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2016 Friends of Rotary


Following is a list of generous "Friends of Rotary" which have donated to The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton Foundation, Inc.:


Gold Sponsors (click on their name to visit their website):


First Choice Bank                 Selective Insurance


                       Killarney's Publick House


Silver Sponsers:

 Affiance, LLC              

Andersen Services               

Gaylord Popp, LLC

Nottingham Insurance                   

Sharbell Development



Other Contributors:  IEW Construction Group; Bank of America; Top Shelf Entertainment              



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Our club is pleased to announce its first 5K race and fundraiser - "ROTARUN" - will take place on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Veterans' Park in Hamilton Township, NJ.  Registration (a $25 fee) for runners will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 runners in several categories.  There will also be a One Mile Fun Walk.

Proceeds from the race will benefit veterans groups and local charities. 

Registration forms are available at First Choice Bank (Rte. 130 at Shoppes at Hamilton), Pacers Princeton Running Store (7 Palmer Sq. West, Princeton), HVCB/Northfield Bank (corner of Youngs and Quakerbridge Rds) and Affiance, LLC (941 Whitehorse Ave., Ste. 18-19, Hamilton).  Or, register online at  (type "rotarun" for event and location as "Hamilton, NJ" in Search box).  Click here for a flyer: rotarun_5k_updated_bw.pdf . Direct questions to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sponsors are needed and welcome, click here for more information and a sponsor form: ROTARUN_Sponsor_Form.pdf

Community Police Award - Robbinsville Township Police Department

At its May 27 meeting the club honored Detective Scott Kivet of the Robbinsville Police Department with a Community Service Award for his long-time service to citizens of the township.  Det. Kivet works closely with groups, including City of Angels and Recovery Advocates of America, helping individuals recover and rehabilitate from drug addiction.  He also runs "Operation Smashed", an effort to teach students at Robbinsville High School about the dangers of driving while impaired with alcohol or drugs.  Further, he has served as Plainsboro Township's Deputy Fire Chief and a volunteer Fire Coordinator in Middlesex County, and worked as a coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management.




Community Service Award - Hamilton Police Division

The club honored Lt. Joseph D. Mastropolo of the Hamilton Township Police Division with a 2016 Community Service Award for his efforts to foster close police-community relations.  Lt. Mastropolo, a 30-year police officer, has been the executive director of the Hamilton Township Police Athletic League since 2000.  The Hamilton PAL serves upwards to 2,000 children in various programs and they award college scholarships.  Lt. Mastropolo was also given a $250 donation for PAL from our foundation.


Club Donates of Recovery Advocates of America

At our May 6 meeting, representatives from Recovery Advocates of America were presented a $1,000 donation from our foundation and spoke about the work of the group to combat drug addiction in our area.  Pictured below are club president Tom Lanigan, RAA Recovery Coaches John Mincarelli and Mike Zicciardi, and Sim Rochonchou, club member and RAA board member.


New Club Members

Our May 6 meeting also included induction of two new club members; pictured, from left, are sponsor Bill Coleman, new members Jessica Bassett and Teresa Caro, and sponsor Ed Drag.


Bike Drive

We will collect used bikes for the Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 6 p.m.  Our club will be part of a combined "Green Fair" and "Community Festival" event at the Robbinsville Community Park, West Manor Way & Gordon Rd, Robbinsville.  The rain date is Sunday June 12.

Pasta Fest 2016

The club held its annual Pasta Fest fundraiser on April 1 and about 350 patrons enjoyed a dinner consisting of two kinds of pasta, 5 sauces, Franca Bakery dinner rolls, salad, dessert and refreshments.  Bob Orlowski from Top Shelf Entertainment provided music and sang for the diners.  At the end of the event, door prizes and a Super 50/50 prize were awarded.  The dinner provides funds for our foundation's annual scholarship program and for local charities.


Guest Speaker: The Mayor of Hamilton Twp.

Our guest speaker at the February 26 meeting was The Honorable Kelly A. Yaede, Mayor of Hamilton Township.  Mayor Yaede gave the club an update about new developments in township government, including police department initiatives, new businesses moving into the area, communications with residents through social media, the HAMSTAT Call Center system, and more.



Students of the Month

Our May 13 meeting included Student of the Month recognitions.  Students chosen by the guidance departments at the Hamilton Township high schools and from Robbinsville High School are given certificates after speaking at a club meeting about what they do in school, their volunteer efforts in the community and future plans after graduation.  Pictured with club member Wally Sawka, from left, are Hannah Lee, Steinert High School; Jonathan Ordones, Nottingham High School; Christopher Massi, Robbinsville High School; and Samantha Courtney, Hamilton West High School.  Emma Meczinger of Steinert High was honored but unable to attend the meeting.



Club Directory

A directory of club members is now available to members; click on the link here:   club_directory.pdf   It is password protected.

Event Photos

For photos of Club events click here: Photo Albums

Upcoming Club Meeting Programs and Speakers

  • June 3 - Frank Collucio, "Self Defense - Parking Lot Awareness and Safety"
  • June 10 - Club Assembly
  • June 17 - Awards Day - George Prutky Vocatioal Service Award; Vern Applegate Community Service Award
  • June 24 - Installation of Club Officers and Annual Club Member Awards





The Four Way Test

Of all the things we think, say or do...

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Rotary Firsts

  • The first Rotary club meeting was in Chicago on February 23, 1905.
  • The first regular luncheon meetings were at the Oakland, California club, chartered in 1909.
  • The first Rotary convention was in Chicago in 1910.
  • The first Rotary club outside of the United States was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1910.
  • The first Rotary club outside of North America was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1911.
  • The first Rotary club in a non-English-speaking country was in Havana, Cuba in 1916.
  • The first Rotary club in South America was chartered in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1918.
  • The first Rotary club in Asia was chartered in Manila, Philippines in 1919.
  • The first Rotary club in Africa was chartered in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1921.
  • The first Rotary club in Australia was chartered in Melbourne in 1921.

Regular Meetings

  Golden Dawn Diner: 7:30 a.m.

Make-Up Sessions

  Lambertville-New Hope: 6:30 p.m. Lambertville Station

  Bordentown: 5:45 p.m. Holiday Inn
  Princeton: 12:15 p.m. Nassau Club
  Plainsboro: 7:30 p.m. Guru Palace

  Hamilton: Noon Cedar Gardens Banquet

  Morrisville-Yardley: 6:15 p.m. Michael’s Restaurant
  Trenton: 12:15 p.m. Freddie’s Tavern

Princeton Corridor: 12:15 p.m. Hyatt Regency