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Hackettstown Rotary Club was pleased to welcome Margie Pavlichko, Director of Veteran Services from Centenary College as our speaker at this week's meeting. The Office of Veteran's Services at Centenary College has been established on firm ground to provide valuable services and resources to student veterans, veteran dependents, active military, and reservists in the Centenary community.  We are dedicated to assisting you in navigating internal and external systems, obtaining educational goals, developing initiatives, and helping to facilitate a seamless transition to the academic arena and successful integration to the campus community.

For more information, Margie can be reached at: Phone: (908) 852-1400, ext. 2318, Fax: (908) 979-4277, Pavlichkom@centenarycollege.edu

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Hackettstown Rotary Club Welcomes Two New Members

HACKETTSTOWN -   Membership chairman Norman Worth of the Hackettstown Rotary Club conducted the formal induction of new members Ellen Smolko, left, and Mark Parisi, center, Tues., NewbiesMar.11 during the club’s regular meeting at The Pump House.

Ms. Smolko is president of Foresight Performance, and Mr. Parisi is an analyst with Ameriforce Financial.

In welcoming the two, Mr. Worth reminded them of Rotary International’s commitment to peace through understanding and action, noting how the Hackettstown Rotary Club maintains a strong passion for its local and global projects, most notably its St. Kitts partnership with Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

The Hackettstown Rotary Club welcomes new members. Please contact Mr. Worth at WRNJ Radio at 908-850-1000 or membership co-chair Jim Travis at SASCO Insurance Services at 908-852-5555.

Thousands to Enjoy Memorial Motor Madness Car Show May 25

HACKETTSTOWN - Thousands will thrill to the sounds of the oldies while they swoon over vintage cars, Corvettes, muscle cars and more Sun., May 25 when the Hackettstown Rotary Club presents the 20th anniversary Memorial Motor Madness Car Show on the grounds of Mars Chocolate North America, 800 High Street. The event is held rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and gates open to cars at 7:30 am.

Memorial Motor Madness features entries in 19 different classes that include Mustang, Firebird, Camaro, Antique (pre-1940 to 1970), VW Beetle, Antique Trucks, and Street Rod, among others. Prizes are awarded in each class, with judging by show participants. Best of Show is chosen by popular vote, with this year’s winner receiving the first Ed Hagaman Memorial Trophy, named in honor of one of the show’s founders.

Special dash plaques are awarded to the first 400 entrants.

Robert Eberle, owner of Panther Valley Pharmacy and Rotary Club president, says the show, which can feature 500 vehicles on a good-weather day, will benefit the Joan Knechel Cancer Center at HRMC as well as other local charities supported by the Rotary Club. These include the NORWESCAP Food Bank, The Arc of Warren County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Camp Merry Heart, DASACC, and others.

Local DJ favorite Doc South will serve as emcee and spin the oldies all day. During the afternoon, he will ask for a moment of silence for the country’s veterans and members in service, and the crowd will hush for the playing of the National Anthem. He will also ask for donations for the purchase of phone cards to be given to service members stationed overseas so they may call home.

Food vendors will be on hand to serve breakfast and lunch items, including breakfast sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs, ice cream, and beverages. Rotary members will also be selling chances for a cash 50/50 prize.

Show sponsors include Mars Chocolate North America, Centenary College, Johnson Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Kevil Chevrolet, Hackettstown Hyundai, Subaru 46, and Warren County Community College. Spectators are invited to attend at $5 per person age 12 and older, and alcohol and pets are strictly prohibited.

For more information, please call 908.509. 1828 or visit: www.hackettstownrotary.org

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