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.
on Jul 10, 2014
You are invited to meet the new Rotary International President on Wednesday, August 6th. He will be throwing out the First Pitch when the Phillies play the Astros at the 30th Annual Strike-Out Hunger Night. For every ticket our club sells, the Phillies will donate $9.00 to the RI Foundation. We will receive Foundation credits that can be applied to PolioPlus or Annual Giving and used for Paul Harris Fellow Awards.
Also, bring non-perishable food for the local food banks.
On the next night, Thursday, August 7th, President Huang honored at the Strike-Out Hunger Dinner. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. Tickets are $35 per person. You can reserve a spot for the dinner by clicking here.
Michele Moken from the Garden State club will be attending our next meeting to sell tickets and talk about both events. Let's support our local clubs and help to end hunger!
Our first-ever Super 50/50 sale has started! Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25 and can be purchased from any club member.
The winner will be drawn on October 24th at our Beer Pouring Event at the Gibson House (you don't need to be present to win).
Let's make this a great fundraiser for our club!
It was a time for fun, laughs, and a little bowling on Tuesday, June 17th, as our club spent the evening at the Playdrome in Cherry Hill.
Thanks to all who turned out and to the Playdrome for hosting a great event!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Anna Marie BakanasJuly 14
Chuck ChildersJuly 16, 20131 year
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