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. 



  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.


"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:

Flynns on the Hill
341 Pursel Street
Phillipsburg, NJ


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. 
#rotary #phillipsburgnj

Members at the Phillipsburg Rotary  Christmas Party December 22, 2021

The Phillipsburg Rotary is excited to share information about the work being accomplished to improve the community where we live, work and play, PHILLIPSBURG, NEW JERSEY.


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

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 (warrenhabitat.org)

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.

Emergency Management/Services – Phillipsburg New Jersey (phillipsburgnj.org)

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.


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.

Eileen Werkheiser Miers introduced Warren County Sheriff James J. McDonald, Sr. as our guest speaker at the May 25, 2022 evening meeting.

His topic covered Scam Prevention". He was assisted by Investigator Richard McQuade.

#Rotary #ScamPrevention

On April 19, 2022, The Rotary Club of Phillipsburg NJ had the honor to have Kyle Fleming., Phillipsburg High School's new Athletic Director, as our guest speaker.  Kyle was presented by Erich Fuller.  We also received a Rotary $1,000 grant  dedicated to the End Hunger Foundation.
On February 23, 2022, Danielle DeGerolamo was inducted   as a Rotary member by Todd Tersigni, 2021-2022 Club President.
On Deember 8, 2021, Phillipsburg Mayor and 2021-2022 Rotary Club President Todd Tersigni awarded Mulik Warren with the 2021 Rotary Club of Phillipsburg NJ, the Phillipsburg/Easton Thanksgiving Day Football Game, Outstanding Lineman Award to Phillipsburg High School # 50 Mulik Warren.   Congratulations Mulik!
Liana Marte, from our local area Chamber of Commerce, was guest speaker  at a Rotary December 1, 2021, lunch meeting.  Todd Tersigni presented Liana with a  check for $500.00.  

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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