Saturday, December 8, 2012
Rotary Club's annual sale helps support local causes.
The Maplewood Rotary Club Christmas Tree Sale is a 30-year tradition in town that is a true harbinger of the holiday season. The sale began on November 24, and continues until the last tree is sold. Hours are Monday – Friday from 6 - 8p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Maplewood Community Pool on Boyden Avenue. Prices range from $50 to $125; wreaths (decorated and not) are also available. Mention this Patch article and receive $5 off a tree. The sale is one of the Rotary Club's biggest fundraisers of the year, and all proceeds are funnelled back into the community to support such causes as Columbia High School Scholarships, the Food Bank of NJ, Boy Scouts, Camp Merry Heart (an Easter Seals camp), the 3rd Grade …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Joe Callaghan gave Greg Snell the ultimate gift. The Maplewood Rotary will recognize Callaghan at its Annual Affair of the Heart Gala benefiting the Gift of Life NJ.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Okay, people of Maplewood, how can you resist celebrating two fantastic phenomena in one event? First, the Maplewood Rotary Club’s 15th Annual Affair of the Heart Gala benefiting the Gift of Life NJ on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Maplewood Country Club will honor Citizen of the Year, Maplewood Fire Captain Joe Callaghan for embodying the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self." Callaghan, a 20-year veteran of the force, donated one of his kidneys in 2011 to fellow firefighter Greg Snell who had been forced to retire from the force after suffering double kidney failure after 18 years the job. Second, this is the Rotary's biggest annual fundraiser. This year, proceeds will be sending a medical team of heart surgeons to Siberia through an …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Club awards various individuals, organizations and businesses for their commitment to the community.
On Sunday, the South Orange Rotary Club held its fifth annual Service Above Self Awards Beefsteak dinner at St. Andrew & Holy Communion Episcopal Church. The dinner is meant to honor individuals, organizations and businesses that make a difference in the community. Among those being honored was John Mousseau, a past president for the Maplewood Rotary Club. Mousseau heads up the Maplewood Rotary Food Bank program and contributes to Gift of Life, a Rotary-endorsed program that sponsors life-saving heart operations on children from other countries. "John never says no. John is always here and John is always smiling,” said outgoing South Orange Rotary Club President Janice Teetsell. “He’s the epitome of being a Rotarian. He really is service…