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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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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:

President Mike DellaRocca presented District Governor Diane Latza Rotondelli a check for the service dog project. The goal was to provide 2 service dogs to veterans in need and because of everyone's efforts, Rotary District 7500 will be providing THREE service dogs!

We were honored to have parents along with the deserving students being awarded scholarships from us as well as laptops for their college education. Congratulations to you all and wish you the best in the years to come! Laptop Recipients: TRE: Damian Katarsky, Tiffany Porpora, Destinee Vehock TRN: Gina Marzella, Lidia Quintano TRS: Seth Edwards (not pictured) Scholarship Winners: Donovan Catholic: Regina Vahey TRE: Mackenzie Casais TRN: Kelly George TRS: Taylor Ketcham OCVTS: Kara Costa

Welcome to the Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River Jill Rand! This past Tuesday, Jill was inducted as our newest member thanks to her sponsor Elizabeth Rastelli. Jill owns and runs Toms River Fitness & Aquatic Center along with her family. Looking forward to a great future in Rotary living by our motto “Service Above Self”! <3

Pictured is her sponsor Elizabeth, Jill and Club Membership Chair Michael Bucca.

We are so grateful for all of the families and friends that came out to BugFest 2018 at Insectropolis! A good time had by all. Funds raised will benefit our club's scholarship fund. Special thanks to past president Chris Koerner and OZANE Termite and Pest Control for their support of Rotary!

Central Ocean Rotary was proud to be a sponsor of the 37th Annual Ocean County YMCA Golf Outing. Special thanks to members Jim Koerner, George Hanna, Peter Singagliese, and Mark Rushwald for representing the club! 

PS - We might need some selfie taking lessons for our golfers! 

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We would like to thank every single person that donated and/or came to our breakfast! The Rotary District 7500 Foundation Service Dog Project has hit the benchmark for 2 dogs and is currently working for a 3rd dog. From the bottom of our hearts - Thank you.

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Donna from Rock2Adopt stopped by to tell us about her wonderful event taking place this fall at the Popcorn Park Zoo. Our club has supported this event for many years and is proud to do so again!

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Special thanks to Pat Lathan from Contact of Ocean & Monmouth Counties for being our guest speaker last Tuesday. 

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer-based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.

To learn more or to volunteer visit their website:

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Club Executives & Directors
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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
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