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Current Newsletter Sep 19, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA USA

Club 5848 

Established October 18, 1924

September 19, 2019 Newsletter

 This Week! Open Forum and Club Update!


Williamsburg Rotary Club

Rotary International

District 7600

Don Murfee, President

Mark Malone, President

Clenise Platt, DG




This Week!!! Will Hummel Updates the Club


Last Week!!! District Governor Clenise Platt!

Clenise Platt is the CEO of The Plattinum Group, a leadership development company and the staff coordinator of the Virginia Beach Library and a our District Governor. A dynamic speaker, Clenise updated our club with this years Rotary slogan and inspired action for clubs throughout the district. Clenise embodies the spirit of being a Rotarian.


Rotary Unites more than a million people.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.



Micheal Harrison has accepted the challenge and duty of the Rotary Fund responsibilities from Candy Hamilton! Please support Michael as he takes on this important club duty. Thank you Michael for stepping up. 



Rotary District Conference 9.19.19 - 9.22.19 in Virgia Beach. This annual event is designed to inspire you to be a better Rotarian. Connections include House of Friendship, Amateur Open Mic, Silent Auction, and Optional Fun activities. Information can be found HERE....


Williamsburg Craft Beer Fest kick-off meeting is October 1. In order for this event to be successful, Rotarians need to be involved at the outset. If you wish to be part of the steering committee, please contact Chris Eckols or Sean Driscoll.



We have cut back the number of weekly seats at the lodge to 24. Brent needs your Doodle input! Your weekly attention to this will ensure there are enough seats for those of you who expect to attend. I would rather over-obligate than to not have enough seats. 


Program Speakers schedule: 

Please reach out to Brent Baumberger directly if you have a program, speaker, or social event that you wish to host. 


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


From Rotary International President:

RI President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.


Note from the Treasurer:

There are some members that are significantly past due for their membership dues. Please make arrangements if you are behind. timely payment of dues falls squarely in the 4-way test. If you have not receivd your billing statement 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.  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