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Jill Garaffa- Ocupational Therapist
Jul 13, 2017
How to maintain personal energy
Britta Wenzel
Jul 20, 2017
Save Barnegat Bay Organization
Tracy M. Thompson- NJ Assistant Attorney General
Aug 10, 2017
NJ Human Trafficking Task Force of which Tracy is the Chair
Brandon Smith
Sep 14, 2017
Operation Warm
 
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Spring Lake-Brielle

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Spring Lake Manor
415 Rte 71
Spring Lake Heights, NJ  07762
United States
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RICHARD SCHMIDT AND  HIS OFFICERS ARE INSTALLED BY DISTRICT 7500 GOVERNOR DIANE ROTONDELLI.
NICOLE RUFFINI- SITE ADMINISTRATOR GAVE A VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION ON THE NEW SLOAN KETTERING FACILITY IN HOMDEL, NJ.  DUE TO THE LONG TRAVEL TIME FOR PEOPLE TO NYC, SLOAN KETTERING IS BUILDING NEW FACILITIES CLOSER TO PATIENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT NEED DAILY TREATMENT.  HOMDEL IS THE SECOND FACILITY IN NJ, THE FIRST BEING IN BASKING RIDGE.  A THIRD FACILITY WILL BE BUILT IN TENAFLY.  HOMDEL HAS BEEN OPENED FOR 6 MONTHS, SEES 475 PATIENTS PER DAY, HAS A STAFF OF 275  AND IS OPENED FROM 6AM TO 10PM.  SHORT TERM OUTPATIENT SURGERY [UP TO 2 HOURS) IS DONE NOW WITH LONGER SURGERIES PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE.  THERE ARE 27 VOLUNTEERS, HALF ARE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THE REST ARE CANCER SURVIVORS.
OUR PAUL BARLO TOOK US ON A FANTASTIC  36 HOUR TRIP TO PETERSON AFB AND THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY ABORD AN AIRFORCE C17 GLOBEMASTER.  HE BOARDED THE PLANE AT JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST WITH OTHER DIGNITARIES.  THIS IS THE ONLY JOINT BASE IN THE US MILITARY.  IT IS THE SECOND LARGEST EMPLOYER IN NJ (42,000 PEOPLE) ADDING 3.4B TO OUR ECONOMY.  THE FIRST STOP WAS PETERSON AFB WHERE THE SPACE WARNING AND SPACE CONTROL SQUADRONS ARE LOCATED.  THEY CURRENTLY MONITOR 23,000 PIECES OF SPACE DEBRIS.  NEXT  OFF TO  THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY THAT IS HOME TO 4,000 CADETS.  WE WERE TREATED TO PICTURES OF THEIR FAMOUS CADET CHAPEL AND THE NEWEST BUILDING CALLED THE CENTER FOR CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WHICH HAS AN IMPRESSIVE 105 FOOT SKYLIGHT THAT ALIGNS PRECISELY WITH THE NORTH STAR.  GREAT JOB PAUL.
"MAY THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR PAST BE THE SADDEST DAYS OF YOUR FUTURE"
 
"A GOOD LIFE IS WHEN YOU SMILE OFTEN, DREAM BIG, LAUGH A LOT AND REALIZE HOW BLESSED YOU ARE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE?
GREAT JOB GLORIA FOR YOUR EXCEPTIONAL EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE SO FAR.  THANKS ALSO TO PETER AND JAKE FOR THEIR DONATIONS, TED WHO WAS THERE MOST OF THE DAY, GAIL AND NORMAN AND ALL OTHERS THAT HELPED.
 
RESULTS: 28 PEOPLE WERE PRESENT FOR DONATIONS AND 25 DONATIONS WERE COLLECTED.
EACH DONATION CAN HELP 3 PEOPLE.
JAY BRYANT- STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ADMINISTRATOR
FRESHMAN: OLIVIA MORRO
SOPHOMORE: NICK RICE
JUNIOR: CHRIS BLACK (NOT SHOWN)
SENIOR: DAMASO JAMIE
TEACHER OF THE MONTH: BRIAN LEE
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
JAY BRYANT- STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ADMINISTRATOR
FRESHMAN: HALEY PETROSINI
SOPHOMORE: CHRIS PALANGIO
JUNIOR: JOE MAIMONE
SENIOR: JAKE WOOLEY
TEACHER OF THE MONTH: HARRY HARVEY
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
LISA IS THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CROHN'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION ORGANIZING AND MANAGING WALKS TO RAISE FUNDS.  THE NEXT ONE IS THE ASBURY PARK WALK ON MAY 21 THAT IS EXPECTED TO RAISE $100 K.  THESE DISEASES ARE PART OF THE INFLAMMATORY BOWEL FAMILY.  CROHN'S DISEASE WILL ATTACK ANYWHERE IN THE GI TRACT WHILE COLITIS IS LIMITED TO THE LARGE COLON AND RECTUM .  THESE DISEASES ARE DEBILITATING TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND FOLLOWS THEM TO ADULTHOOD.  THE ORGANIZATION IS COMING UP TO ITS 50 TH ANNIVERSARY AND HAS RAISED $267 M THAT HAS BEEN SPENT ON RESEARCH TO FIND A CURE.  THEY RUN CAMP OASIS THAT ALLOWS CHILDREN WITH THE DISEASE TO ATTEND A CAMP WITH OTHERS THAT HAVE THE DISEASE AND GET THE SUPPORT NEEDED TO ALLOW FOR A REWARDING EXPERIENCE.
LISA BONELLI GAVE A VERY INTERESTING PRESENTATION REGARDING THE WIDE VARIETY OF MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.  THE PARK SYSTEM WAS CREATED IN 1960.  IT HAS 43 PROPERTIES TOTALING MORE THAN 16,000 ACRES PRESERVED AS PARKS, GOLF COURSES, HISTORIC SITES, RECREATION AREAS AND CONSERVATION PROPERTIES.
 
MANY BEAUTIFUL SITES ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL, PICNICS AND WEDDINGS.
SUSAN HOLLIDAY DISCUSSES THE ACTIVITIES OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND OUR UPCOMING BLOOK DRIVE.
STEVE IS ALWAYS WELCOME AS A SPEAKER AT THE SPRING LAKE-BRIELLE ROTARY CLUB.  HIS PRESENTATIONS ARE EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING.  STEVE IS THE SECOND GENERATION OWNER AND MANAGER OF BARLOW'S FLOWER FARM AND GARDEN CENTER IN SEA GIRT.  HE HAS A BS DEGREE  IN HORTICULTURE FROM MICHIGAN STATE AND A MASTER OF BUSINESS FROM MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY.  TODAY'S TOPIC WAS ANNUALS.  THEIR ADVANTAGES ARE INSTANT COLOR, CONSTANT FLOWERING UNTIL THEY DIE AND ADDING A DIFFERENT TEXTURE TO GARDENS.  THEY CAN BE GROWN FROM SEEDS OR CUTTINGS WHICH ARE PREFERRED.  ONCE ROOTED, THEY ARE READY TO GO.  KEYS TO SUCCESS ARE: 1- SITE SELECTION (SUN VERSUS SHADE), 2- FEED, FEED, FEED AND WATER, 3- CUT BACK  AND 4-TIMING OF INSTALLATION.  NEW ANNUALS INCLUDE: BEGONIAS MISTRAL SERIES, AGRYRANTHEMUM- WHITE BUTTER, BIDENS, CELOSIA, CRASPEDIA- GOLF BEAUTY, DAHLIA- STAR SISTER, GERANIUM- CALLIOPE SERIES, LOBULARIA- STREAM SERIES AND ANGELONIA.
PAMELA WARD- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE AND BRETT COLBY- INTERIM DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT GAVE A VERY COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY AND DETAILED WORKINGS OF THE ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE.  PAM HAS BEEN AN ACTOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PLAYWRIGHT AND EDUCATOR.  BRETT HAS BEEN AN SINGER, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, EMCEE AND PRODUCER.  THE THEATER HAS ACTIVITIES 339 DAYS OUT OF 365.  IT SEATS 540 AND IS VISITED BY 25,000 PATRONS PER YEAR ADDING $2.5 M TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY.  IT STARTED OUT AS A MOVIE HOUSE IN 1938, WENT DARK IN 1973, BOUGHT BY THE DREWS AND MARAZITIS IN 1992 AND BECAME THE ALGONQUIN  NON-PROFIT CORPORATION.  THE BUILDING WAS GREATLY RENOVATED AND EXPANDED AND REOPENED IN 1994 AS A PERFORMING ARTS VENUE.  THE THEATER NOT ONLY PRODUCES GREAT SHOWS AND CONCERTS BUT HAS A YOUTH ENSEMBLE THAT TRAINS YOUNG PEOPLE IN ACTING AND STAGE SUPPORT FOR IN HOUSE SHOWS.
OFFICER BROWN GAVE A GREAT PRESENTATION SPEAKING ABOUT THE RISKS TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE POSED BY SOCIAL MEDIA.  SHE IDENTIFIED VARIOUS WEBSITES WHICH GIVE PEOPLE ACCESS TO COMMUNICATION WITH STRANGERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.  SHE REVIEWED NUMEROUS CASES OF STALKERS MAKING CONTACT AND THEN DOING GREAT HARM TO THE OTHER PARTY.  OFFICER BROWN EXPLAINED THAT THE WEBSITES CLAIMS OF SELF POLICING ARE VERY WEAK AND REPORTED THAT FACEBOOK ALONE HAS OVER 85 MILLION KNOWN FALSE PROFILES.  SHE URGED ALL ADULTS TO MONITOR OUR YOUNGER FAMILY MEMBERS INTERNET ACTIVITIES.
 
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