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Weekly Meeting
April 25, 2018

April is Donate Life Month, so it was a perfect time for the Rotary Club of Elizabeth to hear a report on organ donation from the NJ Sharing Network. Ametra Burton (left), Philanthropy and Foundation Programs Coordinator, and Sharing Network Board member Elizabeth Stamler, spoke to our club about the state of organ donation. Here in NJ alone there are over 4,000 people awaiting transplantation, and in Elizabeth, 65 people are on the wait list for a life-saving organ. Organ donors can be any age, which means that we all should check that box on our driver’s license!

Club President Art Lobdell thanks Ametra and Elizabeth for their presentation.
Annual Beach Sweep
April 18, 2018

Great turnout by Elizabeth High School Students on a beautiful day at
“Beach Sweep 2018” at Sandy Hook State Park.

Thanks to Kelly McCracken –Villanueva for bringing this great group together!!

Weekly Meeting
April 18, 2018

Our Interact advisor, Kelly McCracken Villanueva was on hand today to accept our check which will help pay for the transportation of approximately 100 Elizabeth High School students to “Beach Sweep” at Sandy Hook State Park on Saturday April 21st from 9am-noon. We will have one of, if not the largest, groups in the District.

An incredible program today presented by Alyssa Reiner of Jewish Family Service and Girsh Sorkin, a Holocaust survivor.

We heard Girsh’s amazing story of his family’s escape from the Nazis in the 1940’s. It was an incredible journey.

Alyssa and Girsh were welcomed by April program chairman, Bill Mealia.
Weekly Meeting
April 11, 2018

Rotarians have many unique hobbies and interests!

Today we discovered that our own Jim Martin is a Herpetologist (the study of reptiles and amphibians).

We got to meet, up close and personal, a member of Jim’s collection and learned many interesting facts, i.e. snakes are venomous not poisonous .

Our fearless member, Marie Krupinski greeted our guest (no speaker pen was presented however).
Weekly Meeting
April 4, 2018

Contributions Chairman Bill Mealia presents a check to Janet Sarkos and Mary Claire Givelber of Caring Contact.

Caring Contact is a volunteer staffed caring, crisis, and listening hotline serving Central and Northern NJ.

Our guest speaker was Deputy Chief J.T. Mooney.

Chief Mooney brought us up to date on the Police Departments improving crime statistics with emphasis on opioid abuse cases and efforts to control illegal firearms.