Sean Growney 
President 2018 - 2019 

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Greetings from Asbury Park Rotary

Welcome to our Club! Where Service and Fellowship Flourish!

Asbury Park

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 of America

(732) 292-1955
(732) 292-1992
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Asbury Park Rotary Celebrates 100 Years!
On Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:30pm,
the Asbury Park Rotary is hosting its Centennial Celebration
at Deal Golf & Country Club, Deal, NJ. 
This event is a celebration of 100 years of service to Asbury Park and Monmouth County communities.  
This celebration will include dinner, dancing, gift auction and LIVE Entertainment by the Moroccan Sheepherders! 
The Centennial Celebration is our largest fundraising event of the year.  We hope you will support the Rotary through sponsorship, attendance, a purchase of an advertisement in the Centennial Book. As a sponsor, your business will be recognized at the event.
Proceeds of this event will benefit the Rotary Foundation of Asbury Park and these programs. 

Scholarship Program 

Each spring we invite local high school students from surrounding areas to participate in the scholarship program. This program is a vocational service activity of our club that assists and encourages high school seniors of Asbury Park, Neptune, Ocean Township and Academy Charter High Schools to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community. Each year, we award scholarships to students of the four high schools. 

Asbury Park Rotary Foundation Veterans Program 

Throughout the year the Asbury ParkRotary Foundation sponsors and supports several events honoring the hundreds of veterans in our community. Events include: Bus Trip to Washington, Veterans Day Luncheon, and Memorial Garden in Asbury Park.
Stories of Asbury Park Rotary in Action
The journey to 100 members for our 100th year continues!
Please welcome Chris Daly, Kathy Daly, Rose Haydu, and Ellen Gaynor
A nice follow-up to the presentation by Don Brockel, Chair of the Deal Lake Commission, was our speaker today whose firm does only municipal engineering, Peter Avakian of Leon S. Avakian, Inc. Peter serves as staff of the Deal Lake Commission and focuses on the planning/zoning board review of development projects as these pertain to the environmental safety of Deal Lake and other environmental concerns. Peter shared that it has taken years to education developers and municipalities as to the importance of proper storm management. As he says, “you must develop property properly.” This is entails: 1.) Ground water infiltration, guaranteeing that 100% of the water that was absorbed in the ground prior to the site being developed, must be absorbed into the ground following completion of the project; 2.) Water discharging from the developed site must be slowed; and 3.) Removal of sediment before beginning the project. The developer must think through the whole project. To learn more about what Peter’s firm does, see their website, and for questions call Peter at 732.922.9229.
Save the Dates: Details to follow
May 18th - We will be planting our Centennial Garden at Veterans Park in Asbury Park
June 9th - Asbury Park Rotary Club Day at the Race Track
We will be sponsoring a race!!  Who will go into the winners Circle?????
Other announcements:
New Shirts are in..please bring check to meeting to pick up.

APRIL 100 Acts of Kindness

We have 17 RAK to date…83 to go…9 days to act!!!

Email Dina if you can’t make the meeting..she will share for you!!!

Feeding someone hungry. Picking up a piece of litter by the side of the road. Helping someone who needs a hand getting down a staircase. These gestures take mere seconds of your time, but they can make all the difference to the person on the receiving end of them. And while they may not make a major dent in your day, they can lead to some serious benefits for you, as well. According to researchers at the University of Oxford, acts of kindness—from smiling at a stranger to helping dig someone’s stuck tire out of the snow—can yield major improvements in the mood of not only their recipients, but the individual doling them out, as well. That’s right: every seemingly minor thing you’re doing to make someone else happy can fill you with just as much joy.

A few FREE ideas to motivate you..

Donate Blood

Call your Mom

Text someone an uplifting compliment

Offer to pick up a neighbors groceries

Make your partner breakfast in bed

District Governor Bill Donnelly inducts 2 new members into our Club at the Gala Celebration. Please welcome Ellen Gaynor and Rose Haydu!
Rotary Shirts are IN
The new Rotary shirts are in and will be available for pick-up at the meeting. If you have not paid for the shirt, please bring a check.
April 100 Acts of Kindness  
86 To Go!!!!!!
We have heard our members making meals for neighbors, bring the elderly food and gifts, showing strangers kindness.  Lets continue our Random Act of Kindness and make it to 100!!
If you can't make the meeting to write your Random Act of Kindness to be read, send it to Dina and she will share it for you!!!
Below are a few simple ideas to inspire you...
  • Put change in a vending machine.
  • Hold the door open for someone.
  • Do a chore for someone without them knowing.
  • Tell a joke.
  • Return someone's cart at the store.
  • Give candy to your bank teller.
  • Leave a letter in a library book.
  • Feed the birds.
Rotary Garden in Veterans Park
Mark Your Calendars!!
 We will planting OUR Rotary Garden in Asbury Parks Veterans Park
 with the generous creative design help form Asbury Park Environmental Shade
 Tree Commission and heavy labor help from Dept of Public Works.
                                        All hands on deck!
                                    Sign up sheets coming!!!
Apr 24, 2019
Tom Kilgannon
May 01, 2019
Freeedom Alliance - Works to support wounded services members, combat veterans and miliatry families
Mike Ferraro
May 08, 2019
Bridging the Gap - Helping military vetrans enter the workplace.
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