Hello community members and fellow Rotarians!
GivingTuesday is only a few weeks away, and we would like to invite you to keep our Club in mind this holiday season! Check out our GivingTuesday page today to see how you can help support the Watchung Warren Rotary Club.
Bob and Rose Aznar at the 50th Anniversary of the Watchung Warren Rotary
The Watchung Warren Rotary Club has been blessed with a plethora of influential, innovative, and dedicated volunteers over the years, but few have put forth the time, effort, and passion that Bob Aznar has since the founding of the Watchung Warren Rotary in 1961. As our secretary for over nearly four combined decades, Bob has served his community and fellow Rotarians at an aspirational level for decades, and we want to express our sincere gratitude for the years of service and countless lives he has influenced over his time as a member.
Bob moved to Watchung from Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1959 when he and his business partner opened their original community pharmacy near the Watchung Circle. Eager to immerse himself in this new area, meet new people, and give back to his new community, Bob began looking for ways that he could both help the town grow, as well as grow along with it.
Inspired by the Plainfield Rotary, Bob helped found the then-provisional Watchung Rotary Club as an original charter member on November 10, 1961. Ten years later, the club would go on to incorporate Warren Township, and thus become the Watchung Warren Rotary Club. For Bob, what began as a simple desire to serve his new community evolved into a sixty-year commitment to making a difference through Rotary, both internationally and in his own backyard.
As secretary, Bob has served as the backbone of the Watchung Warren Rotary Club for decades. He has been diligently collecting dues, recording meeting minutes, and acting as club liaison to Rotary International for nearly 40 combined years. Even after officially retiring as a pharmacist in 1999, Bob has continued to keep his commitment to the Club. He is currently 17 years in to his second term as secretary after serving in the position uninterrupted from 1966 to 1987.
Over the years, few Rotarians have done such a phenomenal job of living the guiding principals of Rotary as Bob has. From serving his community through his profession, to building peace and goodwill through service, Bob has not only helped grow his community and this club, but has notably helped shape the Watchung Warren area into a beautiful place to live. Thank you, Bob! We cannot express our gratitude for your efforts enough!
If you would like to have the opportunity to meet Bob of any of our other wonderful members, please feel welcome to attend a Club meeting!
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