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Current Newsletter Jan 14, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

January 17, 2019 Newsletter

 This week, Bobby Hornsby and Invited Alumni!!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Chris Eckols, President

Barry Rassin, President

Susan Zachenzky-Walthall, DG




Previous meeting, January 10, 2019 - Jonathan Zur!

Peter Mellette hosted Jonathan Zur of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The Center for Unclusive Communities addresses prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity, and enhance local trust. Jonathan painted a picture of these prejudices in our community and demonstrated the successful outcomes through the mission of this important organization. You can read more HERE....


A book was donated in Jonathan's honor to the Williamsburg Regional Library. Thank you for Peter (left) for hosting. 

Club Business:

Tom Morris presented the Nominating Committees proposed slate of next year's board and committee chairs. For your consideration for 2019-2020.

President - Don Murfee

President Elect - Will Hummel

Program Chair (PN) - Brent Baumberger

Treasurer - Mike D'Alessandro

Secretary - Vic Pope

Membership - Scarlett Huang

RI Foundation - Candy Hamilton

Immed Past President and Publicity Chair - Chris Eckols


Rotary Board: Scarlett Huang, Bringier McConnell, Tom Morris, Larry Sarmiere

Foundation Board: Tom Morris, Dick Smith, Johm Hewitt, Bill Skinner, Bringier McConnell, Kerry Mellette


Please reach out to Tom Morris if you have concerns or comments.We will vote on this panel as part of the Club's business this Thursday.


Meeting schedule: Important Changes ahead!

Rotary International has encouraged clubs to experiment with alternative meeting schedules to meet the needs of individual clubs. In our case, flexible meeting options are key to controlling costs, offering variety, and promoting Rotary in the community. With this in mind, the Board has voted to go to a 3-1-1 meeting schedule. This means 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 3 Social Events and would like volunteers to help put these together. Contact Will directly to get on the list.


This week: January 17, 2019 – Bobby Hornsby hosts HIMSELF! Kerry will be inviting a few recent club alumni as well. 


Next Week: January 24, 2019 - Special Event, Special Location! Don Murfee hosts a Social Hour at Revolution Golf on High Street


January 31, 2019 - No Meeting


PETS: Training for the next term of leaders is coming up soon. President Elect Training Seminar is directly geared for the President Elect and Chair-elect. Get this on your calendar and get ready to suit-up, train and plan your upcoming Rotary 2019-20 year.  Dates are February 28th - March 2, 2019.




Image result for queen of heartsIt’s been a while as the Queen has been elusive, her coffers are expanding to what amounts to some real treasure. When will she present? Come join the fun as Bobby Deals the magic hand….



Meeting Schedule

January 17, 2019 - Bobby Hornsby as Himself

January 24, 2019 - OFFSITE EVENT HAPPY HOUR - Revolution Golf!

January 31, 2019 - NO MEETING


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).


This year's awards totaled $12,850 for 11 grants.


Thanks to all of our "club member sponsors" for preparing grant requests to WRF for the local charities that were awarded from WRF. 


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.  \We encourage donations of amounts no less than $25 per quarter (minimum) to help us meet our club's projected 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

Proud President of the Williamsburg Rotary Club