The Rotary Club of Long Beach Island

A Service Organization Making A World of Difference by Helping Our Communities

Post Office Box 500
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

President, Constance Becraft
Vice President, Patty Wiener
Sergeant at Arms, Robert Potter
Treasurer, Robert Kiss/John Tranchida
Secretary, Susan Douthitt

President Elect, John Tomaro

Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays at 12:15 PM.

The LBI Rotary serves the community by sponsoring southern Regional High School and Long Beach Island schools and awarding scholarships to deserving students, supporting student activities such as Interact Club, Youth exchange program, baseball leagues, class trips, band, ROTC, student of the month and other worthy activities. Over $12,000.00 was award in scholarships this past year.

The LBI Rotary club also supports SOCH and the hospital foundation with pledges, fund-raisers and expansion projects. This years project is to "Help Prevent Teen Smoking"

The LBI Rotary club supports the LBI Island communities by donating to the PTA, Little League, ALO, fire and ambulance assoc., Habitat for Humanity and the St. Francis swimming pool project.

The clubs major fund-raisers are:
Auction in December at Sea Oakes Country Club
Bowling Tournament in Manahawkin (Date to be announced

For additional info contact - any club member or Pat Millinghausen-public relations at:
609-494-0174 or email:

Rotary International

Paul Harris, a young Chicago lawyer, enjoyed getting together with business colleagues and other professionals to discuss important issues of the day.  On February 23, 1905, he formalized those meetings, forming the first Rotary Club.  Early meetings were held at the members' places of business and "rotated" from one to another, thus the name "Rotary."  The club membership grew so rapidly that the meetings were soon too large for places of business and were changed to breakfast, lunch, or dinner meetings.  Paul Harris's Rotary Club became the nucleus for thousands of other clubs throughout the world.  

Rotary International now has over 23,000 clubs in 163 countries that count over one million people as members.  It offers business and professional men and women the opportunity to provide service and meet special needs and challenges not only in their communities but on national and international levels as well.  Rotarians are steadfast in their commitment to providing humanitarian service, promoting high ethical standards in all vocations, building good will, sharing in fellowship and working for peace throughout the world.

The Long Beach Island Rotary Club was founded in March of 1950 and includes men and women from diversified business and professional vocations.  LBI Rotary extends membership to people who will voluntarily and willingly dedicate themselves to the ideal of Rotary and a commitment to "Service Above Self."

A Rotarians' Four-Way Test of the Things They Say and Do

Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better fellowship?

Rotary International

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