It's a Big Week for
Vineland Rotary!
Tomorrow night --
Annual Holiday Dinner
December 12th at 6 pm at Merighi's Savoy Inn. 
Wednesday, December 13th --
Special Needs Holiday Party
Rossi School -- Volunteers report at 9 AM!
Wreaths of Remembrance -
an Annual Rotary Tradition
17 Vineland Rotarians, let by Dave Schad, helped place wreaths on the graves of veterans and family members at the Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery this past Saturday. We were joined by several spouses and grandchildren. This year, members of the Bridgeton Rotary also participated. Participants also included Rotaract and Interact students. Special thanks to Harry Maloney, Mike Loyle, Andy Brown and Dave Schad who delivered 310 wreaths and 500 bows to the cemetery on Friday.
Rotary Supports those in need in our Community
Blessing Bags
Gail Marino announced that our January 16th meeting will feature a service project where we will put together "Blessing Bags" that will contain snacks and hygiene items. Donations are needed to purchase the items. Gail said people should keep several bags with them to hand out when they see someone in need and are encouraged to include a $5 bill in the bag.
Community Service Project for December
Our Community Service committee, headed by Sherry Soutiere, is collecting needed items for the NJ Veteran's Home in Vineland. please bring items from the list below to our next meeting (or Tuesday night to the Holiday Dinner):
Specific Needs:
Body Wash = scents that can be used by men or women
Body Spray
Diabetic Socks
Button Down Cardigans (S-5XL)
Socks with Non-Slip tread on bottoms
Lip Balm
Tissues (Boxes)
Pre Shave, After Shave and Cologne
Denture Adhesive and Denture Cleaning Tablets
Suspenders and Belts - larger sizes
Sweatshirts & Sweatpants (S-5XL)
Electric Razors
MP3 Players
2GB Flash Drives (Library Kiosk)
Undershirts (white) sizes S-5XL
Batteries (new only) AA, AAA and C
Deodorant - Universal scents for men and women
Refreshments (please check expiration dates)
   Tasty Cakes - Regular and Diet (individual wrappers)
   Chips and Pretzels (individual wrappers)
Seasonal Decorations for Resident Rooms
Gift Cards (WalMart, Target, Visa, Amazon, iTunes)
NOTE: There will NOT be a monthly
Membership Meeting this Thursday!
Highlights from our
December 5th  Meeting
President Andy Browne called the meeting to order. David Scales led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Karen Bauman led us in the 4 Way Test. Pastor Heather Sudgen gave the invocation. Linda Rumick was our notetaker and photographer. We sang happy birthday to Melody Montgomery who celebrated on December 6th.
Our meeting featured the annual Amurtel International Boutique presented by Diane Alcantara with the assistance of Sherry Soutiere, Shirley Burke and Eileen Duffy. A beautiful and impressive array of goods was presented for Rotarians to make delightful holiday purchases.
Additionally, we were able to purchase holiday hand-crafted decorations prepared by Eileen Duffy. Proceeds from the sale of Eileen's crafts support the Edward Duffy Memorial Rotary Scholarship. Eileen matches each dollar received and donates it all to the scholarship. She creates her decorations with flax which she creatively fashions into delicate and beautiful ornaments.

Jay Einstein also addressed attendees regarding open enrollment for Medicare Part D Rx plans and also the "Get Covered New Jersey" program which has open enrollment running until 1/31/24. Get Covered NJ is the only place you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for health insurance. Financial help is now available for more New Jerseyans at higher income levels. Find out more about this program at:

New Member Proposed
Don Daigle has been proposed for membership by Denise Jackson. Don is a Charles Schwab Independent Branch Leader, Alternates will be Suzanne Daigle and Dana Fantini.
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Upcoming Events
No Lunch Meeting
Dec 12, 2023
Holiday Dinner Party
Merighi's Savoy Inn Rose Room
Dec 12, 2023 6:00 PM
Special Needs Holiday Party
Rossi Elementary School
Dec 13, 2023 9:00 AM
Membership Meeting
Black Olive Restaurant
Dec 14, 2023 7:30 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Dec 19, 2023 11:45 AM
Tentative: Hydrogen as Energy Source of the Future, Dennis Palmer
Dec 19, 2023 11:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 02, 2024 11:45 AM
Spirit and Truth Lunch Project
First United Methodist Church
Jan 05, 2024 8:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 09, 2024 11:45 AM
Membership Meeting
Black Olive Restaurant
Jan 11, 2024 7:30 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 16, 2024 11:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 23, 2024 11:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 30, 2024 11:45 AM
Spirit and Truth Lunch Project
First United Methodist Church
Feb 02, 2024 8:45 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Wayne Triantos
January 1
Sandy Hearing
January 14
Harry Maloney
January 17
Jim Siwek
January 22
Frank Rumick
January 30
Melody Montgomery
December 6
Heather Sugden
December 20
Diane Alcantara
December 22
M Jay Einstein
December 25
Robert Middleton
December 27
Jose Martinez
December 28
Join Date
Charles Girard
January 1, 1970
54 years
Charles Parrish
January 1, 1972
52 years
Linda Rumick
January 1, 2020
4 years
Robert Middleton
January 1, 2020
4 years
Tara Martinez
January 3, 2019
5 years
Gail Marino
January 20, 2005
19 years
Ken Pustizzi
January 23, 2019
5 years
Dawn Hunter
January 24, 2013
11 years
Ed Morvay
January 24, 2012
12 years
Alan Dickinson
December 1, 1991
32 years
Bonnie Laube
December 1, 1991
32 years
Hugh McCaffrey
December 1, 1994
29 years
David Scales
December 3, 2019
4 years
Tim Chew
December 3, 2020
3 years
Hope Brolis
December 4, 2007
16 years
Frank Rumick
December 22, 2015
8 years
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