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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads website. 


Upcoming Events:

 

Aug 19 - The Face of Homelessness

Aug 26 - RI Director Mulkerrin

 

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.


4th ANNUAL ROAD RALLYE

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.

 

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

 

ROTARY FOUNDATION

 

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

 

INSTALLATION BANQUET

 

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.

 

 

End Polio Now

 

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

 

 


PUTT PUTT AND LUNCH FOR EDUCATORS

 

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.

  

WHAT WE DO EACH WEEK


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.

 

ROTARY IN ACTION

 

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.

 

BOWLATHON 2016

 

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!

 

More Information: contact Mary Landon at landonmary94@gmail.com or at (757) 560-6452.

 

 

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

 

Dictionary Distribution

 

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.


 

 

Rotary's Effort to end Polio - PolioPlus

 

The Club set a goal of raising $2,000 toward PolioPlus by the end of July and we beat that goal!  A combination of coin, cash and checks, we raised $2,206.31, and when matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, totals $6,618.93.

 

As of August 11, 2015, Africa has been polio free for one year!  But the work doesn't end there. Africa will not be certified polio free until 2017 and there is still work for the done in Pakistan and Afganistan.  

 Polio Banner

 

Rotary Theme for 2014-2015

Rotary International 2016-2017 Theme


Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads.  We invite you to take a look around our site and find out more about our Club and about Rotary.

 

 

Yours in Rotary,


Mary Greer Landon

President 2016-2017

Rotary Club of Hampton Roads, Virginia

  

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!

 

   

 


 

 

 

 

  


 

 

Rotary By The Numbers

 

Rotary International (November, 2015)

 

Membership

1,2225,827 Rotarians

35,015 Rotary Clubs

200+ countries and geographic areas

Rotary clubs are located on all seven continents

Interact Clubs (14-18 years)

429,203 members

18,661 clubs

133 countries and geographical regions

Rotaract Clubs (18-30 years)

194,028 members

8,436 clubs

165 countries and geographical regions

Rotary Community Corps

197,869 corps members

8,603 corps

78 countries and geographical regions (estimated)

 

 

Rotary Foundation

  2012-13 Cumulative
     
Contributions $239.6 million $3.2 billion
Annual Programs Fund $115.1 million $2.0 billion
Endowment Fund $20.4 million $231.4 million
PolioPlus Fund $98.2 million $974.7 million
Other $5.9 million $51.4 million
     
Program Spending $176.5 Million since 1947: $3.0 billion
     
Arch C. Klumph Society                     66                                     453
Major Donors                1,985                                18,359
Bequest Society                   566                                  10,035
Benefactors                2,824                                90,219
New Paul Harris Fellows              54,595                            1.4 million

 

 

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