October 2015 Students of the Month

The Edison Rotary is proud to honor the October 2016 Students of the Month!

Note: November Students of the Month from Middlesex Academy and South Plainfield are included due to scheduling conflicts.

Edison High School
Rumeer Keshwani
Alyssa Royce

JP Stevens High School
Monica Beispiel
Askshat Mehta

Middlesex Academy
Lyndon Shi
Taslim Soomar
Daniel Marku
Shree Nadkarni

South Plainfield High School
Sarah Cargill
Mason Resende
Sarah Walsh
Georgette Zegarra

St. Joseph High School
Jacob Lunn
Brian Mathew

Shri Krishna Nidhi Foundation Hosts Gala to promote Diabetes Awareness

The Edison Rotary Club is proud to support New Jersey based Shri Krishna Nidhi (SKN) Foundation as they host its Foundation’s Gala on Saturday, September 19, 2015  at the Holiday Inn Clinton, NJ.  The  Gala’s focus is on living a healthier lifestyle to STOP diabetes and its complications. Their main goal is to facilitate the launch of SKN Foundation’s South Asian Diabetes Education & Prevention Program (SADEP).  SKN Foundation aims to provide community based education and resources for families to overcome the challenges associated with diabetes in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, NNJ.

The South Asian Diabetes Education & Prevention (SADEP) Program will provide

  • Educational Resources for the Community
  • Educational Resources for the Provider
  • Assessment & Self-Management Support
  • Advocate about the health disparities of South Asians affected with diabetes

SKN Foundation is inviting sponsorship for this gala event. As a gala sponsor you will not only create brand awareness within the community but Specifically, your investment will help you achieve the following:

  • Bring awareness to your company’s commitment to social responsibility.
  • Achieve marketing reach to both current and potential clients.
  • Build upon the existing sense of pride among your employees,   their families and other  stakeholders through your support of an event shining the light on the issues related to diabetes in the South Asian community.

For more information on sponsoring the gala or for participation please call 908-671-1344 or email thesknfoundation@gmail.com

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Students of the Year

The Edison Rotary Club held it’s annual Student of the Year dinner at the Pines Manor on May 7. Our Keynote speaker was distinguished Rotarian, Adrienne Bzura of the Old Bridge / Sayreville Rotary Club. Adrienne has served in many positions with Rotary International and our Rotary District 7510.  Adrienne spoke of the importance of service to others.

The students recognized were selected from an elite group of Seniors from each school, who were selected as Students of the Month and honored at our monthly Student of the Month breakfast.  The honorees from each High  School are:

Christine Thomas – Edison

Nina D’Amiano – JP Stevens

Victoria Tang – Middlesex Academy

Khalil Farid – South Plainfield

Paul Laki – St. Joseph’s

Each student was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Congratulations to all of the Students of the Year and Students of the Month! Best of luck in College and beyond!

Edison Rotary Club at Edison Family Day

The Edison Rotary Club was proud to be a participant in Edison Family Day on June 14. We had a Sand Art activity for the children, where they got to select a bottle and use brightly colored sand to make their own work of art. This was a fundraiser and the net proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards funding some of our upcoming projects.

While the children were making their creations, we shared information about the Edison Rotary with the adults.

We look forward to participating in upcoming community activities including the Edison Fall Family Spectacular on September 26th. Hope to seeyou there!

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Visit from Rotary Club of Chennai Port City

On May 13, the Rotary Club of Edison welcomed 2 visitors from the Rotary Club of Chennai Port City in India, Srinivasan Subramanian and Uma Srinivasan, who are on an extended visit to the US.

They shared a presentation on the club’s activities. One of their major projects is the “Happy Village” project, where Rotarians work to bring power and sanitation to Vadakapettu, a nearby village.

At the end of the breakfast, Mr. Srinivasan and Barbara Czarnecki conducted the traditional exchanging of club flags ceremony.

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Edison Rotary Hosts Veterans Event

The Edison Rotary held a special Veterans Appreciation Event on Saturday, November, 15, 2014 at the Edison Library on Plainfield Avenue. Rotarians Dr. Arthur Santiago, Judy Mansbach, Pamela Carringer, Dr. Barbara Czarnecki and Richard Phelan welcomed guests from the community, including Veterans, to share in a bit of history from World War II and the Cold War in Eastern Europe.Edison Rotary President Barbara Czarnecki introduced Veteran and Former CIA Agent Stanley Glod, Esquire who spoke about St. Maximilian Kolbe. St. Maximilian was a visionary who was way ahead of his time. He went to Japan and opened a monastery in an area which he was told would not be a good place for it. However, when the atomic bomb hit Nagasaki, the location on the side of a mountain, sheltered it from the blast. When he returned to Poland after founding the monastery, he founded several publications, another monastery and a radio station. Some of his publications were against Nazi Germany. Even though he was risking his life, he stood up for what was right. St. Maximilian tried to save the lives of thousands of Jews during World War II by hiding them in his monastery before he was arrested and sent to the concentration camp. Later he chose to give up his life in place of another prisoner in the concentration camp. There was a special viewing of the world famous portrait of St. Maximilian Kolbe. All were welcome to take photographs with the portrait and hear the tail of how Mr. Glod came to acquire the painting and his experience in the CIA during the Cold War.Light refreshments were served at a reception afterward. We’d like to thank Dr. Dorothy Czarnecki for donating scrumptious baked goods, Maria’s Flowers on Route 27 in Edison for donating a lovely centerpiece and Stas’ Deli on St. George’s Avenue in Rahway for donating delicious kielbasa and rye bread.

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St. James Church History Day

On October 12, 2014,  The Edison Rotary Club participated in the History Day Clebration at St. James Episcopal Church, known to local residents as “The Old White Church”.

St. James was chartered by Queen Anne in 1704, who also sent a gift of a silver Chalice (cup) and Platen (plate). The Cemetery next the church is known as the Piscatawaytown Burial Ground and contains graves dating to the 1600’s. American and British soldiers who were killed in a nearby battle in the Revolutionary War are buried here.


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