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Greetings from Asbury Park Rotary

Welcome to our Club! Where Service and Fellowship Flourish!

Asbury Park Rotary

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
The Renaissance
1110 Valley Rd & Hwy 35 S
(Just North of Wegman's)
Ocean, NJ  07712-3977
United States
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Member Spotlight
 In an effort for each of us to know more about each other, a personal “bio” and photograph will be published on the month of your anniversary of joining The Rotary Club of Asbury Park. Remember to extend your congratulations to those that are profiled.
 
BRYAN  KUDERNA   4 YEAR ROTARIAN
Here’s another “speaker” that became a member of The Rotary Club of Asbury Park.  Bryan was invited to speak on his professional career as a Registered Investment Advisor and soon after joined our club.
Bryan is a local product of Ocean Township where he graduated from OTHS in 2005 attended The University of Tampa for his freshmen year, transferred to The College of New Jersey where he played football and graduated in 2009.
His latest claim to fame is that of being a successful author. He recently wrote and published MILLENNIAL MILLIONAIRE, which can be purchased on Amazon.com. or Barnes & Noble. He hopes to write another book in the personal financial field in the future. Bryan is a Registered Financial Advisor and operates his own firm, Kuderna Financial Team in Shrewsbury, N.J.  Bryan’s mother was a paralegal in Long Branch and his dad worked at Fort Monmouth.
Wedding bells will be ringing this November when Bryan will wed Anita, a nurse at Bayshore Hospital. She brings along 3 children which will make Bryan an instant dad.
Other interests are: YMCA Board of Directors, Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, Colts Neck Business Association and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Bryan completed the National and International Ironman program with funds raised going to the YMCA.
Bryan says: “I appreciate Rotary’s goal to pursue something bigger than oneself. I love the friendship of our club and that no matter how a week is going, Rotary can be a happy place to unwind”.  Congratulations to another 4 year Rotarian.
 
 
Stories of Asbury Park Rotary in Action

Though Jeff is now retired from the pharmaceutical industry, he shared with us his journey through sales and marketing before transitioning into advocacy and government affairs.  Enlightening our club with facts that show how innovation, grounded in research, is enhancing our longevity (how’s that IRA?) and our well-being as we live longer.  Pointing out that research is failure-based, and the length of time it takes from conception to trail to the market place, helped to educate us in the true value of a life-saving drug.  Thank you, Jeff, for this informative presentation.

To everyone’s surprise and delight, our speaker was our very own Boyce Overstreet. Boyce spoke about his worldwide enterprise as an Egg Trader. He explained how he puts together egg farmers in the USA and egg buyers who are mostly in his case from Hong Kong. He arranges transportation from port to port. He answered numerous questions and his talk was very informative to all. Thanks Boyce for filling in at the last moment.

As you may recall, our wine tasting fundraiser this past May benefited Allaire Community Farm in Wall Twp.—a farm and sanctuary that services those with disabilities and special needs. 

 

At the wine dinner, we held a special live auction to raise funds earmarked for "Mobi-Mats." These large and durable mats create a safe surface on uneven terrain. Allaire desperately needed these very expensive mats (almost $2,000 each!) to create a safe pathway for wheelchairs. 

 

The live auction raised enough to purchase 3 Mobi-Mats, and Allaire Community Farm is now ADA accessible!

 

Shown in the photo are the 3 Mobi-Mats: (One 75ft + Two 50ft).

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthwhile mission. 

Annmarie Casaceli and Chris MacKay introduced our Rotary club to a fairly new program being offered throughout Monmouth County in support of our elderly population, Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.  By offering transportation to appointments, doing the grocery shopping, or simply spending some quality time playing cards and chatting, volunteers make a huge difference to someone who otherwise may spend day after day alone.  For more information, or to find out how you can volunteer, go to www.caregivervolunteers.org.
 
 
 
Speakers
Sister Rosemary Jeffries
Sep 27, 2017
TBD
Jennifer Jones
Oct 04, 2017
Lunch Break - Neptune
Leslie Nolan
Oct 11, 2017
Creativity Coach
Paul Abrams
Oct 18, 2017
Todays Paper
Pat Bohse
Oct 25, 2017
Monmouth County SCAN