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Chartered August 1, 1916

Jersey City

Service Above Self

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Jersey City, NJ  07302
United States
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Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Club Stories

Jennifer Casson Tripucka spoke last week of Hoboken Girl and its subsidiary, Hoboken Girl Helps. The origins of Hoboken Girl, Ms. Tripucka said, lay in her writing a blog about life in Hoboken. Speaking at the Jersey City Rotary Club’s meeting on Thursday, Ms. Tripucka said the blog, which she created and initially operated alone five years ago, has evolved into a “media company” with two editors, and 20 contributors. The website, she said, is a “lifestyle website and brand” dedicated, she said, to “showcasing the best” of Hoboken, Jersey City and the surrounding area in Hudson County.

Issa Nyaphaga, an artist from Cameroon, spoke last week of his experiences growing up in Cameroon and of his harassment and imprisonment by government officials because of his work.
 
Speaking at the second of the Jersey City Rotary’s two meetings on Thursday evening, Mr. Nyaphaga said that as a boy, he would walk four miles a day, four days a week, in order to attend school, and that he would walk 25 miles on weekends in order to visit his uncle. He was, he said, among the first members of his family to obtain an education.
 
Joseph E. Branco, formerly of the Hoboken Rotary Club, spoke last week of that club’s mission in 2012 to the Dominican Republic, in which, in collaboration with the Hoboken Fire Department, it provided “turnout gear” (fire resistant protective equipment firefighters wear while combating fires) to the fire department in Boca Chica, a municipality located 19 miles from the nation’s capital of Santo Domingo.
 
 
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