Don't miss our next meeting!
Tuesday, August 15, 11:45 am @ Larry's II
Our speaker will be Tim Chew, Founder of
TIX FOR GOOD fundraising for non-profits
TIX FOR GOOD allows individuals to win tickets to sporting events, concerts and once in a lifetime experiences by donating to local non profit organizations.
Tim Chew is a member of Vineland Rotary; he will highlight how this initiative has
helped a number of local organizations increase their fundraising easily while affording donors the opportunity to win premium tickets and event experiences.
Highlights from our August 8th Meeting
President Andy Browne opened the meeting. Wayne Triantos led us in the
Pledge of Allegiance, Steve Schiavo performed the Four Way Test and
Donna Perez gave the invocation. Linda Rumick was our notetaker. As many of us know, Andy is an avid Pickleball player. He noted that “today is National Pickleball Day – and I didn’t get to play today!” But he vowed to make up for it in the days to come.
Frank Rumick reported that past President Maureen Simmons is at home recovering from shoulder surgery. Maureen’s husband, Mark reports that she is doing well! We all send our best wishes to Maureen for a speedy recovery!
Josie Spinelli let the club know that plans are underway for a new, major fundraiser for 2024. There is more information to come but mark your calendars for a golf outing to benefit Vineland Rotary. The outing is planned for Wednesday, May 15, 2024. We will need sponsors, golfers and donations of items/gift baskets to include in a raffle that day. Contact Frank or Linda Rumick if you would like to participate on the planning committee. More details to come! 
Happy Dollars - we collected $102 this week as Frank Rumick and Donna Perez circled the room! Some of our happy members were: Joanne Hewes, who was happy that her twins were able to attend the Ryla conference at Stockton University in July and that they had a great experience; Joe Botero was happy to be back in New Jersey after enjoying a trip to Florida where he spent time swimming with Manatees; and Donna Bennett was happy that she would soon be leaving for Yosemite to support Shelterbox.
Donna and her husband, Jim are now on their 4-day trek, August 13-16, in the majestic Yosemite National Park, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Good Luck, Donna and Jim!
To help Donna and Jim meet their fundraising goal, click here:

Our Program: Inspira LIFE
Our guest speaker was Jackie Ahlquist, Enrollment Coordinator at Inspira LIFE.
Inspira LIFE is a program that delivers all healthcare services to seniors with chronic care needs. In addition, the program ensures participants can live independently in their homes for as long as possible. It's one location where doctors, nurses and other health care professionals can deliver treatment and monitor changes in an individual’s health in one convenient location through an innovative approach to healthcare known as “PACE” (the federally-recognized Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).
The program combines center-based care with home care and offers primary care, specialty care, physical and occupational therapy, recreation therapy, transportation, nutritional counseling, social services, durable medical equipment, transportation and medications. The original facility is on Delsea Drive in Vineland. A second facility was opened recently in Williamstown which will greatly increase the number of seniors who can be assisted. LIFE serves residents of Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester Counties. Currently, the Vineland location serves about 300 seniors, but the number fluctuates.
The program takes Medicaid only, although self-pay is an option. Jackie noted that many times, people who are not qualified for Medicaid (which has a maximum monthly income limit of $2,000) are eligible for the LIFE program because its income limit is $2,742. She and her team will evaluate potential participants by phone, then do a home visit to discuss finances and medical history to ensure they meet a level of needed care. Once accepted, participants go through an assessment at the facility with an interdisciplinary team to develop a plan for care. A team will also visit the home to assess fall risk (removing items like throw rugs) and also to provide items such as shower grab bars and seats if needed for safety.
Jackie said a number of the program participants who have a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s may visit the center as many as five days a week while their primary caregivers work. “We keep their minds going with lots of activities like Bingo and card games,” she said. Other participants may only visit several times a month.
Club Treasurer, Bonnie Laube who is an attorney, said she had been at the center this past week to assist a participant who required guardianship. The staff had recognized the need and Bonnie was called in. Bonnie said she was pleasantly surprised by what she saw there, noting that the staff was helpful and friendly, the facility was bright and cheery and the participants seemed very happy. “It was a happy place with lots of activity, “ Bonnie added.
If you know of anyone who may benefit from the services provided at Inspira LIFE, please direct them to the center for evaluation. They can be reached at (800) 245-4143.
Ed Morvay presented Wayne Triantos with his 30 year pin at our August 8th meeting. Wayne actually reached that pinnacle in 2022. 
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!
Vineland Rotary had a great turnout at the August 8th "Strike out Hunger" Phillies game. Pictured below are just some of the Vineland Rotarians in attendance. We were well represented!!
Our Membership Committee introduced a new meeting feature highlighting the "50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary".
Frank Rumick presented the first of these facts at our meeting this week. We look forward to hearing future facts!
Fact #1:
Definition of Rotary
How do you describe the organization called "Rotary"? There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of a million Rotarians.
There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship, classifications of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understanding, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people an many more descriptive qualities.
In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested creating a
concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. The turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Relation Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary be prepared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united
worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world."
Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"
Courtesy of "50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary" which was written by Steve Garret, District 5450 Governor 1994-1995
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Justin White
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Shirley Burke
August 2
Gail Marino
August 13
Eileen Duffy
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Joanne Hewes
August 23
Kevin Bernhardt
September 1
Steve Plevins
September 4
Ann Cantoni
September 11
Donna Perez
September 17
Henry Hansen
September 25
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September 25
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September 27
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August 9, 2016
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August 12, 1998
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August 14, 2007
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Cait Terry
August 26, 2016
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September 1, 1995
28 years
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September 7, 2022
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Ana Saull
September 8, 2022
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Maureen Simmons
September 8, 2010
13 years
Mia Arrison
September 8, 2021
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Sherry Soutiere
September 10, 2001
22 years
Nick Surace
September 20, 2011
12 years
Dave Hanrahan
September 25, 2006
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