District News

3rd Annual Women in Rotary Tea a Huge Success!
Forty women, representing more than 15 different clubs, in three different Rotary Districts, came together for the 3rd annual Women in Rotary Tea Party! What a great collection of servant leaders and practitioners of "Service Above Self." The Rotary Club of Lynchburg Downtown organizes this event each year under the direction of Past President LaShonda Delivuk. The club would like to thank their host facility Ploughcroft Tea Room for their warm hospitality, gracious service and delicious tea & pastries!
Botetourt Rotary Club Donates $500 to the Hope to Walk Foundation
The Botetourt Rotary Club recently made a $500 donation to the Hope to Walk Foundation, a non-profit entity whose mission is to provide prosthetic legs to individuals in third world countries including Honduras, Guatemala, Vietnam and Haiti. (more...)
Hester: Make Polio History
Todd Hester ia a Presbyterian Minister and a member of the Rotary Club of Salem.  This article appeared in The Roanoke Times on September 11, 2019.  The Rotary Club of Salem will be raising money to eradicate Polio during Olde Salem Days on Saturday, September 14th.  The booth will be located in front of the Salem Library and next to the Vendor Registration Table. Join us for Olde Salem Days 2019 and help us eradicate Polio by dropping a donation in our club's blue buckets!

https://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/hester-make-polio-history/article_e1275715-dee2-5da6-9040-1e4855d1cfb5.html
Hurricane Dorian Help
Rotarians - now is the time to help our friends dealing with Hurricane Dorian!  Open this document for how to contribute:
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
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