Bob (left) and Ryan Middleton, two owners of the new Vineland Rotary member Larry’s II Restaurant, pictured here with sponsor Frank Rumick. (PHOTO: JAY PARKS)

Continuing to add to its corporate memberships, Vineland Rotary Club inducted Larry’s II Restaurant at a recent weekly membership luncheon. The family owned and operated establishment has been a fixture on the local dining scene since 1949.

Maureen Simmons, club president, officiated the installation ceremony and Frank Rumick, vice president, sponsored the new member.

Larry’s II became the third new business to join Rotary in less than a month. SNJ Today and South Jersey Motor Trends were welcomed into the club a few weeks ago.

“My dad, Bob Middleton Jr., was active in Rotary for decades,” said Ryan Middleton, an owner of Larry’s II. “Just growing up I’ve seen all the good that Rotary does in the community and my brother and I look forward to carrying on the legacy.”

Ryan’s brother Bob Middleton III is another owner and is the primary Rotary member with Ryan and restaurant ant manager Andy Rivera as the alternates.

“We welcome the iconic Larry’s II to Vineland Rotary and we look forward to Bob and Ryan following in the footsteps of their dad who was a key member of the club for many, many years,” said club membership chair Ed Morvay.

At a time when some organizations have declining memberships, Vineland Rotary continues to set a pace for growth in Rotary District 7505, which encompasses a wide area of the state.

Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world under the motto “Service Above Self.”

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 Ramada Vineland. For information on corporate or individual memberships, contact Ed Morvay, membership chair at