Weekly Update

Fellow Rotarians,

I believe the more prudent meeting venue this week will be our own home or office via Zoom.  I am hopeful that we will be returning to The Blend shortly.  Antonio and John will be welcoming our return.

This week’s speaker will be Anthony Carabelli, director of the Economic Development Office for the County of Mercer. Mr. Carabelli also serves as a Hamilton Township councilman and has been a supporter of our Flags for Heroes campaigns.   

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).  There will be two opportunities to attend the RLI during the coming months.  Seminars will be held virtually on Saturday, February 5, 2022 and again on Saturday, April 9, 2022.  Please see attached schedule and/or our web site for additional information.
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Lala and Mimi’s Pajama Project.  Until Friday, February 18, 2022 we will be collecting pajamas for children ages newborn to 18. 

Dollars for Scholars.  Ticket sales are now available for our annual Dollars for Scholars.  Tickets are on sale now until the first raffle drawing on April 4, 2022.  If you have not received your tickets, please see George Ott.  Proceeds from the raffle fund our scholarship program.

Scholarship Applications.  Scholarship applications are now available. 
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 End Hunger 3.6.  End Hunger 3.6 will return once again Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County on Spruce Street in Lawrence.  This Foundation project is being chaired by Ellsworth Havens of the Madison Rotary.  Someone dies of malnutrition or starvation in the world every 3.6 seconds, thus the project name.  Stay tuned for more details.


Rotary District 7475 Annual Conference.  April 22-24, 2022; Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Details to follow.

 Thank you.

 Joe B.




Still More Rotary Firsts
  • Rotary first presented “Significant Achievement Awards” in 1969 to clubs with outstanding International or Community Service projects.
  • Rotary’s first Interact club was organized in Melbourne, Florida, in 1962 to become the pioneer for about 6,000 Interact clubs in 96 countries.
  • Rotary’s first convention held in the Southern Hemisphere was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1948.
  • The Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club is chartered on Friday, September 25, 1992 in the Nottingham Ball Room in Hamilton Township.
  • Rotary was assigned the copyright on “The 4-Way Test” in 1954 when its author, Herbert Taylor, became president of Rotary International.
  • Rotary’s first Community Service project took place in 1907 when Chicago Rotarians led a campaign to install a public “comfort station” in the city hall.
  • 1964-65 was the first year The Rotary Foundation received total contributions of a million dollars in a single year. Today more than US$65 million is given annually. Contributions since 1917 total more than US$950 million.
  • Rotary’s first appeal for aid to disaster victims was in 1913 when $25,000 was given for flood relief in Ohio and Indiana, U.S.A.
  • In 2005, the Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club built two major projects: The Miracle League – a barrier free Baseball field that has served hundreds of special needs children, and a gazebo in the Robbinsville Township Town Center.  The gazebo continues to serve as an attractive focal point that invites entertainment, friendship, and even a meeting place for business in a new working environment.
  • Rotary’s motto, “He Profits Most Who Serves Best,” was first expressed at Rotary’s very first Convention in Chicago in 1910.

We’ll be meeting via Zoom.  We open up the Zoom link every Friday morning by 7:15 a.m. if you want to join early for some club banter.

For future meeting speakers,
click here. Here is the Zoom link for the meeting.