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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Artisan's
1171 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
United States of America
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We were honored to have Toms River Police Department Chief Mitch Little as our speaker last week. He thanked us for our latest donation to the K9 Unit, walked us through the process of new hires, how the Police Dept helps our community, and talked to us about the Toms River Police Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships to qualified applicants from all Toms River high schools and to those students pursuing a career in law enforcement as well as the children of police department members regardless of their career path.
 
Thank you, Chief for all the information you provided and as always we will continue to support the department in any way we can. ❀
To learn more about the Foundation visit: https://www.tomsriverpolicefoundation.org/
πŸ“£ SHOUT OUT! πŸ“£
We would like to thank Crossroads Realty for being one of our Rocking with Rotary Concert Sponsors!
 
Crossroads Realty is family owned and operated since 1966.
They sell:
- Residential Real Estate
- Commercial Real Estate
- Adult Community Homes
- Waterfront Homes
- Seasonal Rentals
If you would like to be a sponsor for our concert on June 4 email centraloceanrotary@gmail.com
 
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Thank you to everyone who attended our gift auction last week. We had a great time while helping two great causes: Central Ocean Rotary and Science Research for All!
🎫 We also drew the winner for our 50/50 that night... and the winner was Amy Gao with ticket #0522.
Thank you all again and to those who won a prize Congratulations! See you all next year! ❀
 
Dr. Julie Gray P.T. from Piton Physical Therapy LLC was our guest. Piton Physical Therapy is a mobile-concierge physical and vestibular therapy serving the Jackson NJ area. She empowers individuals suffering from dizziness, imbalance, and pain to achieve a better balanced and active life from the comfort of their homes.
 
⚠️ NEW MEMBER ALERT ⚠️
Welcome to Rotary, Eileen Beck! Thank you to her sponsor, Rotarian George Hanna, for introducing Eileen to Rotary and to our club. We look forward to helping our community together. ❀
πŸ“Έ: Membership Chair Staci Melchiondo Staci Melchiondo (left), Eileen Beck, Service Project Chair George Hanna
 
Last week we had the pleasure to be hosted by Barbara Hanna, Vice President of the John F. Peto Studio Museum. Barbara showed our members the museum and we were happy to not only learn the history of John Peto but also we were happy to help with a donation for the museum.
This museum is located in Island Heights and it's a hidden piece of history. Schedule a visit with the family: https://petomuseum.org/visit/
πŸ“Έ: President John Anderston and Peto Museum VP Barbara Hanna in front of a portrait of John F. Peto
 
Dave Greiner from Constellation Energy came to talk to us about how the energy grid works and how they are constantly looking to expand on their renewable energy solutions.
Constellation is the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy and the leading competitive retail supplier of power and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the United States. To learn more visit: https://www.constellation.com/
 
Last meeting we met Rev. Susan S. Jones a Pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and now the President of a new non-profit organization: Toms River Housing and Homeless Coalition.
The TRHHC goal is centered on meeting the unmet needs of individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless in Toms River and Ocean County at large. These needs include providing emergent housing needs while also providing access to long-term, stable housing as well as other supportive services as quickly as possible.
What is even better is that Rev. Susan is trying to get all organizations helping the homeless together to be able to provide help at a larger scale. We are happy to support this non-profit organization and are looking forward to see the great changes it will bring to our community.
If you would like to learn more or donate please visit https://trhomelesscoalition.org/
 
In December we held a Dine & Donate event at Turning Point in Toms River to benefit the TRPD K9 Unit. This donation would not be possible without YOUR help. Our Community.
It was very exciting to meet a couple of the K9s as well as to learn about the work the handlers do. Thank you to the K9 Unit for keeping our community safe! ❀🐾
 
From the Toms River PBA "Toms River PBA #137 would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the tremendous generosity we received from the Central Ocean Rotary for our K9 fund. Your generous contribution is greatly appreciated by all of our K9s and their handlers!"
 
What better way to start 2022 than learning how beer is made at Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery. Brewmaster Andy talked to us about the beer brewing process and all that takes to make different types of beers. Craft brewing is a small American industry that only accounts for 12% of sales while foreign big companies take the rest so let's support our local breweries 🍺!
Andy will also be opening his own brewery so keep checking his website for details: https://www.birdsmouthbrewing.com/
πŸ“Έ: President John Anderson on the left with Brewmaster Andy.
 
⚠️ NEW MEMBER ALERT ⚠️
2021 Keeps on giving ❀! Join us in welcoming our newest member Tom DeAngelo from CG Moneta LLC. We are excited to have him join our club and look forward to everything we will accomplish together!
πŸ“Έ: Tom is pictured with Membership Chair Staci Melchiondo
 
πŸ₯ Drumroll, please!!!!! πŸ₯
And the winners for our last 50/50 raffle of 2021 are:
πŸ₯‡1st: $4,550 goes to Ticket #0190 - Andy Girtain
πŸ₯ˆ2nd: $1,300 goes to Ticket #0399 - Kyle Staffa
πŸ₯‰3rd: $650 goes to Ticket #0112 - Bill Kaufmann
*Winners will be contacted directly.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. We collected a total of $13,000 from which $6,500 will go back to our community helping local organizations in need. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. ❀
Lastly, a shoutout to Insectropolis for hosting us πŸ€—.
 
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