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Programs for June 2018: 


June 14  E-Communication and patient outcomes, Marlene Capps,Bon Secours

June 21  Club picnic at Billsburg Brewery, Bringier McConnell

June 28  Installation of Club officers

The Rotary Club of Williamsburg number 5848, Area 11 within district 7600 and zone 33, and chartered on October 18, 1924. 

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This week's meeting: Dr. Marlene Capps, a Bon Secours Mary Immaculate physician, will talk about the evolution of electronic medical records and how e-communications may help improve outcomes. Wade Quinn will host.




ALSO: Come say farewell to Zafir Haqqi, our Rotary Exchange student from Pakistan (pictured on the right below) and meet Lehman Montgomery, our Williamsburg Rotary Foundation scholarship recipient for 2018-19. Lehman is a Jamestown High School graduate headed to Princeton University in the fall.


 Zafir returns                                            


Last week's meeting: Pam McGregor, Executive Director, ARC of Williamsburg, spoke about the work that ARC does with its special needs clients and how it has used the District grant from Williamsburg, James City and Historic Triangle to develop a computer based learning lab for clients. Pam is shown receiving a book certificate in her honor from Club President elect Chris Eckols. Kerry Mellette was the host.


Pam McGregor






Next week's meeting: PICNIC at Billsburg (Jamestown Marina) 5:30-8:30!! Dinner by Prost (Waypoint) and beer by Dave Baum. Thanks to Bringier for setting up the picnic:


Rotary Picnic














RI/District/Local Club News:

Williamsburg Rotary Foundation scholarship grant: Will Hummel announced that we had over 18 scholarship applicants from multiple schools. The winner, Lehman Montgomery, will receive the scholarship at our June 14 meeting.   


More on the Global Grant : The training class in Kigali Rwanda!

The training of emergency responders in Rwanda occurred in January and April with our club's support and is scheduled for August and November. The training is led by Sudha Jayaraman MD MSc FACS Associate Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Let Frank or Peter know if you are interested in participating in the Global Grant by traveling to Rwanda.

Here is a photo of the first training class (and the tutors for the second class):


Kigali class Jan 2018


Craft Beer Festival: Our club's major fundraiser to support our activities and those of four other charitable organizations was sold out and a great success. A photo archive is available here: https://coreymillerphoto.pixieset.com/guestlogin/2018williamsburgcraftbeerfestival/?return=/2018williamsburgcraftbeerfestival/


The Rotaract Club of Williamsburg was recognized by District 7600 for leadership and for its February 26 "stuffraiser" at Virginia Beer Company. Avalon and FISH were the beneficiaries.  Congratulations to Seyda and all the Rotaracts for their good work.


Meeting schedule: The meeting speaker calendar is now full through June.  (Thanks Wade). Let Will Hummel know if you have a good speaker for July or later.


RYLA:  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend in Wakefield: Chris Eckols took several students (1 from each of four area high schools participated with our help) on February 17-18 to learn about leadership. According to Chris, it was a great success. Here are the four students (Brittny Marrow, Zafir Haqqi, Zane Eckols, and Henry Matthews) with Chris on the way to the retreat:

RYLA 2018


Guests are welcome to join us on Thursday evenings: Thanks for sharing the service opportunity of Rotary with others.


The Arc of Williamsburg seeks our help to volunteer at the Learning Lab on Wednesdays from 10-12,  1 volunteer at a time.  We supported the Learning Lab as one of three area Rotary Clubs supporting the District grant. The volunteers will work one-on-one with our clients using math, reading, and word processing programs. Chuck Hobson has stepped up and spoke glowingly about his experience. Who's next? 


Next District 7600 Convention - September 28-30, 2018, Fort Magruder Conference Center, Williamsburg


Next RI Convention - June 23-27, Toronto, Ontario CANADA. Let Peter know if you want to be a club delegate.