Welcome to the Rotary Club of Woodbury web site. Please take a moment to surf our site. If this sparks your interest I encourage you to visit the Rotary International web site at www.rotary.org. There you will find a wealth of information about Rotary and I am sure you will be surprised at how much we do as Rotarians.
The Woodbury Rotary Club participates in numerous local and international projects. For example some of our local projects include: providing free dictionaries for all third grade students in several local schools; sponsoring the Rotary InterAct Club at Woodbury High School; sending WHS students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) each year; we built and continue to improve Rotary Park on East Barber Avenue and Rotary trail at Woodbury Creek; we co-sponsored the annual Woodbury Car Show; and one of our most impressive projects is Christmas For Kids. Each year we take approximately 20-30 underprivileged children to K-Mart and let them pick out as much as $180 worth of clothing. After their shopping cart is full we take them to breakfast with Santa. The children and their parents are simply overwhelmed with joy and appreciation. The Rotarians that take the children on their shopping spree always look forward to this and never forget the children's faces. These are just a few examples of our local projects.
On an international level: we continue to make amazing progress in "completely eliminating" Polio in the world; we have helped build and maintain an orphanage in the Dominican Republic; we have participated in opening new wells for drinking water in 3rd World Countries; we participate in sending and receiving exchange students and also the Group Study Exchange; and we give annually as individual Rotarians and as a club to the Rotary Foundation.
I could go on about so many great Rotary projects but I would rather invite you to join us for lunch one day and meet us in person. We meet the every Tuesday at noon at RiverWinds Restaurant @ 1075 RiverWinds Dr. West Deptford, NJ 08086.
Each week we have a guest speaker. If you would like to visit for lunch please contact me or any member.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Yours in Rotary,
Charles A. Hughes
Rotary Club of Woodbury, New Jersey