District News

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.
August Will Pay For November
This is an article encouraging Rotary Clubs to recruit Millennials during Membership month.
Public Image committee encourages clubs to post news to social media
GOLD CLUB requirements changed this year. For Rotary 7570 clubs to be recognized as a Gold Club, a club must have an active social media page such as Facebook that they post to at least once a month (among other requirements). Clubs are no longer required to submit information to the Informer. The Public Image committee encourages clubs to post news and other items to their social media pages to help spread the news of best practices and great projects and programs.  
Valley Students Awarded Scholarships
Valley Students Awarded Scholarships The Rotary Club of Woodstock has presented $15,000 in college scholarships this past year to local students. The announcement was recently made by Jeremy Cleary, Scholarship Committee Chairman. At Central High School, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Kelly Bullock, Jacqueline Connell, Bailey Gale, Alina Jaffri, Thomas Lam, Sarah Grace Schechtel and Hayley Wisman. Strasburg High School student Briana Chapman won a $2,000 scholarship while $1,000 scholarships went to Morgan Lea Knave and Michaela Amari. The Stonewall Jackson High...
Bedford Rotarian plants 100 trees with Canadian club while vacationing
Bedford Rotarian plants 100 trees with Canadian club while vacationing Dr. Jeffrey Kornblum and his wife, Dianna, traveled this summer to Newfoundland in Canada where they joined with the St. John's Rotary Club to plant 100 trees in Kenny Park. Dr. Kornblum presented a Bedford Rotary Club banner to the St. John's Club. "It was a nice day and I personally got to plant about 10 trees as part of the project," said Dr. Kornblum.  Remember, one of the great features of Rotary is that it's an International organization and you can often find a club...
Applications for GSE team members are due by Sept. 15
Don't miss this AMAZING opportunity for your club to identify a young professional to nominate for the Group Study Exchange to Taiwan! Team Member applications are due by September 15, 2018! The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business and professional men and women in their initial years of professional life. Rotary districts in different countries are paired to send and receive professional study groups of four team members and one Rotarian team leader to travel for approximately four weeks, staying in the homes of...
Rotary Club of Forest to host Lynchburg's first Field of Honor® flag display
The Rotary Club of Forest will host Lynchburg’s first Field of Honor® flag display during the first two weeks of September. 1,000 U.S. flags will draw the Hill City together in dramatic fashion to honor our military, veterans and first responders in a celebration of freedom. You can show your support by sponsoring a flag or making a donation. Read More Here…
Rotary Club of Lynchburg to host Rotary Night at the Hillcats Aug. 10
It's time to go to the ballpark! Rotary Night at the Hillcats will be Friday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Rotary Club of Nelson County Welcomes New School Superintendent to Nelson
Left to Right: Dr. Martha Eagle, Superintendent Nelson County Schools and Rotary President Judy Smythers NEWS RELEASE  LOVINGSTON, VA Rotary Club of Nelson County   The Rotary Club of Nelson County officially welcomed Dr. Martha Eagle, Superintendent Nelson County Schools to Nelson County during a meeting. Dr. Eagle was the speaker where she addressed Rotary Members and Special Guests. Guests in attendance were Angie Johnson, Treasurer, Lisa Bryant, Clerk of Circuit Court, Pam Campbell, Commissioner of Revenue, and Daniel Rutherford, Commonwealth Attorney to name...
Welcome to the new Rotary Year.
We have just finished a wonderful convention in Toronto where we found "Inspiration Around Every Corner". As "People of Action", we have learned that "Together We Inspire" and our new Rotary theme for the year is "Be the Inspiration". In the history of Rotary, there has never been this kind of alignment in our convention, our ad campaign and our annual theme. As we kick off this Rotary year, I challenge you to "be the Inspiration" to the members of your club, the members of your community and all those you encounter in achieving even...
DG Moment May 7, 2018
Rotary Youth Exchange! District Governor Dick Ray visits with Youth Exchange Student Daniel and his Host Mom Chartlotte Whitted near Tazewell, Virginia.  Daniel and Charlotte share their Youth Exchange experiences.  Charlotte has begun the transition to Youth Exchange District Chair, and has opportunities for Your Club to host a Youth Exchange Student for 2018-19.  Contact Charlotte at RYE7570@Gmail.com or call 336-391-5882.  Enjoy this week's video including details about 2018-19 in-bound Youth opportunities...
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