District News

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...
LaShonda Delivuk Speaks at RI Assembly
Rotary's International Assembly, its annual training meeting, gives incoming District Governors the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders from around the world. That Assembly takes place each year in San Diego, with attendees from the 529 Districts around the world, which contain 32,000 clubs. On January 17, Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club President LaShonda Delivuk delivered a motivational talk to those global attendees. District 7570, with 82 clubs, has only had one person to ever address the Rotary International Assembly before....
Wilkins Named to RPIC
  Congratulations to Past District Governor Alex Wilkins for being named the Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 33. In this role, Alex will help Rotarians tell Rotary’s story in a compelling way and guide them in their marketing, media outreach, and social media. Other responsibilities include: Sharing Rotary’s story and regional impact with the media and their communities, and equip district leaders to do the same Showing district and club leaders how to use Rotary’s online public image resources to increase brand awareness Advising districts and clubs...
Staunton-Augusta Club honors two Paul Harris Fellows
The Rotary Club of Staunton-Augusta County recognized two of it's own with Paul Harris Fellow presentations at their meeting on January 23rd.
Skelton Scholar Kojo Abakah Progressing Well in Pharmacy School

PDG Richard Ray, Skelton-Jones Scholor Kojo Abakah, JC Rotarian Dr. Hadii Mamudu
Abingdon Rotary Club announces 2019 Rotary Frolics
The Abingdon Rotary Club will present the 2019 Rotary Frolics with special musical guest Martha Spencer on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon.
Rotary Club of Blacksburg to celebrate 40 years!
The Rotary Club of Blacksburg will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a celebration event on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Blacksburg Country Club, 1024 Clubhouse Dr. 
Botetourt Rotary Clubs Presents $5000
In late December, the Botetourt County Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to the Addy Grace Foundation.
Our District Conference elves have been busy planning a fun & inspiring event

Our District Conference elves have been busy planning a fun & inspiring District Conference at the Homestead that will bring Rotarians together. 
Give yourself a gift by registering during the EarlyBird discount before the end of the year at: www.rotary7570conference.com.
 
RI President Barry Rassin addresses crowd of 175 at Million Dollar Foundation Banquet
More than 175 Rotarians, spouses and friends joined keynote speaker Rotary International President Barry Rassin in celebrating the successful projects of the Rotary Foundation at the District 7570 Million Dollar Foundation Banquet held at the Inn at Virginia Tech Inn at Virginia Tech on December 7, 2018.
Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley holds World's Greatest Meal on Giving Tuesday
The Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley held a World’s Greatest Meal (wgmeal.com) on November 27, 2018 which was also Giving Tuesday, raising more than $1,100.
Botetourt County Rotary Club Holds Its First Annual Fall Raffle
The Botetourt County Rotary Club held its first annual Fall Raffle on November 21.  A total of 25 prizes, all donated by local businesses and other charitable organizations, were up for grabs. Net proceeds topped $4,000.  These funds that will be utilized to support the Addy Grace Foundation, who will be constructing a new all-abilities public playground in Daleville, Virginia, as well as the Rotary Foundation and future RYLA scholarships. Not only was this the club’s largest fundraiser to date, we had a lot of fun doing it. All club members deserve a great round of...
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