2023 Club Photos

Rotarian Tom Damm received his Paul Harris Fellow pin.
Rotarians presented nearly 100 new books and more than 25 backpacks to the George E. Wilson Elementary School in Hamilton this morning. A second batch of donated books will be delivered next month ahead of a read-along program by Rotary volunteers. School Principal Dereth Sanchez-Ahmed (second from right) and School Librarian Dawn Leto-Todd (second from left) join students in receiving the books. Rotarians pictured are (right to left) Linda Gearren; program coordinator Janice Miller; Tom Damm; Paul Neu; program co-coordinator Sim Rochonchou; and President Kalpana Patel.
Club President Kalpana Patel presented $500 check to Dress for Success to support their efforts in the community. Aileen Kornblatt of Dress for Success Central New Jersey described the group’s programs to help women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to thrive in work and life. For more: www.centralnjdressforsuccess.org
Club President Kalpana Patel presented $500 check The Father Center to support their efforts in the community. Karen Andrade-Mims of The Father Center of New Jersey outlined the organization’s work to provide services and programs to support men in meeting the responsibilities of fatherhood. For more: www.thefathercenter.org
Club President Kalpana Patel welcomed and presented a club banner to Pravin Ahuja, a visiting Rotarian from India.
Our Rotary Club provided more than 100 “winter survival kits” to The Rescue Mission of Trenton today. The items in the kits were donated by club members and friends. Of special note, Mary Jane Diener, wife of club member Ken Diener, knitted 90 scarves to include in the kits. The kits included other scarves, hats, gloves, toiletries, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste and related items. In the photo, Sharon Lucidi (left), who chaired the effort, stands next to Club President Kalpana Patel in presenting the items today. Special thanks also to members Janice Miller and Judy Goldstein for serving as drop off points and to member Tony Rosica, who coordinated a large number of winter clothing items.
Flags for Heroes co-coordinator Joe Cavone presented a flag to members of the Robbinsville Police Department on behalf of the club. The Robbinsville Twp PBA #344 was a sponsor of last fall’s Flags for Heroes display at RWJ University Hospital Hamilton.
President Kalpana Patel presented a $500 check to HomeFront to support the group’s services to “break the cycle of poverty” in Mercer County.