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About Us

Since our start in 1938, our members have enjoyed over 80 years of Rotary fellowship. We can serve a no better purpose than to cause us to look into the future with expanded activity in all fields of Rotary service. Our goal is to support the community with ethical standards and participation that have made Rotary an international messenger of goodwill to all humanity. 

Phillipsburg  Rotary is an enthusiastic engaged network of ordinary people providing "Service Above Self", in our local and global communities. We have 32 members and are inviting individuals to join our successful and vibrant club. 

Phillipsburg Rotary Christmas Party at Harkers Hollow Golf Club on  December 21, 2022

  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.  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 the Flynn’s on the Hill.


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

Flynns on the Hill
341 Pursel Street
Phillipsburg, NJ



Rotary President, Dr. Marian Tripani had the honor of introducing  Phillipsburg Mayor Todd Tersigni as guest speaker at our February 1, 2023, luncheon meeting.  He addressed the current state of our town and provided other  important updates.

At the January 11, 2023, Rotary meeting, our President Dr. Marian Trapani is with Ray Freaney of the Satellite Club of Mental Health Advocates was our Guest Speaker. He is also a past District Governor and currently serves as Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 32 Membership.  Ray explained that the Rotary District 7475 Stigma-Free Communities Initiative is a district wide program which aims to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders in the 80 plus communities it serves.

 Attached is the Rotary District 7475 Stigma-Free Communities Toolkit website:                       


At our  December 21, 2022 Christmas Party, Rotary President Dr. Marian Trapani presented the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Award to Sande and Nick Neske for their dedicated service and contributions to our club.

"The Rotary Club awarded a check to Kelly Post-Sheedy, Executive Director of the Firth Youth Center, to cover five new computers at their December 14, 2022, meeting, which was held at the Center.  Pictured are Rotary members and Youth Center Staff.  Rotary members also unpacked and set-up the computers. 

Dr. Marian Trapani presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to NORWESCAP Food Bank on December 7, 2022.  Accepting the check were Lisa Weber, Senior Director of Food Security and Health Concerns and Shannon Williams, Operations Director. 

Mayor Todd Tersigni awarded Qian Walters "The 2022 Rotary Club Outstanding Lineman Award" at our meeting on December 7, 2022, celebrating the Phillipsburg/Easton Thanksgiving Day Football Game. Phillipsburg won with a score of 35 to 14.   Congratulations and well deserved!

Phillipsburg and Easton Rotaries met on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, for their Annual Thanksgiving Day Game Preview Meeting.  Athletic Directors from both schools introduced their respective Football Coaches and Cheerleading Coaches, who in-turn introduced captains from each team.  Pictured are the ADs from Phillipsburg, Kyle Fleming and from Easton, Jim Pokrivsak.  Both Athletic Directors  stressed camaraderie between the schools. Both teams were wished good luck!

On November 13, 2022, our Rotary  Stewartsville Middle School Interact Club held a food drive at ShopRite of Greenwich. The food collected was donated to Norwescap.  Generous shoppers donated $267 for the cause. 

Phillipsburg Rotary honored Veterans at our luncheon meeting at Flynn's on November 9, 2022.   The guest speaker was US Army Vietnam Veteran Dominick Ragno who flew over 500 missions into Cambodia and Laos and has been awarded numerous medals.  John DeRosa  sang his tribute military song "13".

At the Ole Towne Festival on Saturday, October 29, 2022, the Stewartsville Middle School Interact Club joined with the Rotary.   They raised $140 for Conquer Children’s Cancer by playing Plinko. We gave away popcorn and candy and sold ice cream. It was great being a part of our community at this event!

On October 27, 2022, at Bridgewater, NJ,  the Phillipsburg Rotary donated $1,000 to the Gift of Life at it's  annual meeting which helps children all over the world receive cardiac surgeries.

President Marian Trapani had the privilege of installing three new Rotary members at Wednesday's (10/19/2022) meeting.  From left to right:  President Trapani, Katherine Tintorri and Denise DeMarco, both of Saint Luke's University Hospital Network, Warren Campus; and Hailey Fritzsch of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

At our October 12, 2022, lunch meeting, a Zoom presentation was made by Steve Fine, Founder and President of the nonprofit Melanoma Education Foundation. The focus was on early detection of melanoma skin cancer.


The Rotary Club of Phillipsburg was the "Roof Sponsor" at the Warren County Habitat for Humanity "Beams & Dreams" Fund Raiser at Hawk Pointe Golf Club

Jerry Pandolfi arranged for the Phillipsburg Chief of Police, Robert Stettner to speak at our October 5, 2022, meeting regarding the department's Accreditation Process and town public safety.

September 26, 2022 Rotary Golf Outing at Harkers Hollow Golf Club

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The Phillipsburg Rotary Club packed  groceries on September 15, 2022,  at Shoprite to help end hunger.

Phillipsburg Rotary members tend to their booth at the first Railroad Festival on September 10, 2022.

On September 21, 2022, Brian Grace introduced Ben Eskow of Habitat for Humanity who  presented its new Community Center and Education Programs.

President Dr. Marian Trapani, is shown making a $2,500.00 Rotary Donation on September 7, 2022, towards Warren County Habitat for Humanity’s annual fundraiser “Beams & Dreams” – Raise Your Voice’. Accepting the check from WCHFH are Jason Norment, Program and Doner Development Director, and Brittany Powelson, Volunteer Services and PR Manager. Also pictured is Mayor Todd Tersigni.

Habitat for Humanity Warren County | Providing Affordable Housing (

On September 7, 2022, Mable Cook, Phillipsburg’s Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator is shown with long-time Rotarian Jay Miers. Jay arranged for Mable to speak about Emergency Management in the town and Emergency Preparedness for individuals and families. The presentation was well received.

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Aaron Coleman, guest speaker at our August 24, 2022, luncheon meeting,  shared info about the Railroad Festival in #phillipsburgnj as we "Celebrate 170 years of RAILS at #Phillipsburg 's 1st ever Railroad Festival on September 10.  

Aaron was presented by Danielle DeGerolamo.

On June 29, 2022, Rotary President Dr. Marian Trapani presented Mayor Todd Tersigni , 2021--2022 President with a "Past Rotary President" Pin. Marian introduced her membership via the classification process as our new 2022-2024 Phillipsburg Rotary President. 
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Superintendent Greg Troxell gave Rotarians a fantastic tour of the beautiful 3 -story "state of the art" Phillipsburg High School on August 17, 2022.   Curretnly, 1,800 students attend the facility from  grades 9 through 12.   #gostateliners

Frank May, owner and curator of M Galleries in Washington, NJ was Betsy  Laferriere's guest speaker at our August 17, 2022 luncheon meeting.   Frank   shared  the various ways  that he promotes art in the community.

On August 3, 2022,  Zac Howes, Business Development Director on the Retirement Team of TransAmerica was with our 2022-2024 Rotary Club President Marian Trapani and Megan Casey.  Zac discussed new state requirements for 401K plans.

On July 20, 2022, Michael Boulos, Assistant Vice President, Lending Specialist at IRCO COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION was our guest speaker, He gave his classification presentation and discussed his role at IRCO and how it plays in the Phillipsburg community.  In the middle is our President Marian Trapani.   Mike brought IRCO CEO, Tracey Smith, to the meeting as his guest.

Rotary President, Marian Trapani, Ed.D., accepts a check in the amount of $2,000.00 from Sande and Nick Neske of Out and About Luxury Travel on July 14, 2022, for referring guests for the Ireland Trip that took place in June. Several Rotarians attended the trip.

On June 15, 2022, Rotary Board members Todd Tersigni, 2021-2022 President and Debbie Shelly show their appreciation to the Stewartsville Middle School Interact Club Students for  all their contributions during the 2021-2022 school year.

November 10, 2021 Phillipsburg Rotary Information Dinner
Music & Guests to inform prospective members about Rotary

Ken Metcalf spoke at Rotary about making Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead one of your stops on the "Explore Warren History Trail," which took place the weekend of November 6 and 7, 2021.  The Friends of Ramsaysburg group were proud to be organizing this first annual Warren County history tour event.
Mary Jo Harris from Norwescap addresses programs to help the Phillipsburg Downtown and local businesses.
Mayor Todd Tersigni, 2021-2022 Club President reviews Town of Phillipsburg Goals for 2021.

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