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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Artisan's
1171 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
United States of America
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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!
 
 
You know Fall is here when it's time to plant some mums! 🍁🍂 These fine gentlemen didn't mind getting a little dirty yesterday and headed over to plant mums and mulch the gardens.
Thank you 
Dick
George
, John & Mark! And a big thank you to Ocean's Harbor House for all the great work they do for our homeless youth.
 
Join us congratulating our newest members Charles Minton and Judy Pagnano Gross!
 
Charles recently relocated to Toms River and he is no stranger to Rotary. He comes from the Union Rotary Club and is Past District Governor of District 7510/7475.
 
Judy, many of you will recognize, she is always volunteering her time with service projects as well as being a key piece of our annual gift auction. She has been around our club for many years and it's about time she is official!
 
We are thrilled to have them both and excited to see all the good we will do together in our community. ❤
Special thanks to Past Rotary International Director Mike Colasurdo for joining us and inducting our two new members.
 

The HELPING HUMANITY TOGETHER program comes thru again! Because of your contributions, a delicious lunch from Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery and Pondrelli's Italian Pastry Shop was delivered to our front line heroes from the Ocean County Health Department who are working at the local COVID test site located at Ocean County College.

Things have gotten busy again at this COVID test site now that prescriptions are no longer needed. Last week, over 200 tests were administered on one day. Hard-working staff and volunteers continue to keep the line moving and keep appointments on time. To schedule an appointment visit www.OCHD.ORG

Thanks to everyone who has donated. Our ‘HELPING HUMANITY TOGETHER’ program is not only helping feed our front line heroes but also it is helping our local restaurants. This is a community effort and hope that we can continue to count on your support.

➡️ To donate please visit: https://bit.ly/corctrhht any amount is highly appreciated.

 

Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will.

HOPE Sheds Light raises awareness and educates individuals, families, and the community about the impact of addiction by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope, and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery.

Thank you Heather Price for coming to our meeting and talking to us about this great organization. If you or someone you know need help please visit: https://www.hopeshedslight.org/

 

The daughter of member Renee Millemann was the recipient of this year's Volunteer Service Award for assisting distributing laptops to local students.
Thank you Nicole for your help!
 
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Congratulations to our public image chair Jessica Connors for being named a Paul Harris Fellow at our recent installation dinner. Jessica's service to our club has been outstanding, and she brings her knowledge, passion, and dedication to everything that she does for Rotary. We are so grateful for her, and this honor was well deserved. #ServiceAboveSelf
 
Join us congratulating Maryann Gingrich for receiving the Service Above Self Award. Maryann always goes above and beyond to help others with a smile and most recently she has spearheaded our Helping Humanity Together Program.
❤️ Thank Maryann for everything you do!

We were happy to be able to have our 2020-2021 installation dinner this past Tuesday and see many faces we haven't seen in person in many months.

Congratulations to our new President George Hanna, who will be leading us under the Rotary theme "People of Action". Special thanks to our outgoing President Elizabeth Rastelli (and the rest of the board) for all your hard work this past year. We completed many service projects as well as helped many organizations/individuals/students in our community. Looking forward to another year of service under the guidance of our new President George Hanna.

Special thanks to District Governor May Montag-McMurray and the rest of our guests for joining us.

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