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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads


Upcoming Events:

 

Feb 17 - Marijuana: Pros and Cons

Feb 24 - Green Run Collegiate- A charter school

March 3 - OFF SITE meeting 

 

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

 

Dictionary/Literacy Pack Distribution

Campostella STEAM Academy - Thursday, Feb 16 at 10:30 AM (for now!!)
Sherwood Forest - Thursday, Feb 23 at 11:30 AM
Fairlawn - Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30AM 

 

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

  

 

Past Events

 

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 will be presenting 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

 

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!

 

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.

 

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

 

 

4th ANNUAL ROAD RALLYE

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

Kempsville Interact meeting and Induction

 

 

Brewing to Benefit -- Saturday, February 14

Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop Rotary Boat Launch

Brewing to Benefit -- Saturday, January 14

Brewing to Benefit -- Saturday, January 14

Brewing to Benefit -- Saturday, January 14

AMF Bowling Norfolk Lanes.

Address: 2441 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518. Time12 Noon – 4 PM.

$25 per person to bowl – bring a team – 6 to a lane.

Enjoy our raffle ($10 a ticket) for a chance to win one of 4 prizes:

2017 RACE TO THE TOP... Philanthropy Serving Hampton Roads

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

2017 RACE TO THE TOP... Philanthropy Serving Hampton Roads

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

2017 RACE TO THE TOP... Philanthropy Serving Hampton Roads

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