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Spring Lake-Brielle

Service Above Self

First Thursday at 6:00 PM Other Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Spring Lake Manor
415 Rte 71
Spring Lake Heights, NJ  07762
United States of America
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PARTICIPATING IN WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA PLACING WREATHS ON VETERANS GRAVES AT ATLANTIC VIEW CEMETERY IN MANASQUAN.  ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS KEN AND LESLIE KALUMBA, TOMMY SNIDER, JAKE WHALEN, RICHARD SCHMIDT, JAY BRIANT AND MEMBERS OF CUB SCOUT PACK 59.
MEMBERS BRUCE BOLDERMAN, ACE ALJIAN AND DAVE MCFADDEN PLACED WREATHS AT GREENWOOD CEMETERY IN BRIELLE. 

 
GREG ANDRUS HAD AN UNBELIEVABLE STORY TO TELL.  GROWING UP IN AN ABUSIVE HOME, BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL, HE BECAME AN ALCOHOLIC AT 15.  AN EVENT IN HIS 20'S CHANGED HIS LIFE AROUND.  HE WAS AT A FRIENDS PARTY IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND HEARD A CAR CRASH.  HE WENT TO LOOK AND A PERSON RAN PAST HIM.  NEXT THE POLICE OFFICER CHASING THE SUSPECT CAME AROUND THE CORNER AND MISTAKENLY SHOT GREG IN THE HEAD.  HIS SURVIVAL WAS A MIRACLE.  FROM THAT POINT, HE GOT CLEAN, FOUND SPIRITUALITY AND THROUGH THE GIFT OF A CAMERA, STARTING TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE ON THE JERSEY SHORE, ASKING QUESTIONS AND GETTING AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR LIVES.  GREG HAS SHOWN TREMENDOUS COMPASSION.  THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA GREG HAS RAISED MONEY TO HELP DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE HE HAS MET. 
MARK MORO- PROGRAM CHAIRMAN
FRESHMAN: MADALINE KLINE
SOPHOMORE: CASEY MULLIGAN
JUNIOR: ABBY STORER
SENIOR: WILLIAM WALTERS
TEACHER OF THE MONTH- JAY BRYANT
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

SPRING LAKE-BRIELLE ROTARY CLUB DONATES

CLOTHING, TOYS & SOCKS

By Michelle Gladden

Asbury Park resident Joanne Matthews makes a point to stop by the annual Spring

Lake-Brielle Rotary Club holiday giveaway at Kula Cafe on Springwood Avenue. A part

of Interfaith Neighbors social enterprise programs, Kula Cafe is an on the job

hospitality training program.

“I like coming here because they make it comfortable,” she said.

Shirley Grant, who stopped by to pick out items for her children, ages 5 to 15, agreed.

“I love it because there are a lot of people out there struggling and it’s nice to know

there’s a place to help you without judging,” she said.

Held Monday afternoon, the fourth annual giveaway event was done in collaboration

with the H W Mountz School in Spring Lake Lake, whose students donated 105 gifts as

part of their Giving Tree project, Rotary member Lesley Gasper said.

The annual giveaway event was born out of a brainstorming breakfast meeting aimed

at launching a holiday giveaway for those in need.

“The first thing we thought about was kids needing coats,” Rotary Club President Mary Donovan said. “We collected a lot of money and made a deal with Boscovs, where they

really reduced [the price of] the coats.”

The inaugural event spawned a now popular sock giveaway table, said Donovan who

recanted the memory of little boy who bypassed the toys to ask her if he could have

one of the three new socks she had on display.

“He sees there are two more pairs and says, ‘do you think I can have another pair,” she

said. “I said sure and then he said, do you think I can have the third pair.’ That is why

this entire table here is covered with socks.

Donovan said club members buy gloves, hats, socks, and other items throughout the

year.

The Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary Club is comprised of 38 members who reside in Jersey

Shore communities from Spring Lake Heights to Brielle.

“We’re happy to be here,” said Bill Montanaro, who has played Santa all four years.

“It’s really nice that people donated these clothes and toys,” said Tommy Snider, the

club’s newest member.

Kula Cafe’s Tychelle Williams, I’Keera Watkins and Nashiem Frazier [at right] served as

Santa’s elves during the event.

The Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary club meets 7:30 to 8:30 am at Spring Lake Manor,

located at 415 Route 71. Their ongoing projects include food drives, participation with

the Wreaths Across America project, and scholarships.

[Photos, in part, courtesy of Nancy Shields of Interfaith Neighbors]

TWO SPEAKERS TODAY WITH TOTALLY DIFFERENT TOPICS.
 
RYAN OMER WHO WORKS FOR WILLIAM HILL COMPANY HEADS UP THE NEW SPORTS BETTING AT MONMOUTH RACE TRACT. THERE ARE 21 BETTING STATIONS AND IT IS THE FIRST SPORTS BOOK ON THE EAST COAST.  SPORTS BETS CAN BE DONE IN PERSON OR THROUGH A MOBILE APP.  TO DATE THE SPORTS BOOK HAS BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS.
 
MEL RUSSEN IS ON THE BORAD OF WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA AND HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF SPRING LAKE-BRIELLE.  LAST YEAR OUR MEMBERS JOINED MEL IN PLACING WREATHS ON THE GRAVES OF VETERANS AT LOCAL CEMETERIES.  THIS YEAR THE WREATH PLACEMENT WILL BE ON DECEMBER 15.  ON DECEMBER 1ST 9,387 WREATHS WILL BE PLACED ON VETERAN GRAVES IN NORMANDY, FRANCE AND A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY, LIBERTY STATE PARK 200 MORRIS PESIN DR, JERSEY CITY, NJ.
SR CAROL FROM ST. CATHERINE'S AND SR FAIDA FROM UGANDA UPDATED OUR ROTARY ON THE GREAT PROGRESS MADE IN UGANDA.  A SCHOOL HAS BEEN COMPLETED, A HOSPITAL HAS HAS BEEN BUILT TO INCLUDE A MATERNITY WARD, POTABLE WATER HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE VILLAGE AND SOLAR IS BEING UTILIZED TO INCLUDE LUCI LIGHTS (DONATED BY OUR ROTARY) THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO STUDY AT NIGHT AS WELL AS SOLAR PANELS BEING UTILIZED ON THE MATERNITY WARD.
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TEACHER OF THE MONTH: AMY EDWARDS
SENIOR: STEPHEN SPEICHER
JUNIOR: RACHAEL WALL
SOPHOMORE: RYAN MCCARTHY
FRESHMAN: LIAM KELLY
RICK COPPOLA- PRINCIPAL
JAY BRYANT- PROGRAM COORDINATOR
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
DR KENNETH WOMACK GAVE A FANTASTIC PRESENTATION ON THE BEATLES FOCUSING ON BEHIND THE SCENES THAT MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT.  HE S DEAN OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES AT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY AND A PROLIFIC WRITER BOTH FICTION AND NON FICTION.  HE HAS COMPLETED A TWO VOLUME BIOGRAPHY ON SIR GEORGE MARTIN, THE BEATLES PRODUCER.  IN ADDITION DR WOMACK PUBLISHED THE BEATLES ENCYCLOPEDIA: EVERYTHING FAB FOUR WHICH IS IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.  LOOK HIM UP ON THE INTERNET FOR MULTIPLE ARTICLES AND A PRESENTATION HE GAVE ON TED- ASBURY PARK.
ANOTHER OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION FROM DONNA HARRIS- PUBLIC INFORMATION US POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE AND ELEANOR BERRY- POSTAL INSPECTOR TEAM LEADER REGARDING CURRENT POSTAL SCAMS.
ANOTHER SUCCESS BRIELLE DAY.  THANKS TO ALL ESPECIALLY MEATBALL BOB'S CREW AND ALL OTHERS THAT WORKED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
 
PAUL HAS AN EXTREMELY INTERESTING CAREER IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY.  HE DESIGNED SYSTEMS FOR THE BOEING 737 AND 747.  HE WAS INTIMATELY INVOLVED WITH NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM, WORKING AT THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER.  HE WAS A KEY PLAYER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SHUTTLE'S WASTE SYSTEM.  HE PRESENTED THIS SYSTEM AS WELL AS HOW THE SPACE SHUTTLE PERFORMED ITS MISSIONS TO INCLUDE REPAIRING SATELLITES AND THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SPACE SUITES FOR MAKING THE REPAIRS DURING SPACE WALKS.
 
PAUL RETURNED FOR HIS THIRD GREAT PRESENTATION ON HIS WORK AT NASA.  THIS TIME HE DISCUSSED THE LIFE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS THAT WERE CARRIED OUT IN SPACE.
DAN LIEB WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE NJ HISTORICAL DIVERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTED FINDING SHIP WRECKS OFF THE NJ COAST WHERE HE AND OTHERS IN THE ORGANIZATION HAVE IDENTIFIED MANY PAST WRECKS.  FROM 1850 TO 1890 THERE WERE MANY SHIP WRECKS OFF OUR LOCAL COASTLINE DUE TO STORMS AND HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS INCLUDING SAND BARS.  IN TOTAL THERE ARE 4000 TO 7200 SHIP WRECKS OFF OUR LOCAL COAST OF WHICH 2000 TO 2500 VESSELS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.  
JIM COAKLEY RYLA CHAIRMAN WITH 2018 GRADUATES CATHERINE BAUER AND GILBERT GLEASON
MARY DONOVAN- ROTARY PRESIDENT
EBBIE SHIM COMMUNICATIONS HS FRANK J.MORRA JR SCHOLARSHIP
AUDREY MANNION COMMUNICATIONS HS FRANK J.MORRA JR SCHOLARSHIP
HOA HAYNH MANASQUAN HS FRANK J.MORRA JR SCHOLARSHIP
COBY MALLET MANASQUAN HS FRANK J.MORRA JR SCHOLARSHIP
BRIDGET WALSH MANASQUAN HS SANDY HOOK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BY JOHN NAGLE
AIDEN MISTRETTA MANASQUAN HS SALLY BIEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BY ED BIEN
CAROLINE LEMBO MANASQUAN HS FRANK J.MORRA JR SCHOLARSHIP (not shown)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
 
 
 
 
 
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