! ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY!! Phyllis M Palo 2023-01-20 05:00:00Z 0
Vino!! Our K-9 Sensation!! Phyllis M Palo 2023-01-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary - Started with the Vision of One Man! 2022-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Giacobbe Memorial Park Clean Up Day 2022-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS !! 2022-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Paul C Davidson - A SPECIAL TRIBUTE 2022-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
THE GALLERY IN THE PARK 2022-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International's Statement on the Ukraine Conflict


It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Rotary International

Rotary International's Statement on the Ukraine Conflict 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

February: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution  

Rotary Awareness Days

February: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution  

Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians. Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
February: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution 2022-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Save The Date!! -Gift Of Life Winter Gala March 6, 2022 2021-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
!! Always Honoring Our Veterans !! 2021-11-09 05:00:00Z 0

Wine Festival 2021- "Sippin Away Again"

UPDATE: 9/2/2021. The Wine Festival has been POSTPONED




Join us on September 18, 2021 as we "Sip Away Again"!

This year's Wine Festival will benefit the Washington Township Police Department's Community Caretaking Program, by outfitting a special community outreach vehicle. The Department is planning to expand its outreach activities by equipping a van to be used for activities such as holiday meal deliveries to those in need, neighborhood ice cream giveaways, and picnic-like events.  The Department has acquired a used van for this purpose.  The Rotary Club of Washington Township Foundation has committed to raising funds for the purchase of refrigeration, storage and other needed equipment for the vehicle. 


Wine Festival 2021- "Sippin Away Again" Jo Taraborelli 2021-08-10 04:00:00Z 0


CONGRATULATIONS!!  2021-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
!! Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future !! 2021-05-24 04:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Meals For Our Community

The Washington Township Rotary Club along with the Williamstown club, teamed up to provide over 1,500 Thanksgiving dinners for our local community 
Wonderful volunteers included Washington Township teachers, Rotary club members, and  employees of Monroe Parks & Recs 
A Sincere Thank you!!
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Trick or Treat!

Halloween may look a little bit different this year, but
The Landing of Washington Square Assisted Living Community wants to help bring you some joy ... and treats!

Join us on Saturday, October 31st, 1:30–3:00 pm for some
safe, socially distanced trick-or-treating and fun! We will have a designated, quick walking path in front of our community so you and your children can show off your Halloween best to our residents in a parade format before collecting their sweet treasures!

If you are driving to the community, there will be a designated place to park in our lot at the beginning of the socially distanced parade route. DJ Music will be the soundtrack while you walk your short parade route!

The bags of candy full of individually wrapped items will be prepared and distributed by masked and gloved team members. Restrooms or access to indoors are not available during this event. 

Call us at (856) 407-0600 for more information.

FREE HALLOWEEN OUTDOOR WALK-THRUTrick or Treat! 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Giacobbe Memorial Park - Clean Up day!! 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
OUR 20TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC! 2020-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Gallery in the Park This Sunday!! 2020-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Delivers Meals to COVID Heroes


Our Covid Relief Meal Program 
Thank You!
To our everyday Heroes risking COVID everyday

Meals were provided to the following locations:
4/8 - Elmwood Hills Healthcare, Turnersville Rd.  30 served 
4/15 - Medical Oncology Suite at Jefferson WT. 55 served
4/22  - Washington Township Senior Living, Sewell. 30 served
4/29 - Cardinal Village Assisted Living Facility. 50 served        
5/6 - All American Assisted Living & Alzheimer Care. 40 served
5/13 - Terraces at Parke Place Assisted Living.  40 served
5/20 - Manor Care Nursing Home on Fries Mill Road. 52 served
5/27 - WT Senior Citizen homes by Municipal staff.  50 served
6/3 -  WTHS families in need (12) by School officials.  50 served
6/10 -  Jefferson Health Care Center. 50 Served
6/17 -  WT Elementary School families identified by officials. 50 Served
6/24 – Advanced Sub Acute Rehab & Nursing Care. 50 Served 
7/2 -  WT Senior Citizen homes by Municipal staff.  
Rotary Delivers Meals to COVID Heroes  2020-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

Washington Township Rotary Playground Dedication!! 

 Washington Lake Park Playground dedication!!  Monday June 22nd!!  The  Rotary Club of WT proudly sponsored the Playground Swing for Residents of All Abilities and Needs.



This event was a Playground ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of the new Rotary sign acknowledging our club’s sponsorship of the new ADA Swing (pictured). 

The dedication  was attended by Joann Gattinelli, Mayor of Washington Township,  Joe Perry Council Pres.,  Rotary Past-Pres. Phyllis, current Pres. Tom, future Pres. Ron, and many of our Rotary club members.

The press took pictures and an article will appear in the Washington Township SUN newspaper and online edition.

Washington Township Rotary Playground Dedication!! 2020-06-22 04:00:00Z 0

Washington Lake Park Playground Dedication 


The Washington Lake Park Playground dedication!!  Monday, June 22nd !!  The  Rotary Club Washington Township proudly sponsored the Playground Swing for Residents of All Abilities and Needs.


Washington Lake Park Playground Dedication 2020-06-22 04:00:00Z 0

Honoring Our Front Line Workers! 

For our 6th week, we have proudly partnered with Wedgwood Country Club to offer lunches to our Front Line Workers!!
Terraces at Parke Place Assisted Living
Honoring Our Front Line Workers!  2020-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
!! COVID IS REAL!! 2020-04-09 04:00:00Z 0

International Women’s Day - March 8th!!

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Rotary leaders

Rotary is filled with inspiring women. For International Women’s Day, 8 March, we’re celebrating all of the women who are making a difference in our world. See Rotary International Directors Stephanie A. Urchick and Johrita Solari, and Foundation Trustee Julia D. Phelps, talk about how Rotary supports women and how women, in turn, are shaping Rotary.

Thank you to all of the women in Rotary who make Doing Good in the World possible.

The Rotary Foundation
International Women’s Day - March 8th!! 2020-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

         World Water Day - March 22!!

Posted on Feb 29, 2020
Let's do something on World Water Day - March 22!
The 2020 theme of World Water Day is about water and climate change and how the two are linked.
Learn more about World Water Day.
This picture is Salvador Rico's daughter doing a River Clean Up from 2018, and appeared on the cover of the Mexican Rotary magazine.
         World Water Day - March 22!! 2020-02-29 05:00:00Z 0
Elmwood Hills American Red Cross Blood Drive  2020-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Proud Sponsors of The Washington Lake Park ADA Compliant Playground Project!! 

Our Club has proudly sponsored this project!!  We have gifted the ADA Compliant swing to the special residents in our community!!
 Mayor Gattinelli  announced that construction has started for the new playground at Washington Lake Park. This is yet another project that the Mayor has brought to reality for the residents of Washington Township. This playground comes at no current cost to the taxpayers and even better it’s ADA compliant, so everyone can join in on the fun. The playground was paid for by a grant that Mayor Gattinelli and her administration initiated in 2005.  Monies were also donated from our club in the form of a District Grant, proceeds from our Wine Festival, and Berkshire Hathaway's Fox & Roach Charities.
Proud Sponsors of The Washington Lake Park ADA Compliant Playground Project!!  2020-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Holiday Greetings!!  All The Best in The New Year!! 2019-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
District 7505 Conference May 1st & 2nd 2020!!  2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
!! Gift of Life Foundation!! 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Dining With Rotary Chefs!! January 26th!! 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Holiday Dinner Party Invite!!           Save The Date!! 2019-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

Veterans' Day is  Monday, November 11TH!! 

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
Gloucester County VA Clinic
211 County House Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

We continue to proudly honor our Veterans and deeply appreciate their sacrifices

Since 1998, the Gloucester County Freeholder Board has been working to improve the services that are available to our Veterans and their families. To that end, they have increased their Office of Veterans Affairs from a part-time office to a full-time office. "We continually work with the Veterans Administration to offer more convenient services at the VA Health care Clinic at the County Complex at Five Points in Sewell.  
Veterans' Day is Monday, November 11TH!! 2019-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

The Dictionary Project 

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
The Dictionary Project

Special Thank you to Vince and Sue Esposito along with our dedicated Rotarians that distributed over 600 Dictionaries to our local grade Schools!! 
Our Dictionary Project is underway!! Every year, we provide dictionaries to our local 3rd Graders to assist with improving communication skills and helping them make the most of their education. 
The Dictionary Project is a charitable organization based in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., and was founded by Mary French in 1995 to provide personal copies of a dictionary for third grade students in the South Carolina public school system. It has grown into a national organization. To date, over 30 million dictionaries have been donated to children in the United States and internationally. It is funded through individual donations and by sponsors who implement the program in their local schools.
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World Polio Day Thursday, October 24th!!

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Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day

Mark your calendar to join us on 24 October for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update. It will be streamed on RI’s Facebook pages in multiple languages and time zones around the world.

World Polio Day is an annual opportunity for Rotary members to rally the world around the fight to eradicate the disease forever. This year’s program will highlight the heroes of polio eradication, with stories from areas that have recently been affected and areas where polio is still endemic.

The program features TV presenter and former Paralympian Ade Adepitan, supermodel Isabeli Fontana, science educator Bill Nye, and actress Archie Panjabi. Our partners at the World Health Organization and UNICEF will provide updates on the latest progress toward a polio-free world.

In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national governments has helped reduce that number by 99.9 percent.

World Polio Day Thursday, October 24th!! 2019-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Are You Ready For Some Football? !! 2019-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
End Of Summer Chalk Challenge!! 2019-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Save The Date!!  Friday, September 20th  -  Rotary's 19th Annual Foundation Golf Classic at the Wedgwood Country Club 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

Cradles To Crayons Backpack Challenge

 Our Club and Berkshire Hathaway are partnering to help our homeless and foster children get a great start to school this year!!

Every year, tens of thousands of kids in our region face their first day of school without a new backpack, school supplies, or proper clothing. Please Help Cradles to Crayons reach their 2019 goal of preparing 30,000 children to start the year on the right foot by hosting a Ready for School collection!   
Mission Accomplished!!
Thank you to our Club, Berkshire Hathaway & Target Stores!!
56 Backpacks Completed for Foster And Homeless Kids in our Area!! 
Cradles To Crayons Backpack Challenge 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Strike Out Hunger August 15th  2019-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Washington Township Fourth Of July Parade 

Thank you 
On Thursday, July 4th the Township hosted their annual
4th of July Parade and Fireworks Spectacular! 
Our Local Businesses & Community Organizations presented a spectacular Cavalcade
Including our Club with an amazing Float and Music by Paul Dilks!
Washington Township Fourth Of July Parade  2019-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Fighting Addiction & The Opiod Crisis!!

Posted by Phyllis Palo on Aug 24, 2018
  The Rotary Club  Washington Township has agreed to help do its part in assisting with this crisis!  We have partnered with The Bordentown Rotary Club to  help:
Educate the Public
 Breakdown the  Addiction Stigma
Help Augment What are Currently Deficient Treatment Services /Facilities/ Approaches!!                      
Fighting Addiction & The Opiod Crisis!! Phyllis Palo 2018-08-24 04:00:00Z 0

Who We Are !!

Posted by Phyllis Palo

We connect passionate people with diverse perspectives to exchange ideas, forge lifelong friendships, and, above all, take action to change the world.



Together, we apply our professional experience and personal commitment to tackle our communities’ most persistent problems, finding new, effective ways to enhance health, stability, and prosperity across the globe.



Rotary members look for opportunities to improve our communities today and invest in the next generation for tomorrow.



We collaborate with community leaders who want to get to work on projects that have a real, lasting impact on people’s lives.

Who We Are !! Phyllis Palo 2018-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

Washington Township Rotary  & Berkshire Hathaway  Realtors Partnering Together!!

Posted on Jul 03, 2018
Washington Township Rotary Club and Berkshire Hathaway Realtors, Turnersville,  has partnered together and adopted the Pfc. Angelo Giacobbe Memorial Site on Ganttown Road. This project was made possible because of a generous grant awarded by the Rotary District.  The plaque signage has been mounted on the benches, and the final phase, landscaping, will be completed in the fall.  Rotarians will then come together with Berkshire Hathaway Realtors on Berkshire Hathaway's Community Service Day, Thursday, October 4th for the formal dedication. 
Washington Township Rotary  & Berkshire Hathaway  Realtors Partnering Together!! 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Best of Luck Tom!!   2018-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

New Jersey Trivia for the week: March 14, 2013

Posted by Randy Carbone on Mar 13, 2013
Slogan: At this time, none whatsoever! It used to be "The Garden State," but with large-scale industrialization and housing developments going up all over the state, the slogan raises questions with out-of-staters. When newly elected Governor Corzine sponsored a contest for a new state slogan in 2005. The announced winner was "New Jersey, Come See For Yourself!" (The preferred entry from my sources is: "I'm From New Jersey; Ya Gotta Problem Widdat?"). There was little enthusiasm for the winning entry, so a professional advertising firm has been asked to come up with a slogan.
New Jersey Trivia for the week: March 14, 2013 Randy Carbone 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
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New Jersey Trivia February 21, 2013

Posted by Randy Carbone on Feb 20, 2013

New Jersey Trivia for the week:


  • NJ is a peninsula 
  • NJ is the only state in which all counties are classified as metropolitan areas 
  • NJ has the most diverse ecosystem of any state: mountains, seashore, farmland, forests and wetlands. 
  • NJ is 11th in population (8.9 million people in 2012) 
  • NJ is 46th in size with 8,224 square miles (166 miles top to bottom, 57 miles across) 
  • NJ has the highest population density in the US (1,189 people/sq. mile), more densely populated than most of the world's nations
New Jersey Trivia February 21, 2013 Randy Carbone 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0

Quote of the Day!

Posted by Susan Freiberg on Nov 17, 2009
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Thought for the Week ! Susan Freiberg 2009-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
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New Jersey Trivia for March 14th 2013

Posted by Randy Carbone

Princeton was the nation's capital in 1783 and Trenton was the nation's capital in 1784 even though the state didn't ratify the constitution until December 18, 1787 and there was no President until April 30, 1789.

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Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Randy Carbone

There were 13 students here from Boston College over their spring break to work on putting a roof on a house for Habitats for Humanity. Talk about service above self!Image

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Jan Giel - Data and Information Manager of Wahsington Township Public Schools

Posted by Randy Carbone
Our speaker is a woman of many talents. Jan Giel is in her ninth year as the Student Registration, Data and Information Manager for the Washington Township Public Schools. In this capacity Jan oversees a staff of five and coordinates all the public relations efforts of the school district. She is responsible for the writing and dissemination of all press releases, photographs and publications and serves as the point person for all print and electronic media requests. She oversees all the programming on WT-TV a community cable station for which she and her staff produce weekly programming highlighting the achievements of the district’s students and staff. In addition to her public relations efforts Jan also oversees the central registration office, handles the placement of homeless, foster care and charter school students and serves as the district’s homeless liaison. She is responsible for resolving district residency and truancy issue.
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Chris Waldron - Zoo Keeper Philadelphia Zoo

Posted by Randy Carbone



Chris Waldron, our speaker today, spoke to us last fall as you will recall. He was employed by the Philadelphia Zoo as a Zookeeper, Curator of Carnivores and Primates and Director of Sustainability. His degree from Penn State is in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Chris is also an instructor at the Animal Behavior Institute an online accredited program for those seeking a career in Animal Husbandry. His topic today is moving large animals.

The old way they used to move large animals was to dart them, but the problem with that was the animals would get stressed out and with their adrenalin so high it would take a ton of drugs to knock them out. So they try to do it in a voluntary manner by training them with treats to come close and lay on a scale and then they draw blood from their tails and this is all done while the animal is relaxed. If they did need to sedate them it was much easier to do while the animal is in a relaxed state.

Some of the animals needed to be transferred to other zoos while the Philadelphia zoo was being overhauled. They needed to check them out for diseases before they ship them to other zoos. All of the training they did allowed them to easily get the animals into crates and move them in and out of the exhibits whenever they needed to.




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