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Community Educator John Frank Honored

TAP into Newton Staff/Bob Shankman

Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 4:24pm

NEWTON, NJ - The Newton NJ Rotary Club recently honored John Frank at its Annual Golf Outing to benefit Newton Medical Center. The ceremony was held on September 10 at the Newton County Club. 

Frank grew up in Allentown, PA and migrated to Newton in 1961. He began teaching English at Newton High School that same year.

He met his wife Valerie in 1962 and they married in 1964. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and six grandchildren.

In his tenure at Newton High School, Frank  served as a teacher of English for seven years, coached basketball for eight years and was an assistant superintendent for seven years. He  assumed the principalship of Newton High School in 1975, retiring in 1996.  Upon his retirement, he served as an adjunct professor of literature and writing for five years at Sussex County Community College.

During his tenure in Newton, Frank  served on many Boards and organizations including:  

·       The Sussex County Association of Retarded Children

·       The Newton Housing Authority

·       United Way of Sussex County

·       United Way Scholar Athlete program

·       The Sussex County Mental Health Board

·       District 7470 of Rotary International

·       The Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee

·       The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

 

He was named Senior Citizen of the Year by the town of Newton in 2009.

He is a charter member of the Newton Public School’s Hall of Fame, a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of various scholarship selection committees, and a recipient of the Dale Reinhardt Excellence in Education Award.

John Frank  was inducted into Newton Rotary in 1968 and subsequently served 27 years as Secretary of the Club, retiring from the position this past June.

Newton Rotary has been in the community since 1923 and holds weekly luncheons and programs on Wednesdays. Meetings are held at The Lafayette House at 12:15. Current membership is over 100 and includes a wide cross section of men and women.




Community Educator John Frank Honored

TAP into Newton Staff/Bob Shankman

Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 4:24pm

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NEWTON, NJ - The Newton NJ Rotary Club recently honored John Frank at its Annual Golf Outing to benefit Newton Medical Center. The ceremony was held on September 10 at the Newton County Club. 

Frank grew up in Allentown, PA and migrated to Newton in 1961. He began teaching English at Newton High School that same year.

He met his wife Valerie in 1962 and they married in 1964. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and six grandchildren.

In his tenure at Newton High School, Frank  served as a teacher of English for seven years, coached basketball for eight years and was an assistant superintendent for seven years. He  assumed the principalship of Newton High School in 1975, retiring in 1996.  Upon his retirement, he served as an adjunct professor of literature and writing for five years at Sussex County Community College.

During his tenure in Newton, Frank  served on many Boards and organizations including:  

·       The Sussex County Association of Retarded Children

·       The Newton Housing Authority

·       United Way of Sussex County

·       United Way Scholar Athlete program

·       The Sussex County Mental Health Board

·       District 7470 of Rotary International

·       The Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee

·       The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

 

He was named Senior Citizen of the Year by the town of Newton in 2009.

He is a charter member of the Newton Public School’s Hall of Fame, a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of various scholarship selection committees, and a recipient of the Dale Reinhardt Excellence in Education Award.

John Frank  was inducted into Newton Rotary in 1968 and subsequently served 27 years as Secretary of the Club, retiring from the position this past June.

Newton Rotary has been in the community since 1923 and holds weekly luncheons and programs on Wednesdays. Meetings are held at The Lafayette House at 12:15. Current membership is over 100 and includes a wide cross section of men and women.

Community Educator John Frank Honored

TAP into Newton Staff/Bob Shankman

Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 4:24pm

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NEWTON, NJ - The Newton NJ Rotary Club recently honored John Frank at its Annual Golf Outing to benefit Newton Medical Center. The ceremony was held on September 10 at the Newton County Club. 

Frank grew up in Allentown, PA and migrated to Newton in 1961. He began teaching English at Newton High School that same year.

He met his wife Valerie in 1962 and they married in 1964. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and six grandchildren.

In his tenure at Newton High School, Frank  served as a teacher of English for seven years, coached basketball for eight years and was an assistant superintendent for seven years. He  assumed the principalship of Newton High School in 1975, retiring in 1996.  Upon his retirement, he served as an adjunct professor of literature and writing for five years at Sussex County Community College.

During his tenure in Newton, Frank  served on many Boards and organizations including:  

·       The Sussex County Association of Retarded Children

·       The Newton Housing Authority

·       United Way of Sussex County

·       United Way Scholar Athlete program

·       The Sussex County Mental Health Board

·       District 7470 of Rotary International

·       The Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee

·       The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

 

He was named Senior Citizen of the Year by the town of Newton in 2009.

He is a charter member of the Newton Public School’s Hall of Fame, a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of various scholarship selection committees, and a recipient of the Dale Reinhardt Excellence in Education Award.

John Frank  was inducted into Newton Rotary in 1968 and subsequently served 27 years as Secretary of the Club, retiring from the position this past June.

Newton Rotary has been in the community since 1923 and holds weekly luncheons and programs on Wednesdays. Meetings are held at The Lafayette House at 12:15. Current membership is over 100 and includes a wide cross section of men and women.

Community Educator John Frank Honored

TAP into Newton Staff/Bob Shankman

Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 4:24pm

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NEWTON, NJ - The Newton NJ Rotary Club recently honored John Frank at its Annual Golf Outing to benefit Newton Medical Center. The ceremony was held on September 10 at the Newton County Club. 

Frank grew up in Allentown, PA and migrated to Newton in 1961. He began teaching English at Newton High School that same year.

He met his wife Valerie in 1962 and they married in 1964. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and six grandchildren.

In his tenure at Newton High School, Frank  served as a teacher of English for seven years, coached basketball for eight years and was an assistant superintendent for seven years. He  assumed the principalship of Newton High School in 1975, retiring in 1996.  Upon his retirement, he served as an adjunct professor of literature and writing for five years at Sussex County Community College.

During his tenure in Newton, Frank  served on many Boards and organizations including:  

·       The Sussex County Association of Retarded Children

·       The Newton Housing Authority

·       United Way of Sussex County

·       United Way Scholar Athlete program

·       The Sussex County Mental Health Board

·       District 7470 of Rotary International

·       The Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee

·       The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

 

He was named Senior Citizen of the Year by the town of Newton in 2009.

He is a charter member of the Newton Public School’s Hall of Fame, a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of various scholarship selection committees, and a recipient of the Dale Reinhardt Excellence in Education Award.

John Frank  was inducted into Newton Rotary in 1968 and subsequently served 27 years as Secretary of the Club, retiring from the position this past June.

Newton Rotary has been in the community since 1923 and holds weekly luncheons and programs on Wednesdays. Meetings are held at The Lafayette House at 12:15. Current membership is over 100 and includes a wide cross section of men and women.