Meeting Location

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

October 1, 2013

One of the many charitable activities that our Rotary Club supports is the Dictionary Project (www.dictionaryproject.org).  Founded in 1995 by Mary French of Charleston, SC, its primary focus is to promote literacy to children in third-grade as they transition from learning how to read to identify and use information.  Over the course of the program, nearly 15 million third-grade students have received dictionaries, including about 2.5 million dictionaries donated in 2009.

Last week, the Vernon Rotary Club donated 248 dictionaries to 3rd graders at the Rolling Hills and Cedar Mountain schools in Vernon.  The Vernon Rotary Club has been providing dictionaries for many years and it's always interesting when we meet young people who say they still have the dictionary that was given to them all those many years ago.  And if you're wondering why use a dictionary with today's spell checker and Internet, that should be the reason to use a dictionary in the first place!

Other charitable organizations that the Vernon Rotary Club has recently supported include Winslow Therapeutic Riding Unlimited (www.winslow.org) and the Wheelchair Sports Federation (www.wheelchairsportsfederation.org).  Please visit their respective websites for more information.

September 24, 2013

On June 25, 2013, the Vernon Rotary Club held its installation of new officers at their annual dinner at the George Inn.  Pictured from left to right back row are Peter Warren - treasurer, Avanente “Van” Tamagnini - president, Reginald Phillips - vice president, Robert Jordan - sergeant at arms, Stephen McGee - secretary and front row, Susan George, outgoing president.

Apologies to our new officers for the delay in having their service to our Club recognized.  Thank you Peter, Van, Reggie, Bob, and Steve.  And thank you, Susan, for your past and continued service!

September 3, 2013

The Vernon Rotary Club is not only active within the larger world of Rotary which covers the globe, but is also very committed to our local community.

Every year the Vernon Rotary Club holds a Golf outing to raise money for local families and various charities.  This year, the Club was able to secure a Grant from Rotary International to enhance the impact of our local charity work.  The Vernon Rotary Club was selected over other clubs in the District to receive a substantial Grant that will be used for a program to assist local families in need.  Thanks are due to Susan George, Past-President of the Vernon Rotary Club, for her financial acumen and effort in writing the grant application.  The program is multifaceted and includes working with the local Vernon schools, local food pantries, and the Rotary Dictionary Project.

More details will follow...