The New Brunswick Rotary Club is hosting our annual holiday party on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm in the private room at LeBebe Restaurant located at 2150 Georges Road in North Brunswick, NJ.  All members are welcome to join us on the 5th of December.  Please rsvp to club President Mike at 
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Big Chill Volunteers Needed Michael Blackwell 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
(Left) The Officers of the newly formed Middlesex County College Rotaract Team at the Magic Event with Rotary President Mike Blackwell.  The New Brunswick and Edison Clubs are working together to develop a new Rotaract Club for students at Middlesex County College.  (Right) Rutgers Rotaract Club Members.  
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The New Brunswick Rotary Club is currently seeking donors for two of our Literacy Projects.  We annually provide dictionaries to every 3rd grader in New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Highland Park.  We are also working with the Hub Teen Center and New Brunswick Public Library to provide free books and a new Little Free Library at 411 Joyce Kilmer Avenue in New Brunswick.  Please email or call (609) 658-7154 to get involved in either project.  
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The International Champion of Strolling Magic Will Fern performed for our club on Friday, October 25th at the Imperia.  Will was absolutely amazing and everyone truly enjoyed themselves.  This event featured a basket raffle and magic hat contest and helped raise money for the New Brunswick Rotary Foundation projects.  
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The New Brunswick Rotary and Rutgers Rotaract Clubs teamed up to clean up Cousins Lane in North Brunswick on Saturday, October 12th.  The club has adopted Cousins Lane and enjoys working with North Brunswick Township in keeping clean streets annually with a spring and fall clean up.  
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Rotary Pub, Grub and Poker Fun Michael Blackwell 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Salapatas on Apr 19, 2019

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick is very proud of our annual scholarship program.  During the past twenty years our club has hosted an annual golf event on the second Tuesday in May that raises money to provided scholarships.  To date we have raised  enough money to provide more than $475,000 in scholarships for graduating Seniors from New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Highland Park High Schools.  Beginning in 2019, Middlesex County College will now serve as our partner for the scholarship program.  MCC President Mark McCormick (seated in the middle with members of the club surrounding him) and his team will help select four scholars annually and award them each with a full scholarship for two years and four semesters to complete their Associates Degree.   

Middlesex County Scholarship Program John Salapatas 2019-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Blackwell on Mar 19, 2019

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Posted by Joseph Nastus on Jan 09, 2019



Every 3.6 seconds, someone in the world dies of starvation. In New Jersey, over one million people are living below the poverty line. One in five children is hungry and relying on food stamps for meals.

To give and/or sign-up online, please visit:

End Hunger 3.6 Joseph Nastus 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 11, 2018

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick provided dictionaries to all third grade student in New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Highland Park. Pictured is club member Patrick McDonald talking to the students before the dictionaries were handed out.

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Rotarian wrapping children's toys Joseph Nastus 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
The Monster Mash Murder Mystery Dinner Michael Blackwell 2018-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 31, 2018

On the behalf of the Harmony Family Success Center and PRAB, profuse thanks for the planting/beautification at 255 Livingston Ave. Through the volunteer efforts of Rotary Club members, the center is even more attractive to our families and partners. How great is it to experience such warm and pleasant hearth, even on the outside of the facility. Photos commemorating this generous contribution will be shared within our networks. We look forward to future endeavors as we continue to uplift and empower the New Brunswick Community together.

Brian D. Rawls, MPA, M.Div.
Family Services Manager

Rotary Planting and Beautification Joseph Nastus 2018-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Salapatas on Jun 14, 2018

On June 14th at the annual Paul Harris Recognition Dinner four club members -Michael Freund, Susanne Winkler, Thomas Park, Pamela Stalcup, were recognized for their service to Rotary, and Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler for her commitment and dedication to the Highland Park community. In addition the club’s board officers and directors were installed.

2018 Paul Harris Recognition Dinner  John Salapatas 2018-06-14 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick was honored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce with a Community Leaders of Distinction Award. We thank the Chamber for this prestigious recognition and we salute the evening’s other honorees: Windy White, Yezenia Ramos, Gabriel Lavigne, and Vinnie Brand.

Photo L-R: Bill Neary, MCRCC Chairman; Lina Llona, MCRCC President; Rotarians: Pamela Stalcup, Roz Shaw, Mike Blackwell, Charles Larsson and Joe Nastus.

MCRCC Award Pamela Stalcup 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Salapatas on May 10, 2018

Two ceremonies were held to officially welcome new members during the Club luncheon meeting at Sophie's Restaurant on May 9, 2018.

The first was the induction of Kathy Shaw and Barry Rubin, two new regular members. Kathy is Vice President of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce in New Brunswick, and Barry is an Account Manager with Duplitron, Inc. They are in the photo with Stephen Ferrara, their Club sponsor, who is gesturing.

Induction Ceremonies John Salapatas 2018-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Salapatas on May 09, 2018

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick held the 22nd annual golf outing at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Golfers enjoyed a beautiful spring day in the picturesque and rolling hills setting with breathtaking views of the golf course from the patio of the banquet facility. The Club has raised over $350,000 in the past golf outings. All proceeds are used to provide scholarships to graduates of New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Highland Park High Schools who enroll in college. Pictured are the finalists of the putting contest and Mike Blackwell, chair of the Golf Committee.

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Posted by John Salapatas on Apr 21, 2018

The Cozzens Lane clean up crew consisting of club members and Rutgers University Rotaract students after finishing their well done job on Saturday, April 21,

Cozzens Lane Cleanup John Salapatas 2018-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pame on Apr 12, 2018

The Rutgers University Rotaract Club held its installation dinner on April 12 at the Rutgers Club. Distinguished guests included Rotary 7510 District Governor Robert Zeglarski; RVCC Rotaract Advisor, Professor Nikitovic; Rotary 7510 Distirct Director of Public Image and Membership, Bill Graham; and members of the RVCC Rotaract Club.

Rutgers Rotaract Installation Dinner Pame 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pamela Stalcup on Jan 16, 2018

March 19, 2018

6:00 p.m.

The Imperia,
1714 Easton Avenue,
Somerset, NJ 08873

Student teams in Fashion/Costume Design programs will compete in this Runway Fashion Show. Students will create designs from materials purchased at local thrift shops. The evening also features catered h'ors d'oeuvres by area restaurants and entertainment.

2nd Annual Rags to Runway Pamela Stalcup 2018-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of New Brunswick’s Murder Mystery Dinner was held on Friday, November 3 2017. What a night! The ballroom at the Hyatt Hotel in New Brunswick room was packed with guests attending a wedding. There were wonderful gifts at the Silent Auction and numerous varieties of wine were raffled off at the Wine Raffle. Throughout the evening actors from coLab Arts performed scenarios that culminated in a murder that took place during the actual wedding.
Rotary Murder Mystery Dinner  Roslyn Shaw 2017-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Blackwell on Sep 12, 2017
Rotary Club of New Brunswick & coLAB Arts present:
Till Death Do Us Part
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 7pm
New Brunswick Hyatt Hotel


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The Murder Mystery Event of the Year Michael Blackwell 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Rutgers Rotaract Club Annual Report for 2016-17  2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2017
The Rotary Club of New Brunswick held the annual Paul Harris Recognition dinner and installation of officers and board members for the 2017/18 year at Panico’s Restaurant in New Brunswick on June 8, 2017.
The Club honors individuals as a Paul Harris Fellow when they perform exceptional and distinguished service in their community and contribute to the success of Rotary goals. Michael Blackwell and Sharan Jain were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows for the third time. Blackwell was also honored with a proclamation from Mayor James Cahill that acknowledged his community projects, charity work, and organizing large special events in the greater New Brunswick area while serving as Superintendent of Recreation for thirty-nine years.
Annual Paul Harris Recognition Dinner and Installation of officers and board members  John Salapatas 2017-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Salapatas on May 09, 2017
THE ROTARY CLUB OF NEW BRUNSWICK ENTERTAINED 102 GOLFERS AT THE 21ST ANNUAL GOLF OUTING HELD AT FOX HOLLOW GOLF CLUB ON MAY 9, 2017! This record number of attendees found the well-manicured course challenging. The Club has raised over $350,000 in previous outings and has a target for reaching $500,000 by 2022.
2017 Golf Outing - Over 100 Golfers Attend! John Salapatas 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ

Tee off for Rotary Scholarships! Join us on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ for the 21st Annual Rotary Club of New Brunswick Golf Outing.

To date we have raised $320,000 for scholarships.  Our goal is to reach $500,000 by 2022! All proceeds fund Rotary Scholarships for graduates of Highland Park, New Brunswick & North Brunswick High Schools who enroll in college.

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ROTARY CLUB OF NEW BRUNSWICK 21ST ANNUAL GOLF EVENT John Salapatas 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Apr 12, 2017
Rotary/Rotaract evening of celebration!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 was a Rotary/Rotaract evening of celebration. The Rutgers University Rotaract Club joined with Rotary Club of New Brunswick members at a dinner at the Rutgers University Alumni Club. During the evening the Rotaract Club and its members were honored, and their new executive board was installed. Representing District 7510 was the incoming District Governor Robert Zeglarski. Nick Nikitovic the Rotaract Club Advisor from Raritan Valley Community College was there as well. Both men spoke about the importance of Rotaract and the important part it plays in Rotary International. The outgoing Rotaract club president, Martha Flores highlighted the club’s accomplishments during her tenure as president, and this was followed by a wonderful video that several of the Rotaract club members had put together. The video is now on youtube.
Club Meeting - April 12, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Apr 08, 2017

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick Adopt a Road Cleanup on Cozzens Lane in North Brunswick took place during the morning of April 8, 2017. Rotary club members and eight Rotaract students bonded together during the 2 ½ hours that were spent picking up the trash. By the end of the morning the Rotaract students eagerly went with Steve Shaw’s to WAWA for a cup of coffee.

Spring Cleanup 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Mar 16, 2017
Michael Giacobello is officially welcomed to the Club!
The Club held a ceremony to induct Michael Giacobello to the club during the luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 16. He is employed at Investors Bank in downtown New Brunswick. Michael is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he was also on the golf team. He and his wife Meghan reside in Bridgewater.
Club Meeting - March 16, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick is hosting Rags to Runway – local fashion design students will take "rags" from thrift shop purchases and recreate them into fashions for the "runway". Proceeds benefit the New Brunswick Rotary Foundation and Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey! Join us on March 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the George Street Playhouse for the pre-show reception with fare from local restaurants including Due Mari, Panico’s, Chapati House and Evelyn's Restaurant. Then, enjoy an evening of fashion and dance performances, with Bert Baron of 1450 WCTC serving as Emcee.

Purchase Tickets Today!

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Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Feb 02, 2017
Sharan welcomed several guests. One was Chandam who works for MANVI. She is interested in becoming a member of the club. Rick Phelan, the President of the Edison Rotary Club, had been invited to speak about a project his club is working on to provide money for girls in Calcutta to attend school. His club welcomes financial contributions.
Club Meeting - February 2, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Jan 26, 2017
There were several guests at the Rotary meeting who may be interested in joining the club.
Sharan reminded club members to register for the Rags to Runway event. All ticketing is done through the George Street Playhouse Box Office.
Purchase Tickets Today!
Club Meeting - January 26, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Jan 18, 2017
Sharan provided a highlight of the January 19 board meeting.
  • Beth Binde will become a member of the Friends of the Rotary Club of New Brunswick.
  • Club members are asked to support the fundraiser Rags to Runway that will provide funds for Prevent Child Abuse and the New Brunswick Rotary Club Foundation. Tickets must be purchased online, and they will be sold through George Street Playhouse at
  • The slate of Club Officers and Directors for the 2017 -2018 Rotary Year is:
Club Meeting - January 19, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw
Sharan Jain welcomed everyone to the evening meeting. After the pledge, remarks by Justin, and the reciting of the Four Way Test, Sharan told us about a special Rotary event that took place when the astronaut Buzz Aldrin went to the moon and planted a Rotary’s Four Way Test pin on the moon’s surface.
Club Meeting - January 12, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roslyn Shaw on Jan 04, 2017
Sharan Jain welcomed club members to the first meeting of 2017.
There was a guest attending the meeting who is from Nigeria. He introduced himself and mentioned that he was an educator in his country. He answered many questions, and club members asked him about his Rotary club and the differences between his club and ours.
Club Meeting - January 5, 2017 Roslyn Shaw 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Sharan welcomed everyone to the last Rotary meeting of the year.   Highlights of the Board of Directors meeting were mentioned.  
  • Kevin Fellin will become a regular member of the club, and he will be inducted during the evening meeting on January 13, 2017.
  • The board voted to continue with the buffet lunch. This gives time to conduct club business have a speaker, etc. before eating the meal.
  • The Rags to Runway project has a commitment from four teams as well as some high school teams. The next committee meeting is on January 4 at 7:30 AM at Omega Diner, North Brunswick. Club members are welcome to attend the meeting.
  • The club will continue with the Elijah's Promise service project. We are looking into other groups to help too.
  • The club raised $295 from the holiday party to donate to Elijah's Promise.
Club Meeting - December 22, 2016 Roslyn Shaw 2016-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharan Jain

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I give below our meetings program for the next four weeks:

1. December 15 at 5.30 PM - Holiday Party. We have had very good response from the members and please let me know by e mail if you are planning to attend and have not yet advised me.

Holiday Schedule Sharan Jain 2016-12-12 00:00:00Z 0

Pam Stefanek from New Brunswick City Market was the first speaker. This organization is the management company for the New Brunswick Special Interest District. She gave an update on the plans, events, and activities that are and will be taking place in New Brunswick. In addition, she mentioned that our club can post activities on the organization’s Calendar of Events.

The second speaker was Adam F. Staats, Senior Project Coordinator of the Price Family Fellows Program. This is a transition program for youth who age out of foster care and attend Rutgers University. They need support in transitioning to adulthood and college. They are provided with internships, help with financial aid, and housing. There are internships and summer programs for them.

Club Meeting - December 8, 2016 Roslyn Shaw 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Roz gave a report on the Dictionary Project. So far it has been going well in all of the schools. Friday will be the last day for the dictionary presentations.
Joe Nastus has received his third Paul Harris pin for his generosity to the Rotary International Foundation.
Pam reported on the Rags to Runway Project that will take place on March 2, 2017. Sponsors are being solicited for the event. Club members are invited to attend the next meeting that takes place on 12/6 at 7:30 at the Omega Diner.
Club Meeting - December 1, 2016 Roslyn Shaw 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Blackwell

The Rotary Club of New Brunswick hosted its largest Murder Mystery Event to date on Friday, November 4th with 148 guests and Rotarians in attendance. With all of the drama in this year's presidential election, the committee decided to feature yet another political debate as the theme. "The Final Debate" featured Harold Dormp vs Vivienne Blimpton at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. A local group of professional actors from CoLAB arts, provided the script, actors and entertainment.

Murder Mystery Event 2016 Michael Blackwell 2016-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of a new member: Aubrey Johnson, the Superintendent of the New Brunswick Public Schools, was formally inducted as our newest member. Following the brief ceremony, Aubrey commented on the academic goals and vision for the public schools embodied in a strategic plan for 2016-2021 that has been recently adopted.
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District Governor Charles Minton visits Rotary Club of New Brunswick John Salapatas 2016-09-15 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Michael Norris gave a slide presentation of George Washington through the work of artists at the Thursday, September 8 evening meeting of the Rotary Club of New Brunswick. Using paintings from various museum collections, Mike described the legacy of Washington as a surveyor, member of the Virginia militia, tobacco farmer near the Potomac River at Mount Vernon, and commander of the colonial forces against the British that achieved American independence. Through portraits by past and modern painters, Washington was illustrated as the “indispensable man” whose leadership and presidency set the model for future generations. Mike Norris worked as museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for nearly twenty years and now gives public lectures on a variety of topics. His website is

“The Artists of George Washington” –Evening Program on September 8, 2016 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Salapatas

The New Brunswick Rotary Club has been delivering produce and fresh fruit to Elijah’s Promise, the community soup kitchen at 18 Neilson Street in New Brunswick. There are four deliveries each week. The food has been donated by the Costco Wholesale Warehouses in Edison and Bridgewater. Jim Zullo, Executive Director of the full-fledged social organization serving the community of Middlesex County over two decades, expressed his enthusiastic appreciation of the Rotary Club volunteers "You folks have been such an amazing source of support for EP! Thank you and please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist your efforts."

Elijahs Promise Food Delivery Project John Salapatas 2016-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 18, 2016

At the meeting of our Club on Aug 18, we inducted two new members:

  1. Thomas J. Carto - President and CEO of New Jersey State Theater
  2. Dr. Scott Taylor - Superintendent of Highland Park Schools

We welcome these distinguished individuals to our club and look forward to their active participation in Club's activities and for their initiatives in new projects for the benefit of the local communities.

Club Meeting - August 18, 2016 Sharan Jain 2016-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club meeting on July 14 was attended by 14 members and one guest( Bob Belvin from New Brunswick Library).
Johan gave a very interesting and informative presentation on Trade Agreements particularly on the Agreements now under discussions- Trans Pacific and Trans Atlantic. We will soon put his slides on our web site for all members information.
The updates were given on current projects and the Club Goals.
Club Meeting - July 14, 2016 Sharan Jain 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club had its first meeting of the new year 2016-17 on the evening of July 7, 2016.
Our Treasurer for this year was duly installed and we also inducted three new members.
Sharan Jain gave an update on the changes in RI constitution approved recently by the Council on Legislation.
Sharan Jain also emphasized the need for all members to log into the Members section of the club web site and check their personal data and confirm that to Roz.
Club Meeting - July 7, 2016 Sharan Jain 2016-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 01, 2016
The Rotary Club of New Brunswick held the annual Paul Harris Recognition Dinner and installed incoming officers and board members for next Rotary year on June 2, 2016. Four club members and two other individuals with distinguished public service careers were honored with Paul Harris Fellowships for their exceptional community service and whose personal and professional activities represented the Rotary value of "Service above Self."
Paul Harris Recognition Dinner & Installation of Board members for 2016/17 Sharan Jain 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roz Shaw
Steve Shaw the committee chairperson of the North Brunswick Street Cleanup had made arrangements with Lou Ann Benson, Parks and Recreation Director to once again have the Rotary club participate in the semi annual two mile long street cleanup on busy Cozzens Lane in North Brunswick. This event has been taking place during the last 3 years.
Rotary Club of New Brunswick Street Cleanup Project Roz Shaw 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharan Jain
Rotary Club of  New Brunswick is very pleased to announce the successful implementation of an International Project in Delhi, India.
In 2014 , our Club partnered with the host Club of Delhi Uptown ( India) to apply for a global grant to supply three diagnostic/testing machines to a Children’s Clinic with three main objectives:
Delhi Medical Equipment Project Completes One Year of Service to the Community Sharan Jain 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharan Jain on May 09, 2014
Our Club hosted its 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Event on May 10, 2016 at Rutgers Golf Course beginning at 8:30am and an awards luncheon at Panico's Italian Restaurant in downtown New Brunswick.
The golf event included 100 golfers competing for the top prize along with multiple other prizes featuring a putting contest, long drive contest, and hole in one contests for a BMW from Open Road BMW and a Camaro from Malouf Auto Group.
Golf Outing for Scholarships Fund Sharan Jain 2014-05-10 00:00:00Z 0