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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Olive Garden
1277 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
United States of America
Latest News
We not only celebrated our new President, Laurie Singer, who will lead us with the Rotary theme "Create Hope in the World," but we also showed our support for a wonderful non-profit restaurant. A huge THANK YOU to our outgoing acting President, Renee Millemann (along with the rest of the board), for your tireless dedication this past year. Together, we completed numerous service projects and made a positive impact in our community by helping various organizations, individuals, and students.
Join us in honoring our incredible past President Renee Millemann, who has been officially recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for her exceptional dedication to Rotary and her outstanding leadership as President this year. Let's show our appreciation and admiration for all that she has done! 🎉
🎉 Congratulations to Michelle Williams and Jill Rand! 🎉
We are thrilled to announce that Michelle and Jill have been honored with the prestigious Service Above Self award! 🌟
Their dedication and hard work in setting up and coordinating numerous service projects have made a profound impact on our community. Their selfless efforts and unwavering commitment to helping others truly embody the spirit of this award.
Michelle and Jill, your passion for service and your tireless efforts have not gone unnoticed. Your work has brought positive change and inspired many. We are incredibly grateful for everything you do!
Thank you, Michelle and Jill, for your extraordinary service and for making our community a better place!
Evan became a part of our Club two years ago, and from the very beginning, he has shown such dedication and passion for everything we do.
Whether it's lending a hand at events or taking charge of our annual raffle, Evan is always the first to step up and help out. As our Raffle Coordinator, he handles a significant amount of behind-the-scenes work with enthusiasm and commitment, never shying away from any challenge.
His hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed, and we are thrilled to honor him with the Service Above Self award. Congratulations, Evan! This recognition is truly well deserved!
Join us in congratulating our club secretary, Pat Alex, for receiving the Rotary Service Above Self award at last week's installation dinner.
Pat, your dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to our club and community have been truly inspiring. You continually go above and beyond to make a difference, and we are so grateful for everything you do.
Thank you, Pat, for all that you do. Your dedication truly exemplifies the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self." We are incredibly proud to have you as a part of our team and are grateful for your extraordinary contributions!
A couple of weeks ago, our hearts swelled with gratitude and pride as we gathered for our annual Scholarship Luncheon Presentation. Thanks to our incredible main scholarship sponsors, OZANE Termite and Pest Control and Garden State Trust Company, and our devoted scholarship supporters Paul Rhine CPA, Garden State Dental, and Jill and Kevin Rand, we were able to present $10,000 to deserving students for their college education. The dedication and generosity of our sponsors and supporters filled us with overwhelming joy and gratitude.
Our scholarship committee faced a difficult task in selecting the winners, but we are thrilled to announce the deserving recipients:
- Sara Flores from Central Regional High School
- Isabella Ayres from Donovan Catholic High School
- Tiffany Chen from Toms River High School North
- Ava Casales from Toms River High School East
- Kassie Batullo from Toms River HS South
- Natalie Rodriguez from OCVTS
Congratulations to all on your well-deserved scholarships. Your hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
We also want to extend a special shout-out to everyone who supports us throughout the year. Your unwavering support and commitment allow us to continue making a difference in the lives of students in our community. We are deeply grateful for each and every one of you, as we simply couldn't do what we do without your support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️
For years, we have supported the #Rock2Adopt event to benefit Popcorn Park Animal Refuge. When we discovered the Rock 2 Adopt Reunion was happening, our hearts were filled with joy at the opportunity to help once more!
This incredible family event aims to find deserving dogs and cats their forever homes filled with love. If you can, please join them for 2 days of fun (September 14 and 15) with tickets priced at only $20.
To discover more about this wonderful event, please visit:
Let's come together and make a real difference in the lives of these deserving animals! 🐾❤️ #Rock2Adopt #PopcornParkAnimalRefuge
Our guest speaker today was Dr. Ralph Dinin, a 100-year-old World War II Veteran who shared his amazing story with our club. We thank you Dr. Ralph Dinin for your service to our country 🇺🇸
Wine tasting while networking? YES PLEASE!!! Check out the pictures below from a really fun evening:
Thank you to everyone who attended our 13th Annual Gift Auction. We had lots of great gifts and most importantly we raised money for our scholarship program and to give back to our community.
To all our volunteers, members, sponsors, and attendees THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
Tickets are now available for our 13th Annual Gift Auction!!!!
Date: May 15, 2024
Location: Clarion Hotel, 815 Route 37W, Toms River
Time: Doors open at 5 PM
Admission: $35 per person non-refundable donation (must be 21+ to attend)
Light fare will be served to each table at 6:30 PM with dessert to follow, soft drinks, tea, and coffee included. Cash bar. (No outside food or beverages permitted)

To reserve a table of eight, all 8 tickets must be purchased in one transaction for $280.
50/50 tickets will be sold at the event (CASH ONLY) Winner announced in person at 9 PM


All proceeds from our gift auction and 50/50 go to local scholarships and local charities.

Gift Auction Raffle Permit #107-8-28272 - RL #9747
50/50 Raffle Permit #107-8-28272 - RL #9754 
Central Ocean Rotary offers a $2,000 scholarship to local graduating high school seniors.

Eligibility: Student must be:

  • An Ocean County resident
  • A graduating high school senior
  • Presently attending one of the following schools:
    1. Donovan Catholic
    2. Toms River HS East
    3. Toms River HS North
    4. Toms River HS South
    5. Central Regional High School (NEW THIS YEAR)
    6. Ocean County Vocational-Technical School (ALPS, Brick, Jackson, Toms River, Waretown)
      **MATES and PAA Students should apply to the Toms River Home School you would use for sports NOT vocational**
  • Plan on attending a:
    1. 2 or 4-Year College Program Next Year
    2. Technical School/Certification School for a Vocation
The application is due April 21st, 2024.
Student Services / Scholarships
Every year we award scholarships to support local students’ higher education goals. In the past decade, we’ve granted over $150,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates! This year we wouldn't be able to do it without the help of our sponsors:
Ozane Logo Garden State Trust Company Logo
If you would like to become a sponsor and help local students with their education, please email George at
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Main Scholarship Sponsors

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Club Staff
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Service Projects Co-Chair
Club Membership Chair
Service Projects Chair
Sergeant at Arms
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