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Club News
The families of St Joseph’s Social Service Center/The Elizabeth Coalition are in crisis. With schools closed, the school lunches many students depend on are not available, and they aren’t receiving the “second lunch Tuesday” sandwiches Westfield schools have provided for many years. With this program on hold while our schools are closed, Westfield Rotarians are trying to fill this need.  Some of the food collected last week is shown in the photo below, but the need remains and grows daily.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! For details about how you can help, click "Read More"
 
 
The Rotary Club of Westfield, our Rotary District 7475 and Rotary International have cancelled numerous upcoming events due to the coronavirus epidemic.Our Club, District and International leadership is working to find ways to carry on Rotary service to the community during these difficult times-Please stay in touch (without touching) by monitoring Rotary e-mails and stopping back to this page.
 
Club events which have been cancelled or postponed are as follows:
1) Evening meeting March 18 is cancelled
2) The club Board meeitng for March is cancelled.
3) The service project with the Presbyterian Church of Westfield scheduled for April 1 is cancelled.
4) RIS (Roosevelt Intermediate School) service project scheduled last week was postponed to a later date TBD.
5) Lunch meeting for April 14 has been put "on hold"; we will advise further as events develop.
6) We will advise further regarding Veterans Project scheduled for April 2.
 
District events which have been cancelled or postponed are as follows:
Date
Event
Status
March 19 - 21, 2020
PETS
Cancelled - will be rescheduled
March 19, 2020
RIPE Holger Knaack Dinner
Cancelled  
March 21, 2020
End Hunger - College of NJ
Cancelled - will be rescheduled
March 28, 2020
End Hunger - Raritan Valley CC
Cancelled - will be rescheduled
April 16, 2020
Community Connection Initiative
Cancelled - will be rescheduled
April 18, 2020
RLI - West Orange
Cancelled
June 25 - July 16, 2020
Short Term Youth Exchange - Japan
Cancelled
Don’t miss the Rotary Club of Westfield’s 54th Annual Breakfast with the Bands!
The breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 29th from 8am to noon at Westfield High School, 550 Dorian Road. This annual community event features performances by top bands from Westfield High School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Edison Intermediate School. You can enjoy these performances, encourage our young musicians, and have a great breakfast with your neighbors and friends, all while supporting programs which help make Westfield a very special community. All proceeds benefit Rotary’s scholarship and community grants programs and Project Hunger.
The event is Sponsored by Jayson Astel of Edward Jones and Mary Ellen O'Boyle of Sothebys.
Tickets are $10 and available from Rotarians or at the door. You can also purchase tickets online--Click Here
At the Westfield Rotary's sandwich drive event on September 16,2019, our community joined together to attack hunger in our community. Seventy five people came together to make sandwiches for distribution to those in need.  The participants came to the assembly hall of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield armed with bread, meat, cheese and a desire to help their fellow man. Many hands joined together to produce over 1100 healthy and sandwiches. Rotarian volunteers organized the production process, supplied the necessary sanitary gloves and table coverings, joined with the community volunteers in making the sandwiches, and also collected and stored the sandwiches. The next day, Rotarians delivered the sandwiches to the community feeding programs of St.Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth and the Salvation Army in Plainfield.
 

 
On June 11, 2019, the Rotary Club of Westfield honored 18 local students with a total of $99,000 in scholarships, in individual awards ranging from $2,000 to $15,000. The scholars were chosen based on criteria of academic excellence, financial need and commitment to community service in keeping with Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self."  Rotary scholarship committee chair Carl Peer stated that "As we reviewed the records of this year's scholarship applicants and met with them in person, we were awed by the achievements of the fine young men and women of our community." 
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Club Meetings

Watch This Space For Information Re Online Meetings to be held.
In-person meetings suspended due to coronavirus.
 
 
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