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Programs for January/February 2018: 


Jan 18: Lee Muckey & Zafir Haqqi, Rotary Youth Services


Jan 25: Brent Swanson, SBA Business Finance


Feb 1:  James City County representative TBA


Feb 8: Dave Baum, Billsburg Brewery


Feb 15:  Jennifer Frank, Riverside Foundation


Feb 22: The Great Yazoo Lands Sale


The Rotary Club of Williamsburg number 5848, Area 11 within district 7600m zone 33, and  

chartered on October 18, 1924. 

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Next Meeting: January 18, 2018, Lee Muckey, Western Henrico Rotary Club and District Youth Services Coordinator, with  Zafir Haqqi, Rotary Youth Exchange Student attending Warhill HS from Islamabad, Pakistan. Come hear about the experiences of an exchange student from Pakistan living in our town and about what is going on in youth services. Lee and Zafir are both great speakers and may open some eyes. Guest of Peter Mellette. 


Last Meeting:


 On January 11, Marcia Blevins, from Virginia Natural Gas, spoke to us about how VNG chooses a location, what goes into bringing natural gas to your home and business, and some safety tips. According to those who attended and asked lots of questions [like David Kent], Marcia's talk was a GAS! Thanks to Wade Quinn for bringing Marcia to speak.






Welcome all to our Williamsburg Rotary Club's web site. If you are visitors and have questions concerning Rotary, please don't hesitate to contact me using our "contact us" menu item. 

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Come visit us at an upcoming meeting and find service above self.


Peter Mellette

President, The Rotary Club of Williamsburg











RI/District News:


Changes in Membership: Our club has sadly lost 4 members in the last month: Vernon Francis, Rennie Howard, and Paul Muse were announced on January 11; now Don Darnton is taking his feather cap elsewhere. All will be missed!


Please invite guests to join us on Thursday evenings: The club board wants to remind members of the opportunity that is Rotary and that we should all invite others in the community to join us as our guest and then as an involved member of our club.Thanks for sharing Rotary with others.

The Rotaract Club of Williamsburg will celebrate its charter soon. Stay tuned! 


Global Grant update: Our own Frank Ferrante is headed to Africa! The training of emergency responders in Rwanda is proceeding this month with our club's support.


Rotary Young Leaders Award: Three students were nominated to go to the RYLA retreat in February. Thanks to Chris Echols,  Will Hummel and others for leading this effort.


Volunteer Opportunity: The Arc of Williamsburg seeks our help to volunteer at the Learning Lab on Wednesdays from 10-12,  2 volunteers at a time.  We supported the Learning Lab as one of three area Rotary Clubs supporting the District grant. The volunteers will work one-on-one with our clients using math, reading, and word processing programs.  They may also work with certain clients on how to use the mouse and keyboard.  As for skills needed, the clients will be solving elementary level math problems or reading short passages and answering questions.  Some of them will work with Microsoft Word, so some familiarity with that program would be helpful.  Otherwise, the main skills are patience and a willingness to repeat and reinforce the learning. 


Next District 7600 Convention - September 28-30, 2018, Fort Magruder Conference Center, Williamsburg


Salvation Army Bell Ringing: the Williamsburg Rotary Club received a letter of thanks for donating $195 from the Yankee Swap auction. Thanks to those who participated. Final tally from the kettle for the WRC bellringers to be announced.