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Newsletter Archive Jul 31, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

July 31, 2019 Newsletter

 This Week! Donna Facer hosted by Brent Baumberger!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Don Murfee, President

Mark Malone, President

Clenise Platt, DG




Rotary Unites more than a million people.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


Previous Meeting: Liz Kujala!

Liz is the General Manager of Earth Fare. The location on Monticello has a very unique operating model and has been very generous to the support of the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival. Read more about the philosophy of Earth Fare HERE!!!

(L to R) Brent Baumberger-Program Chair, Liz Kujala, and Don Murfee-Club President


This Week, August 1, 2019 - Donna Facer hosted by Brent Baumberger!

Donna is the proprieter of New World VR at 5601 Richmond Road alongsldie Williamsburg Premium Outlets. With a background in Program Management and Education Consulting, Donna brings a new experience to Williamsburg. Please come and hear about this emerging technology amd see an interactive demo.


Thank you for coming to last weeks Social!

Neil Griggs is a fantastic chef and has a gem of a place right on 2nd street. If you didn't make it last week, Cochon on 2nd should be on your short list of dining stops.



George Hudgins injured himself a few weeks ago while working on his boat. He is recovering at the Landing and would appreciate a visit from club members.


Candy Hamilton is moving! We will truly be sad to see her go but the opportunity to be close to family is not to be missed. Candy will speak to us during her last meeting August 8th. 


Club President Don Murfee is out of town for a few weeks traveling. We wish his safe travels and will see his return in September



We have cut back the number of weekly seats at the lodge to 24. I need your Doodle input! Your weekly attention to this will ensure there are enough seats for those of you who expect to attend. I would rather over-obligate than to not have enough seats. If you missed this week, DOODLE 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. 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 heartsBobby dealt the winning hand, Candy Hamilton was the lucky winner! Congratulations Candy and Thank you Bobby for dealing the deck.




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,

Don Murfee

Club President