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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
1171 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
United States of America
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You know Fall is here when it's time to plant some mums! 🍁🍂 These fine gentlemen didn't mind getting a little dirty yesterday and headed over to plant mums and mulch the gardens.
Thank you 
, John & Mark! And a big thank you to Ocean's Harbor House for all the great work they do for our homeless youth.
Join us congratulating our newest members Charles Minton and Judy Pagnano Gross!
Charles recently relocated to Toms River and he is no stranger to Rotary. He comes from the Union Rotary Club and is Past District Governor of District 7510/7475.
Judy, many of you will recognize, she is always volunteering her time with service projects as well as being a key piece of our annual gift auction. She has been around our club for many years and it's about time she is official!
We are thrilled to have them both and excited to see all the good we will do together in our community. ❤
Special thanks to Past Rotary International Director Mike Colasurdo for joining us and inducting our two new members.
⚠️ Our 50/50 tickets ARE HERE!!! ⚠️
This year tickets are only $20 each or a book of 5 for $100. Drawing will take place on October 20 at 1:30 pm.
To get yours call Marion at 732.740.2472
❤ All proceeds go to local charities in our community. ❤

The HELPING HUMANITY TOGETHER program comes thru again! Because of your contributions, a delicious lunch from Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery and Pondrelli's Italian Pastry Shop was delivered to our front line heroes from the Ocean County Health Department who are working at the local COVID test site located at Ocean County College.

Things have gotten busy again at this COVID test site now that prescriptions are no longer needed. Last week, over 200 tests were administered on one day. Hard-working staff and volunteers continue to keep the line moving and keep appointments on time. To schedule an appointment visit www.OCHD.ORG

Thanks to everyone who has donated. Our ‘HELPING HUMANITY TOGETHER’ program is not only helping feed our front line heroes but also it is helping our local restaurants. This is a community effort and hope that we can continue to count on your support.

➡️ To donate please visit: any amount is highly appreciated.


Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will.

HOPE Sheds Light raises awareness and educates individuals, families, and the community about the impact of addiction by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope, and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery.

Thank you Heather Price for coming to our meeting and talking to us about this great organization. If you or someone you know need help please visit:


The daughter of member Renee Millemann was the recipient of this year's Volunteer Service Award for assisting distributing laptops to local students.
Thank you Nicole for your help!
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Congratulations to our public image chair Jessica Connors for being named a Paul Harris Fellow at our recent installation dinner. Jessica's service to our club has been outstanding, and she brings her knowledge, passion, and dedication to everything that she does for Rotary. We are so grateful for her, and this honor was well deserved. #ServiceAboveSelf
Join us congratulating Maryann Gingrich for receiving the Service Above Self Award. Maryann always goes above and beyond to help others with a smile and most recently she has spearheaded our Helping Humanity Together Program.
❤️ Thank Maryann for everything you do!

We were happy to be able to have our 2020-2021 installation dinner this past Tuesday and see many faces we haven't seen in person in many months.

Congratulations to our new President George Hanna, who will be leading us under the Rotary theme "People of Action". Special thanks to our outgoing President Elizabeth Rastelli (and the rest of the board) for all your hard work this past year. We completed many service projects as well as helped many organizations/individuals/students in our community. Looking forward to another year of service under the guidance of our new President George Hanna.

Special thanks to District Governor May Montag-McMurray and the rest of our guests for joining us.

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Have you heard of Shelterbox?
Linda Mayger of the Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley joined us virtually to talk to us about Shelterbox. "A world where no family is without shelter after disaster" When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why Shelterbox provides tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.

To learn more visit:

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Have you heard of Toms River Communities That Care (CTC)? CTC is a data-driven, coalition-based process that brings together all sectors of the community in order to help decrease youth problem behaviors, which include substance and alcohol use, nicotine use, violence, delinquency, and mental health conditions. This process is internationally done and comes out of the University of Washington.

The RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery was the first to bring the CTC process to New Jersey. Our guest Clair Janal is the Toms River CTC Coordinator.

For more information visit:

Our annual scholarship/laptop luncheon presentation was a little different this year but we are still very proud of all the high school recipients. As always, our scholarship committee had a very difficult decision to make but we are happy to announce the winners. Congratulations to you all and wish you the best in the years to come!

TR HS South
• Mariana Tecalero
• Freda OseI
• Christiana Ntim

TR HS North
• Yuenig Huang
• Rose Serrano
• Erika Likey

TR HS East
• Ryan Gass
• Devontay Hryc
• Mackenzie Rouse

Scholarship Winners
• Donovan: Anthony Steed
• TRE: Kira Soricelli
• TRN: Michael Ardise
• TRS: Christiana Ntim
• VOC: Jeniffer Herrera 

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Patty Morgan and Jeff Heilbrun from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey were our guest speakers last Tuesday. The agency provides a variety of community-based services for children ages 6 to 18 including Job Shadowing, Work Place Mentoring, College Mentoring, School Mentoring, Back on Track, and Bigs in Blue.

If you are interested in being a mentor or if you are in need of a mentor, please call 732-544-2224 or email

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Club Staff
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Central Ocean Foundation
Club Membership Chair
Club Administration Chair
Service Projects Chair
Sergeant at Arms
RYLA Coordinator
Speakers Coordinator
Scholarship Chair
Raffle/Fund Raising
District Grant
Social Events Director