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|We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM||Map to our location|
|Giovanna's Restaurant||District 7510 website|
|1462 South Avenue||Sample Newsletter|
|Plainfield, NJ 07062||Contact us|
Why You Should Join Rotary
Our first crops of beets and carrots were a HUGE success!
We donated all of our produce to families in need in Plainfield and the surrounding area.
Many pounds went to the Star Fish Food Pantry, and many more were donated to the senior citizens at Plainfield Tower West.
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Homefirst delivers comprehensive solutions to homelessness
We welcome Homefirst, Inc., as one of our sponsors!
Homefirst provides transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homeless prevention assistance, and social services to strengthen families and build communities.
The Club celebrated another successful year with the annual dinner at Giovanna’s Restaurant.
President-elect Mike Castoral welcomed the thirty-two members and guests to the special dinner meeting. Standing in place of Club President Ravenell Williams, Mike re-capped the year’s activities, presented an award to the Interact Club and an honorary membership to Harry Allen, photo right.
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Columbia Bank in South Plainfield has been a friend to many community groups. Branch Manager Shannon Jefferys joined the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield after the club in South Plainfield disbanded. She has been a great addition to the club, both for her personality and her willingness to pitch in whenever possible.
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The Rotary Club of Plainfield- North Plainfield recently presented scholarship awards to twenty-three graduating seniors at North Plainfield High School and at Plainfield High School.
The club awarded $11,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors at North Plainfield High School, $16,860 to seniors at Plainfield High School, and another $11,000 through the Adele deLeeuw Scholarship Fund.
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President - Ravenell Williams IV
President-Elect - Michael Castoral
Vice President - Roberta Smith
Secretary/Treasurer - Michael Townley
Sergeant at Arms - Thomas Reedy
Officers begin their terms on July 1, 2016 and serve through June 30, 2017.
Congratulations and thanks to all!
The Plainfield Music Store was founded in 1951 by Irving Rydberg. Over the years, Mr. Rydberg assembled a vast resource and archive of sheet music from many publishers which became a favorite source for Plainfield and regional musical connoisseurs.
Under Vicky Griswold's ownership, the Plainfield Music Store has updated its website, offers a computerized inventory, and offers on-line ordering!
Click here to visit the Plainfield Music Store's website.
Mayor Mike receives award
North Plainfield's mayor Michael Giordano, picture with his family, received the Club's Service Above Self Award at the 17th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner in March.
Over 100 people joined together to enjoy the fine food and drink and the accolades heaped upon the mayor by his colleagues and Rotarians alike.
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Despite some of the highest winds experienced all winter, we held our Second Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 4, at the Covenant United Methodist Church. The winds may have kept some of our customers away, but those who came and our workers had a great time!
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GIVING GARDEN READY TO GROW
With a little hard work and a lot of help from our Interact Club, our two plots at the Giving Garden at Wagner Farm Arboretum are ready to grow. After prep work, including clearing out leftover weeds, adding soil and compost, raking and leveling, and stringing guidelines, we managed to plant three rows of beet seeds and three rows on carrots on our first day at the Farm. On our second trip, we did the same work for the Watchung-Warren Rotary Club's two plots.
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Interact Club Cleans UP!
Our Interact Club friends have been busy, busy, busy!! First, they spent a Saturday at Sandy Hook State Park, working with other Interact Clubs and other volunteers to clean the beaches.
Later they pitched in to help clean up North Plainfield as part of the "Clean the Town" day. Click on "read more" for additional information and photos.
The North Plainfield High School held their spring blood drive on April 29, 2016 in their gymnasium. Each year, the American Red Cross works in partnership with the NPHS Interact Club to collect blood from students, staff and community members. To recognize the successful turnout for their winter and spring blood drives, the Red Cross awarded the Interact Club $1000.00, which will be given to two seniors as scholarship money.
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The Interact Club at North Plainfield High School produced this video - https://youtu.be/w__jnlPQZiU
Stony Brook School students and faculty welcomed representatives of the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield and Mayor Michael Giordano to a special assembly on January 7 to usher in a new EarlyAct Club.
EarlyAct Clubs are youth service clubs for elementary school children and operate under the auspices of a local Rotary club. The concept of EarlyAct Clubs was developed through leaders of the Rotary Club of Robbinsville-Hamilton in District 7510. These clubs are now located in many states and Rotary districts.
Click on "Read more" for a thorough report on the event, written by Victoria Caruso of TAP Into North Plainfield.
From Interact to Rotaract
Three recent graduates of North Plainfield High School have also graduated from their Interact Club to the Rotaract Club at Rutgers University. Our congratulations and best wishes to Anne Tang, Ja'wana Wilson, and Kristina Forrester, freshmen at RU who sought out the relatively new Rotaract Club at RU New Brunswick. We look forward to seeing them join a Rotary Club in a few short years!!