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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads

Upcoming Events:


Oct 7 - Virginia Beach CONNEX

Oct 14 - Business Academy at Kempsville HS

Oct 21 - Current & upcoming events at the Chrysler Museum

Oct 28 - The New USO


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.


to Benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia


The 4th Annual Road Rallye to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia is coming to a road near you!  Save the date for Saturday, October 15, 2016.  The event will start at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach and will end at Lendy’s Café at 1581 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach.


This is a scavenger hunt style rallye and the route will wind through Virginia Beach, with a great reception at the end-point.  All vehicles are welcome and we expect to have awards for several classes of vehicles.


At the Finish Party there will also be a Wine Raffle and Silent Auction.  An Inflatable Kayak has been donated for the Silent Auction - a $300 value.


Registration is open!


Entry fee of $50 will provide food and one beverage for two, plus, fun and awards.  Additional fee for others.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


If you would like more information on the Road Rallye please contact Barry Kimbrough at brkimbrough@gmail.com or 757-635-6111.  


See pictures from previous years


A short video of the event




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




The 2016-2017 Installation Banquet took place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 and the 2016-2017 Officers and Directors were installed by DG-Elect John Padgett.  


Video of the evening


Awards & honors were also presented:

  • Trish Heyl and Mary Greer Landon—Rotarians of the Year
  • Jim Jones—4 Way Test Award
  • Mary Greer Landon—Four Avenue of Service Award
  • Paul Peter & Ken Scott—Recognition as Rotary Foundation Major Donors.
  • Joe & Ann Mulkerrin - Club members donated over $1000 to the Polio Plus fund in honor of Joe & Ann

 Photos from the evening can be found here.




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 two 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.  The Gates Foundation has pledged to match Rotary contribution 2 to 1, so every dollar donated becomes three!  


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




Saturday, May 7 was is the annual Putt Putt tournament and Lunch at Tautogs to benefit local educators.  See the Putt Putt Page for details.  Awards were given to teachers/educators at four local schools.



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 May 2, 2016.  


On April 13, we answered phones at WHRO, the local PBS station, helping record $12,000 in pledges. And on Aprl 23, we will partner with the Chesapeake Rotary Club for "Paint Your Heart Out". To finish out the month, on April 30, 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 afternoon of April 30, we will have a tailgate party at the Miliatary Aviation Museum in Pungo. More information to come.




The Bowl-a-thon for local children's charities and the Rotary Foundation was a great success!  Thank you to all of the "super heroes" that came out to make it a fun afternoon.  A total of $27,000 will be distributed to the Rotary Foundation and the local charities listed below.  Thank you to everyone that made this event possible!


Bowlathon 2016 benefits the following:


  • Mercy Medical Angels
  • Edmarc
  • Lee’s Friends
  • St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
  • David Mulvey Memorial STAR Program
  • Norfolk School’s Literacy Project
  • Kempsville HS Leadership Program
  • Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program
  • Landstown High School Governor’s STEM Academy Program
  • Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Board of Directors’ Emergency Response
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Donor Advised Club




The Club handed out dictionaries 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.


Paint Your Heart Out


In conjunction with the Chesapeake Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads assisted with helping a resident that needed help.  Members spent the day powerwashing and painting the house and renewing the yard and landscaping. The biggest challenge was the number of gum balls from the Sweet Gum trees.  A total of 45 bags of gum balls were collected!





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 2016-2017:

Rotary Serving Humanity

John Germ - President, Rotary International
Diane Hagemann- District Governor, District 7600
Mary Landon- President, Rotary Club of Hampton Roads
Stacy Nixon- President-Elect, Rotary Club of Hampton Roads