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President Sigur Whitaker
President Elect Sally Hartman
Vice President - Programs Bryce Burton
Secretary / Treasurer Gary Boswick
Sergeant at Arms Sharon Laderberg
Fellowship Director Mark Johnson
Public Relations Director Ben Miles
Membership Director F. Alan Nelson
Fundraising Director Dean Thomasson
Community Service Director Joey Rothgery
International Director Al Carmichael
Vocational Director John Lynn
Rotary Foundation Chair David Brandt
Past President Susan B. Donn
Executive Secretary Jane Dembert
Parliamentarian D. Lindsay Russell
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Norfolk, VA 23510
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Posted by Jane Dembert on Jan 20, 2015

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Today Jesse Scaccia, editor of AltDaily spoke to the club about the art that is visible and available around downtown Norfolk.  He is pictured with Rotarian Jennifer Palestrant of D'art Center.

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Jan 13, 2015

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What are the five most important topics for Hampton Roads? At the Rotary meeting 20 small groups came up with their list. Julia Hillegrasse and Jai McBride from Hampton Roads Vision guided each table to propose their version. Also pictured above is Rotarian Jim Clary of Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. There was lots of lively conversation! 

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Jan 06, 2015

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Bill Hull explained many details about our currency and coins:  when to clean or not, what the items on the bills stand for, many people collect coins to remember dates.  Do you have all the state quarters?  Bill does and more.

Posted by Jane Dembert on Dec 23, 2014


Holiday Social
On December 16 the Norfolk Rotary Club celebrated the season on the 21st floor of the SunTrust building with a spectacular view of the city lights. Rotarians pictured include John McLemore, Chick Robison, Jean Owens and Jack Kavanaugh,

Posted by Jane Dembert on Dec 10, 2014

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Tuesday Dec. 9, Susan Mercer, Public Services Manager - Norfolk Public Library, gave an illuminating presentation on the advances and capabilities of the Slover Library due to open mid January.  Rotarian Norm Maas, retired Director of the Norfolk Public Library enjoyed the chance to introduce her.

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Dec 03, 2014

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ODU Women's Basketball Coach Karen Barefoot, (on right) had the members engaged and clapping at Tuesday's meeting.  Rotarian Lois Kercher was trying to get a ticket to the sold out game.

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Nov 25, 2014

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Today John Davidson (center) Actor/Singer/TV Host/Song Writer entertained Rotarians and Kiwanians and guests with song, jokes, and his pitchfork career (multi-talented).  Rotarians Mal Branch (right) and Bryce Burton (on left, VP Programs) hosted John.  We look forward to seeing him as the Wizard in the musical "Wicked" at Chrysler Hall.

 

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Nov 19, 2014

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At Tuesday's meeting Norfolk SPCA Director, Rob Blizard (second from left), explained how this shelter strives to a goal of 90% adoption. Rotarian and Past District Governor, Deb Walters (far right) from Maine spoke about her mission to kayak from Maine to Guatemala to raise support for schooling for the children living in the garbage dump.  Rotarians Ann Sullivan (left) and Lois Kercher (second from right) introduced our speakers.  

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Nov 12, 2014

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Past Rotary District Governor, Bill Pollard (left) and Rotarian Harry McCoy (right) spoke to the club members and guests about the various ways Rotarians can give to local, national and international endeavors.  President Sigur Whitaker (center) introduced these honored speakers at Tuesday's meeting.

 

 

Posted by Jane Dembert on Oct 28, 2014

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Today David Sullivan, CIO City of Norfolk, presented a profile of both the Court Complex and the Slover Library at the Norfolk Rotary Club meeting.

Posted by Jane Dembert on Oct 22, 2014

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Dr. James Koch, ODU economic professor, presented his report of the area for the 25th year in a row.  Pictured with him is Pres. Elect Sally Hartman and on the right Rotarian Lynne Berg.

Posted by Sally Hartman on Oct 03, 2014

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        Morgan Trimyer, 1943-2014  

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend and fellow Rotarian Morgan N. Trimyer Jr. on October 1, 2014. Morgan served as our club's president in 2000-2001. Click here to read Morgan's obituary.

We greatly appreciate Morgan's family designating his club for memorial gifts to honor Morgan. To make a tax-deductible donation to support the Rotary Club of Norfolk's endowment in memory of Morgan you can:

  • Click here to make a gift online through our secure system.
  • Write a check to Norfolk Rotary Charities, the Rotary Club of Norfolk's 501 ( c) 3 affiliate, and earmark it for the club endowment in memory of Morgan. Please mail your check to Rotary Club of Norfolk at 414 W. Bute Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.

Your tax-deductible gift will help Morgan's club forever support good causes and charities in his home region. We will let his family know you have made a gift in memory of Morgan.

Posted by Jane Dembert on Oct 14, 2014

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Wade Watson, Project manager for SKW, explained how they build a tunnel under the Elizabeth River. Pictured is Wade with Rotarian George Compo of Compo Construction.

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.

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