The Rotary Club of Vineland meets on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at the Vineland Ramada Inn Banquet Room.
Please complete this form to be our guest for lunch.
Join Rotarians Ken Dondero and Hugh McCaffrey, along with the other Rotarians who were among the “Perpetrators” of the Voice of Vineland 2.0 Lip Sync Contest Fundraiser on January 20 as they distribute the funds that were raised to seven local charities.
After last year’s inaugural event, $25,000 was distributed to six charities and this year’s version 2.0 raised even more! (Pictured: Last year’s recipients with their checks!)
The proceeds from this event will benefit the following local charities: Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, Vineland Rotary Charities, M25 Initiative, South Jersey Youth Alliance, Vineland Salvation Army, and My Sister’s Kids. In addition, a smaller monetary donation will also be given to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, which already received a truckload of food donated the night of the event.
Sunday, March 5, 2017, North Italy Club, 12 Noon – 4:30 pm $10 Adults, $5 – 10 and under
414 Virano Lane, Vineland
About Coach Covella:
Formerly an award-winning journalist and manager for Gannett, an internationally known media company, Jerry has parlayed his formal education and work experiences in communication, business management and finance to become a successful entrepreneur who has launched numerous successful businesses in the past two decades. His personal insight into business management, team building and client relations – and his strong support of Brian Tracy’s teachings – provides a common and powerful thread between him and his Focal Point clients. As someone who is committed to seeing everyone experience the thrill of personal and business success, Jerry has an insatiable passion for helping fellow business leaders and owners, and a keen knowledge of winning business concepts. As your business coach, Jerry has a wide range of solid business skills to draw upon to best assist you in building a clear path to higher levels of achievement.
Jerry spent more than two decades in the newspaper business as a reporter and editor. During this time, he personally received national recognition for his investigative reporting and was a key player in his team’s winning more than 100 regional, state and national awards. After leaving the newspaper business in 1995, Jerry’s entrepreneurial spirit provided the platform to launch numerous successful businesses; in marketing and public relations, publishing, the personal care business and in business and family counseling. He is also an accomplished public speaker who has shared his insights across New Jersey on various topics. It is this broad-based knowledge through his own experiences that he brings to each and every one of his clients.
Jerry is a graduate of Glassboro State College/Rowan University in New Jersey with a degree in communications and post-graduate studies in Business Management and Finance. A strong advocate of volunteerism, he has supported numerous non-profit organizations over the years, including the Jaycees, the American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Jerry has also served on the Executive Boards of The Safety Net Foundation, its mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, The Ellison School, a private school in Vineland, NJ, he currently serves as Chairman of The Future Stars Foundation, providing scholarships and grants to deserving students and educators, and he also enjoys board/committee positions on the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. He has also cherished more than 20 years of coaching, mentoring grammar school and high school athletes in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. He resides in Vineland, New Jersey with his wife Deanne and is a proud father to Nicole and Caitlyn.
Rotaplast International, Inc. is committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate. Our aim is to help local professionals build sustainable models for the care of these children, improving their lives and those of their families.
Rotaplast will employ the following strategies to reach this goal:
Facilitate medical missions to provide surgical intervention for children who are not able to receive treatment or who are in need of more complicated medical procedures than can be provided by local physicians.
Counsel families about ways of reducing the incidence cleft palate anomalies through diet, vitamin supplementation, and lifestyle changes.
Collaborate with local health professionals on follow-up care and on development of comprehensive cleft palate programs where feasible.
Learn about the incidence and causes of cleft lip and palate anomalies, including both genetic and environmental factors.
Educate local physicians and specialists by urging them to work with our teams to broaden their skills in treating cleft anomalies.
Foster international goodwill and fellowship by working with Rotarians as well as with health officials in host countries