Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape

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From the Beaches of Avalon and Stone Harbor to the Delaware Bay of Middle and Dennis Township
Serving the World from the Heart of Cape May County Cape May Court House NJ USA
 
Our Local Territory | Middle Township | Dennis Township | Avalon | Stone Harbor
 

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Aug 11, 2015
Guy Forcone
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Aug 18, 2015
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Aug 25, 2015
Rita Fulginiti
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Welcome to Our Club Chartered April 23rd 1968

Mid Jersey Cape

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
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1170 Golf Club Road
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
United States
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Wildfires can’t stop this Rotary cycling event

By Geraldine Nicol, Governor of District 9350 (Angola, Namibia, and South Africa)

Despite raging wildfires on its outskirts, which at times came within yards of the city, the City of Cape Town, South Africa, proudly carried on with its planned cycle race earlier this year. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is organized and managed by Rotary clubs in District 9350 in partnership with local riding clubs of the Pedal Power Association. About 37,000 cyclists from around the world registered for what is the world’s largest timed cycle race in its 38th year.

The cycle race had been in major jeopardy, as the mountains of the beautiful Cape Peninsula had suffered from devastating fires in the 10 days preceding the race. Although the wildfires forced the race to be reduced from 103 kilometers to 47 kilometers, and the route to be altered to keep roads open for fire engines, everyone got into the spirit of the event.

Amazingly, 34,000 cyclists, their supportive family members, and huge crowds of onlookers all showed up on race day. There was a wonderful camaraderie between cyclists as Rotarians and members of Pedal Power cleverly decided to dedicate the race to the firefighters who had been battling the blaze and to the survivors of the fire.

No one seemed to mind too much not being able to return on the magnificent Chapman’s Peak Drive along the Atlantic Ocean, which is always a huge attraction. All just wanted to be part of the show of support. Many cyclists really got into the act and wore firefighter hats on top of their cycling helmets and T-shirts emblazoned with the word “thanks,” as a show of solidarity and support. At each water station the cyclists were greeted by tired but relieved and delighted firefighters, just relaxing and enjoying the amazing spirit of support and gratitude that this “Ride in Solidarity with the Firemen” created.

Many cyclists enjoyed the race more than usual, because this time it was not a race against time, just participation in a wonderful cause. It provided more fellowship and more awareness of nature. It also  reminded all of us of what we have to be thankful for, and especially of our huge appreciation of the role of the firefighters, without whom our beautiful Cape Peninsula would have been smoking ashes of ruined homes and mountains.

I was fortunate to hear two different groups of volunteer firefighters talk at two different Rotary clubs after the fire, and they were completely awed by Rotary’s support and commitment. It has helped the volunteer firefighters raise awareness of their own services to communities and also impressed upon them that their incredible commitment to keeping others safe is very much appreciated.

The 2015 Cycle Tour will go down as a very special year in the 38 years we have been organizing the race. Instead of being the ride that was canceled due to disaster, it went down as a “Ride in Solidarity” with the brave men and women who keep us safe. And what a plus it was for Rotary and for our public relations!

 

 
 

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Rotary Year President
1968-1969 Edward Carter
1969-1970 Joseph Rixey Jr
1970-1971 Charles J Mears
1971-1972 Charles J Mears
1972-1973 Pete Rocap
1973-1974 Mace Ballentine
1974-1975 Richard Tozer
1975-1976 Warren Hall
1976-1977 Shah M Chaudrey
1977-1978 Clarence Battersby
1978-1979 James Laudenslagher
1979-1980 Ernie Ross Jr
1980-1981 Charles J Mears
1981-1982 Ronald Williams
1982-1983 Vernon Graham
1983-1984 Jay Helms
1984-1985 Edward Morrison
1985-1986 James Saad
1986-1987 David A Burke
1987-1988 James Pickering
1988-1989 David Williams
1989-1990 Edward Foster
1990-1991 Edward Foster
1991-1992 Carl J Records
1992-1993 Al Reath
1993-1994 Al Reath
1994-1995 Ernie Ross Jr
1995-1996 Ernie Ross Jr
1996-1997 David Williams
1997-1998 Charles J Mears
1998-1999 Pearline Ross
1999-2000 Pearline Ross
2000-2001 Fred Houston
2001-2002 Ronnie Town
2002-2003 Pat Haffert
2003-2004 Francey K Burke
2004-2005 Lilit Udani
2005-2006 Thomas Piratsky
2006-2007 ??
2008-2009 ??
2009-2010 ??
2010-2011 Francey K Burke
2011-2012 Francey K Burke
2012-2013 Francey K Burke
2013-2014 Nancy Pearson
2014-2015 Pearline Ross
 
 

 
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