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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
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As we start planning our gift auction on March 4th, 2019 (SAVE THE DATE ), we would like to request sponsorships for our program booklet. If you are interested, a full-page ad (size 8.5 x 11) is $100 and a half-page ad (size 8.5x5.5) is $60. Simply message us and we'll send you the ad form that needs to be filled out.

 NOTE: This is a tax-exempt donation and the program will be given out to 300 people that attend our gift auction.


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We are happy to announce the winners of the 33rd Annual Central Ocean Rotary Raffle!

1st Place - Ticket #131 went to Laverne White
2nd Place - Ticket #133 went to Henry Hengchua
3rd Place - Ticket #045 went to Suzanne Heinzman

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket! ❤️ Special thanks to Veronica at Artisan's Restaurant & Breweryfor helping us pick this year's winners!

Yesterday Leslie Knox, Andrew Knox, David Paulus talked to us about the 200 Club of Ocean County. This organization was formed by private citizens to provide assistance to the families of Policemen, Firemen, First Aid Squad Members in Ocean County who lose their lives or who are seriously injured in the line of duty.

To learn more about this great organization visit their website:

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Central Ocean Rotary was proud to attend the Ocean's Harbor HouseChanging Lives Gala on Friday night. The origins of Harbor House can be traced to an inspiring guest speaker who spoke to our club over 30 years ago about the problem of youth homelessness and inspired members into action. Our club still supports this great charity today!​

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Last week Diane came to talk to us about Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter and their walk happening on Saturday, October 20th in Bradley Beach.

Did you know every 65 SECONDS someone in the US develops Alzheimer? We all know someone that has or has had this awful disease. As a matter of fact, Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

So, save the date and walk to support this great cause. To learn more

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This past Tuesday it was a great honor to have Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher visit our club and talk to us about the great plans Toms River Township, New Jersey has for the redevelopment of Water Street area. They are in the beginning stages still... permits and funding are still being worked on. This project will surely take some time but the wait will be worth it!

Thanks, Mayor Kelaher for your visit and information!


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On Tuesday, Pat Bohse spoke to our club about Social Community Activities Network - SCAN. SCAN has been serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ age 50+ population for 30 years by enhancing the quality of life for active adults through socialization, education, technology, and resources. 
For more information on this great organization
S - Social
C - Community
A - Activities
N - Network
Visit their website at


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Sandra from Ocean County Solid Waste Management stopped by to talk to us about the right way to recycle, what is and isn't recyclable and other very important information. 
We learned so much with Sandra that we would like to share a few great resources/tips:
 DO NOT recycle plastic bags - they break the machinery
 Shredded paper is NOT recyclable
 Here is a full list of all acceptable and non-acceptable recycling materials:…/6460896f-6c23-4855-a411-67a3c74…

 For more recycling information visit their website or download their app:


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Yesterday we received a visit from Rachel Schnack, a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) leader. Rachel talked to us about her experience in the program as well how RYLA help her become a better leader. While at RYLA, Rachel got to meet other young leaders around the world, build communication and problem-solving skills, made long lasting friendships, and much more.

RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. To learn more visit:…/our…/rotary-youth-leadership-awards

Pictured below are (left to right): Member Henry Hengchua our Ryla Coordinator, Laurie Schnack (Rachel's mom), Rachel Schnack, Member Mark Rushwald (Rachel's grandfather) 

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Join us welcoming new member William Groff. William is an engineer at O'Donnell Stanton & Associates and was sponsored by member Jim Koerner.

We are very excited to have William on board and look forward to doing many service projects together! 🎉

 left to right: President Mike DellaRocca, new member William Groff, Club Membership Chair Ben Giovine


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New District Governor Bill Donnelly stopped by our club this past Tuesday. Bill is the first Governor of our brand new District 7505!

He talked to us about what he would like to accomplish this new Rotary year as well as “Kindness is an intentional act, be kind to someone every day, BE THEIR INSPIRATION!"

Best of luck Bill! Looking at you for Inspiration. ❤️

To learn more about Rotary and our newly formed District visit:

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Join us congratulating member Marion Callazzo who received the "Service Above Self Award" at last Tuesday's installation dinner. Marion's hard work during last years' sold-out 50/50 did not go unnoticed. ❤️ Thank you!
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A few weeks ago, Pat Lathan stopped by to talk to us about Contact of Ocean & Monmouth Counties and all the great work they do offering free confidential crisis intervention. At that moment we knew we wanted to assist this volunteer-based organization. 
We were happy to present Pat and Carol Weshnak a check for CONTACT. Continue doing the great work you do ❤️

To learn more or to volunteer visit their website:

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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Public Image Chair
Public Image Co-Chair
Central Ocean Foundation
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Membership Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
District Conference Chair
Club Administration Chair
Immediate Past President
Service Projects Chair
Sergeant at Arms
RYLA Coordinator
International Service Chair
Scholarship Chair
Speakers Coordinator