Rotary Club of Princeton, NJ USA

Post Office Box 402
Princeton, New Jersey 08542-0402 USA

Rotary Club of Princeton
Club Service Projects Summary


Ambassadorial Scholarships

Contact* Dewey Clark

A Scholarship is awarded by the Foundation of RI annually for Graduate study ABROAD. Value $24,000.

The Ambassadorial Scholarships program supports the mission of the Rotary Foundation of RI TO further world understanding and peace.

Bangalore Eye Hospital

Contact Ravi Ravindranath

The project supports Avoidable Blindness by providing funds for cataract surgeries with Intra Ocular Lens for poor and needy persons from rural areas around Bangalore.
Blood Drive
Donation by individuals at the Princeton Medical Center
Bridging the Gap – Deli Project

 

Contact Skip Grossman

Assisting PHS teachers as advisors to student teams developing proposals for new Deli’s in the Princeton area.

Involves choosing type of deli, designing premises, menu, marketing and financing. It culminates in each team presenting their case for a loan to a banker.

Bridging the Gap – Personal Finance Program

Contact Skip Grossman

Assisting PHS teachers as advisors to student teams who want to by a house. Teams make critical financial budgeting and asset allocation decisions using data the RI program. Objective is to present their case for a loan to a banker.
Club Vocational Service Award

 

 

 

Contact Ted Deutsch

Club gives this award to:
  1. A candidate who is a member of the Princeton community who is not a Rotarian, and

  2. who has excelled professionally in ways that live up to Rotary ideals of service and integrity; and

  3. who applies these ideals in his/her profession as well as through volunteer service in the Princeton community.

Community Works

Contact Marge Smith

An Annual Conference whose purpose is to provide training and networking opportunities for Board, Staff and Volunteers of nonprofits.
Dictionary 3rd Graders

 

 

Contact Marcia Bossart

The Dictionary Project provides A Student’s Dictionary to all third grade students in the four elementary

Schools in the Princeton Regional Schools and in the Princeton Charter School. In addition to the student dictionaries, the third grade bilingual and ESL students are provided with a Webster’s Worldwide English/Spanish, Spanish/English Dictionary.

Dictionary Project: Adult ESL Students

Contact Marcia Bossart

The adult Literacy Dictionary project provides

A Student’s Dictionary to Adult ESL students, many of whom are pursuing citizenship.

District Vocational Service Award

Contact Skip Grossman

District makes award to 1 Rotarian in District each year.

RCP selects a member to recommend to District for this award

Food For Friends

Contact Bob LeMassena

Rotarians bring Non-perishable food items for Crisis Ministry to weekly meeting. Club delivers them to Princeton Crisis Ministry.
H.S. Community Service Grants

Contact Rob Hearn

grants to princeton high school students for service projects that advance rotary’s current focus on water, health, hunger, literacy and children. the emphasis will be on actual service rather than fund raising projects for other organizations.
H.S. Community Works

Contact Marge Smith

An Annual Conference whose purpose is to provide trasining and networking opportunities for Board, Staff and Volunteers of non-profits.
Holiday gifts

Contact Marty Parker

Provide Holiday Gifts for the neediest of the needy children in the Princeton area via the Human Resources Service of Princeton.
Interact

Contact Andrea Dinan

Student run community service project at Princeton High School.
Local Hosting

 

 

 

1. Contact Jerry Essig

2. Contact Marcia Bossart

1. Counselors for inbound ambassadorial scholars.

because of the university’s location (AS well AS that of westminster choir college) in the princeton area Princeton rotary is often called upon to provide counselors and the club is asked to include the scholars in its activities. This is not a club project as such. counselors are asked to serve by the district ambassadorial scholarship committee. counselors from other clubs also serve and scholars often attend other universities in our district.

2. All other offcial visiting Rotary groups (E.G., GSE)

Personal Care Coupon Project

Contact Marcia Bossart

The Personal Care Coupon Project provides bags of personal care items to identified people with limited resources in the greater Princeton/Trenton area. The personal care items are purchased for little or no money using manufacturers coupons provided by rotary club members
Pettoranello Gardens

Contact Nick Carnevale

Members volunteer periodically on Sunday mornings to assisst in various restroation & repair projects at the Gardens.
Preschool Literacy: First Library

 

 

Contact Marcia Bossart

The First Library Project provides age appropriate books to children in two preschool grades in each of three nursery schools, Princeton Nursery School, Princeton YWCA NURSERY SCHOOL at valley Road, and the Princeton Family YMCA Child Care Program. Rotary Club members are involved in visiting the classrooms to read the books to the children and present each child with a person copy. Each book will have a personalized label indicating that the book is a gift from the Rotary Club of Princeton with each Child’s name on the label.
Roteract

Contact Knud Christiansen

Student-Run Community Service Project at Princeton University
Thesaurus 6th Graders

Contact Marcia Bossart

The Thesaurus Project provides Webster’s Thesaurus for Students to each sixth grade student in the John Witherspoon Middle School and the Princeton Charter School.
Tucuman: Literacy for Young Learners

 

 

 

Contact Marcia Bossart

This project will provide Spanish Dictionaries, Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionaries and classroom collections of reading books to elementary students and classrooms in 95 rural elemnetary schools located in 13 rural Departments in the southern part of the Province of Tucuman, Argentina.

The elementary schools in the 13 Departments were chosen because they serve students with significant economical, socio-cultural, and educational needs. The students come from extremely impoverished circumstances.

Valentine’s Food Drive with the Crisis Ministry

Contact Marty Parker

In coordination with the Crisis Ministry we work with the Princeton School System and mccaffreys to obtain food donations and purchase of Valentine’s food cards at mccaffrey’s matches.

Rotary Club of Princeton
Club Fund Raising Projects Summary

Pancake Breakfast

Contact Steve Portrude

We hold A PANCAKE BREAKFAST every year on Memorial Day weekend. A community event on Palmer Square in Princeton. We serve between 750 to 1000 people from 8 am to noon. Proceeds: Rotary Student Scholarships & Community Projects.
Pot Luck Suppers 

Contact Marcia Bossart

A Potluck Supper is a social activity and “fun raiser” that promotes fellowship among club members and spouses/significant others. It is held at the home of a Club Member. Each person attending brings a dish. Club provides beverages. Lunch fees saved go to general fund.
Tailgate Party

Contact Diane Stein

Co-host with Corridor Club a tailgate at a Princeton Football Game.

Proceeds: Rotary Club of Princeton Foundation.

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