The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

November 6, 2018 Newsletter

 This week, Sal's by Victor!!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Chris Eckols, President

Barry Rassin, President

Susan Zachenzky-Walthall, DG


Previous meeting, November 1, 2018 – Michele DeWitt of Williamsbnurg Economic Development

Will Hummel arranged a great speaker, Michele DeWitt from the Williamsburg EDA. Michele told about many of the strategic initiatives taking place in Williamsburg. The strategic plan is part of a rejuvination of our tourism and travel industry diversification plan. Thank you Will!


A book was donated on Michele's behalf to the Williamsburg Regional Library


This week: November 8, 2018 – Sal's by Victor!


Meeting schedule: Will Hummel has put together some really cool guest programs, but he needs our help to find interesting speakers. Please invest the time to assist in finding new and interesting guests. If you have a guest speaker idea, reach out to Will and help us to get them scheduled.



District 7600 RYLA Committee is working hard to plan yet another fantastic RYLA weekend.  RYLA will be held February 16th - 18th at the 4-H Conference Center in Wakefield again this year. Information can be found HERE!



Image result for queen of heartsMichael wasn't able to pull the Queen, too bad becuase this was his second shot in a month. It’s been a while though as the Queen has been elusive. When will she present? Come join the fun as Bobby Deals the magic hand….



Meeting Schedule

November 8 - SPECIAL EVENT! Dick Smith hosts us at Sal's by Victor

November 15, Lt Gen Bob Flowers, hosted by Tom Morris

For a complete list of programs go to


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. 


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


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Thank you,                                                     


Chris Eckols

Proud President of the Williamsburg Rotary Club