Hammonton Rotary announces second annual Gravy vs Sauce Competition

Gravy vs Sauce

The Hammonton Rotary Club has announced plans for its second annual Gravy vs. Sauce competition set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Hammonton Fire House No. 2, 51 N. White Horse Pike in Hammonton.

HAMMONTON – The Hammonton Rotary Club has announced its second annual Gravy vs. Sauce competition set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Hammonton Fire House No. 2, 51 N. White Horse Pike in Hammonton.

Gravy, sauce, whatever you want to call it, we’re judging it in a friendly competition to find the best of the best. So break out your grandmother’s old recipe because this one’s gonna be big.

This is a gravy/sauce tasting event and competition. Your ticket includes tasting of all the entries, a salad bar, unlimited spaghetti, dessert bar, and soft drinks and coffee. Also, this is a BYOB event. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. It costs $10 to enter.

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Hammonton Rotary donation to buy turkeys for needy families this Christmas

Hammonton Rotary Christmas donation

Pictured from left are Rotarians Anthony Pagano, Mike Hitman, Frank Bartolone, and Micky Doto, food pantry volunteer Meredith Lambertino, food pantry director Ed Muller, Rotarian and pantry volunteer Hugh LaMonaca, and Rotarian Jerry Daunoras. Muller is accepting a $500 donation from Rotary on behalf of the food pantry for the purchase of turkeys for needy families this Christmas.

HAMMONTON – The Hammonton Rotary Club presented a $500 donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during the club’s monthly volunteer evening at the pantry Thursday, Dec. 1.

The money will be used to help buy Christmas turkeys for the hundreds of families that depend on the food pantry each month and is a follow-up to a donation made by the club last month for Thanksgiving food baskets.

On hand to make the donation were Rotarians Anthony Pagano, Mike Hitman, Frank Bartolone, Micky Doto, and Jerry Daunoras. Accepting were food pantry director Ed Muller, Rotarian and pantry volunteer Hugh LaMonaca, and food pantry volunteer Meredith Lambertino.  

The St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, which has operated for the past decade from the basement of St. Lucy Hall (the St. Joseph Convent) on French Street, supports more than 300 families of all faiths, races and backgrounds. The service is provided with the support of the Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish, donations from civic groups like the Hammonton Rotary Club and others, individual contributions, donations by local businesses plus state and federal sources.

Donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, c/o St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish, 226 French Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037. To find out how you can help call food pantry director Ed Muller at 609 412 4604.

For those in need of food assistance, the food pantry is open from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Hammonton Rotary making Thanksgiving more joyous for those in need

 

Hammonton Rotary check presentation

Pictured from left are Ed Muller, director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, accepting $700 in donations from Rotarians Donald DeFiccio, Bill Donahue, Hugh LaMonaca, club President Joe Brown, and Frank Bartolone.

HAMMONTON – The Hammonton Rotary Club presented two donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Thursday, Nov. 3, to help brighten Thanksgiving for local families in need.

A donation of $500 will support the purchase of turkeys for Thanksgiving food baskets. The club also made a second donation of $200 in memory of Phyllis DiDonato, mother of Mayor Steve DiDonoto, who passed away Oct. 12.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, which has operated for the past decade from the basement of St. Lucy Hall (the St. Joseph Convent) on French Street, supports about 300 to 350 families (800 to 1,000 people) each month, according to its director, Ed Muller. Continue reading

Hammonton Rotary supports orphanage

The Hammonton Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Monday, Oct. 24 at Rocco’s Townhouse, voted to make a $1,000 contribution to support the Hogar Escuela Armando Rosenberg Orphanage, located in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
The donation brings to $3,000 the club’s total combined contributions to the project to date.

Since the mid 1980s in conjunction with Rotary District 4060 in Santo Domingo, Rotary clubs in southern New Jersey (District 7640) have been supporting the orphanage and school with donations of money, materials and time.

Located in Sabana Perdida, the largest barrio in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, the orphanage currently houses 140 children from throughout the Dominican Republic. In addition, there are 700 students who walk to the school from surrounding areas to attend high school with a daily occupancy of 1,200.

Hogar Escuela Armando Rosenberg has grown to a complex on 15 acres that provides a Christian education, a free, fully staffed medical clinic, a pharmacy, lab, and a dental facility. A new church provides moral and psychological guidance.

The orphanage is also a place where youth leaders who participate in Rotary’s Interact program travel to provide direct assistance.

Learn more at 

http://www.orchidfoundation.org

Orphanage

The Hammonton Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Monday, Oct. 24 at Rocco’s Townhouse, voted to make a $1,000 contribution to support the Hogar Escuela Armando Rosenberg Orphanage, located in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Harley raffle winner announced

The Hammonton Rotary Club chose the winner of its 2016 Harley Davidson raffle during a random drawing held Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 66 Hall in Hammonton. 

The winning ticket was purchased by Jennifer DiGuglielmo of Hammonton. 

After the announcement club members brought the motorcycle to her home and Jennifer and her children Gianna, 8; and Kayla, 6 posed for a photo with Hammonton Rotary Club members  Joe Brown, club president, Rob DeRose, Michael Brown and Don DeFiccio.

The Hammonton Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket and supported our fundraiser in numerous ways.  Your generosity makes our sponsorship of youth, community and humanitarian projects possible. 

Thank you all!

Page 1 coverage for Hammonton Rotary

Be sure to pick up the October 19 2016 edition of The Hammonton Gazette which features a nice Page 1 writeup by Staff Writer Stephen Pistone about the Hammonton Rotary Club.

From scholarships to global health, sustainability to feeding the poorest people in our home town and helping veterans, the Hammonton Rotary Club is making a difference on numerous fronts, always with the support of a generous community who patronize our fundraisers and work as partners to get positive things done.

One of those partners is The Hamnonton Gazette. Thank you for getting our message out.

Hammonton Rotary has a new Instagram post

Less than 24 hours to go before the big #Hammonton Rotary #Harley raffle drawing at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 66 Hall, 446 Egg Harbor Road. Drawing is at noon tomorrow, Oct. 23. Look for results on our Facebook page. Can we have a very long drum roll please…. #DAV #serviceaboveself