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President Susan B. Donn
President Elect Sigur Whitaker
Vice President - Programs Sally Hartman
Secretary / Treasurer Bryce Burton
Sergeant at Arms Win Lewis
Fellowship Director Gary Boswick
Public Relations Director Jim O'Brien
Membership Director Robert A. Heely
Fundraising Director Angela Kerns
Community Service Director Lynne Berg
International Director Stephen Jolly
Vocational Director Tom Richards
Rotary Foundation Chair Dean Thomasson
Past President Lisa Chandler
Executive Secretary Jane Dembert
Parliamentarian D. Lindsay Russell
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Posted by Sally Hartman on Apr 22, 2014


Vice Adm. Bruce Grooms (right) spoke to our club on April 22 about the link between Norfolk and NATO and highlighted the upcoming Norfolk NATO Festival. He was introduced by Admiral Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.), a member of our Rotary club.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Apr 22, 2014


A visiting bagpiper gave a warm greeting to Rotarians Harry McCoy (Left) and Cynthia Carter-West on April 22. The bagpiper was taking a break from preparations for the Virginia International Tattoo shows this week sponsored by Virginia Arts Festival. 

Posted on Jan 13, 2014

Gala Save the date
Posted by Sally Hartman on Apr 16, 2014

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Our Rotary Club was treated to excellent music from The Juilliard School on April 14 courtesy of the Virginia Arts Festival. Pianist James Kennerley (left) with vocalists Raquel Gonzalez and Elliott Hines warmed up with us at lunch in preparation for their Norfolk concert that night.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Apr 09, 2014

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Rotary President Susan Donn (center) was a lucky winner of a ticket to the May 1 Norfolk Home & Garden Tour presented by tour co-chairs Cindy Wilson (left) and Debbie Bonnewell. Debbie, the featured speaker at the Rotary Club's April 8 meeting, highlighted the 81-year-old Virginia Historic Garden week.

Posted by Kellie Dickerson

In the Rotary year ending June 30th, 2014, the Board has committed all funds raised to Rotary Smiles, support of Norfolk Public Schools' computer labs and the Boys and Girls Club of Hampton Roads. No other grants will be made.
Posted by Sally Hartman on Apr 02, 2014

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Rotarian Mark Shaw (left) visits with Ross Grogg and Rotarian Kay Kemper on April 1 after Ross and Kay presented an update on the latest Virginia General Assembly Session. Ross and Kay work with Kemper Consulting, a government relations firm based in Norfolk.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Mar 25, 2014

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Rotarian Harry Gustin (right) greets Macon Brock, CEO of Dollar Tree Stores, after listening to Brock speak on March 25 about how he and his business partners built their Chesapeake-based company "one dollar at a time" into a Fortune 500 country with nearly 5,000 stores.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Mar 18, 2014

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Rotarians Stephen Jones and Nancy Chandler visit with WHRV radio host Barbara Hamm Lee (right) after her March 18 Rotary talk on the melting pot myth.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Mar 11, 2014

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Rotarian Bob Heely (right) talks with Monica Robinson, head of English for Norfolk Public Schools, during the 37th annual Rotary Career Day luncheon on March 11. She helped the club connect with seniors at area high schools who spent afternoons shadowing Rotarians and learning about their careers. They then submitted essays to their English departments, and four of the seniors won prizes after essays were judged by Rotarians.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Mar 04, 2014


Rotarian Jennifer Palestrant. ( left) welcomes Anne Corso, Chrysler Museum of Art education director, who gave a peek into the newly expanded museum at our March 4 meeting.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Mar 25, 2014

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On February 25 Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim (center) presented a special proclamation commending the Rotary Club of Norfolk for its 100 years of service to the Hampton Roads region. With him are Rotarians Adrien Latta (left) and Sigur Whitaker.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Feb 18, 2014

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Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones (left) visits with Rotarian Don Buma before Jones February 18 talk to the Rotary Club of Norfolk where he highlighted the challenges and opportunities of running the city.

Posted by Irwin Lewis on Feb 11, 2014


Photographer Bob Postle braved the heights to get the Centennial group picture of the Norfolk Rotary Club. Members were seated in a section of Scope.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Feb 04, 2014

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Jeff Jones (left), Old Dominion University men's basketball coach, visits with Rotarian Bob Ash after Jeff's February 4 talk to the Rotary Club.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Jan 28, 2014

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Rotarian Barbara Lipskis (third from right) thanks the cast and crew of "Honky Tonk Angels" for leading the program at the January 28, 2014 Rotary meeting. Keith Stava (right), managing director of Virginia Stage Company, regaled club members with tales of the Wells Theatre's 100-year history after Brooke Jacob, Becca Ayers and Julie Conuel performed songs from their show accompanied by Barton Kuebler.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Jan 21, 2014

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Candice Driskell (left) of the Access Partnership talks with Rotarians Lynne Berg (center) and Susan Donn after her presentation on the Rotary Club of Norfolk's new Rotary Smiles centennial project, which will help buy dentures for low-income people with no way to pay for them.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Jan 14, 2014

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Rotarian Linwood Beckner was the lucky winner of a Smartmouth Brewing growler presented by speaker Porter Hardy IV (right), president of Smartmouth Brewing. Porter’s talk about Norfolk’s new craft brewery drew a record number of visitors to the January 14 Rotary meeting.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Jan 07, 2014

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Rotarian Norman Maas learns about life in 1914 from Peggy Haile McPhillips, Norfolk city historian. She dressed in vintage attire to deliver a talk about life in 1914 at the club's January 7, 2014 meeting -- the first one of its centennial year.

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