District News

C. Ned Lester: Rotarian and PDG C. Ned Lester Passed Away
PDG C. Ned Lester passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2016 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born and raised in Washington County, Virginia. The sone of John and Vene Lester, he was a twin and one of 12 children. 
"Service Above Self" aptly describes the James Madison University Rotaract Club. With over 40 active members, the club has contributed substantially to service projects locally and abroad.
How Inclusive is Your Club?
Recently, I cam across the concept of "conscious inclusion" when reading an article about how a bank consulted with an NGO for people with vision impairment when designing their new credit/debit cards. I started thinking about whether Rotary clubs are practicing conscious inclusion.
Rotary Goes to the Ends of the Earth to Deliver Clean Water
Letter from Walter Hughes. 
Spotlight on a Club: Rocky Mount
Breath of Fresh Air:

When 2016-2017 President Time Wilborne was inducted, his first order of business was a club survey to find out what direction the club wanted to go during his presidency.
Spotlight on a Club: Clarke County
The Rotary Club of Clarke County, Virginia was chartered on 10 October 1998, some nine months after the first organizational meeting at the Battletown Inn. The Charter was presented by District Govenor Ron Ferrill. The extension of Rotary into Clarke County was under the inspiration and leadership of Joseph R. Kerr, a member of the sponsoring Stephens City Rotary Club, and a President of the Stafford, Virginia Rotary Club. 
My Rotary Club Take a Chance for Charity Benefit
The "Take a Chance for Charity Benefit" team and the Rotary Club of Lexington Lunch Reverse Raffle Benefit tickets are now on sale. 
Raise a Fork for Kids: Auction with Action
Raise a Fork for Kids Auction with Action     The Rotary Club of Roanoke-Downtown Fund-Raiser, will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave. SE Roanoke   We will share an evening of fellowship among friends, enjoy live music, host a raffle, and have a live and silent auction. Once again, the American Culinary Federation Southwestern Virginia Chapter and the Culinary Institute at Virginia Western will provide delicious delights and fun that WOW the attendees!   John Carlin will emcee...
Healthy Kingsport Presentation
The Rotary Club of Kingsport-Sunrise was pleased to hear from Healthy Kingsport's Johanna Montgomery on its many, diverse sponsors and partners who are working toward better nutrition. 
Broadway-Timberville Grant Project
Here are some of our Rotarians using "sweet equity"from Rotary grant. 
Timonthy C. Carter, Sheriff of Shenandoah County, has been chosen to serve as District Govenor of Rotary District 7570 in the year 2019-2020. 
Youth Exchange
How would you like to help build world peace and understanding- one student, one exchange at a time? Do you know a  high-schooler who might be ready to take on a life-changing adventure? Ready to move outside their comfort zone and embrace the tremendous personal growth that comes from it?  
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