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Pres takes over for Second Term. Thanks Dianne Deal for all you do !


2nd Annual RUN For Fun and Fitness - the Runners MADE this day Thanks all who ran and those who sponsored and those who helped.


 HISTORY IN HEIGHTS !!!Rose Fitzgerald spoke at our recent meeting about the Glover Fulling Mill. John Glover, a local farmer and reported master fuller constructed the mill in 1776 and hired Samuel Brown, a Haddonfield cloth weaver to manage the site. The Glover Mill is an early example of a site that combined the fulling (cleaning) of cloth with dyeing and pressing

The unusual topography in the McLaughlin-Norcross Dell area of the Camden County Park dates to the Colonial period. The steep slopes were related to King’s Run, a navigable waterway that provided the area’s first means of transportation in the 17th century when European settlement in West Jersey began.

Until the 1920s, a stone mill stood on the opposite side of the stream behind the stage of the Dell. This mill housed machinery to clean cloth and make it thicker by controlled shrinking and beating, called fulling. When John Glover built his mill in 1773-76, he dammed King's Run and diverted water from just behind a dam through a channel called a headrace to run over the mill's waterwheel. The force of the flowing water as well as the weight of the water falling from above turned the wheel and its horizontal axle that moved wooden hammers to beat the cloth in a water-filled trough. After being fulled and dyed, the cloth was suspended in open fields for stretching, so that it would dry evenly and square. A tail race carried water away from the mill, depositing it back in King’s Run.

Betsy Ross was a customer of the Glover Mill and tradition says that the fabric for the American flag was processed here. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1822 and was rebuilt later that same year. However, by the second half of the 19th century, the industrial revolution had begun and steam-powered mills had taken over the manufacture of cloth. After the Civil War the mill quietly passed out of production. . The mill property remained in the Glover family until the early 20th century when it was sold to the Borough of Haddon heights in 1911 for use as a sewage treatment facility and although the mill was soon torn down, portions of the tail race, dam embankments, and the mill foundations survive. The current path of the stream reflects the old dam’s location.

A maker at the sight goes on to further explain that when in front of it -You are also standing on the site of a Revolutionary War skirmish with British General Cornwallis after the Battle of Red Bank in 1777. A cannonball found embedded in the mill wall is now located at the Haddon Heights Library.


Haddon Heights Rotary Continues its support of the community and staying in touch with local, national and world events by providing opportunities for speakers to attend the Thursday Night Dinner Meetings at Tavistock Country Club. They provide insight and enlighten us and allow us to share their experiences. Recently we had Martin Schwartz National Use of Force Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which has board based criminal investigative and arrest au...thority. Martin became interested in a career in law enforcement when serving in the U.S. Air Force in Kosovo as part of a United Nations Police Mission. Upon leaving the Air Force, Martin was a police officer in New Jersey for 25 years. Martin is particularly pleased that, as the National Coordinator, he can apply the skills that he has learned over the years to train every EPA Special Agent in the appropriate use of force.
EPA's special agents are responsible for investigating allegations of environmental crime and assisting the Department of Justice in building and prosecuting successful criminal cases involving the most egregious violations of environmental statutes, thus deterring future crimes. They are federal law enforcement officers with complete statutory authority to conduct investigations, carry firearms, make arrests for any federal crime, and execute and serve warrants.
For more information about EPA's criminal enforcement program, go to http://www.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/


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Kevin Lammers, a Haddon Heights Rotary Scholarship winner


Augie Martinez,  a Realtor Associate with our own local Daniel White Realty




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Will  William Logan DePue, Jr., a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps,


Haddon Heights Rotary is very happy to welcome another new Member, Nick Turkot. Nick, who owns Freshest Flowers, a wonderful establishment, on Station Ave., in Haddon Heights, has been coming to meetings and supporting Rotary and its programs for some time now. At a very nice ceremony, the Rotary District Governor, with Club President, made a special effort to attend, greet Nick and induct him into the organization. GREAT to have you with us Nick!?


  

 

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WELCOME HOMEGREAT SUCCESS - "Always Make Us Feel At Ease

The Haddon Heights Rotary was VERY excited and happy to have Shane Camardo come and speak with us at our meeting. Shane went to St Rose Elementary where he was taught by one of our own, past Rotary President Ms. Colleen Banasz.

After graduating from Paul VI High School, Shane attended Drexel University on a Full Marine Corp NROTC Scholarship. Shane received the honor of Top Ranked NROTC midshipman of the Philadelphia Consortium NROTC Unit which consisted of Drexel, Temple and The University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Marine Corp Officer Candidate School an was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.

Second Lieutenant Camardo attended Basic School in Quantico and shortly was transferred back to Philadelphia area serving as Officer Instructor. There, he had secondary duties working as a Marine Security Guard for Top Ranked officials who came to Philadelphia such as Colonels, Generals and the Secretary of the Navy.

Shane was award the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for exceptional service and upon being Honorably discharged he began working as a supervising officer at a Philadelphia based private security firm protecting high clients, CFO’s and reporters entering risk areas.

Shane currently works at Chubb Insurance Company and is Chief Operating Officer of his own Firm SEMPER SECURE. Semper Secure, LLC is a veteran owned and operated event staffing company that started after seeing a need for crowd control at high school sporting events. His staff is comprised mainly of retired police officers as well as former and current members of the United States Armed Forces. Currently, they have former members of the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. High School Sporting Events. “THEY ALWAYS MAKE YOU FEEL “AT EASE”! Their services include:

•Student Safety & Residency Concerns   •Tournaments •Sports Clock Operations

•Concession Sales •Dances and Proms •Beef and Beers •Event set up & break down

•Town Socials •Risk Management •?Risk Assessment •Safety Consulting 

They even Wash Dishes and clean up after your parties if your need or want. ?If you decide to go with their services, you will not lose the quality of person you are getting even though it may cost you much less money! Check then out at www.sempersecure.net GREAT JOB SHANE – More Important thank you for your servcie, protecting us and Making us Feel At Ease!  WHAT AN EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS

  

NEW MEMBERS !!! - WANT TO JOIN ROTARY ?!

WHAT IS IT YOU ASK ?

 

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

 

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

 

  • Promote peace
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Welcome & thanks for visiting our website  

We have and continue to serve the neighborhoods of Haddon Heights – Barrington and our surrounding communities of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties as well as our international activities since 1945. We support and promote a wide range of charities and humanitarian projects, locally, nationally and internationally as one of more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs with a total membership in excess of 1.2 million serving in over 200 countries.

We serve our local community with a particular focus on the young and not so young.

All work and no play.....! Certainly not, Rotary provides an opportunity for fun and friendship. Rotary is there to be enjoyed and is open to men and women who share our values.

We all have attended many meetings, seminars and conventions. But I would like to emphasize to those visiting our website, the wonderful assemblies marked by an incredible atmosphere of fellowship, friendship, and networking that is rarely found that exists at Rotary gatherings.

You do not need an introduction to talk with other people here! You are free to converse with anyone and everyone, and as your conversations continue, the usual exchange of names and business cards occurs. Regardless of where you are from, you will eventually meet someone who can help you with a project, business lead or who knows someone you know – and – ANOTHER Contact! It is difficult to believe, but it’s true! That is the magic and the power of the Rotary network!

 

So my request to you is to come out, meet and greet our members, talk with as many people as you can. You will be astounded by the friendliness and helpfulness of Rotarians and their guests, and it takes no introduction to get started. All of us have stories to tell, and many of our stories are about the professional activities, accomplishments and community service activities.  So let us show you.  I invite you to come out enjoy and evening with us and exchange ideas, make new friends as we mutually grow in each others’ success and Light Up the World.

Joe Skowronski

President

Haddon Heights-Barrington Rotary Club

2014-2015

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Networking, Business Exchanges, ideas, information and support are all development needs. Business Owners, Public Officials, Professionals and service minded individuals meet for fellowship and community participation. Not only meet old friends, new neighbors; swap contact and other information and come up with mutually beneficial new ideas but be a part of making a bigger difference in your life as well as other individuals, your area and the world. It is said that Rotary clubs are important because they build communities and sustain communities. Start even furthering and expanding your opportunities today -Come join us – Be a Part – Become a Member. 

 

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