Category Archives: Community

Annual Pancake Breakfast – October 27, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Edison Rotary Club invites you to join us for breakfast!

$10 per person gets you breakfast, door prizes and a chance to participate in our Tricky Tray auction (cost of Tricky Tray tickets additional).

Proceeds to benefit the Edison Rotary Scholarship Funds and other community and international projects.

Here’s how to purchase tickets:

  • Send an email to with the Subject: Pancake Breakfast with your name, contact information and # of tickets desired.
  • Via Eventbrite ($1.94 per ticket convenience charge applies) at this link:
  • Reach out to any member of the Edison Rotary Club

Edison Rotary Panera Bread Fundraiser – April 30, 2018

Scholarship & Program Funds

Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase.

Ordering Online for Rapid Pick-Up or Delivery?

Enter “FUND” as your Promo Code to have a portion of your proceeds donated to The Edison Rotary Club.

Visit from Literacy NJ

The Edison Rotary Club welcomed Mary Ellen Firestone from Literacy NJ to our club on  May 11th to discuss the work that Literacy NJ does around the state and the services they provide, including tutoring in reading, High School Equivalency preparation and teaching English language skills. One statistic that shocked us is t that 17% of NJ adults struggle with literacy!

To learn more about Literacy NJ please visit their website.

JP Stevens Interact Club Annual Fundraiser

Edison Rotary Club President-Elect, Rich Phelan joined the JP Stevens High School Interact Club for their annual Fundraising Dinner. This year’s dinner was for the benefit of a UN High Commissioner for Refugees family that recently arrived in the US from Pakistan, where they were living under high risk conditions. Congratulations to the JPS Interact Club for a successful event!

Hands of Hope Coat Distribution

The Edison Rotary Club continued our tradition of participating in St. James Episcopal Church’s  Hands Of Hope annual coat distribution. The club members were part of a large group of volunteers, including church members and youth and faculty from local schools,

In all, 285 coats were distributed to families in need. The families were also provided with a hot meal.

Hands of Hope runs a soup kitchen and food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and also provide other events such as a health fair as well as the annual coat drive for needy families. for more information go to

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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