• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 1/30/2021
  • Rotary Year: 2020-2021
  • Award Category: Club Bulletin
  • Club NameWarren County
  • Member First NameMelanie
  • Address: 
    PO Box 702
    Front Royal, VA 22630
    United States View on Map
  • Email: mlcbarber@comcast.net
  • Brief Description: 
    The Warren County Reveille is published weekly. Prior to our meeting it is PMailed to all members and also emailed to the District Governor, District Governor Elect, and the Area 1 Governor. Copies of the newsletter are distributed to the local library (though this process has been interrupted at times this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic), and the newsletter is available on our club’s website. During the pandemic, our club has met virtually via Zoom, and as a result, the newsletter has fulfilled an even more vital role in communicating with club members. The Reveille also publishes two special issues: the Thanksgiving Humor Issue and a Year-end Picture Issue.

    The Reveille keeps our members up-to-date on local club events and Area 1, District 7570 and Rotary International events. It also includes articles on a national or an international Rotary project or event to keep club members informed. Each edition includes color photos of our guest speakers and a summary of his/her presentation with a citation to their website, when appropriate. It also includes photographs and information about Rotarians participating in service projects, committee meetings, our weekly “Happy Dollars” (which supports scholarships for local high school students) and opportunities to support organizations or programs addressing community needs.

    Each week the Reveille contains information about:
    • Guest speakers/programs for current and next week
    • Club calendar events
    • District Calendar events
    • Member birthdays, club anniversaries and wedding/special day anniversaries
    • Information about local clubs for make-up meetings
    • Address for online make-ups
    • The Four Way Test
    • Quotes for the week
    • A list of our club’s annual sponsors
    • Information on the book presented as a speaker honorarium and donated to a local preschool
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    The Warren County Reveille editor writes the weekly content with input from the Board of Directors, committee chairs, and any other club member. Local community events are included when information is provided. Each week, our club photographer and club members provide pictures taken at meetings, during service projects and at other events related to Rotary. Information on club members’ “Happy Dollars” donations (which support the club’s scholarship program) and the recipient of the donated speaker honorarium book are also provided to the editor.
    Club Participation Level = 90%
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    The Warren County Reveille keeps the members informed about upcoming events and projects within our club, community, area and district. If a member misses a meeting, they know that they will receive a PMail copy of the Reveille to keep them informed. The articles educate our members about the good work Rotary is doing worldwide. The photos let everyone see what fun a meeting or project can be. It helps to keep the membership involved when a major fundraiser is being planned. It also lets visitors, prospective members and visiting Rotarians know about who we are and what we do.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    The Warren County Reveille – August 26, 2020: Our speaker, Susan Phillips, presented an update on Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, or CART. CART distributes grants One hundred percent of the money raised goes to research. The importance of CART lies in the fact that it is often on the cutting edge of experimental research that may lead to proven approaches.
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    newsletter_August_26_2020x.pdf
  • Additional Materail or Information #2: 
    The Warren County Reveille – November 11, 2020: Our speaker, Mary Eileen Manning, presented a program about efforts to get plastics out of our oceans and spoke about the Save Our Seas legislation. Save Our Seas is the first bill to try to address the issue and has had considerable bipartisan support in both houses of Congress.
  • 2nd Supporting Document:
    newsletter_november_11_2020.pdf