Back by Popular Demand
The Blairstown Rotary July 4 Duck Race is back, and bigger than ever.  This year the Grand Prize has been increased to $3,000 and the primary recipient of the proceeds will be the Blairstown Hose Company.  Tickets are on sale now.  See any Rotarian or watch this page for a schedule of events where tickets will be available.
Tickets will be on sale at the Blairstown Hose Company Comedy Night on Saturday, May 18 at the Fire House on Stillwater Road.  Get your Comedy Night tickets at

Watch for the Rotary Duck Float in the Blairstown Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26. 
Tickets will be on sale following the parade
The Ducks Are Back! 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Meet the Easter Bunny!

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is today, Saturday, April 20 at North Warren Regional High School.  Assembly time is 10:45 AM near the school entrance.  The egg hunt will start promptly at 11 AM.
Bring your baskets and cameras!  
All participants must be accompanied by an adult. The Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance and prizes will be awarded for finding the eggs.
This is a free event sponsored by Blairstown Rotary and the event is run by students from the Rotary Interact Club at North Warren.
Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Thank You For Participating
The 2019 Spring Community Blood Drive was was our most successful to date.  50 volunteers gave their time and blood to help others.  THANK YOU!!
Our fall drive will be held in October.  Watch this page for updates.
Spring Blood Drive A Success Bob Law 2019-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
The drawing for our 2019 50/50 was Friday, April 12.
The winning numbers are as follows:
$10,000 Grand Prize: Ticket # 279
$5,000 2nd Prize: Ticket # 276
$2,500 3rd Prize: Ticket # 198
$2,000 4th Prize: Ticket # 193
$1,500 5th Prize: Ticket # 379
$750 6th Prize: Ticket # 118
$250 7th Prize: Ticket # 143
$100 8th Prize (30 Winners):
Ticket #'s: 013, 030, 037, 073, 093
102, 110, 131, 159, 176, 178
203, 230, 233, 237, 244, 274, 285, 293
301, 318, 371, 389
429, 437, 452, 454, 461, 468, 481
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets in support of our High School Scholarship Program and other community services.  100% of net proceeds go back to our community.
We make every effort to contact all winners, but if your ticket stub is illegible or incomplete it may not be possible.  If your number is above and you have not been contacted, please send an email to

Here are some photos of Friday's drawing and dinner.  We hope those who attended had a great time.  We look forward to seeing you again next year.  Our 2020 50/50 tickets will go on sale in January.




Congratulations to the 2019 50/50 Raffle Winners 2019-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
On a recent Saturday morning, members of the Blairstown Rotary and the Rotary Interact Club at North Warren Regional traveled to Drew University to participate in the End Hunger 3.6 service project.  
The End Hunger 3.6 project is a community event in which Rotarians and other volunteers package and distribute nutritious, ready-to-cook meals to feed the hungry in our local communities.
Someone dies of malnutrition or starvation in the world every 3.6 seconds, hence the project name. The northern NJ Rotary district is committed to tackling this issue by fighting hunger locally since, in New Jersey alone one in five children is hungry and relies on food stamps for meals, and the number of people who go hungry and are in need of assistance in finding a meal in our area continues to rise.
The team from Blairstown helped package the 200,000 meals that were completed that Saturday.  Meal packages will be brought back to Blairstown and, working with Blairstown-based LocalShare, these will be distributed to our local food pantries.
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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.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0