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  featuring ...
Dr. Michael Sarnoff
Practicing the Good Life
January 9th at 11:45 am
at Larry's II
The Disco Ball II
"Party Down"
is almost here!
Friday, January 26th
at 6:30 pm
Merighi's Savoy Inn Ballroom
The sequel to last year's incredibly successful, fun-filled Disco Ball will be here soon. Josie Spinelli has organized an evening to remember  ...
... complete with music from the 70s and 80s shared by the popular Nicky G. Lighting effects will be offered by the same group as last year - but this year, we will be joined by a fabulous Donna  Summer  impersonator! Tickets are now on sale - $75 per person which includes a delicious buffet dinner in addition to an evening of music, dancing and fun! See Josie or David Schad for your tickets! All proceeds will be shared by Vineland Rotary and the YMCA. Prizes will be awarded for the best 70s and 80s attire and Best Disco Dancers!
Sponsorships are available to help support this charitable event (see complete details at right).
Rotary Supports those in need in our Community
Blessing Bags - January 16th Meeting
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 Marino 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. Collections at our December meetings have reached nearly $700 to help fund the blessing bags!
Spirit and Truth
Every month, our club makes 100 lunches for Spirit and Truth Ministries which are supplied to those in need. We meet the first Friday of each month, at 8:45 am at the First United Methodist Church at 7th and Landis. This month, 13 Vineland Rotarians and potential members were on hand to make sandwiches and package lunch bags. Activities like this one are what Rotary is all about. 
Highlight from our January 2nd Meeting
President Andy Browne opened the meeting with a encouraging story related to our Rotary International President Gordon MacInally's theme of supporting mental health initiatives. He has asked clubs to focus on emotional well-being and mental health needs. Andy shared a personal success story. He related that he suffered from anxiety as a child - he was very shy. Andy said his anxiety increases during the holidays. One of his coping mechanisms is making lists on index cards "with everything I need to get done" listed. Recently, Andy reduced his anxiety in a simple manner. "I gave myself permission to cross something off of the list - and it reduced my anxiety!" Let's all follow Andy's lead and be kind to ourselves as well as others as we focus on our mental health.
Donata Dalesandro led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Donna Bennett reviewed the 4 Way Test and Jay Einstein provided the invocation. Linda Rumick was our notetaker. We all sang a cheerful "Happy Birthday" to Karen Bauman who celebrated on January 1st. Andy thanked Harry Maloney and Gus Foster for setting up the room pre-meeting.
Maureen Simmons worked the room, collecting lots of Happy Dollars. Happy Rotarians included Alan Dickenson, Jay Einstein, Frank Rumick, Linda Rumick, David Scales, Sherri Prescott and Don Daigle.
Our Guest Speaker - Dr. Seth Silver
Jay Einstein introduced our Guest Speaker, Dr. Seth Silver (left) who captured the attention of Rotarians with an entertaining and informative review of his recent brush with a serious health issue. Dr. Silver, an orthopedic surgeon who was the Executive Director of the Ambulatory Care Center in Sewell, said he knew better, but he procrastinated having a colonoscopy until he was 67. The test revealed issues which needed to be dealt with immediately.
He was very lucky that his condition was caught early and didn't lead to a bigger health issue. He entertained us with a number of amusing anecdotes but left us with an important message -- don't neglect your health. Early detection is key to successful results in treatment.
Dr. Silver's experience led him to choose retirement so he can enjoy time with his family and doing the many things he enjoys. Again - he reiterated - don't wait. Even if you have no family history, get the tests your doctor recommends so if you do have an issue, it can be caught early. Thank you Dr. Silver for your entertaining and important message.
Lots of smiles at our January 2 meeting!
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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
Dr. Michael Sarnoff - Practicing The Good Life
Jan 09, 2024
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 09, 2024 11:45 AM
Membership Meeting
Black Olive Restaurant
Jan 11, 2024 7:30 AM
Blessing Bags
Jan 16, 2024
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Jan 16, 2024 11:45 AM
Senator Michael Testa - State of the State
Jan 23, 2024
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
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Feb 06, 2024 11:45 AM
Membership Meeting
Black Olive Restaurant
Feb 08, 2024 7:30 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Feb 13, 2024 11:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Feb 20, 2024 11:45 AM
Lunch Meeting
Larry's II
Feb 27, 2024 11:45 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Karen Bauman
January 1
Wayne Triantos
January 1
Sandy Hearing
January 14
Harry Maloney
January 17
Jim Siwek
January 22
Frank Rumick
January 30
Cait Terry
February 18
Ed Morvay
February 19
Tara Martinez
February 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
Wayne Triantos
February 2, 1992
32 years
Brian Rehm
February 3, 2015
9 years
Justin White
February 9, 2021
3 years
Rob Tola
February 10, 2004
20 years
Laura Powers
February 11, 2020
4 years
Steve Plevins
February 28, 2016
8 years
Sandra Forosisky
February 29, 2016
8 years
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