Latest Issue of the Haddonfield Rotary's Weekly Newsletter
our last meeting at Tavistock for a while...
our last meeting at Tavistock for a while...
September 25, 2022
This is our last lunch at Tavistock until the Spring

The Board has approved our giving our loyal servers a thank you gift before we leave. Let’s all thank them in person for taking such good care of us. Thank you all for helping out in so many ways,

President Cheryl 
This Week's Speaker on 'Rotary for Recovery'

Bill Mercantini is a Bordentown Rotarian and real estate professional who lost his son due to a drug overdose. He is now spearheading a rehabilitation program with our Rotary District 7505. 

After selling a successful business, Bill changed careers at age 38, moving into a state government career, finally retiring a few months ago.  He has lived in the Bordentown/Columbus area for 60 years, has an undergraduate degree in business and accounting, as well as a Master’s in management and leadership.  He was very active in local politics serving as President and Vice President of the local school board, involved with the local planning board and economic development committee. 
Camp Faith Receives Foundation Grant
The Episcopal Church in Haddonfield has been financing the attendance of grade school age children  from Camden to participate in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Camp Faith. Camp Faith is a four-week summer camp which provides a joy-filled and safe environment for the children. They also share in a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day which are crucial in the absence of school lunch programs over the summer.
The $1,275 grant from our Rotary Club of Haddonfield Foundation will fund the cost of three children to attend the camp. The tuition will also help pay Camden teens who are graduates of Camp Faith and working as counselors in training. This provides valuable income to these teens as well as leadership and service opportunities within the community. Since 1990 St. Paul’s has sponsored Camp Faith for up to 75 students each summer. To learn more, visit
Your donations to our Club's Foundation make it all possible, so thank you!
Be a Greeter

Just visit this link on our website and use Sign-Up Genius to volunteer a few minutes before a weekly meeting.
October 5:  Our first meeting back at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church while parts of Tavistock are being renovated.  Plenty of parking!  Speaker will be Allison Wisniewski, Associate Dean of Students, Rutgers University.

October 12:  Club Forum.

Raising Fun & Funds with Pumpkins

The always-popular Fall Festival returns to downtown Haddonfield on October 8 and our Club will host a Pumpkin Patch where kids (of all ages) can buy and decorate a pumpkin -- and Rotary keeps the money. We need volunteers to help Anthony Bezich with setup and then help at the Patch from 10am-4pm!  Sign up online at or
Volunteers Needed for Bike Collections on Wellness Day

On Saturday, October 1, Haddonfield will celebrate its first Wellness Day and our Club will use this opportunity for our annual bike recycling program.  We need volunteers this week to collect bikes!  Bring bicycles to donate to the back of Borough Hall that morning.  Sign up at where you can use the SignUp Genius.
Last-But-Not-Least Scholarship Winner

This year's Alice Downs Scholarship was awarded a few months ago to Olivia Kam, a talented violist now a freshman at Moorestown Friends, who sent the lovely note below.

The Alice Downs Scholarship for Young Violinists was established in 2010 by Rotarian David Hunter in honor of his mother Valma, on her 90th birthday. The scholarship is named for the sheep and cattle station in outback Australia where she lived as a young girl. (She passed in 2020 at age 100.) The scholarship enables an area resident, age 10-18 years, to study violin or viola for two weeks at the Philadelphia International Music Festival, a summer camp for young musicians at Bryn Mawr College, led by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Rotary Club of Haddonfield
P.O. Box 383 Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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With much appreciation to our late editor emeritus, Bill Reynolds.  

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