Submitted by Alice Percheski, President Elect
What's an e-club?
Recognizing that clubs already meet in a variety of ways, the council just voted to remove the distinction between traditional and e-clubs. There are currently 275 clubs labeled e-clubs, with 5,900 members. Those clubs are now just clubs that meet more frequently online than others. Rotary has come a long way since the 2010 council decided to allow clubs that meet principally online.
This vote will bring about a few changes in our own club starting with the removal of the "e" in our name. More importantly, it ends any questions that lingered about our model type and the different ways our members meet. Clubs all over the world meet in different ways and our wise council has clearly endorsed a club's flexibility to meet the needs of their members. Our club was and will continue to be ahead of the curve.
Submitted by Deborah Starr, Rotary Foundation Club Director
Submitted by: Deborah Starr, Club Foundation Chair
Submitted by Tina Ritondaro, Tri-County Community Group-Club Chair
E-Club members will meet in Cape May for the District Conference
13 New E-Club members proposed
Provided by Melanie Druziako, Club Member and Organizer
Provided by Marilyn Axler, Secretary
Submitted by EClub Secretary Marilyn Axler
Submitted by Pete Percheski Sr, Webmaster
In her home village in Kenya, eclub member, Evelyn knows why many children have no time for school or fun. Each day they must walk 8 miles for water and they make the trip many times over through the day. This is a picture from Evelyn of a child carrying water.
|When children and families spend the best part of each day pursuing the most basic necessities for living, like water, there is little time for anything else and life from year to year and generation to generation changes very little. The water that is collected is not from a reliable source and in some cases the water carried back home is from a source used also by animals.|
|Children walk barefoot miles and miles for water. The typical home, school and latrine has a dirt floor so many children suffer from disfiguring ailments to their feet. Evelyn is currently back home in Kenya visiting her children and grandchildren. It is her life's dream to one day improve life for the children of her village. During her time home, Evelyn will be assessing the needs of her village and looking for a local rotary club who will join forces with us so that our efforts are sustainable. Pictures provided by Evelyn.|
Submitted by Patrick Massaro, Director of International Service.
Since 2013 the South Jersey Rotary eClub has been dedicated to humanitarianism on both a domestic and international level. An example of this concept has been the South Jersey Rotary eClubs continual support to the Iloilo West Rotary club. For the past three years the South Jersey Rotary eClub has raised clothing, educational resources, water filtration devices, and dental supplies to poor isolated communities within the province of Iloilo. This year was no exception with our club concentrating on raising dental supplies for this region. From these efforts the South Jersey Rotary eClub was able to meet our goal and generate four boxes of dental supplies which were shipped to the Philippines on 12/28/2015. Through this feat the main contributors of our project were Mario Gebbia, District Governor Dave, and the Vineland Interact Club. While we greatly appreciate all parties that donated, these contributors went above and beyond this simple call to action. Thank you for everyone that contributed and we are looking forward to working with you in the near future.
Submitted by Alice Percheski, President Elect
2015 was an awesome year for our club, one for the record books. We started with a new website host, Club Runner, linking us to our District and Rotary International. We sent supplies to the Philippines and our water filtration devices were carried by teachers into remote villages where they provided clean water for the teachers themselves, for young children and pregnant mothers. We raffled off a painting and raised money for the Rotary Foundation. We officially became a sister club and we earned a Presidential Citation. We followed that with a new club president. a full active board of directors, a new meeting platform, a new look to our website, new fundraisers, a club newsletter, new members and speakers. We collected and distributed coats, mittens, school supplies, toothbrushes and toothpaste. We finished out 2015 with 4 boxes of dental supplies headed to the Philippines to support dental missions planned for this spring. Our members also learned quite a bit about grant writing. We traveled to far away places to support an orphanage or attend conferences with other Rotarians from around the region and around the world. Our club attended district events and trainings, played integral roles in our district and provided guidance and support to our district youth programs. We begin 2016 with a great deal of enthusiasm. One of our members is traveling to her home village in Kenya to visit family and assess the needs of her community. Our club hopes to meet some of those needs. We will soon be joined by seasoned Rotarians as well as new Rotarians from the Vineland area and they will bring our club more opportunities for fellowship along with their energy and ideas. This is a great time to be part of our club. An exciting year full of opportunities awaits us. Welcome 2016!!
Tis the Season to Get Involved!!!
- Coat collection: Please collect coats from friends, co-workers, etc or set up a collection box for the month of November! I can bring them all to the Atlantic Rescue Mission or you can choose a charity in your area to get them distributed.
- Yankee Candle Fundraiser: A very easy fundraiser - it's online, there are no minimums and proceeds of all sales will pay for the shipping costs for the dental supplies we are sending to the Philippines.
Club members check your email for instructions from our President and Spread the word! You can enter emails, share on Facebook etc.
- Glove/mitten collection: The Boys and Girls Club in Vineland is collecting new gloves and hats for the winter - if you see some on sale as you shop, pick up a couple and send them to Patrick Massaro or he will pick them up - contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dental Mission: we are still collecting dental supplies thru Dec 15th - keep them coming!
- YoGo Factory upcoming fundraiser: Dec 7th from 5pm-9pm we will be sponsoring having a fundraiser at the YoGo Factory, 2192 North 2nd Street, Millville, NJ 08332. We will receive a portion of the sales proceeds from that evening. We could use a couple volunteers to help out that night - please email President Mary if you can volunteer.
Governor Dave meets E-Club on Zoom
Meet District 7640 Governor Dave
Equal to his devotion to dentistry is Dave’s passion for volunteerism. A founding member of the New Jersey chapter of Project Stretch and South Jersey Smiles, Dave has provided free dental treatment to children in third world countries. A focus of his six
missions has been Nicaragua, the poorest nation in all the Americas. There he traveled to remote villages to set up makeshift dental clinics to treat poor children who had never seen a dentist. The mission was to educate them and provide necessary treatment to relieve sometimes painful problems. He has also been to even more remote areas through the San Juan Rios Relief Fund organization which provide both medical and dental care to residents living along the San Juan River. He has also gone on medical/dental missions to Ghana with the International Healthcare Organization and Thailand and Jamaica with Rotary International. Closer to home, Dave has provided dental care at the Project Smiles clinic at the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, New Jersey.
A member of Rotary for eleven years, Dave has had a Rotary career that has spanned two clubs and different positions. Starting as a member of the Haddon Heights Rotary Club, he served as Secretary and President. Now with the Garden State Rotary club, he was
named their Rotarian of the Year in 2006. In 2007, he obtained his first Paul Harris Fellowship. On a district level, he served as District Chair for Volunteerism, a Foundation Coordinator for two years, Assistant Governor for three years, and Director of International Service for two years. He is also presently on the faculty of the Rotary Leadership Institute. A strong proponent of international service, he took part in two NID missions, one in India and one in Nigeria, experiences that he has treasured the experience of changing a child’s life by a single inoculation. In 2013, Dave was awarded the Service Above Self Award by Rotary International, a rare and unexpected honor.
Dave presently resides in Tabernacle Township with Diane, his wife of 43 years, who is a school counselor in Haddon Heights. Together they have raised three children and are presently enjoying their two granddaughters.
Evelyn Oyombera Joins Our Club
Through Mud & Fire
Nicole Hall to speak on August 18th
Marilyn Axler's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
Marilyn is a Charter member of our club. She holds positions within our club, our district and RI. No one works harder then Marilyn at promoting Rotary. She is fulfilling the RI Theme for this year, Marilyn is a gift to our world and to the World of Rotary.
Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, Take Action!
On behalf of the community, we are deeply deeply deeply grateful.....
Thank You to our Contributors
South Jersey Rotary E-Club is gearing up to support a Dental Mission in the Philippines.
The Rotary Club of lloilo West has been very successful in planning and carrying out
Dental Missions in under served areas with their partners the
Rotoract Club of lloilo West and the students and staff of the
lloilo Doctors College of Dentistry
Under the guidance of our International Service Director, Patrick Massaro ,
our Club has begun collecting new tooth brushes, tooth paste and floss which
we will send over to support one of these missions. From now through the fall
our club members will be seeking donations from local dentists, friends and supporters.