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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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Next Meeting: Thursday February 22:   So what do Virginians John Randolph, John Marshall and Georgia land speculation have in common? Join us at the Lodge to hear our own Chuck Hobson tell the story of the Great Yazoo Land Sale! It is an entertaining historical trip, one that Chuck probably appreciates more than the trip he can take with his Yankee swap drone gift:


 Hobson Yankee Swap 2017


Last Meeting: On February 15, 2018 Jennifer Frank from the Riverside Foundation spoke about the Cancer care programs of the Foundation and about Riverside Health System's role in our community. Jennifer is shown receiving a book donation in his name from club president and host Peter Mellette.


Jennifer Frank Feb 15



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 occurred last month 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. The training was 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



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) last weekend 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


The Rotaract Club of Williamsburg, pictured below, is having a February "stuffraiser" at Virginia Beer Company on Monday Feb 26, 6-8 pm. The event will support FISH and Avalon. You are invited! All you have to do is show up at VBC with your donation to FISH or Avalon


Rotaract Meeting Jan 29

Attendees are asked to bring items to donate to FISH (boxed cereals, oatmeal, canned pasta, children's shoes and blankets particularly needed) and to Avalon (kitchen supplies for the transitional apartment units, such as pots and pans, cutlery, and bathroom supplies, such as hair care products.) By bringing items to donate, you are enrolled in a raffle for restaurant gift cards. Thank you to the sponsors, VBC. Let's all show up to support the club we sponsored and the local needs at FISH and Avalon and enjoy a brew at the same time.



Craft Beer Festival: Speaking of beerthe Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is around the corner!  Plan on signing up to poor beer and have fun.


Volunteers Needed!: 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. Who's next?

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