• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 1/30/2015
  • Rotary Year: 2014-2015
  • Award Category: Vocational Service
  • Club NameRockingham County
  • Member First NamePaul Riner
  • Address: 
    c/o Riner Rentals
    1587 Port Republic Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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  • Email: paul.riner@gmail.com
  • Brief Description: 
    1. Vocational presentations from members twice a month
    2. New member luncheons hosted by Past Presidents
    3. Young Rotarian happy hours, hosted w/Harrisonburg Club
    4. Dawn Miller Sanders’ presentation on “Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace”
    5. Nick Perrine’s presentation on “Affordable Care Act Changes”
    6. Competition for JMU Marketing students to create Club marketing plans (w/Harrisonburg Club)
    7. Valley Business Keynote (w/other Clubs, AYP, and the Chamber of Commerce), featuring Marc Fernandez of LuckStone Companies
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    1. Vocational presentations -- 75% and growing as we add new members
    2. New member luncheons – 25%
    3. Young Rotarian happy hours – varies; averages 40%
    4. Dawn Miller Sanders’ presentation – 75%
    5. Nick Perrine’s presentation – 65%
    6. Club marketing plans – 10%
    7. Valley Business Keynote – 90%
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    1. Vocationals -- give members a new or refreshed view of fellow members
    2. New member luncheons share info about Rotary in a fun, informal manner
    3. Young Rotarian happy hours – networking amongst Rotarians, self defined as ‘young’
    4. Scholarships -- allow two students to continue their vocational training
    5. Sanders’ presentation – shared great intel on how to relate to challenging people at work
    6. Nick Perrine’s presentation – shed light on healthcare regulations for employers and employees
    7. Club marketing plans – gave students ‘real world’ experience in creating and presenting plans
    8. VBK exposed 400 individuals to a dynamic values-based leader