District News

Rotary Peace Centers alum gets big prize
Rotary Peace Centers alumnus and member of the Johnson City Morning Rotary Club Kiran Singh Sirah recently accepted a $10,000 prize on behalf of the International Storytelling Center as winner of the Peacebuilding Big Idea Challenge, an international competition sponsored by the Purdue Peace Project.    The winning entry was for the design of “Europa,” a state-of-the-art videogame that gamifies storytelling.   Watch the trailer here: https://on.rotary.org/30wUQQp
Jerry Biller Receives Award

Jerry Biller Receives the 110% Award for Area 2 from ADG Gannon Irons
Rotary Club of Nelson County Honor Teachers of The Year
May is a time to focus on Youth Service
Rotary's focus in May is on the fifth avenue of service, Youth Service. Publish a story this month about what your club does for area youth. 
PDG Woody at council on legislation in Chicago.
ROTARY CLUB OF NELSON COUNTY HELPS REVIVE SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
At Nelson County Middle School's revived science fair, girls run the show Rotary Club of Nelson supports School Science Fair with Mentors and Judges.
PDG Mary Keely who died March 20, 2019.  Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley (VA), District 7570.  Served District 7550 in 2010-2011.
December 1, 1946 March 20, 2019 Mary Elizabeth Keely, 72, of Roanoke, Va., peacefully passed away with family by her side on March 20, 2019. She was born December 1, 1946, in Ashland, Ky. The daughter of late Paul and Harriett Lumbard. She is survived by her husband, Robert Keely; son, Mark D'Alessandro, wife Erica and grandson Carson of Arnold, Md.; son, Matthew D'Alessandro of Roanoke, son John D'Alessandro, wife Bernadette and grandson, Drew of Roanoke, step-son David Keely, wife Cheryl and granddaughter Christina, sister Sue Reynolds. She was a graduate of Marshall University...
Paul Harris Fellow Seven Times
Danville Riverview Rotarian receives 7th Paul Harris Award
Roanoke-Downtown Club celebrates literacy at local school
The Rotary Club of Roanoke-Downtown participated in the national reading event, Read Across America, at Fallon Park Elementary School on March 2, 2019. 
District 7570 welcomes Group Study Exchange team from Taiwan
District 7570 will welcome our incoming Group Study Exchange Team from District 3510, Kaohsiung, Taiwan this week.
Rotary Club of Lynchburg delivers books to prisoners
The Rotary Club of Lynchburg (noon club) celebrated Valentines Day by bringing the gift of literacy to prisoners.
Paula Alston reflects on flexible memberships
Calling all Rotary clubs to flex your muscles and be creative! In 2016, the Council on Legislation voted to give clubs the freedom to decide when, where, and how they meet and the types of membership they offer. Rotary International reports, “Clubs that have taken advantage of the new club flexibility options have reported increased membership; greater diversity in age, professions and experience; and more engaged members.” 2019-20 RI President Mark Daniel Maloney urged incoming DGs to stress to their clubs to use the innovative membership models. He said, “The first...
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