Our 2020/2021 nominating committee has been formed. Thank you to the following members who are serving:
Mark Jones (Chair), Fred Taylor, Ward Currin, Robley Bates, and Rainer Schlichtherle
Be sure to put December 8th on your calendar for our Christmas Party at Steam Bell Beer Works!
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.
Volunteering at Soles4Souls
Speaker 11/17/20: Kaicee Robertson- Richmond Animal League
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!
SAVE THE DATE - OCTOBER 10, 2020 - Magnificent Midlothian Food FestivalThe 32nd annual MAGNIFICENT Midlothian Food Festival is bigger and better than ever, with 20 restaurants, local craft beer, Virginia Wines and more!
And again this year our event is on a Saturday with live music all day. All proceeds benefit local charities through Rotary International.
Rotary Foundation Chair
CCO-Club Comm. Offcr
Club Executive Secretary