Maplewood Rotary Club has been active for almost 90 years. Our mission of "Service above self" has made us strive to give back to the community in many projects. Our newest project is "Socktober". We hope to gather sock donations from the Maplewood and South Orange communities and then distribute the socks to homeless shelters. One of these is Isaiah House in Orange, where we will be collaborating this fall in 2 ways. The first is Painting a Guest Room in September and the other will be a Spaghetti Dinner for the guests in November. We will prepare and serve a dinner as well as distribute PJs, books and socks to the guests.


Drop-off for the "Socktober" drive can be found at these locations:


BCB Bank – Maplewood &
South Orange

Village Coffee in
Maplewood Village

Woolley’s on Burnett Ave
in Maplewood

Lexann Pharmacy on Springfield
Ave in Maplewood

Coldwell Banker Maplewood Village

Jordan Baris

South Mountain YMCA

During South Orange Playday event on 9/15 by the BCB Bank tent


  • Socks are essential to the health and well-being of homeless individuals. 
  • Did you know new socks can reduce the risk of infection, prevent frostbite, and Foster good hygiene?

Donations will be used to buy new socks.

To mail donation please make check payable to Maplewood Rotary Club

and mail it to the Maplewood Rotary Club, P.O. Box1099, Maplewood, NJ 07040

SOCKTOBER-Are You Up For The Challenge? C. Baptiste 2019-08-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by C. Baptiste on Jun 26, 2019
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Monday evening, June 24 was a time for celebration with the annual Maplewood Rotary Club end of year barbeque at the home of Steve Gussen and Stacy Hirschberg. Attended by almost all the members of the chapter and their spouses and/or friends, there was a true feeling of warmth and fellowship. Impossible to notmention that abundance of food and beverage for the celebration.
The first notable ceremony of the evening was the presentation by Rick Porter of the Paul Harris Fellow award to Mayor Vic DeLuca. The award, name in honor of Paul Harris who in 1905 founded the Rotary Club, is presented to a person who exemplifies all the qualities and goodness that The Rotary stands for. DeLuca has earned it with his support, and participation in major events over the years as Mayor of Maplewood.
During the course of the evening, not only was the year end celebrated, but two new members, Sharon Simmons and James Goodger, were administered the pledge of membership. The ceremonies continued with a presentation of a plaque and special Past President’s Pin to Rick Porter by President Elect Claudine Baptiste.
The final ceremony was the administration of the oath of office for the incoming officers by David Beni, with Claudine Baptiste stepping into the role of Chapter President for the coming year. Claudine told TAPinto SOMA that she hopes to focus more of the charitable support locally that has been done in the past.
End of the Year BBQ & Installation of Officers C. Baptiste 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Yergan
UPDATE: Wow. Regarding our Annual Christmas Tree sale.We sold out late yesterday 12/09/2018.  Thank you to the local communities who support our yearly fundraising effort. We had an all time record in the number of trees sold. We will attempt to get additional trees next year. so we do not sell out so early. We wish you all the best of Holidays! If you need to contact us regarding the tree sale please call Eric, Maplewood Rotary, at 646-831-4746.
Thank you all !!!  Maplewood Rotary
Our 2018 Christmas tree fundraisers still going Maplewood Community Pool. Also join us this Saturday Afternoon Dec 8, 2018 when local Girl Scouts will be selling Hot Chocolate. Thank you to all supporters of Maplewood Rotary. We also thank Maplewood Boy Scouts - Troop 5 and Seton Hall Alpha Chi Roh for their assistance in moving trees, putting and tying them on cars safely for a nice trip to your home !  Also very helpful are members of the Local Landscaper community, who show their commitment to our local community, where many work and or live, by volunteering their time.  And a nice shout out to Union High School Interact Club for their assistance on the opening day of our sale (The Saturday after Thanksgiving).   
We hope to see you soon! All profits go to local charities. Help us do our good work!
Maplewood Community Pool  187 Boyden Ave  (North of Springfield Ave), Maplewood, NJ 07040
 UPDATE: Re Christmas Tree Sale. We sold out late yesterday 12/09/2018.  Thank you to the local communities who support our yearly fundraising effort. Eric Yergan 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0