LITTLE SILVER: RBR TEENS BRAVE SHARK TANK

Pictured left to right at the first RBR Shark tank competition are  Red Bank Rotary Club President Ken Scaggs; first place winners Bryce Barnes, André Van Der Linde, and Ryan Humelsine; Third Place winner Moises Orocio, and second place winner Jaydah Diaz.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

The tension was palpable on May 30, as Red Bank Regional High School student finalists presented their invention, product or service to a panel of judges during the school’s first annual RBR Shark Tank event. The competition was sponsored by the Red Bank Rotary Club, which offered a total of $5,000 to the top three winners.

First place and $2,500 went to EZ Keyboard, a year-long engineering project by Academy of Engineering seniors Bryce Barnes of Shrewsbury, Ryan Humelsine of Neptune Township, and André Van Der Linde of Belmar. All three young men, who intend to continue their engineering studies in college, are also musicians. They presented a prototype which allows amputees or disabled people with severe arthritis to play full chords with the use of just one hand.

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RED BANK: PROWN MADE HONORARY ROTARIAN

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.

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RED BANK ROTARY INSTALLS NEW LEADERS

Rotary_-_DeNofaandBenbrookNewly installed president Michael DeNofa accepts the Charter for the Rotary Club of Red Bank from Past President Denise Benbrook, at the organization’s recent officer installation luncheon.

Press release from Rotary Club of Red Bank

In a recent luncheon at Navesink Country Club in Middletown, The Rotary Club of Red Bank marked its 95th annual officer installation ceremony, by swearing in Michael DeNofa as the organization’s new president. The owner of Shrewsbury-based IOP Communications, Inc. will lead the Rotary for a one-year term that began on July 1.

A Rotary member since 2012, and a business leader with 20 years experience as founder of a full-service printing and promotional branding firm, DeNofa also brings a record of public service to his new post, having served as a Councilman in the Shrewsbury Borough for seven years.

Also installed as Red Bank Rotary Club officers for 2015-2016 were President-Elect Kenneth Scaggs, Vice-President Walter Perry, Treasurer Robin Fitzmaurice, Secretary Dr. Steven Sanfilippo, Recording Secretary Warren Tockerman, Past President Denise Benbrook, and Sergeant-At-Arms James Mullevey.

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