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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roger Mattson
    September 4
  • Dave Wright
    Carolyn Wright
    September 13
  • John Balsama
    Kathy Balsama
    September 17
  • Dave Kryszczak
    Bridget O'Connor
    September 26
Join Date:
  • Kenneth Barnshaw
    September 11, 2012
    11 years
Club Information
Welcome to our Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:15 PM
Filomena’s Lakeview Restaurant, 2nd Floor
1738 Cooper Street
Second Floor
Deptford, NJ 08096-3067
United States of America
(856) 443-2317
1st & 3rd Fridays. Meetings are hybrid. Please reach out to the President for Zoom meeting info if needed.
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To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Scott Pickering, and I am contacting you on behalf of the local charter of our organization, Rotary International. We’re kicking off 2023 by hosting The Deptford Rotary New Year Social, the Deptford Rotary Club has been supporting local charities and business organizations for over 50 years, and we’re having our annual celebration in continuation of our success after COVID-19 and we need your help.

This event will be held on Friday, January 28th, 2023 from 12-4PM at Filomena Lakeview, located at 1738 Cooper St. Deptford, NJ 08096. Live music from the Goodfellas, and food will be available along with the promotion of fellowship with local elected officials and top business leaders, something Rotarians are known around the world for.

Proceeds from this event will support the Deptford Rotary Club Foundation (DRC Foundation) throughout the next year of giving back to the local Gloucester County community, including but not limited to the following activities: Winter Blizzard Bags, School Backpack Donations, High School Scholarships, & General Fundraising for all Rotary activities.

Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased from our website or via check to “Deptford Rotary” and mailing to the PO box above.

Purchase tickets online here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/ef505c71-408d-49cd-a593-66379db4c8af
or via phone at 856-443-2317.

Thank you for your consideration!
Good Day:
The Deptford Rotary Club will be hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at Filomena Lakeview in Deptford Township. Your support is greatly requested for a spectacular event filled with a live band and gifts for all. There are also sponsorship opportunities to put yourself in front of the most influential businesses in town including local government and strategic partners. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased through our online registration platform here: 
Sponsorship Information:

Bronze Sponsorship (Over 10 available):

  • Name mentioned in ad book under Bronze Sponsors.

Silver Sponsorship (5 available):

  • Name mentioned in ad book under Silver Sponsors.
  • Ability to leave swag bags at every seat (80 seats).

Gold Sponsorship (1 available):

  • Name mentioned in ad book under Gold Sponsors.
  • Ability to leave swag bags at every seat (80 seats).
  • 3-5 minutes of podium time to discuss your business.
Thank you all very much for your support during these trying times. Please call or text me with any questions.
If you're unable to attend, please forward this message to at least 5 people to remind them about our annual event!
See you in-person soon.
Very Respectfully,
David Kryszczak
President - Deptford Rotary
October 27th, 2020
The Rotary Club of Deptford, along with Four Star Catering, had the pleasure of welcoming the American Red Cross today, October 27th, 2020, for the start of the South Jersey Blood Drive Series. From 2-7pm today, appointments or walk-ins may be scheduled to donate blood and receive FREE COVID-19 antibody testing.
The Rotary Club of Deptford is committed to serving the Deptford Township and our Gloucester County non-profit community. Giving opportunities to organizations like the Deptford Township Rotary Club and American Red Cross is just scratching the surface of what is possible when you combine local business with community engagement.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am personally not afraid of what this COVID-19 virus will do to us locally at the moment.
However, after speaking with my friends at the state and federal levels of healthcare, they (and our club officers) have recommended that we cancel our regularly scheduled meetings. While I personally do not agree, I represent all of you, not just myself. Our District 7505 conference has already been canceled, as well as many other Rotary club fundraisers across our district for the coming months. Also, Rowan University has restricted all of my coursework to online only and I was given an extra week for spring break. All of this is something that I hope is an overreaction, but we can never take it for granted.
As most of our club is in the prime age category for the virus to spread, I don't want our organization to develop into something that will cause more harm than good to the membership.
As of this moment, we will be tentatively scheduling our board meeting on March 27th. As of now, the next two weeks meetings are canceled so more information may be developed about this virus and we can make a more informed decision as a club as to what to do at that meetings. I will inform you of our board meeting status as we get closer to that date.
If you would like more information about the virus, please check out this dashboard from our Department of Health here: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
Stay healthy and vigilant!
David Kryszczak
On Friday, March 6th, The Deptford Rotary Club (DRC) changed pace and hosted a meeting at the Red Lobster located in Deptford Township. Like all Rotary meetings, this led great conversation in a round-table style setup and allowed for amazing fellowship!
Like most meetings, The DRC welcomed Mr. Tracy Harrell, Area Recruiter for Child Protection & Permanency for the Department of Children & Families in the State of New Jersey as our guest speaker to discuss how local non-profits and dedicated leaders in communities like Deptford can support foster children and adoption efforts.
Deptford Rotary Club President David Kryszczak attended The Mid-Atlantic President-elect Training Seminar (MAPETS) on February 28 – 29 at The Valley Forge Casino Resort to receive training for his incumbent year as Club President for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. Fun fact: Rotary International’s year is from July to June!
MAPETS included keynote speakers from Rotary International and a recipient of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest for 2019. Also, networking with Rotarians from neighboring Districts 7390, 7430, 7450, and 7505 allowed for fellowship among emerging leaders to share ideas about how to propel Rotary into the next decade on the club level.
More info on PETS: http://www.mapets.org.
Throughout January 2020, the Deptford Rotary Club (DRC) gathered monetary donations, primarily from SERVPRO of Woodbury/Deptford, to organize the procurement, packaging, and delivery of over 60, "Blizzard Bags" for Meals on Wheels of Gloucester County. The bags included non-perishable food items for families in need and have already been distributed at the time of this release. The Blizzard Bags were packaged by Deptford High School Rotary Interact Club. This is an annual service project completed by the DRC.
On February 14th, 2020, the Deptford Rotary Club (DRC) had the pleasure of welcoming Junior Achievement of New Jersey to speak on their impact on K-12 education with FREE courses like financial literacy, soft speaking skills, and respect for all students of all levels. Not only was it an amazing guest duo that visited, but to hear on how these ideas can be integrated to Deptford Township School District was something the DRC will actively be pursuing in the near future thanks to the referral by Ray Kratz to have these wonderful ladies speak! Have a blessed weekend. 
Club Executives & Directors
Vice President*
Immediate Past President
Club Membership Chair*
Fundraising Committee Chair
Sunshine Chair