Welcome to Our Rotary Club!
The Rotary Club of Marlton, New Jersey is known throughout the district as a friendly, personal gathering of men and women, of diverse ages and ethnicities who truly enjoy one another’s company as they meet each Tuesday for interesting programs and projects that will make their community and world a better place. In short, they meet together, dine together, laugh together, and work together, using the special strengths with which each member has been blessed—for the benefit of others.
This week's meeting (Jan 27) has been canceled due to weather.
See you next week!
The holidays will be a bit warmer for members of the Burlington County community thanks to a joint coat drive sponsored by the eClub and Marlton club. Two car loads of warm coats were delivered to the Family Success Center in Mt. Holly on Monday, December 15th.
Thanks to all who participated!
The Marlton Rotary Club entered a tree at the Wiley Mission Festival of Trees, held on Friday, December 12th. The tree, donated by Bakanas Flowers, was decorated with banners, logos, crocuses, and other Rotary materials. Shelby and Morgan Croly of Mt. Laurel were there to help Eileen and Karen with the decorations.
The Festival was a great success with lots of activities for the whole family including horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa, music, and food -- all at no cost to attendees. Thanks also to Wiley Mission member (and fellow Rotarian), Paul Basham for recommending the event!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Deborah HornerJanuary 1, 199421 years
Doug ReynoldsJanuary 1, 199124 years
News from Rotary International
Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives
Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is sitting so close helps break down social barriers between the young people. "They see how many similarities there are between them," she says. "And they begin to understand we are all just people. There is a respect and trust that builds." The students were participating in a program run by...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...