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NOW MEETING AT THE LAMP POST DINER!

Gloucester Twp-Pine Hill

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Lamp Post Diner
1378 Little Gloucester Road
Gloucester Township, NJ  08021
United States
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Rotarians Everett Davis, Herm Engelbert, Steve Bogan and Dan Julia at this year's Pumpkin Festival.
District Governor Joanne M. Ventura had her first club visit with our club on July 31, 2019.  We were a friendly audience, having known her for some time.  She presented Club President George Hill with this year's banner.
 
Our Club Members distributed dictionaries to Third Graders in Gloucester Township, Pine Hill, and Clementon.
 
 
Member Nora Palumbi with Superintendents Brian Repici and Kenneth Koczur with Pine Hill Third Graders and Nora with Charter Member James W. Lilley, Jr. with Clementon students.
President Tom Storer passed the torch to incoming President George Hill at our Changeover on June 19, 2019.  MainStage students performed a wonderful show beforehand.
 
 
Fun was had by all at our Annual Ralph Carter Fun Day.  The Interact Students were very helpful chaperoning the luck fourth and fifth graders.
 
We held another successful Designer Bag Bingo on February 7, 2019!  We appreciate all of the hard work put in by our members.  Click Read More to see photos.
 
 
At yesterday's meeting, we were proud to induct our newest member to Rotary - Dan Julia.  Dan is a graduate of Highland High School and is an Agent at Allstate Insurance/Doppler Financial Inc in Gloucester Township.  Pictured here from left to right are Club Member and Past District Governor Jim Lilley, Dan , and Club Member and Assistant District Governor Grant Bayer.
 
Welcome Aboard, Dan!
Another successful Fundraiser at Trump National Golf Course in Pine Hill, New Jersey on August 20, 2018.
 
Come out for a great day of fun on one of South Jersey's premier courses.  Proceeds from this event benefits the Gloucester Twp Rotary Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit.  Your support will enable us to continue our work to provide scholarships and other programs to improve the communities of Gloucester Twp and Pine Hill, NJ.  For more information on registration or sponsorship of the event, contact Joe Castor or Steve Bogan by clicking on their name in the Officers section (to the right of the home page).  You can get our brochure/application in the Download Files.
 
Founding Member, Former District Governor and Past President James Lilley inducts the officers and directors.
 
 
Founding Rotarian James W. Lilley III was honored at Gloucester Township Day for his many years of outstanding community service.
 
The Gloucester Township Rotary Foundation is hosting the North American Comedy Tour at their Beef & Beer Event on Saturday, September 30th.  Come out for a night of laughs with Comedians John Harris, Brian Jenkins, Chris Williams, Natalie Levant and Paul Ward.  Ticket prices are only $45 and includes dinner, desserts, beer and wine, and can be purchased from any member of the Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary Club.  Memorabilia for Charities will be there with some great pieces that are perfect for an office or man-cave.
 
The fun begins at 6:30 at Palace Catering, 109 N. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012.  We hope to see you there!
Our Annual Golf Outing will be held this year on August 21st.
Since 1960 the Rotary Club of Gloucester
Township–Pine Hill has provided many gifts for the benefit of our local and world community. Please
help us to continue our support for local programs and events that serve the communities of
Gloucester Township and Pine Hill, along with
worldwide efforts to assist mankind through the
Rotary International.
Ranked among the Top 20 Venues in New Jersey
by Golf Digest Magazine, Trump National-Philadelphia provides an experience that players of every
skill level will enjoy.
Please see any GT-Pine Hill Rotarian for more
info. or to attend.  You can obtain a flyer by clicking on the 2017 Golf Outing Flyer in Download Files.
 
President Tom Storer was installed at our Changeover Dinner on June 28, 2017.
 
Enjoy a fun night out while also supporting the Club. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to our Foundation.
Philadelphia Soul vs. Tamp Bay Storm - June 17th.
Visit www.philadelphiasoul.com/gtrotary for tickets.
Come to our annual Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:00-10:00am at a new location, Applebee's on Route 42 in Turnersville.
 
Each year, Gloucester Township Council and its Mayor celebrate Black History Month by honoring outstanding African-American members of our community.  This year, Rotarian George Hill was among the citizens recognized for their dedication to our community and commitment to service.  George is seen here receiving the Award from Council President Orlando Mercado.
The Camden County Surrogate and her Deputy visited the club at our February 15, 2017 meeting to discuss the importance of Wills, Advanced Directives, and Powers of Attorney.
 
Club President Michael Van Stine and School Principal David Hinlicky deliver dictionaries to third graders at Chews Elementary School on December 12, 2016. What a great feeling!
Club President Michael Van Stine and Member Christopher Shinn deliver dictionaries to third graders at Glendora Elementary School on November 30, 2016. A wonderful experience!
Every year our Rotarians purchase and then distribute dictionaries to all of the third graders in Gloucester Township and Pine Hill public and private schools.
 
 
 
Rotarian Karen Hartford in Mrs. Wolstenholme's class at Our Lady of Hope School.
 
 
 
Past President Steven Bogan in Mrs. Schultz' class at Our Lady of Hope School.
 
Rotarians Kejoe Brown, Nora Palumbi, Gregory Smith, George Hill, Steven Bogan and Todd Saler participating in Trunk or Treat at Veteran's Park in Gloucester Township on Friday, October 28, 2016
Rotarian Nora Palumbi participating in Coffee With a Cop with officers from the Pine Hill Police Department.
 
Every year, our club supports the Annual Gloucester County Veteran's Picnic at the County 4-H Fairgrounds. It is co-sponsored by the People-to-People Foundation and the Rotary Club of Mullica Hill. As always, there were hundreds of vets and their families present. The day was filled with entertainment, family events, exhibits and great food! Our club was represented by Club President Michael Van Stine, President-Elect Linda Nese and new member Chris Shinn.
 
All Rotarians are guided in their actions by the 4-Way Test. Do you apply this test to your daily actions and choices?
Past President Steven Bogan presenting our annual contribution to Anne Ackroyd from the Blackwood Library.  Our club was instrumental in getting the library built.
Assistant Governor Grant Bayer presents a certificate honoring long time member Herm Engelbert for his distinguished service.  Herm's name will appear on Rotary's plaque at Gloucester Township's Citizen's Appreciation Park this fall.
District Governor Ulysses James visited our club at our August 24, 2016 meeting.  He swore in recently admitted new members Bryan McDonough and Jeffrey Shinn.  He honored James Lilly, Jr. and Joe Castor for their long, distinguished service to Rotary.
 
The Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary Club Foundation held its annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Trump National Philadelphia.  The event was a great success despite the heat.
 
 
 
The Gloucester Township - Pine Hill Rotary Club received an award for 30 years of contributions to the annual Strike-Out-Hunger Campaign. Pictures in President Michael Van Stine accepting the award from RI President John Germ.
 
 
Gloucester Township - Pine Hill Rotary 2016 Strike-Out-Hunger Award
 
 
RI President John Germ speaking at the Strike-Out-Hunger Dinner
 
Club President Michael Van Stine, Event Sponsoring Club (Garden State Rotary) President Michele Moken and Kathleen Van Stine
 
 
On June 29th our club hosted our 56th Annual Changeover Dinner. Outgoing President Steve Bogan was MC. Addison Bradley led our Pledge to the Flag; Jim Lilley provided our Invocation. Presen were our District Governor, Ulysses James; Past District Governor Tim Datig and District Governor Elect Tom Fletcher. The Mainstage students performed a medley of their upcoming musicals. They were splendid entertainment!
 
Our new officers were installed: Michael Van Stine, President; Linda Nese, President-Elect; Everett Davis, Vice President; Greg Smith, Secretary/Treasurer and Jennifer Bitting, Sergeant at Arms.
 
 
 
Students who will be attending RYLA in June with President Steve Bogan, Jim Puderbach and Interact Advisors.
Rotarians and Interact Students assisted the Camden County Food Bank in distributing food at the Lindenwold Speedline Station on Saturday, March 26.
 
Our Designer Bag Bingo Fundraising Event held on February 12, 2016 at St. Charles Borromeo's all-purpose room was a big success!
 
Rotarian Addison Bradley's name was added to the Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary Plaque at Citizen's Appreciation Park.
 
 
Goucester Townhip-Pine Hill Rotarians helped show our Veterans a good time at the Annual Veteran's Picnic on September 26, 2015.
The Foundation had its annual Golf Fundraiser at Trump National Golf Course in Pine Hill New Jersey on Monday, August 17, 2015.  Golfers enjoyed the challenging, beautiful course and the good weather.
 
We held our Changeover Dinner on Tuesday evening, July 7 after having to postpone the event as a result of power outages caused by the storm.
 
The Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary Club gave 200 gallons of milk to food shoppers today at 2 local super markets. Most residents were getting power back and this helped re-stock their refrigerator.
 
 
Saturday, June 13, 2015 was the Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary Club Fun Day event in Wildwood. It was warm. They decided what rides they wanted to go on. Someone had to hold the bags, And, of course, we had to have water all day. A real Fun Day!!
 
    
Bernadette Blackstock, a member of the Glassboro Rotary Club, was our speaker.  She created the People for People Foundation.  The Foundation helps people who are normally self-sufficient but have fallen on hard times due to loss of employment, sickness, or some other unforseen event and fall outside the reach of the safety net provided by government organizations.  Since starting the organization in 2003, she has built up a large network of agencies to help people get their finances back on track.  They are also very active in providing support to our local veterans.
We welcomed the Interact Students and Advisors from Camden County Technical and Vocational School and Highland, Timber Creek and Overbrook High Schools.  The students will be honing their leadership skills at RYLA this June.
 
    
 
 
 
What a Phenomenal Parade & Ceremony At  Veterans Park Gloucester Township Memorial Day Remembrance - Honoring Veterans of All Wars. The Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary Club would like to say THANK YOU to all the men and women who have made such a costly sacrifice for our freedom.
Lindsay Rosenberg, General Manager of the Camden Riversharks and a Gloucester Townhip resident, provided us some insight into what is involved in running an unaffiliated minor league baseball team.  Lindsay worked her way up from an Intern to General Manager with the Riversharks in six years.
 

The Gloucester Township Rotary Club support efforts both locally and internationally. Here at home, in Gloucester Township, we provide support in many ways, including:

  • Supporting and mentoring our youth through Interact and scholarship opportunities
  • Supporting families in need during the Holidays
  • Beautification of our town through benches, signs, and cleanup & improvement projects
  • Supporting our local boy scouts and Eagle scouts
  • Supporting our local sports leagues
  • Supporting the Field of Dreams project.
President Elect Steve Bogan met today with Michael Snyder, CEO of the Crossroads Programs to present the violin our club foundation donated to a needy member in one of their programs. The young lady has been without one and unable to practice. She can now continue her studies and has agreed to play a small selection at an upcoming club meeting! Our best wishes to her and all the Crossroads youth!
 
We heard from Rotarian John Stefankiewicz about the progress being made in restoring the Children's Fresh Air Home.
 
The Children’s Fresh Air Home (CFAH) is a non-profit organization that provides a no-cost, enriching summer experience at the Jersey Shore in a safe, positive environment for children who may be living with family or community adversities. CFAH accomplishes this goal through positive and nurturing programming that fosters enhanced social skills, leadership abilities and critical peer and mentorship interactions. The home, located in North Wildwood, has offered a summer respite to more than 20,000 children from the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions for more than 115 years.
The Children’s Fresh Air Home is located at 1100 Surf Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Contact them at 609-522-2716 or via email at john@freshairhome.org.
The annual District 7640 Conference was held from April 17-19, 2015. There were over 100 in attendance; about a dozen inspirational guest speakers. Our club was represented by President Grant Bayer and his wife Victoria, Joe and Peg Castor, who also did a splendid job of managing the conference registration, Herm Engelbert and his wife Chris, Treasurer/Secretary Greg Smith, Michael Van Stine and Vice President Steve Bogan gave a presentation on our club library project to purchase the CD cases and a display case to increase the library craft program.
 
There were inbound exchange students from Brazil, Columbia, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Spain and Venezuela. There were outbound students to Belgium, France and Romania.
 
The conference was a tremendous success despite the fact than none of our 50/50 tickets were winners. (:-(
 
See pictures and a movie clip of the "Rat Pack" entertainment below! It was a great time!
Public Information Officer Mary Ann Rivell gave a presentation about the New Jersey Lottery.  She gave an informative presentation about the history of the lottery, where the money is spent, and the many ways to play.
 
President Elect Steven Bogan placed Club name plates on the shelves purchased by our Foundation with a District Grant.  Steve handled the paperwork required to obtain the grant and took the lead in assembling the items.  The name plates were made by Highland High School students.
 
 
 
Gloucester Township Chief of Police Harry Earle discussed his department's forward thinking strategies for addressing drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.  Here he is with Councilman and Rotarian Samuel Siler and Deputy Chief Harkins. 
 
David Meyer, the Mayor of Gloucester Township, discussed the exciting new economic projects within the township at our March 18, 2015 meeting.
 
Ginny Marino, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, provided us with an inspiring discussion of how today's Girl Scouts help create confident and courageous women of character.  Find out more at www.gscsnj.org.  
 
 
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Youth Services Chairman
Foundation Treasurer
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Home Page News
The Christmas Party was held on December 10, 2014 at Mainstage Center for the Arts in downtown Blackwood.
 
We had a great time at this Christmas Party.  Both Ed and Joe from Mainstage created the perfect atmosphere  for us.  Rosemary did a great job with the food  - and a great thank you to the Camden County Technical School Culinary group.  It was a great evening for all.  More photos to come!!
 
 
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
 
 
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.