International Day of Peace Celebration

By: Samantha Waldron After everything humanity has been through, we need hope. We must commemorate every small victory to bring about hope.  On September 24, 2022, the Rotary Clubs of Whitehouse, Rotary club of Plainsboro North & South Brunswick and Edison united with the Somerset County Cultural and Diversity Coalition and Friends of NJ toContinue reading “International Day of Peace Celebration”


The NJ Peace Garden was established in 2017 by the Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition in cooperation with Rotary District 7510, Interfaith community leaders and various community organizations. The committee was inspired by Rotary’s 2013 theme “Peace Through Service”.     With recent environmental problems and Covid-19 related issues, our committee thought we need toContinue reading “NJ PEACE GARDEN”

Buddha’s Birthday Celebration and Peace Garden.

By: Mathews Lopes  Hi, my name is Mathews Lopes, and I come to you today to share with you some of my amazing experiences at this weekend’s past Buddha’s Birthday celebration and Peace Day event. Let me take you back from the beginning. Well to start off this amazing experience I was initially incredibly nervousContinue reading “Buddha’s Birthday Celebration and Peace Garden.”

PASSION FOR SERVICE brings Suresh Shrestha to join the Whitehouse Rotary’s Community Rotaract club

“Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.” Late Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm Suresh Shrestha began his college life in public service helping many youth groups in Nepal as a member of the Sindhu Public Awakening Youth club. His passion for volunteerism continued to grow when he moved to the USA.  When heContinue reading “PASSION FOR SERVICE brings Suresh Shrestha to join the Whitehouse Rotary’s Community Rotaract club”

Changing LIVES in Nepal

MILLION DOLLAR IMPACT in Nepal with Partnerships, Collaboration and Special Rotary funding. Thanks to our supporters. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller Dr. Tulsi R. Maharjan Friends of Nepal-NJ (FON-NJ) is a non-profit organization, created to promote and preserve the social and cultural heritage of Nepal and developContinue reading “Changing LIVES in Nepal”

Papa Jim to receive the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

If you wonder, “What can one person do?” think of Jim McGrady. Jim has a long history of using his chef skills to help communities. When he owned a restaurant in Ocean City, he frequently donated food to local shelters, rehabilitation programs, special needs kids and veterans’ groups.When he began working at Maggiano’s Little ItalyContinue reading “Papa Jim to receive the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Mr. Mahesh Advani to receive US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Mahesh Advani has been an altruistic force in Central New Jersey through his involvement in a many non-profit organizations’ programs and activities from raising funds to dedicating his time and talent for the last 20 years. He has been member of the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey for many years, an organization dedicatedContinue reading Mr. Mahesh Advani to receive US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

“Guests are like God”

By: Emily Fabiano, GAP – Nepal Humanitarian Mission and Cultural Exchange Volunteer 8,000 miles from home, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, missing my family and friends. I remember my first night in Nepal, I was staying in run-down, poorly insulated buildings, sleeping in several layers of clothes to stay warm.Continue reading ““Guests are like God””

Father Murphy to be Honored by President Joe Biden

Father Ed Murphy to be honored by the President of the United States of America as a recipient of the “President’s Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 30 years of dedicated community service. This award is the highest award in the land for volunteer services given by the President and government of the United States ofContinue reading “Father Murphy to be Honored by President Joe Biden”

Bringing smiles and happiness among orphans at the St. Xavier Social Service Center.

By Eezya Dangol Today on 11 February 2022, the Asha project- Nepal organized a lunch program at St Xavier’s Social Service Centre in the memory of our grandmother Usha Maharjan who loved helping the needy at all times. The Social Service Centre is a home to poor and handicapped children from various districts of Nepal.Continue reading “Bringing smiles and happiness among orphans at the St. Xavier Social Service Center.”

What is Rotary’s “Service Above Self” means to me?

As someone who went to Nepal twice, once in 2017 and again in 2019, I am struggling to write down my experience. I think the fact that this is going to be shared with others also makes it harder for me to share my perspective. It’s not because I had a bad experience or becauseContinue reading “What is Rotary’s “Service Above Self” means to me?”