Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
Our original club charter was issued by Rotary International on May 13, 1960. This charter was issued in the name of the Madison Township Rotary Club. The document was signed by then International President Harold T. Thomas and by then General Secretary George R. Means. We were sponsored and assisted in organizing by the South Amboy Rotary Club and our Charter Night was held on Thursday evening June 30, 1960. Our first president, Tom Browne, in the classification of Auto Sales Manager, led our first meeting at the Pumpkin Shell Restaurant on Route 9. This eventually became Lily Langtrey and has since been replaced by a 7-11. Our meeting places over the years have been held at the Pumpkin Shell, Old Clare & Coby's (Route 9 Sayreville), Dorian Manor, Pier 34 (Route 34), Clare & Coby's (Route 34 & 9), Howard Johnson's (Sayreville), El Quixote (Sayreville), Don Quixote's (Matawan), Ocean Blue (Sayreville), and Buttonwood Manor (Matawan). We have always been a dinner club and continue to meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 P.M.
Some recent projects Rotary Club of Old Bridge-Sayreville has conducted include a 5K run for veterans, a beach clean-up in April and sponsoring the Veterans Memorial Statue at the Old Bridge Town Hall. Click the picture for more information about these events as well as many others!
Contained here is the club's historical archives of Past Presidents starting with Tom Browne in 1960.