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Weekly Meeting
September 30, 2015

President Bob Tombs welcomes our guest speaker, Tiffani Llerandi, Energy Assistance/Weatherization Coordinator for Elizabethtown Gas.

Tiffani provided us with valuable information about programs for the elderly and low income families designed to help them manage their energy costs.

She asked for our Clubs help in identifying agencies who have clientele who might benefit from these programs.

Great to see a new member with enthusiasm! Rotarian Franklin Ochoa (left) brought a guest, Mack Thompson, CEO of GreyScot.

Mack is relocating to our area, and we hope will become a member of the Elizabeth Rotary Club. Thank you Franklin!
Weekly Meeting
September 23, 2015

Past President Jim Duffy welcomes a visiting Rotarian from Brazil, Leonor Conde and her daughter Mariana.

Leonor is now residing in New Jersey and we hope will become a member of our Club.

A most entertaining program from our own resident artiste’ , Tom Wacaster.

Tom’s program was a painting demonstration showing us techniques of color and light contrasting, as he worked on two of his current paintings.

He also brought along some of his award winning works of art.

Weekly Meeting
September 16, 2015

What a “sweet” program today as we welcomed Debveda Berry-Moore, owner and CBO (Chief Baking Officer) of one of our new Taste of Elizabeth vendors, Lumpasugah!

Debveda told us the inspirational story of how she started her artisan pie company, and how quickly the business has grown. Lumpasugah was a term of endearment of her father Deacon David Berry, who’s pies were a favorite of his family and congregation. Debveda carried on the tradition and the rest as they say is history!

President Bob Tombs welcomed Debveda who brought samples of her incredible pies for us to sample. You can try them for yourself at Taste of Elizabeth on October 19th or if you can’t wait, order them at www.lumpasugah.com

Weekly Meeting
September 9, 2015

President Bob Tombs and Program Chairman Jim Duffy welcome our guest speaker, Heather Hayes, Executive Director of Autism Speaks, NJ.

Heather spoke to us about the incredible increase in Autism cases in the past two decades.

Autism Speaks is an advocacy organization that sponsors Autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, government, and the public.

Our Sunshine State Rotarian Ron Jacobson won the 50/50 and VOILA, found the Lucky King!!

Way to go Ron!!

Weekly Meeting
September 2, 2015

Our guest speaker today was our own Past President Jim Duffy.

Jim gave us a presentation on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Mindfulness is defined a “paying attention to present moment experience with open curiosity and willingness to be with what is”.

We learned a technique called Peace Breathing which can be practiced anywhere and anytime.

President Bob Tombs thanks Jim for teaching us how to remain calm in stressful situations.

Our Treasurer, Bill Mealia hit the weekly 50/50 but missed the lucky card…. ah, who needs the extra paperwork anyway?