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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads

Upcoming Events:


June 24 - Adopt-a-Highway

June 24 - Installation Banquet

June 30 - State of ODU Athletics

July 7 - Club Assembly 

July 14 - Virginia Wesleyan Softball—2017 Division III Champs


More programs - See the Club Calendar


Rotary District 7600 Website




Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Channel 



 Rotary Club of Hampton Roads


Fireside Chat for New Members


Below are links to the latest Fireside Chat videos


Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3


Are you Rotarian of the Week?  Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test is easy.  Do you have your non-denominational Invocation?  Here is a link to "The New Rotary Grace Book" courtesy of District 6450.

Current Events


The Installation & Awards Banquet was held on June 24, 2017.  The new officers and directors were installed and several awards were presented.


CeeCee Tucker - Rotarian of the Year
Charlie Firestone - Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation
Ryan Reyes - Exemplary Service Above Self
Kristi Hunter - Commitment to Children’s Literacy


The 2017 Putt Putt and Lunch at Tautogs was a huge success.

Thanks to all of our sponsors, members and guests that particpated.  We were able to award addtional awards this year to our Interact sponsors at Kempsville and Landstown High Schools in addition to the elementary schools listed below.

  • Rosemont Elementary School, Virginia Beach
  • Ingleside Elementary School, Norfolk
  • Sherwood Forest Elementary School, Norfolk

With special THANKS to our HOSTS

Jungle Golf: Preston Midgett & Rachel Adams
Tautogs: Bill Gambrell, Allison, and Staff


Thank you Wasserhund Brewing Company for supporting the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads as the January Charity of the Month.  They donated $3,181 to RCHR, which we will combine with the Bowl-A-thon and Top Golf proceeds and support the charities listed below.



2017 Annual Bowlathon -- took place on Saturday, January 28 and so far we have raised approximately $25,000.  


2017 Bowlathon Benefactors:

  • Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council
  • Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
  • Lee’s Friends
  • St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
  • Virginia Veteran and Family Support


If you aren't familar with Rotary International and local Rotary Clubs, you may wonder what we're all about and what happens at the weekly meetings.  Take a few minutes to read the information below and check out of a few links in the menu on the left and you will have a good idea of what the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads is all about. If you want to know what we do each week, go to our YouTube Channel using the link to the right and watch some of our videos.  We broadcast our featured speakers live and post the video for those that were unable to attend.  


Another great way to see what we do is to read the weekly bulletin.  This can also be found in the left menu.  




The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads has been busy and the Spring is always a time to get outside for more Service Above Self.  In March the Club helped out at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore by sorting over 2,500 pounds of food, getting it ready for distribution.  The next opportunity to volunteer at the Foodbank is April 10, 2017.  


The week of April 1-April 7, 2017, we will answer phones at WHRO, the local PBS station, helping to record pledges. And in May, we begin the "season" of Adopt-a-Highway, and help make our community a little bit cleaner.  We adopted the section of Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach between Newtown Road and Witchduck Road and have been walking the streets once a month for more than 12 years.  


But, we also know how to have fun. The evening of April 26, we will have a FRÜHLINGSFEST at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth.  


Past Events




The Club handed out dictionaries  and a children's book to over 400 Third Graders in the following Norfolk Elementary Schools: Fairlawn Elementary School, Campostella Elementary School, Ingleside Elementary School and Sherwood Forest Elementary School. 



to Benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia


The 4th Annual Road Rallye to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia was a great success.  We presented a check to the Foodbank at the Mayflower Marathon.




Tom Williams, RI Foundation Chair, prepared a slideshow on the Rotary Foundation that is very informative.




The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International and Rotarians world-wide are committed to eradicating Polio from the world.  With our partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we are almost there.  With only three countries left in the world with endemic polio, this is where the effort must keep going so we don't get complacent and slip backwards. As of June, 2017, there have only been five (5) cases of polio in 2017! The Gates Foundation has pledged to match Rotary contribution 2 to 1, for a total of $300 Million, so every dollar donated will make a huge impact on this effort


To make it easier to contribute, we have set up the link below that will allow you to use a credit card or PayPal.  For more information visit the website http://www.endpolio.org/.


Make contributions to Polio Plus



Polio Banner 




Did You Know....


November 28, 1915 the Hampton Roads Rotary Club was formed. 

In October of 1916 the club changed it's name to the Rotary Club of Newport News



February 22, 1980 the Rotary Club of Tidewater was chartered.

In 1986, by club election, the club changed it's name to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads.



Rotary Theme 2016-2017

 Rotary Theme 2017-2018:

Rotary: Making a Difference

Ian H.S. Riseley - President, Rotary International
John Padgett - District Governor, District 7600
Stacy Nixon - President, Rotary Club of Hampton Roads
Camile Berry - President-Elect, Rotary Club of Hampton Roads





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