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Greetings from Asbury Park Rotary

Welcome to our Club! Where Service and Fellowship Flourish!

Asbury Park

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
The Renaissance
1110 Valley Rd & Hwy 35 S
(Just North of Wegman's)
Ocean, NJ  07712-3977
United States of America

Phone:
(732) 292-1955
Fax:
(732) 292-1992
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Asbury Park Rotary Celebrates 100 Years!
 
On Saturday, April 13, 2019 The Asbury Park Rotary celebrated its Centennial Celebration
at Deal Golf & Country Club, Deal, NJ. 
 
This event was a celebration of 100 years of service to Asbury Park and Monmouth County communities.  
 
Thank you to all of our sponsors!  The event raised over 425,000 for our Scholarship Program and our local veterans projects.
 
 

Scholarship Program 

Each spring we invite local high school students from surrounding areas to participate in the scholarship program. This program is a vocational service activity of our club that assists and encourages high school seniors of Asbury Park, Neptune, Ocean Township and Academy Charter High Schools to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community. Each year, we award scholarships to students of the four high schools. 
 

Asbury Park Rotary Foundation Veterans Program 

Throughout the year the Asbury ParkRotary Foundation sponsors and supports several events honoring the hundreds of veterans in our community. Events include: Bus Trip to Washington, Veterans Day Luncheon, and Memorial Garden in Asbury Park.
 
Stories of Asbury Park Rotary in Action
 
Rotary Club of Asbury Park members served as the Caring Cooks for the Ronald McDonald house in Long branch on July 9th 2019, serving up grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage, salad with watermelon. The Ronald McDonald House hosts families who have children being cared for at Monmouth Medical Center. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, the Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. By cooking a meal,  our Rotary volunteers made it just a bit easier for families to focus on their child's health.  Great job!
President Brian Mullins thanks our speaker, Mr. Alan Stein from the Vorhees Twp. breakfast Rotary Club. Alan got lost coming to our meeting so his talk was brief but informative. He spoke about “Josh the Otter” program detailing preventative measures for infant drowning. He will try and come back next May for a full presentation.
This week's meeting was Sean's last as the 100th President of the Rotary Club of Asbury Park. We know that Sean's family has a long history of service as Rotarians, and we say Thank You for a memorable year. We look forward now, to supporting Brian as the 1st President for our 2nd 100 years -  Good Luck Brian - we will work together to make it a great year!
Our projects and fund raising work were shown to be worthwhile when we had a chance to meet the exceptional young students from our local high schools receiving Rotary Scholarships.  The recipients are Talula Dechev of Neptune H.S. and attending University of North Carolina; Olivia DelCuore of Ocean Twp H.S. and attending Brookdale Community College; and Jesus A. Santos Reyes of Asbury Park H.S. and attending Brookdale Community College.  Jesus is the recipient of the New Jersey Natural Gas Scholarship, presented by Tom Hayes - Director of Customer and Community relations for NJNG.  All the students showed not only high academic achievement but much time involved with service to their community -- one of the requirements to receive the Rotary Scholarship.  The program was masterfully presented by our MC HJ Abrecht. Congratulations, also to Roy and Tama for their first year as Co-chairs, and a big thank you to all the members who served on the Scholarship Committee!
 
Pictured left to right, Talula Dechev, Neptune HS, Olivia DelCuore, Ocean Twp, HS, and Jesus Santos Reyes, Asbury Park HS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured left to right, Raya and Talula Dechev, Danielle and Olivia DelCuore, Jesus Santos Reyes and Euphemia Reyes
At the Scholarship Luncheon, Tom Hayes was on-hand to award the New Jersey Natural Gas Scholarship to Jesus A. Santos Reyes. We extend a hearty Congratulations to Jesus on his award and thanks to Tom and to New Jersey Natural Gas for their generous support to make this scholarship possible. 
Not only did we have the opportunity to meet and greet our scholarship winners, but Tom Hayes, Director of Community Relations, presented one of our winners, Jesus Reyes, with New Jersey Natural Gas’s scholarship award and then shared with us the involvement of New Jersey Natural Gas in our community. Focused on Monmouth, Ocean and Morris counties, NJNG provides volunteers to 50-60 nonprofit events; they collaborate with service organizations (such as Rotary) and conduct numerous employee-driven collection drives; they have a senior program, home ownership program in conjunction with Interfaith Neighbors, utility assistance program, and of course, programs that focus on education. In the area of education, their programs include: Project Venture, Achieve 3000, Literacy Programs, College Planning Workshops, Kids & Conservation, The Energy Hog, Ocean Fun Days, Speakers’ Bureau Presentations, and Come Visit Our Corporate Headquarters. NJNG is truly a stunning example of how a corporation can provide ‘service about self.’ We are blessed to live in their service area. Additional details of these programs are available on their website www.njng.com, or call Tom’s office 732.938.1035.
 
 
Speakers
Carolyn E. Cannon
Jul 24, 2019
Lead Customer Relations Coordinator - NJNG Co.
H.U.M.A.N.I.T.Y 360, INC (changed from fellowship)
Jul 31, 2019
Help for those suffering from mental illnes, reducing the suicide rate in the US
Joanne Ventura - District Governor
Aug 07, 2019
Discussion on District 7505 expectations
Filepe Rose - Tentative?
Aug 14, 2019
Entertaining around the world
Fellowship
Aug 28, 2019
Alan Stein
Sep 18, 2019
Medicare 101 Educational Presentation
Fellowship
Sep 25, 2019
Joe Dino
Oct 23, 2019
Womens Health and self defense
 
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