Rotary Club of Old Bridge-Sayreville In The News

The Rotary Club of Old Bridge-Sayreville hosts many projects for the local community and beyond. Below are some articles highlighting the club's efforts.

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RI Presidential Appointment For PDG Adrienne Bzura

Past District Governor Adrienne J. Bzura, of the Rotary Club of Old Bridge-Sayreville, has been appointed by Rotary International President-Elect John Germ to serve as a member of the RI Constitution & Bylaws Committee. This three-year commitment will begin on July 1st and continue through June 30, 2019. The decision by RIPE Germ was made following a thorough review of more than 1,000 applications received from clubs and districts worldwide. There was only one opening available on the Committee. The other 3 members are from India, Korea, and Columbia. Adrienne is not only the first Rotarian from District 7510 to serve on this committee but she is also the first woman in Rotary history to do so. Further, Adrienne has also been informed that in 2019 she will serve as the Chair of the C & B Committee at the Rotary International Council on Legislation. This also constitutes two remarkable “firsts” in RI and District history. Such exceptional service to Rotary isn’t new to Adrienne. In 2000-01, she served as the first woman District Governor of District 7510. She is the only Rotarian from District 7510 to have served on Zone Foundation Committees, first as a Permanent Fund National Advisor followed by a term as a Major Gift Advisor. Now she is the first Rotarian from our district to be honored with a Presidential Appointment.

Old Bridge/Sayreville Rotary Helps MCC Students Succeed

A record number of students, 30, received the largest amount of money – almost $66,000 – from the Old Bridge/Sayreville Rotary Scholarship at MCC this academic year. The organization was one of dozens recognized at the annual Scholarship Reception at MCC this fall. The event allows scholarship donors to mingle with the students they have assisted. “It really is a wonderful night,” said Veronica Clinton, director of development and alumni relations and executive director of the College Foundation. “It gives our donors the chance to get to know the students they are helping.” The Old Bridge/Sayreville Rotary has a long history of helping MCC students. Since 1991, 195 students have received 267 scholarships (many have received renewed scholarships), for a total of $358,134. “We are grateful for their support,” Ms. Clinton said. “They have helped hundreds of MCC students reach their educational goals and become successful.”