Don't miss our next meeting!
Thursday 5:45 pm, at the Green Olive Restaurant
We will be honoring our Distinguished Service Citation Awardees from CCTEC Interact and
RCSJ Rotaract Clubs.
Let's all come out and show
our support and appreciation
for these exceptional students!
Meeting highlights from our April 18, 2023 Luncheon Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President, Harry Maloney. Dennis Palmer led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Dave Hanrahan conducted the 4-Way Test and Pastor Heather led us in prayer. Gus Foster was Sargeant at Arms. Notetaker was Linda Rumick.  No upcoming birthday Rotarians were present (check below for all birthdays and anniversaries for the month). 

Ed Morvay presented Josie Spinelli  with her 5 year pin - congratulations Josie on 5 very active years Ed also announced that Josie will receive the Cumberland County Bar Association's Liberty Award on May 1 for her continued contributions to the community. Josie is determined to make a difference -- and it shows!

Ed also noted that Rotarian couple, Gus and Linda Foster had achieved a combined membership of 65 years! Both have gone through the chairs, served as president and continue now to serve. Gus is Sergeant at Arms; Linda was club secretary for many years. Congratulations to the Fosters and thank you for your service! He also congratulated Jay Einstein whose family has marked 100 years of service in the community.

Guests include potential members: Nancy Spinelli and Joe Botero, and Captain Izzy Gonzalez of the Vineland Salvation Army.

Frank Rumick and Sherry Soutiere collected Happy Dollars ... 16 members contributed happy stories and a total of $139 for the treasury!
What was YOUR Rotary Moment?
Member alert: President Harry Maloney has asked that everyone come to the Tuesday, May 2nd meeting prepared to talk about their "Rotary Moment" -- that is the event or moment that triggered you to make the decision to join the Vineland Rotary. We can't wait to hear YOUR story.

                     Congratulations to our newest Rotarian of the Week, Community Service Director David Scales! David is known to volunteer his services whenever help is needed. Sometimes we don't know how David does all that he does to serve those in need in our community. He is a true Rotarian whose heart is as big as his radiant smile!

Congratulations David on a well-deserved award! Wear your crown with pride. 



Visit the link below to see
all of our Rotarians of the Week ...
Our guest speaker:
RCSJ Director of Dual Enrollment
Frank Piccioni III

Our guest speaker, Frank Piccioni III spoke about Rowan College of South Jersey’s Dual Enrollment programs, with a focus on the High School Option Program (HSOP).The HSOP provides high school students the opportunity to take RCSJ  courses at a discounted tuition rate. Completed coursework can be applied to an RCSJ associate degree or be easily transferred to other institutions of higher education. In addition, RCSJ credits may satisfy high school graduation requirements through the N.J. Department of Education's Option Two​​.
Here are Some of the ​Program Benefits:
  • Tuition discount of $75 per credit with no course fees
  • Take an unlimited number of RCSJ courses
  • Start earning credit toward a degree program
  • Satisfy high school graduation requirements 
  • Explore career pathways
  • Career and major exploration assessments ​to help students better understand their interests
  • Personalized academic advisement
Who Can Participate
  • Students 15 to 18 years of age
  • ​Those who completed freshman year of high school
  • In-county & out-of-county residents
  • Students who attend: Those who attend public schools, private schools and those who are home school​ed.
Visit this page on the RCSJ website for complete information: Start Your Rowan College Career | High School Programs at Cumberland
To view Frank’s complete presentation, click the link below!


Challenger League Buddy Day!   VOLUNTEER!!


June 10 is the last day of the Challenger League season - and that's traditionally Rotary "Buddy" Volunteer Day. Mark your calendars now and plan to participate in a fun-filled and very fulfilling day of service in our community.
Blood Drive - DONATE!!

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


Spirit and Truth Lunch Project - VOLUNTEER!!
Next Spirit and Truth lunch project is Friday, 5/5/23 at the Ramada - we need volunteersFirst United Methodist Church at 7th and Landis. Contact Joanne Hewes for more information @

Need a Rotary shirt or T-Shirt?

Frank Rumick will have a variety of sizes available at our Tuesday, May 2 luncheon meeting.

Ready for some Beethoven?
The Ninth!
Bay Atlantic Symphony is performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Saturday, May 6 at 3 pm at Rowan College of South Jersey.  The performance features the 100 member Greater South Jersey Chorus with an amazing quartet of singers: Lori Hultgren, soprano; Barbara Dever, messo-soprano; Min Jin, tenor; and, Joseph Parrish, bass baritone. This is the season finale - a performance of this most powerful, mind-smashing work.
Rotarians can purchase discounted tickets online using the code: NINTH. Our own Josie Spinelli is a board member of Bay Atlantic Symphony and we are looking to follow the performance with a fellowship. Let Josie know if you are planning to go!
Do NOT miss this one!
Drinks with the District Governor
Friday, May 12th 
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
@ Luna's Outdoor Bar & Grill 4940 Landis Avenue 
All Rotarians are invited to enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship with District Governor Michael Thompson.

Important Notices for the Membership:

Proposed Officers
for 2023-2024:

Andrew Browne, President
Jay Einstein, VP of Programs
Josie Spinelli, VP of Fundraising
Harry Maloney, Immediate Past President
David Schad, Charities Treasurer
Bonnie Laube, Club Treasurer
Melody Montgomery, Club Secretary
Sherry Soutiere, Community Service 
Karen Bauman, Club Administration
Gail Marino, Membership 
Maureen Simmons, Foundation
Sandy Hearing, Youth Services Chair
Linda Rumick, Community Awareness 
Susanna Philippoussis, International Service
New Member:
Nancy Spinelli, from Ackerman Spinelli Realty Inc. has applied for an individual Rotary Membership. Nancy's membership was proposed by Board Member Josie Spinelli.  A proposed member’s name and occupation must be published for two weeks for the current membership to consider and file objections, if any. After two weeks the proposed members application is then brought before the board of directors for final approval. 


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Upcoming Events
Evening Meeting
Green Olive Restaurant
Apr 27, 2023 5:45 PM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
May 02, 2023 11:45 AM
Spirit and Truth Lunch Project
First United Methodist Church
May 05, 2023 8:45 AM
Membership Meeting
Black Olive Restaurant
May 11, 2023 7:30 AM
Drinks with the District Governor
Luna's Outdoor Bar & Grill
May 12, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
May 16, 2023 11:45 AM
Evening Meeting
Green Olive Restaurant
May 25, 2023 5:45 PM
Spirit and Truth Lunch Project
First United Methodist Church
Jun 02, 2023 8:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Jun 06, 2023 11:45 AM
Membership Meeting
Black Olive Restaurant
Jun 08, 2023 7:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sherry Soutiere
April 1
Andrew Browne
April 11
Cara Stanzione
April 20
Susan Sauro
April 26
Join Date
Denise Jackson
April 1, 2014
9 years
Gustav Foster
April 1, 1980
43 years
Andrew Browne
April 2, 1997
26 years
Joseph Delgado
April 2, 2004
19 years
Josie Spinelli
April 6, 2018
5 years
Diane Alcantara
April 8, 2020
3 years
Scott Fransko
April 8, 2014
9 years
Susan Sauro
April 12, 2016
7 years
Linda Foster
April 17, 2001
22 years
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Executives & Directors
President Elect/Programs
Club Treasurer
Club Administrator
Community Service Director
Vice President/Fundraising
International Service Director
Immediate Past President
Charities Treasurer
Public Relations Director
Foundation Director
Youth Service Director