Celebrating 60 Years of Service Above Self  - Founding Member Bob Aznar

Bob and Rose Aznar at the 50th Anniversary of the Watchung Warren Rotary
The Watchung Warren Rotary Club has been blessed with a plethora of influential, innovative, and dedicated volunteers over the years, but few have put forth the time, effort, and passion that Bob Aznar has since the founding of the Watchung Warren Rotary in 1961. As our secretary for over nearly four combined decades, Bob has served his community and fellow Rotarians at an aspirational level for decades, and we want to express our sincere gratitude for the years of service and countless lives he has influenced over his time as a member.
Bob moved to Watchung from Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1959 when he and his business partner opened their original community pharmacy near the Watchung Circle. Eager to immerse himself in this new area, meet new people, and give back to his new community, Bob began looking for ways that he could both help the town grow, as well as grow along with it.
Inspired by the Plainfield Rotary, Bob helped found the then-provisional Watchung Rotary Club as an original charter member on November 10, 1961. Ten years later, the club would go on to incorporate Warren Township, and thus become the Watchung Warren Rotary Club. For Bob, what began as a simple desire to serve his new community evolved into a sixty-year commitment to making a difference through Rotary, both internationally and in his own backyard.
As secretary, Bob has served as the backbone of the Watchung Warren Rotary Club for decades. He has been diligently collecting dues, recording meeting minutes, and acting as club liaison to Rotary International for nearly 40 combined years. Even after officially retiring as a pharmacist in 1999, Bob has continued to keep his commitment to the Club. He is currently 17 years in to his second term as secretary after serving in the position uninterrupted from 1966 to 1987.
Over the years, few Rotarians have done such a phenomenal job of living the guiding principals of Rotary as Bob has. From serving his community through his profession, to building peace and goodwill through service, Bob has not only helped grow his community and this club, but has notably helped shape the Watchung Warren area into a beautiful place to live. Thank you, Bob! We cannot express our gratitude for your efforts enough!
If you would like to have the opportunity to meet Bob of any of our other wonderful members, please feel welcome to attend a Club meeting!
Celebrating 60 Years of Service Above Self - Founding Member Bob Aznar 2021-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Second Annual International Food Fest SGK 2019-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Wine & Dine Nilima Palekar 2019-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

A Taste of the World - Food Purveyors Presenting

More than a dozen Food Purveyors will be presenting at our upcoming Taste of the World including Chez Catherine of Westfield, Chand Palace of Bridgewater, Limani of Westfield, Pita on Essex of Millburn, Lukas' Seafood & Grille of Warren, Duke and Elephant of Martinsville, Golden Corner of Bound Brook, Joe's Pizza of Martinsville, Gabriel's Fountain of Martinsville, Bar Cilento of Stirling, Spain Inn of Piscataway, Frutta Bowls of Warren, The Tea Company Cafe of Watchung, Catering by Carole of Edison, Pinho' s Bakery and Deli of Roselle, Jerry's Vodka of Bridgewater, Two Roads Brewery, and Tito's Vodka.
A Taste of the World - Food Purveyors Presenting SGK 2018-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

2018 - 2019 Club Officers

The Club's 2018 - 2019 Officers, Linda Pregenzer, President; Arun Mehra, Vice-President and President Elect; Bob Aznar, Secretary; and Stephen Mluzan, Treasurer were installed by District 7510's last District Governor Robert Zeglarski on June 18, 2018.
2018 - 2019 Club Officers Steven Kraus 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Mike DeCristino SGK 2016-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Mark Bauer SGK 2016-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

2016 - 2017 Club Officers

The Club's 2016 - 2017 Officers, David Frank - President, Barbara Resko - Vice - President, Bob Aznar - Secretary and Pamela Singh - Treasurer were installed today by 2016 - 2017 District 7510 Governor Charles Minton.
2016 - 2017 Club Officers SGK 2016-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Watchung Warren Rotary Club Scholarships

At the Watchung Hills Regional High School Memorial Scholarship Ceremony on June 16, 2016, Steven Kraus presented 3 scholarships on behalf of the Club to graduating seniors Abigail Sheih, Ari Scherzer and Dylan Lamson.  The scholarships are named in memory of members Ken Schmidt, Harry Wolford and Daniels Helms.
Watchung Warren Rotary Club Scholarships SGK 2016-06-16 04:00:00Z 0

Medicare Program

Laurie Broome, an Eldercare Educator at the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will present a program to the Club on Medicare on June 1, 2016.
Medicare Program SGK 2016-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Attorney Brian Curley on the Second Amendment SGK 2016-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) SGK 2016-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Special Needs Children Holiday Party

Posted by SGK on Dec 16, 2015
The Rotary Club of Watchung - Warren held our annual Special Needs Children Holiday Party today at Twin Brooks Country Club.  Students from the Bayberry School in Watchung and the Morris - Union Jointure Commission DLC Warren attended.  The Valley View Middle School Festivus Band and Select Choir provided the entertainment.   We had over 100 students, adults and club members at the Holiday Party as well as a visit from Santa Claus. 
Annual Special Needs Children Holiday Party SGK 2015-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
BrightView at Warren SGK 2015-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Union County College Fondation Executive Director speaks to the Club SGK 2015-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Hearts of Watchung

Posted by SGK on Nov 18, 2015
For the last decade the Rotary Club of Watchung Warren has contributed to the Hearts of Watchung program.  At the request of Neal Drasin, the Club continued that involvement making a grant for this Holiday Season; contributing $250.00.  For more information about the Hearts of Watchung organization, contact Cindy Homer at cindyhome1@gmail.com
Hearts of Watchung SGK 2015-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Hal Daume visits the Club SGK 2015-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
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