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Newsletter Archive Nov 13, 2008
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg


Williamsburg, VA USA
Rotary 07_08_Theme
Established October 18, 1924
Club No. 5848 District 7600
November 13, 2008
Williamsburg Rotary Club Rotary International District 7600
Tom Bowe, President D. K. Lee, President William D. Pollard, Jr DG
www.williamsburgrotary.org www.rotary.org www.rotary7600.org


Our club was recognized this weekend in Richmond at a Rotary International Foundation conference for its outstanding per capita donation to the foundation this past year (over $150 per member).  Congratulations all!  In addition, check out the new `Spirit of  7600' district newsletter - Paintfest photos and Information made the news.  Spirit of 7600

Congratualtions to Bob Tubbs for his leadership in these efforts.


Rotary This Week   November 13 - CDR Norge Center - Beer & Wine serving begins at 6:00 PM - Followed by Dinner meeting.  Note:  this week's meeting is moved to the Children's Development Resources Center in Norge.  Charles Crone will be our host at CDR. 


Directions to the Norge CDR Center - 151 Point O Woods Rd

(1) Go out Richmond Rd/Rt 60 West to Norge. 

(2) Turn Right onto Rt 607 at the old Candle Factory (on left) and C&F Bank (on right)

(3) Go approx. 3/4 mile and turn left onto Point O Woods Rd.(Small Church on the Right and Mirror Lake sign on the Left).

(4) The meeting will be in the CDR's main building , which is the first building on the left.

-- If you take I-64, use exit 231A, Rt. 607 towards Norge.  Go straight at the first stoplight and then take the first right onto Point O woods Rd - see 3 and 4 above.

Rotary Next Week – On November 20th we will return to the Williamsburg Lodge.  Guest speaker will be Jerry Fields to solicit our support on making FIRST NIGHT a success for the City of Williamsburg and its nearby communities.   First Night is our New Years Eve, alcohol-free, celebration across venues in town and on-campus of music, comedy, story telling, and fireworks at midnight.
Last Thursday's Meeting
Our guest speaker last week was Ruthann McDermott from the Heritage Humane Society (HHS) and her friend Nora (great pup).    Ruthann was a substitute for our scheduled speaker, Christie Chipps Peters, Executive Director of the HHS who had an unfortunate accident with her horse and ended up visiting the hospital for broken bones.  (Her horse apparently slipped in mud and fell on her).  Without a doubt we all wish Christie our get well and wishes! Ruthann was an outstanding substitute for Christies and she provided us with HHS's history, basics of their budget, who they serve, what they do,  & their animal statistics.  Ruthann also encourages all our members to take time and visit their shelter and spread the word of their mission. If anyone has old pillows, dog leases, or blankets and items that they plan on tossing, or anything that they feel will help make our animals more comfortable while they are waiting to be adopted or while they are healing from injuries, please consider passing then to HHS.  HHS can always use items in addition to contributions.   Jack Mustard was Ruthann's host for the evening.


Ruth Ann

Ruthann McDermott and friend Nora provided us with a short history of the Heritage Humane Society and its outstanding animal shelter serving our community.  Visiting and volunteering to help out the shelter was solicited.   Nora agreed.

More photos from last week's meeting can be found on-line - Under menu item "Photos".

NOTICE:  SALVATION ARMY MATRIX IS AVAILABLE - click on "Salvation Army `08" menu item on our web site to see time slots available.  Then email Frankferrante1@cox.net to confirm date  and slot.  As of today, 9 November, we still have 14 critical time slots needing to be filled including 6 to 8 on our first day of serving, Friday, November 28.  A great way to work off the sleepy turkey blues.
We have filled 76 of 90 (84%) slots to date.  A total of 37 out of 90 of our members are yet to offer their time.  We only have 14 slots left to fill.   Please consider this new career position -  bell ringing for the Holiday season.  Thanks all!!!  Please remember, "Service Above Self"  

 New Process available for all those members interested in trying our new technology - check it out  - (1) go to the google Docs website: <Google DOC>.
(2) Register with Google using your Email address and a password you choose
(3) Sign in and click on the Salvation Army icon.  You will get to an Excel like Spreadsheet Matrix that you can then assign the space you wish to accept on your own.  It is a self-service process that works.   An eMail will be automatically sent to me as a notice that you have made a change to the matrix so that I can update our non-automatic matrix on-line for all others to view.   Try it - you'll love it!!  If you have problems, call me or email me and I would be happy to help talk you through it. Training is free.
More photos from the evening meeting are posted on-line under menu item "Photo Albums"
Queen of Hearts as of: 6 October 2008
 Bruce Goodson was raffle winner but he did not choose Queen of Hearts

Now only 48 cards remaining.  ~  QoH's $ pot is now exceeding $100.  Good Luck!


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?

"Make Dreams Real,"
President Lee's theme reflects the world as he would like it to be – one in which children have the best possible chance at survival and the opportunity to reach their dreams.