VOLUNTEER AWARDS OF THE YEAR

The Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019 will be presented to Rose Morgart

The presentation will be held on Monday, August 5th, at 6:00 PM.

Volunteer of the Year:

Rose Morgart - Rose Morgart and her husband, James A. Morgart, have been married for 46 years. They have two children and four grand-children. She's been a resident of East Brunswick, NJ for 43 years.

Her "career" as a volunteer began during her children's school years and has continued for many years.

She was appointed to the East Brunswick Human Relations Council and served on this township board for 13 years.

She served as the Transportation Coordinator for Interfaith Network of Care, Inc. in Milltown when Carol Troy was the Director. She was in charge of the circulation and mailing of the newsletter in later years.

Rose is the East Brunswick Republican Poll Worker Coordinator since 2003. She is responsible for the recruitment and placement of 80 Poll Workers to work the Primary and General Elections every year.

She became active in 4-H when her daughter, Allison, became a member of the Canter-Lopes Horse Club. Rose took on the role of adult treasurer of this club, overseeing and guiding the elected treasurers of this club. She became an Assistant Leader and continued in this capacity for the Reinbow Riders and Golden Spurs Horse Clubs. She is the treasurer of the Middlesex County 4-H Horse Project Advisory Council. She has been in 4-H for 27 years.

Marge Lake (who started the first horse club in Middlesex County and was in 4-H for 50+ years) was Chairperson of the 4-H Tricky Tray at the Middlesex County Fair and enlisted Rose to be her assistant.

Before Marge passed away in 2010, she asked Rose to become Chairperson of the 4-H Tricky Tray at Fair which became the 4-H Gift Raffle at Fair. In Honor and in Memory of Marge Lake, Rose has been Chairperson of this fundraiser since 2010, and continues to sit on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex County 4-H Leaders Association.

She would like to thank everyone involved for this award and humbly accepts it. She must also thank her husband, Jim, for his support of her volunteerism all these years.

Volunteer of the Year

Winners Since 1993

  • 1993 – Fair – Adelade Boyce
  • 1994 – Home Arts – Delores Helpa
  • 1995 – 4-H – Barton Ryan
  • 1996 – Home Arts – Barbara Jensen
  • 1997 – Fair – Fred Holsten
  • 1998 – 4-H Dave Earl, Sr.
  • 1999 – Home Arts – Erwin Hampson
  • 2000 – Fair – Mary Etsch
  • 2001 – 4-H – Marie & Al Davis
  • 2002 – Home Arts – Ciocan & Offenburger Families
  • 2003 – Fair – Jerry Pawlek
  • 2004 – 4-H – Howe Baker
  • 2005 – Home Arts – Stephanie & Ed Bartz
  • 2006 – Fair – Albert S. Evaskitis
  • 2007 – 4-H – Renee Narkiewicz
  • 2008 – Home Arts – Kathleen Donahue
  • 2009 – Fair – Helen Quackenbush
  • 2010 – 4-H – Marge Lake
  • 2011 – Home Arts – Sheila Angalet
  • 2012 – Fair – Alida Martin
  • 2013 – 4-H – Robert “Bob” Shields
  • 2014 – Home Arts – Rose Lubrano
  • 2015 – Fair – Caroline Etsch
  • 2016 – 4-H – Roger Bootier
  • 2017 - Home Arts - George Nehrbass
  • 2018 - Fair - Valerie C. Rabinskas
  • 2019 - 4-H - Rosemarie Morgart