Meeting Location

Meeting Location:
The George Inn (click for directions)
84 Route 94
McAfee, NJ
Tuesdays 7:00 PM

February 22, 2010

We are in the process of setting up a Facebook group for the Vernon Rotary Club. If you are not already a member of Facebook, go to and sign up. It's free and it's a great way to connect with family, friends, and long-lost colleagues.

February 16, 2010

This evening we had a program with Suzanne Swank and two of Sussex County United Way's Scholar Athletes. From Vernon, we had Louis Stengel and his parents and from Sussex Tech, we had Katie Roth. Both are outstanding students whose goals include studying engineering in college.

Katie is studying Engineering Technology at Tech and has been involved in a variety of activities including the human powered submarine at the International Submarine Races held biennially (every two years) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, MD. Here is a link to their site for more information:

Here is a picture of the Sussex Tech entry in the January 2007 races. In case it was not mentioned, Katie is 1st in her graduating class.

Louis is 7th in the 2010 Vernon High School graduating class. He is a track athlete as well as plays basketball and baseball. He is also involved in marching band and plays in a summer pit orchestra with the Highland Stage. He is also a Vice President of the National Honor Society. After graduation, he plans on studying mechanical engineering.

February 2, 2010

The Vernon Rotary Club sponsored a raffle to raise funds for a local girl who is battling leukemia. Tonight we held the drawing at our regular meeting. The raffle, run by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Kinnelon, raised over $20,000 to help Micayla Wynn and her parents with un-covered expenses related to her treatment. It was a tremendous effort and Micayla's father, Pete, was very appreciative of the help that the club provided.

Chili anyone? Saturday was the 7th annual Sussex County United Way Chili Open and, boy, was it chilly! With the temperature hovering around 10 degrees, a sellout crowd of golfers assembled at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on a bleak, overcast day to, of all things, play a round of golf and to eat chili. The new Conservatory at the Fairgrounds is beautiful and was nice and warm during the cold day.

All five Sussex County Rotary Clubs were in attendance, helping with everything from course layout to providing food and refreshments to providing games for golfers to play while waiting for awards, etc. The Vernon Rotary Club, represented by Rotarians Teresa Vihti, David Gornstein, Martin Theobald, and Robert McGuire had set up three tables of Texas Hold'Em. Students Sarah McGuire, Jonathan Vihti, and Travis Vihti helped out as well. And the master dealer was Teresa's husband, Vinny. Thank you, Vinny, for a fine job!

Thank you to all who helped out and we look forward to next year!