We all know how dramatically communications technology has changed in recent years… What about here, in Berkeley Heights? How are we taking advantage of these changes?

At our meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd, we’ll be joined by our town’s “communications backbone,” Nick Schiavo.  Nick is Chair of the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee. He’ll take us through the committee’s initiatives with the government, our high school’s TV studio, local businesses and community organizations, and how this committee of all volunteers is moving forward to highlight our town’s increasingly numerous activities and events. In brief, this committee has been adapting to these changes to bring clear, crisp, and timely messages to our town’s residents and key stakeholders. 

The Communications Committee is now at a pivot point and is developing a strategy for the future, which Nick will takes us through, and seek our input.

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Professionally, Nick is a CPA; he’s employed by a private foundation, so he knows the in’s and out’s of initiatives like this and has been tenacious in sticking with it to achieve success! (Nick’s also a tenacious racquetball player, and always brings his “A” game to the court. In the same way, he’s always brought his “A” game to township communications for nearly a decade!)

The Berkeley Heights Rotary Club is a great group of local business-people and professionals. We're here to make positive improvements in our community. We get together every two weeks for a friendly lunch and to decide what we'll tackle next. Meetings are open to anyone who'd like to roll up their sleeves for our township and its people. We support youth groups, seniors, students, and community-servers like our rescue squad, firefighters, and peace officers, plus educators, librarians, food banks, the homeless, and citizens at large. We're non-political, non-sectarian, and open to all.

Our meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at The Chimney Rock Inn, 342 Valley Road, Gillette, from 12 Noon to 1:30 sharp! (Prix Fixe lunch is $20 cash or check). During the weeks in-between our lunch meetings, we gather to go have some fun (like painting classes, bowling, touring local businesses, and so on) or to help others less fortunate than ourselves (like residents of the V.A. Hospital in Lyons, our local Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, the Hillside Food Bank, and the world-wide "Stamp Out Hunger" initiative).