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Current Newsletter May 23, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

May 23, 2019 Newsletter

 This week, Billsburg Brewery Social!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Chris Eckols, President

Barry Rassin, President

Susan Zachenzky-Walthall, DG





This Week - Social at Billsburg!

Join us at 6:30pm at Billsburg's Outdoor deck. The Hungry Pug food truck will be present and Caroline Scruggs will play her mix of Dixie, Jazz, Swing, and Classical Music!


Thank you for the volunteers at Ironman. 

Your Ironmen... Doug McLean, Don Murfee, Chris Eckols. Ironman Virginia is sending us a donation grant in the coming weeks!


Previous meeting, May 16, 2019 - Tom Eason, Colonial Williamsburg Banquet Manager!

We had an impromptu guest as Tom Eason spoke to the club. Funny enough, Tom has been hosting our club and taking care of our meetings for years. This was the first time we took the opportunity to hear of his background and the story that brings him to our meeting, week after week. A true local, Tom is also a commercial fisherman with his own boats and licenses. We are really fortunate to be in his care each week. Thank you Tom! 

A book was donated in Tom's honor to the Williamsburg Regional Library


Paul Harris Awards

Club President was pleased to award the Paul Harris +2 to Don Murfee and Don Pratt. Congratulations and thank you for making the impact to Rotary.


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 Will Hummel directly if you have a program, speaker, or social event that you wish to host. We need to fill 1 Social Event for May. 


Last week: Scott Stevens: James City County Administrator, hosted by Peter Mellette

Next week: Andrew Westrich- Colonial Beekeepers Association


Upcoming District Events!!!!



Rotary District Marshalling on Hole 15 at LPGA May 23-26.

Volunteers needed at the LPGA. This is a great deal on a fun event. Details HERE!!




Image result for queen of heartsIt’s been a 1 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


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). 


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