Why it's important for us to support
the Bicycle Collection on October 27th...
 
The picture above demonstrates how bicycles are a necessary part of the local economy in certain parts of the world, which is one reason our Club supports Pedals for Progress.  Please check your garages, basements, or backyard sheds to see if you might have a bicycle to donate to someone who needs one.  And, while you're at it...ask others!  And bring them out October 27th -- between 9 a.m. and 12:00 noon behind Haddonfield Boro Hall on Kings Highway. 
 
Let's help others help themselves! 
 
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Feed the hungry birds, and support the Club's annual Bird Seed Fund-Raiser
 
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President Charles Featured in Haddonfield Sun Article
Great exposure for the Club
 
Click here to read the article.  Great job, Charles!
 
 
 
Charles In Charge!
President 
Rotary Club of Haddonfield
2018-19
 
Immediate Past President Skip Bean (left) passes Club Charter
to new President Charles Hart at the Installation Dinner
Rotary District 7505 Governor Bill Donnelly
visits the Club for the first time to install Charles
  
See more photos in Club Photo Album -- Membership News section - at right.
Rotary Club of Haddonfield
Annual Leadership Changeover
 
Congratulations to 2018-19 Rotary Club of Haddonfield President Charles Hart, on his Installation last Wednesday evening. Charles is pictured here (second from left) with the other members of his Board of Directors. Special thanks to Rotary District 7505 Governor Bill Donnelly who came to install Charles (pictured here at podium - far left). Special thanks to Skip Bean and his team for a great 2017-18!
 
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield is nearly 100 members strong, and makes an impact on our local community, region and world. All the best wishes to President Charles for an upcoming year of great success for the Club -- and great fun!
 
Dancing in the Streets with Rotary! 
Concert Featuring the very popular band -- All Souled Out!
Thursday, June 21st
 
 
 
 
An all-out dance party broke out on Kings Highway the last time All Souled Out was featured at a Summer Rotary Concert -- if you were there, you would remember! 
 
This year Rotary is taking it to the next level -- combining party powerhouse "All Souled Out" with Downtown Haddonfield's Night Market FOOD TRUCK EVENT!  Come experience what makes All Souled Out the Delaware Valley's most sought-after party band.  They'll be performing Classic Soul dance hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's.  Bring your dancing shoes because the band will play from 5 to 8:00 p.m. in front of Kings Court in Downtown Haddonfield.  Over 14 food trucks will be there starting at 4 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs and come party with Rotary!
 
 
Rotary Biergarten 2018
Haddon Lake Park 
Great Fun!
 
Special thanks to everyone involved in producing, sponsoring and just being there to enjoy the evening together -- Biergarten style!  The food was great, the beer excellent and plentiful, the music so entertaining.  The mood was set so perfectly in the pretty setting.  Rain?  What rain?  A very fine example of Doing Good and Having Fun Doing it! 
 
Please click here to see list of sponsors.  Thanks to you all!
 
                            
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation News
Scholarships Presented to
Area High School Students
 
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield hosted its annual Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Tavistock Country Club.  Six students from area high schools received scholarships to continue their education.  After learning more about each of these students and their hopes and dreams, we all agree -- the future is bright indeed!  
 
 
Celebrating Arbor Day -- One Tree at a Time!
          
 
On April 27th, Haddonfield Boro Commissioners, the Haddonfield Shade Tree Commission and members of the Rotary Club of Haddonfield celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Willow Oak in front of Borough Hall.  The tree was donated by the Haddonfield Rotary Club as part of a $2,500 Rotary District grant to plant ten trees in the downtown business district.  Rotary International President had challenged all club members this year to "Make a Difference" by planting a tree.  Rotary Club President Skip Bean and Janet Lane (above top) represented the Club to get things started by getting their hands dirty.  Pictured at bottom above are Robin Potter of the Haddonfield Shade Tree Commission, and Haddonfield Commissioner John Moscatelli who read a Borough Proclamation in honor of Arbor Day.  
Rotarians at Work!
 
Special thanks to our Rotarians at Work (a.k.a., our Rotary Happy Gardeners) for getting Rotary Circle ready for spring!   Not only did you make the circle look great, but you made us all look great.   Thank you all for coming together to get the big job done!  
 
Peter and the Wolf Concert!
Free Concert for Families - June 2
 
Click here for more details.
Trees Beautiful Trees!
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield received a grant from Rotary District 7640 this year to plant 12-14 trees throughout our community, just in time for Earth Day (April 22nd) and Arbor Day (April 27th).   As Robin Potter of the Haddonfield Shade Tree Commission reported to the Club at this week's meeting, it is important to maintain the beautiful, but diminishing tree canopy in town for many reasons.  This is also our Club and District's response to Rotary International President Ian Riseley's challenge to plant 1.2 million trees around the world this year.  After all Rotary's founder, Paul Harris, had a "deep love of nature, and his habit of planting friendship trees seeded a strong tradition within Rotary."  Check out this month's Rotarian Magazine to learn more about Rotary's commitment to Preserving Planet Earth.  Let's all go out and plant a tree!
Rotarians meet Dalai Lama in Dharamshala
 
 
Thanks so much to member, Rich Hluchan, who shared this amazing photograph from the trip to India for Rotary National Immunization Day, with Tom Veevers.  The group had an audience with the Dalai Lama!   We can't help but wonder...what did they talk about? 
 
Pictured above are Past District Governor Tom Veevers with Haddonfield Rotarians Kathy and Jim Tassini, Dennis Kelleher, Lorrie Hart (Charles's wife), Kurt Brearey (Cheryl Laney), Debbie and Rich Hluchan. 
 
Sure hope Rich and the others will share more  about this special meeting when they return.  By all reports...the trip was WONDERFUL!  
 
Dining with the Rotary Chefs Event big Success for Rotary Foundation
 
 
The 2018 Dining with the Rotary Chefs event, which is held each year to support the Rotary Foundation mission to serve, was held last weekend and was a wonderful success on all fronts thanks to Bill Lane and his team.  We had 250 guests and 19 Chefs!
 
The very large room at Luciens in Berlin was packed, with extraordinary dishes to sample, served by deservingly proud chefs. The Rotary Club of Haddonfield was very well represented by chefs:  Doug and Nancy Rauschenberger, Charles Hart, Sofia Karakasidou and Assad Khoury, and Janet Lane who all  prepared very special tastings from appetizers to desserts. The Club is very grateful for their time and effort.
 
The Chefs made the event! 
 
 
Bill Lane announces the winners of each category.  Everyone was amazing! 
 
Chefs Charles (at top) and Sofia and Assad  
Thank you all for doing us proud!
 
Our Club Supports Respond Culinary Program Graduates!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield was pleased to participate in the Commencement Exercise for the Respond Camden Culinary Arts Program on January 25, 2018.  The Club was well represented by Nick Nicolay, Charles Hart, Jim Tassini and Assad Khoury, who were all there to congratulate the ten Culinary Arts Program graduates, and present each one with a Rotary International Cooking Arts Book. 
 
Congratulations to the Chefs!
Women of Rotary Honored
 
 
Pictured above are Club Honorees Pamela Fisk (second from left),
Karen Hagerman (third from left), and Kathy Ross (seventh from
left in red jacket) who joined other accomplished female
Rotarian honorees in the limelight! 
 
On November 7th, three Rotary Club of Haddonfield female members were honored by Rotary Districts 7450 and 7640 at an event celebrating the 30 Year Anniversary of Women in Rotary at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA.  Our Club has many members worthy of nomination for this award, but was especially proud to have three of our own members selected to receive three of the five awards that were given out by our District.  The Club came out in force to support this event, which helped us all realize just how far we've come in the last 30 years.  Congratulations to everyone involved!
 
 
Pedals for Progress Collection Great Success!
 
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield has been partnering with Pedals for Progress for many years.  Based in New Jersey, Pedals for Progress is an international organization with the mission to supply economic development aid by recycling bicycles and sewing machines in the U.S. and shipping them to the people of the developing world. 
 
We wrapped up our 2017 Pedals for Progress campaign this week with the collection of 47 bikes and 2 sewing machines in the period of three hours, with $290 in cash donations.  Special thanks to Rotarians Nick Nicolay, Paul Seefeldt, George Cox, Charles Hart, Skip Bean, John Garra, Jason Miller and Gary from P4P.   The 47 bikes from this weekend, added to 47 bikes delivered to Pedals for Progress in June by Paul Seefeldt, gave us a total for the year of 94 bikes and 6 sewing machines donated.  According to project leader Nick Nicolay, the total bike and sewing machines collected by the Haddonfield Club are well over 1000 units since initial involvement with Pedals for Progress under Pamela Fisk and Jim Pecka.

My thanks to all involved!
Rotary is celebrating 30 years of women in Rotary!  Today, in 2017, it's hard to imagine Rotary Clubs without women.  In fact, the Haddonfield Club has many active female members -- including several past presidents.  And, on November 7th, three of our female members will be honored by Rotary Districts 7450 and 7640 at an event celebrating the 30 Year Anniversary of Women in Rotary at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA. 
 
Out of the five women being honored from District 7640, three are members of the Haddonfield Club!  Please join us in congratulating fellow Haddonfield Club Rotarians:
  • Pamela Fisk in the area of Education
  • Karen Hagerman in the area of Business
  • Kathy Ross in the area of Nonprofits

For details or to register for the event, Click here.   

 

 

Haddonfield Club Now Offers New Membership Opportunities
 
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield is pleased to announce new membership opportunities to welcome new members who for business or other reasons have been unable to serve as full members.  In addition, the Club now opens the door for corporate memberships. 
 
The world is changing, and so Rotary must change.  We look forward to welcoming a wider range of new members to enable us to improve our diversity and continue our good work for many years to come.  To learn more, contact Membership Directors, Ed Pfister at 856-287-0325 or Bill Wallner at 609-605-2477. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doing Good. 
And, Having Fun Doing It! 

Should someone ask a member of the Rotary Club of Haddonfield, “What’s Rotary, anyway?” the likely response will be short and simple: “Rotary is about doing good, and having fun doing it.” 

More formally, Rotary is about service and fellowship. In over 200 countries around the world, more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders – members of 33,000+ Rotary clubs – offer their time, talents, and treasure to help make the world a better place. They find it both very worthwhile and satisfying.

To download a leaflet that gives examples of the activities and projects that Haddonfield Rotarians are involved in – locally, regionally, and internationally – click here.
 
To inquire about membership, contact the Club Administrator, Vin Parker, at 856-795-7976 or vinparker@cbsnj.com.
 
To learn more about Rotary generally, visit Rotary.org.
 
For a short video on the theme "Service Above Self," click here.
 
 
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Haddonfield

Doing Good and Having Fun Doing it!

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Tavistock Country Club
100 Tavistock Lane
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
United States

Phone:
(856) 795-7976
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Director
Director
Immediate Past President
Local Service
Director
Membership
Director
Director
Director, Regional Service
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Kate Siedell
    October 2
  • Nick Nicolay
    October 3
  • Pamela Fisk
    October 8
  • Steven Bromley
    October 12
  • Mary Ann Bigelow
    October 16
  • Scott Tourtellotte
    October 16
  • Doug Knight
    October 18
  • Neal Tully
    October 29
 
Save the Date for TOP GOLF Event!
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, February 24, 2019 -- 2 to 5 p.m.
Get ahead of the game and practice your golf swing in February -
without having to go all the way to Florida!
 
 
 
Join the Rotary Club of Haddonfield at the new TOP GOLF in Mount Laurel, which is scheduled to open fall of 2018.  Proceeds will benefit college scholarships and charitable organizations here and around the world.  Watch for more information, but in the meantime, please be sure to...SAVE THE DATE for some Rotary fun while helping others:  February 24, 2019.  
 
Click here to learn more about TOP GOLF.
 
Support our Mission

The Rotary Club of Haddonfield is a community of business and professional leaders, united by Rotary International’s commitment to service as a means to foster world understanding and peace. 

 

Through fellowship and contributions of time, talent and treasure we respond to the needs of the community by developing programs and service activities that improve the quality of life -- locally, regionally and internationally.

 

Join us to make a difference!  Click Donate below to support our mission.

 

 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Why we are Rotarians Video
Why we are Rotarians
Click here for a great video about why we do what we do
 
Special thanks to Rotary D7640 Public Image
Director Glenn Page for producing this video to
help us all spread the word about Rotary. 
 
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