UNION — On Wed., June 4, The Rotary Club of Union hosted its Annual Eloquence Soiree to honor Union High Schools student winners of the Marvin Orella Speech Contest. In addition, Kim Conti, Director of
Special Services, Township of Union Board of Education and the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Union County, were presented with the Rotary Excellence
in Education Award.
Chaired by Incoming Rotary Club President, Genie
Weisz, the evening was a huge success attracting Rotary members and
their families as well as Union educators, professionals and
residents. After the cocktail hour, guests were privileged to hear
the speeches of the top 3 finalists who were not aware of the winning
After the outstanding orations of the young students,
scholarships were handed out to Michelle Desjardins ($2500), Tiara
Youngblood ($1500) and Brielle Mayes ($1000). Next, the honorees had a
chance to address the crowd and be thanked for their continuing
connection and support of the community.
The evening was capped
with a Basket Auction and Super 50/50 which helped to fund the
scholarships for Union’s esteemed students. Union Rotary is grateful
for the opportunity to challenge and reward the fine students of Union
High School and thanks the community for lending its support of this
The club welcomes any member of the community who might like to
join their group in putting “Service above Self”. Meetings are held
every Thursday at the Suburban Country Club at 12:15 p.m. For more
information about Rotary, contact Membership Chair, Sharon
Patel at 908-964-6422.