Weekly Update

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Fellow Rotarians and Friends,


Brother’s Restaurant here we come!

Our Board of Directors agreed Monday night to hold hybrid (in-person and on Zoom) weekly club meetings on the outdoor, covered patio behind Brother’s on Route 33 in Hamilton beginning Friday, May 28 at 7:30 a.m.

It’s a nice, spacious location open on all four sides that will give members who are comfortable with meeting in person the opportunity to do so, while following all safety protocols in place at the time. We will also offer a Zoom connection to the meetings.

The Board also agreed to hold our Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony on the Brother’s patio on Saturday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m., so please mark your calendars.

We’ll discuss details of the arrangement and answer your questions at our club meeting on Zoom this Friday at 7:30 a.m.

The featured guests on Friday will be Robbinsville Police Chief Chris Nitti and the two officers he selected to receive our Robbinsville Police Community Service Award – Sgt. James Moore and Public Health Officer Jill Swanson.

Our art auction and gift basket silent auction were major successes, together bringing in more than $7,000 in proceeds for our club. Hats off to Chris Reetz and his art auction committee, to Sharon Lucidi for creating the fabulous baskets, and to all of you who supported the auctions through your donations and/or purchases.

When the art pieces arrive at Sharon’s house in the next few weeks, we will ask for volunteers to help us unload and hand out the art. Stay tuned for more details. 

Looking ahead, we’ve scheduled a flower planting and trim up at Megan’s Place on Barbara Lee Drive in Hamilton on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Bring your family and your garden tools for a social and community service opportunity. 

The following Saturday, May 22, our club and District 7475 will be hosting a Stomp Out Stigma event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rotary Gazebo at West Town Center Lake on Lake Drive East in Robbinsville. The event, chaired by Jodi Stephens, is one of four being held in the District as part of Rotary’s efforts to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders. Among the morning’s activities will be an awareness walk sponsored by NAMI-Mercer. You can register for the walk at http://www.namiwalks.org/team/42538 . Cindy Rosen has created a Facebook event page that can be shared: https://fb.me/e/IfWR5U6v . The first 150 people to register will receive a special T-shirt and mask.

May 22 will also be the last day of our Blue Jeans Go Green campaign. Check your closets and drawers for jeans you don’t need anymore and drop them at one of the four locations listed on our website and Facebook page, including Cindy’s popular porch at 4 Eisenhower Drive, Robbinsville.


Our Interact Club at Robbinsville High School collected 85 pairs of jeans for the drive, adding to the 20 pairs collected by the school’s Green Team. Andrea Samber, a representative of the sponsoring organization, Cotton, Inc., will join us at this Friday’s meeting to tell us about the program.


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