening and so interesting as was Kathy and David's experience visiting with Thomas in Africa, specifically Zanzibar. 
 
To thank Thomas for sharing his world with us, we thought we would make a donation to African farmers through the Kiva Loan Program which we are involved in at Union Rotary. Also, Thomas was familiar with this program and I believe he said some of his farmers benefit form these loans as well.
 
For those who are not familiar, Kiva Loan Program, like One Acre Fund, is similar to Go Fund Me except Kiva loans (and One Acre Fund loans) are expected to be paid back. 
 
We have decided to make 7 loans to farmers in Rwanda, Nigeria and Kenya (Tanzania was not an option) in Thomas' honor. We chose 3 women, 2 men and 2 agriculture groups to support. Genie will follow these loans and report back to us on the status of our farmers and their repayments. To learn a little more about the specifics of the loans...check out our Kiva Loan Page https://www.kiva.org/lender/unionrotary
 
 
 
Check out our Kiva Micro Loan Page Genie Weisz 2020-06-18 04:00:00Z 0

Union High School Interact Club Gives Back!

The Union High School Interact Club was busy before life got crazy with COVID-19! Club members actively participated in community service events both in and out of town as well as fundraising activities throughout the academic year. With their fundraising proceeds, the club made a $500 donation to the PTA for UHS Senior Scholarships and a $2,000 donation to Gift of Life NJ! Our Union Rotary Club is very proud to sponsor such a great group of young individuals and we appreciate all of their efforts. Keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing all of your amazing accomplishments! 
Union High School Interact Club Gives Back! Kylie Nemeth 2020-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

Union Rotary donates N95 masks, face shields, and disposable gowns to Overlook Medical Center 

President Rob O'Connell dropped off 100 N95 masks, 30 face shields, and 60 disposable gowns to Overlook Medical Center earlier today! Fellow Rotarian, Michael Atanasio who is the Director of Food & Nutrition, Parking and Patient Transportation at Overlook Medical Center, was there to accept the packages. A huge thank you to all of our healthcare workers for everything you are doing to get us through these difficult times. Another special thank you to Rob for delivering the supplies. We hope everyone and their families are staying safe and healthy!! ❤️
 
Union Rotary donates N95 masks, face shields, and disposable gowns to Overlook Medical Center 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Union Rotary donates Meals to First Responders 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Union Rotary is Zooming

Check your inbox for our weekly zoom meeting.
 
Am I at risk? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offered the following advice:
  • The majority of the American public is unlikely to be exposed to this virus, so generally speaking, the immediate health risk posed by COVID-19 is considered low.
  • People in communities with a rapidly growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are at an elevated—though still relatively low—risk of exposure.
  • Like other viruses, COVID-19 cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities, or racial backgrounds; exposure to the disease itself is the greatest risk factor associated with contracting it. 
  • Even if contracted, symptoms range from very mild to mild for most.
What are the symptoms? 
Symptoms of coronavirus include:
  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we ask that you contact your primary care physician for further advice.For a helpful set of recommendations on how to keep yourself and others protected from COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases year-round, follow this link
Union Rotary is Zooming 2020-04-03 04:00:00Z 0

On the Road Again

Remember that Suburban Golf Club is closed and we will be on the road starting January 30th. Our meeting this week will be the President's Ball at the Sommerville Elk's Club on Feb 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Next week we will be meeting at Northfield Bank at 1305 Morris Avenue, Union NJ on Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30 pm. 
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Kylie treats us to her Classification Speech

It's always a special meeting when a new member treats us with their classification speech. Yesterday Kylie Nemeth gave a wonderful speech followed up by a few questions from fellow members. Kylie is the Corporate Communications Coordinator at Hillmann Consulting, LLC. It was wonderful learning more about Kylie and we are very proud to have you as a member. So glad you came our way.

Kylie treats us to her Classification Speech 2020-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
The Kawameeh Middle School CHOIR PERFORMS FOR THE UNION ROTARY CLUB. 2019-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Automobilia was a sucess!

On behalf of our entire club, we would like to thank everyone who came to our Automobilia event Friday night! It was a spectacular evening and we all had a great time getting together to support two meaningful causes. All of the money raised will go to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation who provides aid to Union County families faced with the crisis of pediatric cancer. A donation will also be made to Union High School football player Kofi Ansah, who is on the road to recovery from a spleen injury. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the restaurants and members that generously donated the delicious food we enjoyed during the event. Without all of you, none of this would have been possible! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you all next year!!
Automobilia was a sucess! 2019-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7475 Governor Ray Freaney visits Union!

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Yesterday was a very special meeting for our club! We had the pleasure of spending some time with RotaryDistrict7475 Governor Ray Freaney who has been a Rotarian for 25 years. It was wonderful hearing about the impact Rotary has had on the communities around us and we can't wait to continue doing great things in the future!
Rotary District 7475 Governor Ray Freaney visits Union! 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrate World Polio Day by Giving Back! 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome our newest member Kylie!

Posted on Sep 05, 2019
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Today we inducted Kylie Nemeth of Hillmann Consulting, LLC. We are so lucky that she joined our Rotary team! It is great to see our club continue to grow and inspire others to give back to the community!

"I am so excited to finally be a member of the Union Rotary Club! I am very proud to be a part of this amazing group of people and look forward to my future as a Rotarian!" -Kylie
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YWCA Union County Back Pack Drive 2019-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Project Horses for Forces Service Day

Posted on Jun 24, 2019
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On Friday June 21 Union Rotarians helped refresh and paint the  S/Sgt. Mike Moretti Barn interior and storage room door. Project Horses For Forces' mission is to provide opportunities for healing for military veterans of all eras and active service members who have incurred visible or invisible wounds co-incident to their service, and includes their families, and also open to survivors of military loss and suicide loss. They provide no-charge opportunities to develop horsemanship skills and everything related to horses and their care, from farm and barn maintenance to horseback riding. All sessions are facilitated by a PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor and are designed to enable participants to experience stress relief, rebuild trust, restore well-being and a sense of hope for the future, through interacting with horses and a supportive Veterans volunteer team.
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Contribute 5% to Rotary 

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Do you shop on Amazon?  The Rotary Global Rewards program has made an arrangement with Amazon that will contribute 5% of total purchases to Rotary International for those individuals who log on to Amazon through the Rotary portal.  Additionally, there are hundreds of additional discounts on things like car rentals, hotel accommodations, major stores, etc - Click Read More for details 
 
Contribute 5% to Rotary 2019-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

 The Union Rotary Club accepted the 2019 Distinguished Sponsor Award from Union Little League

Rob O’Connell, President of the Union Rotary Club, accepted the 2019 Distinguished Sponsor Award.  “The Union Rotary has been an active part of our community in many areas,” said Morrison.  “They have been a sponsor of the Giants team since our inception in 1954 and this year they are sponsoring a second team.”
 
The Union Rotary Club accepted the 2019 Distinguished Sponsor Award from Union Little League 2019-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Union Rotary Delivers Dictionaries!! 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

Dance for a Cause Zumbathon! 

We thank everyone for their support to make this event a wonderful success. We can't wait to present The Community FoodBank of New Jersey with a check when we go to help out in Hillside in April. We especially thank Pao Andrea Fitness and https://www.instagram.com/danze_fitlife/ for running the classes. We also encourage everyone to support our generous sponsors Summit Physical TherapyCity Fire Equipment Company, and Northfield Bank in Union. Also we can't forget to thank the  YMCA Union Wellness Center for hosting this awesome event.
Dance for a Cause Zumbathon! 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
DANCE FOR A CAUSE ZUMBATHON! cbc 2019-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Union, NJ Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Posted by Norman Woolley
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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
The Rotary Club of Union, NJ Celebrates 75th Anniversary Norman Woolley 2016-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

Union Rotary's Eloquence Soiree Succeeds Beyond Words

Posted by Norman Woolley
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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Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Cecil Cates
ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.
 
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