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Newsletter - Current Nov 16, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg


   Williamsburg, VA USA
         Established October 18, 1924                
Club No. 5848   District 7600
November 16, 2017
Williamsburg Rotary Club   Rotary International   District 7600
Peter Mellette, President   IAN H.S.Riseley, President   John D. Padgett, DG
www.williamsburgrotary.org   www.rotary.org   www.rotary7600.org


Next Meeting: 


Thursday November 14: Greg Storer and Vernon Baker - CEO & COO Williamsburg Landing, hosted by Peter Mellette



Nominations are being sought for Club president, president-nominee (program chair), secretary, treasurer, and two Board of Directors members. Please send your nominations by November 30 to Immediate Past President Carol Beers, beersc at cox.net.


 Last Meeting: Sal's by Victor - Chef Victor tells us what wonderful food we've just had.




RI/District News: 


Rotaract Club of Williamsburg: the Rotaract Club of Williamsburg met on November 6 and had 11 members attend. See photo below. The club will adopt bylaws and sign the charter at its next meeting. 




Another new Rotary Club: the Williamsburg area Satellite club will have a millenial focused club that meets every other week at Center Street Cafe. Last week it held its charter meeting at Paul's Deli with 7 charter members. Here is DG John Padgett pinning Benny Zhang with Steve Menasquale assisting, along with new satellite club president Katie Molitoris:



Global Grant update: The training of emergency responders in Rwanda is about to begin.with our club's support. Thanks to Frank Ferrante, Lisa Ogburn (Bangs-Russell Foundation), Alvin Garrison, Jo Janka and Charles Crone for their role in providing matching funding for the grant award and in managing the project going forward.


Rotary Young Leaders Award: Nominations for students to go to the RYLA retreat in February are being sought.


Rotary Club of Williamsburg grants: Don Murfee is collecting grant requests for this years' awards, due by November 15 (THIS WEEK). Please complete the request form for nonprofit recipients of your choice and forward it to Don today!


November is Foundation month! Ask Candy about how you can support the TRF. 


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


Salvation Army Bell Ringing: We are in the crunch now to sign-up if you haven't chosen a time slot yet, and if you can add another time slot to what you've already taken of your time please do another if you can,  or ask a friend if they would fill some slots - this is our club's recognition:




(4 OPEN) Mon, TueDec, 4-6Wed, 6 Dec,4-6, 6-8Thu, 7 Dec [FILLED- 2 Optional- Banquet 4-8]

Fri, 8 Dec, 6-8 ; Sat, (Filled); 


(17 OPEN) Mon, 11 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8; Tue, 12 Dec, 4-6; Wed, 13 Dec, 2-4, 4-6;

Thu, 14 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6; Fri, 15 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8; Sat, 16 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6;


(17 OPEN) Mon,18 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6; Tue, 19 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6; Wed, 20 Dec,Noon-2, 2-4, 4-6; Thu, 21 Dec, 10-Noon, Noon-2, 2-4, YANKEE SWAP; Fri, 22 Dec, Noon-2, 2-4; Sat, 23 Dec, 10-Noon, Noon-2, 2-4


Total ==>4+17+17 = 38 left to fill in 



Meeting Schedule for November 2017

Nov 16: Greg Storer and Vernon Baker - CEO & COO Williamsburg Landing hosted by Peter Mellette 

Nov 23: THANKSGIVING - No meeting

Nov 30: Marvin Collins - Williamsburg City Manager hosted by Kerry Mellette?




Mike D'Alesandro, 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 is collecting grant applications from club members on behalf of qualified nonprofit organizations. The Williamsburg Rotary Foundation will fund grant requests from club members as sponsors that are received by November 15, 2017. Please see Don or the club webpage at www.williamsburgrotary.org/WRFGrantApp.cfm for a grant application.



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.  We also encourage donations annually to TRF of amounts no less than $25 per quarter (mini




QUEEN OF HEARTS: Come make it three in a row!


                    Come join the fun.......... in Queen of Hearts - We start over again this week...



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. 


Thank you,


Peter Mellette


Test of the things we think, say, or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
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.