Club News October 18 2021
Submitted by Joe Cavone (
The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton is holding its second annual Flags for Heroes campaign. The public can sponsor a US Flag in honor of their hero: Family member, friend, active military veteran, neighbor, business, organization, or anyone who has made a difference in their lives. We expect 300 flags will fly on the grounds of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, November 1-19.
Net proceeds will help bring home an active US military member in cooperation with the Mercer County Military Action Council. In addition, net proceeds will help our Club's many humanitarian initiatives.
There are both corporate sponsorships and individual sponsorships available. Individual sponsorships can be purchased directly online at Just follow the prompts. For business/corporate sponsorships, please contact Joe Cavone at
The deadline is Oct. 20.
Submitted by Skylands Rotary Club (
Like amazing Beer? Great food? Want to enjoy both while supporting education? - Then The Skylands Rotary Club HarvestFest 2021 is for you!

The Rotary Club of The Skylands will be hosting a scholarship fundraiser at Jersey Girl Brewing on Friday, November 5 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. Our event will feature the Jersey Girl's award-winning beer selection plus a catered buffet dinner from Polo's Bar & Grill. 
All General Admission attendees will receive four amazing Jersey Girl beers, soft drinks and water, plus a grand buffet dinner. (Additional beers are $5 each, cash bar). 

Our event is inside the brewery with numerous games (cornhole, pinball, giant jenga & more!) for us to play as we raise money for this worthy cause.

All proceeds to the event will benefit the Skylands Rotary Foundation's Scholarship Funds. These funds help students in Byram, Stanhope, Netcong & Mt Olive pursue higher learning. 
Tickets and more information online at
Submitted by DG Shelby (
Morris Plain RC held a successful fundraising breakfast on Sunday, October 17. Thank you to all those who attended to support this worthy fundraiser. 
Submitted by PDG Mike Hart (
On Saturday, October 9, 2021, The Rotary Club of Westfield collected used bicycles to send to Honduras. Collection Chair Warren Rorden was very pleased with the results. He states that the Rotary collected 104 used bikes and 40 brand new Schwinn bikes, along with $1,800 in donations. The donations are important to help pay the shipping costs.  
The Rotary Club started collecting bikes in 1997 with Michael Hart as Club President and Warren Rorden as the Bike Collection Project Chair. Over the past 24 years, the club has collected 2,800 bikes, which have improved the lives of 2800 families in the third world. The club works with an organization called Pedals For Progress, which collects the bikes and ships them. Website
Americans purchase 50 million bicycles per year, but then throw 20 million perfectly good bikes in the landfills. The purpose of this program is to send the used bicycles where they will do the most good. In third world countries, many people need to walk everywhere- to fetch water or firewood; bring produce to market, or get to travel to their jobs. If children need to walk 5 miles to school, they just do not go. If a tradesman has a bicycle, they can carry their tools with them and be more productive. Therefore, a bike can make a huge difference in a person’s life.  Bicycles do not create air pollution, and creates jobs because now the village needs a bike shop to repair tires, fix chains, etc. Off road bikes are sent to countries which do not have paved roads. Road bikes are sent to countries with paved roads. Children’s bikes are important to help kids get to school.
Sewing machines are also collected and shipped. A sewing machine can give a single mother a way to support her family.
The Rotary Club of Westfield is an organization of local businessmen and women and community leaders who wish to help provide service to the community and to the world. Besides recycling bicycles, the Club helps support the homeless veterans living at Lyons VA Hospital; helped the Afghani refugees at McGuire AFB; helps to feed the food insecure in Westfield and Elizabeth; provides scholarships to high school seniors, Grants to local community groups, and supports Youth service clubs in the schools. The club meets the first and third Tuesdays at noon by Zoom, and the second Tuesday for lunch in person. For more information contact Club Secretary Dr. D. Michael Hart Email:
Submitted by PDG Tusli Maharjan (
Group Study Exchange from Nepal to visit our District 7475 in Mid-April to Mid-May 2022. Need your club support. Rotary International is a 116-year-old beacon of World Understanding that crosses all political, religious, and international borders. Rotarians have spread the message of World Understanding through acts of kindness, compassion, fellowship, and a common theme, Service Above Self. Our 1.2 million members have seized opportunities to serve at home and abroad through hands-on projects, international grant projects and other financial commitments. For more information, visit:
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