NEXT MEETING : Thursday, September 29, Check-in 12 PM, Meeting Starts 12:15 PM- NCC
TOPIC: Joint Red Bank Rotary Club Board Meeting and Foundation Board Meeting
All are welcome-

The Red Bank Rotary Club met on September 22 at the Navesink Country Club. The meeting included a program by Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the Red Bank RIverCenter. The RiverCenter was established about 30 years at the request of downtown Red Bank merchants and property owners. The purpose of RiverCenter is to promote Red Bank's downtown, recruit businesses (Alex hopes to see a French Café soon) to Red Bank, organize events which will bring people to Red Bank and provide communication to the public about downtown Red Bank. The property owners pay a fee, in addition to their property taxes. Staffing costs and operating expenses are paid by this assessment, which is currently about $600,000. The success of the RiverCenter can be found in the number of fine reviews of downtown Red Bank and the vitality of restaurants and businesses. Thank you Bob for your fine presentation- we hope to see you return to a meeting soon.

Members were greeted by new member Alex Niel at check in. We look forward to Alex's installation in the very near future. Look for a 7 day letter in your inbox this week to approve perspective member Sandra Weingart. Sandra is the Executive Director of the Red Bank YMCA and looks for ward to supporting the community through the service of Rotary. 

Rotarian David Legg announced the Water Project in Guatemala has been approved and is ready to go on our RI Districts end, we are waiting for our Rotarian counterparts in Guatemala to approve the project once technical difficulties are resolved.

Happy Dollars flowed freely- so much joy in the room!

The winner of our 50/50 was David Legg.

 

Don't forget your annual dues! Pay by check made payable to  "Red Bank Rotary" and mail to PO Box 8444, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or online: https://redbankrotary.org/Page/pay-dues-sponsorships-make-donations

First Fundraiser of the Year to Support Red Bank Mother's Pantries

Our Red Bank Rotary Club is hosting a Mini Golf Tournament this Saturday, October 1, 2 to 4 PM, at the Bluegrass Miniature Golf Course, Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park, Oceanport. The event is being chaired by Bill Donnelly and Jay Schwartz. This member, family and friends event promises fun with mini golf, on course games, and snacks included in your admission. Beverages will be avail able for purchase. The fee for adults is $25, children under 12 are $15. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/2022RBRMiniGolf 

Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk, Sunday, October 16

There are Two Ways you can support this community based event to stamp out hunger- pick one or both!

#1 Red Bank Rotary Club is teaming up with our neighboring Tinton Falls Rotary Club to work the 1st Water Station at the Red Bank CROP Hunger  Walk. Contact Addie Schmidt for details: addieschmidt@hotmail.com  

#2 Sign up to walk and/or solicit donations: details here: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2022/team/red-bank-rotary-club

 

Popping Fun Fundraiser Coming October 19

Double Good Pop Corn sale begins October 19. This is an online event is for a limited time.  As a Rotarian you will have your own "shop" to share with friends and family. Friends and family will  order their choices of this award winning treat, it is shipped directly to them and our Red Bank Rotary Club will earn 50% of all sales for our Rotary Foundation. There are 12 flavors of ultra-premium, made-to-order popcorn which will have your supporters asking you when you’re going to do another Double Good fundraiser. No products to handle or deliver! Look for information in your email, on the Red Bank Rotary Website and on Facebook. The goal of this fundraiser is $1,500. Which means we need to sell $3,000 of popcorn that is at least  $88.00 per Rotarian. Here's how:

 

Glenville NY Rotary Club is Looking for Doggie Paddle Support

Glenville, NY Rotary Club's Doggie Paddle for Veterans is seeking to support of  Rotarian Jimmy Thomas who is Kayaking from Glenville,  NY to Key West and biking back to raise awareness and funds for service dogs for veterans in need of companionship. Jimmy will be in our area on October 6. He is looking for someone to greet him, perhaps provide a meal and or host him overnight. More details here: https://doggiepaddle.org/ , contact Stacie Agostino  staciedina@gmail.com

Help Wanted!- Happy tasks, no pay, tons of gratitude!

Mother's Pantry Lead- Arrange for weekly checks of our 3 pantries, provide refills to Rotarians to use, publicize Pantries within our community, solicit organizations to hold baby supply drives.

Major Fundraiser Event Coordinator- Lead club's annual major fundraising event, the possibilities are endless- raffle, goods and services auction, golf outing, etc. to be scheduled to take place this Spring. With the help of club members you will lead the selection, planning and execution of an event or project to support Rotary service projects, scholarships and mini-grants.

Contact Katie McAdoo if interested!