Don't miss our next meeting!
Tuesday, July 25, 11:45 am @ Larry's II
Our speaker will be:
Doug Albrecht, Chairman of the
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners
Topic:  "State of Cumberland County"
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We want make sure you get the latest Rotary news and alerts in a timely way -- so we are gathering member cell phone numbers so we can send you a quick text - regarding event changes, meetings reminders or breaking news.
In the coming weeks we will be gathering and confirming member cell phone numbers so that we can reach out to you via text. We want you to be informed!
Highlights from our Tuesday, July 18th Meeting
President Andy Browne opened the meeting. Sue Sauro led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Donna Bennett performed the Four Way Test and Jay Einstein led us in prayer. Linda Rumick was our notetaker. Thank you to Susanna Philippoussis who helped with photography and special thanks to Dawn Hunter, who was inadvertently not credited for being our notetaker last week. Andy shared a quote from Rotary International President Gordon MacInally: “ Our culture of Service Above Self builds community and promotes acts of kindness, two proven methods to build and maintain mental wellness."
Gordon is asking clubs and districts to expand on our culture of care by erasing the stigma associated with emotional well-being, raising awareness of mental health needs, and improving access to quality preventive care and interventions. Andy noted that last week we discussed some strategies for addressing the issue of loneliness. At that time, he encouraged members to try to spend some time with someone experiencing loneliness in an effort to ease that loneliness. Gail Marino, Dennis Palmer and Sue Sauro all shared insightful stories of interactions with people who are lonely. Then Andy encouraged us to take this week to tackle another emotional issue - sadness. Let's all do our part to follow RI President MacInally's initiative to improve emotional well-being - and this week help lift the spirits of someone experiencing sadness.
Our Program
Our guest speaker was fellow Rotarian Kevin Bernhardt (right) of Wainwright Bernhardt Funeral Home in Vineland. Kevin gave us an in-depth look into "End of Life Planning". So many details of a person's life need to be addressed at end of life, and it is important that as many of those details are determined in advance to ensure that the person's final wishes are carried out as they wish. Decisions regarding finances, choices regarding internment or cremation, etc. can all be pre-determined. Funeral professionals can help with those details in advance. Pre-planning can eliminate unneeded stress that can have a big impact on families. Thank you, Kevin for a thought provoking talk.
Happy Dollars! 
Frank Rumick and Susanna Philippoussis collected HAPPY DOLLARS from 13 members who shared uplifting news that made them happy recently. The Happy Dollar collection netted almost $200!! Happiness is a powerful thing!
President Andy concluded the meeting with the following quotation - “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” Nelson Mandela
Amurtel has reached out to thank us for our $200 donation for the children's home in Romania. Our contribution helped provide solar panels which will help ensure greater long-term sustainability both financially and ecologically. The home provides safe shelter and loving care to 12 children that are taken out of situations of abuse and neglect. The children are  placed in the care of AMURTEL Family by the Child Protection Department of Buzau. Reducing the operating costs helps ensure the long term stability of the home as energy costs continue to rise. 
Are you interested in supporting youth participation in Rotary?
We are looking for a Youth Services Director for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
A message from our current Youth Services Director, Sandy Hearing:
As of June 2024 I will be stepping down as the Youth Service chairperson. Therefore, I am looking for someone to take over this position. It is not a difficult job and MOST of the work is completed through email, text or phone calls to faculty advisers for three Interact clubs and one Rotaract club that Vineland Rotary sponsors. I will work side by side with whoever chooses to take on this task during your first year. I would like to see a smooth transition take place before I leave this position so if you think this is a job you could consider, please email me at
We need volunteers for National Night Out
Gail Marino is looking for volunteers to help with Vineland Rotary's presence at the annual National Night Out at Vineland High School August 1st.
Schedules are: 4 -6 pm (set up), 5-7 pm, 6-8 pm, 8-9 pm (take down).  Even an hour would be helpful! 
Email Gail to volunteer for the time you want to volunteer.
Upcoming Events
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Larry's II Restaurant
Jul 25, 2023 11:45 AM
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Larry's II Restaurant
Aug 01, 2023 11:45 AM
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Aug 04, 2023 8:45 AM
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Aug 22, 2023 11:45 AM
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Larry's II Restaurant
Aug 29, 2023 11:45 AM
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Larry's II Restaurant
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Larry's II Restaurant
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Sep 19, 2023 11:45 AM
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Joe Botero: Joe was previously a Rotarian in Phoenix, Arizona. He has attended a number of our regular meetings and also participated in events. Joe, who was proposed for membership by Jay Einstein, is retired and lives in Dorothy, NJ.
Katrina D’Alessandro: Katrina was a program speaker  talking about the Veterans Boot Memorial. She is President of SJ Volunteers for Veterans.  Katrina, proposed for membership by President Andy Browne, is an Event Planner and lives in Minotola with her husband Joe.  She is involved with several veteran organizations.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kasie Harris
July 18
Denise Jackson
July 22
Anthony Fanucci
July 27
Join Date
Carol Sumoski
July 1, 2014
9 years
Michael Loyle
July 1, 1986
37 years
Susanna Philippoussis
July 5, 2011
12 years
M Jay Einstein
July 15, 2014
9 years
Ann Cantoni
July 17, 2019
4 years
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