Service Above Self

Make a difference in your community

Founded in 1938, the Rotary Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains has been helping support local communities, our neighbors, and those in need around the world through a broad range of educational, humanitarian and cultural programs. Its mission: To provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

“The club was formed to get together and be a force to do good,” says Mary DePaola, who became a member back in 2009 when she was serving on the Scotch Plains Township Council (she later became the mayor).

Its 47 regular members and six honorary members come from all walks of life and professions and have many different passions. “If you have a passion, come to the Rotary,” says its president and former Scotch Plains mayor, Al Smith. “We have the group that can help you get it done.”

The club is always looking for new members who want to carry out its mission. The group meets four times a month and at different times of the day and evening, so it’s convenient for all schedules. To learn more and/or become a member, go to 

Upcoming events:

El Centro Food Pantry in Plainfield– food distribution the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month

Mental Health Crisis and How You Can Help presentation at Darby Road on February 28 at 6:30 pm

50/50 Raffle – Tickets sold at various locations around town from April through May

Find more details about these events on its Facebook page 

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