Eat, Drink and Share Committee
A Special Recognition
Dear Rotarians –
The Eat Drink and Share event was held at The Pines Manor on Monday, November 14. This event is a product of a core group of people working hard to present an affair that allows us to meet in fellowship, while supporting our International Foundation. I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to those who worked hard to make this event a success. as our only District fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation.
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AG Joe Horner spearheaded the event and was instrumental in contacting a number of vendors that provided their cuisine and beverages for Eat Drink & Share. His wife, Terri, also worked very hard in supporting him.
RI President, Joseph A. Abey (1961-1962) said: “This is not a time for us to say, ‘Somebody ought to do that.’ Our words must be, ‘We will do it.’ ” You’ve done it, Joe, and you’ve done it well.
DGN John Shockley, his wife Linda, daughter Jamie Brownlie, and Jodi DiPane-Saleem all contributed to contact vendors, decorate, and work the registration desk. Special thanks to Marsha and Jay Carlton who ran this event for many years, and acted as consultants.
Most importantly, thank you to the 29 Rotary Clubs that bought a Gold Table; and thank you to the 350-plus Rotarians who attended the event.
Finally, I would like to thank DG Charles Minton for his commitment and dedication to Rotary. The Fireman’s Cook-off Theme was his idea, and stimulated a lot of interest. We also appreciate the time his wife, Kathy, has dedicated to supporting both Charlie and Rotary.
District Governor: Charlie Minton
District Foundation Director: PDG Dr. D. Michael Hart
District Governor Elect: Bob Zeglarski
District Governor Nominee: John Shockley
Event Chair: AG Joe Horner
Gold Sponsor Chair: DGN John Shockley
General Admission Ticket Chair: Linda Shockley
Assisted by Jamie Brownlie
Vendor Chair: Jodi DiPane-Saleem
Event Planner: Terri Horner
Silent Auction: PDG Elly Ezra, Julianne Venezia; Beverly Howard
Event Consultants: PDG Marsha & Jay Carldon
Treasurer: Joe Steiner
Board of Directors of the NJ Rotary District Capital Foundation:
Chair PDG Dr. Michael Hart; PDG Andy Calamaras; David Foltz;
iPDG Hal Daume; DG Charlie Minton
The Rotaract Club of Raritan Valley Community College
Civil Air Patrol Unit, Edison, NJ
PDG Dr. D. Michael Hart
District Foundation Director