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Maplewood Rotary Club Presented “Citizenship Award” to Fred and Susan Profeta at Annual “Affair of the Heart” Gala

April 13, 2014 at 7:22 AM

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Rotary Club presented the 2014 Citizenship Award to Susan and Fred Profeta during their 17th Annual “Affair of the Heart” Gala held at the Maplewood Country Club on April 4.

The Club was "proud to honor Susan and Fred, longtime Maplewood residents, who truly embody and live by the Rotary motto of 'Service above Self'.  The Profetas are a continuing source of inspiration for others to get involved and make a difference in our communities," said a Club release.

Fred Profeta, a 45 year resident of Maplewood, served nine years on the Township Committee and was the Mayor from 2004 to 2007.  He served on the Planning Board, as first President of the Maplewood Village Alliance, the first chairperson of the Community Coalition on Race, the first President of the Columbia High School Alumni Association as well as the first Chairperson of the YouthNet.  Along with his wife, Susan, they were instrumental in many “Green” projects in Maplewood such as Green Day and the Maplewood Green Team.

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Dr. Susan Profeta served as President of the Jefferson PTA, was Co-Founder of the Consumer Action committee and contributed to the first recycling program in Maplewood.  She is currently serving on the Schools Committee of the Community Coalition on Race and is a cellist in the Two Towns in Harmony orchestra.

Katherine and Tim, their son and daughter, introduced their parents for the award with amusing anecdotes of “life growing up as a Profeta kid”and presented them with the Maplewood Rotary Award plaque.

This magical evening was another successful fund raiser for the local Rotarians, allowing them to continue the amazing work of their Giving of Life programs which help save children’s lives all around the world.  Whether it is a Gift of Life medical mission to Siberia to perform children’s heart surgeries, vaccinating youngsters in Afghanistan against the polio virus, or providing much needed equipment at a hospital unit such as the NICU at Saint Barnabas, the Maplewood Rotary Club is there and ready to act.  The club members note, “What greater gift can there be, than to save the life of a child?”

The Maplewood Rotary Club would like to say “Thank you” to all those who attended and all those who contributed to the live and silent auctions.  We could not continue to do our life-saving work without the support of our wonderful community.

If you would like to contribute to this year’s program, the Maplewood Rotary Club is still accepting cash gifts that can be mailed to P.O. Box 1099, Maplewood, NJ 07040.  If you are interested in learning more about their programs please contact Rick Porter at or Steve Gussen at

The Maplewood Rotary Club is recognized as a federal tax-exempt organization under 501 (c) 4 of the I.R.S. Code.


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