Don't miss our next meeting! 
Tuesday, October 3rd
 11:45 am @ Larry's II
Our guest speaker will be
Vineland Mayor Anthony Fanucci
Remember - if you miss a meeting, you miss a lot!
Congratulations to our most recent ...


Congratulations to our newest Rotarian of the Week, Jim Siwek! 
Jim (above) is a dedicated and helpful Rotarian who gives so much of himself to help others.
He has worked diligently to keep our ongoing Blood Drives for the American Red Cross going strong.
Because of Jim, this vital activity continues to be very successful. Jim is a kind-hearted person who is generous of spirit and heart.
Congratulations, Jim on a well-deserved award!  Wear your crown with pride!
Who's a Rotary Helping Hand?
Sandy Hearing!!
Congratulations to Sandy Hearing who is our most recent recipient of the Vineland Rotary club's Helping Hand Award! Sandy, pictured accepting the Helping Hand, received the award from the previous award recipient, Josie Spinelli (pictured center) and President Andy Browne
Sandy was selected because she is always there to lend a hand, always happy and does so much for the Vineland Rotary! In presenting the award, Josie expressed the club’s immense appreciation for all that Sandy does.
Congratulations to Sandy Hearing - our very
deserving Helping Hand Award recipient! 
Pedals for Progress!
Mark your calendars for our annual Pedals for Progress event! Last year we collected 82 bicycles and 7 sewing machines. Our goal this year is to exceed those numbers! Start collecting bicycles now - ask others to donate. Check yard sales and flea markets.  On Saturday, October 21 we will gather at DNS Solutions 2898 S Main Rd, Vineland, NJ 08360 to prepare the bicycles for shipping,
Make sure you volunteer to help!!
Start collecting bicycles now!
Let's make this another successful collection event!
Mark your calendars -
Saturday, October 21st, 9 am - 12 pm
George Steinbronn (left) celebrated 25 years and
Wayne Triantos (right) marked 30 years of membership with Vineland Rotary!
Ed Morvay presented George Steinbronn with his 25-Year pin and Wayne Triantos with his 30-year pin at two recent meetings,
noting that August is Rotary Membership Month. Congratulations, Wayne and George!
Are you interested in supporting youth participation in Rotary?
We are looking for a Youth Services Director for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
A message from our current Youth Services Director, Sandy Hearing:
"As of June 2024 I will be stepping down as the Youth Service chairperson. Therefore, I am looking for someone to take over this position. It is not a difficult job and MOST of the work is completed through email, text or phone calls to faculty advisers for three Interact clubs and one Rotaract club that Vineland Rotary sponsors. I will work side by side with whoever chooses to take on this task during your first year. I would like to see a smooth transition take place before I leave this position so if you think this is a job you could consider, please email me at"
We are also looking for a Sergeant at Arms.  Can You Help?
Karen Bauman would like to remind members that we are in need of a Sergeant of Arms.
If we don't get a volunteer for the position, we can use teams of members to fulfill the duties
at the weekly meetings who would rotate periodically.
If you can help out, please let Karen know at our next meeting!
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Fund Raiser
Purchase a $5 ticket and enjoy a 25% off a discount shopping pass.
The sale is one day only - October 18, 2023 from 8 am to 11 pm
at every Boscov's store. 
100% of your donation goes to our
Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation! 
Sandy Hearing will be selling tickets at each meeting until October 18th or you can contact her at
She will be happy to deliver tickets to you.  Buy several and give (or sell) them to friends and family!
Please support this fundraiser - remember the cost of  every ticket purchased STAYS with our club!
Strike Out Hunger!
Vineland Rotary had a great turnout at the August 8th
"Strike out Hunger"  Phillies game.
Pictured at left are just some
of the Vineland Rotarians
in attendance.
We were well represented!!
Nominations Needed for Vocational Service Award
Donna Perez (below) has announced that the Charles A. Loyle Vocational Service Award will be presented at our 11/14/23 luncheon meeting.
The award, presented annually to a non-rotarian, is awarded to someone who uses their vocation to help others in the community.  For more information and to make a nomination, please contact Donna
Rotarians Supported
National Night Out!
National Night Out August 1st - our booth for Vineland Rotary enjoyed lots of traffic as a number of Rotarians greeted their inquiries.
Above, Dawn Hunter and President Andy
Browne man the booth.

Congratulations to our most recent ...

Congratulations to our newest Rotarian of the Week, Caitlin Terry! 
Caitlin (left) is a dedicated and helpful Rotarian who gives so much of herself to help others. Her ongoing work to improve the lives of those who don't have the benefit of clean water and sanitary conditions has changed the lives of hundreds through her Hydromissions Initiative. Caitlin is a kind hearted person who is generous of spirit and heart.
Congratulations, Caitlin on a well-deserved award!
     Wear your crown with pride!
Vineland Rotary Awarded the 2022-23 Silver Hero Award from Shelterbox!
Two Vineland Rotarians Recently Honored in the Community!!
Josie Spinelli was honored as the 2023 Liberty Bell Awardee at the Cumberland County Bar Association's Annual Law Day breakfast on May 1st.
Each year, three recipients are chosen from the county to receive the Liberty Bell Award. Josie was nominated by our own Justin White, an attorney with Testa Heck Testa & White. Her nomination was based on her continued volunteer and charitable work in the community. Her most recent accomplishments include creating and leading the very successful Disco Ball and the downtown Vineland Olde Fashioned Christmas event.
Congratulations to our unstoppable
Josie Spinelli!
Nick Surace was named as the Business Person of the Year for 2023 by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce at its President's Party June 1st. Nick is President of DNS Solutions, LLC,
a full service surveillance and security
system installer based in Vineland that services residential and commercial
clients throughout South Jersey, Southeastern
Pennsylvania and Delaware. Pictured here, Nick received his award from Chamber
President, Stacey Lilliston.
Congratulations to our very dedicated Rotarian,
Nick Surace!
District 7505 Vocational Service Awardee Gail Marino!!
Our own Gail Marino (right) was presented with the District 7505 Vocational Service Award for 2022 at our May 16th meeting. The Award is presented annually to a Rotarian who exemplifies Service Above Self through their Vocation. Presenting the award was Joanne Ventura, Past District Governor and Steven Neuner, upcoming District Governor 2025-26.
Congratulations Gail on your well deserved district recognition award!

Look at the incredible impact Vineland Rotary has had in our community with our Hunger Project!

Why are these people smiling?   
Because they are members of the Vineland Rotary Club!
Members know they are more productive when they get together to accomplish club goals!
Our meetings are lively and interactive and our programs are very informative.
We meet every Tuesday  @11:45 AM at Larry's II Restaurant
(907 N Main Rd)
Check our calendar for meeting and event updates.
Don't miss out!  Attend a meeting soon!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Donna Bennett
    October 2
  • Nick Surace
    October 9
  • Rosana Schreiber
    October 10
  • Maureen Simmons
    October 15
  • Sandra Forosisky
    October 22
Join Date:
  • Albert Marsh
    October 1, 1970
    53 years
  • Bill Gonzalez
    October 1, 2019
    4 years
  • Dave Schad
    October 1, 1985
    38 years
  • Joseph Ianni
    October 1, 2008
    15 years
  • Ron Rossi
    October 8, 2019
    4 years
  • Heather Sugden
    October 23, 2018
    5 years
  • Shirley Burke
    October 29, 2007
    16 years
2022 Charles A. Loyle Vocational Service Award

Presented to Richard G. Franchetta, EJD, RMC

Richard Franchetta is a lifelong resident of Vineland, NJ who has a strong commitment to the community, in leading through service as a student, performer educator and administrator. Currently, he has served as Director of the Vineland Fire Department for the past 6 years and as Vineland’s Deputy City Clerk for 4 years.
He has a very interesting life story – including becoming a volunteer firefighter in high school, a dealer of craps, blackjack and roulette, a musician and co-founder of the musical group “Eleven-Eleven”. He toured with the band in London, England and throughout the eastern half of the United States. The group released 7 albums. He obtained his NJ Real Estate license in 2000. He graduated from Cumberland County College, Rutgers University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from George Washington University. He then obtained an Executive Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School, Los Angeles, CA (now part of Purdue University). He rejoined the Vineland Fire Department in 2013 and was elected President of the Volunteer Fire Association of Vineland. In 2015, he was hired as a Fire Inspector within the Vineland Fire Department. He went on to obtain a NJ Fire Official licensure and was elected Deputy Chief of VFD Station #4. He received certification as a Level 2 Fire Instructor working part-time at the Cumberland County Fire Academy and is currently the coordinator for the Firefighter 1 program.