District News

Welcome to the new Rotary Year.
We have just finished a wonderful convention in Toronto where we found "Inspiration Around Every Corner". As "People of Action", we have learned that "Together We Inspire" and our new Rotary theme for the year is "Be the Inspiration". In the history of Rotary, there has never been this kind of alignment in our convention, our ad campaign and our annual theme. As we kick off this Rotary year, I challenge you to "be the Inspiration" to the members of your club, the members of your community and all those you encounter in achieving even...
DG Moment May 7, 2018
Rotary Youth Exchange! District Governor Dick Ray visits with Youth Exchange Student Daniel and his Host Mom Chartlotte Whitted near Tazewell, Virginia.  Daniel and Charlotte share their Youth Exchange experiences.  Charlotte has begun the transition to Youth Exchange District Chair, and has opportunities for Your Club to host a Youth Exchange Student for 2018-19.  Contact Charlotte at RYE7570@Gmail.com or call 336-391-5882.  Enjoy this week's video including details about 2018-19 in-bound Youth opportunities...
DG Moment April 30, 2018
Kingsport Club Membership Success!  DG Dick Ray hears from Membership Committee Chair Adam Gray about how the coordinated club effort leading to eight new members and 20% of membership under 40 years old.  This week's video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJgbq2QxkeY
DG Moment April 21, 2013
Earth Day!  DG Dick Ray joins the Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley and Salem High School Interact Club to plant 30 trees while celebrating Earth Day. Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMjUcdxgRoI  Miss planting a tree on Earth Day? - no worries: Every Day is Earth Day.   Go plant a tree!
DG Moment March 31, 2018
Group Study Exchange Send-Off DG Dick Ray sends off Our Group Study Exchange Team to the Caribbean.  The GSE Team includes Leader Paula Alston (Blacksburg), Tyler Conley (Harrisonburg), Zach Smith (Pearisburg), Jessica Arrington (Lynchburg) and Doug Sexton (Front Royal).   The Team will visit Trinidad, Martinique, Guyana and Suriname.  Safe Travels!  Video Access:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgMSXCvIMX0
Rotarian Lori Turner Awarded Paul Harris Fellow
Board Secretary Lori Turner of the Lexington Lunch Club was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow during the club's Reverse Raffle Event on March 24 at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center by District Governor Elect Tim Cater and Club President Lori Sadler.  
DG Moment February 26, 2018
Happy Birthday Rotary!  DG District Governor Dick Ray introduces three videos containg historic Rotary Beginnings:  Our Rotary Foundation,  Polio Plus and Our Peace Movement.  Access this week's video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-FGV6-6SPA
DG Moment Feb 19, 2018
Congratulations Danville Noon Club - 100% Paul Harris Fellows and a Community Project that is also a signature fundraiser.   Watch DG Dick Ray's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhuB4ZjgI00
Three Paul Harris Fellows Named
Rotary Club of Nelson County
George Dilendorf, Dr. Roger Collins and Thom Mansfield  were recognized during the recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Nelson County. The following presentations was made by Diane Woodson, Assistant Governor Area 4, District 7570.  (more...)

DG Moment Feb 12, 2018
Woodstock Club Success Story:  DG Dick Ray explores Membership growth with Past President Carter Knapp and Membership Champion Don Hindman. Access this week's video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jCPboq4MCM
DG Moment February 5, 2018
DGE George Karnes, DGN Tim Carter and PDG and District Rotary Foundation Chair Alex Wilkins join DG Dick Ray to discuss the value of Rotary Leadership Institute.  All have become RLI Faculty!  Access this week's video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5hntgAEk9U
DG Moment January 22, 2018
Chatham Rotary Success Story:  Learn how the Chatham Rotary Club has recently grown 25%.  Access the DG Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThURVbHIo-Y If interested in following up with Chatham Membership Chair Bob Wickboldt please send email to  wickboldtr@hargrave.edu or Attendance Secretary Walter Sullivan at  Wrsfly47s@gmail.com
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