Rotary Foundation Awards 25 Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge-Perth Amboy Foundation has awarded scholarships in the amount of $38,000 to twenty-five students in Woodbridge Township.  This scholarship opportunity was made available to senior high school students of Woodbridge Township who are pursuing a post-high school full-time course of study at an accredited college, university, trade school, or other educational institution.
 
“These are different times but the needs are still there. We are proud and happy that we can help some of our students.” commented Dov Ehrlich, Foundation Committee Chairperson.
Rotary Foundation Awards 25 Scholarships 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Everyone is a Winner

Rotary District 7475 and Raffle Chair Bob Button, who we met at a Zoom Meeting in June expressed gratitude to all participants in the 50/50 Raffle which was drawn on June 25th. A record number of clubs participated and sold a record number of tickets.  
 
Congratulations to Ralph Winter whose ticket was drawn for a third place prize of $110.00.  The Rotary Club of W-PA received a check for $390.00, which will be donated to local charities, with thanks to all of our members who participated at the Club Meeting of June 18th.
 
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COVID19 response assists We Feed Woodbridge

Business owner Frank P. of  Dominic’s Italian Restaurant in Avenel and Rotary Club of Woodbridge-Perth Amboy worked with We Feed Woodbridge and Councilwoman Debbie Meehan to deliver 120, hot and generous meals to seniors, as well as treat the food pantry volunteers and staff to a meal, the week of April 13th.  
 
Rotary District 7475 also awarded Woodbridge Rotarians a shipment of pre-packaged dry goods for family meals that were delivered to St. Anthony of Padua on May 2nd by our Club.  Click HERE to see some pictures from the pick-up point. The Rotary District Foundation has further awarded the Woodbridge Rotarians for their sponsorship of meal deliveries to help with a COVID19 Emergency Relief Grant of $1,000 to continue with assistance to food pantries—so more to come!
 
For more information about the Rotary Club of Woodbridge-Perth Amboy contact Club President Elroy Darden, edarden01@aol.com.  Call Dominic’s Italian Restaurant at (732) 726-3355 which is open for lunch and dinner pick-up.
COVID19 response assists We Feed Woodbridge 2020-05-03 04:00:00Z 0

Superintendent Connected with Rotarians

Dr. Robert Zega shared details of the Woodbridge Township School District Referendum that is the subject of a Special Election on March 10, from 2-8 pm.  Information is available on the School Board website by clicking HERE.
 
 
Superintendent Connected with Rotarians 2020-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians 1: Kiwanis 0: Salvation Army Wins!

On December 14th, the Rotary Club of Woodbridge-Perth Amboy accepted the challenge to raise more funds than the local Kiwanis Club as both clubs assisted The Salvation Army of Perth Amboy.  Our Club raised $6 more, but more importantly, doubled the success of the day for the Salvation Army.  Thanks to Amy, Marta, Elroy and his beautiful Grands, Dov, Ray, Erin Zirpolo, Guest Speaker Michelle E. Dickinson, Riisa (who pulled a double shift) and Monica for taking time out of their busy holiday season to help.
Rotarians 1: Kiwanis 0: Salvation Army Wins! 2020-02-28 05:00:00Z 0 #Salvation Army Challenge,Kiwanis

Salvation Army challenge accepted

 
Lieutenant Maihri Smeaton visited the meeting of December 5th to challenge the Rotary Club to a one-day fundraising challenge to take on the Kiwanis Club.  Both clubs will have a day to ring the bell and raise money for the Salvation Army of Perth Amboy.  Visit Wallmart in Woodbridge on Rt. 9 between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturday, December 14th, and make a donation to help the needy--and help your fellow Rotarians defeat the Kiwanians.
Salvation Army challenge accepted Monica Eppinger 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

Break Into Your Life

 
Michelle E. Dickinson, local author and a TED speaker, addressed the Rotary Club about Mental Health Advocacy and Strategy.  Her tactic was to discuss her own journey which started with growing up with a mother who was bi-polar. Visit https://www.michelleedickinson.com/ to learn more about Michelle's story and life.  A copy of  Breaking Into My Life (2018) by Michelle E. Dickinson was donated to the public library for all to read by Ray Zirpolo, and Michelle graciously signed the copy. 
 
Break Into Your Life Monica Eppinger 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

Mayor McCormac Addresses Rotary Club

 
Mayor John E. McCormac addressed the Rotary Club of W-PA as the first scheduled guest speaker of the year on Thursday, October 17th.  Rotarians and guests were informed on the progress of improvements to the schools, infrastructure, senior housing, and the Township's economic growth and development.  The Mayor was Club President Elroy Darden's first guest speaker of his term. Elroy has pledged to continue the tradition of connecting the Club with engaging monthly speakers in the metro Woodbridge and Perth Amboy area.
 
Mayor McCormac Addresses Rotary Club 2019-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

DG Ray Freaney Inducts Three New Members

District Governor (DG) Ray Freaney inducted three new Rotarians this year on his Woodbridge-Perth Amboy visit during in ambitious tour of the 82 Clubs in Rotary District 7475.  The Rotary Club welcomed (left to right) Amy Krysienski, Business Development Officer for RSI Bank,  Nancy Drumm, Township Councilwoman-at-Large and Chamber of Commerce  Membership Director,  and Marta Lefsky Darden, Director of Planning and Development in Woodbridge Township.
DG Ray Freaney Inducts Three New Members 2019-09-16 04:00:00Z 0 #RotaryClubofWoodbridge-PerthAmboy
Elroy Darden will take the lead as Rotary Club President for 2019-2020 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0 #RotaryClubofWoodbridge-PerthAmboy

Connecting and educating to eradicate malaria

Woodbridge-Perth Amboy Rotarian Francoise “Riisa” Kauzya, who is from Uganda, mentioned a district in Uganda in need of medical attention and supplies. When her appeal in April of 2019 to Woodbridge-Perth Amboy Rotarians for $300 was approved, Riisa was encouraged to ask Ugandan Rotarians to match her request to help purchase malaria testing kits and medication for 350 people at a camp scheduled for World Malaria Day, April 25th.  Her success on both shores was a success for Nyabushenyi Health Center II, Uganda, Sub Saharan Africa.
Connecting and educating to eradicate malaria 2019-05-28 04:00:00Z 0 #Eradicatemalaria,#Zeromalariastartswithme

Sponsoring educational activities

 
 
 
The Woodbridge Rotary Club Foundation sponsored Township Middle School -District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 17th. Language Arts/English in all five middle schools hosted their own spelling bees.  The top two spellers from each class were selected to participate in the school-wide spelling bee. 
Congratulations to:
1st Place Speller—Prineh Lochawala, 6th grade Iselin Middle School
2nd Place Speller—Emma Downes, 8th grade Colonia Middle School
3rd Place Speller—Kasey Desuza, 8th grade Fords Middle School
Sponsoring educational activities 2019-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Woodbridge HS Interact Club donates 66 Thanksgiving Dinners 2018-11-21 05:00:00Z 0 #RotaryClubofWoodbridge-PerthAmboy,#Woodbridge HS Interact
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