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Central Ocean

Central Ocean Rotary

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
1171 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ  08753
United States
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This past Tuesday we were honored to host our annual scholarship/laptop luncheon presentation. Our Scholarship committee had a very difficult decision to make but we are happy to announce the winners. Congratulations to you all and wish you the best in the years to come!

Special thanks to our guests for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to one of our most important events: Toms River Superintendent David Healy, Board President Joe Nardini and Board Vice President Russell Corby.

Laptop Recipients: 
TRHS East - Nicholas Farulla, Meaghan Keogh, John Vamvas, Samantha Varga
TRHS North - Kylie Pizzimenti
TRHS South - Isaiah Ellis Thomas

Scholarship Winners: 
Donovan Catholic - Angela Gesumaria
OCTVS - Matthew Brodsky
TRHS North - Heli Shah
TRHS East -Vincent Rotondo
TRHS South - Logan Figular

View all photos on our Facebook page

Donna came to talk to us about the Rock2Adopt 2019 event happening on September 14. This event is held at the Popcorn Park Animal Refuge in Forked River. This event helps place pets in homes and supports the care of pets until they find their forever homes.

We are happy to support this event every year. Acting President George Hanna presented Donna a check to help with their efforts. 🐾


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Bugfest was this past Saturday. Thank you to everyone that stopped by, we had a blast! Big thanks to Insectropolis for helping us raise funds for our Scholarship Fund every year. 

Insectropolis is hosting their annual #BugFest on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am - 3 pm and ALL proceeds go to our Central Ocean Rotary’s Scholarship Fund.

The bugseum of New Jersey has added fun with cockroach races, caricatures, scavenger hunts, prizes, and more. Special guests include the Mosquito Commission, Master Gardeners, Native Plant Society, Cattus Island County ParkOcean County Library just to name a few.

Admission: $10 per visitor. 
Free to Insectropolis Members.

Ocean County College Foundation representatives, Yvonne Doval Von Scheidt and Ken Malagiere, talked to us about the scholarships opportunities they offer. Scholarships are available for recent high school graduates, new students, current students, and returning students. The total dollar amount of scholarship support is dependent upon the student’s financial need, current GPA, and enrollment status at the time the payment is made.

To learn about eligibility and requirements visit:

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Welcome back to "new" member John Anderson!
He was a member of our Rotary some years back and now he has returned and is looking forward to getting involved again and helping our community.

He is seen here receiving his official member pin by our Membership Chair Ben Giovine.

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Thank you, Jeff Heilbrun, from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County NJfor stopping by and talking to us about all the great work you do.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently looking for "Big" volunteers. Age is not a problem, they are looking for someone eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time.

Doing some Spring cleaning? Donate Clothing, Shoes, Blankets, and Linens. Big Brothers Big Sisters can arrange a pickup or you can drop off at the many locations in the area.

To learn more about this great organization visit their website:

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On Saturday, April 6th some of our members volunteered at the Forest Resource Education Center where they helped sort and pack 8,000 seedlings. They were also given a tour of the facility and an overview of the process' involved to keep our state green.

Central Ocean Rotary offers a $1,500 scholarship. The scholarship is due April 24th, 2019.


Student must be:

  • An Ocean County resident
  • A graduating high school senior
  • Presently attending one of the following schools:
    • Donovan Catholic
    • Toms River HS East
    • Toms River HS North
    • Toms River HS South
    • Ocean County Vocational Technical School

Plan on attending a:

  • 2 or 4 Year College Program Next Year
  • Technical School/Certification School for a Vocation

Thank you Richard Pallamary from Community Medical Center Foundation for having us over for lunch last Tuesday and talking to us about what the future holds for Community Medical Center.

Community Medical Center continues to invest in its commitment to patients throughout Ocean County and beyond. This is why they are partnering with Rutgers and will soon become a teaching hospital. They will also expand their "hubs" around Ocean County to continue to provide a broad spectrum of health and wellness programs designed to help people achieve healthy lifestyles and optimal health. To learn more visit:


Thank you to our guest Graceanne from Save Barnegat Bay for talking to us on Tuesday and teaching us more about Barnegat Bay and what we can do to protect it.

Save Barnegat Bay was founded in 1971 with the mission to restore and protect the Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem. Part of its mission is to restore and protect the bay through education and community engagement. 
To learn more visit their website:

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THANK YOU to everyone that came to our 9th Annual Gift Auction. Another year, another successful auction and we couldn't have done it without YOU and all your support.

Hope you all had a great time! 🤗 


9th Annual Gift Auction


WOOHOO!!! Tickets for our 9th Annual Gift Auction are officially on sale!

Tickets cost $30 per person. It includes dinner, dessert, entry for door prizes, and a sheet of prize tickets. 👍

⚠️ NEW THIS YEAR ⚠️ Tickets may now be purchased by mail or online.

📫 If purchasing by mail:
Please call 908-229-9052 and leave the following information:
• Name
• Address
• Phone #
• Email address
• # of tickets purchasing
• Mail check with full payment to:
P.O. Box 63
Toms River, NJ 08754

💻 If purchasing online:
• Visit this link:
• You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite - KEEP THIS EMAIL
• The day of the event, bring the Eventbrite email confirmation to the WILL CALL table and you will receive your ticket along with the door prize ticket and the free sheet of tickets (no exceptions)
• If you can’t find your confirmation email, you must provide the full name and email address used to purchase the online ticket

ALL TICKETS (purchased online or by mail) will be held at WILL CALL and will be distributed the night of the event. Patrons will receive door prize ticket at check-in.

Remember: All proceeds go to local charities in addition to awarding scholarships to our local high school senior students.

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Public Image Chair
Central Ocean Foundation
Club Membership Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects Chair
Sergeant at Arms
International Service Chair
RYLA Coordinator
Speakers Coordinator
Scholarship Chair
Social Events Director
Membership Co-chair