Posted by Steve Sanfilippo on Feb 27, 2019
CEO Doug rang the bell at  12:20 - followed by the pledge, prayer (Rev. Chuck Watson) and 4 way test.
Jokemaster and Reverend extraordinaire Chuck  spread some cheer - the punchline was   "needless to say, it was shocking!"
GUESTS AND VISITORS: Dorothy Ferlanti (MaryAnn Azzolina) - Pinot's Palette, Broad Street - Red Bank; Sylvia Allen - Public Relations & Sylvia's Children
NEW MEMBER: Stuart Berger of Levin Cyphers (Red Bank). Stuart is a morning person -vs- his peers on College Time.  It allows him to be productive.  He spent a lot of time in a hospital, as a child (his father was a surgeon) - his job was to hand out newspapers. Stuart went to Ranny School (lifer), the University of PA and Seaton Hall Law.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND FINES: No Pin - Jay Schwartz (paid by El Presidente Doug), Larry (paid IOU from last week).  Color fines - John, Bill. Late - Mary Ann, Ethan. Happy $$ - Barbara - happy to have Stuart as a new member, Addie - for guests, Stuart, sad that Denise went home. Joe Greca - new members and for RBR Rotary turning 98 tomorrow.  Chuck - for Stuart. Bill D. - Stuart, SJV's loss (sad) but hoping they beat his alma mater RBC, PETS (will be executive trainer next year), trip to RI in Evanston (will also be assistant Rotary red membership coordinator). Jon - Stuart, headed to Key West next week. Jessica - for Stuart. Steve - The head of Alexandra's rotation threatened to fail her, so she would have to stay another rotation.
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).
BOD Meeting: Thursday, February 28th 11AM NCC BOD Room.  Topics covered included: Fund Raising (Golf - Bill Donnelly/Food & Wine - Addie Schmidt). Foundation Grants & Scholarships. Corporate Memberships. Social Media (Ethan, Jay, Jessica - FaceBook, LinkedIn, more to follow). Long range, sustainable project in Red Bank area that will involve RBR participation and foundation funds - more to follow). Revision of new member induction procedures.
Rumson St Patty's Parade (Mar 10): See Addie to sign up
Monmouth County Evening Rotary Club Charity Pong Tournament (March 21
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) (March 30, April 6, April 20)
Career Day (May 2)  See Addie
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 Sanfilippo for reservations
RYLA North (June 29th – July 2nd) Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ - See the Bohinski's if you have any questions
We are looking to get a table together for The Lombardi Dinner - please see Steve Sanfilippo 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:   Bill Atkins, former owner of Red Bank Limo.  Bill sold his business and retired early. He now shares his secrets of success to business owners and managers, helping them with the nuts-and-bolts skills they need to run a profitable business.
50/50: The winner is Joe Greca.  The pot is about $305.00