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Feb 11, 2016
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Partnership for a Drug Free NJ
Feb 25, 2016
Mar 10, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
Honorable Anthony Mellaci
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Mar 31, 2016
Apr 14, 2016
Dr. Carl Senft
Technology and the Eye
Apr 28, 2016
Joe Bilby
WWII Submarine Warfare off the NJ Coast
 

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Spring Lake Manor
415 Rte 71
Spring Lake Heights, NJ  07762
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Spring Lake-Brielle Rotary Members Jim Coakley, Rich "Ace" Aljian, Jake Whalen, Bob Crowther, and Edwin Griffin (photographer) gave out dictionaries to third grade classes at Spring Lake Heights Elementary School.
 

 
RICH ALJIAN HAS GIVEN OUT DICTIONARIES SUPPLIED BY THE SPRING LAKE-BRIELLE ROTARY TO THE THIRD GRADE STUDENTS AT SEA GIRT ELEMENTARY.
 
GREAT JOB RICH.
 

 
THE ANNUAL DONATION TO INTERFAITH NEIGHBORS AND THE FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES WAS PRESENTED AT OUR DECEMBER 17 MEETING
PICTURED L TO R ARE:
RICHARD KENAH- CHAIRMAN OF THE ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE AT THE ACME IN WALL
JUDY DANIELS- THE FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES
JOHN WINTERSTELLA- ROTARY PRESIDENT
HEATHER SCHULZ- INTERFAITH NEIGHBORS
JOE NAMORA- INTERFAITH NEIGHBORS
GAIL WINTERSTELLA- ROTARY PAST PRESIDENT
 
 
 
 

 
A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL!  GREAT FELLOWSHIP AND SINGING TO WELCOME IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
 
 

 
"THERE IS NO PILLOW AS SOFT AS A CLEAR CONSCIENCE"
 

 
We collected 3917 lbs of food which included 35 turkeys
We had 1031.52 in cash donations
When added together it will provide 6355 meals
 
Great job all.  Another successful year with Richard Kenah's organization and management of the event.  Thanks for the pictures that can be seen in PHOTO ALBUMS- CANATHON 2015
 
 

 
PRESIDENT JOHN WINTERSTELLA
9TH GRADE- DARREN ZHOU (not in picture)
10TH GRADE- ERIN WEBER
11TH GRADE- BRENDAN GILLESPIE
12TH GRADE- EMMA RUSSO
FAVORITE TEACHER- JAY BRYANT
PRINCIPLE- RICK COPPOLA
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
 

 
CHRISTINE GIORDANO HANLON DISCUSSED ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MONMOUTH COUNTY'S CLERK OFFICE THAT MOST PEOPLE  DON'T KNOW ABOUT.    THE OFFICE DOES THE FOLLOWING:
1. ELECTION SUPPORT TO INCLUDE VOTE BY MAIL
2. REAL PROPERTY RECORDINGS- RECORDS GO BACK TO 1675 AND TODAY ALL NEW RECORDS ARE DIGITIZED AND AVAILABLE IN 24 TO 36 HOURS ONLINE.  OLDER RECORDS ARE BEING SCANNED AND COMPUTERIZED GOING BACK TO 1986.
3. COUNTY VETERAN ID CARDS ARE ISSUED WITH A NJ DRIVER'S LICENSE AND THE ORIGINAL DD-214 AND CAN BE USED FOR VARIOUS DISCOUNTS.  PASSPORTS CAN ALSO BE APPLIED FOR.  BOTH THE VETERAN ID AND PASSPORT APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE MONMOUTH COUNTY CONNECTION OFFICE LOCATED AT 3544 HWY 66 NEPTUNE AND THE FREEHOLD PASSPORT OFFICE AT 33 MECHANIC ST FREEHOLD.
4. ARCHIVE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR HISTORIC AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
ERIK "PIP" ERTLE IS THE FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE  SPRING LAKE/BRIELLE ROTARY'S COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD.  THE AWARD IS PRESENTED BY OUR PRESIDENT JOHN WINTERSTELLA.  ERIK IS JOINED BY HIS WIFE KATHLEEN.  ERIK IS A RETIRED WALL TOWNSHIP POLICE LIEUTENANT AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER IN WALL AND MANASQUAN YOUTH PROGRAMS.  CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO OUR YOUTH.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
OUR OCTOBER 2015 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
 
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
 
JOHN WINTERSETLLA- SPRING LAKE/BRIELLE ROTARY PRESIDENT
BRET LOMIS- MANASQUAN HS PRESENTER
TOM FREDA- 9TH GRADE
SAVANNAH  HOBBIE- 10TH GRADE
ANNIE CONDOLUCI- 11TH GRADE
TAHLIA JAMIE-KELLY- 12TH GRADE
MARK MORO- SPRING LAKE/BRIELLE ROTARY STUDENTS COMMITTEE CHAIR
DR. PAM PURPEAR- TEACHER OF THE MONTH
 

 

JAKE DID A GREAT JOB OF EXPLAINING A VERY CONFUSING PART OF MEDICARE- PART D DRUGS.  NJ OFFERS 29 PLANS.  PLANS SHOULD BE ANALYZED ACCORDING TO THE DRUGS YOU TAKE AND THE COST OF THE PLAN TO OBTAIN THESE DRUGS.  HE PROVIDES PLANNING FREE OF CHARGE TO SENIORS.  IF YOU ARE LATE IN ENROLLING IN PART D AT AGE 65 WHEN ELIGIBLE THERE IS A LATE ENROLLMENT PENALTY (LEP) THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR MONTHLY PREMIUMS BY A FORMULA FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.  THE TIER FOR EACH DRUG IS DETERMINED BY THE INSURANCE PROVIDER.  THERE ARE 4 DRUG PAYMENT STAGES- STAGE 1 IS THE YEARLY DEDUCTIBLE, STAGE 2 IS THE INITIAL COVERAGE, STAGE 3 IS THE COVERAGE GAP AND STAGE 4 IS CATASTROPHIC COVERAGE.  THIS IS KNOWN AS THE DONUT HOLE.
 

 
BOB STARTED BY TELLING A YOGI BERRA STORY.  WHEN BOB WAS UNDERGOING SURGERY AS A KID, HIS FATHER'S GOLFING FRIEND KNEW YOGI AND MENTIONED THAT HIS FRIEND'S SON WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.  YOGI SENT A NEW CATCHER'S MIT TO BOB WHO USED THE MIT FOR 4 YEARS AS CATCHER ON HIS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM.
 
BOB HAS BEEN VOLUNTEERING AT TRENTON STATE PRISON FOR 3+ YEARS IN SUPPORT OF SISTER ELIZABETH WHO IS THE CATHOLIC PRISON CHAPLAIN.  TRENTON STATE IS THE MAXIMUM PRISON FACILITY FOR THE STATE OF NJ WITH 2000 INMATES.  EVERY TUESDAY BOB GOES TO TRENTON STATE TO TALK AND PRAY IF WANTED WITH PRISONERS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT HOUSED IN THE "HOLE."  HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN TREATED WELL BY THE PRISONERS.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE RETURN RATE FOR RELEASED PRISONERS IS 60%.    `
 

 
JIM HAS VAST EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY IN NJ.  HE STARTED HIS CAREER IN 1995 AS MANAGER OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT- UNITED METHODIST HOMES OF NJ IN NEPTUNE, THEN MOVED TO EXEC DIRECTOR- FRANCIS ASBURY MANOR IN OCEAN GROVE.  FROM 2000 TO 2007 HE WAS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE BRISTOL GLEN CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN NEWTON AND THEN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- HOUSE OF GOOD SHEPHERD IN HACKETTSTOWN.  HE ALSO SERVED AS MAYOR OF FREDON TOWNSHIP IN SUSSEX COUNTY.  IN DECEMBER,2010 HE WAS APPOINTED NJ OMBUDSMAN FOR THE INSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY BY GOVERNOR CHRISTIE.  "HE MANAGES A STAFF DEDICATED TO SECURE, PRESERVE AND PROMOTE THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF NJ CITIZENS 60 YEARS AND OLDER RESIDING IN LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE FACILITIES."  THEY HANDLE 5000 CALLS AND 3000 ABUSE AND NEGLECT ALLEGATIONS EACH YEAR WITH A BUDGET OF $10.5M AND A STAFF OF MORE THAN 120 WHICH INCLUDES 10 INVESTIGATORS IN 5 REGIONS.   NJ HAS MANDATORY REPORTING OF ELDERLY EXPLOITATION FROM LICENSED LONG TERM CARE NURSING, ASSISTING LIVING, AND BOARDING HOMES TO THE OMBUDSMAN. VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES WORK WITH THESE LICENSED FACILITIES AND THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN TO IMPROVE THE LIFE OF THE ELDERLY.
 

 
JOE BILBY PRESENTED INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NJ EVENTS.  HE WAS RAISED IN NEWARK, RECEIVED A BA AND MA FROM SETON HALL IN HISTORY, SERVED AS A 1ST LIEUTENANT IN THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION- VIETNAM, AUTHORED OR CO AUTHORED 200 ARTICLES AND 19 BOOKS.  HE BOUGHT COPIES OF THE LATEST BOOK 350 YEARS OF NJ HISTORY WHICH WAS SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY.  SOME INTERESTING FACTS: SEA GIRT WAS THE SUMMER CAPITAL OF NJ IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY DUE TO THE HOT, HUMID WEATHER IN TRENTON. NUCKY JOHNSON ATLANTIC CITY BOSS AND RACKETEER FROM 1909 TILL HE WENT TO PRISON IN 1941 IS THE INSPIRATION FOR BOARDWALK EMPIRE'S NUCKY THOMPSON.  IN 1917 THE NJ NATIONAL GUARD WAS MOBILIZED AT SEA GIRT.   IN 1937, GOVERNOR HOFFMAN DIDN'T BELIEVE HAUPTMANN WAS GUILTY OF THE THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING AND HIRED A FAMOUS BURLINGTON COUNTY DETECTIVE ELLIS PARKER WHO KIDNAPPED AND BEAT A CONFESSION OUT OF A DISBARRED LAWYER WHO LATER RECANTED.  PARKER WENT TO JAIL.  IN 1942, THE SS RP RESOR WAS TORPEDOED OFF THE NJ COAST WITH ONLY TWO SURVIVORS.  MARINE SERGEANT JOHN BASILONE OF RARITAN WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR.  IN 1958 A BATTERY OF NON NUCLEAR ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES EXPLODED IN MIDDLETOWN, KILLING 10.  A GREAT NJ HISTORY LESSON FOR ALL.
 

 
RILEY DENISE SCHMIDT AND HER SISTER REPRESENT BIG HEARTS TO LITTLE HEARTS.  RILEY WHO IS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD IS VERY ACTIVE IN HER COMMUNITY AND WORLD WIDE FOR RAISING FUNDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS, PEOPLE AND ANIMALS NEAR AND DEAR TO HER.  RILEY'S MOTHER ALISON AND HER GRANDMOTHER KATHLEEN HAVE BEEN A PART OF BIG HEARTS TO LITTLE HEARTS FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS.  RILEY ATTENDS THE ORGANIZATIONS EVENTS AND SOMETIMES SITS IN ON THEIR COMMITTEE MEETINGS.  SHE HAS VOLUNTEERED TO TELL US WHAT BIG HEARTS TO LITTLE HEARTS IS ABOUT AND THANK THE SPRING LAKE-BRIELLE ROTARY FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP IN THEIR UPCOMING WALK ON THE MANASQUAN BOARDWALK ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2015. THE ORGANIZATION RAISES MONEY TO SUPPORT PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CARE AND RESEARCH
 

 
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
JIM COAKLEY- PRESIDENT ELECT
JOHN WINTERSTELLA- PRESIDENT
DAVE FORWARD- DISTRICT 7500 GOVERNOR
TOM PRICE- AREA 7 ASSISTANT GOVERNOR
 
DAVE GAVE AN INSPIRATIONAL TALK, DISCUSSING ROTARY HISTORY, OUR KEY JOB OF GETTING NEW MEMBERS AND THE DISTRICT'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

 
MANASQUAN'S FIREMAN'S FAIR WAS A SUCCESS FOR OUR 50:50 RAFFLE.
GOOD ACTIVITY AND TICKET SALES BY JOHN, LESLIE AND KEN ON SATURDAY WHILE GAIL WAS SELLING TICKETS BY THE BOOK AT THE WINTERSTELLA'S REFRESHMENT TABLE.
GREAT JOB LESLIE AND KEN FOR RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL EVENT TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
 

 
DENISE VAN TASSELL IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND PARTNER OF ALCOEUR GARDENS.  DENISE STARTED OUT AS A REGISTERED NURSE WHO CARED FOR ALZHEIMER PATIENTS DURING THE DAYS OF LITTLE TREATMENT AND CONFINEMENT.  TODAY ALCOEUR GARDENS OFFERS A DIGNIFIED ENVIRONMENT FOR ALZHEIMER PATIENTS.  THERE ARE FOUR FAMILY OWNED LOCATIONS, OCEAN, MATAWAN, BRICK AND TOMS RIVER WITH 16 PRIVATE BEDROOMS.  ALZHEIMERS IS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF DEMENTIA WHICH IS A LOSS OF MEMORY AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES.  ONE EXAMPLE OF NORMAL FORGETFULNESS IS PUTTING YOUR CAR KEYS AND CELL PHONE IN THE REFRIGERATOR.  SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMERS WILL BE CONFUSED ON WHICH IS THE PHONE AND WHICH ARE THE KEYS.  ALZHEIMERS IS  NOT A  NORMAL PART OF AGING, INCREASES WITH PEOPLE OVER 65 BUT CAN APPEAR IN THE 40'S AND 50'S.
 

 
WE WERE JOINED TODAY BY THE RYLA STUDENTS AND SUPPORT COUNSELORS WHO DISCUSSED THEIR EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY ENJOYED THE FELLOWSHIP AND GREW DURING THE 2015 RYLA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.
 
BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT SUPPORT COUNSELORS
KERRI BIGORNIA (WALL HS), HAILEY PASTERCHICK (WALL HS), MACKENZIE GROGAN (MANASQUAN HS)
 
TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT RYLA STUDENTS
STEVE BUMBERA (OUR RYLA PROGRAM CHAIRMAN), RYAN BARTO (MSGR DONOVAN CATHOLIC HS), RACHEL JOHANSSON (WALL HS), ELLA LUZZI (MANASQUAN HS), LILY MCNAMARA (MANASQUAN HS), SIENNA RICHERT (MANASQUAN HS), JOHN WINTERSTELLA (CLUB PRESIDENT)
 
MISSING FROM PHOTO: JACK LEUDDEKE (MANASQUAN HS), JAKE GUEVERRA (WALL HS)
 

 
FIRE SAFETY
 
FRANK CIUFO, SPRING LAKE FIRE CHIEF GAVE A VERY INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION ON FIRE SAFETY.  HE STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF SMOKE ALARMS AND CO DETECTORS, STATING THAT EVEN IF YOU HAVE COMBINATION SMOKE AND CO DETECTORS ON THE CEILING, PURCHASE 2 PLUG INS AND PLACE THEM IN THE HALLWAY BY BEDROOMS AND LIVING AREAS.  THESE CAN BE PURCHASED IN MOST HARDWARE STORES AS WELL AS LOWES AND HOME DEPOT.  IF THE CO ALARM ACTIVATES, CALL 9-1-1, LEAVE THE HOUSE.  DON'T VENTILATE YOUR HOME SO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAN DETECT THE PRESENCE OF CO.  REPLACE BATTERIES ON A SPECIFIC DAY EACH YEAR.  FRANK HAS PICKED BLACK FRIDAY FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.
 
 
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE WITH EDITH: EXIT DRILLS IN THE HOME
 
HAVE A HOME ESCAPE PLAN.  PRACTICE YOUR  HOME ESCAPE PLAN. KNOW 2 WAYS OUT.  FEEL THE DOOR WITH THE BACK OF YOUR HAND.  IF HOT, FIND ANOTHER ESCAPE ROUTE.  CRAWL LOW IN SMOKE.  HAVE A SPOT AWAY FROM THE HOUSE WHERE ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL MEET AFTER ESCAPING FROM A FIRE.
 
IF YOU HAVE A KITCHEN FIRE, DON'T THROW WATER ON A GREASE OR OIL FIRE.  USE THE PROPER FIRE EXTINGUISHER.  IF THERE IS A LOCALIZED FIRE IN THE OVEN KEEP THE OVEN DOOR SHUT UNTIL THE FIRE EXTINGUISHES ITSELF.
 
WE THANK FRANK FOR SPENDING TIME WITH US AND BOB TANZOLA FOR CONTACTING FRANK TO SPEAK.
 
 
 
 
 

 
A second hat was worn by John today, being our speaker and discussing his experience doing business with the Japanese during his career of selling advertising space for several magazines.  His first call on Diamond Alkali in Ohio for a wastewater magazine was almost his last call when he was asked to leave since he didn't know anything about what his potential customer did.  This changed his approach doing his homework on the water resource industry (wastewater and sewage treatment technologies including plant visits).  His next career move was to an office supply magazine where he was exposed to twelve Japanese salesman of trading companies who ultimately became presidents of their companies (Minolta, Canon, Panasonic, Ricoh).  These people grew very successful US businesses by "ASKING THE CUSTOMER WHAT THEY NEEDED IN A PRODUCT AND GIVING IT TO THEM." 
 
Japan had good skills in cameras after WWII.  This group of twelve started repairing Japanese cameras, meeting in Times Square, making the repairs and selling innovative cameras that replaced the Kodak brand which was the leader.  Kodak had become complacent and forgot to ask the customer what new features they needed in a product.   Next the Japanese camera companies moved into copiers.  They would never say no to a salesman like John, but wouldn't pursue business unless it made economic sense.  John developed a personal relationship with the future president of Minolta
 

 
FANTASTIC EVENT  GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL  GAIL- GREAT JOB AS PRESIDENT  JOHN-CONGRATULATIONS  IT WILL BE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR   THANK YOU DAVID FORWARD DISTRICT GOVERNOR FOR JOINING OUR INSTALLATION AND INSTALLING JOHN
 
 

 
 

 
 

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