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Newsletter - Current Jul 18, 2017
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg


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


July 18 [Tuesday]:Tonight's Special Joint Club Meeting/Dinner mtg w/ DG John D. Padgett (2017-2018) at Kingsmill, in the James River Ballroom at the Conference Center.  NOTE: NO MEETING THIS THURSDAY



Lisa Brickey, Public Relations & Marketing Chair for Christopher Wren Association (CWA), was invited by club member Tom Morris (left) to describe the CWA organization and what it offers to our community. CWA is an organization that allows those who wish to learn and enrich their lives in a collegial environment of a wide range of topics. Brickley noted that CWA offered a broad variety of courses taught by volunteer instructors with over 1500 community members taught each semester. Both students and teachers are welcome to consider the opportunities. Brickey was presented with a certificate from Williamsburg Rotary club president Sibilla Dengs (right) stating that a book had been donated in her honor to the Williamsburg library in appreciation from the club for her presentation. 


Meeting Schedule for July/August 2017

July 13:    Lisa Brickey, Christopher Wren Society

July 18:    Joint Meeting/Dinner for District Governor at Kingsmill (see message below)

July 20:    No meeting (see July 18)

July 27:    Bruce Rodin, "The risks and solutionsts living near

                                       Surry Nuclear Power Plant".

Aug.  3:    Ronald Hurst, "The Renovation and Expansion of the

                                       DeWitt Wallace & Abby Aldrich Museums."

Aug.10:   Mike D'Alessandro, WRC Financial Operations

Aug.17    Charles Crone,  "Jimmye Laycock." 

Aug.24    Don Pratt, Mitchell Reiss, CWF

Aug.31    NO MEETING                                          


Committee 2017/18

New officers:  Sibilla Dengs (president), Peter Mellette (president-elect), Wade Quinn (program chair), Mike D'Allesandro (treasurer), David Kent (secretary).  New on the Board will be Will Hummel and Don Murfee, who will be replacing Roger Jones and Frank Ferrante, whose terms end this year.  All other positions will remain as listed on our web site. 


Rotary Night

July 18, 2017 at 6pm 

The members of the Williamsburg Rotary Club, JCC Rotary Club, Historic Triangle and the Yorktown Rotary Club are meeting for dinner with the District Governor, John Padgett, at the Kingsmill Resort.


A Message from Wade Quinn

All four area Rotary clubs  will jointly host the new District Governor, John D. Padget, at a dinner on July 18th at Kingsmill Resort.  This dinner will serve as his visit to all four clubs, with Rotary members encouraged to attend.  Spouses/guests are also invited.  The cost for the dinner is $20 for members and $45 for spouses/guests.  Costs will be billed to the member's account.


Please take this opportunity to join the other clubs at Kingsmill for a different venue and different menu.  This meeting on July 18 will be in place of our usual meeting on July 20.  We will need a head count, so please respond to Wade Quinn at WGQwork@gmail.com by July 6th to indicate if you will attend and if you are bringing a guest. 



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) - 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 (minimum).


Message on Global Grant [Vocational Training] under review: 

(Global Grant # GG1749568, Title “National Emergency Medical Services Training Program for Rwanda.”)


The Rotary Club of Williamsburg [International Club] and Rotary Clubs supporting the Kigali-Gasabo [Host Club] in Rwanda, Africa submitted a Global Grant/Vocational Training to The Rotary Foundation that would allow, if approved, the establishment of a formal pre-hospital Emergency Medical and Trauma Service education system for Rwandan first-responders.  A formal training service of first-responders in the pre-hospital segment for Rwanda's emergency medical system have been identified as a weakness in their Emergency Medical Service (EMS) architectural design.   This global grant, when approved, will establish training teams comprising Rotarians where appropriate linked with medical specialists provided from the VCU/Medical Center trainers to develop specific courses that will not only educate first-responders but the classes will serve as a means of certifying specialists within Rwandan personnel that will serve as future trainers for future formal training operations.   


This vocational training/global grant document is now accepted as being qualified for review by The Rotary Foundation review panel.  When approved, our clubs and VCU/MCV will be ready to move forward.  Funding to date appear sufficient given matches from D7600 and World Fund backing will approved.   Contact is Frank Ferrante if you have questions!





                    Come join the fun.......... in Queen of Hearts



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,


Sibilla Dengs


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.