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Rotarians gathered at Good Mojo Thrift Shop as a community service project. We sorted clothes, tidied and straightened the toy and book shelves, and plucked outdated items from the clothing racks. Marty Raiss said “I really like doing this.”
Norfolk Rotarian and Civil War buff Steve Jones led a guided twilight tour through historic Elmwood Cemetery. Laid out in 1853, Elmwood is a quintessential Victorian cemetery. Designed by Norfolk bricklayer, John Ridley, the design combines the garden cemetery feel of a private landscaped park and the efficiency of a grid-like structure to its lots.
The Rotary Clubs of Tiel, The Netherlands and Norfolk continued the 40+ year exchange. We are delighted to have four Tiel teenagers visiting Norfolk for three weeks. They have enjoyed a variety of experiences including a baseball game, surfing, and a trip to Washington, D. C. They shared with us their hometown of Tiel where the mascot is "Flipje", a raspberry!
Members and friends of Norfolk Rotary enjoyed an evening at Harbor Park watching the Norfolk Tides play the Pawtucket Red Socks. Although the Red Socks scored two runs in the first inning, the Tides came back to win the game 7-3. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales benefitted Rotary International's effort to eradicate polio from the world. Last year, there were only 27 cases.
The Rotary Club of Norfolk has a nearly 90-year tradition of producing Rotary district governors. John Padgett (right) was installed recently as the District Governor Nominee and will serve as district governor in 2017-18. With him are Paul Sykes, who served as Rotary District 7600 governor in 1992-93. Before them came these six Rotary district presidents: Kenneth Palmer, Ray Edwards, George Burton Jr., William Maul, William Paxton and Frank Evans.
Offices of Kaufman & CanolesAug 10, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Visit the Y on Granby
Y on GranbyAug 21, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Field Trip: Norfolk Police K-9 Training Center
Norfolk Police K-9 Training FacilityAug 24, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Big Bands on the Bay
Ocean View Beach ParkAug 30, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Offices of Kaufman & CanolesSep 14, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Greet Achievable Dream Students
Seatack Elementary, An Achievable Dream AcademySep 29, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dislecksia: The Movie
ODU's Webb CenterOct 01, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs worldwide.
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