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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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Our favorite time of the year is here… our annual scholarship/laptop luncheon presentation! Today, we were honored to present $15,000 between scholarships and laptops to deserving students for their college education. 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!
 
Laptop Winners:
• TRHSN: Taniyah Watson
• TRHSN: Arianah Davis
• TRHSS: Chloe Seluchins
• TRHSS: Sequoia Bivins
• TRHSE: Cruz Chacon
• TRHSE: Neveah Rondon
 
Scholarship Winners:
• TRHSN: Rutva Shah
• TRHSS: Chloe Seluchins
• TRHSE: Michael Picaroni
• Donovan: Olivia Lechner
• VOC: Nicholas Tasker
 
Special shout out to everyone who supports us throughout the year. We certainly wouldn’t be able to help these students or our community without you! ❤️
 
 
 
Keri Britske came to talk to us about CTC. Communities that Care (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.
Thank you to everyone who in one way or another supported our first Rocking with Rotary Concert! The weather was perfect and it was nice to see our community coming together to have a good time while supporting a great cause. There are many thanks to go around… We first would like to thank all our sponsors, vendors, food trucks, guests, club members, volunteers, and a huge shout out to A & S Sound for taking care of all the behind-the-scenes for our bands without them we wouldn’t have been able to have a concert at all!
BIG thanks to EVERYONE! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!
 
Thank you Mairin Bellack for being a guest speaker. Mairin is the executive director of Downtown Toms River and came to talk to us about the great businesses Downtown as well as the redevelopment. The Township of Toms River has five (5) approved redevelopment plans, one of which is almost built out. Some of the plans include residential units, about 16,00 sq ft of retail which includes a restaurant, coffee shop, fitness center, doggie daycare, and more.
To learn more about the redevelopment visit: https://www.tomsrivertownship.com/.../Economic...
📣 SPECIAL SHOUT OUT! 📣
We just want to take some time to thank Laura from Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery. She always takes care of us at our weekly meetings and stays on top of all our needs. It can get crazy at times 🤪 but she keeps it all flawless. Laura also has volunteered with us. Recently she helped with our gift auction and she did an amazing job!
Thank you, Laura. We appreciate you and are very lucky to have you ❤
📸: President John Anderson and Laura
We love Club Days because we get to support different restaurants in #TomsRiver 😍.
This month we went to El Familiar located in the Stella Town Center. They offer authentic Colombian and Mexican cuisine and it's delicious! If you haven't tried them yet, what are you waiting for?
Last Tuesday we had the pleasure of having filmmaker Craig Singer as a speaker. Craig was a Disney Executive for many years when he decided to return to his passion for filmmaking.
He has directed, written, and produced several Award Winning shorts and feature films (one starring Neil Patrick Harris, fresh off Doogie Howser fame).
Craig's latest film "6:45" is a time-looping psychological thriller about a dream vacation gone very, very bad.
Our Club will always support the youth in our community. This is why we were happy to donate to Project SPEAR-IT at Toms River High School South. Project SPEAR-IT is a pre-vocational training program in partnership with United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties that exposes and connects youth to a diverse array of career options and fields, including hands-on learning opportunities.
Lead teacher Timothy O'Leary runs this program and when the pandemic hit he was able to transition the program to a virtual model -- which included how-to instructional videos and Google Meet discussions.
To learn more about this great program visit: https://www.trschools.com/commu.../project-spear-it-lives-on
📸: President John Anderson (left) with Lead teacher Tim O’Leary
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/
📣 SHOUT OUT! 📣
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. ❤
📸: Membership Chair Staci Melchiondo Staci Melchiondo (left), Eileen Beck, Service Project Chair George Hanna
 
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