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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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Congratulations to this year's winners of our 34th Annual 50/50 Raffle:
1st - Phyllis Porcello
2nd - Jill Rand
3rd - Dr. Irina Mankovskaya

Thanks to everyone that purchased a ticket. To those that didn't win, there's always next year 😉.

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Only 150 tickets will be sold, so there are great odds for you to have the winning ticket! Three prizes will be awarded (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Tickets are $100/each.
Don't forget it can be purchased by a group of friends 😉.
** Proceeds to benefit local charities ***

​Prizes are as follows - if all tickets are sold:
1st place = $5,000 (or 33.33% of actual sales)
2nd place = $1,700 (or 11.67% of actual sales)
3rd place = $800 (or 5% of actual sales)

🎫 Purchase your ticket online (, with one of our members or message us 😃
*Please note that if you buy your ticket online, an actual raffle ticket will be mailed to you to the address you provide.

Join us welcoming two new members: Laurie Singer, sponsored by President Elizabeth Rastelli, and Cathy Matteace, sponsored by member Marion Callazzo.

Pictured from left to right: Membership Chair Ben Giovine, President Elizabeth Rastelli, New Member Laurie Singer, New Member Cathy Matteace, Member Marion Callazzo.

Sheriff Mastronardy came to our meeting and talked to us about the great work his office does. They have the latest technologies to help our community as well as support other agencies. They also manage the 911 Dispatch Center which answers 911 calls for all 33 of the municipalities in Ocean County and a full Public Safety Dispatch Operation. The operation is a consolidated communications center, serving multiple jurisdictions and disciplines.

Law enforcement dispatch services are provided for the Sheriff's Office, Prosecutor's Office, Medical Examiner’s Office, and 12 municipal police agencies. Additionally, Fire Dispatch Services are provided for 39 fire companies, Emergency Medical Dispatch services for 22 first aid squads and the dispatch of 3 special response and tactical teams. Paramedic and Life Flight dispatch is provided for the entire county.

To get the latest emergency information, follow Ocean County Sheriff 911.


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A special thank you to James Rauner for sharing his personal story of addiction with us last Tuesday, his story made an impact on our members. Addiction is a serious disease, not a choice, and it's so important to reach out for help.

For assistance with addiction services call 1-844-REACHNJ or go to or


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Billy Cardone talked to us about Exit 82 Theatre Company. Exit 82: A Toms River Theatre Company, was founded and became a 501(c)3 organization in 2009. Since its first production that Summer, Exit 82 has expanded programming and produced 30 productions. In addition to our adult programming, Exit 82 runs a Creative and Performing Arts Academy to educate the next generation of artists.

To learn more visit:


Melissa and Jody Grinwald came to talk to us about the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation Inc. This foundation was created in honor of their dad, Zzak, who was a singer/songwriter with an extreme passion for the performing arts.

This foundation gives children the opportunity to find their own voice, increase their self-esteem, give them a sense of belonging, and provide them with positive reinforcement.

Learn more by visiting their Facebook page or their website at


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Gift of Life chairperson, Kathy Hiltner, recognized our club for our continued support to Gift of Life. ❤️

Gift of Life's mission is to provide hope to children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease regardless of their gender, creed, or national origin, by supporting autonomous Gift of Life programs in their efforts to care for these children in need, and coordinating the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery and aftercare programs in select countries, through the empowerment of their healthcare professionals. To learn more visit:


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Christian Kane stopped by to give us an update on the Toms River Field of Dreams. As construction is about to start, they continue to raise funds to upkeep the field once it's up and running. That's why he is planning an event, for one full day at the end of October, where restaurants will donate some of the proceeds to Toms River Field of Dreams.

Check their facebook page for details or visit their website at

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Each year, hundreds of children in our community attend their first day of school without basic educational tools such as notebooks, pencils, and calculators. Thanks to everyone who donated to our Back to School Supply Drive, children at Freedom Village will have the basic necessities to start the academic year the right way. In addition, we provided Joyce with a check for other supplies that may be needed. <3

Special thanks to Toms River Fitness & Aquatic Center for being our drop-off location! 👏


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The Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River is helping to raise funds for the Ocean County Military Support Committee.

The Ocean County Military Support Committee provides support to our military neighbors and the Joint Base MDL installation as a whole. Let's help those who have and are serving our country.

Meal Includes: Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs and a Beverage (Coffee, Juice, Soda or Tea)

Purchase your tickets online here!

Donations are accepted if you can't attend this event. Donate here.

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Scholarship Chair
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