ROTARY MEGA RAFFLE - Proceeds benefit Rotary Roselle-Roselle Park STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Programs -
PRIZES: With full participation of all the 80 clubs in District 7475, the top winner could win $45,000. PLUS, 30 2nd place prizes up to $500 and 60 3rd place prizes of up to $250 will be awarded. Only 7,500 tickets will be issued, so the odds are much better than the lottery. Even though last year’s raffle was disrupted by Covid-19, over $33,000 in prizes were awarded. Ben Costa of Nutley Rotary won the first prize of $19,890. Go to for more info about our club and this raffle.

Courtney Washington, a resident of Roselle and President Elect of the club heads a scholarship committee including James Campora of Roselle Park and Julie Pinho, co-owner of Pinho’s Bakery in Roselle.  In light of covid-19, Ms. Washington developed an electronic scholarship application and submission process to keep the annual scholarship program going this year.  

In the upcoming months, we will be awarding three $1,000 college scholarships, just as we have done for the past 40 years or more.  Last year we actually awarded $4,000 in scholarships since we had the money and there definitely was a need due to Covid-19.  This year, we expect the need to be even greater.  Therefore, the sole purpose of this raffle for our club is to help fund our scholarship program.  For every ticket sold by a club member, $9.75 accrues to Rotary Roselle-Roselle Park Scholarship Foundation.  The rest goes to prizes ($10) and a small administrative fee of 25 cents 

As you know, we provide many other community services including our Students of the Month Program, financial support for Boy Scouts in Roselle Park and Girl Scout Camp Letico in Roselle, funding tuition for students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Institute at Drew University and conducting our annual Winter Sock Collect Drive for the homeless.  In this year of Covid-19 we provided over 14,000 meals to various community organizations in Roselle and Elizabeth through a matching grant from Rotary International.  And, we will do much more.