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!
Plan Now to Attend!
Dining with Rotary Chefs
January 28, 2018 ~ 5 to 9:00 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ
Join us for a delicious evening of chefs competing to wow your taste buds and claim top chef bragging rights. Your ticket purchase is a donation to The Rotary Foundation and counts toward Paul Harris recognition in your name. These funds support our local and global mission to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Come enjoy a fun event and support the Rotary Foundation.  Click here for further details and to register.
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.   



Kids Helping Kids
Special Thanks to the Boy Scouts!
A big thank you to Rotarian and Scout Leader Jason Miller for bringing some scouts together to prepare our dictionaries for delivery to local school third graders.  Thanks, guys!
Rotary Club of Haddonfield Bird Seed Sale
Quality Bird Seed at Bulk Prices!
Proceeds help fund the Rotary Club of Haddonfield's Summer Concerts on Kings Highway.
Free delivery to Haddonfield zip, on or after October 7
(Alternatively, pick up yourself – on/after October 14 – from Wild Birds Unlimited, 1619 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill.)
Questions or concerns? Call Bill Wallner: 609-605-2477.
Thank you for supporting this Rotary Club of Haddonfield community service initiative.
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. 
Great fun and fellowship last weekend at the Strikeout Hunger dinner honoring Rotary International President Ian H. S. Riseley.  This celebration followed a great Strikeout Hunger night at the ballpark -- Phillies vs. Mets, the evening before.  Club members enjoyed the game, while also donating tickets to several local nonprofits.   A key highlight of the Strikeout Hunger event:  $1,000,000 was donated to further the good work of Rotary worldwide.  Play ball!
Pictured at the dinner honoring RI President Riseley, are: 
RI President Riseley second from left, and District Gov. Graves (of Maryland District 7630).  next
to him, with Rotary Club of Haddonfield members Maria Gorshin (left),Assad Khoury (right), Janet and Bill Lane. 

Friday Concerts - Great Fun for Everyone!

As we look forward to our last concert for the summer of 2017, we remember some good times over the last few weeks. 
Rotary Summer Concerts Announced!
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield is very pleased to sponsor Friday evening concerts in July at 7 p.m. on Kings Highway at Kings Court in Haddonfield.  Bring your lawn chair or something else to sit on, and sit back and enjoy the music with friends and neighbors.  Here's the line up:
July 7th:  The Unstoppable Hackbeats
   July 14th: The Mango Men
   July 21st: The Lonesome Ramblers
   July 28th:  Mother Zeta
Come join us!


Passing the Torch ~

Congratulations Skip!

Club President Bean Starts Term

President Skip Bean and the Rotary Club of Haddonfield Board of Directors for Rotary Year 2017-18 were installed at the Club's annual dinner last night  by District Governor Tom Fletcher.  Citing this year's theme Rotary:  Making a Difference, Skip spoke about working together to attract and retain members and the importance of long term planning.  In the words of Ian H.S. Risely, President, Rotary International, "We're focused more than ever on making sure that Rotary reflects the people it serves, with more women and a diverse membership.  And, we're working hard to ensure Rotary remains the world's pre-eminent volunteer service organization, by emphasizing long-term planning, sustainable service and continuity in leadership at every level." 
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield looks forward to another great year of doing good and having fun doing it! 
President Skip Bean makes remarks
after being installed.
District Governor Tom Fletcher installs President and the Rotary Club of Haddonfield Board of Directors for 2017-18.
President Skip expresses
appreciation to outgoing President,
Kathy Ross.
 District Governor Tom Fletcher
makes some remarks before the
installation ceremony.
Symphony In C and the Haddonfield Library
present On Point Concert for All to Enjoy
We enjoyed a great concert on the lawn outside in front of the Library last Thursday evening.  About 100 friends and neighbors came out to enjoy the music performed by some very talented musicians thanks to the Symphony In C.  The evening ended with Volume, a string quartet, which performed amazing classic rock, including Led Zeppelin and Bowie. 
Thank you Denise Stuart and Symphony In C and Eric Zino and the Haddonfield Public Library for putting together such a fabulous event for our community.  And, thank you to the Rotary Club of Haddonfield and Rotary District 7640 for sponsoring the event. 
Rotary Club of Haddonfield Gives Out $20,000 to "Serve Humanity"



The Rotary Club of Haddonfield was very pleased to present $20,000 in grants to four very deserving organizations with important missions at this week's Club meeting. Pictured above are:   Richelle Todd-Yamoah, Executive Director of Fellowship House of South Camden, accepting a check from Gerry Nanos, Rotary Club Board member; Rotary Club of Haddonfield's International Services Director, Pamela Fisk, presenting a check to Nadia VanderKuip of Urban Promise International; Charles Hart, the Club's Community Services Director, presenting a check to John Connell and Judy Greenberg for the Haddonfield Municipal Alliance; and  Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation Chair Karen Hagerman, presenting a check to Mike Landis, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Center.  

It was a very good day at Rotary!


At this week's Club meeting, the members of the Rotary Club of Haddonfield and the Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation gave out the first of many grants, which were made possible by the many friends, neighbors, donors, sponsors  and BMW Raffle ticket buyers who supported our 90th Anniversary. This week, President Kathy Ross began the enjoyable process of presenting checks to a wide range of nonprofit organizations with very worthy missions. Above left, Rotarian Gerry Nanos presents Gerry Rice of Feed My Starving Children a check to support their international efforts to provide meals for starving children around the world. At right, Rotarian Charles Hart presents a check to Virginia Ritchie of Interfaith Caregivers, which provides important services that enable many elderly and disabled individuals to remain in their homes. 
Save the Date
Outsider Art:  A Professional and Amateur Exhibition at Markeim Arts Center
An exhibition designed to bring the larger community together through art, and to shine a spotlight on those who create and thrive outside of the mainstream.  
Exhibition:  Friday, June 16th at noon to Friday, July 14th at 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception:  Friday, June 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The reception will feature live music, catered food and open bar.  There will also be a special presentation given by Lucy DuBose and guest artist Steven Spencer.  Tickets are $30 each, or a pair for $50.00. 
Proceeds from the event go to four area non-profits:  Fellowship House of South Camden, Faces of Change, Rotary Club of Haddonfield and the Markeim Arts Center.  A portion of the ticket price may be tax deductible.  Click here for tickets.
We are the 
Rotary tamed the Lions and
won the Haddy Cup!
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield and the Haddonfield Lions Club competed in the Big Haddonfield Trivia Challenge last night -- a first time ever combined meeting of the two clubs.  The evening turned out to be lively and great fun, with just a bit of trash-talking to inspire the competition.  After all -- we're all friends, and share the same goals to help our communities.  In fact, Rotary also took home $300 to support its important causes.  
Thanks to Matt Skoufalos, Editor of NJ Pen, for serving as our emcee (and creating all the questions), King Lion Bob Stokes, and Rotarian Charles Hart for making the evening such a success.  And, very special thanks to the 27 Rotarians who came out in force with their "thinking caps" on, to meet the challenge.  Great job everyone!  Way to go Rotary! 
Congratulations to our own Neal Rochford --
Next Mayor of the Great Town of Haddonfield!
Your Club is very proud of you!
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield acknowledges
with appreciation the following sponsors of our
90th Anniversary celebration!
Our Platinum Sponsor
Very special thanks to Marie Steeb
(Marie is pictured here giving a polio vaccination)
We Thank our Gold Sponsors
Pat and Bob Oberholzer
We Thank our Silver Sponsors
Louise and Roger Dunnavan
Mel Gang
M R K Group
at Morgan Stanley
I am very pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Haddonfield plans to honor six of its own at our 90th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, April 23rd.   
It takes a village to make life better for everyone.  On the occasion of our 90th anniversary, we are honoring six members of our Club who represent different aspects of our "village" in extraordinary ways. Each has done and is doing amazing work in service to others, and exemplifies the values of Rotary in everything he or she does.  They are:
  • George Cox, One First Responder
  • Pamela Fisk, One Teacher
  • Bill Lane, One Rotarian of the World
  • Nick Nicolay, One Volunteer
  • Bill Reynolds, One Community Leader
  • Charles Sayre, One Spiritual Leader
Click here to learn more about each of our honorees.  
And, please join in a celebration of these friends and colleagues, scholarship winners and the entire Rotary family on the occasion of our 90th anniversary!   Click on box at right to learn more about our event on April 23, 2017.  We hope you can join us!
Kathy Ross
President, Rotary Club of Haddonfield

Winning ticket Pulled April 23, 2017! 
Congratulations to Robin Fair Sanders of Florida!  
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!


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

(856) 795-7976
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Vin Parker
    February 10
  • Lori Cooper
    February 12
  • Vince Russo
    February 22
  • Vinny Mayher
    February 24
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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.


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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. 
BMW Raffle Concludes! 
Winning ticket pulled
April 23,2017 
Congratulations to 
Robin Fair Sanders of Florida 
90th Anniversary Event Great Celebration!
The Rotary Club of Haddonfield's 90th Anniversary Gala 
held April 23, 2017 was a milestone event for our club.  Members as well as many friends and
supporters came out to celebrate the Club's legacy while honoring our future through the
presentation of nine scholarships. 
Thank you to all!
February 2018