District News

DG Moment January 1, 2018
DG Dick Ray discusses the inspiring benefits of District Conference with First Time Attendee Alexis Ehrhardt at the 2017 conference.  Conferences transform engaged Rotarians to committed ones!  Club Presidents - be creative in encouraging First Time Attendees to District Conference!  Consider club incentives or personal scholarships from a mentor.  The DG Moment Video is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8RVqQ5HJaM
DG Moment Dec 24, 2017
Warren Ray, son of DG Dick and Ginger Ray, sends a video update of our Soacha Community Center Project near Bogota, Colombia.  The Community Center will hold Basic Education, Community Peace and Child Nutrition Programs.  Bogota Laureles Club Rotarians Udo Rungeler and Bernardo Martinez provide project particulars.  This project - totaling over $250,000 in value - was funded by partner Districts, Clubs from three US Districts including D7570, and generous Rotarians in Colombia and the United States.  We expect project completion by May 2018.  Enjoy the video...
DG Moment Dec 13, 2017
Celebrate our Bluefield Rotary Club's achievement as a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club! Dick Ray's DG Moment Video is here:  https://youtu.be/48d4LEy8f8o
Lexington Lunch and District Funds Transform Boxerwood Play Trail
Rededication of the Boxerwood Play Trail was held on Saturday December 2. "Amazing what happens when people come together to make things happen," said Executive Director Levy Schroeder of Boxerwood. She warmly thanked the Rotary Club of Lexington Lunch for writing the district grant for $4,000.  (see more....)
DG Moment November 27, 2017
Our Group Study Exchange Team departs for Gujarat India.  DG Dick Ray and PDG Woody Sadler send off the team from Dulles Airport. Access the Video Here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Elq5ezY91I Follow the Team Here: https://www.facebook.com/Rotary7570GSE/
DG Moment November 20, 2017
Celebrate Bill Skelton at Foundation Banquet Dec 1st - Past District Governor Henry Nickels shares a favorite story about Bill as a new member of the Christiansburg-Blacksburg Club - the link follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE4UAsL7jLQ.
DG Moment November 13, 2017
Northeast Tennessee Rotaractors Scarlett Edmunds and Shelby Hammock help DG Dick Ray plant 42 trees in Honor of Rotary & Rotaract Club Officers. The video link follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcjXhx5UZA
Area Rotary clubs establish Laurie S. Moran Rotary Service Fund
Four area Rotary clubs have joined together to establish the Laurie S. Moran Rotary Service Fund with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. The fund will provide grants to area 501c3 organizations that address one of Rotary’s six focus areas of service.
DG Moment November 7, 2017
Foundation Month!  DG Dick Ray celebrates with the Broadway-Timberville Club as they become 100% Paul Harris Fellows! Access the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSyhjNjRzGE
DG Moment Oct 30, 2017
District Governor Dick Ray captures Ft Blackmore School students' excitement at their playground grand opening - partially funded by a District Grant. Access the DG Moment Video by Clicking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRNgL4neWak
DG Moment - October 23, 2017
World Polio Day is October 24th.  This week we focus on our #1 priority!  Video LInk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXkCPeUoX1E
DG Moment October 16, 2017
Responding to Club Inquiries, DG Dick Ray updates you on Global Wheelchair Projects.  Rotary Wheelchair Guru District 7670 Governor 2012-13 Frank Dean joins in.  Access this weeks video here:  https://youtu.be/KP03CeET8ak Those interested in supporting our next wheelchair project should contact PDG Woody Sadler at lorwood@embarqmail.com 
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