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This year’s District Conference has been re-imagined to be more service oriented.Clubs have been asked to donate toward the Beds Project with the goal of building 100 beds at the conference!    The Salem Rotary club introduced this opportunity for service through their partnership with Sleep in Heavenly Peace. (more....) View
November is Rotary Foundation MonthHow did the Foundation start?   In 1917, at the convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set (more....) View
District Conference - Save the Date!Change is in the air with Fall and with Rotary!    The District Conference will be “convention-like” with an emphasis on Service. (more....) View
October 24 is World Polio DayOur District is committed to Polio Plus and to End Polio Now.   Area clubs hold events where a percentage of sales are donated to Polio Plus.  Some of these are Pints for Polio; Pizza for Polio; Purple Pinky Fundraisers to name a few. (more....) View
Area VisitsThis week I conclude my Area visits with Area 2 clubs. My home club, Strasburg, is one of the clubs in Area 2, along with Broadway-Timberville, (more....) View
Rotary Action Groups and Operation WarmIt’s October and as the weather begins to cool down and eases into winter many are in need of warm coats and clothing.  Rotary clubs can serve their communities in many ways.  One of these may be to provide coats, shoes, gloves, and hats (more....) View
Education and LiteracySeptember is Education and Literacy Month for Rotary and extends to our communities and also, globally.  My club works with Sandy Hook Elementary School, as pictured above, to provide dictionaries to third grade students.  Other area clubs (more...) View
DC PreviewAs District Governor Kathleen Kanter visits Area clubs in the coming days, more information will be discussed about the 2023 District Conference.  Mark your calendars for the conference which will be held on March 3-5, 2023, at the Salem (more...) View
Let’s continue to GROW!Now that the new Rotary year has begun, we have opportunities to involve members and others with service projects, socials, Family of Rotary events, etc.  We need to continue to share our accomplishments with others through the news media; (more...) View
The Global Polio Eradication InitiativeA case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated individual in Rockland County, New York, USA.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are coordinating with New York State health authorities on their investigation. Initial (more...) View
District Governor Kathleen Kanter’s visits to the District’s Areas has begun!DG Kathy will be traveling around the 7570 District to speak to Area Clubs.   Here is her schedule for visits: (more....) View
August is Membership and New Leadership MonthRI President, Jennifer Jones, recently sent a Membership Minute to all members. She highlighted that one of her initiatives was to “focus on the comfort and care of our members.” It is important that clubs practice “self-care (more...) View
DG Kathy Area 9 VisitDistrict Governor Kathleen Kanter will begin her club visits with Area 9.  Clubs that compose Area 9 are:   Blacksburg; 16 Squares Satellite Club; Christiansburg-Blacksburg; Rotaract-Virginia Tech; Floyd County; Giles County; Montgomery (more....) View
Consider becoming a Gold Club!The purpose of the Gold Club Award is to provide a path towards a well-managed club and create a focus on Rotary International's areas of focus. It can also be used to help to develop a strategic plan for your club to use throughout (more....)
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100th Anniversary HarrisonburgImagine what can happen in the next 100 years with Rotary!   Several clubs in our District are celebrating their 100th Anniversary as an active Rotary club.   Here’s an excerpt from the Harrisonburg club’s celebration!  Congratulations!! View
July is Leadership Month!Rotary offers leadership training at the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) as a virtual or in-person option.  The training can strengthen your club and enhance members understanding of Rotary.  RLI offers training in the areas of (more...)
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What a year - thank you!You have made massive impacts in your communities and worldwide.

Below is a summary of all the things you have accomplished this year. I couldn't be more proud of you and our District! (more...)
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A New Year Awaits!I am looking forward to seeing everyone at DGE Kathy Kanter’s installation on Monday, June 27 in Strasburg! (more...) View
A New Year Awaits!I am looking forward to seeing everyone at DGE Kathy Kanter’s installation on Monday, June 27 in Strasburg! Kathy and her team have a wonderful event planned and I’m excited to be with my Rotary family again. (more...) View
YOUR GIVING IS CHANGING LIVESLast week as I sat in the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Rotary International Convention and watched the beautiful flag ceremony, I was taken back to our own flag ceremony at our District Conference and what it represents. The flags we (more...) View
Building Connections and Friendships through RotaryIn 2017, I led our District’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to India. While there, I formed numerous relationships with other Rotarians View
DISTRICT GRANTS – APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 30The due date for your club to apply for a District Grant is quickly approaching! District Grants support our clubs in humanitarian and service projects. Funding may cover up to 50 percent of the total project expenditures with the max (more....)
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TRAINING CONTINUESI’ve mentioned several times the importance of training and continuing to expand our Rotary knowledge. This applies to every Rotarian – those that have just joined, those that are getting ready to serve in leadership positions, and those (more....) View
SERVING AT THE DISTRICT LEVELThe heart of Rotary is our members, dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Rotary members share ideas, make plans, hear from the community, and catch up with friends during club programs that fuel the (more....) View
HONORING CLUBS FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTSYour club is doing amazing things for your community, and we want to celebrate and honor your club for it!
Gold Club was created to provide a path towards a well-managed club and create a focus on Rotary International's areas of focus. (more...)
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