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at Larry's II Restaurant

@11:45 am

Special Guest Speaker:

Vineland Mayor Anthony Fanucci


Let's catch up on meeting highlights, news and more!

March 30, 2023 Thursday Dinner Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President, Harry Maloney. Karen Bauman led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Gail Marino conducted the 4-Way Test and Sandy Fororsisky led us in prayer. Gus Foster was Sargeant at Arms. Notetaker was Linda Rumick.  Rotarians wished Past President, Sherry Soutiere a happy birthday for her April 1 birthday (check below for all birthdays and anniversaries for the month).


 This Week's Program

Distinguished Service Citation Awarded

to Interact Students

We had the great pleasure of honoring two Distinguished Interact Students at our March 30 meeting. Pictured above at left is Schalick HS recipient Katie Marie Ivins with our own Sandy Hearing, Director of Youth Services, At right, Sandy is shown with Vineland HS recipient, Kaelin Zheng (center) with her Interact advisor, Tracy Morgado.

Kaelin Zheng, an outstanding student at Vineland High School, was selected as the VHS Interact Club’s Distinguished Service Citation award recipient. She was introduced by her advisor, Tracy Morgado. Tracy explained that Kaelin was chosen by her fellow club members because of her strong participation in the club. “Kaelin has the willingness to do whatever needs to be done -- with a smile. She can figure out what needs to be done next before I can ask!” Kaelin’s family owns a small business in downtown Vineland and she helps out there. “But she still finds the time to help out whenever needed, She is a powerful person who will go on to do great things!”

Katie Marie Ivins, the Distinguished Service award recipient from Schalick High School, Sandy explained that Katie is one of the most involved students at Schalick. She is President of Interact, Cross Aged Mentor, National Honor Society member, Student Council Class Representative, Girls Tennis Captain, Classroom Student Aide, Vacation Bible School volunteer and a member of even more clubs. She is a high achieving student, distinguished mentor, supportive peer and a loyal friend. “Knowing this student is a privilege,” Sandy noted. “Her service to others is her life and she is infinitely deserving, including receiving this award,”

Each recipient received a Distinguished Service Citation certificate, a Rotary 4-Way Test Coin and a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card. Gift cards are provided for all Distinguished Service recipients by Rotary members, the law firm of Testa Heck Testa & White.


About Interact Clubs

Rotary Clubs have played a key part in energizing and inspiring young people ages 12 to 18. This has been achieved by encouraging these individuals to become responsible global citizens through commitment to community awareness. Interact Clubs bring together young people to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of "Service Above Self"


**  Reminders  **

Gail Marino mentioned she needs volunteers for the Vineland Rotary Club Hunger Project on 4/22  from 10-11 am. We need 10 table captains and 10 volunteers for each table. We will assemble 20,000 meals to be donated to those in need in our community. Setup starts at 8 AM. Please contact Gail @ to volunteer.

Spirit and Truth - next date is 4/7/23 8:45 am. Volunteers are always needed for the first Friday of the month to assemble peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and assorted goodies to provide 100 lunches for individuals in need to have for the weekend. There is always a need for Rotary volunteers to help. Contact Joanne Hewes for more information @

Next Blood Drive is Tuesday 5/9/23 at the Ramada - we need volunteers! Contact Jim Siwek for more information @

Photos: Please remember to send all of your Rotary-related pictures to Jay Parks -- Jay thanks you!

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