Meeting Location

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

September 15, 2015

This evening we were joined by Vic Marotta, Mayor of Vernon Township for an evening of discussion and fellowship.  In the photo below, from left to right, Martin Theobald, Bob Jordan, Eddie Rolando, Vic Marotta, Stephen McGee, and Regi Phillips.

August 18, 2015

On August 25, Vivian Gaspar will be joining us to discuss the mortgage modification and the foreclosure process.  Even if you are not in a foreclosure situation, increasingly homes are showing up on Zillo and other real estate sites as "pre-foreclosure", etc, so it is important for us all to better understand the process associated with this.

Vivian has appeared on media outlets such as FOX Morning News in Albuquerque and on NBC, CBS, and ABC.  She is the author of "Stop My Crisis" Book Series.  More information about Vivian can be found on her website at

June 23, 2015

The Vernon Rotary Club would like to thank Regi Phillips for his leadership as President this past Rotary year.  Regi recognized a number of Club members for their contributions during the past year.  The Club has been involved in a number of activities including the the inaugural Fall Classic golf outing and contributions to a number of local charities.  The Club supported a very successful Blood Drive at Heaven Hill Farm in August that was the most successful of the District and won us a trip to see the New York Yankees.

Susan George, recipient of this year's President's Citation, deserves special mention.  Susan created the Adopt-A-Village program and received District Grant support for this program.  Part of the program was to provide clothes to students in the Vernon Township School District.  Kathy Belli worked with Susan to anonymously identify these students by working with the nurses in the various schools.  In addition, the Rotary Dictionary project came under this program, with the annual distribution of Dictionaries to 3rd graders in Cedar Mountain and Rolling Hills schools.

We also welcome the incoming officers for the 2015-2016 year:  President Eddie Rolando, President-Elect John McLaughlin, Treasurer Van Tamagnini, Sergeant-At-Arms Bob Jordan, and Secretary Stephen McGee.

June 16, 2015

Congratulations to this year's Scholarship and Citizenship Award winners.  On Tuesday, June 9, the Vernon Rotary Club awarded three Citizenship Awards to Vernon High School graduating seniors Kristi Dizenzo, Cara Kelly, and Tim Mitchell.  Robert Genneken received the Amos Phillips Scholoarship.  In addition, there were two recipients from the Sussex County Vocational High School:  Lily Passaretti and Brittany Campanello.

These scholarships and awards are some of our proudest traditions in the Vernon Rotary Club.  This is a fine example of Rotary in Action in our community.

June 2, 2015

The Vernon Rotary Club delivered clothing to the Vernon Township School District in support of students needing assistance.  This is a big part of what Rotary is about - helping those in need in our local communities, as well as around the world.  Thanks to Member Susan George for her hard work on this program.

Thanks also to Steve McGee who escorted the Group Study Exchange on a tour of the Sterling Hill Mine in Franklin.  For those that have never been, it is worth a trip and even a repeat trip!

The Vernon Rotary Club will be awarding Scholarships to six local high school seniors - four from Vernon Township High School and two from Sussex Technical School.

May 12, 2015

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Vernon Rotary Golf Outing last Friday, May 8th.  Many remarked that it was one of the best outings that they had attended in a long time.  We would like to thank Eddie Rolando and his wife, Monica, for chairing the Outing.  Thanks also to Van Tamagnini for his support of time and energy.  Thanks to John McLaughlin and Martin Theobald for getting the gifts and Raffle prizes together.  Thanks also to Pat Yaccarino for getting the trophies and congratulations on winning one of them!

This is the Vernon Rotary's #1 fundraiser for the year and everyone's support will go a long way to helping the Club support our charitable activities for the year.

April 28, 2015

Slowly, but surely, there are signs of Spring!  Last weekend was Earth Day.  And, of course, we are coming up to the Amos Phillips Memorial Golf outing, sponsored by the Vernon Rotary Club.  Again, a reminder that you can fill out the form to the right to request a brochure to sign up for the outing.  Or you can just request more information.

You can click on the link above to The George Inn to get directions.  If you're staying in the area, you've probably already passed it a couple of times.

April 21, 2015

The group study exchange from Peru will be in our area on May 17-20.  The Vernon Rotary Club hosts the GSE on Tuesdays and the team will attend our weekly meeting Tuesday evening.  It is a fun-filled day, beginning with a tour of the Sterling Hill Mine.  This is an interesting look back at the history of our area, even for those of us that have lived here for awhile.  This is a real opportunity to get to know people from a different part of the world.

Our annual golf outing is coming up on May 8.  If you are interested in playing or joining us for lunch and/or dinner, submit the form to the right and we will send you a brochure with all the details.

February 10, 2015

We had two special guests tonight.  Joining us were Kirsten Ondris, from Vernon Township High School and Lindsey Sumpman, from High Point Regional High School.  These two students are this year's scholar athletes from these two schools.  The Vernon Rotary Club has the very distinct honor of sponsoring these two students.

We received a thank-you note from Project Self-Sufficiency.  With our Club's assistance and others', Project Self-Sufficiency was able to help over 1,000 families in our area with gifts and support over the Christmas season.  This is an example of Rotary-in-Action and one of the fundamental roles that Rotary plays in our community.