District News

John Stinnett, Bedford VA, delivers Dictionaries to our Elementary Students
John Stinnett, First Citizens Bank Service Manager and Bedford Rotarian,  delivered 119 dictionaries to Liberty Middle School for the Bedford Elementary 4th grade class.  All books had Rotary labels placed inside the front cover.  A letter was included to encourage literacy with each box of dictionaries.  
Bedford Rotary gives dictionaries to 4th graders
The Bedford Rotary Club provided 119 dictionaries to the 4th grade class at Bedford Elementary School this week. All books had Rotary labels placed inside the front cover and a copy of a letter describing Literacy being a Rotary Area of Focus. Pictured is Rotarian John Stinnett who leads the committee, with Bedford County Schools staff member, Gwen Collins. 
Major Gift Donation Accepted from Rotarians Skip and Lynn Lautenschlager Designated for PolioPlus
Past President/District Annual Fund Chair Gary Norris and Assistant Governor Tim Wilborne accepted a major gift donation from Past President/Rotarian Skip Lautenschlager and Rotarian Lynn Lautenschlager to the Rotary Foundation desginated for PolioPlus and in honor of Rotarians June and Bill Long and their many years of devotion to the PolioPlus program.  Skip was presented a Major Donor pin and Lynn a crystal recognition piece.The Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia and District 7570 are very appreciative of the cumulative gift that is essential to securing and growing Rotary programs...
Talk Saves Lives
Salem HS Student Lydia Galbreath was the first place winner in the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) speech contest.  
Rotary Club of Waynesboro Raises $6802 for the Salvation Army - Waynesboro VA
Rotarian Jeff Fife and wife, Fiona singing holiday songs as they ring the bell
Rotary Club of Salem Collects Coats & Accessories

Rotarians, Interact, Rotaract students, and Kiwanians held a drive-thru drop off of coats and accessories.
Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg Professional Leadership Award

The Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg awarded their 2020 Professional Leadership Award to Christiansburg Police Department Investigator Maureen “Moe” McClanahan on December 14th. The Professional Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have gone beyond the boundaries of conventional professional success by demonstrating exceptional leadership in the development and implementation of programs beneficial to the community.  (more....)
Botetourt County Rotary Club Conducts 2020 Fall Raffle

The Botetourt County Rotary Club held its 2020 Fall Raffle on November 17th.  In spite of the pandemic, the club was successful in gathering 53 prize donations from local businesses and individuals, and more than 300 tickets were sold.   A total of $3,070 was raised with this year’s raffle, and realized funds will be used to benefit a variety of charitable organizations.  (more....)
Botetourt County Rotary Club Donates $4,000 to Local Food Banks

The Botetourt County Rotary Club teamed up with The Bank of Fincastle to co-sponsor The Bank of  Fincastle Virtual 5K Run / Walk this fall.  As part of the virtual 5K, each participant was provided with a packet of information and (more...)
What's New on the District Website?

Thanks to Rick Furr, our District Information Technology Chairman, you may now go under WHO WE ARE and open the tab DISTRICT HISTORY and watch interviews with Past District Governors and others Rotarians.  This has been a work in progress of your District History Committee for  several years.  It is not complete but we will continue to add to this dream.  I hope you will enjoy these interviews as much as we have enjoyed making it available.  
New Market Rotary Club Guest Speaker Series
Mr. Cory Davies, the Executive Director of the RMH Foundation was the guest speaker at our August 12 luncheon meeting. He discussed the impact of COVID-19 on health care in the Shenandoah Valley.
5th Annual Krobath /Brownfield Benefit Golf Tournament
Mr. Jim Douglas addresses the Club on the logistics and execution of the 15th Annual Krobath /Brownfield Benefit Golf Tournament which was  held on Wednesday September 9th. Despite the impact of COVID-19, Jim has spearheaded the effort this year to hold both a safe and fun tournament and we anticipate the participation of over twenty teams. This tournament raises money primarily to help cancer patients and local scholarships.
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