Netcong resident Joe Nametko was named Skylands Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year at the Club’s officer installation in July.
Nametko, who is the Mayor of Netcong, was presented the award by outgoing Club President Ann Marie Milelli for his contributions to the Netcong Emergency Food Pantry.
“Receiving the Rotarian of The Year Award is a great honor to be recognized by my club and my fellow club members,” said Nametko. “Before becoming a Rotarian, other than my immediate family, I never gave much thought to putting others before myself. Since joining Rotary, I was given the opportunity to help many people by giving to the Rotary Foundation, feeding the hungry and helping with other club activities. I’ve found helping others is very rewarding. Being named the Rotarian of the Year is the icing on my cake.”
A Paul Harris Fellow, Nametko joined the Skylands Rotary Club in 2017.
At the same night, Rotary International District Governor Shelby Rhodes, who is also a member of the Skylands Rotary Club, installed the 2021-22 Club Officers.They are:
President:                   Kimberly Arbolino of Mt Arlington
Vice President:           Robert Hathaway of Netcong
Secretary:                   Christine Foti of Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
Treasurer:                   Stephanie Kingsbury of Hackettstown
Sgt-at-arms:                Bernadette Dalesandro of Netcong
Immediate Past
   President:                 Ann Marie Milelli
“I’m honored to be standing here with all these amazing women!” Hathaway, who is owner of Mountain Landscaping and a Netcong Borough Council member. “I know we are going to do great things together!”
The officers’ term is July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
About The Skylands Rotary Club:
The Rotary Club of The Skylands, founded in 1947, is a local chapter of Rotary International serving Byram Township and Stanhope Borough in Sussex County and Netcong Borough and Mt Olive Township in Morris County. Our Club members - called Rotarians - work, live and play by the Rotary motto "Service Above Self". Our Club’s focus is to support families and children in your community with a budgeted charitable impact in excess of $17,000 per year. Visit the Club online at for more information.