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Don't miss our next meeting!
Tomorrow
Tuesday, August 8th
 11:45 am @ Larry's II
 
 
Our speaker will be Bill McKenna
of the Inspira LIFE Program
 
The Inspira LIFE Program enables seniors to live independently safely in the comfort of their homes while being closely monitored by a team of healthcare professionals.
Inspira LIFE is an innovative and comprehensive program now
available to older adults and their families in our community.
LIFE stands for (Living Independently For Elders) and currently serves all of
Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
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Highlights from our Tuesday, August 1st Meeting
 
President Andy Browne opened the meeting. Carol Musso led us in the
Pledge of Allegiance, Alan Dickinson performed the Four Way Test and
Jay Einstein gave the invocation. Linda Rumick was our notetaker. Andy thanked Karen Bauman, Harry Maloney (and himself) for setting up the room prior to the meeting. We welcomed guest, Josie Neill, wife of member Norm Neill and acknowledged attendance by two of our newest members, Kasie Harris and Jose Martinez. We sang a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday to Justin White, led at an up tempo beat by Andy.
 
 
Ed Morvay noted that August is Rotary Membership Month. He presented George Steinbronn with his 25-Year pin. Congratulations, George!
 
 
 
 
 
Karen Bauman reminded 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!
 
Sandy Hearing has $5 tickets for the Boscov's Friends Helping Friends event. She will be selling tickets at each meeting until October 18th or you can contact her at sandykh@comcast.net  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!
 
Sherry Soutiere and Frank Rumick collected HAPPY DOLLARS from 11 members who shared their stories of happiness. Of note, Norm Neill contributed $34 for 34 years of marriage to Josie and George Steinbronn contributed $25 to celebrate his 25th anniversary with Rotary.
 
Lots of great conversations happen at our weekly meetings - just look at these engaged members at our recent meeting!

 
Our Program
 
David Scales, Jr., (left) owner of the Scales State Farm Agency and a member of Vineland Rotary, was our speaker discussing Property and Casualty insurance in New Jersey. 
 
As we all are noticing, rates are up in New Jersey. David noted that causes include inflation and "300 other variables!" Claims are up and costs are skyrocketing. Since the pandemic ended, travel is up and people are using their vehicles more than they were using them pre-Covid. Many accidents are attributed to distracted driving which is up 27% over the past two years. 
 
Labor shortages are impacting auto repairs, with local agencies experiencing long waits, some reporting a month or longer before they can even look at your vehicle. 
 
Homeowners rates are also increasing. David spoke about a variety of reasons why this is happening. However, if history repeats itself, he believes rates should show improvement in 2-3 years. Meanwhile, he advised that the best way to handle your insurance costs and concerns is to meet with your agent annually to review your policies to ensure your coverage is appropriate.
 
But beware of lowering your coverage just to save money because you may be increasing your personal risk. He noted that insurance is all very personal and there are many variables. Again, his advice is to make an appointment with your agent to review your coverage -- it may lead to savings, but it may also lead to improved overall protection. 
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Annual Gift of Life Dinner
 
Are you interested in attending the annual
Gift of Life Rotary District 7505
Foundation dinner meeting?
Your dinner cost will be paid by the club and
Jay Einstein has volunteered to
drive several club members in his vehicle.
Let Jay know (no later than 8/11/23)
if you plan to attend!
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National Night Out August 1st - our booth for Vineland Rotary enjoyed lots of traffic as a number of Rotarians greeted their inquiries. At left Dawn Hunter and President Andy Browne man the booth.
Upcoming Events
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Aug 08, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Strike Out Hunger with Rotary and the Phillies!
Aug 08, 2023 6:40 PM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Aug 15, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Aug 22, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Aug 29, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Spirit and Truth Lunch Project
First United Methodist Church
Sep 01, 2023 8:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 05, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 12, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 19, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 26, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Oct 03, 2023 11:45 AM
 
Spirit and Truth Lunch Project
First United Methodist Church
Oct 06, 2023 8:45 AM
 
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Reminder:
 
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 Perez:
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Justin White
August 1
 
Shirley Burke
August 2
 
Gail Marino
August 13
 
Eileen Duffy
August 19
 
Joanne Hewes
August 23
 
Kevin Bernhardt
September 1
 
Steve Plevins
September 4
 
Ann Cantoni
September 11
 
Donna Perez
September 17
 
Henry Hansen
September 25
 
Preston Centuolo
September 25
 
David Scales
September 27
 
Join Date
Maryam Nassiri
August 2, 2010
13 years
 
Branko Najdanovic
August 9, 2016
7 years
 
George Steinbronn
August 12, 1998
25 years
 
Joe O'Rourke
August 14, 2007
16 years
 
Cait Terry
August 26, 2016
7 years
 
John (Jay) Parks
September 1, 1995
28 years
 
Joanne Hewes
September 7, 2022
1 year
 
Ana Saull
September 8, 2022
1 year
 
Maureen Simmons
September 8, 2010
13 years
 
Mia Arrison
September 8, 2021
2 years
 
Sherry Soutiere
September 10, 2001
22 years
 
Nick Surace
September 20, 2011
12 years
 
Dave Hanrahan
September 25, 2006
17 years
 
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