Weekly Update

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Fellow Rotarians and Friends,

There is no more relevant guest speaker than the one we have scheduled for this Friday’s Rotary meeting at 7:30 a.m.



As COVID-19 cases tick up in New Jersey, Seth David Rosenbaum, MD, MMM, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and infectious disease specialist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, will give us a local perspective on the pandemic and answer all of your questions.

Here’s the catch.  Since the hospital is not permitted to use Zoom, we will be using Go To Meeting this Friday.  You can access the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at this link – https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/770424909.  You can also dial in using your phone.  The number is (872) 240-3212; access code: 770-424-909.

Please click on the link sometime between now and Friday morning so you can follow the few steps that will have you ready to go for the meeting.  If you have any questions, contact Chris Reetz at chris@chrisreetz.com or 609-610-5050.  There’s more information on accessing the meeting in Upcoming Events and Activities below.


We had a membership committee meeting last night and came up with a lot of great ideas!  If anyone would like to join the committee, please contact Cindy Rosen (cynthia.rosen@foxroach.com).  We are holding a question and answer session with prospective members tomorrow night to get them more familiar with Rotary and our club.

We’re looking for a few members to step up as mentors for our newer members.  Thanks to those who already have agreed to do so.

Chris Reetz is looking for someone to help with our club’s website.  If anyone has experience or wants to learn, please let Chris know.

At Friday’s meeting, we will provide a final net proceeds tally for our recent Mercer’s Got Magic fundraiser, and we’ll report on Umang Naik’s August 1 event in which Rotarians, friends and Umang’s family packed 5,000 meals in two hours for the food insecure in our area.


We will get updates on our upcoming events and activities, including the 2020 School Backpack and Supplies Project, our Send Hunger Packing food collection effort at Foley’s Family Market on Saturday, August 15, and our partnership with Project Linus – Mercer County, NJ Chapter on a Fall Blanket Drive on Sept. 11 and 12 to mark the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

And we’ll finish up with Happy Dollars and a new round of “Stump that Rotarian” with two multiple choice questions about Rotary.  Get ‘em both right and your name goes into the hat for a holiday party prize drawing.

Click here for a Meeting agenda.

Feel free to call me (609-468-4233) or email me at any time with thoughts or questions.



Next week’s speaker – August 14 – District 7475 Governor Visit (starts 7:45 am) meeting w other breakfast clubs. Stay tuned for a special link!
For future meeting speakers, click here.