2015_Honorary_Rotarian(L-R): Red Bank Rotary Club committee members Joseph Greca and Michael Toscano and Past President Denise Benbrook selected David Prown as Honorary Rotarian at a club meeting earlier this summer. (Photo by Anthony Micale)

Press release from Red Bank Rotary Club

During the June 25 meeting of the Red Bank Rotary Club at Navesink Country Club in Middletown, Red Bank business owner and youth advocate David Prown was named an Honorary Rotarian in recognition of his outstanding community service and volunteer leadership.

Starting in 1988 and for each year since, the Red Bank Rotary has sought to present an Honorary Rotarian Award to a non-Rotarian in the area, recognizing someone who best exemplifies the true spirit of Rotary’s motto: “Service Above Self.”  For many years, third-generation local business owner Prown has demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring that the youth in greater Red Bank have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. He has passionately volunteered his time (on average 2-4 hours a day, every day) and talent in a most unpretentious and often unsolicited manner, thereby exhibiting the true ideals of unselfish service to those in need.

Working with local schools, businesses and non-profit groups, Prown has spearheaded a host of efforts for the benefit of local youth. Prown is dedicated to the goal that all children in the Borough of Red Bank, regardless of background or income, have the opportunity to participate in sports, recreational and educational programs. Whether he provides transportation to a kid without a means to attend an event, collects and distributes donated equipment so that kids can participate in various activities, prints and sells Red Bank calendars to provide funds for worthy causes or convinces others to get involved, David often thinks “outside of the box” and, accordingly, was applauded by Rotary as “truly a gift to Red Bank.”

For 95 years, Rotary Club of Red Bank has served the local community through programs and events designed to help improve the lives of the residents of Red Bank and surrounding towns in Monmouth County, NJ. The Rotary Club of Red Bank is affiliated with Rotary International, a global organization with more than 1.2 million members from around the world. The Rotary Club of Red Bank meets for lunch at the Navesink Country Club each week on Thursday afternoons at 12:15. There are also evening meetings for those members who are unable to attend meetings at lunchtime. For additional information about the Rotary Club of Red Bank, contact Mike DeNofa directly at (732)758-6280 or email