Tag: Chester Rotary Club


This Week in Chester History…

The Chester Rotary Club presented a check for $100 to John Hoffman of the Chester First Aid Squad. Henry Gapinski, the club president, also gave a $316 check to Louis Bell of the West Morris Regional High School Student Council, and $100 to Leonard Smalley, Chester Fire Chief. The Rotary Club meeting where all the awards were handed out took place at the Chester House in 1961. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, the Chester Rotarians began an outreach effort to address the high number of fatalities on Morris County roads. Drunken driving, speed, and carelessness were cited as the primary factors involved. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, Chester Paul Apgar, an on-and-off again Chester Borough Council member since 1933, passed away at the age of 79. Born in Califon, Apgar lived most of his life in Chester, where he had his coal business for 20 years. He was a charter member of the Chester Rotary Club, the Chester Nurse’s Association, and the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association. He also was tax collector for the township and municipality before it was split to form the township and borough. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.