Oceanport NJ Remembers
In every flower garden there is always one flower that everyone admires and would like to take home with them. Felix Foggia is remembered not only for the flowers that he supplied to others, But for the love and dedication he put into every flower he grew.
Felix was the flower that was always admired, And will be remembered for the friendship and compassion he gave to everyone he knew.
Jim was a devoted member of the Oceanport Lion ‘s Club for 59 years. The Oceanport Lion’s are proud to have known him and are grateful for all his hard work in the community. As a resident of Oceanport, the quality of life that you and your family enjoy is a result in part of the many hours of time and treasure that Jim and others like him have devoted to help make Oceanport the unique and special community that we all treasure.
It’s no secret…CLEM SOMMERS HAS DONATED A LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY, COUNTY, COMMUNITY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HIS FAMILY.
And this year… Oceanport Honors Clem Sommers
Clem Sommers was generous enough to donate his lifetime to bettering a community and is a role model for future generations. Clem served as instructor and treasurer of the First Aid Squad and was recognized in 1973 as first aider of the year. He joined the Hook & ladder where he served as 2nd Lieutenant, Captain, and President of the Hook. Clem then served as 1st assistant and Chief of the Oceanport Fire Department. For over 50 years he has served as Treasurer of the Oceanport Fireman’s Relief Association. There was a period of time where Clem belonged to the Oceanport Lions’ Club as well…
Lions Clubs International is one of the world's largest service club organizations. Its 1.4 million members, 47,000 local clubs globally, which Oceanport Lion’s Club is one of, are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the disabled, the poor, the sick, and the aged. The motto of Lions Clubs International is “WE SERVE,” and Lions live this motto with enthusiasm.
For many years our annual scholarship has been made available to a high school student who resides in Oceanport or is the son, daughter, or grandchild of an Oceanport Lion member in good standing and planning to further their education by attending a college or university. Our application has prioritized academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, school activities, community service, and a TYPEWRITTEN essay of 500 words or less.
In 2022, you will see some changes to our application criteria that will further prioritize service and activities and allow for the inclusion of family responsibilities as a consideration of community service or activities a student is involved in. Our application will still collect all the information it always has, but with a different approach to evaluation and weighting. The application will also be open to students furthering their education through alternatives such as trade or vocational schools.
Our goal is to make this scholarship opportunity more inclusive and consider more students who could benefit from our $1000 grant, which may not have considered applying. Service is our priority and is demonstrated in many ways by young adults, and we want to evaluate more of them!
Applications may be obtained from your Guidance Counselor or downloaded at Oceanport Lions Club Scholarship Application.
For additional information, please get in touch with your high school scholarship counselor first, or you may contact Mark Barreca, Lions Club Scholarship Committee Chair, at (201) 563-2948 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our club is excited to see this year’s candidates!