The Rotary Club of Vineland meets on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at the Vineland Ramada Inn Banquet Room.
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After it was announced in October 2017 that the Cumberland County SPCA/SJ Regional Animal Shelter would be closing its doors, the organization issued a statement in December saying that would not be the case.
“The South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter has been working hard to be able to continue our mission of saving lives. Great progress has been made with our local towns and we are happy to announce that we will be here in 2018, providing for the homeless animals who need us. Now we need YOUR help in order to give these pets every possible opportunity for a new and better life.”
“In cooperation with our local towns, we are making progress in meeting the financial challenges of providing stray animal services. We’re asking our towns to make a larger contribution toward the care of its animals. As a non-profit, we are able to provide services to our communities at a significantly lower cost than government run facilities in neighboring communities. Municipal service fees, which only pay for an animals’ first 7 days will still amount to less than HALF of our annual expenses. THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. Most animals spend at least 20 days in our care before they are ready for adoption. YOUR donation makes it possible for us to put together all the components necessary to help an at risk animal transform into a cherished family pet.”
In June 2016, Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez became the seventh President of Cumberland County College. Prior to her appointment, she served as Interim President at Massachusetts Bay Community College. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at various Massachusetts institutions, including Boston College, Salem State University, and Cambridge College.
Born in Haiti, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez and her family immigrated to the United States when she was 12 years old and settled in Boston. In addition to English, Yves is fluent in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. A graduate of the prestigious Boston Latin School, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez earned her Ph.D. from Boston College, her Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She also holds a Certificate from the University of Oxford in England.
Dr. Salomon-Fernandez is passionate about ensuring that quality affordable higher education and vocational/technical training remain as pathways for social mobility for the working and middle classes. Yves sees Cumberland County College as more than an institution that awards degrees and credentials, but as a catalyst for progress and for helping the county reach its full social and economic potential. Working with her colleagues and the broader community, she hopes to build upon the College’s 50 years of success.