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Newsletter Archive Jun 26, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

June 26, 2019 Newsletter

 This Week! Leadership change of charge!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Chris Eckols, President

Barry Rassin, President

Susan Zachenzky-Walthall, DG




Previous Meeting: Paul Freiling, Williamsburg Mayor hosted by Will Hummell!

Our club is very appreciative to Will Hummell for inviting our City Mayor to speak to the Club. I have always contended that the best place for understanding your community, is in front of the speaker podium at a Rotary meeting. Mayor Freiling was poised and confident in front of a tough and educated crowd and has my confidence as a Civic Leader. Thank you Will for getting this program.


Mayor Freiling fields questions from the goup

A book was donated in the Paul's honor to the WIlliamsburg Regional Library


Will Hummell also presented the Williamsburg Rotary Scholarship to Sierra Carne from Lafayette High School.

Sierra will be attending Northeasterd University in the Fall. Congratulations to her for being the recipient of this great honor.

This Week - Leadership Change of Charge

This week, the 2019-2020 Williamsburg Rotary Leadership will be put in place. Don Murfee, President Nominee will be traveling in Europe. Rest assured, he is up for the task.


This Week - Leadership Change of Charge?

Jack Hosterrer has asked that we send a represnetative from our club to support the Rotary Club of the Historic Triangles Charter Day indoor summer picnic on July 3rd at Colonial Heritage Clubhouse at 12pm. Tropical Attire encouraged! This will be the 12th anniversary of their founding. The invitation can be viewed HERE.

NEW!!!! Club Calendar

We have added a club calendar with events from District and other clubs that may be ofinterest. Check it out via the home page, or CLICK HERE!


Meeting schedule: 

We will meet at the Lodge on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of the month. On the 4th Thursday, we will have a social event that will be coordinated by a Club Member. If there is a 5th Thurday, we will either not have a meeting or a special event. Comunication will be the key to the success of this change. Take a look at our schedule which is updated on our website.


Please reach out to Brent Baumberger directly if you have a program, speaker, or social event that you wish to host. 




Image result for queen of heartsIt’s been MORE THAN A YEAR since the Queen has shown her face. The odds are increasing, will it be you? When will she present? Come join the fun as Bobby Deals the magic hand….




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


Note from the Treasurer:

There are some members that are significantly past due for their membership dues. Please make arrangements if you are behind. timely payment of dues falls squarely in the 4-way test. If you have not receivd your billing statement 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). 


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.  Candy Hamilton is leading the drive this year to reach our club annual 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 

Club President