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Current Newsletter May 27, 2020
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

May 27, 2020 Newsletter



Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Don Murfee, President

Mark Malone, President

Clenise Platt, DG




This week’s meeting, Hosted by Zoom and Don Murfee:

Williamsburg Rotary meeting this Thurs. May 28th @ 6:30 pm will be held using Zoom. The agenda will be a little informal, but we have an interesting speaker, Dr. Vic Maloy.  Dr. Maloy does Professional Counseling for individuals and families coping with unusual stress and anxiety.  These are familiar subjects in today’s difficult times. 

Also, because of the uncertain scheduling of regular meetings at the Lodge, we will be using the Zoom approach for our June gatherings.  This week meeting information…..


Meeting ID: 936 3988 9345

Password: 9CHdDS

Hope you can join by clicking THIS LINK


Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93639889345?pwd=ZXo1Q0NNWXJ0cVUyUGRoV1czTHdJdz09



From the Rotary Foundation Chair:

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I hope all is well with you and your families as we continue to endure the many challenges of adjusting to a new normal living in this COVID-19 environment. Last week, we had a successful experience in reconnecting with 14 of our members through a ZOOM session. While we enjoyed the opportunity to catch up and discuss some Rotary business, it was not quite as much fun as meeting at the Lodge, but I’m confident we will return to some type of adjusted new normal in the near future.

As we think about the future, I would be remiss in not reminding you that we still have just a small amount of unfinished business for Rotary year 2019-2020. Last year, we established an annual fund goal of $9,000.00. Thanks to your generosity and hard work, we are currently at 64% to meeting that goal. I am confident we can do it by June 30, 2020. Working with an adjusted membership number of 41 people, a contribution of $79.00 from each member is the “needed” donation for us to meet our annual fund goal.

I would recommend one of two methods to use in making your donation; online through the rotary.org website or send your donation directly to Rotary International with the attached form completed. If it helps you, I would be willing to establish a date/time, meet you at an agreed upon location with your form pre-completed and mail your remittance for you directly to Rotary International (using appropriate social distancing of course).


Please contact Michael Harrison Directly if you have any questions.


Club President Proposed Nominees for 2020-2021:

The 2020-2021proposed slate of Officers/Directors as has been approve. The following positions are:


President Nominee: Will Hummel

President Elect: Don Pratt

Treasurer:  Mike D'Alessandro

Secretary: Terry Lovvorn

Program: Michael Harrison

Immediate Past President: Don Murfee

Club Directors: Chris Eckols, David Jolley, Bringier McConnell, Tom Morris, Larry Sarmiere, 


Note from the Treasurer:

Due to the Corona related cancellations, your past Rotary dues were pro-rated and very much reduced. Next quarter will also reflect the removal of weekly meal costs, but will include the normal donation to Rotary International if you are a Quarterly donor. Please send inquiries to Mike D’Alessandro if you have questions.



All Rotary District training events are also cancelled until further notice. Please inquire directly if you were registered for an event to see about re-scheduled events. 


Spirit of 7600:

Take a look at what the regional clubs are doing during Quarantine to further the efforts of Rotary. Their Monthly Newsletter is HERE



Brent needs your Doodle input! Your weekly attention to this will ensure there are enough seats for those of you who expect to attend. Even though we are not meeting, Brent is continuing to send notices just to keep the club aware. Thank you, Brent

Program Speakers schedule: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

What a great time to think about speakers. Of course, we will likely not need anyone until June but now is a great time to start communicating with others in your sphere of influence.



Please contact Brent Baumberger directly if you have any program ideas. 


For a complete list of programs go to http://www.williamsburgrotary.org



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.  Michael Harrison 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