Posted by Steve Sanfilippo on Feb 14, 2019

El Presidente Doug rang the bell at 12:22 - followed by the pledge, prayer and 4 way test


Jokemaster Saloukas spread some cheer - the punchline was "that would be me, what can I do for you?"  If you missed it, you missed a good one - sorry :-)


GUESTS AND VISITORS: Stuart M Berger - Levinson Cyphers


WELCOME BACK: Mike Toscano!


HAPPY DOLLARS AND FINES: Mike Toscano - $50 towards the endowment, very happy that it now invested properly!  Chuck for COGS; Rob for new member inductions; Addie for COGS, Birthday/Anniversary announcements & color of the week revival; Joe for COGS, new members and excellent speakers; Jay back from Cabo and new members.  Jay fined both new members to break them in.  Collected a few bucks for not wearing the color of the week and fines for no pins.


NEW MEMEBR INDUCTIONS: This week Joe Greca and his new Padawan Apprentice, Jay Schwartz inducted two new members.  Jessica Johannsen from Sunrise Senior Living in Shrewsbury.  Jessica was looking for a group to give back to the community.  At a very young age, at the request of her grandmother, she started picking up roadside trash, and later joining an adopt a road program.  Jessica mentioned 'Service Above Self' and will make a most excellent club member! Ethan Wagner was pinned by Rob Sanders.  Ethan hails from Florida and moved here with his girlfriend.  He loves golf (a 3 handicap!) He gave back to the community in College with golf fundraisers. Ethan loves to help others. He works as an Investment Planner.  Ethan has already helped with our Can-A-Thon and is looking forward to our next fundraiser and service project.  He too will make a fine addition to our club!  With their induction - the average age of our group went down a few percentage points :-)


COLOR OF THE WEEK: We have revived color of the week and a lot of our members aren't reading the COGS - we took in quite a few fines.  If you are looking under this heading to find out what the color of the week is, you are looking in the wrong place :-)  It's in this issue somewhere - it may even be a color that you've never even heard of (HINT - Google can help you in this instance).




PETS (Feb 22-24)


Rumson St Patty's Parade (Mar 10): See Addie to sign up


Lombardi Dinner (March 14)


Monmouth County Evening Rotary Club Charity Pong Tournament (March 21


Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) (March 30, April 6, April 20)


District Conference (May 4Seaview Inn, Galloway NJ


Collier Youth Services Gala honoring Beacon Panning & Consulting Services, the Rotary Club of Red Bank and Vonage (May 9) Addison Park - Aberdeen NJ 6:30PM-10:30PM See Steve smaragdine Sanfilippo for reservations


Teddie Caufield's daughter, Daryl Ley, is in hospice and not doing well.  Prayers for Teddie and her family.


We are looking to get a table together for The Lombardi Dinner - please see Bill Donnelly if you are interested. A special Lombardi award has been created in the name of Jay Patock - The Unsung Hero Award.  Please make every effort to attend this event and celebrate Jays generosity to Rotary and the community.


UPCOMING SPEAKERS: See the list in the column to the right. If you have anyone interested in speaking, please let Barbara Mullen know.




SPEAKER: Sue Kiley, our newest Monmouth County Freeholder.  Sue explained what  the freeholders are responsible for: Legislating County Authorities, County road maintenance, county bridges, county libraries, county parks and park programs, addiction and mental health services,  Brookdale community college, Medicaid, Social Services, mosquito and tic control.  The yearly budget it 500 Million Dollars to be spent on services for 53 towns.  She explained that the Freeholders act as a committee, elected to staggered terms.  


50/50: Rob Sanders.  The pot is $252.00