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Programs for March 2018: 


Mar 1:   Andrew Martin, Literacy for Life's EmployED Workforce Development Program

Mar 8:   TW Taylor, CEO, Williamsburg Drug Co., Non Chain Pharmacies and the Opioid Crisis

Mar 15: Jonathan Harris, CEO, La Tienda

Mar 22: Clarence Wilson, President, WJCC Schools Foundation

Mar 29: Hugh Burns, Williamsburg Community Garden


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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                Beware the Ides of March  

                                                         - Come to Rotary instead! 


Next Meeting: Thursday March 15: Jonathan Harris, CEO, La Tienda. Come and find out the secrets to Spanish imports in Williamsburg! Chris Eckols is the host.




Last Meeting: On Thursday March 1:  TW Taylor, CEO, Williamsburg Drug Company, spoke about the value of Non Chain Pharmacies in our community. He also spoke about the causes of opiate abuse and the efforts to fight the Opioid Crisis. TW? is shown receiving a book donation in his name from club president Peter Mellette.




TW Taylor March 8



 Welcome all to our Williamsburg Rotary Club's web site. If you are visitors and have questions concerning Rotary, please don't hesitate to contact me using our "contact us" menu item. 

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Come visit us at an upcoming meeting and find service above self.


Peter Mellette

President, The Rotary Club of Williamsburg









RI/District News:

More on the Global Grant : The training class in Kigali Rwanda! The training of emergency responders in Rwanda will continue in April with our club's support. Rotary Club Kigali Gasabo and Williamsburg Rotary Club represented by Frank Ferrante gave the first Train-the-Trainer course on Emergency Trauma Care in January, with follow up visits in April, August, and November. The training is led by Sudha Jayaraman MD MSc FACS Associate Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Here is a photo of the first training class (and the tutors for the next class):


Kigali class Jan 2018?

 Let Frank, Charles Crone or John Hewitt know if you want to go to Rwanda.


The Rotaract Club of Williamsburg had its first charity event, a February 26 "stuffraiser" at Virginia Beer Company attended by 2-4 Rotarians from each of the three area clubs, Assistant District Governor Ron Lynde, and about 2 dozen others. Avalon and FISH were the beneficiaries.


Craft Beer Festival: Speaking of beer our club's fundraiser to support our activities and those of four other charitable organizations will take place - with your help - on April 29. Signups to start soon.


FEELING LUCKY? See Mike Brennan on the way in to Thursday's meeting --he'll be selling 50/50 tickets AND Queen of Hearts.

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! Thanks for sharing the service opportunity of Rotary with others.


Volunteers Needed!: Charles Crone is seeking volunteers for our semi-annual "Adopt a Highway" road pick-up. Let Charles know you're interested.


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