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Weekly Meeting
January 31, 2018



Our program today was presented by members of Groundwork Elizabeth.

Executive Director Jonathan Phillips, updated us on future Groundwork events such as the Tour de Elizabeth to be held on Sunday May 2oth.


We then had a PowerPoint presentation by Jessica Frago and Ricardo Diaz. Jessica is Groundwork’s AmeriCorps VISTA representative, and Ricardo is Groundwork’s new Conservation Director.


They detailed their projects at Yellowstone National Park, the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, as well as their work in the City of Elizabeth with our Urban water trails and hydroponic gardens.


President Elect Syed E. Naqvi and program chairman Ken Richuso thank Jessica and Ricardo. Two very impressive young people.
Weekly Meeting
January 24, 2018



An interesting and timely program today presented by Peter Vosseler, Supervisor of the Anti-bullying program for the Elizabeth Public Schools.

Peter informed us about the EPS’s efforts in providing a safe a civil environment for their students. The incident reporting rules for New Jersey are the strictest in the nation.


Peter was welcomed by President elect Syed Naqvi and Rotarian Aaron Goldblatt, Student Services Director.
Weekly Meeting
January 17, 2018



Our guest speaker today was Heather Kelly, Director of Audience Services for Kean Stage, the Arts venues at Kean University.

Heather updated us on the performances for the 2018 season. The list is available on their website, keanstage.com

If you haven’t attended a concert or play at Kean you should do so. The performers are first rate and the venues are spectacular.


President Art Lobdell and January program chairman Ken Richuso thank Heather for visiting us on a snowy Wednesday.
Weekly Meeting
January 10, 2018



A great crowd and a great meeting today as Mayor Chris Bollwage presented his State of the City address to the Elizabeth Rotary Club.

Highlighted in the Mayor’s address was our Clubs role in improving the lives of the residents of our great City.






Taste of Elizabeth Chairman Doug Harris presented Certificates of Appreciation to Sebastian Prado and Tathiana Leguizamon for their hard work and salesmanship at our recent event.

Our 50/50 sales were through the roof thanks to them.


Sebastian and Tathiana also recently visited Columbia and attended a meeting of the Club Bogata Chico. They presented President Art Lobdell with a Club banner.


The big winner of the day was Aaron Goldblatt who drew the lucky card! Treasurer Ray Vega congratulates Aaron.