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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Presbyterian Church of Toms River in The Crossings Room
1070 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
United States of America
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Come out and eat at TGI Fridays in Toms River on December 1st and help us raise money for the Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit to get them bulletproof/stab-resistant vests and anything else they may need.
All you have to do is present the flyer (printed or via phone) when you are ready to pay and 20% of your check will go to this great cause!
If you can't stop by TGI Fridays on December 1st you can still donate online to our fundraiser for the Toms River Police Department K9 Unit by clicking here:
Doesn't get easier than that. Let's do this Toms River!!!
Before we give thanks this year, help us raise money for those in need by getting a 50/50 raffle ticket!
🎟️ To get your tickets simply ask one of our members or message us.
Tickets are only $20 each or a book of 5 for $100.
  • 1st Place gets 35% of the pot
  • 2nd Place gets 15%
  • 3rd Place gets 5%
The drawing will take place on November 22 at 12:45 pm. Winners will be contacted directly.
If interested email - we accept Venmo.
❤ All proceeds go to local charities in our community. â¤
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We would like to give a big shout-out and THANK YOU to Mathis House at 600 Main, a B&B and Victorian Tea Room as they have welcomed us and are now our new home for our weekly lunch.
This hidden gem in Downtown Toms River is a Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Victorian Tea Room, where you will find elegant accommodations for an overnight stay and an afternoon tea experience. The food is fantastic as well as the service - when looking for a place to go we highly recommend Mathis House!
If you are interested in joining us for a lunch meeting email 
A couple of months ago we shared that our member Christine Girtain was named Ocean County Teacher of the Year. Now, we are beyond excited to share that she was just named New Jersey Teacher of the Year!!!!!
Well deserved Christine, CONGRATULATIONS! ❤️❤️❤️
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Last week, Christie from East Coast Escape Room talked to us about their escape room. If you have never been to an escape room and you like puzzles you have to try them!
How does it work? It's a fun, real-life adventure game using clues, keys, codes, and hands-on tasks! You and your team will assemble inside a themed room and have 60 minutes to complete the objective. Book your next adventure on their website:
We were happy to have Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River NJ visit us again for a nice lunch at Capones Gourmet Pizza and Pasta House. They updated us on some events they have coming up like their Used Book Pop-Up Sale on October 15:
For those that don't know Friends of the Ocean County Library is a non-profit organization that works to support our public library. They are volunteers who design and manage fundraising activities in support of the library and offer programs and events for the community to enjoy. To learn more follow them on Facebook!
On Tuesday Lauren Gandulla joined us for lunch to talk about The Arc, Ocean County Chapter. The Arc, Ocean County Chapter offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They currently provide services to 1,000 people in Ocean County, NJ!
We are also very happy to be an 18th Hole Sponsor for their upcoming Mini Golf Tournament. To be part of this event visit:
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🎉New Member Alert 🎉
Join us in welcoming new member Keri Kristen to our Club! She came to talk to our Club back in June and she never left!!! Keri works for RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention & Recovery and also serves as manager for the Toms River Communities That Care Coalition. We are excited to have her in our club and for the exciting new things, we will do together in our community!
Keri was sponsored by Club Secretary Laurie Erlenmeyer Singer.
📸: Club Secretary Laurie, New Member Keri Britske, Club President John Anderson
Our Back to School Supply Drive was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated. This is the most donations we have collected for this drive and we couldn't have done it without YOU. One anonymous donor gave us around 50 backpacks and another one gave us about 4 boxes of assorted supplies!!!
We do want to give a big shout-out to Toms River Fitness & Aquatic Center for being our drop-off location, to member Jen Cowen Lorentzen, member E Montes Rastelli and Freedom Village office manager, Joyce Coco, for making all of this possible.
We are making many families at Freedom Village very happy ❤️
On Tuesday, we had Kathy Luszik and Lisa Mulhearn from Bright Harbor Healthcare, formerly known as Ocean Mental Health Services. They talked to us about the services they offer to adults, children, and families in our community. They provide counseling, foster care, group homes, partial day services, a private school for children with emotional and behavioral challenges, and much more.
We were happy to present them with a donation for the OceanCares Foundation which supports Bright House Healthcare. If you would like to help or learn more about this great organization, please visit:
📸: Kathy Luszik, Club Secretary Laurie Singer, and Lisa Mulhearn
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Rotary Foundation Chair
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Club Administration Chair
Service Projects Chair
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Speakers Coordinator
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