POSTPONED-AC Rotary Cornhole Tournament- POSTPONED Martin Wood 2023-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Meeting 1st & Third Tuesdays

AC Rotary meets at the Ducktown Tavern the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 5:30PM
Check our schedule as we sometimes have to add or cancel a meeting due to holidays or special events
Meeting 1st & Third Tuesdays Martin Wood 2023-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Zoom Meetings Resume

We came back to the Claridge for the June 25th Changeover Meeting but the consensus is that we should meet weekly via Zoom for at least July.  We will meet July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at 5:30PM via Zoom- the link will be sent to members
Zoom Meetings Resume Martin Wood 2020-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

We're Coming Back to The Claridge

We are coming back together June 25th for our 1st meeting in 3 months.  This will be our change over as John Heinz assumes the Club Presidency on July 1st.  We will meet in the Claridge Ballroom so that we can properly social distance.  We will also be Zooming the meeting for those not yet ready to attend meetings.  Look for more information to come on future meetings.
We're Coming Back to The Claridge Martin Wood 2020-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

Meetings Suspended  

At tonight's meeting President Fernando polled the membership and it was decided that due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we should suspend meetings until at least 5/7/20  sometime in June. The situation will be monitored as it evolves and a decision to lift the suspension or extend it will be determined as events unfold.  We will be posting updates and emailing members during this hiatus.
Hopefully everyone stays healthy and is able to attend meetings when they resume.
Meetings Suspended Martin Wood 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
President Fernando thanks John Risley 2020-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Mardi Gras 2020-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

Future Events

President Fernando has announced two future events:
Participation in the Atlantic City Christmas parade on the boardwalk on 12/14. More information to follow.
On Sat February 22nd at the Showboat: Mardi Gras celebrating 105 years of Rotary. This is a club fundraiser $65.00 PP includes an open bar. More information to follow:
To volunteer or just give advice :) contact President Fernando
Future Events 2019-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
Trunk or Treat Bader Field 2019-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Speaker DR Alphonso Ogbuehi being thanked Tim Datig 2019-10-04 04:00:00Z 0


Please note that we will not have a meeting at the Claridge Hotel on 9/19
The local Rotary Clubs in the Greater Atlantic County Area are holding a membership business mixer on Tuesday September 17th at 6:30pm at Joseph's Restaurant Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City. We highly encourage all Rotarians to sign up for this event as well as encourage you to invite people that interact with in the community. Local business owners and community leaders are great people to invite.  Anyone that wants to network to further their organizational and personal contacts is a good person to invite! 
The goal of this event is to expose a large amount of people to concept of Rotary and for our current members to network with Rotarians from other clubs!  If you are currently an inactive/former member this maybe a great time for you to get re-involved and find a club that fits your schedule and personality!
We are asking everyone to signup by September 1st so we can give the restaurant an accurate head count.
How to signup:
You can signup on event brite-
Or directly on the facebook event-
NO MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 19th 2019-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
President Fernando thanks Speaker Anthony Catanoso Tim Datig 2019-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Changeover/Scholarship Awards

President Fernando being inducted by PDG B. Jennings
Our three scholarship winners, Bob Ruffalo receiving his Paul Harris Fellow pin
Changeover/Scholarship Awards dat 2019-06-14 04:00:00Z 0

Club Changeover

Please join us in the Main Ballroom of the Claridge Hotel on June 13th between 5:30 and 7:00 as we welcome our new Club President Fernando Fernandez. We will also say thank you to Past President Anthony Pinto. Guest fee is $20.00 and includes light fare.
Club Changeover 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Speaker David Thierman ESQ Tim Datig 2019-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

2019 Council on Legislation Report

Council elevates Rotaract

Representatives from around the world also vote to preserve club flexibility


The 2019 Council on Legislation may not have made as many dramatic changes as the Council three years ago did, but it made several decisions that will shape the future of Rotary.

  1. Representatives at the 2019 Council on Legislation in Chicago vote on the first proposal of the week: an amendment to the preamble to the Avenues of Service. Download a list of preliminary voting results.

    Photos by Alyce Henson

  2. Representatives vote to close a debate on a proposal at the Council.

    Photos by Alyce Henson

  3. Two representatives share a laugh between votes at the Council.

    Photos by Alyce Henson

  4. Past RI Presidents K.R. Ravindran and Ian H.S. Riseley listen to representatives debating a proposal.

    Photos by Alyce Henson

  5. A representative at the 2019 Council on Legislation uses a device to listen to the interpretation of a debate. The Council is conducted in eight languages.

    Photos by Alyce Henson

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Representatives at the 2019 Council on Legislation in Chicago vote on the first proposal of the week: an amendment to the preamble to the Avenues of Service. Download a list of preliminary voting results.

Photos by Alyce Henson

Among the most important, the Council elevated the status of Rotaract clubs.  The change broadens the definition of membership in Rotary International to include Rotaract clubs. The change is intended to increase the support that Rotaract clubs receive from RI and to enhance their ability to serve.

“We need to be an inspiration to our young partners, so they will continue doing the great service that they do,” said RI President Barry Rassin when he presented the measure. “This sends a strong message that they are truly our partners in service.”

In many ways, the Rotaract experience will not change. Rotary clubs will still charter and sponsor Rotaract clubs. Rotaract clubs will still have their own standard constitution and their own unique club experience. Members of a Rotaract club will not be called Rotarians. And Rotaract clubs will not immediately pay dues or receive other benefits, such as the official magazine that Rotary members receive. The Board will determine a dues structure over time.

The measure simply expands the definition of membership in Rotary International to include both Rotary and Rotaract clubs. 

Every three years, representatives from Rotary districts around the world meet in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to consider changes to the constitutional documents that govern Rotary International. This year’s Council considered more than 100 proposals.

Representatives authorized the Board to pursue changing RI’s charitable status to a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. It is presently a 501(c)(4). A task force has been studying the possible change for 18 months and says it will offer benefits that include tax reductions and vendor discounts that will reduce expenses.

Dues increase

As for dues, the Council approved a modest increase of $1 a year for each of three years, beginning in 2020-21. The previous Council set dues for 2019-20 at $34 per half year.

With the increase, the dues that clubs pay to RI per member will increase to $34.50 per half year in 2020-21, $35 per half year in 2021-22, and $35.50 per half year in 2022-23. The dues will not be raised again until a future Council votes to change it.

Councils give Rotary members a voice in how our organization is governed. Learn more about the Council on Legislation and the Council on Resolutions on our Council web page or read our live blog of the 2019 Council. 


The Council also changed the name of the General Surplus Fund to RI Reserve, because that more accurately reflects the purpose of the fund. In another vote, the Council approved calling the general secretary a chief executive officer (CEO) in circles outside Rotary, to increase his stature in dealings with other intergovernmental organizations.

A seemingly small but intensely debated action will reduce the number of nonvoting members at future Councils, by removing past RI presidents and allowing only one RI Board director to attend but not vote.

But in some respects, the Council defined itself as much by what it did not do. 

This year’s representatives resisted pressure to limit some of the flexibility that the 2016 Council granted clubs, rejecting several measures that would have placed restrictions on clubs. One unsuccessful measure would have required clubs to meet at least 40 times each year. 

Many clubs have been using the innovative and flexible club formats to attract new members and meet their current members’ needs.

Representatives also rejected proposals to make it optional for members to subscribe to an official Rotary magazine and to reduce the size of the Council by half and have it meet every two years.

Democracy in action

Several representatives commented on the democratic nature of the proceedings.

“All of the delegates have been very responsible and respectful, no matter what their opinions,” said Adriana De La Fuente, the representative from District 4170 and a member of the Rotary Club of Plateros Centro Historico, Ciudad de México, Mexico. She has attended three previous Councils. “That elevates the trust and respect for our organization.”

Glen K. Vanderford of District 6760, a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson-Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA, said he appreciated the opportunity to represent the people of his district and gather with like-minded people to voice opinions.

“The process allows us to have a road map forward instead of just going day to day,” he said. “I was excited by the outcome of enhancing Rotaract and that we didn’t weaken future Councils, but preserved the ability for everybody to have a voice.”

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No Meeting at the Claridge on 4/11

Reminder: There is no meeting at the Claridge on 4/11. We will have a table at the GoBlue for CASA event at the Linwood Country CLub 6-9 PM
No Meeting at the Claridge on 4/11 Tim Datig 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

Speaker Michael Klien

President Anthony thanks our speaker.
Michael W. Klein is the interim executive director of the of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University. Michael was appointed to his position in January 2018.
Speaker Michael Klien 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Gary G Schempp Busy Bee Honey 2019-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
No Meeting 4/11 CASA Event 2019-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
PE Fernando Thanks Speaker Tim Datig 2019-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Vincent D'Alessandro  President Ocean First Bank Southern Region

Tonight's speaker was Vincent D'Alessandro the President of Ocean First Bank Southern Region.  He spoke about bank growth and how and why Ocean First has quickly grown from a small regional bank to the largest New Jersey based bank in New Jersey, covering Central and Southern New Jersey.  Ocean First has retained many of the employees in the local banks that they acquire because they realize they are the reason customers continue to use them after the acquisition.  It was a very interesting and informative session.
Vincent D'Alessandro President Ocean First Bank Southern Region Martin Wood 2019-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
PDG Tim Datig Receives his Paul Harris +5 pin 2019-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Dr Peter Straub talks on Global Warming

Dr. Straub is currently a Professor of Biology at Stockton University. He received post-doctoral training in molecular biology from Washington University in St. Louis after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware, College of Ocean, Earth and Environment.
Dr Peter Straub talks on Global Warming Tim Datig 2019-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Speaker Brian G. Lefke ACUA

Posted by Tim Datig
President Anthony thanks Speaker Brian G. Lefke 
Senior Vice President of Solid Waste and Authority Board Secretary 
Mr. Lefke oversees all operations within the Solid Waste Division, which includes ACUA’s state-of-the-art landfill, recycling center, transfer station, compost facility, and collections department that serves more than 100,000 homes and businesses.
Speaker Brian G. Lefke ACUA Tim Datig 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving 2018-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

Annual Interact Dune Cleanup

Posted by Tim Datig
Between 60-80 interactors from Atlantic and Cumberland Counties assembled for the annual dune clean up. They were assisted by members of the Special Improvement District.More than 250 garbage bags were used to collect the litter.
Annual Interact Dune Cleanup Tim Datig 2018-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Lynn Caterson-Atlantic Cnty Board of Elections 2018-10-12 04:00:00Z 0

Beacon Awards

The 13Th Beacon Awards
The Atlantic City Rotary Club honors individuals in the greater Atlantic City area
who have demonstrated exemplary service to their vocation, local or international community.
Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service Honorees
Local Community Service: Richard Helfant, Executive Director/CEO, Lucy the Elephant
 International Community Service: Dr. Danielle Pieri, AtlantiCare
Vocational Service: Richard Santoro, Director-CRDA
Youth Service: Dave Heib, Executive Director of CASA
 Club Service: Atlantic City Rotarian Martin Wood
The Frank J. Quigley Memorial Award  
Bud Verfaillie, Mullica Hill Rotary Club
For reservations
If you don’t want to use EVENTBRITE link above then contact Fernando:
 please contact Fernando D. Fernandez at 609-271-1084
Make checks payable to Atlantic City Rotary
Cost is $60 per person
Mail to: AC Rotary Club
c/o Fernando Fernandez
33 N. Georgia Avenue
Atlantic City NJ 08401
For sponsorship and congratulatory ad information
 please see AC Rotary website
Beacon Awards 2018-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Halloween Parade Boardwalk Vehicle Permit 2018-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Halloween Parade 2018-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Atlantic County Prosecutor, Damon Tyner Speaker 2018-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
President Anthony Pinto 2018-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

New Member

New Member Captain Frank Piccioitto Commanding Officer of the Atlantic City Chapter of the Salvation Army. Frank was a member of the Patterson, NJ club. Welcome to the club Frank.
New Member 2018-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarians and Exchange Student 2018-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor Frank Gilliam Speaks to Our Club 2018-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
2017 AC Rotary Giving Tree 2017-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
IT'S OFFICIAL 2017-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
The Success Story of an Exchange Student from Zimbabwe DR. Taf Tim Datig 2017-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Visiting Rotarian from Uganda

Today I met with Visiting Rotarian and Mayor of Iganga,Uganda,  David Balaba who was invited, as a special guest to the NJ Mayors Conference in AC. He is a wonderful fellow who has only been a Rotarian and a Mayor for a year. Unfortunately, he Did not get to meet PDG/Mayor Don.
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First Annual Halloween Parade 2017-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

Stockton University Rotaract Club Meeting

Rotarian Pam York attended the first meeting of the school year for the Stockton University Rotaract Club. Pam said that she was impressed with the enthusiasm  of the members as they made project plans for the coming year. Rotarian Doreen Goldberg of the Voorhees Club is the Faculty Advisor. This club is sponsored by the Atlantic City Rotary Club. Best of luck with the year ahead. The club is putting on a Halloween Program in Pleasantville on Oct. 20th.
Stockton University Rotaract Club Meeting 2017-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
A Flag Exchange with Andrada a Romanian Rotaractor 2017-09-22 04:00:00Z 0

Natalie Devonish the 2017 District 7640 Vocational Service Awardee

Since there is not much good news on the TV, I really feel happy to spread some really great news about a member of our club, Natalie Devonish, being selected as the 2017 District 7640 Vocational Award Honoree. Natalie was selected from a group of other well qualified people. Congratulations Natalie!
The New Jersey Vocational Assembly (5 NJ Districts) will be held in Edison, NJ on October 4th. This is the only statewide event like this in the country. for more information
Wouldn't it be nice if the whole club could attend the awards Dinner (I'm a dreamer).


Contact your District ticket chairperson listed below for tickets and ad journal advertising. Tickets are $55 per person. District 7640 Joanne Ventura



3:00 Registration
4:00 Opening Ceremony and Introduction
4:15 Speaker - Kevin Cummings
4:50 Cocktails
5:45 Dinner
6:45 Keynote Speaker - Rick King
7:15 Introduction of Vocational Service Recipients
8:00 Farewell
Natalie Devonish the 2017 District 7640 Vocational Service Awardee 2017-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Halloween Parade 2017-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Where is Rotaryl 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

AtlantiCare Speaker Gina Preston

Gina Preston RDN, MHR, MBA
Director of Cardiovascular Programs
Ornish Lifestyle Medicine—Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation
AtlantiCare Speaker Gina Preston 2017-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Bob Marshall Gave a great talk 2017-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
Panama Clean Water Team Gives a Presentation 2016-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

Panama Clean Water Project

Ten Rotarian's traveled to Panama to assemble and deliver water filters to families in the Chepo Region. There were four members from AC Rotary and members from OC/UT club and our District Governor Elect Tom and his wife Michelle on the trip which was coordinated by Ted Lands and organized by the Woodland Charities of Central America. 200 filters were delivered to households, many of which house multiple families. The team worked at the local school in each village, where they assembled filters, met the children and families who were to receive the filters. In some cases Rotarian's brought the filters to the homes to demonstrate them. The filters are medical grade, used in dialysis machines. They are capable of being back washed with a syringe and can be effective indefinitely. 
Bernadette K, Tim, Marty, and Jeanne
Panama Clean Water Project 2016-11-06 04:00:00Z 0
Freeholder Chair Frank Formica Spoke to the Club on 11/3 2016-11-06 04:00:00Z 0

AC Rotary Participates in Trunk or Treat

Led by Bernadette Jennings, AC Rotary donated $200.00 to purchase candy for the event. We were assigned to Bader field, one of three locations in the city. Candy was dispensed from Kerbeck Cadillac trunks. Many families participated. Mayor Guardian was spotted in the crowd dressed as George Washington.
The Person with the black hat and blond wig is Shannon Datig Dressed as a bag lady.
AC Rotary Participates in Trunk or Treat 2016-11-06 04:00:00Z 0

We Have Been Approved to Host a Delegation for the 2017-18 Rotary Year

I have two hosts so far. I need at least two more.
We will be hosting a delegation of 7 Teachers from the Ukraine from October 13 to the 21st. They are Secondary School Language Teachers. The Subject is "Improved Language Education for Secondary Schools. I need a few more host families and a few committee members.
Governor Tom Fletcher 2017-18 has agreed to host a dinner in the teams honor. It will be at Angelo's Fairmount Restaurant on Sunday October 15th at 6:pm more details to follow
The Open World program brings current and future leaders from post-Soviet countries to the United
States. Delegates complete an intensive, short-term program that relates to their professional or civic
work. Observing their professional counterparts in the U.S., they get a firsthand look at the American
system of democracy and free enterprise.
Rotary clubs in the United States can participate in the program, which is managed by the Open World
Leadership Center and funded by Congress. Rotary districts or clubs prepare an eight-day program that’s
designed around an Open World civic theme, such as:
• Accountable governance
• NGO development
• Higher education and innovation
• Social issues, focusing on health care provision and social services including special education
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The program emphasizes professional development, exchange, and cooperation. Key concepts include
transparency, accountability, civic initiative, and volunteerism.
The host club coordinates all on-the-ground logistics and prepares a program schedule:
1. Provides a homestay for six Open World participants and an interpreter for eight days and nights
2. Meets participants at the airport, and provides transportation between scheduled events,
activities, Rotary club meetings, etc.
3. Prepares a substantive program schedule that includes professional meetings for a minimum of
four full working days (32 hours), meals, cultural activities, and opportunities for participants and
hosts to get to know each other and share ideas
4. Submits a final report (host narrative, final agenda, cost share form, articles, etc.) and the
Expense Reimbursement Report/Request Form with corresponding materials to Rotary (both
submitted by a host coordinator)
Delegates and their American hosts and presenters often stay in touch and collaborate after the visit.
The group of participants includes five delegates and one facilitator. Delegates are young professionals
(aged 23-35 and for some delegations 23-30) from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Russia,
Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Delegates are civic leaders in the fields of health, economics,
environment, education, business, local government, law, journalism, NGOs (nongovernmental
For more information go to and search "open world"
We Have Been Approved to Host a Delegation for the 2017-18 Rotary Year 2016-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Partners

Posted by Tim Datig on Apr 06, 2016


Rotary forges partnerships with like-minded groups – from community nonprofits to the United Nations – that make us stronger and more successful at what we do.

Our partners

Rotary collaborates with international, governmental, and university groups to tackle global humanitarian issues.

Working with partners

Rotary’s relationship with the following partners opens the door for Rotarians to work with them directly:

Our strategic partners

Rotary has formed strategic partnerships with the following organizations to offer service opportunities:

  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • World Vision

United Nations and Nongovernmental Organizations

Rotary appoints each year to UN bodies and NGOs worldwide. Rotary’s representatives meet regularly with officers and staff from international agencies to:

  • Discuss parallel concerns and potential areas for cooperation
  • Inform organizations about Rotary’s programs
  • Gather information about the developments and programs of other groups

Resources & Reference

Rotary International Partners Tim Datig 2016-04-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Global Rewards Program Check it Out

Posted by Tdatig on Jan 10, 2016

Rotary Global Rewards

The good you do comes back to you.

Rotary's new member benefits program gives Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind.

Discounts & special offers

Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. More products and services from companies around the world will be added throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards.

How to redeem offers

Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But only Rotary club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Create a My Rotary account now to take advantage of the new member benefits program. If you need help creating an account, see the .

Add your own offer

Rotary club members can now offer Rotary Global Rewards discounts on products and services from their own businesses. You can choose to make your offer available to people in your community, your region, or around the world.


Resources & reference

Rotary support

For questions related to a specific offer, please contact the company directly using the contact information in the offer. If you're unable to resolve the issue with the company, please tell us so we can troubleshoot the problem. Select the flagged link under Claim Offer.

All offers are subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. See the provider’s terms and conditions for more information.

Still have questions? so we can help.

Rotary Global Rewards Program Check it Out Tdatig 2016-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary at a Glance

Posted by Tim Datig
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The First Four Rotarians

Posted by Tim Datig
The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
The First Four Rotarians Tim Datig 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Gift of Life Video Tim Datig 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
We have a Mayor in our Club Tim Datig 2014-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
November Birthday and Anniversary Celbrations Tim Datig 2013-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

President Jeff Receives his Paul Harris Pin

President Jeff receives his Paul Harris Fellow award pin from his friend, fellow Rotarian, PDG, and Mayor Elect of Atlantic City. The November 6th meeting of the Atlantic City Rotary Club was a triple celebration. The forst celebration was with a champagne toast to very newly elected, Mayor Elect Don Guardian. Congratulations Don!
Next, Dennis Konzelman was inducted into the club and receives his Rotary Pin from Partner and Club President Jeff.
President Jeff Receives his Paul Harris Pin Tim Datig 2013-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Letter From SR. Primi to Harold Wooden of the Orchid Foundation

Posted by Tim Datig
Sister Primi is the Supervising Nun at the Armando Rosenburg Orphanage in the Dominican Republic
It's a little hard to understand, but she is thanking ORCHID and Rotary (in their eyes we are one).
Hi Woody,
Here is an approximate translation of Primi's e-mail. It's about as close as I could get it. Sometimes her spelling is a problem and therefore, translating it becomes a problem. But I tried. Maybe Antonito will do better.

For many days that we did not communicate, we have all been working on our own process of the beginning of the scholastic year and they have mentioned to us to many meetings outside the center. It is not possible that they help the food for all the students, we are fighting this necessity, since the students enter the polytechnical 7 a.m. and they leave to 4 p.m.
We have celebrated with much joy our eucarist of thanksgiving to God for these 25 years of grace and blessing, have been a beautiful history that we have been writing, between all, for that reason we thanked with Monsignor Nicholas for everything and therefore, children, sisters, personnel, families, and benefactor (Orchid Foundation) that has always  taken care of to us and are taking care of us. Thanks Sir!
Tomorrow we celebrate the international day of tourism with the students of 3 and 4 grade of this area, we are working because we are waiting for many important visitors that will be sharing with us.
We have painted the entrance of the Home and fixed the area of the cellar that was deteriorated and the leaks of the bathrooms, the area of the cellar threatened landslide of the building then we saw  the rusted rods, but thanks to God are  it is now repaired.
The Ministry of Education is repeating the number of classrooms to be able to work with all the children in turn in the extended school that the Ave Maria. Sisters founded. We think that this will be possible for the next scholastic year. The construction in the area of the field is being made.
In the polytechnical we are constructing two necessary laboratories for the education process, that are advanced, we are hoping to make some fund-raising activities to be able to finalize this construction. The initial budget was exhausted .
Don’t be worried we will not remove money from the special account.
On approximately October 11th we have been invited to participate in the  National Career Pathways Network Conference and will be traveling to San Antonio for the INICIA function.
We will be staying at the GRAND HYATT SAN ANTONIO, 600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78205
God bless you. Hugs..
Letter From SR. Primi to Harold Wooden of the Orchid Foundation Tim Datig 2013-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
The Orphanage Container Being Packed October 26th Tim Datig 2013-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Image

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 This is the new Rotary Brand. It was developed after RI determined that most people didn't know what the wheel alone meant. It's use is optional and as clubs buy new equipment, they can adopt this new image.
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Rotary Interntional President Ron Burton Speaks at the Zone Institute in Cherry Hi

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RI President Ron Burton attended the Zone 24/32 Institute and Governor Elect Training in Cherry Hill/Philadelphia.  President Ron Covered several areas including the quote "Interactors and Rotoractors are not our future, they are our now" Which was a direct reference to the tremendous number of projects they do each year. Let us work with them hand in hand.
President Ron also reminded us the importance of having new members join us.
Rotary Interntional President Ron Burton Speaks at the Zone Institute in Cherry Hi 2013-09-22 00:00:00Z 0

Distirct Conference 2013 at Seaview Hotel

Posted by Tim Datig
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District 7640 Fall Conference November 15-17 2013


Stockton "Seaview" Hotel and Golf Club

Rotary Fellowship

New Beginnings

Rotary Updates

Extraordinary Speakers

Stimulating Breakouts

Business Seminars

Hotel Information Call 855-894-8698 Mention Rotary District 7640

Online Registration

Distirct Conference 2013 at Seaview Hotel Tim Datig 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
August Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations Tim Datig 2013-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
District Wide Family BBQ/Picnic This Saturday 10/19 Tim Datig 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z 0

2013 Club Changeover

Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 13, 2013

PP Murray thanking the club


AG Rose pinning President Jeff


Everyone who attended including Rosemary (Louis's Mother)


District Changeover 6/28 at Seaview



2013 Club Changeover Tim Datig 2013-07-14 00:00:00Z 0

Save the Date for The Beacon Awards 10/29 at the Smithville Inn

Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 06, 2013


Atlantic City Rotary Club


2013 Beacon Awards & Frank J. Quigley Memorial Award


October 29, 2013


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service Honorees

Local Community Service: Buddy Grover,

Absecon Lighthouse

International Community: Andy Solari, Water for Uganda

Vocational Service: Lisa Confora, Atlantic County Special Services School

Youth Service : Devan Blackwell, be unlimited

Club Service: Atlantic City Rotarian Bob Ruffolo

Frank J. Quigley Memorial Award

Rotary District 7640 Past District Governor Carol Ann Jeronimo


The Atlantic City Rotary Club is committed to advancing the interests of this community through Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service. Since its inception, 99 years ago, the club has undertaken many local projects and has participated extensively in international projects throughout the world. The ACRC is a vibrant organization of local business and civic leaders, each with a commitment to service while at the same time exercising good business ethics and judgment in all their affairs.

Beacon Awards Reception




Individual Attendance






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Save the Date for The Beacon Awards 10/29 at the Smithville Inn Tim Datig 2013-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

AC Rotary Providing help to Sandy Victims

Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 06, 2013


Hurricane Sandy passed through New Jersey almost eight months ago, but the recovery is far from over.

And when government funds and insurance checks aren’t available to cover the losses, charities big and small have stepped in to help.

On Saturday morning, members of the Atlantic City Rotary Club distributed washing machines, dryers, sofas, a bed and even a recliner to eight Atlantic City families.

The club, with the help of Texas Avenue School teacher Jen Fair and that school’s principal, Rosetta Johnson, identified several families with specific needs and was able to help them, longtime Rotary member Kay Seelig said.

Several families from the Sovereign Avenue School were helped, too, with assistance from Principal Medina Peyton, whose brother, Jeff Wilson, is the local club’s president-elect.

The club had made donations to other groups, such as the Salvation Army and American Red Cross, but member Don Guardian said the club knew some people and their needs would fall through the cracks as aid was distributed to thousands across the state.

Then, the Rotary Club came in with donations that could be used to address the needs yet to be filled.

Guardian said the effort is an example of the Rotarian motto “service above self.”

“We thought the best thing we can do is purchase the appliances they need,” he said, adding they also planned to install the appliances along the way.

The goods donations were made possible by a Rotary thousands of miles away in California, where Atlantic City native Joe Pileggi now lives.

The Almaden Valley Rotary Foundation sent $10,000 to the Atlantic City Rotary Club. The club, thanks to some savvy shopping by Seelig and member Dolly Fair at Art Handler’s Appliance Center and Big Lots, purchased all the appliances and furnishings delivered Saturday around the city.

Seelig said about $3,200 remains. She’ll use it to buy more furnishings as needed.

The local rotary club received donations as small as $50 and as large as the $10,000 gift from other Rotary groups or Rotarians after Hurricane Sandy. Click more to watch video.

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This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation.

Posted by Tim Datig on Feb 23, 2013

This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation.

Extraordinary progress was made toward the eradication of polio. We made history when India was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries — leaving just Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A difficult road lies ahead, but thanks to the commitment and generosity of Rotarians and friends, we are confident that Rotary will lead the way toward a polio-free world.

We also expanded Rotary’s reach in new and effective ways by entering into partnerships with Mercy Ships and UNESCO-IHE. And we built on our record of humanitarian service by continuing our strong relationships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Aga Khan University, Oikocredit and the Rotary Peace Centers.

Over half a million young people worldwide participated in our New Generations programs. Their involvement in Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotaract and Interact clubs, and RYLA events helped them develop skills that they’ll need to become service-minded community and global leaders - and future Rotarians.

In 2012, The Rotary Foundation also earned top marks from several independent charity evaluators, including the American Institute of Philanthropy, Charity Navigator and the Wise Giving Alliance.

As we look ahead, we can be proud of all that Rotarians have accomplished. I am pleased to share the digital version of the 2011-12 Rotary International and Rotary Foundation Annual Report (click here), which offers a firsthand look at how Rotarians are working to improve the lives of people in need. I encourage you to review our annual report carefully, and to share it with others who may be interested in joining, partnering with, or donating to Rotary.

Thank you for helping Rotary achieve lasting change in your community and around the world. 


John Hewko
General Secretary
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation
This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation. Tim Datig 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z 0

Italian Group Study Exchange team to be Hosted In Atlantic City in April

Posted by Tim Datig on Jan 26, 2013

The Group Study Exchange Team from District 2040 in Milan Italy will visit our district between April 6th and May 4th, 2013. The team will be hosted by the Atlantic City club from April 17th to April 22nd. Host families have all been booked. Thanks to Rose McCarthy, Denise Irvin, Bernadette Kucharczuk, and Tim & Shannon Datig for hosting team members.

All club members received an e-mail with all the team bios. If you have not received it you can view them on the website. Under "site Pages" on the left side select Group Study Exchange.

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Membership Alert

Posted by Tim Datig on Aug 18, 2012
As you all know it is imperative that we keep our club growing with new members. We're off to a good start with Kim and Cindy. We are hoping to induct Dr. Bob Schwab in the next few weeks. Have you invited a potential member to a meeting? If you have, have you followed up with them to see if they would be interested in becoming a member of the club?

Of the below 12 listed items, what can we do as individuals and what should we do as a club to make people aware of out club.
  1. Ask someone
  2. Bring a guest to meetings
  3. Advertise in newspapers & cable TV
  4. Have a clear club goal & a strategic plan
  5. Letters or personal contact with local businesses. WE NEED CASINO REPS IN THE CLUB, DO YOU KNOW ONE YOU COULD INVITE.
  6. Contact with Chamber of Commerce
  7. Place customized bookmarks in library books 2012ThemeLogo
  8. Have public meetings at malls, outdoors, etc
  9. Have a booth at malls, fairs, festivals etc.
  10. Place pamphlets in doctors’ offices, hospitals, cafeterias, libraries, etc.
Perhaps you have some other ideas. Feedback will be appreciated.
Membership Alert Tim Datig 2012-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Emily Arentz, Rotary Youth Exchange Student , Presentation on 7/31 Tim Datig 2012-08-04 00:00:00Z 0

Freezer Project Mission Accomplished

Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 21, 2012
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Great news, as of Friday we have reached our goal of raising $7,000 for the orphanage freezer replacement project. Thanks to the work of Rotarian and ORCHID Foundation Trustee, Dick Isackson, we have received generous donations from the Willingboro and Point Pleasant Rotary Clubs.

What a great response from Rotarian's in  Florida's Villages Rotary Club, District 7640 and District 7500. Thank you all.

Summary of donations:

District 7640 Rotarian's                $1,980
District 7640 Simplified Grant         2,333
District 7500                                 1,500
Villages Rotary Club, Florida          1,200

Thanks again to all,

Tim Datig,
Atlantic City Rotary, ORCHID Foundation
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AC Rotary is Awarded a District Simplified Grant

Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 14, 2012
AC Rotary is Awarded a District Simplified Grant

In June our club had applied for one of six District Simplified Grants in the amount of $1,400. to help with the orphanage freezer replacement project. We were notified by the grants committee Chaired by Bob Downie, that we were not only awarded the $1,400., but there was an additional $933.00 available if we chose to accept it. Needless to say, we have accepted a total of $2,333. to go towards the freezers. As noted in the last orphanage update, we have asked the orphanage to go ahead and order the first freezer. The total cost of replacing both freezers is $7,000.00. To date, including the grant and a $1,200. donation from the Villages Rotary Club in Florida, we have raised $5,613. We still need $1,400. to complete the project. If you or someone you know would like to help, you may direct your donation to:

Checks Payable To

Orchid Foundation Inc.
254 South 38th Street
Brigantine, NJ 08203 USA

Orchid Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is dedicated to the continued service and maintenance of the Armando Rosenberg Home and School. The orphanage, located in Sabana Perdida, the largest barrio in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, currently houses one hundred and fifty children from throughout the Dominican Republic. There are, in addition, seven hundred students who walk to school from surrounding areas for education. Two new High School buildings have recently been completed with a daily occupancy of 1200.

If you're not aware of the Rotary history and the Orchid Foundation, with the orphanage visit

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Scholarship Committee Awards $10,000 to Seven Local Students

Posted by Tim Datig on May 19, 2012
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The Atlantic City Rotary Club's Scholarship Committee has awarded seven local high school seniors $10,000 in scholarships to be used at the college or university of their choice. The winners were chosen from an impressive group of applicants from Atlantic City High School + ACHS East and Holy Spirit High School.

The following students, their families, and school counselors will be invited to the annual awards ceremony on Tuesday June 5th:

Mellisa P. Do, Atlantic City High School. Melissa will be attending Stanford University, California. Melissa will study biology. Melissa will receive $2,000.

Maria Islam, Atlantic City High School. Maria will be attending American University in Washington DC. Maria will study in the field of international studies. Maria will receive $2,000.

An V. Le, Atlantic City High School. An will be attending Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. An will study environmental and animal science. An Will receive $2,000.

Erin Russo, Holy Spirit High School. Erin will be attending Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Erin will study in the field of physical therapy. Erin will receive $$1,000.

Amber Worton, Holy Spirit High School. Amber will be attending Loyola University, Baltimore MD.  Amber will study marketing & business to MBA.  Amber will receive $1000.

Quashawn L. Dorn, Atlantic City High School East. Quashawn is undecided on a school. He would like to study sports management. Quashawn will receive $1,000.

Angela B. Tucker, Atlantic City High School East. Angela will attend Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. Angela will study communications. She will receive $1,000.

Thanks to all the students who applied and to the scholarship committee for their work in selecting the winners. Special thanks to Secretary, Charles Coyle for his coordination of the process.

Scholarship Committee Awards $10,000 to Seven Local Students Tim Datig 2012-05-20 00:00:00Z 0

Polio Update

Posted by Tim Datig on May 16, 2012
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In 2010, Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith, the first Rotary scholar alumnus to serve as president, challenged all Foundation alumni to contribute US$ 1 million in support of Rotary International’s Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation US$200 Million Challenge. Since, Foundation alumni have successfully raised US$836,629. You and your fellow alumni are close to completing this challenge. Please help by donating at In January, Rotary International met the US$200 Million Challenge. While this is a phenomenal achievement, it is only a milestone. Rotary’s true challenge is the certification of the eradication of polio- three years without a case of polio anywhere. We are so close to ending polio forever. Today, India is now classified as a non-endemic country; however, polio is an obstinate and contagious disease and failure to break the polio transmission cycle could lead to resurgence. Polio is still endemic in Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and has re-established transmission in Angola, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The annual cost for polio eradication efforts globally is over US$800 million. For the 2012-2013 calendar years, there is a US$1,090 billion funding gap. Rotary needs the support of its Foundation alumni to help close this funding gap. Every US$60 donated to Rotary’s Polio Challenge will immunize 100 children against polio. Meeting alumni’s goal of US$ 1 million will immunize over 1.6 million children. Already, you have helped to fund the immunization of more than 1.3 million children. Please help your fellow alumni meet Rotary’s challenge and help protect over 300,000 more children from polio.
John T. Osterlund General Manager, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 1987-88 Ambassadorial Scholar, Stockholms Universitet
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Dr. Steven Chang, Pharmacist, to Speak at our Meeting

Posted by Tim Datig on Dec 03, 2011
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Owner/Pharmacist/Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Steven Chang-- Graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Completed the University of Science of Philadelphia’s Diabetes Health Ed. course in 1996. Recipient of NJ Pharmacists Assoc. Award and the HERO Award for outstanding commitment in 1996. In 1998, he also received the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award. Certified as a Clinical Nutritionist in 1999. He was on the cover of American Druggist in July, 1999. Chairman and Member of the S. Jersey Pharmacists Assoc. Political Action Committee.
Nutritional Consultant
Cynthia Sutton -- Degree in Education and Certified in Natural Health and Healing. Experience in client assistance.
Nutritional Consultant
Laura DeBellis -- Experience in client assistance.
Store Policies / Services
Nutritional Consultation
Call our store today to set up an appointment to sit with Steven Chang, CCN and create a personalized regiment of vitamins and supplements to better your over-all health and wellbeing. Find a natural complimentary protocol to integrate with your daily routine to maximize your own natural healing power. Hours Available: Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm(609) 383-1107
Kate Pfeffer ABMP Certified Massage Therapist
Specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and Foot Reflexology. Certified by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy for Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy. Available Monday-Wednesdays by appointments only. Call store for further information.

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Rotary Global History Fellowship Link Tim Datig 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

Message From President Joe Dolan

Posted by Tim Datig on Oct 13, 2011
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Presidents Message October 14, 2011


Greetings Fellow Rotarians!


Our 2011 Beacons Awards last Tuesday evening went very well!


It was a very nice affair as I am sure those of you who attended will agree. There were a few moments prior to the event that I had my doubts of a successful conclusion, however due to the yeomen’s effort put forth by the committee it was a success!


While all the members of the committee did a great job, I must give a special “Rotary Thank You” to Charlie Coyle, Tim Datig, Bob Ruffolo, Jeff Wilson, Marty Wood, and Cathy Varallo!


Great job well done and very much appreciated!




Don Guardian, Louis and I met with the Knife and Fork staff last night and I am happy to announce that we have a new home! Starting this Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM the Knife & Fork will be our new meeting place.


I was impressed with the meeting room and hope you will be too. I believe this new venue will help us grow the membership and I ask your assistance in bringing new prospective members to the meeting.


There is plenty of street parking and the restaurant parking lot in a great neighborhood. I could not think of a better location; so let’s all come out and celebrate a new beginning for the Atlantic City Rotary Club!


Joe Dolan  


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Atlantic County Veterans Take Note

Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 28, 2011
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Attention all Veterans

(updated Participating Merchant list)

Veterans Corner, Military Discounts, Participating Merchants, Atlantic County


These businesses are offering military discounts, all you have to do is ask and show your Veteran Id card. Some restriction may apply. Changes are made to this list frequently. Merchants may change discount rates and participation without notice. Visit us at

  • All About Bikes N Wheels, Brigantine
  • A to Z Lock & Key, Linwood
  • Beginners First Academy, Weymouth
  • Boscov's, EHT
  • Cartridge World, Mays Landing
  • Chester's Pastry Pantry Bakery, Somers Point
  • Cosmetic & Family Dental, Hamilton Twp
  • Cousin Mario's, Hamilton Twp
  • Denney's
  • Diamond Diner, Cardiff
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Exclusive Jewelers, EHT
  • Foerster Vision Center, Northfield
  • Forsight Optical Center, Hammonton
  • Genes Farm & Garden Center, Mays Landing
  • Grease Monkey, Northfield
  • Gregory's, Somers Point
  • Homestead Barber Shop, Hamilton Twp
  • IHOP
  • J&R Custom Framing, Somers Point
  • Kyle T. Kievit, Attorney at Law, Linwood
  • Knebel's Auto Service Center, Hamilton Twp
  • Lowe's, EHT
  • Markus CPA,LLC, Northfield
  • Mays Landing Diner, Mays Landing
  • Messina General Contractor, Egg Harbor Twp
  • National Massage Therapy Institute, EHT
  • Pizza Inc, Brigantine
  • Premier Self Storage & Business Center, EHT
  • Regal Movie theaters,EHT
  • Repair N Click IT NJ, Northfield
  • Retro Fitness, Egg Harbor Twp
  • Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Somers Point
  • Town Paint Inc., Egg Harbor Twp                                                                                 as of 7/14/11

What is the Atlantic County Clerk ID card all about?

Veteran Identification Cards - DD214 Preservation Program

Veterans can register their DD-214 discharge papers with the Atlantic County Clerk's Office. Registering this form affords the veteran the security of knowing that his/her records are permanently recorded. A Veteran who records his/her DD-214 will receive a Veteran ID Card which shows the Veteran's name, address, and file number of their recorded DD-214. This service is free of charge to all honorably discharged Atlantic County Veterans.

If you are not a veteran please support the participating merchants above. To become a participating merchant please send us a fax, on your company letterhead, requesting to participate in our program. Fax # 609-909-5111.

Ed McGettigan

Atlantic County Clerk


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Posted by Tim Datig on Jul 20, 2011
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               MONDAY 6PM AUGUST 15 2011




















PA       JOEL KOPKE                        AL MCGEE

TN       DENISE IRVIN                     JOHN ROSENBERGER

IL        LARRY HORROWITZ          SAM WEINER         

MG     JOHN EMGE                         JAIMIE SIRACUSA


TX       MARTY BLUMBERG          

BRTN BOB RUFFALO                   H ERB STERN

MNTP SAL PANZA                        HAROLD WOODEN







A Pleasant Surprise at Tuesday's Meeting

Posted by Tim Datig on May 03, 2011
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Just before President Joe rang the bell to start the meeting a familiar face showed up at the doors to the dining room. It was PDG Bernadette Jennings with two visitors and pushing a baby stroller. First, the youngest and 100% Italian according to his Grandmother Bernadette, was Joseph 19 months old. A very handsome young man who was well behaved, eventhough his Granny said he was due for a nap. The other visitor was a young lady by the name of Cathrine, who arrived in the US on Monday after a 35 hour journey from Zimbabwe. She is here for the college graduation of her daughter Taf, who we all know well. This was truly a "family of Rotary" occasion. Marty Wood, Tafs adopted dad explained to the visitors who Taf was and how she came to be graduating college in the US some 5 years after having been hosted by the club and host parents Joel and Ann Kopke as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. If you don't know the story, ask an Atlantic City Rotarian or any other number of  "Friends of Taf" who made this possible.    
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District Governor's Newsletter

Posted by Tim Datig on Mar 15, 2011
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Please note that the District Governor's monthly Newsletter is available in the "Download" Section of the website home page.
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In Memory of Rotarian Marvin Miller

Posted by Tim Datig on Mar 02, 2011

 MILLER, MARVIN 85 - of Margate, died peacefully on March 2, 2011. He was born in Philadelphia to Martin and Claire Miller and grew up in Atlantic City. After graduating from Atlantic City High School, he served in the US Army during WW II and was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. Following graduation from Ursinus College, he went into the family business, Miller Masons, which was founded by his father. They worked on many public buildings from Trenton to Washington DC and later on Atlantic City casinos. Marvin was active in various community and civic organizations including AVODA, Jewish War Veterans and Rotary where he received the Beacon award. He was a grandmaster of Justice Lodge, active in the South Jersey Business Trades Council, JCC and Temple Emeth Shalom. For many years he was treasurer of the Best of Life Association. Marvin was a dedicated director of the Atlantic City Historical Museum. He is survived by his devoted family including his wife of 60 years, Joan Miller; children, Eve, Mauri and Matt Miller; Grandchildren, Rachel and Josh Miller; Sister Stella Blumberg and nephews and nieces, Beth and Lou Blumberg, Laurie and Maury Blumberg, Bob Blumberg and Jessica Cuevas and Jill Blumberg and Jason Geist. Loved and admired by all who knew him, he will be greatly missed. Donations can be made to the AVODA Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice.

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Dining With Rotary Chefs (New Date) Jan. 26, 2014

Posted by Tim Datig





2013-20 1 4 -Dining With Rotary Chefs !














BERLIN, NJ 08009





Can you Cook?





Registration Fee (for each chef): $100.00 (30 Chef Max.)



Payable to: Rotary District 7640 – DWRC





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Avenues of Service

Posted by Tim Datig

For years, Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. To get started on a project, think broadly about how your club and its members could contribute within each avenue.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs. Learn about effective club service in Membership and Training.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Learn more.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity  Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
Learn more about community service and assessing your community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Learn more about participating in World Community Service.

Youth Services

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

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Group Study Exchange Team Departs District

Posted by Tim Datig
After a busy and exciting month the Group Study Exchange Team from District 2240, Milan, Italy, departed the district on Saturday. The four team members will spend some time in NYC, Buffalo, and Toronto, before heading home. Letizia, the Team Leader, flew to Milan on Saturday.

Thanks to all Rotarians who worked to make this a successful exchange. Especially Atlantic City Rotarians Denise Irvin-McCarthy, Rose McCarthy, Bernadette Kucharczuk, and the Datig's, for hosting the team members while they were with us in Atlantic City. The home hosting is one of the most important segment of the GSE. Also special thanks to Rotarian, Major Tom Pierce, for making a van available to move the team around and for the NYC trip.  

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President Joe With Nigerian GSE Team

Posted by Tim Datig
Don Guardian with two of the Nigerian GSE team members and President Joe with the Team at our Rotary Meeting 4/10/12, ,
L to R Team Leader Dele, Pres Joe, Sola, Gyang, and Carl. The team arrived in the district on 4/1 and departed on 4/29 after attending the District Conference in Long Branch, NJ
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Meet Stefanie Zarych, our Newest Member

Posted by Tim Datig
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 Ms. Zarych received her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law. At Villanova, she volunteered her time for the Homeless Advocacy Project and won her first trial as a student in the school's Juvenile Justice Clinic. Prior to law school, Ms. Zarych graduated cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut in just three years with two majors, English and Religious Studies. Ms. Zarych was honored for her excellence in academics and community service by being inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. She was also granted membership into the National English Honor Society and National Religious Studies Honor Society. After leaving college Ms. Zarych worked in advertising research for a large magazine publisher in New York City. She is also registered in NJ as an EMT-Basic.

Ms. Zarych describes the American criminal justice system as one that is "inundating to the poor, the uneducated and the unrepresented. The ease with which innocent people are accused of crimes and the stigma that immediately attaches to them solely because of those accusations is shocking. We have a good system that is imperfect. As such, the criminal defense lawyer must be both a diplomat and a warrior."

Currently, Ms. Zarych is a member of the Atlantic County Bar Association. She volunteers as an attorney-coach for Pleasantville High School's Mock Trial Team and with Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County. Stefanie has also become a familiar face in Haiti since the 2010 disaster. She has spent time helping those in need during several trips to the devastated country.
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Some Observations from Emily

Posted by Tim Datig
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Some Observations

I've decided that it's important for me to keep you all up to date with what I've noticed so far in the topic of cultural differences. It'd be hard to write blogs in the future if there wasn't a good background of this type of information. I'll try to be brief, but the sad truth is any time I try to do so I still end up writing a huge long entry, so don't be annoyed, I'm doing my best. I'll limit it to 5 things that deserve mention:

#1: Maté
A drink made from a plant native to Argentina, maté is hugely popular around here. Like, huger than huge. Like, everywhere you go, anyone yo're with, anything you're doing, there's maté involved. It's similar to tea, but very strong.

When drinking maté, there's always a main person preparing it and serving it. They have a cup, usually large, that looks like it's been made from a gourd. Sometimes its a metal cup, but still. The person fill this cup most of the way with the crushed maté leaves, but they're still large enough to be recognized as leaves. Then, a little sugar may be put on top, followed by hot/boiling water. They put in enough water to see it above the maté. There's a metal straw, with a sort of strainer I guess at the bottom part, and a horizontal slit at the top to drink from. The maté maker hands off the cup of maté to a person, who drinks all the maté in the cup, and hand its back. The cup is then refilled with water, and passed on to the next person. This continues until the water runs out. (Note, everyone shares the same metal straw.)

So maté is everywhere. It's similar to how in the US, we'd say, "Wanna hang out?" Here, they say, "Wanna hang out and drink maté?" Sort of like, there's no definite plan, we're just gonna hang out and do whatever, and have maté while we're at it. Personally, I really like it, But definitely with sugar, because it's strong stuff.

#2: Dulce de Leche
If you've never had this stuff before, go and buy some right now. If you have tried it, you know why I say this; and you, too, should go and buy some right now.

Dulce de leche is similar in many ways to caramel. I personally am not a huge fan of caramel, so that's obviously not the best comparison, considering my love of dulce de leche (so don't let that comparison turn you away if you dislike caramel, trust me, this stuff's good). One of the amazing things about this product, is that it's even more popular here than peanut butter is in America. It can also be purchased and enjoyed in many of the same ways. You can find, for example, dulce de leche: in jars, in between cookies, covered in chocolate, in pastries, on toast for breakfast, on banana for desert, in ice cream, in muffins, in cakes, in every store and every household in Argentina.

I plan on bringing it back to America, oppening a pastry shop as the main special ingredient, and becoming a millionaire before I turn 25. (Seeing as it's unlikely I'll get the chance to do this, however, I'll tell you to. Just remember me when you're rich and famous.)

#3: Driving
Driving here makes Shoobies seem like they're worthy of safe driver discounts. Stop signs, driving lanes, turning signals, speed limits, seatbelts, are all entirely optional. My first day in Buenos Aires was mildly terrifying. If you've ever been on a missions trip to Guatemala, as I have, you'll understand the gravity of me saying the driving here is somehow worse.

#4: School
I don't have too much to say on this subject, ut I will say that it's much more relaxed than in the US, and you can get by without really much effort at all. After having Gradzi and Arsenis for two years, it's kinda bizzare to not constantly have work to do. It makes up for it lack of academic challenge, however, with the fact that it's in another language, and thus instantaneously taken to a whole new level.

#5: Greetings
Here, any person you meet is greeted with a smile and a kiss on the right cheek. I think this is wonderful, very friendly, so I got used to it quickly. It was a bit weird at first, though, since Americans are very used to their personal bubble of uninterupted space.

If there's less than eight or so people when you enter a room, it's natural to greet each one in this manner. When you leave, it's the same. It doesn't matter that you've just met, or that you probably won't be talking to them at all later, or even ever see them again. If you make eye contact or acknowledge their existence in any way, they get a kiss on the cheek. I think it shows a lot about the friendly and warm attitude people have here. They've all been really welcoming and kind.

So those are the five most prominantly different things I've noticed so far. There are others, too, but I won't write everything to avoid the risk of further boring you and because, quite frankly, I'm tired and don't really wanna write too much more.

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AC Rotary Awards Scholarships To County Students

Posted by Kathleen Varallo
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The Atlantic City Rotary International presented $21,000 in scholarships to 11 Atlantic County students. Mayor and Nynell Langford of Atlantic City and Chuck Wilson, Principal of Atlantic City High were presenters for the scholarships at the Hilton Casino on June 8, 2010.
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Dictionary Project

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ACRC Members are giving out dictionaries to students in the Atlantic City Schools. Thank you Bob Ruffolo and cohorts President Rose, Denise and Cynthia for continuing this wonderful project.
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ACRC Cookbook

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The ACRC CookBooks are here, filled with recipes , cooking tips and pictures. Contributed by ACRC members and family. You will be proud to give this Rotary Cookbook to anyone. Supply is limited $10.00 each Thank you to Maria Shelton for organizing a wonderful cookbook
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Crocs for Kids

Posted by Kathleen Varallo
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Crocs-4-Kids - President Rose wants everyone to bring in crocs for the kids at the Orphanage. Shop your local dollar stores & bring to a meeting. We're collecting through September. Take advantage of end of summer clearance sales to get more Crocs for the money. All sizes welcome. Remember they do not have to be named brand crocs. If you would like to simply make a donation to the campaign, Rose has crocs for $5. Additional funds will be used toward the pallet of powdered milk ACRC donates, each year, to the Orphanage container.
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2009 Scholarship Awards Luncheon Tim Datig 0

2009-2010 Exchange Student

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Meet Monique Deparis. She is a 17 year from Paranas, Brazil. She arrived on August 24th and is living with Tim and Shannon Datig. Monique is an honor student and an accomplished athlete. She is attending classes and playing basketball at Egg Harbor Township High School.

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Successful Wrapping

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If you weren't at Globe Vending last night, you missed one of the greatest team efforts of the year. Rotarians, Rotoractors, Boy Scouts, boyfriends, girlfriends, Globe employees and even Mac Seelig were present. "Many hands make quick work" We were finished by 6:30 and that includes eating ten pizza's. Make sure you sign up for the December encore's
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Meeting Location Change

Posted by Tim Datig
Please note the March 31st meeting has been scheduled at Careme's Restaurant on the campus of the Atlantic Cape Community College.

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Things You Can Do

Posted by Tim Datig
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2008-09 Health and Hunger Resource
Group & the Rotarian Action Groups
See the complete document in the download section

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Liam Jason Duffy Arrives

Posted by Tim Datig
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Liam Jason Duffy was born at 11:49 pm on September 4th, 2008 at the Huntersville Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville, NC. He weighed in at 9 lbs 1 1/2 ounces and is 22 inches long. His Mother Christine and Dad Jason were in labor for many hours before the decision was made to do surgery.

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Rotary UN Day NYC

Posted by Tim Datig
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Saturday, November 8th
Rotary Day at the United Nations  
United Nations
New York City
Rotarians and their guests are invited to attend Rotary Day at the United Nations on 8 November, 2008 in New York City.

The meeting, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UN Headquarters, will include presentations and panel discussions addressing key humanitarian issues such as water, health, literacy, and hunger.
Contact : Rotary District Office   
Phone : 856-205-9600
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2008-2009 Exchange Student

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Meet Nikaoly Rodriguez Diaz. She is coming to us from the Dominican Republic. She is attending Egg Harbor Township High School. Tim and Shannon Datig will be her first host family. Update: Unfortunately Nikaoly had to return to the Dominican Republic due to a medical condition, She will not be able to return to complete her year. She wil be missed by all who got to know her in the 4 weeks she was here,

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Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Kathy Varallo
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We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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