Great Day for the Handicapped Commission Participants at the Steven Kitay Fishing Derby S. O'Neill 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Golf Raffle Winners!!! Anthony Catalano 2018-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 06, 2018
Golf Raffle Tickets now Available
Twenty Chances to win-- and only $20 per chance.
Perfect Gift for any golfer!
Golf Raffle a REAL Winner George Corbiscello 2018-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 05, 2018
The most recent District 7500 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards training, which ran from June 29 through July 3, was closed with a rousing ceremony at the hosting site, Monmouth University, West Long Branch's Pollack Theatre. Jackson Rotary sponsored 12 Jackson High School students who attended, out of the approximately 180 teens who attended this year. Additionally, there were about 60 advisors, counselors and student leaders who worked diligently to make the program a success. 2018-2019 District 7505 Governor Bill Donnelly, along with Immediate Past-Governor 7500 Diane Rotondelli were in attendance, and Gov. Donnelly made a very poignant welcoming speech to all of the parents and guests. Following are some photos from the closing ceremony...
RYLA Closing Ceremony--Fabulous! George Corbiscello 2018-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2018
 Rotary Districts 7500 and 7640 will merge to become District 7505 on July 1, 2018. District 7505 will comprise of the following counties in New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem.The new district will be made up of over 80 clubs. The newly elected Governor of District 7500, Bill Donnelly, will now  assume the Governorship of 7505.
Come be a part of the 2018 Parade of President at the Bella Vista Country Club, Marlboro, NJ, July 21, 2018 from 4PM  to 8 PM.
District 7500 Now Becomes 7505 George Corbiscello 2018-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2018

RYLA will once again be hosted at Monmouth University.
District 7500 RYLA Committee and eClub of District 7500, I would like to formally invite you all to visit the 2018 RYLA program, have dinner to celebrate the eClub's officer changeover, and attend the RYLA closing ceremony.
RYLA runs from June 30 thru July 3 George Corbiscello 2018-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2018
The 3rd. Annual Mike Gormley Charity Golf Tournament is coming up on August 20, 2018 at the Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, NJ.. This event has been dedicated to our past-President, Mike Gormley, a long time Rotarian and who was killed in a traffic accident the month after his Presidential Term. 
The Jackson Rotary has been deeply involved with helping our community and our neighbors in need for our nearly 50 year history. This event is our premier revenue source enabling our club to continue doing our good works, such as the Kitay Picnic for Special Citizens, held every year in the Fall; the sponsoring of the Young Writers and the Spelling Bee with the Jackson School District; providing help and funds to the Jackson Food Pantry (which provides needed food and services to about 160 client families a month); providing grant money to community programs; providing I-Pads and specialized equipment to the Alpha School; providing scholarships, including the Mike Gormley Scholarship, to Jackson High School graduates; and so much more!
Please take a moment to review the attached flyers--and consider buying at least one of our raffle tickets. By purchasing the raffle ticket your are eligible to win any one of 20 prizes, such as gold foursomes ant some of the premier courses in our area, or golf lessons by well-respected Pros. 
The 3rd. Annual Mike Gormley Charity Golf Tournament is coming up on August 20, 2018 at the Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, NJ.. This event has been dedicated to our past-President, Mike Gormley, a long time Rotarian and who was killed in a traffic accident during his Presidential Term. 
The Jackson Rotary has been deeply involved with helping our community and our neighbors in need for our nearly 50 year history. This event is our premier revenue source enabling our club to continue doing our good works, such as the Kitay Picnic for Special Citizens, held every year in the Fall; the sponsoring of the Young Writers and the Spelling Bee with the Jackson School District; providing help and funds to the Jackson Food Pantry (which provides needed food and services to about 160 client families a month); providing grant money to community programs; providing I-Pads and specialized equipment to the Alpha School; providing scholarships, including the Mike Gormley Scholarship, to Jackson High School graduates; and so much more!
Please take a moment to review the attached flyers--and consider buying at least one of our raffle tickets. By purchasing the raffle ticket your are eligible to win any one of 20 prizes, such as gold foursomes ant some of the premier courses in our area, or golf lessons by well-respected Pros. 
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3rd. Annual Gormley Charity Golf Tournament August 20, 2018 George Corbiscello 2018-06-27 04:00:00Z 0 Golf
Come Join The Jackson Rotary Special Needs Outing 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2017
On June 5, 2017 approximately 260 Jackson High School seniors receive about 300 scholarships from various organization and private parties at the Annual Scholarship Night, held this year at Liberty High School’s auditorium.  The Jackson Rotary Club was a big part of this process, presenting 5 scholarships to deserving seniors.
These scholarship awards in included two Jackson Rotary Scholarships, a Jackson Rotary Club in Memory of Al Lambariello, a Jackson Rotary Bill Somers Memorial Scholarship, and the first Jackson Rotary Club Scholarship in Memory of Michael Gormley. All of the memorial scholarships are in tribute to beloved members who have passed away; this includes Mike Gormley, our immediate Past-President who was killed in a motor vehicle accident, while on his way to our meeting, about one year ago. Mike was beloved not only by the Jackson Club, but also by his previous Red Bank Rotary Club, as well as District 7500 overall. The Jackson Rotary has continued to honor Mike by having renamed our annual golf tournament the Mike Gormley Annual Jackson Rotary Charity Golf Tournament, taking place this year on Monday, August 14 at the Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, NJ.  
Rotary Presents Scholarships to HS seniors George Corbiscello 2017-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 11, 2017

Jackson Rotary Club member and Allstate exclusive agency owner Virginia Khoudary, whose agency is located at 21 South Hope Chapel Road, Unit 129, Jackson, has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017. This designation is given to only 26% of Allstate’s approximately 10,00 agency owners in the US, and only 14% of NJ agencies, as reported in the May 31st. issue of the Tri-Town News.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is awarded to owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience while achieving outstanding business results.

The Jackson Rotary wishes to congratulate Virginia!

Rotary Member Khoudary Recognized by Allstate as Premeir Agency George Corbiscello 2017-06-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 05, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017 the Jackson School District held the Annual School District Spelling Bee. Starting with 28 youngsters, all of whom had already competed and won a spot at their home school, the Spelling Bee was a long=lasting exercise which went on for 32 rounds. Eventually, the event was won by a 5th Grader from Switlick Elementary School, Jordyn Wolosky.
The runner up is a 4th Grader from Elms Elementary School, Arya Patel. 
Jackson Rotary Board members on hand to present the winner's trophy, as well as the Barnes a Noble gift cards to all of the participants, were Treasurer Helen Cerulli, Secretary Jo' Corbiscello and President George Corbiscello
The Spelling Bee Coordinator, Aju Mathews, Switlick Elementary School, along with Spelling Bee Pronouncer Stephanie Rosato, Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School, and the judges for the Spelling Bee..
2017 Spelling Bee Champion Jordyn Wolosky is pictured standing at the left in the front row, next to Riley Solovay, who was the Switlick Elementary School winner, along with another contestant. In the back row, from the left is Aju Mathews, District Spelling Bee Coordinator, David Kasyan, Assistant Principal at Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary Scool and Spelling Bee Master of Ceremonies, Jackson Rotary President George Corbiscello and Treasurer Helen Cerulli. 
Jackson Rotary Sponsors School District Spelling Bee George Corbiscello 2017-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 06, 2017
The Jackson Rotary once again helps support the Jackson Food Pantry by sponsoring a
Pancake Breakfast, including scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juices, coffee & tea.
All of this and the only cost is bring something to donate to the Jackson Food Pantry.
Spring 2017 Pancake Breakfast Benefitting the Food Pantry George Corbiscello 2017-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2017
Rotary member Luke Stango recently represented the Jackson Rotary and handed out awards to the winners of the Jackson Middle School Spelling Bees. This year's District Spelling Bee will be held on April3, at Liberty High School and will begin at 6 PM.
The winner at Goetz School was Brian Cooper, who had previously won the District Spelling Bee for the elementary schools
The winner at McAuliffe  School was Thomas Guida.
Rotary Sponsors Middle School Spelling Bees George Corbiscello 2017-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 27, 2016
The Jackson Rotary has once again made a sizable donation of $1500 to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Jackson. The focus of the Catholic based charity is to help those in need, which the Society has been doing since  November 20, 1845, when the first organizing meeting of the Society in the United States took place.
Rotary members Tom Barchie and Luke Stango present check to St. Vincent De Paul Society 
Society President-General Adolpe Baudon, in his Circular Letter of January 1, 1877, wrote:
"It is laid down in our Rule, and it has been always understood among us, that in uniting to serve our masters the poor, as St. Vincent de Paul expresses it, our object is not only to relieve material misery, a very laudable purpose in itself, but to aspire, especially, through the practice of that most sublime of virtues "charity" to render ourselves better and more fervent Christians, and to make our poor enter on the same path, if we have the happiness of succeeding."
Although the Society has a primarily Catholic membership and is based on Catholic spiritual principles, they provide assistance to whoever seeks it, without judgement or prejudice. It is for this general principle that the Jackson Rotary feels honored to be able to help the Society in their assisting our less fortunate neighbors.
Jackson Rotary Donates to St. Vincent DePaul Society George Corbiscello 2016-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 27, 2016

For the last several years, the Jackson Rotary has supported the effort of the Eatontown, NJ based organization American Recreational Military Services (A.R.M.S.) to collect toys and other essentials for the children of active duty service personnel. We receive, from A.R.M.S., paper stars with the name and age, as well as the wished for toy or other essential gifts, for the child. These stars are then posted at the various locations where collection barrels have been set up, and those who wish to participate buy the gift the child has asked for; when the gifts are collected they are provided to the A.R.M.S. group for distribution to the children. Below are examples of Little Soldier fliers, as well as photos of some of the Holiday gifts supplied.


Rotary member Luke Stango presents the collected toys to A.R.M.S.

Jackson Rotary Anchors Jackson Effort for A.R.M.S. Little Soldier Toy Drive for Children George Corbiscello 2016-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 04, 2016
This past weekend, the Jackson Senior Center presented their Annual Toyland event, which sees the Senior Center changed into Santa's Workshop, and the Magical Old Elf is on hand to find out what the youngsters want for Christmas. As in the pat, the member of the Jackson Rotary were on hand, ringing the  Salvation Army bell, asking for donations for that good cause
Jackson Rotary Helps Salvation Army By Ringing The Bell George Corbiscello 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
The Jackson Rotary Club is sponsoring the Brenda Lee Christmas Show at Caesar’s Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday December 1, 2016.
Cost of the trip is $95 which includes Christmas Show Ticket, Lunch Buffet, $25 in Slot Play, Bus Transportation, Beverages on the Bus, & Gratuity for Bus Driver.
The bus will leave promptly from Brookwood Plaza (corner of County Line and New Prospect Rds) at 10:30 a.m. and returns to Jackson at 7:30 p.m.
All the proceeds from this trip go to our charities which includes Military Families and Children of our Military, Special Needs Family Picnic, Jackson Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Scholarships for High School Students, Dictionaries for 3rd Grade Students, Alpha School (Special Needs), and many more.
Get your reservations in early as space is limited.
Please contact Tom Barchie at 732-207-4029 or 732-849-6309 to make reservations.
Jackson Rotary Sponsors Holiday Show At Caesar's Casino George Corbiscello 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 08, 2016
During our quest for a second home, for the evening meetings from 5:30 PM top 6:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, we tried Solo Bella Italian Restaurant, Chandler Road, Jackson, where we found the food good, and the wait service fine, but were sadly disappointed in the accommodations presented for our use, especially since we had spoken with the manager several weeks before, and told her exactly what we wanted, and was assured that would be no problem. Apparently, it was a problem, since we were caused to not only be squeezed into an area which was not accommodating to our meeting space requirement, but we even caused the restaurant to ask a couple, already eating their meal, to move their table in order to help the restaurant accommodate our seating needs. While we did not have to, since the issue was not our fault, we nevertheless offered the couple dessert on us--which they refused.
Since we were unhappy with the setup offered by Solo Bella, we decided we must try another location. Member Mike Goldberger mentioned a location right next door, Roman Italian Restaurant, which he stated had not only goods food, but a separate dining area which he could close off for our use.
Going over to speak with the owner, we found him to be not only very accommodating, and eager for our business, but also found that he is a former Rotarian, and someone interested in helping his community. Therefore, we will be having our next evening meeting, on October 20, 2016, .at Roman's Ristorante Italiano, located at 440 Chandler Road, Jackson, NJ.
New Meeting Location on the 3rd. Thursday of the Month George Corbiscello 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 08, 2016
Bartley Healthcare to Host a Fall Health Expo George Corbiscello 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Corbiscello on Oct 08, 2016
On Tuesday, October 18,2016, the Jackson Police Department, PBA 168, the Jackson Rotary and the Jackson Kiwanis clubs will be sponsoring a Drug Education Awareness Program for parents and other family members of young people at risk or addicted to opiates and prescription drugs, at Liberty High School, 125 North Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ, from 6 to 9 PM..
As anyone who reads the newspaper can see, this problem has reached a critical mass in our state, and especially in our County and town. This program is presented by the Police and the PBA in an effort to help stem the tide of destruction being caused by these addictions to our young people and our communities.
Please--make an effort to attend. Even if your children are grown, you still have to be concerned your your grandchildren and other relatives.
DEAP Training Offered For Family Members BY Jackson PD & PBA George Corbiscello 2016-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Trunck or Treat Halloween Event at Liberty High School Timothy Sculthorpe 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
Our Club has decided to conduct our weekly meetings at two different times and locations, in an effort to be more accommodating to our members and to hopefully make the club easier to join. On the 1st. and 3rd Thursdays of the month the meetings will begin at 5:30 PM, and finish at 6:30 PM. The month of October will see the meetings take place at Solo Bella Italian Restaurant, 426 Chandler Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527.
This location is on a trial basis.
The 2nd 4th week meetings will continue at the Howell IHOP from 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM.
Change of Meeting Time & Place George Corbiscello 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 25, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016 saw a bright, clear, crisp, sunny day filled with the laughter of nearly 100 adults, teens and youngsters enjoying themselves on the Kitay family farm, located on County Line Road, in Jackson. The farm, which has a large, park-like yard and an equally large stocked pond, has been provided by the Kitay family for the last several years for the Jackson Rotary Club’s sponsored and hosted Steven Kitay Picnic and Fishing Derby. This yearly event is designed to provide a fun and activity filled day for special citizens and their families. The day is in memory of Kitay family member Steven.

Steven Kitay was the second of five children of Izak and Paula Kitay, Holocaust survivors, who settled and started the farm in Jackson. Steve Kitay was very community minded, and strongly supported the Handicapped Commissions efforts. Steven Kitay passed away in 2002.

The picnic stated at 12 Noon, and continued until 4 PM. Near the end of the day’s events, which included a picnic buffet of grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, potato and macaroni salads as well as coleslaw, cold drinks and ice cream donated by Farley’s Ice Cream, judging of the days catch was conducted by members of the Jackson Memorial and Liberty High Schools’ Interact Clubs, who were on hand to help set up for the day, and help the picnic goers with whatever needs they had. The prizes included Biggest Fish, Smallest, Ugliest, Prettiest, and so on—in essence, every fisherperson received a trophy!

All the attendees, the Interact Kids, and even the hard working Rotary Club volunteers, had a great time—and all were looking forward to next year’s event!






Steven Kitay Picnic & Fishing Derby A Success George Corbiscello 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 06, 2016

For several years, the Jackson Rotary Club has sponsored the Steve Kitay Fishing Derby and Picnic and has held this event on the Kitay Farm, which has since the inception of the picnic been generously provided by Peter Kitay and the whole of the Kitay Family, in remembrance of Steven Kitay. The Kitay family provides the picnic goers with an ideal setting of a quiet, stocked pond in a beautiful location. The special needs and handicapped attendees, as well as their families and fiends who also come, have always had a great time--and all of the participants go home a winner!
Besides the Jackson Rotary members who help cook and entertain the young participants, members of the Jackson High Schools' Interact Clubs also work hard in making this event a success., Without their help the picnic would not be as successful.
Steve Kitay Special Needs Picnic and Fishing Derby George Corbiscello 2016-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 21, 2016
The Jackson Rotary Club held a enjoyable and winning day at the Sunday, August 21, 2016 meet of Monmouth Park Raceway. The event was held in the Dining Terrace, on the third floor of the Club House, along the window wall overlooking the track and the finish line. The ala carte service was delicious, and the betting fun--especially when there were winners. In addition, the 6th. Race was sponsored by the Jackson Rotary, and the race was watched from and a photo was taken in the Winners Circle, along with the wining jockey of that race.
Where's Waldo?
Jackson Rotary Fellowship Day at Monmouth Park Raceway George Corbiscello 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 19, 2016
On Monday, August 15, 2016, the Jackson Rotary Club hosted our 9 Annual Charity Golf Tournament, This year, however, there was one difference--the name of the event has been changed in recognition of the untimely death of our Immediate Past President Mike Gormley on July 14, 2016--just one month before this Charity Golf Tournament, Golf and this tournament were a large part of Mike's life, and we wanted to honor him by naming this event in his memory for now and forever. Additionally, we have put together the Michael "Mike" Gormley Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will go to a graduating Jackson senior high school student. Through our solicitation efforts for this fund, we have managed to get enough funding to start and continue this effort.
The tournament and the luncheon afterward were a great success, with around 80 golfers playing the fabulous course at the Westlake Golf and Country Club, and enjoying a fine lunch in that club's banquet hall. All of the raffle prizes were awarded, and several extra prizes were also given out, including 4 tickets to a upcoming NY Yankees game (which would probably make Mike cringe--he was a true-blue Mets fan) as well as several gift cards from the Westlake Pro-Shop. You will find a number of photos taken of the event in the photo album.
Mike Gormley Memorial Golf Tournament Huge Success! George Corbiscello 2016-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 07, 2016
Several Jackson Rotary Club members attended this years Gift of Life Dinner, which reports on and celebrates the achievements of  the Gift of Life Foundation throughout the world, operating on heart diseased children in Haiti, the Philippines, and coming to El Salvador, in cooperation with the governments of those countries and the generous donation of skill and time from medical specialist from across the US. District 7500 is part of a cooperative of Districts from throughout the US who have banded together to accomplish the providing of miracles for sick kids--and their families.
Jackson Rotary Members attend the Gift of Life Dinner 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Mike Gormley Scholarship Geo 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 30, 2016
Past President Tim Sculthorpe, a smoked meats and Bar-B-Que  competitor and recent winner of the title Best Ribs in NJ, came in 2nd. and 3rd. in the judged and People's Choice competitions at the Lakewood Elk's Pig Roast, held at the Lakewood Elk's Lodge in Lakewood on Saturday, July 31, 2016.
Below is a photo of Tim, his crew and the trophies they were awarded.
The photo below is of their cooking area
and this photo is of a couple of the raffle prize selectors
Member Tim Sculthorpe is Awarded at Lakewood Elks BBQ George Corbiscello 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0

                                 Manslaughter arrest in fatal Toms River crash



TOMS RIVER - One of the surviving drivers from a crash that killed a 60-year-old Lacey man is facing aggravated manslaughter and other charges, prosecutors say.

Officers from the Toms River Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office's Vehicular Homicide Unit arrested 34-year-old Jack Kennedy Jr. of Jackson on Friday in connection with a July 14 Whitesville Road crash that left Michael Gormley dead.

Gormley was driving his 2010 Chevrolet Malibu north on Whitesville around 7 a.m., and Kennedy was coming the other way in a 2000 Nissan Xterra, police said at the time. Kennedy drifted over the center line and collided with Gormley head-on.

Dawn Kavchok, a 45-year-old Manchester woman, was unable to steer her 2015 Kia around the cars and collided with them, police said. Medics took her to Community Medical Center, and Kennedy went to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Gormley died of his injuries.
"The investigation alleges that Kennedy was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance at the time he caused the July 14 Whiteville Road fatal motor vehicle crash," said Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the county prosecutor. He clarified that the drug was "related" to opiates.
Manslaughter Arrest in the MV Accident Death of Mike Gormley George Corbiscello 2016-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Corbiscello on Jul 25, 2016

The Rotary Club of Jackson will be hosting its 9th. Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, NJ; this event will be held in the Memory of Mike Gormley, our immediate Past President. Mike was tragically killed in an auto accident on July 14, 2016 while driving to the Jackson Rotary club’s meeting and then to work at Harmony Bank, where he was the Chief Financial Officer.

Because of this horrific accident and his death, the Jackson Rotary has decided to specially dedicate one hole in the tournament to Mike Gormley's name, and solicit funds for an ongoing scholarship to be presented to a graduating Jackson Township High School senior. The hope is that enough money will be donated to this cause that the scholarship fund will be given such a start that the scholarship can be a continuing facet of the tournament in the future.

Anyone wishing to donate to this scholarship fund can send a check to the Michael Gormley Scholarship Fund, P.O..Box 751, Jackson, NJ 08527.

Charity Golf Tourament to be Held in Mike Gormley's Memory George Corbiscello 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 17, 2016

Our immediate Past President, Michael "Mike" Gormley was killed at about 7 AM on Thursday, July 14, 2016 on his way to work, while driving on Whitesville Road, Toms River. Mike had only recently turned 60 years of age, and was looking forward to retiring in September. A longtime Rotarian, he had been a member and Past-President of the Red Bank Rotary Club. He will be sorely missed and was always well regarded by the members of the Jackson Rotary.

Mrs. Gormley advised us today of the family's tentative plans for memorial arrangements. Mrs. Gormley said that much of Mike's and her family are still flying in from around the country. The Gormley family has decided that they do not want a viewing or a funeral service, since Mike will be cremated. Instead, they wish to host a celebration of his life. While the details have not yet been finalized, it is expected that the memorial celebration will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 . The location is expected to be the Forked River Presbyterian Church, Address: 131 N Main St, Forked River, NJ 08731, Phone (609) 693-5624 and the anticipated start time is 2 PM. An obituary is being prepared, and will have the finalized details.
Mrs. Gormley said that she is truly appreciative and grateful for the outpouring of support that has been given to her and her family at this time. She also said that she wants everyone to know just how much Rotary meant to Mike.

Immediate Past Presdent Mike Gormley Killed In MV Accident George Corbiscello 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Forward on Jul 12, 2016

On June 23rd, 10 inches of rain fell in just a few hours in West Virginia, causing floods that were simply devastating. According to meteorologists, this was a "1,000-year flood" and the deadliest anywhere in the United States since 2010.

News reports showed homes in flames as they floated down the s w o l l e n river, and the town of Rainelle was described as " l o o k i n g like a war zone." DG David has spoken to DG John Powell of District 7550 in West Virginia, and he told how many of the communities served by his Rotary clubs have been shattered. "Twenty-three people died, and two are still missing from the floods," he said. "Five thousand homes have been completely destroyed, along with numerous roads, bridges, schools, and libraries"

Of course, we know something in District 7500 about the devastation that flooding can cause, as Superstorm Sandy is still fresh in our memories. The winds had barely died down from Sandy when we received help from Rotarians around the country, and even from abroad. I am therefore asking for us all to help our fellow Rotarians to show how "Rotary Serves Humanity" in West Virginia.

1: Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our own foundation, the Rotary District 7500 Foundation. Mark your checks "WV relief" and mail them to Harry Welsh, 115 N. Church St., Moorestown, NJ 08057

2: We will suggest that District 7550 host a Global Grant to provide some long-term assistance, which we could support with some District Designated Funds, and this would then earn matching funds from The Rotary Foundation. .

3: Entire libraries-full of books were destroyed by the flood waters. Both schools and public libraries now have no books. We would therefore like to start a book drive for West Virginia. If you would consider being on a committee to coordinate this campaign, please contact PDG John Hammer, chair of our Disaster Relief Committee at 609.509.4414. For the public libraries, we need undamaged, unmarked books—no paperbacks or trashy novels, please! If you have a contact where we might be able to obtain school text books (all grades), please let John Hammer know. We will deliver the books at the end of July

West Virginia Neds Help Due To Flooding David Forward 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2016
The Rotary Club of Jackson and the Jackson Kiwanis presented a check, in the amount of $10,598.18 to the Jackson Police PBA Local #168. This is the amount of money which was raised through our joint effort ":Wine & Cheese Tasting" event, which took place on June 3, 2016 at Jacques Catering Hall at Jackson Crossing, Jackson. Pictured above are, from the left, Bernadette Seda (Kiwanis), Lt. John Convery (PBA), Joe Riccardi (Rotary) Carol Hordichuk (Kiwanis), Mike Gormley (Rotary), and George Corbiscello (Rotary), The money is earmarked to be used by the PBA to support their Community Outreach Program.
Wine Tasting Proceeds Check Presented to PBA Local #168 George Corbiscello 2016-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Why Rotary George Corbiscello 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2016

Wine & Cheese Tasting Event Great Success!!

On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Jackson Rotary Club, along with the Jackson Kiwanis Club, sponsored a Wine & Cheese Tasting event, held at Jacques' Catering in the Hall at Jackson Crossing, Jackson, NJ. The event was sponsored to support the efforts of the Jackson PBA Local 168, and their Drug Education and Awareness Program (DEAP).
This event was a fabulous success, with over 150 people attending, and enjoying the offerings of 10 wine producer distributors, which was arranged through Plaza Liquors, Jackson, NJ The evening included not only wine, and beer, tasting, but also two carving stations, a pasta station serving several types of pasta, as well as vegetables and dips, and cheeses.
The most important part was that everyone had a great time, and a considerable amount of money was raised to support the cause, as was the intention..
Wine & Cheese Tasting Was Huge Success! George Corbiscello 2016-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Copy of Jackson Rotary Hosts Golf Tournement at Westlake Country Club 2016-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2016
Jackson Rotary provided 5 Scholarships to deserving High School Seniors during Class of 2016 Scholarship Night. 
Thursday, June2, 2016, the Jackson Rotary participated, along with a number of other scholarship providers, during this years Scholarship night, as has been done in the past. This year there were 5 awardees, including an awardee receiving a scholarship named in honor of late Rotary member Al Lambariello, (whose wife, Emily, and the awards presenter, is standing at right in the above photo) as well one awardee who received an award named in honor of deceased Rotarian Bill Somers.
Rotary Gives Scholarships George Corbiscello 2016-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 28, 2016
The Jackson Rotary is Proud to Announce that Rotary member and Secretary Josephine Corbiscello will be honored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce during their 2016 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award (COTY Award) as Woman of the Year, along with Man of the Year, Assemblyman Ron Dancer; Business of the Year, Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A,; and Non-Profit Organization of the Year,The Kiwanis Club of Jackson. This award is in recognition of Josephine's longtime tireless efforts working to help improve the conditions and situations of her fellow citizens.
.A banquet will be held in their honor at Eagle Ridge Golf Club on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Please contact the Jackson Chamber of Commerce at 732-833-0005 for more information.
Josephine Corbiscello COTY Woman of the Year George Corbiscello 2016-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 22, 2016

Figure 1 Pope Francis greets Rotary International President

K.R. Ravindran at a Jubilee audience at the Vatican on 30 April,

where 9,000 Rotary members were special guests of the pontiff.

Thousands of Rotary members, motivated by a special invitation from Pope Francis, gathered at the Vatican in Rome on Saturday to celebrate a message of compassion, inclusiveness, and service to humanity.

At midmorning, the group -- numbering some 9,000 members from 80 countries -- made its way through the congested streets of Rome, past the tight security surrounding St. Peter's Square, and settled into the area reserved for Rotary in front of St. Peter's Basilica for the Jubilee audience. Francis, a 79-year-old Argentine, urged the crowd of more than 100,000, which included members of the police and armed forces from around the world, "to build a culture of peace, security, and solidarity around the world."

His message of peace resonated with Rotary members, including R. Asokan from Tamil Nadu, India. "His message about peace is about accepting. Rotary, which accepts all walks of life, can carry his message to all our clubs, therefore carrying his message to all our communities," says Asokan.

Though Francis is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, his words often reach a wider audience. A poll published earlier this year found him to be one of the most liked and trusted world leaders.

Taken From District 7500 May 2016 Governor's Newsletter

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    Paul Harris Awards 
  On Monday, March 21st,, 2016, District 7500 joined our southern District (7640) to welcome the President of Rotary International, K. R. “Ravi” Ravindran to a spectacular function called the “Be a Gift to the World Dinner.” The event was held at the beautiful Lucien’s Manor on Route 30, Berlin, NJ.  The event began at 5:30 with a cocktail hour and dinner at 6:30PM This was a unique and rare event for the sitting RI President to present a Paul Harris Fellow (or higher recognition).
When the RI President, who is a citizen of Sri Lanka, had completed his remarks recapping his year of service as RI President, he then made the award presentation, including to four of our members, pictured below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Virginia  Khoudary                 
Josephine Corbiscello
Mike Langroth,
Tim Sculthorpe,
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Posted on May 20, 2016
Rotary District 7500 believed that as an organization built on the premise of people doing good works for others, the Rotary should honor non-Rotarians who have displayed excellence in this pursuit. The Rotary Club of Jackson nominated friend of our club Glenn Sculthorpe, owner of Tilton Body Works, located both in Jackson and Lakewood, NJ.
Glenn, who is a member of the Jackson Kiwanis, is always ready, willing and able to help anybody who needs help--at any time. Whenever our club needs a volunteer, he is the first on line. He volunteers when ever our club has a need, no matter the weather or the time. Even though he is not a member, he is one of us. He also exemplifies Community Service, being a member of the Jackson Scholarship Committee, the Jackson Alumni Committee, as well as the Kiwanis, the Knights of Columbus, and several other service organizations.. he has also committed himself for the last decade to assisting the organizers at the annual Halloween Party for Kids With Cancer, held at the Millstone Elks. For all this and much else not listed, our club felt he was deserving of this award.             
Awardee Glenn Sculthorpe (on left) was presented
the plaque by President elect George Corbiscello (on right)
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Posted on May 19, 2016
.Breast Health Education Series by Meridian Health    
Rotary member Virginia Khoudary (left),owner of the Allstate Insurance Agency in Jackson, and Meridian representative Dawn Smith
As a part of the Susan G. Komen supported Breast Health Education Series by Meridian Health, Yolanda Tammaro, MD  conducted a presentation regarding the various indicators and risk factors in relation to breast cancer. She stressed what environmental factors may or may not impact someone developing the disease, and also dispelled some rumors and myths relative to breast cancer. She also advised that due to support given by the Susan G. Komen organization, women who may not be able to afford mammography or have insurance may be able to obtain this medical service at no cost , and even get transportation to radiological office to have the tests done.
She also stated that while the overwhelming majority of cases of breast cancer are in women, men still are afflicted  to some degree.
Dr. Tammaro, left in photo, was accompanied to the meeting by Wendy Smith, on the  right, of Meridian Health..
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Posted on May 19, 2016

Two 5-year-old Russian boys have undergone heart surgeries in a Long Island hospital, thanks to a local charity that financed medical procedures their families couldn't afford in their homeland.

Kiril Polyansky and Artem Sarafnov recently underwent surgeries to close tiny holes in their hearts.

Their families couldn't afford the procedure in Russia, so a group called the Gift of Life brought them more than 4,600 miles from home to St Francis Hospital in Roslyn.

A surgeon at the hospital corrected the congenital defects and the boys were discharged Thursday.

LI Interact Club Helps Fix Russian Boys' Hearts George Corbiscello 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 19, 2016
Thursday morning, May 19, during the regular weekly meeting, the Jackson Rotary was very pleased to induct its newest member--Brian T. Hassler, son of Honorary Jackson Rotary Member George Hassler, who was also last year the recipient of a Jackson Alumni Award. Brian is the Manager of the family owned George S. Hassler Funeral Home, located at 980 Bennetts Mills Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527,which has been a well respected member of the Jackson business community since 1978.
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Dr. Kieran Bhatia will be speaking on July 21, 2016 on Hurricane Science & Preparedness

Kieran Bhatia is a PhD. from Miami's Rosenstiel School and is doing post doctoral work at Princeton University. Three years ago, he started an outreach program that focuses on hurricane science and preparedness. He has spoken at over ten Rotary Clubs and a variety of schools.  To see a more detailed description of his work, started at University of Miami,  and his outreach program, go to . The last five years have been very active hurricane seasons for the Northeast and especially New Jersey. The state received significant damages from both Sandy and Irene. Traditionally, this area has not been frequented by tropical cyclones so public education regarding these natural catastrophes has not been as extensive as other regions.

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Food Drive collects non-perishable food for Jackson Pantry

Jackson, NJ, May 14, 2016:  The Postal workers from the Jackson Branch of the US Postal Service delivered in a big way Saturday, May 13, when they collected 11,000 pounds of non-perishable food which was turned over and delivered to the Jackson Food Pantry by volunteers from the Pantry. The Director, Josephine Corbiscello, of the Food Pantry, and also Secretary of the Jackson Rotary, said that this generous donation of needed foodstuffs would enable the Food Pantry to help citizens of Jackson who are in need of such help. The Pantry,  which is a project of the Jackson Women of Today, provides food to approximately 180 client family a month, distributing food on the last Wednesday and Thursday of each month, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, as well as on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 11J) AM, as well as providing emergency food when needed.
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