About Our Club

Montgomery/Rocky Hill

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Cherry Valley Country Club - Main Club House - (609) 466-4244
125 Country Club Dr
Skillman, NJ 08558
United States of America
July 2020
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The Flags for Heroes project is back! Flags for Heroes is designed to honor and recognize the many heroes in our lives – veterans, first-responders, teachers, parents, front-line Covid healthcare workers, and the many essential workers who serve as an inspiration to us all. 
Click here for more information and to register. 

We will again be having our Thursday weekly meeting outside under the pavilion in Van Horne Park in Rocky Hill (access via the light at Benjamin Blvd by the Burger King on Route 206).  Food and drink will not be provided but feel free to bring your own food and drinks if you prefer.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  We will also send out a Zoom link to the membership and try to patch people in so that all can participate.  If the forecast calls for heavy rain, we will move the meeting strictly to Zoom (an email will go out the night before).  
Club News
On the journey back to normal, last Thursday we took the baby step of holding our first in person meeting since March 12th.  Following COVID-19 safety protocols, a small but hearty band of masked Rotarians gathered under the outdoor pavilion at Van Horne Park during an absolutely beautiful summer morning.   Later in the day, it would become unbearably hot and humid but at 7:30AM it was quite delightful. 
 
On April 3rd, the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill and the Montgomery Business Association teamed up to feed our front line hospital and emergency workers while also supporting small, local food establishments. The project was dubbed, “COVID-19 Support – Grab & Go Lunches for Frontline Workers.” 

The program will come to an end on Friday June 19th. We made deliveries on 68 days (6 days a week) by a volunteer driver. Each delivery included at least 50 Grab & Go lunches prepared by a local food establishment. Deliveries were made to one of 3 hospital locations: RWJ Somerset, RWJ New Brunswick or Penn Medicine Plainsboro. We were also able to purchase sweet treats from a local baker and chocolatier that we included with meal deliveries and shared with Montgomery Police, Fire & EMS workers. Members of the community also donated drinks, chips, cookies to the local food establishment to include with the Grab & Go meals. Many a food establishment added extra meals as a thank you to the frontline workers. A local Girl Scout Troop provided thank you notes for hospital workers that we also delivered.
 
The Scholarship Committee presented the 2020 Scholarship Awards to eight Montgomery High School Seniors at a social distanced ceremony outside at Belle Mead Garage.  And (drum roll please) the scholarship recipients are...
 
 
Although the state of emergency restrictions are starting to be eased, we are not out of the woods yet.  Restaurants and businesses aren't fully open and hospitals are still operating with little or no cafeteria service.  So the Grab & Go Program is still vital to help our local mom & pop restaurants make it through to the other side of the lockdown while providing an important service to our frontline healthcare workers.  
 
Here's a short video produced by Amanda Youngberg showing the program in action.
First off, Happy Rotary New Year!  July 1st is the day that the new Rotary year kicks off and we have the changing of the guard for club officers.  At some point, hopefully in the not too distant future, we will have an actual Installation Dinner complete with the usual mirth and merriment, where we can make long speeches and wear silly hats.  For my first President’s Message, I want to focus on our outgoing President – Tony Parziale.  According to Tony, the goal of any club president should be to leave the club in better shape than they found it. 
Upcoming Events
Speakers
District Governor M Ann Walko
Jul 16, 2020 7:30 AM
Official DG Visit