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...

Red Bank Rotary Club Conducts Community Needs Assessment
On Thursday, June 28, the Rotary Club of Red Bank conducted a workshop for key community stakeholders to explore the most pressing needs of the Red Bank community. The agencies and organizations which participated included the First Baptist Church of Red Bank. JBJ Soul Kitchen, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, NJ Department of Human Services, Lunch Break, the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, HABCore, the Salvation Army, the Parker Family Clinic, T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, St. Anthony Parish of Padua/St. Crispin Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern NJ, Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County and Monmouth Mental Health Association.
Held at the Parish Center of St. Anthony’s Church, the purpose of the 2022 Community Needs Assessment Workshop was to identify current strengths, needs, and ideas for future services in the community. Facilitated by Past Rotary District Governor and Red Bank Rotarian, Chuck Watson, the round robin discussion included needs which were highly prevalent, perhaps stretching the resources of organizations and needs which are unique, often “gap needs”, which may affect less people but can be highly significant.
The 35 leaders listed the needs they see and hear each day when their organizations and agencies provide outreach to the underserved. The list of needs was recorded and will be sorted and distributed by the Rotary Club to the participants. The participants will come back together using smaller focus groups based on services they currently provide or may be able to expand to include. The conversation in the focus groups will be guided to create a plan to address the 3 to 4 top issues identified. Once the plan is in place the Red Bank Rotary Club will observe the roll out and communicate the results to the group at large. The expected cycle of this project is 12 to 18 moths.
The Rotary Club of Red Bank, through it’s Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is one of over 34,000 clubs worldwide.  Rotary, which now has 1.5 million members, was founded in 1905; the local Club was chartered in 1921.  Rotary areas of focus include promoting peace; fighting disease, particularly polio; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; supporting education; saving and enhancing the lives of mothers and children; growing economies; and protecting the environment.
The Rotary Club of Red Bank  meets in person on the 1st, 2nd and 4th  Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 PM, at the Navesink Country Club, Red Bank and on the 4th Thursday of the Month at 6 PM in locations to be announced.  For more information please visit the Red Bank Rotary website:

  Our Club Board of Directors held it's  inaugural meeting of 2022-23 on Wednesday evening July 27 at the home of Katie McAdoo. Present were Bill Donnelly, David Legg, Barbara Mullen, Elliot Rappaport, Ellie Tava, Addie Schmidt, Jay and Meghan Schwartz and Chuck Watson. The 2022-23 Budget has been prepared and will be forwarded to Board members for review and approval. Collection of membership dues is imperative this summer and fall. We need committee chairs for Club admin/programs, and the Foundation. Our fundraising efforts for this Rotary year will include the Field of Heroes (when approved) Calendar Raffle, Pop Corn Sale, Miniature Golf Tournament and a Wine Raffle or Super 50/50

There were sign up sheets at our meeting. Ellie had suggested this method as a way to let people know about and commit to upcoming events. Be on the look out for the clipboards at each meeting. An additional sheet will be available this week for Signs Ups for Speakers and Programs (2 per month) and Sunshine at each meeting for one month. Things are so much easier when shared among our Rotarians. 


Our first evening meeting will be August 18, 5:30 PM, Marine Park. Potluck Picnic- bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage and comfy chairs. We'll have lawn games, paper goods and fellowship to enjoy the company of fellow Rotarians. We are making a special effort to invite back members we have not seen in a while so please phone a Rotarian friend you may be missing and ask them to join us. Please sign up at our meeting or online:
Devotion, Sunshine and Happy Dollars
Thanks to Rotarians David Legg, Jay Schwartz and Chuck Watson for contributing to our meeting in leading these traditional and uplifting moments for the month of July. Who can we count on to participate in August? 

Meeting reporter needed   

Please contact Club Secretary Bill Dickinson if you would be willing to share, with him, in the task of scribing highlights of our meeting to be included in the weekly COGS. This editor can pull it all together into the published edition.
2022-2023 Club Goals
  1. Club Membership:  we currently have 24 members on our roster- goal for June 1, 2023 is 34 members

  2. Polio Plus giving will be at least $2,400.

  3. Rotary Foundation giving will be at least $2,100.

Mother's Pantries

Supplies will be available at this week's meeting for Rotarians to take and use to fill the three Mother's Pantries in Red Bank for the weeks of August  8 and 15.

Coming Soon...Your Help is Needed   

Please sign up for Rotary Assignments by the month- Sunshine, Member Check in, Program/Speaker recruitment, New Member Ambassadors and Event participation. Sheets will be available this weeks meeting.

Meeting Schedule  

August and September, 2022

  • 1st Thursday- Club Assembly- Service project and events planning and update 
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays- Lunch meeting with program at Navesink Country Club, 12 PM

  • 3rd Thursday of August- August 18, Evening meeting-Potluck in the Park, Marine Park, Red Bank

Dates to Remember
  • August 16- Night at the Movies- Red Bank Rotary volunteers to help HABCore with concession sales at Movies in the Park. 5:30 PM
  • August 20- Red Bank Rotary volunteers at Lunch Break, 8 AM
  • October 16- Red Bank Crop Walk
Did You Know?
August is Rotary Membership and Club Extension Month. Consider sponsoring a new member this month.

The bylaws of Rotary clearly outline the procedure for a prospective member to be proposed for Rotary club membership. The "proposer" is the key person in the growth and advancement of Rotary. Without a sponsor, an individual will never have the opportunity to become a Rotarian.
The task of the proposer should not end merely by submitting a name to the club secretary or membership committee. Rotary has not established formal responsibilities for proposers or sponsors, however, by custom and tradition these procedures are recommended in many clubs. The sponsor should:
1. Invite a prospective member to several meetings prior to proposing the individual for membership.
2. Accompany the prospective new member to one or more orientation/informational meetings.
3. Introduce the new member to other club members each week for the first month.
4. Invite the new member to accompany the sponsor to neighboring clubs for the first make-up meeting to learn the process and observe the spirit of fellowship.
5. Ask the new member and spouse to accompany the sponsor to the club's social activities, dinners or other special occasions.
6. Urge the new member and spouse to attend the district conference with the sponsor.
7. Serve as a special friend to assure that the new member becomes an active Rotarian.
When the proposer follows these guidelines, Rotary becomes stronger with each new member.

         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,
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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50 Luffburrow Lane
Middletown NJ 07748
GPS: Use Red Bank NJ 07701
valet parking available
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Officers & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Club Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
New Generations Chair
Liaison for Evening Meeting/Satellite Club
International Service Chair
RBR Director 22-25
RBR Director 22-25
RBR Director 20-23
RBR Director 20-23
RB Foundation Treasurer
RBR Director 21-24
RBR Director 21-24
Foundation Trustee 22-25
Foundation Trustee 22-25
Foundation Trustee 21-24
Foundation Trustee 21-24
Foundation Trustee 20-23
Foundation Trustee 20-23
Immediate Past President
Davidd Legg
Aug 11, 2022
Rotary Global Water Project and Rotary International Foundation Impact
George Schliege
Aug 25, 2022
CROP Walk to End Hunger
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