During its recent meeting in Toms River, N.J., the board of directors of Shore Dreams For Kids elected Geralyn Monroe as president of the organization for a two-year term, The news was announced in a press release from the non-profit organization, which provides a day of powerboat rides, carnival fun and food for mentally and physically challenged children and adults and their families from around New Jersey and the Northeast every summer in June.
Shown here with the late Reese Lewis during the 2014 Shore Dreams For Kids Casino Night fundraiser, Monroe (right) is the new president of the organization. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.
“It’s awe-inspiring to be able to share something like the Shore Dreams for kids experience with those less fortunate,” said Monroe after the 2012 Shore Dreams event. “Some of these families can’t even afford a vacation, and what we offer them is an amazing day on the Jersey Shore packed with live entertainment, food, games, prizes, and, let’s not forget, thrill of a lifetime—a ride on a high-performance powerboat.”
Monroe has been a member of New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club since 2001. She became part of the group’s Planning Committee in 2008 and was inducted into club’s Hall of Fame in 2010 as its “Powerboater of the Year.” Among her many contributions to Shore Dreams For Kids has been serving as the primary organizer for its Casino Night fundraiser.
Monroe was recommended for her new position by outgoing Shore Dreams president Joe Nasso. Earlier this year, Nasso, who has been involved with the organization for 22 years, stepped down from his presidency—he served for two years—and longtime board member role to pursue political aspirations in Northern New Jersey.