Don't miss our next meeting!
Tuesday, August 22, 11:45 am @ Larry's II
Our speaker will be
Rotarian Michael Loyle, Owner Loyle Limos, LLC
whose topic is:
"Adventures in Limo Driving"
Which Mike Loyle will visit us on August 22?
No one knows!
Highlights from our August 15th Meeting
President Andy Browne opened the meeting. Gus Foster led us in the
Pledge of Allegiance, Linda Foster performed the Four Way Test and
Pastor Heather Sugden  gave the invocation. Linda Rumick was our notetaker.
We all observed a moment of silence as we honored the memories of long time member, Henry Hansen, former member Robert W. Middleton, Jr. who was also the father of Rotarians Bob and Ryan Middleton, and for Carol B. Dubin, mother of Rotarian Denise Jackson.
Happy birthday wishes and a cheerful rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song were offered for Eileen Duffy and Gail Marino
Frank Rumick (right) presented the second of  "50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary". See below for the newest tidbit of Rotary knowledge from our membership committee.
Happy Dollars - we collected $62 this week as 14 members shared their happiness and a few dollars were added when the "Fine Master" penalized several members for infractions (i.e. forgetting their Rotary pin). 
And as always, many good conversations were held before and after the meeting as Rotarians enjoyed fellowship with their lunch.
We would also like to share some photos from Donna Bennett who trekked in majestic Yosemite National Park last week for 4 days along with her hustand, Jim Crawford, to raise funds to benefit Shelterbox. 
To help Donna and Jim meet their fundraising goal, click here:

Our Program: Tim Chew - Tix For Good
Vineland Rotarian Tim Chew (left) addressed our luncheon meeting to introduce, and for many of us, reintroduce Tix For Good "a fundraising platform that combines two things I love - sports and philanthropy."
The fundraising tool allows organizations, like Vineland Rotary, to increase their fundraising dollars without having to work hard. Tix For Good is a "turnkey fundraising opportunity that requires zero investment cost on the part of the nonprofit - and how can you beat that?" Is it too good to be true? No, because sponsors provide the funding for the sports' packages. Rotarian David Scales is one of those sponsors whose sponsorship earns his business recognition on the company's website and on it's supporting marketing materials.
Tim describes Tix For Good as the easiest, most effective fundraising tool available for nonprofit organizations of any size. The program has helped a number of local nonprofits improve their fundraising results with limited effort on their part.
Tim has recruited Marco Carolla (right) to work with local nonprofits to help them get started - "he'll make it very easy for the nonprofit to proceed and succeed." 
Tim noted that large sponsors and donors are not as common in the area as they once were. His program can help fill the gap by enticing hundreds if not thousands of individual donations made in hopes of winning a valuable sports prize package - small donations that are affordable to individuals who may not have made a donation to the organization without that enticement.
Here's your chance to make a donation and have a chance to win a valuable prize - 
Click the link below for more information about Tix For Good and to donate for chances to win a variety of sporting event tickets -- like The Mike Trout experience which includes 3 tickets to see the Phillies vs. the Angels with a special gift package of Mike Trout-related items;  2024 weekend passes to golf's premier event, The Masters in Augusta, Georgia; and, Club Level tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles upcoming home opener. A portion of your donations return to Vineland Rotary.
Check the site frequently because new experiences are added regularly! Make sure you tell your friends and family members about this great opportunity to take a chance to win awesome prizes - and to help support Vineland Rotary.
Click the link below to get started!
Vocational Service Awards - Get your nominations in soon!
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:
Click here for the nomination form -- 
Our Membership Committee presents "50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary".- learn something new each week!
Fact #2:
The Official Rotary Flag
An official flag was formally adopted by Rotary International at the 1929 Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Rotary flag consists of a white field with the official wheel emblem emblazoned in gold in the center of the field The four depressed spaces on the rim of the Rotary wheel are colored royal blue. The words "Rotary" and "International' printed at the top and bottom depressions on the wheel rim are also gold. The shaft in the hub and the key way of the wheel are white.
The first official Rotary flag reportedly was flown in Kansas City Missouri, in January 1915. In 1922 a small Rotary flag was carried over the South Pole by Admiral Richard Byrd, a member of the Winchester, Virginia Rotary Club. Four years later, the admiral carried a Rotary flag in his expedition to the North Pole.
Some Rotary clubs use the official Rotary flag as a banner at club meetings. In these instances it is appropriate to print the words "Rotary Club" above the wheel symbol, and the name of the city, state or nation below the emblem.
The Rotary flag is always prominently displayed at the World Headquarters as well as at all conventions and official events of Rotary International.


Courtesy of "50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary" which was written by Steve Garret, District 5450 Governor 1994-1995
Pedals for Progress!
It's time to start planning for one of our
long-standing service projects.
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!! For more information about Pedals for Progress, visit their website
Start collecting bicycles now!
Let's make this another successful collection event!
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Upcoming Events
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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
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Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 05, 2023 11:45 AM
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Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 12, 2023 11:45 AM
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Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 19, 2023 11:45 AM
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Sep 26, 2023 11:45 AM
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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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Larry's II Restaurant
Oct 10, 2023 11:45 AM
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Larry's II Restaurant
Oct 17, 2023 11:45 AM
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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
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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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