November 10- Lunch Meeting

Program: Community Needs Assessment Next Steps led by project chair Chuck Watson

November 17- Lunch Meeting Program : Dr. Tina Zeca, Allergist

November 17- 6:30 PM Club Social at Board and Brush, Red Bank. Register,  pick your project and pay here here: use   event code ROTARY

December 15- No lunch meeting  Club Holiday (Evening) Party, Navesink Country Club.

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 pay online:

October 27 Meeting Notes

Happy and Sad Dollars/
Elliot - happy Chuck is back from his trip.
Jay is traveling to Mexico for the week.
Joe Greca - Governor Chuck is  back
Barbara - happy to see Chuck and to have guest speakers Anthony and Doug
Anthony - 5 happy dollars for being with the Club
Jon - Sad for the Yankees / happy for the Jets
Addie - happy to see PD Gov back as well as our server Cathy sad dollar for passing if Dave Farullo

Addie - reported on the Crop Walk water station. Our club partnered with Tinton Falls Club, passing water (1st water station) it’s a 20 yr tradition/ Addie was thankful for volunteers
— bell ringing coming up 
— food drive reinventing the canna thin / Jay and Barbara food drop locations @ Schwartz Mazda and school / pairs of peanut butter and jelly, etc!
—popcorn sale 1420 raised / new event in Nov
— November calendar is out / QR code available at meeting
— Y is asking for gift cards and family board games
— Salvation Army is asking for family toy drives
— Dec 15 - holiday party
— Santa phone call / letters / Bill D to lead
Doug and Anthony - Setaro House in Red Bank…speakers ../ cousins from fathers who were brothers / fathers came from a home with 11 siblings / Aunt Nancy Setaro had polio / Cousins purchased the home /. Grandparents purchased home in 1934 / found notebooks and artifacts, fans from st Anthony, communion books. / it was a two family home, rented out.  / found newspaper articles 1909 and 1912/ “Big John” was their great grandfather, they found out that he was thrown off a horse and a bails bondsman but also had lots of money!    / John Calandriello is the main last name in the Setaro family…he is notorious bootlegger / researched that their great grandfather names his murderer, Calandriello. /in 1891 coroner’s report from Monmouth county,  and finds out who was involved in this Italian colony of bootlegging  (30 years before prohibition) that is his family. /    Interesting highlights:  farming was not allowed in red Bank in an effort to prevent bootlegging. / many bootlegging battles here in Red Bank! /  brothers pizza used to be called the west end hotel! People would rent by the hour…hmmmm! / Joe Sessna becomes wealthy through bootlegging on the navisink river! / underground breeery at west Elm in Red Bank! / So, their great grandfather was murdered by the largest bootlegger who then became their grandfather’s  brother in law to protect him by allowing him to marry into the family and all to protect the bootlegging money coming in!  / 1912 Woodrow Wilson election turn of events in Red Bank because Italians registered to vote and change factory conditions!!!!
Creator of 5-hour Podcast Rum Runner Podcast!  /  Anthony spoke about digital animation to help recreate the layout of RedBank in the early 1900’s / 1920’s all private clubs came to be through the hight of bootlegging era!


Popping Fun Fundraiser The next event will start November 7, 10 AM and close of November 11, 10 AM. Download the Double Good App and use the code  QJW DME .


November 2022 Calendar has been published. See the website home page or get a copy by scanning the code here.

Third Thursday Social- Thursday, November 17, 6:30 PM

Register and pay in advance. Select your project from a wide selection- perfect for home or a gift. We supply snacks, you supply your beverages.

Can- a- thon 2.0: Support the Salvation Army Food Choice Pantry in the month of November- We have reinvented the Can-a-thon. The collections will run November 1 to 18. Club members are asked to spread the word and bring goods to designated drop off locations. To streamline the array of donations we will use "Good things come in pairs" tag line; suggested pairings are:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Rice and Beans
  • Pasta and Sauce
  • Tuna and Mayo
  • Instant Potatoes and Gravy
  • Canned Green Beans and Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Powdered Milk and Cookies
  • Cake Mix and Icing
  • Shampoo and Soap

Items can be brought to:

  •  Schwartz Mazda, 585 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury
  •  Ivy Hill Preschool, 15 1st Street, Rumson
  •  Weekly Rotary Club meeting

YMCA Holiday Drive starts November 21 ending December 2. The YMCA is asking for Family Board Games and/or Gift Cards for the Holiday Drive this year. (I think buying games is more fun than gift cards.) If you'd like to contribute to the Holiday Drive you can bring your items to:

  •  Schwartz Mazda, 585 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury
  •  Red Bank Family YMCA , 166 Maple Avenue, Red Bank
  •  Ivy Hill Preschool, 15 1st Street, Rumson
  •  Rotary Club Meeting.
Suggestions for games in English  or Spanish    can be found on Amazon.
Lunch Break Service  Saturday meal distribution has been suspended temporarily as facility renovations and expansions are underway. Stay tuned for alternate service opportunities.

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!