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Mar 2021

A Message from Councilwoman Sophia Gingrich - March 2021

March birthstone symbol is – Aquamarine,  This is the traditional birthstone  for those born in March, a symbol of youth, health and hope.  March has a second birthstone, the Bloodstone this ancient stone was believed to have healing powers — especially for blood disorders.   March is considered the beginning of Spring. 
The birth flower for March is  the Daffodil,  it is synonymous with Spring as it is the epitome of rebirth and new beginnings. When we see the Daffodil, we know the nice weather is just around the corner.  
Spring, Rebirth, Domestic Happiness, Respect, Regard and Friendship.
  • March 14th, Daylight savings time when we Spring forward and put the clock ahead one hour, giving us a longer day of sunlight.
  • March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on  this day,  recognizing the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
  • March 19th  St. Joseph’s Day, the Feast of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • On March 20th, the first day of Spring in 2017   It is also called the spring equinox.
  • March 27th, First day of  Passover.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

Just a reminder, if you would like to discard old medicines and our Ocean County presently has prescription/medicine drop-off boxes for County residents to use to dispose of their unused or expired prescriptions.  These drop-off boxes are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Please contact the Ocean County Health Department with any questions.  Phone - 732-341-9700
Locations are: 
Berkeley Township Police Department
631 Pinewald-Keswick Rd., Bayville
Toms River Police Department 
Oak Avenue entrance of the Police Department.
• Web site: -Berkeley Township local website has Mayor Amato, updating the website with local news and business events.  
• website: -Berkeley Recreational Center, located 630 RT 9 in Bayville. This Division of Recreation post all the special social events that are happening here in Berkeley Township, they include our special events, concerts, golfing, adult and children programs.  
If you need to speak to me, please call me, I am here to assist you.  You can leave me a message calling: phone 732-244-7400 ext.1205, or 

The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Friday, March, 26th • 9:30am–11am 
HCB Parking Lot  by Clubhouse 2 
631 Jamaica Blvd
Registration forms are available in the office
Our Monmouth/Ocean county food bank now called Fulfill Food Pantry, will be here each month on the 4th Friday of the month.  We will distribute boxes of food at the  Food Banks appointed day, until the pandemic is lifted. 
If you need assistance or know of another person needing assistance please contact me.  I am here to help.  The registration form that has been made available will no longer be needed.  
We will resume our previous program when the pandemic is lifted.
If you need food just come on the date scheduled.  
As I mentioned in previous Clubhouse Bulletin’s, it has been brought to my attention that living here in our community, are residents that are “shut-ins.”   A “shut-in” is someone that can’t drive, has difficulty walking or getting around.  Please contact me, and I will make contact with this person and make arrangements to get them the help they need. 


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