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On January 17, Art Charlton spoke about the Warren County Grains and Grapes Trail and the upcoming bicentennial.

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At our January 24th meeting, Jack Kingfield spoke about gun violence sharing statistics and a story about a court case when he was Judge.

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  Meet Your 2022 – 2024 Phillipsburg Rotary President
Dr. Marian (Easterly) Fiamma Trapani

Dr. Marian Trapani grew up on Railroad Avenue in Phillipsburg for the first 20 years of her life.  Marian has a daughter, a son and three granddaughters.

After 37 years in education, Marian retired from the Phillipsburg School District as the Assistant Superintendent from 2012 to 2015. She started her career in the district as a High School Business Teacher from 1978 to 1996, at which time she moved to Central Office. She has an Undergraduate and Master’s Degree from Trenton State College and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Widener University.  Before entering her educational career, Marian worked for the Town of Phillipsburg in the Tax Office (3 years) and Jersey Central Power and Light Company (5 years).
 
Dr. Trapani has always been community minded.   Over the years, she was a member of the Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce for 12 years, serving as President in 2001, a member of the Phillipsburg Library Board for 19 years and a member of the Ole’ Towne Festival Committee for several years.  In 2004, Marian was awarded the United Way of Warren County Chairman’s Award.  She is a Paul Harris award recipient, and in 2021, she was recognized by the BEST Scholarship Group as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award.

President Trapani invites you as a guest to learn more about Rotary  by attending one of our weekly meetings held every Wednesday for lunch at 12:00 PM (or dinner at 6:00 PM on the last Wednesday of the month) at Mainline Events & Catering.

"Come to a Rotary Meeting"

RSVP:  Marian Trapani at rotaryphillipsburg@gmail.com 

Join us at Noon  on Wednesdays for Lunch or Dinner at 6:00 pm the last Wednesday of each month at:

Mainline Events & Catering
341 Pursel Street
Phillipsburg, NJ

 

2023 Events

Celebrating our Phillipsburg Rotary Christmas Party at Harkers Hollow Golf Club on  December 20,  2023

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The Holiday party at Harkers Hollow Golf Club included 3 Paul Harris awards, the honoring of Mary Lilly from Flynn's, great food, chocolates, and holiday trivia!

President Trapani delivered a $500 check to River of Life Food Coordinator, Stephanie Dowson, December 14, 2023.  These  funds will support weekly donations to families with food insecurities.

At the December 13th meeting, Frank Geraghty spoke about the Foundation. After the meeting, a $1,000 check was delivered to NORWESCAP at their new warehouse site.

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The Phillipsburg Rotary Club 2023 Poinsettia Fundraiser was on Saturday, December 9.  Over 200 plants unloaded, sorted, orders filled and some delivered.   Donations were made to local nursing homes and senior centers.   Definitely a fun and Service above Self day!

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At the December 6th meeting, our club presented Betty Moretti with a 2023 holiday gift   (Thank you for taking such good care of us!).  We  also  inducted new member Jeff Finegan (Welcome Jeff!) and held our Annual Meeting.   Another busy meeting!

At our November 29th evening meeting, Todd Tersigni presented the Rotary Club of Phillipsburg Outstanding Lineman Award to Phillipsburg High School # 68 Colin Higgins; Phillipsburg/Easton Thanksgiving Day Football Game 2023. Congratulations Colin!

Rotarians and PHS Interact Club had a fun but chilly evening helping Santa hand out gifts at the Chamber of Commerce 2023 Tree Lighting Event on November 27th.

Phillipsburg and Easton Rotarians met on November 16 for the Annual Football Classic Preview Luncheon. Honored were Athletic Directors, Football and Cheerleader Coaches with their respective team captains. Pictured: Matt Senneca, Easton Area High School Head Football Coach with team captains, and Frank Duffy, PHS Head Football Coach with team captains.

We are honoring our 2023 Veterans today, November 8, with guest speaker Lt. Col. Richard G. Easterly, 6 guests and Rotarians John Coyle and Angelo Faillace.

President Marian Trapani's brother, retired Lt. Col. Richard G. Easterly of the US Air Force, is a  1969 PHS graduate and  lives in Ohio.   His presentation covered his military career and his current work with Veterans.

Thank you all for your service!  

Wonderful Rotary meeting on Wednesday, November 1, celebrating Jay Miers’ 90th birthday! Birthday invocation by Carol Johnson, birthday trivia and “What Happened in 1933” by Betsy Laferriere, sharing memories by many Rotarians, and cake! It’s great having you back in town! (We missed you Eileen!)

Attorney Steven Karch recruited by Nancy Reilly, was our guest speaker at our evening meeting on October 25. He discussed Alternative Dispute Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Law followed by an excellent Q & A session. Thank you for visiting and supporting the Phillipsburg Rotary!

Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on October 18, 2023, Rotarian Hailey Fritzsch from the DASACC, shared information on the dynamics of violence, how to prevent it and how to support family/friends. 

Laurie Rapisardi, Assistant District Governor and Hackettstown Rotarian, spoke to our club on October 11 about “Annual Giving.”

On October 18, the Phillipsburg High School Interact Club spent the evening playing Bingo and painting pumpkins with the residents of Clymer Village.  Great job!
Service above self!

April Poretta, Director of School Based Youth Services at Phillipsburg High School, was  guest speaker at our August, 23, 2023,  Rotary meeting.   In addition to receiving a $2,000 check from Vice President Debbie Shelly, she informed us of the  SBYSP, the mission available counseling, where their funding comes from, and other initiatives they offer. 

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A check in the amount  of $2,000 was presented to the Joseph H. Firth Youth Center for the LEAD Initiative at the August 16, 2023, meeting. This initiative aims to teach youth the negative effects of substance abuse. Pictured are Kelly Post-Sheedy, Youth Center Executive Director, Keely Rehman, LEAD Coordinator and Marian Trapani, Rotary President.

Phillipsburg Rotary October 9, 2023, Golf Outing at
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Thank you to all our golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and all the tricky tray/silent auction donations for making this event a success.  
Service above Self!

The Rotary Club of Phillipsburg donated & attended the October 7, 2023, Habitat for Humanity BEAMS & DREAMS FUNDRAISER at Hawks Point Country Club. The event included a gourmet buffet, silent and live auctions and entertainment.

Kathleen Troxell, Phillipsburg High School Assistant Principal in charge of Guidance Services, was guest speaker at our Rotary Luncheon Meeting on, September 13, 2023, arranged by Brian Grace.

Matt Noel, Director of Recreation for the Town of Phillipsburg, is seen providing an update on recreation projects in the town at the September 6, 2023,  meeting.  Mayor Todd Tersigni, who arranged for Matt to speak, is awarding him the Rotary Coin with the Four-Way-Test at the conclusion of his presentation.

Clara Fauviaux, our exchange student, gave her presentation on Belgium at our August 30, 2023, evening meeting. Pictured is President Marian Trapani and Clara exchanging the Rotary flags. Excellent job, Clara! 

A check in the amount of $2,000 was presented to the Joseph H. Firth Youth Center for the LEAD Initiative at the August 16, 2023, meeting. This initiative aims to teach youth the negative effects of substance abuse. Pictured are Kelly Post-Sheedy, Youth Center Executive Director, Keely Rehman, LEAD Coordinator and Marian Trapani, Rotary President.

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