District News

DG Moment September 9, 2017
Olde Salem Days  District Governor Dick Ray visits the Salem Rotary Club's Signature Event!  Check out the event here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEvJEgFHR70
DG Moment - Sept 5, 2017
Exchange!  DG Dick Ray shares Youth, Group Study and Friendship Exchange program updates and introduces you to the 2017-18 group of Youth Exchange Students.  Video LInk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRKWzhRlo3U
Area 4 and Area 5 Clubs Combine For DG Visit
DG Dick Ray visited Rotary Clubs of Amherst and Nelson County on August 24, 2017 starting at 5pm with leaders from each club and then the meal was served at 6pm.  The get together was a success and everyone had a great time meeting with Dick Ray.  The meeting was held at The Nelson Center in Lovingston, VA. During the meeting everyone enjoyed an excellent meal provided by the caterer from Nelson County. I quote one member from Amherst Club who said, "We could ready get spoiled here."The meal was outstanding. One member from the Amherst Club stated he had been in Rotary over...
Disaster Aid Memo from the District

Please read the following memo concerning how to donate to the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief.

Website Memo RE-Disater Aid 08312017 (.pdf)

DG Moment - August 29, 2017
DG Dick Ray visits Boxerwood Gardens Chlldrens' Play Trail, where the Lexington Lunch Club will improve the Mud Kitchen and Dirty Bistro, popular spots for over 3,000 children per season.  Lexington Lunch Rotarians Joanne Robblee and Ernestine Hockaday join Boxerwood Early Education Coordinator Jessica Sullivan and Gardner Ben Eland.  LInk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwFco0eiYiQ
Boxerwood Matching Grant Awarded by Rotary Club of Lexington Lunch and District 7570

The Rotary Club Of Lexington Lunch, and Rotary District 7570 have partnered with Boxerwood and other donors to refurbisht he children's play trail at Boxerwood. Assistant District Governor Marc Hudson presented the $4.000 matching grant check for this effort to Club President Lori Sadler, (more...)
DG Moment - August 21, 2017
How are we Rotarians connected?  Based on last week's travels, DG Dick Ray shares his views.  Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUWg3_ftChw
DG Moment - August 16, 2017
While on club visits, DG Dick Ray covers Group Study Exchange and NewGen Peacebuilders Application Deadlines.  Then, we visit with Chatham Club President Paul Nicholson at the collaborative grant in Gretna VA. The DG Moment Video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGJ3_5LU4eM
Lynchburg Rotary returns to East Africa
In September four members of The Rotary Club of Lynchburg will travel to the nation of Malawi in East Africa for a two-week mission trip, working in partnership with a team from First Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg.  They will address a variety of local needs during their stay, as they have done on several previous trips to the same region.  (read more and see a pic)
DG Moment - August 7, 2017
District Governor Dick Ray visits with Kingsport Club Director Jerry Luchack as they view the Club's Community Project site funded by a District Grant.  The Kingsport Centennial Project - Borden Park renovation will add two pavilions to a wooded park.  This DG Moment features the park "Before" renovations begin.  Can't wait to see the finished project!  Congratulations Kingsport Rotary Club!   The DG Moment Video is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blSxTjYCSwE
Details on Friendship Exchange with Australia
We’re happy to announce the Friendship Exchange with District 9550 (Queensland, Australia): Best time of the year to visit: May 2018 Point of entry: Cairns, either direct or via Sydney or Brisbane (approx. 28 hours from Dulles Intl.) Points of interest: Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tableland. Also, attend District 9550 Conference in Ingham (between Cairns and Townsville). Visit Townsville, Charters Towers and Outback, view some of the best dinosaur fossils in the world! Return through inland route back to Cairns. Duration: 14 days Team size: 4...
Polio Immunization Exercise
There will be a Polio Immunization Exercise in Accra, Ghana, West Africa in October 2017!  Would you like to participate?  

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