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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
1171 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
United States of America
Club Latest News
We have our winners for our "May the Fourth Be With You" 50/50 Raffle. πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to all and thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket. ❀
1st place: John Anderson #750 $4,606
2nd place: Lou Madris #381 $1,316
3rd place: Michael Bucca #038 $658
Big thanks to Insectropolis for lending us their space and to Tim from OZANE Termite and Pest Control for lending us a hand... literally πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ
πŸ“£ Big shout-out to member Christine Girtain, Director of Authentic Science Research for TRHSN and TRHSS, for having two of her students present their scientific research at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May.
Christine's students have come to our club to present their research countless times and we are left amazed every single time by their presentations! 🧫🦠
Good luck to these two students and Christine! πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰
Central Ocean Rotary offers a $1,500 scholarship to local graduating high school seniors.
The student must be:
- An Ocean County resident
- A graduating high school senior
Presently attending one of the following schools:
- Donovan Catholic
- Toms River HS East
- Toms River HS North
- Toms River HS South
- Ocean County Vocational-Technical School
Plan on attending a:
- 2 or 4 Year College Program Next Year
- Technical School/Certification School for a Vocation
The application is due April 18th, 2021.
It's always a good time to help our community! President-Elect John Anderson and Toms River Mayor Maurice B. Hill helping to distribute food this morning to those in need.
Thank you Fulfill and Toms River Presbyterian Church ❀
Thank you to everyone that registered and helped save lives. This is another successful blood drive in the books! πŸ’ͺ
Special thanks to President Nancy Ellson, President President George Hanna, and our members E Montes Rastelli, 
Michele Pagano Williams who volunteered to help run it.
Blood supplies are critically low. If you missed our blood drive and still would like to donate visit
We held an easter drive for 
A Need We Feed and member Maryann Gingrich presented the 
donated Easter Basket collection. Easter baskets will be assembled and delivered with meals for families in need.
Rotary always happy to help!
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We presented a check to A Need to Feed so they can continue their efforts of feeding those in need in our community.
Special thanks to our member MaryAnn Gingrich for setting all of this up!
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Author and fellow Rotarian talked to us about his new book "Anoroc". Anoroc is a coming-of-age fantasy novel set on the mythical planet of Anoroc, Beeker and his little brother, Dak, are forced to leave their mother and comfortable life in the Plains to go live in the Mountains with their Uncle Dobo, a revered Militia commander.
To learn more about Bryan, Anoroc or his other books visit:
EASTER EGG ALERT: Can you tell what the title of the book means? Let us know below πŸ‘‡
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Fellow Rotarian Tawainga Katsvairo, talked to us about 
Better Universe and Citizens
, an organization that is trying to help with the much-needed grass replenishment in Haiti.
Haiti has one of the highest soil erosion rates in the world. It’s also the poorest country in the American continent with an income per head of about $2 per day. This organization's effort is aimed towards a solution for land reclamation, clean water, disaster readiness, habitats for wildlife, fodder for livestock and to reduce poverty through planting perennial grasses.
To learn more about this volunteer-run organization visit their website at
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Join us on our first annual Coat Drive and help us share the warmth by donating your new or gently used winter coat. Coats will be distributed to a local Code Blue group which helps people when temperatures drop below freezing.
Simply email and we will set up curbside pick up by one of our members! ❀️😁
Coats of all sizes and ages are welcome. Coat donations must be in by 12/31/2020.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket! We will continue helping our community thanks to you.
⚠️ 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. ❀
We are happy to support member Pamela Kuhn. with her new non-profit "Science Research for All". Their mission is to promote original science research in the high school curriculum through teacher in-service training.
In an increasingly technological nation, U.S. schools seem unable to fill a void created by the need for scientists and engineers. Studies indicate a strong correlation between original research experiences and increased student enthusiasm, increased propensity to pursue science courses, and participation in long-term STEM careers. Toms River schools are lucky to have this program already in place in their schools. You will probably remember all the students that come to talk to us through the years about research they have done in school. However, this is not the norm.
Schools in our country do not provide science research for their students. Science Research for All wants to place a science research program in any high school desiring to promote opportunities for interested students, regardless of their academic level.
Such a great initiative!
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Club Staff
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Central Ocean Foundation
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Membership Chair
Club Administration Chair
Service Projects Chair
Sergeant at Arms
RYLA Coordinator
Speakers Coordinator
Scholarship Chair
District Grant
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