Club Information
Red Bank

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Navesink Country Club
50 Luffburrow Lane
GPS: Use Red Bank NJ 07701
Middletown, NJ 07748
United States of America
(732) 933-9111
(733) 933-4125
Check in, meal selection and social time 12:00 to 12:15 PM . Meeting begins promptly at 12:15 PM
Whats New...
Attendees: Joe Greco,  Addie Schmidt, Elliot Rapport, Katie McAdoo, Chuck Watson, Bill Donnelly, Jay Schwartz, Jim Mullevey ( in person) Barbara Mullen and Harry Snyder (via ZOOM)


  1. Addie attended the change over event on Sunday, June 12, as the only Red Bank Club member there she was happy to represent us. She shared Incoming Governor Mike Thompson is planning a series of area club get together events. Addie will assist him for our area. This is a great opportunity to share ideas and successes with our neighbors.
  2. Our installation dinner is open for registration. The fee is $75.00 per person and promises to be a delightful evening. Register here:
  3. President Bill announced the Red Bank Rotary Club will be taking back the administration of the annual Lombardi Dinner. The 2022 wrap up meeting will be held on June 29, 5:30 PM at the Hamilton Fire House. Because this will be a club sponsored event (in collaboration with other Monmouth County Clubs) all are encouraged to attend.

Happy Dollars

Governor Chuck's term is ending and he is planning a 3 month road trip with his bride, Mary. He offered a sad dollar because Mary is away for an extended period of time visiting Chuck's step mom and helping the family pack her for a move. 
Jay was happy to have furniture. Bill was happy to have traveled to visit his in-laws. Katie was delighted to see both Barbara and Harry tune in via ZOOM and thrilled Jim Mullevey was able to join us- live and in person. Jim was excited to be with us too. He instituted fines for those not wearing pins- just like old times- we don't like the fines but feel good they will be used for good.

 This Week's Speaker- Barb Youchah

President Bill introduced Long Branch Rotarian and Realtor, Barb Youchah. Barb shared her observations on the local real estate market, it's trends and the impact higher interest rates may have on the market in the coming months. Things are very unpredictable right now, both seller and buyer are watching the news from the Federal Reserve. The inventory of homes is low, rental markets are tough for landlords because of tenants not paying rent due to COVID. New listings are down almost 13%, median price for a home is $595K, up from $550 K. Homes are selling for an average of 2.1% over list price and the days it takes to close deals is down- mostly due to cash sales. She tries her best to comfort and support both buyers and sellers- it's a very emotional experience and people are feeling a mad rush to get in a home before prices go up again.
Barb works with the Patrick Parker Real Estate Company. You can find her biography and contact information here: 

Other items:

  1. Mother's Pantries need to be checked and filled regularly, at least 1 x per week. "Go Bags" with supplies are available for Rotarians who would like to be added to a schedule to check the 3 current pantries in Red Bank- YMCA, Lunch Break, Salvation Army.
  2. We will continue conversation with Jay to assist in arranging travel and hosting for 5 Rotarian (couples- 10 people) from India in cooperation with the Northern District and our District. This is Friendship Exchange which Jay participated in when he went to India pre COVID.

funny basset houndA Little Dog Humor

smileyWhen you cross an aggressive dog with a computer, what do you get? A lot of bites.

smiley I recently planted a pet tree, and it’s like having a pet dog except… The bark is much quieter.

smileyHow are dog catchers in the UK paid? By the pound.

smileyWhy didn’t the dog want to play football? It was a Boxer.

         Katie McAdoo             


Thursday Evening June 30, 2022
Navesink Country Club, 50 Luffburrow Lane, Red Bank
6 to 9 PM
$75.00 per person
Payment by check or credit card
Celebrating the Term of 2021-2022  President William "Bill" Donnelly  and Welcoming 2022-2023 President Katie McAdoo
Installing Officers:
Vice President/President Elect Elvia Tava
Treasurer Elliot Rappaport
Secretary William "Bill" Dickinson
Cash Bar and Passed Hors D'Vours
Seated Dinner - Seasonal Salad, Entree choice of Tarragon and Honey Glazed French Cut Chicken, Roast Prime Rib or Vegetarian Dish (upon request), Coffee, Tea ,Dessert.
Selected music for dinner and dancing
Reflection by Barbara Mullen (PP 2010),
Remarks by Outgoing President Bill Donnelly
Keynote Address delivered by Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna
Officers and Directors Liberated and Installed by District 7505 Governor Chuck Watson
Register here:
Pay by check or use PayPal 
Please respond before June 27, 2022
For details and questions contact Elvia Tava,
Music, it turns out, is medicine for the mind...

Carol Rosenstein was watching her husband, Irwin, slip away inch by inch. 

At one time he had been a brilliant lawyer, a lover of Broadway musicals, a world traveler. But after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2006, he developed dementia, and slowly everything changed. His gait flattened to a shuffle. The sparkle in his eyes turned into a blank stare. His mood soured. Worsening matters, the medications he took caused hallucinations and extreme agitation. As communication grew more challenging, Carol felt the distance between them growing.

Then, in 2014, something happened. Irwin, who had been a gifted pianist since childhood, sat down at the piano and began to play.  As his fingers floated through American classics like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “What a Wonderful World,” and “Try to Remember,” Carol saw his posture straighten. The sparkle returned to his eyes. The husband she once knew came back, bit by bit, if only briefly. “I could see this human being resurrect and start to reconnect with his environment,” she says, “just like I had given him a dose of medication.”

Mystified, she called his neurologist and asked what was happening. “He said, ‘Carol, you are watching the power of music, changing brain chemistry.’” Hear more on the ROTARY VOICES PODCAST.

We are currently meeting in person, with an option for ZOOM available weekly. Members should arrive at 12 PM with the meeting officially starting at 12:15 PM at the Navesink Country Club in the Overlook Room.
The meeting structure has been changed to make it more Zoom friendly.  Zoom will begin broadcasting close to noon, but the meeting wont officially start until 12:15. We will pan around room with the camera so that Zoom attendees can see who is at the meeting and give everyone a chance to say hi and enjoy fellowship. Immediately following that we will go right into club business and then put the speaker on.  The same Zoom link will be used every week.
Here is the ZOOM Meeting Info:
Meeting ID: 893 8956 4948
Passcode: ROTAR
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          First Meeting @ NCC             D7500 Changing of the Guard
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 D7500 Changing of the Guard
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50 Luffburrow Lane
Middletown NJ 07748
GPS: Use Red Bank NJ 07701
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Officers & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Club Treasurer
Liason to Sattelite Club
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Immediate Past President
RBR Director 19-22
RBR Director 19-22
RBR Director 20-23
RBR Director 20-23
RBR Director 21-24
RBR Director 21-24
RB Foundation Chair
Foundation Trustee 19-22
Foundation Trustee 19-22
Dr. Tina Zecca
Jun 28, 2022
Meghan Schwartz
Jul 14, 2022
Slide show and overview of Jay and Meghan Schwartz's Honeymoon Trip to the Philippines