New District Governor Diane Rotondelli swearing in President Linda Kostrowski.
President Linda addresses the club.
A Diamond for a Diamond!
New President Linda, Receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award PH+2.
PDG David Forward awarding District 7500 PDG James Davidson Award for exemplifying
"Service Above Self" to the Rotary Foundation.
Meet the New Board for 2017-2018!
Past President William's wife, JoAnn Bottone receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Past President William pinning New President Linda.
Laura Caroccia receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Rob Frandsen husband of Diamond, receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
John Sauer receiving his Paul Harris+1 Award selfie.
President's Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Tom McGillick -In Recognition of Your Dedicated Service and Commitment to our Club.
Tony Angona, President's Award of Excellence-For Outstanding Service and Commitment to the
Ideals of Rotary.
Veronica Laureigh, Five Avenues of Service Award- Club, Vocational, Community, International,
and New Generations
Past President William receiving his Paul Harris+2.
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Were you at the Doggie Derby on Sunday? Check out these beautiful photographs taken by Dawn Davis Photography! Photos are available for purchase or download. Many thanks to Dawn who spent her day capturing our furry friends and their humans! Click on link below to review pictures, you can order prints of your favorite pooch!
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It's getting to be that time of year.  Our annual flag sponsorship starts with flag set up and pick up on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 29th.  Jay Pierson and Tom McClung are chairing flag committee, flags will be put out and brought in on May 29th- Memorial Day, June 14th- Flag Day, July 4th- Independence Day, September 4th-Labor Day, September 11th- Day of Service and Rememberance Day, and November 10th-Veterans Day.  Be sure to sign up when sheets are passed around at meetings.  Below is a picture of Club Rotarians Katie, Ashley and Gabrielle working on sales to the list of businesses along the route.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at Captains Inn- E. Lacey Road, Forked River NJ 08731
Only 350 Tickets being sold- 1 Winner $10,000 in Gold Ingots and Engelhard Silver Bars
$100.00 Donation Per Ticket- Additions to your party $35.00 per person at door, Night of Event
Holder of ticket entitled to entry into raffle drawing and invitation to attend Cocktail Party including Open Bar and Appetizers.  Live Music and Open Dance Floor.
Cocktail Party starts at 8:00 PM, Grand Prize drawing at 10:00 PM
Proceeds Benefit: Rotary Club of Forked River Scholarship Fund and Charities
Our club added two new members to our roster at last week’s meetings.  Joining our club for daytime meetings is Jennifer Clark, sponsored by Jay Pierson. Jennifer works for the Causeway Dealership family in Manahawkin and resides with her family in Forked River.  Our second new member is no stranger to Rotary, as her husband Richard Hyer was one of our club's original members and Janice has been active supporting Rotary events in Lacey for a number of years.  Janice's sponsor is Tony Angona.  Welcome to our club and Rotary Jennifer and Janice!
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The action was fast and furious at Saturday's event.  We had 50 Tournament players vying to be this years' Champion.  After a few hours of play 40 entrants were sent packing and we were down the the last 10 players at the Final Table.  Last years' winner Brian McGauley made it to the final table and was going for the re-peat.  After the smoke cleared, this years' Texas Hold Em' Tournament Champion is Tim Petrin a member of our club.
Thank you all that came out and supported our event, see you next year!
Sure and Begorrah! Last Tuesday evening members and their guests were entertained by Irish Dancers stepping to Irish Music.  Everyone had the opportunity to sample some Irish dishes including corned beef and cabbage, Irish Stew and Shepherd’s Pie.  The Irish Cream Cheese Cake for dessert was da bomb!
Our club added 2 new members to our roster through our satellite group at last Tuesday's evening meeting.  Welcome to our club Ashley Hughes and Katie DeSantis.  Both ladies were sponsored by Donna McAvoy.  We also had 2 members complete their assigned tasks and had a Red Ribbon removal ceremony last week. Congratulations Judy Ryan and Gabrielle Spano.  Congratulations to our new Corporate associate Jeff Ryan, who was busy assisting at a local fire in town. His wife Judy accepted his Rotary Pin in his absence.
The Harlem Wizards came to town to play a team of All-Star Teachers from the Lacey School district to help raise funds for the Interact Club at the Lacey High School on Tuesday evening, February 28th.  The gym was packed with fans cheering on their favorite teachers and the game was pretty competitive with the Wizards pulling out a close victory late in the fourth quarter.  The Wizards put on a great show with lots of alley oops and slamdunks to wow the crowd, while exhibiting their basketball skills and entertaining sideshows.  The game was well supported by members of our community as we sold a record number of 890 tickets. Thank you Wizards, Rotarians, and Interactors for putting together a great night of fun, while raising money for scholarships.     
Click on link above to check out the ball skills of the Wizards!
All members are invited with their guests to attend our club's Annual Irish Night
Join us for an evening of Irish Music & Irish Dancers, you can also sample the foods of
Ireland at the Irish Buffet.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at the Captains Inn 6:00 PM
Members may also invite guests to attend, there is a $15.oo charge for non-members
Please let Tom McGillick or John Sauer know if you'll be attending and the number in your party
Kiss me, I’m Irish! | Blowing Rock Rotary Club
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We had a perfect day and a steady turnout for this years' blood drive event for the New Jersey Blood Services Center, which ran from 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM on Saturday the 25th.  We had a total of 39 sign ups and we're able to collect 37 pints of blood to help build up the blood reserves for those in need.  Thank you to all of the participants and Rotarians that helped in the event.  See you next year!
The Hub Bub - October 27, 2015 (Oct 27, 2015)
Happy Valentine's Day!
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The Harlem Wizards are coming to town!! 
Photo Ops! Souvenirs! Interactive Fun!! Come support the Lacey Warriors – and all your favorite teachers from all the schools – on Tuesday 2/28/17 as they take on the Harlem Wizards in a fast paced, family fun event of tricks, hoops and alley oops!. Doors open at 6pm. Pre-Sale tickets are available at Ivy Cottage, 407 Lacey Road, Forked River; Ryan’s ServiCenter, 603 Rt. 9N, Lanoka Harbor and First Constitution Mortgage, Rt 9N, Forked River. Advance ticket prices are $10.00 for students and $12.00 for general admission. Courtside Plus tickets available at $30.00 each. Tickets will also be sold at the door - $12.00 for students and $15.00 general admission. Sponsored by the Lacey Township High School Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Forked River, this family fun night benefits the community service projects and scholarships of the LTHS Interact Club.
Member Paul Stephens and his grandson Emil ran into fellow member Dave DiEugenio at the 2017 Philadelphia Car Show.
Opportunity for a day of service.  We need members to assist at this year's event,
a sign up sheet will be passed around by Tim.
Great night at the 3rd Annual Chef's Night Out! An evening of good food, fun and fellowship.  Here's some of our chefs receiving their awards for their dishes. We believe everyone that attended, went home with a full belly. Congratulations to our 50/50 winner who went home with a fatter wallet, plus the winner also donated back 50% of his winnings to our club.  Thank you Tom and Rob for chairing the event.  Thanks to members that helped put together this years' event and thank you to this years attendees for supporting our club. Start that diet tomorrow!
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Rotary Club of Forked River- Chef’s Night Out Fundraiser-Winners
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
1st- Oysters Rockerfeller  2nd- Spinach/Artichoke Dip- Rebecca Palamara
3rd- Buffalo Sliders- John Sauer
1st- Taco Soup- Alicia Crandall 2nd- Chicken Tomato Basil- Jeff Brewer
3rd-Potato Leek- Ed Subokow
Mixed Toss Salad-Eric Fielder 2nd- Shrimp Caesar Salad- Peter Avenoso
3rd- Potato Salad- Donna McAvoy
1st- Fresh Smoked Ham-Tony Angona 2nd- Penne Vodka- Laura Caroccia
3rd- Pulled Pork- William Recevuto
1st- English Toffee- Terry Chapman 2nd- Caramel Apple Bars- Jill Larsen
3rd- Assorted Desserts- Lacey High School Culinary Students
Congratulations to all our winners, see you next year! 

Experience the hospitality of the American South

Club members can register at link below.
June 10th - June 14th, 2017- Atlanta, Georgia


The yearlong celebration of The Rotary Foundation and 100 years of Doing Good in the World culminates at the Atlanta convention. Help us celebrate in the city where it all began:

  • Explore The Rotary Foundation Centennial exhibit
  • Attend the “Doing Good in the World” book signing
  • Enjoy a special centennial birthday party


Atlanta is a gracious, warm-hearted city whose rich history and modern, thriving metropolitan area offers something for everyone. Plan now to:

  • Visit family-friendly attractions like the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium
  • Enjoy Southern cooking during Restaurant Night
  • Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the King Center


In addition to an unparalleled lineup of speakers, entertainment, and events, this year’s convention offers once-in-a-lifetime activities, including:

  • Special movie screening of “Gone With the Wind” at the historic Fox Theatre
  • Presidential Peace Conference
  • Memorable Foundation centennial festivities
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Forked River

Service Above Self

Tuesday 12:15 pm and 6:00pm (Alternate location from July 1 - Aug 31) See website for details
Captains Inn
304 E. Lacey Rd.
Forked River, NJ  08731
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