News & Announcements

Read the latest Rotary news and learn how Midlothian, VA Rotarians serve the world (and the Richmond, VA community) through the projects and activities they undertake every day.

Speaker – Chesterfield Economic Development, Garrett Hart

Will Shewmake introduced Garrett Hart, the Director of the Department of Economic Development for Chesterfield County. Mr. Hart advised the Department will soon increase to a staff of 12 and offers programs for: •Business Attraction (both domestic and International) •Business Expansion •Sports T … [Read more...]

August 23, 2016 Speaker – Eddie Swink, FORE Children

Dave Saunders then introduced our speaker, Eddie Swink of FORE Children, Inc. This Midlothian based organization has the objective of providing a setting where children can learn the fundamentals of golf, music, art, and culinary & nutritional skills. FORE’s camp program at Independence Golf Club h … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – July 26, 2016

Andy Farmer, Education Resources Coordinator and Virginia Energy Sense Program Manager at the Virginia State Corporation Commission was our guest speaker at the July 26, 2016 meeting. Andy told us about the SCC’s Energy Sense program to inform Virginians about electric energy conservation. The s … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – July 19, 2016

Tom Gallagher, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Richmond presented our program. Tom started out by saying that senior fraud is one of the worst problems they deal with since it is an assault on people’s dignity. He then spoke about ethics in business. Tom presented a video t … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – July 5

Daphne Swanson, President of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia was our guest speaker at the July 5 meeting. Ms. Swanson told us that Richmond Junior Achievement began fifty years ago as an after school program for high school students with the goals of teaching financial literacy, work … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – June 21

Our June 21 guest speaker was Sarah Wilkinson from Heart Havens.  Sarah may have been our most energized speaker of the year. Heart Havens is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1999 to provide support and housing for adults with intellectual disabilities. It was started by the United Methodist Ch … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – June 14

Our guest speaker for June 14 was Molly Kaufman, the Development Director at the Cultural Arts Center Glen Allen. Molly informed us that the Center’s mission is to inspire and enrich our community by offering exceptional performances, classes, and visual arts exhibits. The Center offers residents an … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – June 7

Chris Campbell, Community Engagement Specialist for the Virginia Home for Boys & Girls (VHBG) was our speaker. For 170 years, VHBG has been providing strength and hope to Virginia's most vulnerable children and families through a coordinated system of care. It is one of 275 "similar" … [Read more...]

Speaker Update – May 24

Melissa Hill of Wild Bird Centers spoke on attracting wild birds to your homes. She described the many different styles of bird houses and feeders available to attract our native birds, as well as best practices to attract the birds you want and discourage squirrels and other pests. Melissa … [Read more...]

May 17 – Rotary Annual Charity Breakfast

This week’s meeting was the Annual Charity Breakfast where proceeds from the club’s fundraiser(s) are distributed to various charities. This year 20% of the profits from the Food Festival were designated to go to Families of the Wounded. Click here to find out more about the Families of the Wou … [Read more...]