Seeking Volunteers for Maplewood Holiday Tree Sales

Maplewood Rotary is looking for volunteers. Help us make a difference this holiday season.
Every year we sell holiday trees at the Maplewood Community Pool on the weekends after Thanksgiving in order to brighten the spirits of the community and give back the money to important causes and organizations in the Maplewood area. 
We're seeking volunteers to help us on Nov 25 & 26 (Sat & Sun), and Dec 1-3 (Fri - Sun).
If you're interested in volunteering contact Thomas at: 973.477.8727
Thank you for your support of Rotary and our beloved Maplewood community.
Seeking Volunteers for Maplewood Holiday Tree Sales 2023-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Spin for Alzheimer's


The Rotary Club of Maplewood, New Jersey, is hosting "Spin for Alzheimer's" a fundraising event in support of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This event is led by Rotary Member and Past President, Claudine Baptiste and is in partnership with BCB Bank.

From Claudine: I've decided to organize an annual event for individuals with Alzheimer's who are struggling financially, drawing from my personal experience of caring for my mother who battles Alzheimer's. I've witnessed firsthand the financial burden that comes with doctor's copays, medication costs, and the need for an aide, which can be overwhelming for families without the means to cover these expenses.

This event is an opportunity for us to come together and make a difference. I encourage everyone to dig deep into their pockets, participate, donate, and support my cause. Hosting this event serves as a therapeutic outlet for me, allowing me to channel my personal experiences into something positive.

If you know anyone who could benefit from the financial assistance this event will provide, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm thrilled to announce that BCB Bank and Maplewood Rotary have joined   in this noble cause, but we still need your help. Please mark your calendars for November 4th and join us for a day of fun and wellness, all while giving back to those in need. Deadline to RSVP by October 21st, 2023.”

  • WHEN: 12:00 PM, Saturday, November 4th 2023
  • WHERE: Cycle Bar, 277 Eisenhower PKWY, Suite 2, Livingston, NJ 07039
  • COST: $25 per person/Sponsorships are available
  • PHONE: 973 234 7104-Claudine /973 634 3125-Aretha
  • EMAIL:     
Spin for Alzheimer's Stephan Stubbins 2023-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
2022 Beautiful Christmas Trees and Wreaths at the Annual Maplewood Rotary Christmas Tree Fundraiser at Maplewood Town Pool Eric Yergan 2022-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Socktober 2022 extended to end of November Eric Yergan 2022-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

Affair of the Heart dinner dance POSTPONED

The members of the Maplewood Rotary Club sincerely hope that you and your families and friends are well and that you are adjusting as much as possible to the impact of these unfamiliar and stressful times.

With the increasing concern of the Coronavirus, we have no choice but to be as cautious and safe as possible.  We regretfully announce that our club’s annual Affair of the Heart dinner dance, scheduled for Thursday, April 30th, at the Maplewood Country Club has been postponed. The health and safety of the Country Club employees, our members, and communities is our top priority.

We wish to thank everyone for your generous support of our club’s mission of Service above Self, and we will be rescheduling the event in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Affair of the Heart dinner dance POSTPONED 2020-03-21 04:00:00Z 0

Sockober: We "rocked our socks off"!

The Maplewood Rotary Club hosted a wonderful evening at Isaiah House in East Orange on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The evening brought together members of Maplewood Rotary Club and guests at Isaiah House for this special event, which will hopefully become an annual event.   
We "rocked our socks off" by handing out socks, pajamas to the children and gift cards to the teenagers. Then we shared pizza, refreshments, snacks with residents at the Isaiah House. Thank you to everyone that donated socks at all the different drop off locations! We literally had a mountain of socks, over 2000 pairs collected during our "SOCKOBER DRIVE", including a great haul from Rotary member Ed Boffa, who motivated his Union High School Interact Club to collect 633 pairs! A special thanks to Ed and his students. 

It was a great night of "Service Above Self", and wonderful meeting the families that were so grateful for this small gesture of kindness from our communities.
Sockober: We "rocked our socks off"! C. Baptiste 2019-11-13 05:00:00Z 0 Donations,Sockober

SOCKTOBER-Are You Up For The Challenge?

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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

End of the Year BBQ & Installation of Officers

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


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.

Posted by Eric Yergan
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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