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Current Newsletter Dec 11, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

December 11, 2018 Newsletter

 This week, Robin Wilcox - Rotary Foundation!!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Chris Eckols, President

Barry Rassin, President

Susan Zachenzky-Walthall, DG




Previous meeting, November 29, 2018 - Club President update

Club President Chris Eckols took the opportunity to address the club and to give updates to the various projects, people, and activities of the Williamsburg Rotary Club.

Kerry Mellette presented a memento from her Rwanda travels. Pictured are Frank Ferrante, Kerry Mellettem and Charles Crone. Thank you for all the hard work and for putting the grant together that affords training opportunities to the program abroad.


Last week our club enjoyed a fanciful feast among a slightly rowdy crowd of friends at La Yaca. As always, this event was filled with great fellowship and food. Many thanks to Will Hummel for putting this together!


This week: December 13 – Robin Wilcox, hosted by Tom Morris!


Next Week: December 20 - George Hudgins hosts the Yankee Swap!

This event is to celebrate the season and to enjoy each other in a fun and celebratory setting. Each participating Rotarian needs to bring a WRAPPED gift with a value of a minimum of $35. Let's bring back the Swap of yore and have some creativity in the gifts you upon your fellow Rotarians. Break out those wrenches, memory tapes, and creative gifts to make this a memorable event.


Meeting schedule: We really need you help in scheduling guest speakers and recommending off site meetings. Please reach out to Will Hummel directly if you have a program or speaker that you wish to host. We need to fill 3 Social Events and would like volunteers to help put these together. Contact Will directly to get on the list.




Pre-PETS and PETS: Training for the next term of leaders is coming up soon. Pre-Pesident Elect Training Seminar and Pesident Elect Training Seminar is directly geared for the President Elect and Chair-elect. Get this on your calendar and get ready to suit-up, train and plan your upcoming Rotary 2019-20 year.  Dates are January 5th and February 28th respectively.


Salvation Army Bell Ringing Project: 

Rotarians in the cold! Many thanks for everyone coming out to do their shifts ringing the bell. What a task it is getting everyone sorted out, but I always have fun doing it. Thank you!



Image result for queen of heartsIt’s been a while as the Queen has been elusive, her coffers are expanding to what amounts to some real treasure. When will she present? Come join the fun as Bobby Deals the magic hand….



Meeting Schedule

December 20, Yankee Swap! Hosted by George Hudgins

December 27 / January 3 - NO MEETING, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

January 10, 2019 - Jonathan Zur, hosted by Peter Mellette

For a complete list of programs go to http://www.williamsburgrotary.org


From Rotary International President:

"Our theme in this Rotary year is Be the Inspiration. I chose this theme because, throughout my years in Rotary, I have seen that what truly motivates Rotarians is their work. The Rotarians who have the biggest impact through their service 
aren’t always the women and men with the greatest resources, the most experience, or the largest networks. They’re the ones who are inspired. Whether it was something they did, something they saw, or someone they met, they’ve all had experiences that lit them on fire—and inspired them to serve."  Rotary International President Barry Rassin


To learn more of Barry's vision for 2018-2019, click HERE:


Note from the Treasurer:

Quarterly dues notification have been sent via email.  If you have not received it or would like to change your email address, please email Mike as soon as possible. Our budget is dependent on timely payment of quarterly dues.  Please pay your invoice as soon as possible. Payments are due within 30 days of the invoice.  Thank you. 



Foundations Supported Annually by Club Members:


Williamsburg Rotary Foundation (WRF) – 

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).


This year's awards totaled $12,850 for 11 grants.


Thanks to all of our "club member sponsors" for preparing grant requests to WRF for the local charities that were awarded from WRF. 


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.  \We encourage donations of amounts no less than $25 per quarter (minimum) to help us meet our club's projected goal. 


Visit our Facebook site! There you can offer comments about a variety of issues such as how we can improve our club, our site, or our activities in general. Tell your friends and neighbors about the site and be sure to invite them to view photos and offer their comments as well.  


Thank you,                                                     


Chris Eckols

Proud President of the Williamsburg Rotary Club