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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads


Upcoming Events:

 

March 17 Top Golf Presentation

March 24 “What is Mead”

March 26 TOP GOLF EVENT

March 31 Rosemont Elementary Readers

April 10 Foodbank 5:30PM

April 26 RCHR Spring Fest – Bier Garden, Portsmouth

May 20 PUTT PUTT for Teachers

 

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

 

Top Golf  -- March 26, 5PM. Click Here to Register

 

The most fun you will have while also giving back to your community is here!  The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads invites you to join us in serving humanity at our first Topgolf outing.

 

We are pleased to support the following local charities this year:

  • 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

In addition, the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads* is proud to provide annual support to local schools serving our youth:

  • Landstown High School STEM Academy
  • Kempsville High School Leadership Academy
  • Norfolk Public Schools Literacy Project
  • David Mulvey Memorial Star Reading Program

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.

 

https://www.facebook.com/wasserhundbrewing/


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

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 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

 

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. 

 

4th ANNUAL ROAD RALLYE

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.

  

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

 

 

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 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