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Taste of Elizabeth Photos 2017

Weekly Meeting
November 15, 2017



Our speaker today was Marybeth Lapham, Executive Director of The Snyder Academy.

The mission of the Snyder Academy, located at 42 Broad Street, is to serve the people of Elizabeth and new Jersey as a vibrant center for culture, history, education and social advancement.


Marybeth is welcomed by President Art Lobdell, Program Chairman Rich Esperon and Snyder Academy Board member, Charles Shallcross.

Weekly Meeting
November 8, 2017



A great meeting as we welcomed our District 7510 Governor Bob Zeglarski.



Governor Bob’s first order of business was inducting new members Dr. Lisa Hiscano, Raymond Vega and John Gibardi.


He then spoke to us about his goals as District Governor and hopes for all the clubs in our District.


Thank you Governor Bob for “Making a Difference”.
Weekly Meeting
November 1, 2017



Taste of Elizabeth Chairman Doug Harris and Rotarians Phyllis Reich and Ken Richuso presented Thank You Certificates to Jonathan Phillips and Greg Waga of Groundwork Elizabeth (Come Grow with Us Gardens)


and Karen Kontos, owner of the Garden Restaurant for their participation in our hugely successful fundraiser.



We were also joined by Rotarians Vincent Spada (Cranford) and Todd Young (Union) who presented our Club with a $500 check from Spencer Savings which will be used for our Dictionary Project.

We will soon be distributing 2200 dictionaries to students in Elizabeth and Hillside so Spencer Savings contribution is greatly appreciated. Accepting were project coordinator Rich Esperon and Treasurer Jim Duffy.


A very interesting program today by Rich Esperon on “E-Waste”. We learned how much toxic material is in the electronic items we use every day like smartphones and computers and where it goes when we dispose of these items. (Some very disturbing images.)