2014 New Jersey Rotary Vocational Service Award Recipients
 
 
 
Margit P. Rahill
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Rotary Club of Jefferson Township 
 
Margit presently serves as president of one of the few rare book restoration businesses in our nation Turul Bookbindery. In her Rotary life she is a three-sapphire level Paul Harris Fellow, Past President and a 27-year member of the Jefferson Township Rotary Club.  She is also heavily involved in the District as a District Governor Nominee who will serve in 2016-17, as a Past Assistant Governor and Past District Secretary. Margit currently chairs the Walk for the World District fundraiser and has authored numerous worldwide matching grants. She is also heavily involved with the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 327.  Margit and her husband Michael have been married for over 40 years.  Her passions besides Rotary include family, grandchildren and her hobby – bowling.  She has bowled on the District bowling league for 16 years. 
 
 
 
Lois D. Horowitz, CPM
 
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Rotary Club of Paramus
The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center would not exist were it not for the efforts and dedication of Lois Horowitz. Lois was the founder of the Foundation for the then Bergen Pines Hospital. She served as the Foundation's Executive Director, in addition to her duties as the Hospital's Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Services.  A graduate of Parsons School of Design and Rutgers University CPM program,  Lois was able to use her creativity and management skills in many ways. From 1974-76 she recruited 5,000 volunteers and raised the funds to save the Garretson Forge and Farm Restoration in Fair Lawn, now a historic site and museum.  She served on the Cultural Commission for Bergen County and was the first and only Assistant Director of Cultural and Historical Affairs for Bergen County.  In Rotary, Lois has served for many years as an Assistant Governor and as a chair for the Friendship Exchange. 
 
 
 
Thomas McGillick 
 
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Rotary Club of Forked River
 
Thomas C. McGillick has been a Doctor of Chiropractic for 26 years, and for 25 years a member of the Rotary Club of Forked River. He has served in virtually every elected and appointed position and even today, his club members use words like "highly committed," "engaged," "always volunteering," and "an excellent mentor and role model" when describing him. In June 2014, the Forked River club awarded Tom their "Rotarian of the Decade" award. As a chiropractic doctor, Tom demonstrates a positive and ethical approach to both his patients and his employees. He has overseen the employment, training, and career development of more than 50 employees, always the first to encourage them to seek further education to advance their careers and maintain cutting-edge skills and best practices. Tom's commitment to vocational excellence is exemplified by his presidency of the Monmouth and Ocean County Chiropractic Society and active membership in the state chiropractic society. Tom was the first Assistant Instructor on Chiropractic at Ocean County College, and is an active member of Mandorla, a Christian outreach group to assist community needs.
 
 
 
Joseph Clarence Horner
 
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Rotary Club of Hillsborough 
 
Joseph Clarence Horner managed and operated the first automotive diagnostic center in Somerset County.  In 1970 Joe took a position with one of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in Central New Jerssy and advanced from shop foreman to service director winning many awards for service supremacy and outstanding service to others. In the early '70's Joe got very interested in the recycling and waste industry.  He formed his company  Active Disposal Service. His expertise in the solid waste and recycling did not go unnoticed as the 1980's brought yet another high honor and testimony to his character when then Governor Tom Kean appointed Joe to be an advisor on the solid waste council. He has served as the Hillsborough Rotary Club President for 2006-2007, District 7510 Asst. District Governor from 2009-2014, Asst. District Membership & Extension/Committee Leadership 2011-2012. He is currently the Club Service Committee Director for District 7510.  
 
 
 
Rev. David L.Bailey, Sr.
 
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Rotary Club of Salem
 
Dave Bailey founded Ranch Hope, a home for troubled youth, in 1964. For more than 50 years, Ranch Hope has helped young people and their families from throughout New Jersey and the region. In 2005, Salem Community College honored him with its Community Service Awards.  His most recent honors include: 2006 Community Spirit Lifetime Achievement Award for Salem County and the 1007 Peter M. Cicchino Lifetime Achievement Award given by the New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth and Families. Rev. Bailey is still active as a speaker in churches and also programs for the Ranch.  He has authored three books: Hope for Dead End Kids: The Story of Ranch, Potholes Along Memory Lane: A humorous look at Days  Gone By and his latest book released in 2013: The Book of Hope. He is also the Founder and Editor of the newspaper, Salt and Light in the News. He previously served as President of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce and the Alloway Ruritan Club.  He served on the Board of Directors for Salem Rotary -- twice as President and Vice President, and now serves on the Board of Pensville National Bank. He is Vice-President of the Penns Gove/Carneys Point Historical Society, past-President of South Jersey Methodist Camp Meeting Association (South Seaville, NJ).