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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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The Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River is helping to raise funds for the Ocean County Military Support Committee.

The Ocean County Military Support Committee provides support to our military neighbors and the Joint Base MDL installation as a whole. Let's help those who have and are serving our country.

Meal Includes: Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs and a Beverage (Coffee, Juice, Soda or Tea)

Purchase your tickets online here!

Donations are accepted if you can't attend this event. Donate here.

Last year's gift auction was a success thanks to these 2 individuals: member Pamela Kuhn and her husband Mark. Thank you for the many hours put behind the scenes to plan, wrap, get gifts and much much more. You are truly appreciated. 

We are currently looking for donations for our 2020 Gift Auction. Message us if you would like to donate services or products.

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Congratulations to member George Hanna for receiving a Paul Harris Fellow award. You truly live by our motto "Service Above Self" and have an outstanding commitment to our community.

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Last week was our 2019-2020 Installation Dinner. Congratulations to our new President Elizabeth Rastelli, who will be leading us under the Rotary theme "Rotary Connects The World".

Special thanks to our outgoing acting President George Hanna (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 Elizabeth Rastelli (& her first man Joe 😉).

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Join us welcoming our newest member Cynthia Nwana.
Cynthia is joining us from Community Medical Center. We are thrilled to have her as a member of our club and look forward to helping our community together! 🎉🤗

📸 left to right: Acting President George Hanna, new member Cynthia Nwana, President-Elect Elizabeth Rastelli.

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This past Tuesday we were honored to host our annual scholarship/laptop luncheon presentation. 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!

Special thanks to our guests for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to one of our most important events: Toms River Superintendent David Healy, Board President Joe Nardini and Board Vice President Russell Corby.

Laptop Recipients: 
TRHS East - Nicholas Farulla, Meaghan Keogh, John Vamvas, Samantha Varga
TRHS North - Kylie Pizzimenti
TRHS South - Isaiah Ellis Thomas

Scholarship Winners: 
Donovan Catholic - Angela Gesumaria
OCTVS - Matthew Brodsky
TRHS North - Heli Shah
TRHS East -Vincent Rotondo
TRHS South - Logan Figular

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Donna came to talk to us about the Rock2Adopt 2019 event happening on September 14. This event is held at the Popcorn Park Animal Refuge in Forked River. This event helps place pets in homes and supports the care of pets until they find their forever homes.

We are happy to support this event every year. Acting President George Hanna presented Donna a check to help with their efforts. 🐾


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Bugfest was this past Saturday. Thank you to everyone that stopped by, we had a blast! Big thanks to Insectropolis for helping us raise funds for our Scholarship Fund every year. 

Insectropolis is hosting their annual #BugFest on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am - 3 pm and ALL proceeds go to our Central Ocean Rotary’s Scholarship Fund.

The bugseum of New Jersey has added fun with cockroach races, caricatures, scavenger hunts, prizes, and more. Special guests include the Mosquito Commission, Master Gardeners, Native Plant Society, Cattus Island County ParkOcean County Library just to name a few.

Admission: $10 per visitor. 
Free to Insectropolis Members.

Ocean County College Foundation representatives, Yvonne Doval Von Scheidt and Ken Malagiere, talked to us about the scholarships opportunities they offer. Scholarships are available for recent high school graduates, new students, current students, and returning students. The total dollar amount of scholarship support is dependent upon the student’s financial need, current GPA, and enrollment status at the time the payment is made.

To learn about eligibility and requirements visit:

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Welcome back to "new" member John Anderson!
He was a member of our Rotary some years back and now he has returned and is looking forward to getting involved again and helping our community.

He is seen here receiving his official member pin by our Membership Chair Ben Giovine.

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Thank you, Jeff Heilbrun, from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County NJfor stopping by and talking to us about all the great work you do.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently looking for "Big" volunteers. Age is not a problem, they are looking for someone eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time.

Doing some Spring cleaning? Donate Clothing, Shoes, Blankets, and Linens. Big Brothers Big Sisters can arrange a pickup or you can drop off at the many locations in the area.

To learn more about this great organization visit their website:

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