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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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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.

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! ðŸ¤— 


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.

Bill Lillis talked to us about the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) was created in 1992 as a substance abuse prevention alliance to localize, strengthen and deepen initiatives, drug-free assistance and parent education conferences throughout the state.

PDFNJ is committed to educating the public about substance use prevention and the disease of addiction so that New Jersey residents can live healthy lives, free of the dangers of drugs. Your support of this mission is deeply appreciated. All PDFNJ programs are available free of charge to the residents of New Jersey.

To learn more visit

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Speaker Nick Zorojew from Downtown Toms River talked to us about all the great events, business updates around downtown Toms River. 
Downtown Toms River is a not-for-profit organization specially designated to promote and implement the economic revitalization of the Downtown Toms River business district.
To learn more visit:

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As we start planning our gift auction on March 4th, 2019 (SAVE THE DATE ), we would like to request sponsorships for our program booklet. If you are interested, a full-page ad (size 8.5 x 11) is $100 and a half-page ad (size 8.5x5.5) is $60. Simply message us and we'll send you the ad form that needs to be filled out.

 NOTE: This is a tax-exempt donation and the program will be given out to 300 people that attend our gift auction.



We are happy to announce the winners of the 33rd Annual Central Ocean Rotary Raffle!

1st Place - Ticket #131 went to Laverne White
2nd Place - Ticket #133 went to Henry Hengchua
3rd Place - Ticket #045 went to Suzanne Heinzman

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket! â¤ï¸ Special thanks to Veronica at Artisan's Restaurant & Breweryfor helping us pick this year's winners!

Yesterday Leslie Knox, Andrew Knox, David Paulus talked to us about the 200 Club of Ocean County. This organization was formed by private citizens to provide assistance to the families of Policemen, Firemen, First Aid Squad Members in Ocean County who lose their lives or who are seriously injured in the line of duty.

To learn more about this great organization visit their website:

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Central Ocean Rotary was proud to attend the Ocean's Harbor HouseChanging Lives Gala on Friday night. The origins of Harbor House can be traced to an inspiring guest speaker who spoke to our club over 30 years ago about the problem of youth homelessness and inspired members into action. Our club still supports this great charity today!​

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Last week Diane came to talk to us about Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter and their walk happening on Saturday, October 20th in Bradley Beach.

Did you know every 65 SECONDS someone in the US develops Alzheimer? We all know someone that has or has had this awful disease. As a matter of fact, Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

So, save the date and walk to support this great cause. To learn more

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Upcoming Events
  • Bugfest 2019
    Jun 08, 2019
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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