District News

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...
Rotary Club of Nelson County recognizes a non-Rotarian as a Paul Harris Fellow
SML Club holds successful Nite at the Races
The Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake held its 10th Annual Nite at the Races on Sat., Oct. 20 at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Conference Center in Wirtz. Dozens of members and their families enjoyed video horse racing, dinner, drawings and a ladies' hat parade contest. The annual event typically nets $10,000-$15,000 to support Rotary's charitable projects in the community. DG George Karnes and his lovely wife, Leanette joined in the festivities this year.
Staunton-Augusta Club sponsors a new Interact Club
Staunton-Augusta County Club is proudly sponsoring a charter Interact Club with Grace Christian School in Staunton.
Register your RYLA students by Oct. 30
It's time to register students for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Seminar. Rotary Clubs in District 7570 are encouraged to nominate at least one male and one female junior or senior from each of their local high schools.

Martinsville UpTown Rotarian to lead GSE team to Taiwan
Beverly Pitzer is a Rotarian from the Martinsville UpTown Rotary Club in Area 7570 and serves on the communication committee and the membership committee. In March of 2019, she is embarking on an adventure, leading a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from District 7570 to District 3510 in Taiwan. 
RLI returns to our District on Oct. 26 & Nov. 2
Rotary Leadership Institute Parts 1, 2 and 3 will be offered on Oct. 26, 2018 in Johnson City, TN and Nov. 2, 2018 in Harrisonburg. 
Forest Rotarians are hard at work putting together WINGS kits for Burundi, Africa
Rotary Club of Forest made it once again on the TV show, Living in the Heart of VA! They are hard at work putting together 150 WINGS kits for Burundi, Africa! 
One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio.
World Polio Day is October 24, 2018. We're closer than ever to eradicating polio, but we’re not done yet. We still need funds to continue immunizations and surveillance efforts. You can plan an event in your club and help raise awareness about our massive effort to end polio. Use the resources available here to get started. You’ll find everything you need to plan and promote your event, including outreach guides, sample press releases, and social media messages and graphics. A simple thing you can do is to host a World's Greatest Meal (WGM), taking in cash donations,...
Danville Riverview Rotary to host Ducks on the Dan Sept. 22
The Danville Riverview Rotary Club will host is annual Ducks on the Dan race on September 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. The race is from the MLK Bridge to the Crossing at the Dan Pedestrian Bridge. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 and proceeds benefit The Danville Art Trail, Dictionaries for 3rd graders, and Riverview Rotary International endeavors.    Prizes are 1st place, $500, 2nd place, $300, and 3rd place, $200.    Get your tickets from Danville Riverview Rotary members or online here.
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