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NOW MEETING AT THE LAMP POST DINER!
Gloucester Twp-Pine Hill

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Lamp Post Diner
1378 Little Gloucester Road
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021
United States of America
We are now meeting every Wednesday.
Home Page Stories
Our Club suffered a great loss with the passing of founding member James W. Lilley, Jr..  He had an accomplished career and a rewarding retirement. Jim brought a wealth of institutional knowledge and humor to our meetings. He will be missed. 
Thank you to the Rotarians and the Timber Creek Hight School Interact Students for participating in this year's Trunk or Treat at Lt. Col Sam Siler Park.  An extra thanks to the Interact Students for giving out countless pieces of candy.
 
District Governor Michael Thompson presented Club President Christopher Shinn with this year's Rotary International flag at our meeting on October 19, 2022.
 
The Gloucester Township Rotary Foundation sponsored the construction of an elevated walkway on the pathway from the Gabriel Daveis Tavern to the Timber Creek.
 
Congratulations to Steven Bogan and Todd Saler for having their names added to our plaque at the Citizen's Appreciation Ceremony on October 8, 2022.
 
Club President Christopher Shinn presented the Mayor of Gloucester Township and the Gloucester Township Historical Preservation Society a Certificate of Dedication for the elevated walkway sponsored by the Gloucester Township Rotary Foundation on Gloucester Day, September 3, 2022.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
 
at the
Gloucester Township Senior Center
 
 
     Friday, September 23rd       
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
 
Appointments are preferred. Call 1-800-REDCROSS
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE: SIGN UP!
Or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: SJRotary
 
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Save time on the day of the donation and visit www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass
 
 
 
  
Area hospital patients are counting on you!
Don’t forget to HYDRATE and please remember your ID.
 
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President Christopher Shinn and Past President Steven Bogan welcome new member Portia Bradley to the Club.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
 
at the
Gloucester Township Senior Center
 
 
     Friday, July 15th      
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
 
Appointments are preferred. Call 1-800-REDCROSS
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE: SIGN UP!
Or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: SJRotary
 
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Save time on the day of the donation and visit www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass
 
 
 
  
Area hospital patients are counting on you!
Don’t forget to HYDRATE and please remember your ID.
 
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The Gloucester Township-Pine Hill Rotary is partnering with the B.A.R (Blackwood Area Revitalization)  to organize a clean-up day of Farrows Run.
The Interact Clubs from Highland and Timber Creek High schools will be attending and volunteering their efforts to “Clean the Stream” on Earth Day, Friday April 22, 2022 with an April Showers date of April 24th.
The club will meet at Meadows Diner for a quick breakfast and an educational lesson from local environmental author, Brian Burns. Meadows Diner is graciously donating breakfast for the Interact Club members. The public is welcome to join for a cash breakfast starting at 9am.
Public participation from Gloucester Township residents assisting us with the clean-up efforts starting at 10:15am, meeting in Meadows Diner Parking lot. We ask those participating and arriving by car to park on Lake Ave to leave parking for patrons of the diner.
We are also seeking donations of
-Lawn/Leaf Bags
-Trash Bags
-Work Gloves
-Twine
-Yard Tools (Specifically – Loppers / Pruners) for clearing out overgrown weeds and dead tree branches
If you would like to donate supplies before hand, please reach out to B.A.R. via email at 08012org@gmail.com
Rotarians and Interact Students were greeted by the Mayor during the cleanup at Gabriel Daveis Tavern.
We installed a new Food Pantry Box in the second overflow parking lot at the Gloucester Township Senior Center on 1575 Hider Lane in order to provide free food for those in need.  We have additional Pantry Boxes at Highland and Timber Creek High Schools.
 
We respectfully request that you do not put items in the boxes.  Thank you..
 
Club President Christopher Shinn and Sergeant at Arms Denise Coyne inducted new member Keith Gibbons on February 16.  Glad to welcome Keith in to the club.  Keith, Chris, and Keith's proud parents are pictured here.
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation’s position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
1) Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic, and we strongly encourage vaccination for all individuals, including our members.
2) Misinformation hinders the fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
3) Rotary is engaged in assuring equity in vaccine access to all people. Through joint efforts with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance we are leveraging our frontline experience with polio to facilitate vaccine delivery.
4) Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. We encourage clubs to offer recognition and encouragement to these heroes.
5) Rotary and Rotaract clubs are encouraged to redouble their efforts to support COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts.
6) As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective and save millions of lives each year. They have eliminated or controlled numerous diseases such as polio, smallpox, measles, and Ebola, and now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccination.
7) The eradication of polio remains the goal of the highest order for Rotary. We can continue to apply the lessons we have learned in fighting polio to COVID-19 response efforts.
Interact Students helped the Historical Society Clean up the paths at Gabriel Daveis Tavern.
 
The Club made three mini food pantries for placement at Highland Regional High School, Timber Creek Regional High School, and Overbrook High School.  We hope the Interact Clubs at the schools will keep them stocked for those in need in these difficult times.
 
A special thank you to Rich and Denise Coyne for their excellent work in building and painting the pantries.
 
Junior ROTC Cadets from Highland High School made a presentation at the January 8, 2020 meeting.
 
 
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.
 
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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.