Vineland Rotary Club Adds 3 New Members

Back row, left to right: New Vineland Rotary Member Will Jenison, his sponsor Gus Foster and returning Rotarian Harry Maloney (also sponsored by Foster). Front Row: Susan Sauro, who sponsored new member Josie Spinelli. PHOTO BY JAY PARKS.

Vineland, NJ – The Rotary Club of Vineland continues to add active and civically engaged members to its rolls. At its May 1, 2018 membership luncheon, held at the Ramada of Vineland, new members Josie Spinelli and Will Jenison and returning member Harry Maloney were installed. With approximately 80 members, the Vineland Club is the second largest in Rotary District 7640, which encompasses southern New Jersey.

Former club president Ed Duffy conducted the induction ceremony for the new members. Spinelli was sponsored by Rotarian Sue Sauro. Maloney and Jenison were sponsored by Rotarian Gus Foster.

“Our three newest members, Josie, Harry and Will are the embodiment of what Rotary stands for, which is ‘Service Above Self’ and our club is privileged to have them serve with us,” Rotary Club President Ken Dondero said. “As Rotary of Vineland continues to build its ranks with such dedicated, caring, and giving people, we are better able to continue the great work we do in our local and international communities.”

Spinelli is a retired teacher and a very active volunteer with the Landis Theater Foundation Board and many other organizations

“I’m very happy to join Rotary,” Spinelli said. “It’s warm and accepting; the members are lovely people with a great sense of community who enjoy helping each other reach out to do good both here and internationally.”

Maloney retired four years ago as the assistant general manager of Vineland Municipal Utilities after a long career, was employed for a few years at a Delaware utility, and continues to work as a contractor for the Cumberland County Board of Elections.

“It’s a pleasure to interact with other business people outside of the business community and in the context of service,” Maloney said. “Everyone is friendly and supportive and it’s always a positive social setting, non-political and non-pretentious.”

At a time when some organizations have declining memberships, Rotary of Vineland continues to grow, adding nine new members in past ten months – a record number.

“Each one brings their own special qualities to enhance the strength of our organization,” said Rotary membership chair Ed Morvay. “They all have become active in the different committees of our large organization which does so many things, locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide.”

The membership committee mentors new Rotary Club members to make sure the club is aware of what each has to offer and to foster their success as true Rotarians.

“The search for Good Rotarians continues,” Morvay added. There are many yet to be found, there is much to be done.”

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 www.vinelandrotary.com or email the club at info@vinelandrotary.com.