Please join us online Thursday June 9th at 7:30pm go hear our guest speaker Rotarian George Lewis “The Water Man”. George is well known in Rotary’s international community for his dedication to help fund water projects throughout the world through his painting fundraisers and his ability to put together the right combination of Rotarians and other NGOs to get clean water to those who have no access. The access to clean water has an immediate effect on the health of a community, especially children who have a high mortality rate from water borne illnesses. Learn how Rotary grants help fund clean water initiatives. Link to the online will be emailed this week. Contact President Mary at email@example.com if you would like to be added to our email list!
We will be partnering with the Vineland Rotary on their Challenger League Buddy Day on June 11th at 10 am. The challenger program enables physically and mentally challenged boys and girls ages 5 through 18 to enjoy the game of baseball with children the same age or ability. Games will be held at The Rotary Center, a handicapped accessible facility, located at Cunningham Park, West Avenue & Wheat Road, Vineland. Please email President Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org this week if you would like to be a Buddy!
No eClub meeting this week
Installation of our new Board
International Service Trip Opportunity
Preparing for a New Year, a New Theme and New Leadership.....
Submitted by Alice Percheski, President Elect
What's an e-club?
Recognizing that clubs already meet in a variety of ways, the council just voted to remove the distinction between traditional and e-clubs. There are currently 275 clubs labeled e-clubs, with 5,900 members. Those clubs are now just clubs that meet more frequently online than others. Rotary has come a long way since the 2010 council decided to allow clubs that meet principally online.
This vote will bring about a few changes in our own club starting with the removal of the "e" in our name. More importantly, it ends any questions that lingered about our model type and the different ways our members meet. Clubs all over the world meet in different ways and our wise council has clearly endorsed a club's flexibility to meet the needs of their members. Our club was and will continue to be ahead of the curve.
Submitted by Deborah Starr, Rotary Foundation Club Director
Submitted by: Deborah Starr, Club Foundation Chair
Submitted by Tina Ritondaro, Tri-County Community Group-Club Chair
E-Club members will meet in Cape May for the District Conference
13 New E-Club members proposed
Provided by Melanie Druziako, Club Member and Organizer
Provided by Marilyn Axler, Secretary
Submitted by EClub Secretary Marilyn Axler
Submitted by Pete Percheski Sr, Webmaster
In her home village in Kenya, eclub member, Evelyn knows why many children have no time for school or fun. Each day they must walk 8 miles for water and they make the trip many times over through the day. This is a picture from Evelyn of a child carrying water.
|When children and families spend the best part of each day pursuing the most basic necessities for living, like water, there is little time for anything else and life from year to year and generation to generation changes very little. The water that is collected is not from a reliable source and in some cases the water carried back home is from a source used also by animals.|
|Children walk barefoot miles and miles for water. The typical home, school and latrine has a dirt floor so many children suffer from disfiguring ailments to their feet. Evelyn is currently back home in Kenya visiting her children and grandchildren. It is her life's dream to one day improve life for the children of her village. During her time home, Evelyn will be assessing the needs of her village and looking for a local rotary club who will join forces with us so that our efforts are sustainable. Pictures provided by Evelyn.|
Submitted by Patrick Massaro, Director of International Service.
Since 2013 the South Jersey Rotary eClub has been dedicated to humanitarianism on both a domestic and international level. An example of this concept has been the South Jersey Rotary eClubs continual support to the Iloilo West Rotary club. For the past three years the South Jersey Rotary eClub has raised clothing, educational resources, water filtration devices, and dental supplies to poor isolated communities within the province of Iloilo. This year was no exception with our club concentrating on raising dental supplies for this region. From these efforts the South Jersey Rotary eClub was able to meet our goal and generate four boxes of dental supplies which were shipped to the Philippines on 12/28/2015. Through this feat the main contributors of our project were Mario Gebbia, District Governor Dave, and the Vineland Interact Club. While we greatly appreciate all parties that donated, these contributors went above and beyond this simple call to action. Thank you for everyone that contributed and we are looking forward to working with you in the near future.
Submitted by Alice Percheski, President Elect
2015 was an awesome year for our club, one for the record books. We started with a new website host, Club Runner, linking us to our District and Rotary International. We sent supplies to the Philippines and our water filtration devices were carried by teachers into remote villages where they provided clean water for the teachers themselves, for young children and pregnant mothers. We raffled off a painting and raised money for the Rotary Foundation. We officially became a sister club and we earned a Presidential Citation. We followed that with a new club president. a full active board of directors, a new meeting platform, a new look to our website, new fundraisers, a club newsletter, new members and speakers. We collected and distributed coats, mittens, school supplies, toothbrushes and toothpaste. We finished out 2015 with 4 boxes of dental supplies headed to the Philippines to support dental missions planned for this spring. Our members also learned quite a bit about grant writing. We traveled to far away places to support an orphanage or attend conferences with other Rotarians from around the region and around the world. Our club attended district events and trainings, played integral roles in our district and provided guidance and support to our district youth programs. We begin 2016 with a great deal of enthusiasm. One of our members is traveling to her home village in Kenya to visit family and assess the needs of her community. Our club hopes to meet some of those needs. We will soon be joined by seasoned Rotarians as well as new Rotarians from the Vineland area and they will bring our club more opportunities for fellowship along with their energy and ideas. This is a great time to be part of our club. An exciting year full of opportunities awaits us. Welcome 2016!!
Governor Dave meets E-Club on Zoom
Evelyn Oyombera Joins Our Club
Nicole Hall to speak on August 18th
Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, Take Action!
On behalf of the community, we are deeply deeply deeply grateful.....
Thank You to our Contributors
South Jersey Rotary E-Club is gearing up to support a Dental Mission in the Philippines.
The Rotary Club of lloilo West has been very successful in planning and carrying out
Dental Missions in under served areas with their partners the
Rotoract Club of lloilo West and the students and staff of the
lloilo Doctors College of Dentistry
Under the guidance of our International Service Director, Patrick Massaro ,
our Club has begun collecting new tooth brushes, tooth paste and floss which
we will send over to support one of these missions. From now through the fall
our club members will be seeking donations from local dentists, friends and supporters.