District News

Abingdon Rotary Club announces 2019 Rotary Frolics
The Abingdon Rotary Club will present the 2019 Rotary Frolics with special musical guest Martha Spencer on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon.
Rotary Club of Blacksburg to celebrate 40 years!
The Rotary Club of Blacksburg will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a celebration event on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Blacksburg Country Club, 1024 Clubhouse Dr. 
Botetourt Rotary Clubs Presents $5000
In late December, the Botetourt County Rotary Club presented a $5,000 check to the Addy Grace Foundation.
Our District Conference elves have been busy planning a fun & inspiring event

Our District Conference elves have been busy planning a fun & inspiring District Conference at the Homestead that will bring Rotarians together. 
Give yourself a gift by registering during the EarlyBird discount before the end of the year at: www.rotary7570conference.com.
RI President Barry Rassin addresses crowd of 175 at Million Dollar Foundation Banquet
More than 175 Rotarians, spouses and friends joined keynote speaker Rotary International President Barry Rassin in celebrating the successful projects of the Rotary Foundation at the District 7570 Million Dollar Foundation Banquet held at the Inn at Virginia Tech Inn at Virginia Tech on December 7, 2018.
Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley holds World's Greatest Meal on Giving Tuesday
The Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley held a World’s Greatest Meal (wgmeal.com) on November 27, 2018 which was also Giving Tuesday, raising more than $1,100.
Botetourt County Rotary Club Holds Its First Annual Fall Raffle
The Botetourt County Rotary Club held its first annual Fall Raffle on November 21.  A total of 25 prizes, all donated by local businesses and other charitable organizations, were up for grabs. Net proceeds topped $4,000.  These funds that will be utilized to support the Addy Grace Foundation, who will be constructing a new all-abilities public playground in Daleville, Virginia, as well as the Rotary Foundation and future RYLA scholarships. Not only was this the club’s largest fundraiser to date, we had a lot of fun doing it. All club members deserve a great round of...
Rotary Club of Nelson County recognizes a non-Rotarian as a Paul Harris Fellow
SML Club holds successful Nite at the Races
The Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake held its 10th Annual Nite at the Races on Sat., Oct. 20 at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Conference Center in Wirtz. Dozens of members and their families enjoyed video horse racing, dinner, drawings and a ladies' hat parade contest. The annual event typically nets $10,000-$15,000 to support Rotary's charitable projects in the community. DG George Karnes and his lovely wife, Leanette joined in the festivities this year.
Staunton-Augusta Club sponsors a new Interact Club
Staunton-Augusta County Club is proudly sponsoring a charter Interact Club with Grace Christian School in Staunton.
Register your RYLA students by Oct. 30
It's time to register students for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Seminar. Rotary Clubs in District 7570 are encouraged to nominate at least one male and one female junior or senior from each of their local high schools.

Martinsville UpTown Rotarian to lead GSE team to Taiwan
Beverly Pitzer is a Rotarian from the Martinsville UpTown Rotary Club in Area 7570 and serves on the communication committee and the membership committee. In March of 2019, she is embarking on an adventure, leading a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from District 7570 to District 3510 in Taiwan. 
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