The Brick Morning Rotary is quickly becoming one of the most visible organizations in town, with 2018 coming in as one of the best years the group has ever had for fundraising, participation and scholarships awarded to Brick students.
The organization sent us the following updates on its goings-on:
The Brick Morning Rotary Club never ceases to amaze. With a growing membership base, one truly amazing annual event, and a whole host of hands-on efforts, the Club continues to fill their schedule with successful, worthy and FUN projects benefitting their local and world communities.
The Brick Morning Rotary Club, serving the Brick Community since 1994, began the year with donations of dictionaries to several local Parochial schools, sponsored two extraordinary students in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and awarded FIVE $1000 scholarships to students from the Brick High Schools and the Ocean County Vocational Technical School.
With the help of Family, Friends, and members of the community, the club coordinated three well-organized and highly successful town-wide food drives in October, November and April. These drives helped to stock local food banks and support multiple families for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. In excess of $25,000 of food was collected in addition to monetary donations. In March, the Club planted trees at Brick Schools in support of the Rotary International 2018 “Tree Challenge.”
The annual Comedy night in February was simply THE BEST EVER, with almost 500 in attendance. The profits from this event helped to support the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Boy Scouts Jersey Shore Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County, Catholic Charities, The ACS, Fulfill, Rotary Shelter Box USA, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Play Hook-E Vet Fishing Program, Brick American Baseball League, A Time 2 Share, Operation Beachhead, Caregivers Volunteers, Circles of Love, Ney Ney Cat Charities, OceanCares Foundation, Toms River Field of Dreams, Semillas de Fe Hogar Ninos Foundation, Please Leave Only Your Footprints, the Bobby Buecker Foundation, and Special Olympics NJ.
Internationally, the club supported Rotary Programs with two Paul Harris Fellow donations that will benefit the eradication of polio, supported the Gift of Life Foundation benefitting children in need of life-saving medical services, helped to assemble meals in support of Rotary’s Rise Against Hunger Project, and contributed to finance the distribution of disaster relief materials through ShelterBox.
New club President, Dr. Fred Nirschl DDS., looks forward to leading the club in its 25th year. “These Rotarians dedicate themselves to good works all year long. They are my Dear Friends and I couldn’t be prouder of them. I am truly privileged to work alongside them, and look forward to another fantastic year, supporting the needs of our local and international communities.,” said Dr. Nirschl.
The club meets each Wednesday morning at the Brick Diner at 7:30AM and welcomes guests and prospective members for fellowship and breakfast.