||The Rotary Club of Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA USA
| Established October 18, 1924
|Club No. 5848
|June 20, 2018
This week: CLUB PICNIC AT BILLSBURG (Jamestown Marina) - 5:30-7:30 pm - food by Prost, beer by Dave Baum & Billsburg:
Last Week's meeting: Dr. Marlene Capps, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital's Medical Director and a TPMG physician, spoke about the evolution of electronic medical records and how e-communications improve outcomes. Wade Quinn was the host. Dr. Capps is shown receiving a book certificate from Club President Peter Mellette.
ALSO: Zafir Haqqi, our Rotary Exchange student from Pakistan (pictured on the right below) said farewell to Virginia as he heads back home before returning this fall for college at Davis and Elkins in West Virginia.
Lehman Montgomery, our Williamsburg Rotary Foundation scholarship recipient for 2018-19, also attended and is shown receiving a check from Will Hummel, incoming Program Chair. Lehman is a Jamestown High School graduate headed to Princeton University in the fall.
And, last but not least, Candy Hamilton is shown after receiving her Paul Harris Fellow award. Thanks Candy for a job well done in RI Foundation fundraising this year!
More on the Global Grant : The training class in Kigali Rwanda
The training of emergency responders in Rwanda occurred in January and in April with our club's support. The training given by VCU Associate Professor Sudha Jayaraman, MD addressed medical emergencies and focused on how to provide immediate care for strokes, diabetic emergencies, heart attacks, and seizures, to expand certified capability of pre-hospital medical services. An additional trip is being planned to occur in August on prehospital OB care followed by a fourth November training on prehospital pediatric care. Sudha and the Rwandan nationals who visited this past year are pictured below:
Craft Beer Festival: Our club's major fundraiser was sold out and a great success. Chris Eckols reported preliminary results of over $27,000 raised to contribute to Avalon, Literacy for Life, and two others. A photo archive is available here:
Rotaract Club of Williamsburg news: The Rotaract club we founded was recognized by District 7600 for leadership and for its "stuffraiser" fundraiser benefitting Avalon and FISH. Congratulations to Seyda and all the Rotaracts.
Meeting schedule: Let Will Hummel know if you have a good speaker for July or later.
Please invite guests to join us on Thursday evenings: The club board wants to remind members of the service opportunity that is Rotary and that we should all invite others in the community to join us as our guest and then as an involved member of our club.Thanks for sharing 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?
Other opportunies: The Historic Triangle Rotary club (July 1 BBQ) and James City Rotary club(Kimball Theater concert series) are seeking our attendance at their fundraisers.
Next District 7600 Convention - September 28-30, 2018, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg
Next RI Convention - June 23-27, Toronto, Ontario CANADA. Let Peter know if you want to be a club delegate.
June 21 Club picnic at Billsburg Brewery, Bringier McConnell
June 28 Installation of Club officers
Mike D'Alessandro, our Club Treasurer, has indicated that email quarterly dues notification have been sent. If you have not received it or would like to change your email address, please email--- Mike. Please pay dues as soon as possible so our cash flow is balanced. Dues are due within 30 days of the invoice sent. Thank you.
Foundations Supported Annually by Club Members:
(1) Williamsburg Rotary Foundation (WRF) -
Don Murfee (r) hosted four of our 11 Williamsburg Rotary Foundation (WRF) grant awardees this year to hear brief project descriptions from each that were new to our club members. The WRF distributes checks annually from its foundation equity. This year's donations totaled $12,850 for the 11 grant awardees. Our WRF Grants are in the process of sending checks to WYBL, Camp Kesem*, CDR, The Arc, Literacy for Life, Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission(GWOM)*, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hospice House, Volunteer Fire (Med Equipment), Colonial Behavior Health (defibrillaters)*, and Early Childhood Music*. [*New WRF grant requests and Awards) Thanks to all of our "club member sponsors" for preparing grant requests to WRF for the local charities that were awarded from WRF.
For your Information: The WRF is building an endowment that will deliver an annual funding for our club's local grants that our members request in support of local charities. Club members are encouraged to voluntarily donate at least $25 (minimum) each quarter with their dues invoice ($100 a year).
(2) The Rotary Foundation (TRF) -
The mission of TRF is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, support of education, and alleviation of poverty through District, Global, and packaged grants. TRF awards grants from funds that have accumulated from donations. The funds are returned to our district after three years to support annual grant requests, whether local or global (e.g., Local District Grants to support our Williamsburg Arc project with two other clubs and our club's Rwandan project was supported boith by ou rdistrict as well as Rotary International's foundation world fund to match financial supporters to reach our project budget that was approved. We encourage donations annually to donate individually so that our annual club donations will be satisfied from each member to Candance's TRF of amounts no less than $25 per quarter (minimum).to help us meet our club's projected goal.
QUEEN OF HEARTS:
Come join the fun......in Queen of Hearts! Bobby Braxton is back dealing the cards.
For a complete list of programs go to http://www.williamsburgrotary.org. While you are on-line, don't forget we have an active Facebook page that you can visit for more information as well as many more photos.
If you visit our Facebook site, you can offer your comments about a variety of issues, such as how we can improve our club, our site, or our activities in general. Try to visit the site and help us improve our club so that we all can benefit. Tell your friends and neighbors about the site and be sure to invite them to view photos and offer their comments as well. This may help us in expanding our membership.
When you go to our Club Web Page you can access important information about Williamsburg Rotary and its members. Please do visit both our site and our Facebook. Addresses and personal contact information are limited to members only.
THE FOUR-WAY TEST
Test of the things we think, say, or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
"Rotary Serving Humanity"
"In this new Rotary year, we all have a new chance to change the world for the better, through Rotary Serving Humanity." Rotary International President Ian H.S.Riseley in July's Rotarian Magazine.