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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
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🥁 Drumroll, please!!!!! 🥁
And the winners for our last 50/50 raffle of 2021 are:
🥇1st: $4,550 goes to Ticket #0190 - Andy Girtain
🥈2nd: $1,300 goes to Ticket #0399 - Kyle Staffa
🥉3rd: $650 goes to Ticket #0112 - Bill Kaufmann
*Winners will be contacted directly.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. We collected a total of $13,000 from which $6,500 will go back to our community helping local organizations in need. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. ❤
Lastly, a shoutout to Insectropolis for hosting us 🤗.
Join Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River raise funds for the Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit.
To participate, simply bring the flyer when dining* at Turning Point in Toms River, and 15% of your whole order will go to this great cause!
*For take-out orders present this flyer when picking up. Orders from a third-party delivery service (door dash, uber eats, GrubHub, etc) DO NOT count towards the donation.
Won't be around but still want to donate? Donate online, any amount is appreciated:
🧥 Join us on our second annual Coat Drive and help us share the warmth by donating your new or gently used winter coat. Coats will be distributed to "Your Grandmother's Cupboard", a nonprofit organization group that helps the homeless, seniors, and children in need.
Drop off your gently used coat at Toms River Fitness & Aquatic Center or email and we will arrange pick up by one of our members! ❤️😁
⚠️Coats of all sizes and ages are welcome. Coat donations must be in by 12/31/2021.⚠️
Want to learn more about "Your Grandmother's Cupboard"? Visit
Who is ready to win some 💲💲?! ❄️ Our Cold Days/Warm Hearts 50/50 raffle is here and tickets are on sale now. Message us or contact one of our members to get yours... gotta be in it to win it! 😉
📅 Drawing is on December 14
Yesterday some of our members spent a couple of hours cleaning up Cattus Island County Park. They collected so much garbage that the garbage can was overflowing and they had to pile more bags around it!
Thank you to all our members who volunteered. It was a beautiful day to be outside while doing something good for our community ❤.
Thanks to "Your Grandmother's Cupboard" for coming to speak to our club. Your Grandmother’s Cupboard is a unique service to those in need of a helping hand. They are a place where men, women and children can come and “shop” for FREE clothing, shoes, linens, blankets and toiletries for themselves, and also go home with a bag of groceries for their family. Stay tuned as we will be sharing information on how we will be helping them soon! 🤗
Want to learn more about this organization? Do you want to donate? Visit
Last Friday some of our members attended Ocean County CASA's Dining for a Cause Gala. There was dancing, entertainment, gift auction and all helped to raise funds for this great organization.
CASA of Ocean County is a non profit that trains volunteer advocates to speak up for abused and neglected foster children as they navigate their way through the NJ Family Court system.
To become a volunteer or learn more visit:

Join us in welcoming our new member Kristine Novakowski! 🎉 Kristine is the Executive Director at Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity and was sponsored by Dick Read. We are thrilled to have her as a member of our club and look forward to helping our community together!

Special thank you to Mathis House at 600 Main, a B&B and Victorian Tea Room for providing a delicious lunch and a beautiful backdrop for pictures 😍

📸 (from left to right): Sponsor Dick Read, Kristine, and President John Anderson

It’s important to know that a person’s mental health can change over time, depending on many factors. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. If you are feeling off, ask for help!

Thank you Jessica Alpert for talking to us about the RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Center, which provides mental, behavioral health, and wellness services. They offer a 24/7 support line, inpatient and outpatient care, suicide prevention resources, and many more. Visit their Facebook page or website for more information:…/mental-health-and-behavioral-health/

Meet Cheryl Lee from RocaBella Brands, which was created in 2014, after she lost her husband, Jersey City Fire Department Captain Mark V. Lee, Sr, from a 911-related illness. RocaBella Gives by RocaBella Brands is a non-profit that was formed to give back to first responders who put their lives on the line as well as support education, confidence building, and positive growth for children in the area.

Our club was happy to donate to this non-profit so they can continue helping the community.


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Club Staff
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Central Ocean Foundation
Club Membership Chair
Club Administration Chair
Service Projects Chair
Club Trainer
International Service Chair
Scholarship Chair
Guest Speaker Coordinator
District Grant Chair
Club RYLA Chair
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