Membership Up for Vineland Rotary

In Vineland Rotary’s inaugural year of welcoming business and corporate members into its ranks, 11 have already joined.

A primary member and one or two other individuals from the firm represent Corporate/Business members, opening a new opportunity for membership to supplement the traditional individual ones. The Vineland club continues to add active and civically engaged members at a rapid pace.

“We are very excited to move forward with this stunning expansion of corporate memberships,” said Rotary President Frank Rumick. “We will continue to reach out to the many leading businesses in the community that believe in the goals of Rotary.”

The complete list includes recent additions BB&T Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem County, Century Savings Bank, DNS Solutions LLC, MAX Communications Inc., Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity, Rossi Honda, and Newfield National Bank as well the original members SNJ Today, South Jersey Motor Trends, and Larry’s II Restaurant.

Also, three civically engaged and active professional women from Vineland were recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Vineland. In separate luncheon ceremonies at Ramada Vineland, owner Ann Cantoni of Crust N Krumbs Bakery, retired educator and past president and key volunteer for the Vineland Historical Society Sandy Hearing, and retired legal paraprofessional Eileen Duffy became the latest in the ever-growing number of men and women Rotarians joining the second largest Rotary club in its large district.

Cantoni was sponsored by her daughter and now fellow Rotarian Tara Martinez. Membership Chair Ed Morvay sponsored Hearing and Duffy’s sponsors were Rotarians Sherry Soutiere and Ken Dondero.

Crust N Krumbs, founded in 2008, was the 2013 Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce business of the year. Hearing taught for 34 years, principally in Vineland and Williamstown. Duffy’s career was managing the law practice of her late husband, Ed.

Vineland Rotary is widely recognized for its dedication to many and varied community service projects such as Helping Hands and Feeding the Children. Its members work directly on scores of other charitable and educational programs and sponsor additional ones. The club’s generosity provides more than $25,000 annually in college scholarships.

The Vineland organization meets on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at Ramada Vineland and conducts and sponsors scores of community service initiatives. For more information, contact Ed Morvay, membership chair, at info@rotaryvineland.com

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