Posted on Nov 13, 2018

We are happy to announce the winners of the 33rd Annual Central Ocean Rotary Raffle!

1st Place - Ticket #131 went to Laverne White
2nd Place - Ticket #133 went to Henry Hengchua
3rd Place - Ticket #045 went to Suzanne Heinzman

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket! ❤️ Special thanks to Veronica at Artisan's Restaurant & Breweryfor helping us pick this year's winners!

33rd Annual Raffle Winners Mike Bucca 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
There will be no regularly scheduled Rotary meetings on Tuesday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 10th. Please join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 17th at Artisans.
**Meeting Notice** 2018-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 26, 2018

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: http://contactoceanmonmouth.org

CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties Mike Bucca 2018-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2018

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!

Service Dog Project a Success! Mike Bucca 2018-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2018

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

2018 Scholarship and Laptop Recipients Mike Bucca 2018-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 12, 2018

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.

Newest Member Mike Bucca 2018-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2018

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!

BugFest 2018 Mike Bucca 2018-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 04, 2018

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! 

Ma Deuce Deuce organization

Ocean County YMCA Golf Outing Mike Bucca 2018-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2018

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.

Ma Deuce Deuce organization

Applebee's Service Dog Breakfast Mike Bucca 2018-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 15, 2018

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!

Ma Deuce Deuce organization

Rock2Adopt 2018-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 08, 2018
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: http://contactoceanmonmouth.org/

Ma Deuce Deuce organization

CONTACT 2018-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate Mike Bucca 2018-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 22, 2018
Central Ocean Rotary members volunteered their time to work with Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. Rotarians performed various tasks to help revitalize a home for a veteran in need in our community. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who helped on this project.
Habitat Project for a Veteran Mike Bucca 2018-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 17, 2018

Dawn Doherty from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) came to talk to us about all the great work they do in schools and our community. 

SPTS's mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs for teens, parents, and educators. To learn more about this organization visit their website: www.sptsusa.org

 

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Mike Bucca 2018-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
SERV Behavioral Health Mike Bucca 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2018

Club President Mike DellaRocca presented club President-Elect Michael Bucca with a multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin. Michael is one of our club's proud donors to the Rotary Foundation, which provides help to people all over the world in the form of District and Global Grants. Find out more about the Rotary Foundation at https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Mike Bucca 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2018

Central Ocean Rotary is proud to support the Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America. Rotarian and scouting District Executive Jerome Townsend accepted a $1,000 donation from club president Mike DellaRocca. The Boy Scouts and Central Ocean Rotary have collaborated on many projects over the last year and we look forward to what we can accomplish together!

Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts Mike Bucca 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2018

We are happy to welcome the newest member of our club, Frank J Davis! He came to our gift auction back at the beginning of March where he met Ben Giovine (his now sponsor). Ben told him about us and he saw he would fit right in!

Welcome Frank, we are excited to have you!

From Left: Michael Bucca (Membership Chair), Frank Davis, Ben Giovine (Frank's Sponsor)

Welcome New Rotarian! Mike Bucca 2018-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 27, 2018

Artie Cronk from the Manchester Police Department stopped by on Tuesday to talk to us about the 2018 #PoliceUnityTour, which he is part of. Artie, along with officers around the country, rides his bike into Washington DC to support law enforcement families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.❤️🚲

The Police Unity Tour's primary purpose is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. Their secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.

To learn more about the Policy Unity Tour visit: http://policeunitytour.com/

Police Unity Tour Mike Bucca 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 27, 2018

Join us congratulating member Melanie Bucca as she was recognized by an anonymous donor as a Paul Harris Fellow for her outstanding work on the board of Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life. She was presented the award by Gift of Life chairperson Kathy Hiltner and District Governor Diane Rotondelli 

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Mike Bucca 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 20, 2018

Diane Colangelo came to talk to us about The Face of America Bike Ride that will be taking place on April 28th and 29th. It will start in front of the Pentagon and riders (alongside many of our brave, wounded vets) will go all the way to the Gettysburg Battlefield. It's sponsored by World Team and pairs disabled vets with able-bodied riders on a very challenging and hilly ride.  🚲

The Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride honors the sacrifices veterans make in service to their country and the exceptional dedication and determination of adaptive athletes. Funds raised through donations from participants, family, friends, and colleagues will cover the costs of our participating adaptive riders and will support all World T.E.A.M. events nationally.❤️

To learn more visit: https://www.wtsevent.org/faceofamerica/

Face of America Bike Ride Mike Bucca 2018-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2018

Nancy & Dylan from AMP Zone stopped by to talk to us about their great organization. This non-profit organization offers after-school programs, summer camp sessions, homework help and tutoring sessions, and an adolescent re-entry program for at-risk youth. They are committed to providing at-risk youth with the skills and knowledge needed to become self-sufficient, compassionate citizens, caring parents and ethical leaders of their community.

To donate or learn more about AMP Zone visit https://goo.gl/QeLRYf

AMP Zone Mike Bucca 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 05, 2018

Thank you to all of the wonderful attendees of our 8th Annual Gift Auction. Buster from the Lakewood BlueClaws came by to get the party started! Attendees got to take a chance at hundreds of gifts and prizes! We sincerely thank everyone for their support of our club and community. Click here for a short slideshow of the event.

 
8th Annual Gift Auction a Success! Mike Bucca 2018-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 23, 2018

A few of our members attended The Arc, Ocean County Chapter Bowl-A-Thon at Finnigans Lanes. We are proud to sponsor this event as well as the all the great work The Arc does for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about their work visit their website: www.arcocean.org

 
The Arc of Ocean Bowl-A-Thon Mike Bucca 2018-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2018

Meet Kaitlyn Molnar. A high school student who wrote a master's paper on E-coli and how essential oils can help fight it. After listening to her presentation and her experiment with essential oils it made us think back to the times when a building a volcano was enough to pass... These kids have a great future ahead of them!

 
Science Rules! Mike Bucca 2018-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Rory Hogan stopped by and talked to us about how pollution affects our ecosystem. DID YOU KNOW that fertilizers that we apply to our lawns are washed from runoff into rivers, streams and even the ocean? This excess nitrogen causes pollution in our area.

In high school, Rory worked on a project where he planted indigenous plants right here in Ocean County and discovered that there were certain plants that lowered the nitrogen levels from the earth. These plants are the Joe Pye Weed, Bee Balm and Switchgrass. They required minimal care and we can all do our part by planting these around our community to help the environment.

 
Authentic Science Research Students Mike Bucca 2018-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2018

Our club proudly attended the Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life Gala supporting life saving heart surgeries for children around the world. A very special thank you to club member and Gift of Life board member Melanie Bucca for her hard work at the event.

Gift of Life 21st Annual Gala Mike Bucca 2018-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 30, 2018

Central Ocean Rotary member Melanie Bucca, who is also on the board of Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life, talked to us yesterday about the great work Gift of Life is doing helping children in developing countries.  Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life supports programs that enable medical teams of doctors, nurses and technicians provide advanced training in pediatric cardiopulmonary surgery to establish a permanent presence in countries throughout the world to provide life-saving services to an ever-increasing number of children with cardiac problems.

To learn more or to help on their projects visit: http://www.rotarydistrict7500giftoflife.org/

 
Gift of Life Presentation Mike Bucca 2018-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Vocational Service Award Winner Mike Bucca 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2018

Many thanks to Amanda Oglesby from the The Asbury Park Press for being a great speaker to our group. Amanda taught our Rotary members about the process of writing quality journalism!

Asbury Park Press visit Mike Bucca 2018-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 12, 2017

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. 
From all of us at Central Ocean Rotary of Toms River have a Happy Holiday Season 

2017 Holiday Party Mike Bucca 2017-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
Boy Scouts STEM Merit Badge Academy Mike Bucca 2017-12-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2017

Members of our club lit up Harbor House by hanging holiday decorations and lights. A Central Ocean Rotary tradition, the lights and decorations bring joy to the residents and staff of Harbor House, a safe haven for homeless youth in our community. Thank you so much to Ken and the entire staff, plus all of the Rotary volunteers who came out to get the lights and decorations up this year.

Harbor House Holiday Decorations Mike Bucca 2017-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2017

Fellow Rotarians Dara Heidt and Micki Ginsberg from The Rotary Club of Moorestown visited us yesterday to talk to us about their Solar lights for Uganda project. One solar light at a time, they will replace kerosene lamps with solar lights in Uganda. This project will provide at least 400 school children, living in villages without electricity, with solar lamps making it easier for them to work and study. Kerosene lamps have caused burns, eye irritation, breathing difficulties and sometimes fires.

Solar Light Project Mike Bucca 2017-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2017

We were visited at our last meeting by Sandra Levine of Sandra Levine Productions to discuss her Toms River baseball documentary premiering in 2018. The film will feature baseball coach Ken Frank, baseball player Todd Frazier, and Toms River High School South. Rotary club members were treated to 5 minute reel of the film.

Toms River Baseball Documentary Mike Bucca 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Twin Club Mike Bucca 2017-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2017

We had the pleasure of inducting our newest member of our club Ben Giovine. Ben currently serves as the president of the Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education and works for New York Life. We are so happy to welcome him as a Rotarian. Pictured with Ben is sponsor Christine Girtain and club membership chair Michael Bucca.

New Member Inducted Mike Bucca 2017-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2017

Members of our club and others helped collect bags of donated items for Scouting For Food. This initiative by the Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America collects non-perishable food left in bags on the doorsteps of generous donors, which are then distributed to food pantries and hunger relief agencies. Special thanks to Jerome Townsend for setting up the project and involving our club!

Scouting For Food Mike Bucca 2017-11-11 05:00:00Z 0
Cattus Island Tree Planting Mike Bucca 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 03, 2017

Members of our club attended the Rotary District 7500 Thanks for Giving Dinner. Club president Michael DellaRocca received our Rotary Foundation District Grant, which will be used to purchase laptops for deserving students on their way to college. Also, past Rotary International Director Karen Wentz spoke to everyone about the Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Foundation Thanks for Giving Dinner Mike Bucca 2017-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2017

Join us welcoming our newest member Linda Alpay from Home Title Insurance Agency! We look forward to working together making our community a better place! 

Welcome New Member! Mike Bucca 2017-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2017

RN Susan Gato came and talked to us about Polio. She is a polio survivor herself and we learned so much about the struggles people with polio go through and what they have to live with.

Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever: https://goo.gl/odSzP1

Polio Survivor Speaks Mike Bucca 2017-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2017

Club members and community members all worked together to Rise Against Hunger. Volunteers put together packages of ready to eat meals that are to be shipped to areas in need. Over 75,000 meals were packaged across three sites. Central Ocean secretary Marion Callazzo is pictured sealing the bags. More photos are on our Facebook page. 

Rise Against Hunger Mike Bucca 2017-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
People's Pantry Denim and Diamonds Event Mike Bucca 2017-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
Our guest Justin picked the winners of the 32nd Annual 50/50 Raffle today! The winners are:

1st prize - Ticket #83 - Melanie Bucca, Shannon Rabea, Brittany Richstein, Carrie Andrews, Ashley Worden

2nd prize - Ticket #28 - Elizabeth Rastelli, Michael DellaRocca, Mark Rushwald, Dick Read, George Hanna

3rd prize - Ticket #144 - Henry Hengchua

Our club sold out all 150 available tickets. Thank you so much for all who purchased a ticket to support Central Ocean Rotary!
 
32nd Annual 50/50 Raffle Mike Bucca 2017-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Venus Majeski from the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID)stopped by on Tuesday to tell us about her organization. NJID offers specialized programs and support for infants, children and adults with disabilities throughout the state. With a dedicated staff of more than 500 employees and 41 program sites throughout the state, NJID is one of the largest not-for-profit agencies of its kind in the nation. Each year, more than 1500 infants, children, and adults with disabilities and their families are helped by NJID's unique continuum of services.
If you would like to learn more about this great organization visit: https://goo.gl/r3HrdF

 

New Jersey Institute for Disabilities Mike Bucca 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Channel Wilkins, President CEO of O.C.E.A.N., Inc. stopped by to talk to us about the great things they do for our community. 

Some of the program they work on are:
- O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Head Start Child Development Program
- Weatherization
- Home Energy Assistance
- Housing Rentals / Construction
- Housing Counseling
- First Time Homebuyer
- Homelessness Prevention

To learn more about what they do visit their website: https://goo.gl/WV9i2L

O.C.E.A.N. Inc. Mike Bucca 2017-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2017

We were happy to welcome Linda Keenan from the Fulfill NJ food bank. She brought our club members up to date on the state of food distribution in our area and how we can help. For more information, please log onto http://fulfillnj.org/

FulFill NJ Food Bank Mike Bucca 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2017
Regretfully, the Rotary/People's Pantry medium event on Friday, October 6th has been cancelled. If the event is rescheduled we will let you know. We thank you for your continued support. 
Medium Event Cancelled Mike Bucca 2017-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2017

Thank you Dr. Anthony Pellegrino of Absolute Chiropractic for your discussion with our club about approaches to wellness from a proactive versus a reactive way. Thank you also for your efforts to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas.

Wellness Presentation Mike Bucca 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 29, 2017

We were visited by Dave Greiner from Exelon. He gave us a very informative update/talk about energy and the Oyster Creek Generating Station. We learned about Geenhouse Gas Emissions, why Oyster Creek is shutting down and what would be some of the consequences.

If you would like to learn what it takes to run the Oyster Creek Generating Station visit: https://goo.gl/Reczdr

Nuclear Power Education Mike Bucca 2017-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2017

Welcome to our newest member Melinda Allen from Kearny Bank. Melinda was sponsored by Jerome Townsend and inducted by membership chair Michael Bucca. We are so excited to have Melinda on board!

Welcome Melinda! Mike Bucca 2017-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2017

Thank you, fellow Rotarian John Byrne from Rotary Club of Toms River, for coming on Tuesday to talk to us about the Military Troop Banners Program in downtown Toms River.The Military Banner Tribute Program salutes our brave men and women honorably discharged who serve, or have served in the military by displaying military banners in the community between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. 

To participate or to learn more about this great program visit: https://goo.gl/3vkeUw ️

Downtown Toms River Military Banner Program Mike Bucca 2017-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Fraud Presentation Mike Bucca 2017-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2017

A great and inspirational visit from District Governor Diane Rotondelli! Thank you for visiting our club and bringing us up to date on the world of Rotary. Pictured with Diane is club president Mike DellaRocca.


District Governor Diane Rotondelli Visits Mike Bucca 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 2017

Our guests this past Tuesday were recent District 7500 Rotary Youth Leaders Academy (RYLA) participants Mark and Matt Koerner. They completed the program this past June and came to tell us what they learned. We had a great time listening to their stories. Special thanks to the Koerner family for joining us for lunch and always being a part of our Rotary family. 


RYLA Students Speak Mike Bucca 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 25, 2017

Our meeting was very educational. Our guest, Steve Baeli, talked to us about the history of Toms River.

Did you know that there were Ocean County residents on the Titanic? Did you know that Toms River used to be part of Shrewsbury back in the day? We learned a ton about our area yesterday, thank you Steve!


History of Toms River Mike Bucca 2017-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2017

Club members enjoyed a night with friends and family at our annual excursion to the BlueClaws. Buster stopped by of course! Let's go BlueClaws!


BlueClaws Game Mike Bucca 2017-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 11, 2017

We had the pleasure to have Harbor House as our guest. For those who don't know, Ocean’s Harbor House is dedicated to assisting homeless, runaway, abused, neglected and abandoned youth, ages 10-21 not only from Ocean County but all New Jersey. They provide a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships, and futures.

To learn more about them or how you could help visit: https://goo.gl/vY5wHR


Ocean's Harbor House Mike Bucca 2017-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Scouting Youth Service Award Mike Bucca 2017-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2017

On June 27th District Governor Elect Bill Donnelly introduced Michael DellaRocca as our new president. Special thanks to outgoing President Michael Bucca for your great leadership this past year!

Also, many awards were presented that night... 
- Service Above Self Award to Jill Houston
- Paul Harris Fellow to Christine Girtain
- Multiple Paul Harris Fellow to Mark Rushwald.

As president, you lead and motivate your club, ensuring that club members feel valuable, inspired, and connected to each other. Best Wishes for an equally successful 2017-18 year to incoming President Mike Della Rocca!


President's Installation Dinner Mike Bucca 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
There will be no regular weekly meeting of our club on Tuesday, June 27th or Tuesday, July 4th. Please join us at our next regularly scheduled weekly meeting on Tuesday, July 11th at Artisan's at 12:15PM.
Meeting Notice Mike Bucca 2017-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 23, 2017

Our club's focus has always been our youth and helping them achieve their dreams of becoming successful and productive individuals. We had the honor to present 6 outstanding Toms River high school students checks to pursue their education dreams. Join us in congratulating: Julia Mazza, Holly Phillips, Iyanah Thomas, Kristen Parks, Joseph Signorelli and Samantha Goodyear (not pictured) wishing them a bright future ahead. Be bold, be courageous, be your best! 

2017 Scholarship Luncheon Mike Bucca 2017-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
Toms River 250th Anniversary Mike Bucca 2017-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2017

Cherie from Hands on CPR Training was our guest. What a cool meeting we had! She demonstrated CPR and choking techniques and showed us how to use the AED machine during an emergency.


Hands on CPR Training Mike Bucca 2017-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 10, 2017

BugFest 2017 hosted by Insectropolis was a huge success this past weekend. The event raised money towards the Central Ocean Rotary scholarship fund. Special thanks to Chris Koerner, Jerome Townsend, Glynis Wray, Jessica Connors, Linda Cronk, Dick Read, Mark Rushwald, Judy Gross, and the entire staff of Insectropolis for hosting and volunteering for the event! 

Check out tons of videos and photos of the event on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/centraloceanrotary


BugFest 2017 Mike Bucca 2017-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2017

Our club sponsored the 36th Annual Ocean County YMCA's Golf Outing. We had a great time and most importantly we were able to help fund life-changing programs that help Ocean County children, adults, and families to learn, grown and thrive. :D

Thank you Pete, Jim, Mark and George for representing us!

Ocean County YMCA Golf Outing Mike Bucca 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2017

Our guest was Mary Jane Bavais from Ocean County Parks & Recreation. She talked about all the different programs they offer such as: kayaking tours, canoeing, photography classes and much more. We also learned that Ocean County Parks & Recreation has a Cranberry Farm as well as 2 golf courses in addition to the 20 parks they operate! Thank you Mary Jane for all the great information provided :). If you would like to learn more about what Ocean County Parks & Recreation has to offer visit: https://goo.gl/qxmRVj


Ocean County Parks Mike Bucca 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Mike Bucca 2017-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 30, 2017

Christian Kane from Toms River Field of Dreams came to visit our club. Nearly five years ago, Christian's youngest son, Gavin, suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The (then) 19-month old spent two months hospitalized and suffered severe brain trauma. After realizing that most parents of special needs kids don't have the means or access to facilities to be able to give their child a "normal" life, the Kane's envisioned and planned a complex within the community for children and adults with special needs. Here they will be able to enjoy the basic fundamentals of play: an inning or two of ⚾baseball paired with a “buddy” on a rubberized baseball field, nine holes of ⛳ miniature golf on a wheelchair accessible course, adaptive playground equipment on an all inclusive playground, a game of 🏀basketball on a rubberized court with collapsible rims, or a stroll on an art encompassed walking path surrounded by a multi-sensory landscape.

➡️ We invite you to learn more about this beautiful project on their website: https://goo.gl/7cniqN


Toms River Field of Dreams Mike Bucca 2017-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2017

Our guest Mark Frey from FocalPoint Business Coaching & Training Mark Frey taught us that to be successful in the workplace we need knowledge, skill and most important attitude! Mark helps business owners become more profitable, develop more engaged, better-trained employee teams so they can maximize the value of their company.


Business Coach Visits Mike Bucca 2017-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 09, 2017

Our guest speakers came from Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey - CVCJ - Multicultural Outreach Coordinator Carol Gibbons and Volunteer Ambassador Linda Phander. 

CVCJ provides vital assistance to the elderly, disabled, veterans, and those who care for them. Their goal is to enable individuals to remain independent and to allow them to live with dignity and joy. <3 Some of the programs they offer are: Medical Transportation, Grocery Shopping, Friendly Visits, Visiting therapy dogs and more. If you would like more information visit: https://goo.gl/X1RqTr


Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey Mike Bucca 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 02, 2017

Our guest speaker at our last meeting was Ken Matthews, a past president of Central Ocean Rotary. He presented a history of our club and brought us lots of memories from what our club was many years ago. He made all of the current members proud to be Central Ocean Rotarians. Ken is pictured holding our club's charter, dating back to September 16th, 1980.


History of our Club Mike Bucca 2017-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 29, 2017

On Saturday, April 29 some of our members helped out at the Ocean County YMCA's Healthy Kids Day! It was a day filled with activities for a good cause <3.

Healthy Kids Day is the Y's largest national initiative, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities, and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits.

Want to learn more about the YMCA? Visit: https://goo.gl/LGa5Ss


Healthy Kids Day at the OC-YMCA Mike Bucca 2017-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Mike Bucca 2017-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 15, 2017

We partnered with Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity to help make someone's dream come true. A Brush with Kindness is Habitat for Humanity’s home preservation repair program that focuses on exterior repairs. It is part of the broader Neighborhood Revitalization that enables Northern Ocean Habitat to offer a variety of construction services using the Habitat model.

 

 

Habitat Painting Project Mike Bucca 2017-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2017

We had the privilege to listen to Oceanaires Chorus - www.oceanaires.com. They are a men's acappella chorus singing in the four-part Barbershop Harmony style that has been entertaining audiences in Ocean County since 1957.

 

 

The Oceanaires Mike Bucca 2017-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2017

Central Ocean Rotary club members pitched in at Beaver Day for the Jersey Shore Council Boy Scouts of America at the Citta Scout Reservation in Barnegat. Our members volunteered their time to assist with various tasks at the event. Our club is proud to support scouting with both service and funding.

 

 

Beaver Day Mike Bucca 2017-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 04, 2017

Yesterday, guest speaker Art Cronk joined us from the Manchester Police Department and talk to us about the Police Unity Tour. The tour's primary purpose is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. Their secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. We also presented him with a check to support him on the tour!

To learn more about the Policy Unity Tour visit: http://policeunitytour.com/

 

Police Unity Tour Mike Bucca 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 04, 2017
Join us welcoming our newest members Mary Ann Gingrich (sponsored by member Mark Rushwald) and Debbie Maceira (sponsored by member Marion Callazzo). We look forward to working with both of you making our community a better place!
 

 

Welcome New Members Mike Bucca 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
Our club payed it forward with moving our lunch meeting to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Toms River. They are now open for lunch every Thursday! Our normal lunch proceeds and "Happy Bucks" all went to the Soul Kitchen. Our club enjoyed fellowship and great food together all while pitching in to help the Toms River community!
 

 

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen Lunch Mike Bucca 2017-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
At today's meeting, club president Michael Bucca presented a check to Jerome Townsend representing the Boy Scouts of America - Jersey Shore Council. Our club is proud to support the Boy Scouts with both financial support and volunteers. For more information, please log onto https://www.jerseyshorescouts.org.
 

 

Boy Scouts Jersey Shore Council Mike Bucca 2017-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 29, 2017
We are proud to support the new provisional Greater Berkeley Rotary Club which recently had their first meeting. Central Ocean Rotary will be sponsoring the new club! Pictured are club president Michael Bucca, Rotary District 7500 Ocean County Membership Chair Bill Ridgway, the first club president Jennifer Dreher, Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen Amato and Berkeley Township Councilwoman Judith Noonan. (Photo courtesy of Berkeley Township)
 

 

Greater Berkeley Rotary Club Mike Bucca 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 21, 2017
We were joined by Noelle Carino from the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce at today's meeting. Noelle spoke to us about activities they are involved with in our community and how they promote business activity in Toms River. For more information, please log onto https://tomsriverchamber.com/
 

 

Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce Mike Bucca 2017-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Mike Bucca 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 06, 2017
Central Ocean Rotary hosted it's 7th Annual Gift Auction at the Clarion in Toms River. Hundreds of gifts were raffled off to benefit local charity and the club's scholarship program. More photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.
 

 

7th Annual Gift Auction Mike Bucca 2017-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2017
Our club was proud to sponsor and attend The Arc of Ocean County's Bowl-a-Thon in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information about The Arc of Ocean County, please visit www.arcocean.org.
 

 

The Arc of Ocean County Bowl-a-Thon Mike Bucca 2017-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Mike Bucca 2017-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 21, 2017
We are happy to welcome Pamela Dixon-Kuhn as a new member! Pam has been involved with our club in the past when she taught at High School North by bringing students to present their Authentic Science Research presentations. She is going to be a great addition to our club!
Member Induction Mike Bucca 2017-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 11, 2017
Members of our club attended the 20th Annual Gift of Life gala, which our club was proud to sponsor. Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life funds mission trips where doctors perform life saving heart surgeries for children across the world. More photos of the event are located in the photo albums in the right column.
 

 

20th Gift of Life Gala Mike Bucca 2017-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 07, 2017
We continued hearing presentations from the Authentic Science Research students from the Toms River Schools. Today's presentation was by High School North student Nicolette Carbonetto. Her project centered around the effect of music on student's performance. Rotarians asked her questions that hopefully will help her further prepare for future presentations.
 

 

Science Rules! Mike Bucca 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 07, 2017
We're happy to induct Jennifer Dreher from TD Bank into our club. Along with other Rotarians, Jennifer hosted the Rotary Means Business event with us last November, and she is actively helping to start a Rotary club in the Bayville area. Welcome aboard!
New Member Joins Mike Bucca 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 03, 2017
Our club recently held our first Wine and Paint Night at Insectropolis, hosted by the Vintage House. Everyone had a great time painting a winter-esque scene. Proceeds will benefit local charities in Toms River and Ocean County. Thank you to everyone who attended!
 

 

Wine and Paint Party Mike Bucca 2017-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 30, 2017
Congrats to past president Chris Koerner on receiving a vocational service award from our District 7500. Chris owns Ozane Pest Control and Insectropolis Bugseum in Toms River and has successfully run our Bugfest fundraiser for many years. Pictured with Chris is District Governor Elect Diane Rotondelli.
Vocational Service Award Mike Bucca 2017-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 24, 2017
We were joined at today's lunch meeting by Jessica Evans from Georgian Court University. She informed our members of their career counseling program that works with local businesses to help employ alumni in our area.
Georgian Court University Mike Bucca 2017-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2017
We began hearing presentations from the Toms River Schools' Authentic Science Research program. Daniel Gural presented a project cataloging the effects of concussive injuries using a Wii balance board. Rotary members asked questions to help Daniel prepare for future presentations of the material. Pictured with Daniel is Toms River High School South teacher and Rotary member Christine Girtain.
 

 

Authentic Science Research Mike Bucca 2017-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County Mike Bucca 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We were very fortunate to have Daniel Nee from Shorebeat join us at our last meeting. Daniel told us about the history of the online publication and about their news coverage. To see the Toms River publication, log onto
Toms River Shorebeat Mike Bucca 2017-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 12, 2016
We recently held our annual Holiday Party at Tardi's in Toms River. Members and their guests enjoyed the evening of fellowship and fun. Members also brought along a children's toy to be donated to Toys for Tots for the holidays. More photos are located in the photo albums.
2016 Holiday Party Mike Bucca 2016-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 08, 2016
More than a dozen club members and their family came out to help decorate the Ocean's Harbor House in Toms River. Rotarians put up the lights on the house itself, trees in the yard, and the office building to get the staff and residents in the holiday spirit. The effort was led by our Christmas light expert Henry Hengchua.
 

 

Harbor House Holiday Decorations Mike Bucca 2016-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2016
We were happy to induct Jessica Connors to our club. Jessica's background is in IT and web design. She attended the Rotary Means Business in Ocean County event held in November and then came to our meetings. She is going to be a great addition to our membership!
New Member Induction Mike Bucca 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2016
We were joined by two students who attended this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. These students learned skills that will propel them to be tomorrow's leaders. They both shared great stories of their experiences. Pictured with them is our club's RYLA coordinator Henry Hengchua, Toms River High School South teacher and club member Christine Girtain, and club treasurer Mark Rushwald.
RYLA Students Visit Mike Bucca 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2016
Club members attended A Night Under The Stars, a fundraising event for Ocean's Harbor House held at the Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College. The event honored two retiring board members of Harbor House: Jerry Boisseau and William Schoenfeld, who also were past presidents of our club. Central Ocean Rotary is proud to be a supporter of Harbor House since its inception. Please visit their website for more information about Harbor House: http://www.oceansharborhouse.org
Ocean's Harbor House Event Mike Bucca 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2016
Our club recently donated 26 turkeys to the People's Pantry Relief Center in Toms River to help feed families this upcoming Thanksgiving. The turkeys were funded by donations from members and from our recently ended 50/50 raffle. Special thank you to Fischer-Bay ShopRite for assisting with the donation. Pictured is Mary Masi and Pat Donaghue from the Pantry, Central Ocean Rotary Club President Mike Bucca and his father-in-law, Bill Matlosz

 

Turkey Donation Mike Bucca 2016-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
We recently held Rotary Means Business in Ocean County, sponsored by TD Bank. Rotarians and non-Rotarians gathered to talk about their own businesses and learn how Rotary can help them network and succeed. We also heard from Jennifer Dreher, manager of the TD Bank in Bayville. It was a great night of networking and fellowship. More photos of the event are located in the photo albums.
Rotary Means Business in Ocean County Mike Bucca 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
We were joined at our weekly lunch meeting by Rick Pallamary and Christine Filippone from Community Medical Center. They informed our club of what was going on at the hospital plus gave us an educational lesson on infectious diseases and ways to manage them.
Community Medical Center Mike Bucca 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2016
We were so fortunate to be joined by Pat Donaghue and Mary Masi of the People's Pantry Relief Center. Pat and Mary spoke to our members about the pantry and how our club may be able to help now and in the future. For more information, please visit www.thepeoplespantry.org
The People's Pantry Mike Bucca 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2016

We were so fortunate to be joined by Pat Donaghue and Mary Masi of the People's Pantry Relief Center. Pat and Mary spoke to our members about the pantry and how our club may be able to help now and in the future. For more information, please visit www.thepeoplespantry.org

 
The People's Pantry Mike Bucca 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2016

We inducted the newest member of our club at our weekly meeting: Dominick Leone from Diane Turton Realtors. Dominick is pictured with club president Michael Bucca after the induction ceremony.

 
New Member Induction Mike Bucca 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2016
Our club particpated in Stop Hunger Now's meal packing project. Members of Rotary clubs around Ocean County plus other volunteers worked to bring an end to hunger this weekend in Manahawkin. The volunteers packed meals in an assembly line formation within specialized crates to be shipped nationally and internationally to areas around the world with a shortage of food. Over $5,000 was raised at the event from contributions from Rotary clubs, businesses, and individuals to fund the costs of the meals to help end hunger. Two other meal-packing events took place in Monmouth and Burlington Counties.

 

Stop Hunger Now Mike Bucca 2016-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Rotary District 7500 held its annual community volunteer awards, and our club honored Patricia Donaghue of the People's Pantry Relief Center for her outstanding service to Toms River and its residents. We are so grateful for all of the hard work she's done to help feed the people of Toms River and the surrounding areas.
Community Volunteer Awards Mike Bucca 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2016

We're pleased to announce the winners of the 31st Annual 50/50 Raffle:

1st Prize - Brenda Skinner
2nd Prize - Mary Ann Gingrich
3rd Prize - Peter Singagliese and Lisa Lebbing

The winners will be contacted. We thank everyone who participated in the raffle. Proceeds will benefit charities in Toms River and the Ocean County area.

31st Annual 50/50 Raffle Winners Mike Bucca 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2016
We were honored to be joined by Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher at our regular lunch meeting. The mayor brought us up to date on issues in Toms River and thanked members of the community for their volunteer service.

 

Toms River Mayor Visits Mike Bucca 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Central Ocean members participated in The Toms River Regional Schools' Jersey Shore MakerFest, held at the Pine Belt Arena. Kids and families got to see various ways of creating using art and technology from several dozen vendors and companies. More photos in the photo albums.
Jersey Shore MakerFest Mike Bucca 2016-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2016
We moved our weekly lunch meeting to dinner at the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Toms River. The club donated our normal lunch proceeds and our members' weekly "happy bucks" to this wonderful organization helping to feed people in our community.

 

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen Mike Bucca 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
We were joined by Gene-Ann Pesano, president of the Brick Morning Rotary Club to tell us about Circles of Love. The project is focused on bringing quilts, blankets, booties and hats to newborns across the world and distributed through Rotary clubs in those countries. For more information, contact Gene-Ann at geneann.pesano@comcast.net
Circles of Love Mike Bucca 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
We inducted a new Rotarian to our club. George Hanna comes to us after already volunteering with our club at one of our service projects! We are thrilled to have George come aboard. He is pictured with Club President Michael Bucca and co-sponsors Michael DellaRocca and Mark Rushwald.

 

New Rotarian Mike Bucca 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2016
Michael Colasurdo from the Brick Rotary Club came today to tell us about the upcoming Rotary International Convention being held in Atlanta. This is the first time in six years that the convention will be held in the United States. For more information, please visit www.riconvention.org
Rotary International Convention Mike Bucca 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2016
Vincent Bickler from Gamblers Anonymous came to our club today to give us an informative speech on the dangers of gambling addiction. For more information, please visit www.gamblersanonymous.org
Gamblers Anonymous Mike Bucca 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2016
Today we inducted a transferring Rotarian to our club. Jerome Townsend comes to us from the Brick Morning Rotary Club and is with the Boy Scouts Jersey Shore Council. Jerome is a great guy and we are so happy he has come to our club.

 

Transferring Rotarian Mike Bucca 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2016
We were grateful to be joined at today's meeting by Steve Willis of Hope Sheds Light. He shared his own personal story of co-founding the charity. Hope Sheds Light is based in Toms River and helps people recovering from addiction. More information at www.hopeshedslight.org.
Hope Sheds Light Mike Bucca 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 30, 2016
It's time for our 31st Annual 50/50 Raffle! The raffle will be drawn at our weekly meeting on October 25th, 2016. For prize details and ticket cost, please email us at centraloceanrotary@gmail.com.
31st Annual 50/50 Raffle Mike Bucca 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2016
We were visited by our District Governor David C. Forward and Area Governor Elizabeth Ackerman at our meeting today. David and Elizabeth brought us up to speed on the new initiatives being undertaken by the district this year.
District Governor Visits Mike Bucca 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2016
Our club was invited by the Toms River Regional Schools to see Makercamp, a summer program that lets kids use their imaginations with a combination of technology and crafts to foster student creativity. Members of our club got to ask the camp attendees questions about their projects. Special thank you to Assistant Superintendent Marc Natanagara and Supervisor of Education Technology Tiffany Lucey for touring us. More photos are available in the albums on the right hand column.
Toms River Schools Makercamp Mike Bucca 2016-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 14, 2016
Our Central Ocean Rotary president Michael Bucca attended the annual Strike Out Hunger dinner, co-sponsored by Rotary International and the Philadelphia Phillies. Rotary International President John Germ spoke to the crowd celebrating the 30-plus year relationship between Rotary and the Phillies to end hunger.
Strike Out Hunger Dinner Mike Bucca 2016-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2016
Dave Greiner from the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant came to educate our members on nuclear power. Our club members also learned of the impact to our community when the plant closes in 2019.
Nuclear Power Education Mike Bucca 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 07, 2016
Central Ocean Rotary members attended the annual Gift of Life dinner held at the La Bove Grande in Lakehurst. Gift of Life provides life-saving heart surgeries for children across the world who do not have access to the medical care needed. Pictured are the current District 7500 Gift of Life board of trustees with representatives of Gift of Life International.
Gift of Life Annual Dinner Mike Bucca 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 2016
We were visited by John Piscal, executive director of Ocean's Harbor House. He gave our club an update on the organization and educated some of our newer members on the long history of Central Ocean Rotary's involvement with them all the way back to the beginning of the house. We continue to support them. For more information, please logon to http://www.oceansharborhouse.org/
Ocean's Harbor House Mike Bucca 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 29, 2016
A big thank you to the members of our club who helped with wall sheathing a house for Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. Our club gladly supports the work they do for our community. For more on Northern Ocean Habitat, visit www.nohfh.com
Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Mike Bucca 2016-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 25, 2016
Matthew Koerner came to the club to share his experiences with us of District 7500 RYLA. He told us how the experience changed his life and taught him new skills. We also had Bill Kaufmann visiting from the Langhorne Rotary Club in PA. Pictured with them are club members Chris Koerner and Dick Read.
RYLA Experience Mike Bucca 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 23, 2016
Members of the Central Ocean Rotary Club attended the BlueClaws game and enjoyed fellowship with family and friends. Rip Tide came in for a visit with our members!
BlueClaws Game Mike Bucca 2016-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 18, 2016
Jerome Townsend of the Boy Scouts of America Jersey Shore Council joined us at our meeting and updated what the scouts are up to in Ocean County. 
Boy Scouts Jersey Shore Council Mike Bucca 2016-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 18, 2016
We are very happy to have Vicki Weiss of Ocean County CASA on board with us! She was inducted at a recent meeting.
Member Inducted Mike Bucca 2016-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 17, 2016
Our club was proud to participate in the Carmelena Cares golf outing, supporting a great cause helping to purchase electric bikes for disabled children.
Carmelena Cares Golf Outing Mike Bucca 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 11, 2016
We inducted a new member at out last meeting, JoAnn Krzeminski from INEQCO International. We are thrilled to have her come aboard. Pictured with her is club president Michael Bucca.
New Member Mike Bucca 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2016
We installed the new President of our club, Michael Bucca. Members, family, and friends came out to the La Bove Grande for fellowship and support. Michael and his wife Melanie look forward to a great year of service to the club. A special thank you to Sheila Vinton and Diana Rotondelli for being a part of the ceremony. We also honored Michael DellaRocca with a Paul Harris Fellow and Chris Koerner with our Service Above Self Award. Photos of the event are located in the photo albums.
Presidential Installation Dinner Mike Bucca 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 25, 2016
Saturday night was the annual District 7500 "Parade of Presidents" and district changeover dinner. Our district governor David C. Forward has been re-inducted to be the district governor for a second year. Pictured below are incoming presidents Michael Bucca of Central Ocean Rotary and Brenda Skinner of Asbury Park Rotary.
Parade of Presidents Mike Bucca 2016-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 20, 2016

We held our annual scholarship luncheon honoring five exceptional students in Toms River. Every year we have dozens of applicants from each school. Congratulations to all of the winners. More photos available in the albums.

 

This year's winners were:
Toms River East - Amanda Bruno
Toms River North - Brianna Karpowich
Toms River South - Madison McLeeland
Ocean County Vocational School - Samantha Carrer
Donovan Catholic - Daniel Popo

2016 Scholarship Luncheon Mike Bucca 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 10, 2016
Hundreds of people turned out for BugFest 2016 at Insectropolis in Toms River. Pictured are one of the runnings of the cockroach races! Insectropolis and Ozane run the event every year and donate the proceeds to our club.
BugFest 2016 Mike Bucca 2016-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2016
Vicki Weiss of CASA of Ocean County visited the club to update us on programs and services from the organization. She shared inspiring stories of children being helped in our area. For more information, please log onto www.casaofoceancounty.org.
CASA of Ocean County Mike Bucca 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 30, 2016
Over 3 days, over 140 Rotarians gathered in Baltimore. Great guest speakers included RI president's rep Allan James. He emphasized young people in Rotary. Pictured are some of the young Rotarians in attendance, including Central Ocean's Mike and Melanie Bucca.
District 7500 Conference Mike Bucca 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 25, 2016
Last week we had our final Authentic Science Research presentation. Toms River High School North student Omar Shaw presented his project to us. A great job by him and all the students this year. We wish them well in their college journeys!
Great Presentations! Mike Bucca 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Authentic Science Research students are continuing their presentations to the club. At the last meeting, we heard from Toms River High School North student Alexa Ramlall on a project relating to diabetes. Also pictured is High School North teacher Pam Dixon-Kuhn.
Science Rules! Mike Bucca 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Central Ocean Rotary is proud to support the Police Unity Tour. Arte Cronk from the Manchester Police Department will be riding on May 9th. Pictured is his mother Linda Cronk and club president Peter Singagliese.
2016 Police Unity Tour Mike Bucca 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2016
We're beginning to hear science presentations from the Toms River Regional Schools Authentic Science Research program. We heard a great project today from Heather Lavin, a senior at Toms River High School North. Pictured with her is teacher Pam Dixon-Kuhn.
Authentic Science Research Mike Bucca 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2016
Central Ocean Rotary member Henry Hengchua presents at the District 7500 Gift of Life Spring Fling Gala in Cinnaminson, NJ. We continue to help support the life saving heart surgeries for children across the world provided by Gift of Life.
District 7500 Gift of Life Gala Mike Bucca 2016-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2016
Recently, Central Ocean Rotary provided support and help to the Ocean County YMCA. We have sponsored various projects throughout the years for the Y and continue to support them. Pictured is Peter Rosario accepting the check.
Ocean County YMCA Mike Bucca 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 14, 2016
Sue Sedivec from Big Brothers, Big Sisters visited the club today to present to our membership about the initiatives and programs the organization is undertaking. Central Ocean Rotary has been a long time supporter. Pictured is our secretary Marion Callazzo presenting a check to Sue.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Mike Bucca 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 06, 2016
We recently held the Central Ocean Rotary Club's annual gift auction! Hundreds of gifts were raffled off for over 300 attendees. Photos of the event are located in the photo albums in the right column.
2016 Gift Auction Mike Bucca 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 22, 2016
We had a tremendous presentation from Pre-K Our Way led by Milan Sledge and Maryanne Drahick. They brought together more than 30 members of the Toms River and Rotary communities to discuss the importance of per-kindergarten throughout New Jersey. For more information, please visit their website at www.prekourway.org.
Pre-K Our Way Presentation Mike Bucca 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 18, 2016
Members of our club attended the Arc of Ocean County's Bowl-a-Thon. Central Ocean Rotary was a proud sponsor of the event. Proceeds benefited the Arc which helps find employment for residents with developmental disabilities. For more information, please visit www.arcocean.org.
Arc of Ocean County Bowl-a-thon Mike Bucca 2016-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 15, 2016

Last week we were given a presentation by Toms River High School South student Nicholas Milone on methods of digitally recording traffic safety incidents. He is a part of the Toms River Schools Authentic Science research program. He gave the presentation to our club membership and to several representatives of police forces in Ocean County.

Visiting the club were Chief Reece Fisher and Ptl. Mike Kuchta (Ocean Gate Police), Chief Robert Tapp (Beachwood Police), Robert Reita (South Toms River Police), Sgt. Gene Bachonski and Lt. Christopher Dudzik (Toms River Police).

Traffic Safety Presentation Mike Bucca 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 15, 2016
We were proud to induct Christine Girtain as the newest member of the Central Ocean Rotary Club. Christine is the wife of long time member and past president Andy Girtain. She is a teacher at Toms River High School South and has been bringing her Authentic Science Research students to the club for many years. We are so happy she is our newest member!
New Member Induction Mike Bucca 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 08, 2016
The Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River is proud to announce a partnership with the newly-formed Ocean County chapter of the SPCA. The mission of the SPCA is to focus on animal safety, welfare and education. Central Ocean Rotary will be working closely with the Ocean County chapter of the SPCA to support their cause.
Ocean County SPCA Mike Bucca 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2016
We were visited today by Diana St. John from Driven By Heroes, an organization we are proud to support. Volunteers provide rides to veterans who need transportation to doctors appointments. For more information,please visit www.drivenbyheroes.org
Driven By Heroes Mike Bucca 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2016
We were happy to induct our newest member today! Teri Allen from African Brothers Expeditions has joined us. You can join us too! Email us at centraloceanrotary@gmail.com to find out more about our club.
Newest Member Mike Bucca 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2016
We were visited this week from Donna and Pete from Rock 2 Adopt. The annual pet adoption and musical event is being held on June 11-12 at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River. For more information, please visit http://www.rock2adopt.com
Rock 2 Adopt Mike Bucca 2016-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 11, 2016
Teri Allen from African Brothers Expeditions visited our club today to educate our members about the continent of Africa, how expeditions work and how she takes groups on climbs of mountains. Teri has climbed several mountains including Mt. Kilimanjaro.
African Brothers Expeditions Mike Bucca 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 04, 2016
Lisa Gazzara from Providence House visited the club and updated our membership on the organization. Providence House is a part of Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton and provides domestic violence services to help end the cycle of abuse. Central Ocean Rotary has supported them for many years and continues to do so. For more information, please log on to www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org.
Providence House Mike Bucca 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 14, 2015
We held our annual holiday party last night at La Fontana. A great time was had by members and their families. More photos of the event can be found in the photo albums.
2015 Holiday Party Mike Bucca 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2015
A rare occasion at our meeting today: Not one, not two, but three new members have joined our club. In a joint induction ceremony today, Nancy Smith, Joseph "Dick" Read and Robert Kess are the newest members of the Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River. We are so looking forward to their participating in our great group. Photos of the event are located in the photo albums.
New Members Inducted Mike Bucca 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2015
Breanne Gesicki from the St. Francis Counseling Service came today to speak to us about their program. They provide therapy plus services for sexual abuse and assault victims. For more information, please visit www.stfranciscenterlbi.org. Special thanks to Elizabeth for bringing her to our meeting.
St Francis Counseling Service Mike Bucca 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 23, 2015
Lee Xenakis and Guy Forcone from the Ocean and Atlantic County divisions of the Department of Children and Families came to speak to the club today about foster parenting. They spoke to us to gain community awareness of the process a foster child goes through and how to contact them if families are interested in a foster child. For more information, please log onto www.njfoster.org.
NJ Division of Children and Families Mike Bucca 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 21, 2015
Several Rotarians attended a luncheon for Driven By Heroes, an organization that connects veterans so that they can be transported to their doctor appointments. The Central Ocean Rotary Club proudly supports this organization and the veterans who have served our country. Pictured are the veterans proceeding into the luncheon. For more information, please visit www.drivenbyheroes.org.
Driven By Heroes Luncheon Mike Bucca 2015-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
Rotary District 7500 held a community volunteer recognition dinner at the La Bove Grande for outstanding leaders in vocational service in Ocean County. Our club's award recipient was Clark Paradise, who has tirelessly served for many organizations in Toms River and surrounding communities. Pictured is Club President Pete Singagliese presenting the award to Clark.
Community Volunteer Award Mike Bucca 2015-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
During the month of November, our members are volunteering their time at the Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The store sells furniture and household items donated by others. The proceeds are directed toward house building and other projects in our community. For more information, please visit www.nohfh.com. Pictured are club members Melanie Bucca and Mark Rushwald.
Members Volunteer at ReStore Mike Bucca 2015-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2015
We had a informative joint presentation from representatives of three organizations working together to help end hunger in Ocean County. Dorothea Bon Jovi from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Patricia Donahue from People's Pantry and Linda Keenan from the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties are working together to create the B.E.A.T. Center, which will be a large facility located in Toms River where poor and working families can access food, education and other resources. The Central Ocean Rotary Club is proud to pledge its support for such a great initiative.
The B.E.A.T. Center Mike Bucca 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2015
We inducted the newest member to our club, Melanie Bucca. Melanie works for the Toms River Regional Schools and is the spouse of current member Michael Bucca. She has already participated in many Rotary events and is happy to officially be a Rotarian.
New Member Mike Bucca 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 05, 2015
Several club members attended the District 7500 Thanks for Giving Dinner, celebrating the wonderful contributions generously donated by clubs and their members to the Rotary Foundation. Included at the ceremony was the Central Ocean Rotary Club's donation to the PolioPlus program. The club's donation was enough to immunize 1,200 kids.
District 7500 Thanks for Giving Dinner Mike Bucca 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 05, 2015
Several club members attended the District 7500 Thanks for Giving Dinner, celebrating the wonderful contributions generously donated by clubs and their members to the Rotary Foundation. Included at the ceremony was the Central Ocean Rotary Club's donation to the PolioPlus program. The club's donation was enough to immunize 1,200 kids.
Thanks for Giving Dinner 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0

We pulled the winners for our 30th Annual Fall Full of Cash 50/50 Raffle.

The winners are:
1st Prize - Employees of Toms River Schools
2nd Prize - Tom Kelaher
3rd Prize - Anita Brennan

Thank you for all that participated in this year's raffle. Our club could not be more thankful for your continued support and generosity.

Raffle Winners 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Lizzie Treat from Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity visited the club to present the orientation video for their volunteering program. Members of our club will be donating time in their ReStore, their large store for goods where sales proceeds are used to fund the program. We are also proud to support their organization not only with volunteering but financially as well. For more information, please log on to http://www.nohfh.com/
Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Mike Bucca 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Patricia Nolan from the Arc of Ocean County visited our club to introduce us to their organization. She presented to our group on the many ways the Arc is helping people with developmental disabilities find employment. For more information, log on to http://www.arcocean.org
The Arc of Ocean County Mike Bucca 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2015
We did not hold our regularly scheduled lunch meeting to participate in Rotary District 7500's 50,000 Kids Week. The District's goal is to raise enough funds to immunize 50,000 kids across the world. Our club will be donating the amount normally spent on lunch to the cause of ending polio across the world, and the amount donated from our club will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
50,000 Kids Week Mike Bucca 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2015
In lieu of our regularly scheduled meeting this week, we were invited to tour Ocean's Harbor House, which is a safe haven for homeless children in Ocean County. For more information, please visit their website http://www.oceansharborhouse.org.
Ocean's Harbor House Tour Mike Bucca 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 16, 2015
Several members of our group participated in and attended Jersey Shore MakerFest, which was held at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. This event showcased all sorts of crafts, technical wizardry and innovation all in one place. Our members brought their own unique talents to the community as a part of the initiative led by the Toms River Regional Schools. More photos of the event are located in the photo album.
Jersey Shore MakerFest Mike Bucca 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 12, 2015
James Sigurdson from Meals on Wheels of Ocean County made a presentation to our club and educated us about hunger among seniors in Ocean County. The Central Ocean Rotary Club has made a donation to support their cause. Please visit http://www.csimow.org/ for more information on this great organization.
Meals on Wheels of Ocean County Mike Bucca 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 05, 2015
Dave Greiner from the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant was our guest speaker. Dave held an informative session on how nuclear power works, the future of the plant and a discussion of the effects on our area once the plant closes in 2019.
Nuclear Power Presentation Mike Bucca 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2015
The Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River participated in the Ocean Mental Health Race4Respect. Several members ran in the race to benefit Ocean Mental Health, an organization we proudly sponsor.
OMHS Race4Respect Mike Bucca 2015-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2015
At this week's meeting, we were visited by Noelle Lotano – Executive Director of the Toms River Chamber of Commerce. She spoke to our group about happenings in the community.
Toms River Chamber of Commerce Mike Bucca 2015-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 18, 2015
Several members of the Central Ocean Rotary Club attended the Ocean County's Women's Commission breakfast honoring Kathy Durante of the OceanFirst foundation. Pictured is Glynis Wray, Michael Bucca and Jill Houston. 
Women's Commission Breakfast Mike Bucca 2015-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2015
We were visited by Toms River Regional Schools Assistant Superintendent of Operations Marc Natanagara and Supervisor of Educational Technology Tiffany Lucey. Marc and Tiffany updated our club on some of the new initiatives the district is undertaking, including Jersey Shore MakerFest, a large expo for kids and members of the community to meet people who create and innovate. The event will be held at the Pine Belt Arena on October 7th. Several Rotarians will be helping demonstrate their skills as "Makers" at the event.
Toms River Schools Visit Mike Bucca 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 17, 2015
Club member Henry Hengchua and son Brandon Hengchua educated our members on the art form of Judo. They both performed incredible demonstrations at our last meeting. Thanks to them both for such a neat presentation.
Judo Demonstration Mike Bucca 2015-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 10, 2015
Kim Santora from the Hope Center of Toms River visited the club to update us on the activities of her organization. We have supported the Hope Center for several years and are continuing to do so. In addition to financial support, Our club members are bringing toiletries to donate as there is a tremendous need for these supplies. For more information, please log onto http://houseofhopeocean.org/
The Hope Center Mike Bucca 2015-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2015
District 7500 Governor David C. Forward visited the club to update us on the new initiatives the district is undertaking this Rotary year. David presented the 2015-2016 Rotary banner to club president Peter Singagliese.
District Governor Visit Mike Bucca 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2015
Michael Bucca was awarded a Paul Harris Award for exemplary service to the Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River. Michael currently serves the club as our Membership and Public Relations chairs. Pictured is President Peter Singagliese, spouse Melanie Bucca, sponsor Henry Hengchua and mother Joanne Reffie.
Paul Harris Award Mike Bucca 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 20, 2015
Emily Koerner, daughter of club member Chris Koerner, spoke to the club today about her recent mission trip. Emily visited Mexico City for two weeks and provided help to an orphanage located there. She shared stories and photos from the trip with the club.
Mission Trip Mike Bucca 2015-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
We are proud to install our new president, Peter Singagliese, for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. Peter is pictured being installed by charter member Jerry Boisseau at the annual installation dinner. Photos of the event are in the photo albums to the right.
Installation Dinner Mike Bucca 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 16, 2015
The Central Ocean Rotary Club was spotted at the Lakewood BlueClaws game on Wednesday, 6/17. Members and their families were treated to a fun night of baseball!
BlueClaws Night Mike Bucca 2015-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 15, 2015
The Central Ocean Rotary Club was proud to award 5 scholarships to deserving high school seniors from Toms River. Photos of the event are available in our photo albums.
 
 
 
The winners were:
TR South  -  Jordan Urbaczek
TR North  -  Ashley Winters
TR East  -  Kathryn Kusion
Voc Tech  -  Samantha Rose Shinn
Donovan  -  Roksolana Dumenko
 
Scholarship Luncheon Mike Bucca 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2015
Diana St. John from Driven by Heroes came to the club today to tell us about her organization's mission to assist veterans in getting to and from their doctor appointments at the VA. For more information, please log onto their website at http://www.drivenbyheroes.org
 
Driven By Heroes Mike Bucca 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2015
Several members of the Central Ocean Rotary Club pitched in to distribute mulch for Providence House in Whiting, NJ. Photos of the service project are available in the photo albumns.
 
Mulch Project Mike Bucca 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Pre-K Our Way Mike Bucca 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 27, 2015
Donna Torres from Rock2Adopt came to the Club to tell us all about this years event that features music and pet adoptions! It will be held at the Popcorn Park Zoo. For more information, visit http://www.rock2adopt.com
 
Rock2Adopt Mike Bucca 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 26, 2015
The Central Ocean Rotary Club held it's first annual Bowling Night! Members of the club, their families and friends all bowled for local charities. Photos of the event are in the photo album to the right.
Bowling Night Mike Bucca 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2015
Bonsai! Central Ocean Rotary Club treasurer Mark Rushwald gave us a great presentation on Bonsai trees. These small trees from Japan and Asia require special care. Mark has been growing them for over 25 years.
Bonsai! Mike Bucca 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2015
​Several members of our club attended the Gift of Life Celebration of Life event held in Cinnaminson. The Central Ocean Rotary Club has been a proud sponsor of the life saving work done by Gift of Life for children across the world. Pictured is Marion Callazzo, Henry Hengchua and Debbie Ooi.
Gift of Life Event Mike Bucca 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2015
Several members of our club attended the Gift of Life Celebration of Life event held in Cinnaminson. The Central Ocean Rotary Club has been a proud sponsor of the life saving work done by Gift of Life for children across the world. Pictured is Marion Callazzo, Henry Henchua and Debbie Ooi.
Gift of Life Event Mike Bucca 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 23, 2015
Rich Chrampanis from the Shore Sports Zone visited our club today to tell us about his endeavor to bring sports video to the web for Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The website is www.shoresportszone.com.
Shore Sports Zone Mike Bucca 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2015
Toms River High School North student Ryan Larsen presented his Authentic Science Research project on baseball pitching arm rotation to the club today. Pictured with Ryan is Rich Larsen, Club President-elect Peter Singagliese and HS North teacher Pam Dixon.
HS North Authentic Science Research Mike Bucca 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 09, 2015
The Central Ocean Rotary Club is proud to support the Police Unity Tour. Each year many thousands of police officers ride into Washington, DC to remember and salute those officers who have died in the line of duty. We were fortunate to have officers from the Toms River and Manchester Police Departments with us today to tell us about the upcoming event. Pictured from left to right is Ofc. Paul Bachovchin, Rotary member Linda Cronk, Ofc. Artie Cronk, Ofc. John Mehl and Rotary Club President Glynis Wray.
Police Unity Tour Mike Bucca 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 01, 2015
On Monday, March 2nd, the Central Ocean Rotary Club held its 4th Annual Gift Auction. Hundreds of people turned out for a chance to win lots of prizes and support so many charities in the process. Photos of the event are located on the right hand column under the album "4th Annual Gift Auction".
4th Annual Gift Auction Mike Bucca 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2015
Toms River High School South student Stephanie Fallon presented her Authentic Science Research project on autism to the club today. Pictured with her are club president Glynis Wray and president-elect Peter Singagliese. 
Authentic Science Research Mike Bucca 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 09, 2015
Tickets are on sale for 2015 Gift Auction! The event will be held on Monday, March 2nd at the Clarion Hotel, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River. Tickets are $25.00 each. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please email us at centraloceanrotary@gmail.com.
2015 Gift Auction Tickets On Sale! Mike Bucca 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 09, 2015
Students from the Toms River Regional Schools are continuing to present their amazing science projects to our club. Pictured is Toms River High School South Vice Principal Brian Blake with student Brett Weiss and Club President Glynis Wray. Brett presented an amazing electronic invention that was the subject of his project.
Young Inventor 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 02, 2015
Christine Girtain from Toms River High School South brought one of her students to the club today to present to us the results of his experiment. Each year students present to our club as a trial run before their presentation at their high school and state science fairs.
Science Rules 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Note to all members: The regularly scheduled meeting on 1/27/15 is canceled due to the impending snow storm. Our next meeting will be 2/3/15 at 12:15PM at Artisans.
1/27 Meeting Cancelled Mike Bucca 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 16, 2014

JoAnn Kermick from the Ocean County YMCA came to the club on Tuesday and gave an excellent presentation on what the YMCA has been doing for the residents of the area. She has asked for our support to help the YMCA continue to provide the services it has for many years. Pictured with JoAnna is our president-elect Peter Singagliese. We are proud to support such a great organization. Please visit their website at http://www.ocymca.org

Ocean County YMCA Mike Bucca 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 14, 2014
Jennifer and Christina from Ocean Mental Health Services visited our club on Tuesday to tell us about many of the new initiatives and programs OMHS is undertaking. Central Ocean Rotary Club is proud to partner with them on their programs and help support their organization. For more information, please visit http://www.oceanmhs.org/
Ocean Mental Health Services Mike Bucca 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 06, 2014
Congratulations to Peter Singagliese, who was honored with a Paul Harris Award at our annual president's installation dinner. Peter's years of service to the club has been exceptional. Pictured with Peter is President Glynis Wray, who will be serving the Central Ocean Rotary Club with a second term until July 2015. 
Paul Harris Award Mike Bucca 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2014
Last night, the Central Ocean Rotary Club was recognized by Providence House in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. President Glynis Wray, Jill Houston, Chris Koerner and Elizabeth Rastelli accepted the award on behalf of the club. The CORC and Providence House have a long and established relationship that the club is proud to continue this year.
Central Ocean Rotary Club Recognized Mike Bucca 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
On Tuesday, the Central Ocean Rotary Club held its annual 50/50 Fall Full of Cash Raffle! 

The winners were: 
1st Prize: Phil Garfinkel 
2nd Prize: Club ticket shared by several Rotarians 
3rd Prize: Ellen Tweed

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's raffle!
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Fall Full of Cash Winners Mike Bucca 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 09, 2014
Erik Hall from Meals on Wheels spoke to the club last week about the great programs that exist and how the club can help. President Glynis Wray presented a check to show our support!
Meals on Wheels Michael Bucca 2014-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 25, 2014
Jennifer Bauer from the Hope Center visited the club today to tell us about the great things her organization is doing. The Hope Center provides basic supplies to needy families and individuals in Ocean County. For more information, please log onto http://www.houseofhopeocean.org/
The Hope Center 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 18, 2014
Several members of the Central Ocean Rotary Club attended the Gift of Life Annual Report Dinner last night. Central Ocean Rotary and District 7500 are proud to support the program that delivers life-saving heart surgeries to children across the world. For more information, log onto http://www.rotarydistrict7500giftoflife.org/
Gift of Life Annual Dinner Mike Bucca 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 04, 2014
Linda Keenan from the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties visited the club today to update us on projects and initiatives being taken on by this great organization. With the donation provided by the Club, we will be providing 3000 meals! We are proud to help fight hunger in the community.
The Foodbank Mike Bucca 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2014
The Central Ocean Rotary Club was proud to support and attend the Carmelena Cares Golf Outing. Members of the club joined members of the community to golf for an amazing cause. Proceeds from the outing benefit the charity to help disabled children secure bikes and other assistive devices. Thank you to all who attended!
Carmelena Cares Golf Outing Mike Bucca 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2014
At the meeting today, the club honored two very dedicated students: Emily Koerner and Brandon Hengchua. These two fine young people have been volunteering their time to the club and it's many activities for many years. The club is grateful for their service and dedication.
Students Recognized Mike Bucca 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
The Central Ocean Rotary Club was spotted at the Lakewood BlueClaws game last Thursday night. Members and their families were treated to a fun night of baseball and a special appearance by Buster!
BlueClaws Game Mike Bucca 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2014
Andrea Gorsegner from The Truth 365, an initiative of Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, visited the club and shared her daughter Natalie Grace's childhood cancer story. She has created a pediatric cancer charity to help children just like her own daughter. For more information, please visit http://www.thetruth365.org/
The Truth 365 Mike Bucca 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2014
Two weeks ago, The Central Ocean Rotary Club participated in BugFest run by club member and Insectropolis owner Chris Koerner. The event helps raise monies that benefit our annual scholarship winners. Pictured are kids and their families enjoying all of the bug-tastic sights at the event. Photos of the event are on our website, http://www.centraloceanrotary.org/ Also, for more information about the Bugseum, please visit Insectropolis athttp://www.insectropolis.com/
BugFest Mike Bucca 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 02, 2014
Congratulations to Central Ocean Rotary Club member Michael Bucca on winning a 2013 Sports Emmy Award. The award was for his work as a Technical Supervisor on "MLB Tonight" and was awarded in the category "Outstanding Technical Team - Studio".
Emmy Award Winner Mike Bucca 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 23, 2014
The Central Ocean Rotary Club was proud to award 5 scholarships to very deserving high school seniors that attend the Toms River Regional Schools and Monsignor Donovan High School. Pictured are 4 of the winners and the Rotary Scholarship Committee.

 
The winners are: 
Toms River High School South - Dara Hoffman
Toms River High School North - Allyssa Ostrowski
Toms River High School East - Valerie Hirschfeld
Ocean County Vo-Tech / High School South - Katie Gantner
Monsignor Donovan High School - John Goodyear

Congratulations to these bright students and we wish them all the best on their future success!
Scholarship Award Luncheon Mike Bucca 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 16, 2014
Carmelina Cares visited the club on Tuesday to update us on their golf outing and other news from the charity. The golf outing is taking place on July 28th at the Woodlake Country Club. Pictured is Carmelina Cares director Vinnie Mancini with Rotary members John Vowteras and Liz Rastelli. The club is proud to support the cause!
Carmelina Cares Mike Bucca 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 09, 2014
Susan Fichter of the Northern Ocean County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity visited the club on Tuesday to update on us on their initiatives in the region. Central Ocean Rotary is proud to support Habitat for Humanity. Pictured is President Glynis Wray presenting a check.
Habitat for Humanity Mike Bucca 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 26, 2014
Nicole Arnone came to the club today to give a presentation about Dottie's House, a safe haven home and program for women who are victims of domestic violence. Club President Glynis Wray presents a check to Nicole in support of the cause.
Dottie's House Mike Bucca 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Relay for Life Mike Bucca 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 12, 2014
Sue Sedivec of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County came to the club to update us on initiatives being done by the organization. Club President Glynis Wray presents a check to Sue to pledge our continued support. For more information, please log onto http://www.bbbsoc.org/
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mike Bucca 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 12, 2014
Club President Glynis Wray holds the two Rotary International Presidential Citation awards that the Central Ocean Rotary Club was awarded at the district conference. Congratulations to all of our members for a job well done.
Presidential Citations Michael Bucca 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Providence House Michael Bucca 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2014
Members of the Central Ocean Rotary Club attended the District 7500 Conference held at the White Sands Hotel in Point Pleasant. Over three days, members participated in a variety of events to learn about what clubs in the area are doing to help "Strengthen Our Shore". Photos of the events are still to come!
District 7500 Conference Michael Bucca 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 28, 2014
Vicki Weiss of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) came to the club today to discuss how we can help foster children who are in need. Her organization supports these kids by providing volunteer advocates for them in their homes. For more information on how you can volunteer, please visit www.casaofoceancounty.org.
CASA Michael Bucca 2014-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 21, 2014
Donna from Rock 2 Adopt came to the club today to invite us and others to the annual concert to help in the cause for pet adoption. The event is being held June 21 to June 22 at the Popcorn Park Zoo. For more information, please visit www.rock2adopt.com
Rock 2 Adopt 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 25, 2014
The Central Ocean Rotary Club has a new member! Tim McNichols from LevinCyphers has joined us. We are thrilled to have him. Welcome aboard, Tim! Our club continues to grow as more professionals want to help others in our community. Pictured is Mark Rushwald pinning Tim as President Glynis Wray performs the induction ceremony. 
Welcome to a New Rotarian! Michael Bucca 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 17, 2014
Science students preparing for competition are presenting their projects to the Central Ocean Rotary Club. This week, we were treated to a fascinating project from a High School North student on the effects of certain chemicals and their potential for cancer research.
Science Rules Michael Bucca 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2014
Last night, the Central Ocean Rotary Club held our 3rd Annual Gift Auction! Hundreds of people turned out to bid on gifts of all shapes and sizes. Thank you very much to all of the sponsors, friends, guests and Rotarians who helped make the event a huge success. Photos of the event are in the photo album located on the right side of the page.
3rd Annual Gift Auction Michael Bucca 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 10, 2014
Artie Cronk from the Manchester Police Department presented to us today about the 2014 Police Unity Tour, which he participates in. Artie, along with officers around the country, rides his bike into Washington DC to support law enforcement families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty, as well as other causes. For more information, please visit www.policeunitytour.com
Police Unity Tour Michael Bucca 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life Foundation Michael Bucca 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 27, 2014
Due to the upcoming snowstorm, the 3rd Annual Gift Auction has been postponed until Thursday, March 13th. Location and time remain the same.
**GIFT AUCTION POSTPONED** 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 26, 2014
Vinnie Mancini and Drew Carswell came to the club today to tell us about their charity, Carmelena Cares. The charity was founded after Carmelena Mancini was disabled in a pedestrian car accident. The charity helps other disabled children by providing medical equipment and other necessities to families in need. For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/carmelenacares
 
Carmelena Cares Michael Bucca 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Bucca on Feb 10, 2014
Rotary member John Anderson is hosting Bowling for Nadine, a fundraiser for a single mother who is battling a rare form of ovarian cancer. The goal of the event is to raise $5,000. The event will take place on Friday, March 7th from 5-10PM at Bradley Beach Bowl & Recreation Center. For any questions or information on donations please contact John Anderson at 732-245-2520 or JJAAnderson2011@gmail.com.
Bowling for Nadine Michael Bucca 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Run While You Can 5K Michael Bucca 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Service groups take on painting projects for local nonprofit Glynis Wray 2009-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
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