Ryan Blankenship, Rainey Niklawski, Fred Taylor, Claire Schlichtherle, Brian Redden
Midlothian Rotary Board – FY 2023:
President: Ryan Blankenship Immediate Past President: Mark Jones Vice President/President Elect: Ward Currin
Secretary: Rainey Niklawski Treasurer: Beth Fitzwater Sergeant at Arms: Richard McCullough
Director: Fred Taylor (Membership) Director: Brad Lowry (Foundation Team) Director: Glen Groat (Business & Operations Team)
Director: Robley Bates (Public Image Team) Director: Joe Lewis (Fundraising Team) Director: **Sean Danowski (Service & Social Team)
Welcome New Members!
Soles4Souls Service a Success!
Speaker 9/14/2021: Chris Beach with Relationship Foundation of Virginia
Join us at ChandlerFEST!
Manakin Episcopal Church Presents ChandlerFEST, a benefit event to raise funds for the Boys Home of Virginia and to honor and celebrate Midlothian Rotary Club member Chandler Williams' 75th Birthday.
ChandlerFEST will be held September 26, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Phillips’ Farm in Midlothian.
Tickets for ChandlerFEST are $30 per person with a cap of $75 for a family
Bluegrass music and a smoke chick or pork meal from Mission BBQ with all the fixing are included with your ticket. Kindred Spirits beer sold separately.
All Proceeds from the Giveaway and the ChandlerFEST event will go to The Boys Home of Virginia
Donations to The Boys Home are welcome.
Get your tickets here: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/chandlerfest
Volunteer at the Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival!
Click here to sign up!
Speaker 8/31/2021: Sheri Lambert- Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia
Speaker 8/17/21: Warren McCrickard - Boys to Men Mentoring
Speaker 8/3/2021: Joe Moore- Lighthouse Family Retreat
New Monthly Service- FeedMore!
Speaker 6/22/2021: Stephanie Becker from Better2gether RVA
Speaker 6/15/2021: Tom Leahy with OptimumEd and Beacon Tree
Helping out at Midlothian High School!
Congratulations CCPS Students of the Year!
Speaker 5/18/21: Sheriff Karl Leonard- Chesterfield County Sheriff Department
Speaker 5/4/2021: Erin Lin - ASLACV
Congratulations to the Week 4 Sportsman's Raffle Winners!
April 30- 355 (Dave Fahy)
April 29- 592 (Roddy Davoud)
April 28- 662 (Monica Marks)
April 27- 284 (ticket not sold)
April 26- 662 (Lauren Lennon)
Congratulations to the Week 3 Sportsman's Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to the Week 3 winners of the 2021 Sportsman's Raffle!
April 19: Ticket 000 (Dan Walker)
April 20: Ticket 939 (Lyn Kyle Manson)
April 21: Ticket 489 (Ronnie McGhee)
April 22: Ticket 060 (Jim Riley)
April 23: Ticket 816 (Stephen Baker)
Congratulations to the Week 2 Sportsman's Raffle Winners!
April 12: Ticket 696 (Jim Riley)
April 13- Ticket 652 (Jason Bruehl)
April 14- Ticket 045 (Ward Currin)
April 15- Ticket 001 (Dennis Landman)
April 16: Ticket 687 (Bill White)
Speaker 4/6/21: Joanne Wieworka with the Chesterfield County Planning Department
Congratulations to the Week 1 Sportsman's Raffle Winners!
April 5- ticket 451 (Jan Lester)
April 6- ticket 911 (Steve Stover)
April 7- Ticket 302 (Mark Gottschalk)
April 8- Ticket 376 ( Judith Daniel)
April 9- Ticket 003 (Bobby Lewis)
Speaker 3/30/21: Chris Jenkins- Midlothian Business Alliance
Speaker 3/23/2021: Beth Vann-Turnall- Housing Families First
Speaker 3/16/2021: Johnathan Young VSU- Project Shadow
2021 Sportsman's Raffle
The proceeds from this raffle are used to fund the club's local charitable initiatives to nonprofits such as Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond. Thank you for your help providing much needed funding- and good luck!
Midlothian Rotary Club helps the Chesterfield Food Bank!
Speaker 2/16/21: Nancy Beasley - Polio Survivor, Author and Rotarian
Speaker 1/26/21: David Mills and Eric Gowen from Alpha Tango Counseling
Sole4Souls Service Project
We are collecting shoes for Soles4Souls as our January Service Project!
- All types of shoes are acceptable (kids, Men's, Woman's)
- Shoes do not have to be new, just in good shape and 'Gently Worn'. (Great time to clean out your closet!)
- Please pack shoes in bags with shoe laces tied (for safety).
- Bring shoes to a rotary member before February 9th.
- You can donate monetarily in honor of the Rotary Club of Midlothian if you would like at https://soles4souls.org/shoe-
Speaker 1/19/21: Jamie Morgan- Physicians for Peace
Speaker 12/15/20: Stephanie Hathaway - Soles4Souls
Better2gether RVA Service Event & Organization Needs
Here's the signup link to volunteer for the event – https://www.signupgenius.com/
Can't make it to volunteer? Donate some things from their needs or wish list!
Need List: https://a.co/gY2bW66
Wish List: https://a.co/8JLBHVH
Remembering Ed Burtner, Sr.
Speaker 11/24/20: Jon Lugbill- Sports Backers
Volunteering at Soles4Souls
Speaker 11/17/20: Kaicee Robertson- Richmond Animal League
Speaker 10/27/20: Carolyn Ferraro- Chesterfield County Back 2 School
Thank you Carolyn Ferraro with Chesterfield County Back 2 School for speaking with our club about the path to in-person and hybrid instruction in Chesterfield County.
Speaker 10/20/20- Dan Cohen Chesterfield Community Enhancement
A big thank you to Dan Cohen the Director of Chesterfield County Community Enhancement for taking the time to come and give our club updates on what's happening in Chesterfield County!
Speaker 9/22/20- Dave Anderson from the Timmons Group
Speaker 9/15/20- Gib Sloan from Chesterfield County Planning Commission
New Event- Boards and Bags!
We, partnered with the Brandermill and River City Rotary Clubs, are so excited to announce the first-ever Boards and Bags Cornhole Tournament on October 10th from 12-8pm at Atlas 42.
It will be a double elimination tournament with an all-day DJ, plenty of food and drinks, and event t-shirts! Sponsor packages also include custom cornhole boards and bags!
Visit this link to sign up to play!
Speaker 9/1/2020- Fielding Douthat from Woods Roger
Speaker 8/18/20- Zach McCluskey and Ajit Singh - Johnston Willis Hospital
Speaker 8/4/2020- Frank Petroski - Midlothian Representative of the Planning Commission
Speaker 7/21/20- Peter Kyle Rotary Director for Districts 33 and 34
Speaker 7/7/20- Mary Dunne Stewart from Fit4Kids
Speaker 6/30/20- Lisa Graves w/ Chesterfield SAFE
Students of the Year for Chesterfield County!
Speaker 6/16/20- Kerry Blumberg of RMHC Richmond
This week, our speaker was Kerry Blumberg- Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond! Our club was able to give away a $10,000 COVID-19 relief grant to a nonprofit incurring large expenses because of the virus, and we chose to help RMHC Richmond. Because of state regulations, families have been housed in hotel rooms at the expense of the organization, and volunteer programs temporarily suspended. The organization also needed some large safety upgrades in their 100 year old building to meet upgraded sanitation standards for families, volunteers and staff. Kerry spoke on behalf of the organization, but made it very clear that this was a relief to every staff member- on both the program team, who handles interactions and safety for families, and the development team, whose fundraising efforts had been shaken by the shutdown.
We look forward to participating in their volunteer programs as soon as we are able, and we are so glad to be making sure that families get the care they need while they have a child receiving medical treatment in Richmond.
Scholarship Award Winner
Speaker 5/26/2020- Patricia Green YMCA Richmond
Curtis Marshall- Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Still Meeting, Safely
Week 4 Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to all our winners!
Day Winner Prize
Monday, 4/27 Leigh Rose - Sold by Monica Browning BPS 12 Ga Shotgun
Tuesday, 4/28 Paul Spraker - Sold by Chuck C. Zeiss Victory Binoculars
Wednesday, 4/29 Rusty Miller Winchester SX4 12 Ga Shotgun
Thursday, 4/30 No Winner - Unsold Ticket
Friday, 5/1 Roddy Davoud - Sold by Bob R. Savage Valkyrie Bolt Action Rifle
Week 3 Raffle Winners!
Monday, 4/20 No Winner - Unsold Ticket
Tuesday, 4/21 No Winner - Unsold Ticket
Wednesday, 4/22 Shawn Etz - Sold by Donnie Ten Point Renegade Crossbow
Thursday, 4/23 No Winner - Unsold Ticket
Friday, 4/24 No Winner - Unsold Ticket
Raffle Winners Week 2
Monday, 4/13 Hank Miller - Sold by Robley Yeti 210 Cooler
Tuesday, 4/14 Danny Ellis - Sold By Ryan B. Henry 45LC Lever Action Rifle
Wednesday, 4/15 Kim Jones - Sold by Mark Benelli 12 Ga Pump Shotgun
Thursday, 4/16 Monica Marks Kaku Kahuna Paddle Board
Friday, 4/17 No Winner-Returned Ticket
Week 1 Raffle Winners!
Day Winner Prize
Monday, 4/6 Jim Riley Beretta 12 Ga Semi Auto Shotgun
Tuesday, 4/7 No Winner-Unsold Ticket
Wednesday, 4/8 Kirby Fitzwater - Sold by Beth Big Green Egg Medium Grill
Thursday, 4/9 Lee Keiger - Sold by Ryan B. Browning BL22 Lever Action 22LR
Friday, 4/10 No Winner-Unsold Ticket
Working to Mask the Virus
The CDC says we need masks, so Midlothian, Virginia resident, Kim, her mom Bretiss, and friends from Midlothian Rotary Club jumped into action. She has turned her home into the "Corona Covers by Kim" factory, giving sturdy, reusable, cloth-filter masks to friends, healthcare centers, and first responders.
They need funds for fabric, filters, elastic bands, thread, and ziplock baggies used to transport the masks. Kim & Company are volunteering their time and talents. Can we support them by taking care of the costs?
YES, we can!
Let's see how many masks we can make and provide to those who need them! $5 might help us make 5 masks! FUND MASKS HERE.
Any excess funds will be given to the non-profit Midlothian Rotary Club for our charity fund!
Jan 18th 2022 7:30 am
Rotary Foundation Chair
CCO-Club Comm. Offcr