VINELAND ROTARY INDUCTS NEWEST RETURNING MEMBER

Vineland Rotary Member Sandy Forosisky (left) puts a Rotary pin on returning Rotarian Maryam Nassiri at the Ramada of Vineland, where the club meets for lunch every Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. PHOTO BY JAY PARKS.

Vineland, NJ – The Rotary Club of Vineland continues to add active and civically engaged members to its rolls. At a recent membership luncheon, held at the Ramada of Vineland, returning member Maryam Nassiri was installed. With approximately 80 members, the Vineland Club is the second largest in Rotary District 7505, which encompasses central and southern New Jersey.

Former club president Ed Duffy conducted the induction ceremony for the returning member. Nassiri was sponsored by Rotarian Sandy Forosisky.

Nassiri is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors in Vineland and she was a Vineland Rotarian for many years before her relocation to Arizona.

“Now I came back to my Vineland and to all my Rotary friends.” Nassiri said. “I missed it and look forward to again working with the team—it’s a happy place and some of the members are my dearest friends.”

Before Nassiri’s temporary move, while her son and daughter were at Vineland High School, each served in turn as president of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club while their mother was the club’s volunteer coordinator. Interact is a service club for young people ages 12-18, which gives them an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills.

Nassiri was also a Vineland Downtown Improvement District board member for five years and worked tirelessly in downtown beautification projects.

“Maryam brings her knowledge of downtown Vineland as well as her business knowledge in real estate and as an accomplished florist to our club,” said Rotary membership chair Ed Morvay. “She represents what Rotary provides by the fact that she departed for personal reasons and when the time was correct for her, she returned with enthusiasm, believing that the Rotary motto ‘Service above Self’ is a credo to emulate in everyday life.”

At a time when some organizations have declining memberships, Rotary of Vineland continues to grow, currently adding at least one new member a month.

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.