District News

Details on Friendship Exchange with Australia
We’re happy to announce the Friendship Exchange with District 9550 (Queensland, Australia): Best time of the year to visit: May 2018 Point of entry: Cairns, either direct or via Sydney or Brisbane (approx. 28 hours from Dulles Intl.) Points of interest: Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tableland. Also, attend District 9550 Conference in Ingham (between Cairns and Townsville). Visit Townsville, Charters Towers and Outback, view some of the best dinosaur fossils in the world! Return through inland route back to Cairns. Duration: 14 days Team size: 4...
Polio Immunization Exercise
There will be a Polio Immunization Exercise in Accra, Ghana, West Africa in October 2017!  Would you like to participate?  

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DG Minute 7-31-17 With Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Riverview Collaborative Grant
DG Dick Ray visits with Danville Riverview Club President Alexis Ehrhardt about the Collaborative "Dan River Region Beautification Project".   Take a look at the benefiting properties "before" the project kicks off. The Danville After Hours and Chatham Clubs are participating in this project! Video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7ZcvWpBWQ8
Rotary Member Leaving a Legacy and More with 50 Years of Perfect Attendance
George “Wirt” Taylor is making history. He received the first-ever award for fifty years of perfect attendance from the Rotary Club of Kingsport.
DG Minute 7-7-17 - Clubs are like the Rotary Wheel
District Governor Minute- July 7 2017
Friendship Exchange Established
Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs.
Rosalyn Lester Receives the RI Distinguished Service Award for Ned Lester
The Danville Rotary Club Special Recognition Meeting
The Danville Rotary Club had a special meeting, on May 2nd, recognizing 4 new Honorary Members, 16 Paul Harris Fellows, and 2 Paul Harris Society Members.  Three of the honorary members served in WWII.  Governor Chris Runion and AG Charlie Strauss were in attendance and took part in presenting these honors to our club members.

Submitted by:
Charles Haynsworth IV
P.E. Danville Rotary Club
"Approximately thirty, special needs students at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN, are transported by limousine to a pavilion where the Rotary Club of Kingsport-Downtown serves hamburges & hot dogs to the students.  A DJ plays music.  Everyone has a great time at this annual event," says club president, Milton Carter.  
District Governor Elect Dick Ray Celebrates with Rotary Club of Lexington Lunch
DG Elect ('17-18) Dick Ray joined the Lexington Lunchers for an After Reverse Raffle Celebration on April 5 in Lexington.  The Club's first fundraiser raised $15,000 for local and international charity projects. Event Chair Joanne Robblee extended her sincere thanks to all the club members for making the "Big Deal" event a rousing success. (more....)
Money Reads
Many students graduating from College face staggering amounts of debt. Lynne Stover, literary coordinator of the Reading Makes Cent$ program, said a few books could help change that.
Foundation Grants from the Rotary Foundation
As clubs worldwide recently celebrated the 112th anniversary of the first Rotary club meeting, I think it's interesting to also consider the history of The Rotary Foundation and it's impact through humanitarian projects around the world. This first meeting provided the spark for what we all know as Rotary today.
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