Posted by Tony Parziale on Aug 14, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

It’s officially a new funnel cake era for the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill.  

In 2018, after many years of dedicated service, Jimmy “Funnel Cakes” Bartolomei has stepped down as the chair of our funnel cakes committee. Funnel cakes have been in Jimmy’s blood for many years. The batter ladle has now been passed to a new generation. The 2019 Funnel Cake season has ushered in the “Reverend Funnel Cakes” era!!

President's Message - Get Your Funnel Cakes Heeeere!! Tony Parziale 2019-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoltan Nagy on Aug 05, 2019
Do you have an old unused bike sitting in your basement or garage just gathering dust??   Donate that bike to Bikes for the World at our bike collection event held rain or shine on Saturday, Sept 28th between 9AM and 1PM in the parking lot of the Blawenburg Reformed Church. 
Bikes for the World Zoltan Nagy 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Parziale on Aug 01, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

How many times in life do we seem to get pulled back, or meet with a disaster and some unexpected problems?  Most successful people have had to endure set-backs and disappointments. It seems that no one is immune from challenging times.

President's Message - Like An Arrow. Tony Parziale 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Parziale on Jul 24, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

For the benefit of our newer members…

The Funnel Cake Sale is a MRH Rotary member’s “Right of Passage.” It’s the “service” part that’s mentioned in the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.” It’s one of the things that makes you a true battle tested Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotarian!


President's Message - A "Reverence" For Funnelcakes Tony Parziale 2019-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Parziale on Jul 17, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

Few things fill me with more pride than seeing a young person on my staff move up in our company.   We have ten centers in our fitness organization and I’m very proud of the fact that over the last few years, several staff members have gone on to become valuable players in our company. Whenever I see them at meetings, I always remind that they are always part of the team P/Fit family.

President's Message - When The Game Is On The Line... Tony Parziale 2019-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoltan Nagy on Jul 17, 2019
Calling All Rotarians!!!  One of our biggest fundraisers of the year is Funnel Cake sales at the Somerset County 4-H Fair which will be held at Aug 7-9 at North Branch Park in Bridgewater.  We need your help - please click on this link and sign up for a shift or two (or three).
Sign Up For Funnel Cakes!!! Zoltan Nagy 2019-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Parziale on Jul 11, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

July signifies the start of a new year on the Rotary calendar. With the New Year, there comes new inspirations and renewed ideals for all of us to share. It’s also a very special year for us.

President's Message - Happy 30th Rotary Anniversary Tony Parziale 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maria Kauzmann on Jun 29, 2019
For thirty years the Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary Club has given scholarships to students who exemplify the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.  This year's recipients are:
2019 MRH Rotary Scholarship Recipients Maria Kauzmann 2019-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Parziale on Jun 27, 2019
Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,
Last Thursday Mary Caterson gave us the sad news that it was her last meeting as an official member of our club. In this week’s message, I’d like to recognize Mary and her legacy in the community.
President's Message - A Lifetime of Making A Difference! Tony Parziale 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoltan Nagy on Jun 18, 2019

Given the quasi rural nature of our area, it is somewhat fitting that our club's Rotary Installation Dinner was held inside a barn (though as anyone in attendance would tell you, this was no ordinary barn).  Thank you to Emad & Ola Abou-Sabe for graciously hosting the event at on the grounds of their Agridor Farm in Skillman.  And also thank you to Kevin Lynch for organizing the event.

Another Year of Tony!!! Zoltan Nagy 2019-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoltan Nagy on Jun 14, 2019
Starting with the new Rotary year in July, our club will be instituting ClubRunner.  Paraphrasing an old Saturday Night Live sketch - it's a website AND a dessert topping.  Well, maybe not quite a dessert topping but it does have a lot of functions beyond just a physical website. 
ClubRunner is Here! Zoltan Nagy 2019-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Parziale on Jun 13, 2019
Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

One of the things that I’ll say often with amazement is, “What a great time to be alive.” And I really and truly mean it! Of all the times in history that we could have been born into this world, I’m so grateful for the time and place that we’ve been given.
President's Message: What A Great Time! Tony Parziale 2019-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0