Rotary Inducts A Familiar Face as a New Member

Rotarian Michael Loyle puts a Rotary lapel pin on his wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Loyle, the newest member of the Rotary Club of Vineland. Betsy is a returning member who is a past president of the club, as is her husband and her father-in-law, Charles Loyle. Photo by Jay Parks

Vineland, NJ – The Rotary Club of Vineland continues to add active and civically engaged members to its rolls. At its January 3 membership luncheon, held at the Ramada of Vineland, a rejoining member was installed. With 78 members, the Vineland Club is the second largest in Rotary District 7640, which encompasses southern New Jersey.

Rotarian Ed Duffy introduced the club’s newest member, Betsy Loyle, at the start of the induction ceremony. She was sponsored by her husband, Michael Loyle. Betsy Loyle is Director of Housing Operations for the City of Millville.

The ceremony was officiated by Susanna Philippoussis, the club president, who noted that Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. As signified by the motto “Service Above Self.” Rotary’s main objective is service in both the workplace and the community.

“The Rotary Club of Vineland has been successful for its 96-year history due to the dedication and vision of its members.” said Philippoussis. “It’s exciting for all of us to welcome Betsy Loyle back; she served as president in 2008-09, and was an active member for years. The community will benefit greatly as her pattern of community service continues.”

Loyle said, “I believe there’s nothing more important for a citizen to do than to participate in ways to improve the community locally and internationally.”

Rotary is an international organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The Vineland organization meets on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at the Ramada. For more information, visit or email the club at