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Meets three Tuesdays a month at 12:15 p.m. See Calendar for details.
Scope arena meeting room
201 East Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA  23510
United States
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In the News

Rotarian Skip Burton, a long-time college football referree, (left) tells it like it was and is -- angry coaches and players, college vs. pro games, locked in a room with a phone, large TV screen  an Ipad andtwo other officials!  Rotarian John Searing of Merrill Lynch and club members and guests enjoyed the inside scoop on football at the September 21 meeting.

Rotarians got the VIP treatment recently during a behind-the-scenes visit to the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation.
Rotary Club of Norfolk members got to see first-hand what their club's recent $1,000 grant to the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation paid for. The grant paid to refurbish two history trunks that travel constantly to area schools from the MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk to help foundation staff members teach about life and challenges during World War II. Each trunk is stuffed with 42 different items ranging from civilian gas masks and soldier's cloth survival maps to Life magazines and ration coupons. One of the most popular items is samples of WW II toilet paper like soldiers would have had available. The grant paid to reinforce the trunks, paint them, replace hinges and replace worn-out items. Both trunks now sport the Rotary Club of Norfolk logo in addition to the MacArthur Memorial logo.
This year the history trunks and the historians who bring them to life will be in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk and Virginia Beach schools. MacArthur's history programs are free and help make up for school districts cutting field trips to museums.
More than a dozen Rotarians and guests visited the museum for the tour arranged by Rotarian Bill Davis, who heads the foundation. While there members got to hear from Amanda Williams, who leads the school visits, and meet Jim Zobel, the foremost authority on Douglas MacArthur, who gave the group an insider's look at the museum's archives.

Tuesday September 14, Dr. G. William Whitehurst spoke to the club and fielded questions regarding the Middle East. The former congressman's message was heard by many members and guests.

Gil Bland (center), Chair, Virginia Council on Higher Education showed the members what the future of higher education in Virginia will be at the meeting Tuesday September 8. 


Membership Has Benefits for You

Rotary International has a new member rewards program that lets you get discounts on travel, business and entertainment. In addition your business can offer discounts to Rotarians through this program.

Rotary Introduces New Member Benefits

Rotary International recently debuted its new Rotary Global Awards program to "add value to your Rotary membership," says Rotary International President. K.R. Ravindran. The new program currently offers discounts to Rotarians on 212 businesses or service such as rental cars from Hertz, hotels like Hyatt and movie tickets. You will find discounts on city passes in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco (and Norfolk!) to name a few. Business discounts include merchandise at Office Max and getting 500 free business cards from Many participating businesses donate a portion of proceeds back to Rotary International.
In addition, Rotarians can offer their own company discounts to other Rotarians through Rotary Global Awards. To take advantage of discounts or create new ones from your business go to and sign into My If you have not done this before create a user name and password. Doing this means knowing your Rotary member number, which is on your Rotarian magazine label and in your profile in our club directory at Details on how to add your business or use Rotary awards are available at


Oct 06, 2015
Barry Bishop, Greater Norfolk Corporation
STEM Career and Technical Education for Norfolk Students
Oct 13, 2015
Wayne Shank - Executive Director ORF
Norfolk International Airport Update
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
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Rotary Video

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.
Below is a short, wonderful video that captures the essence of Rotary:
Rotarians answer the question, "Why join Rotary?"
A brief introduction to Rotary and a synopsis of Rotary's guiding principles.
Rotary International offers four programs for young people (ages 12-30) that promote leadership, professional development, and service.
Watch as Microsoft founder Bill Gates announces at the International Assembly an increase in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations challenge grant for polio eradication to Rotary International.
See Rotary Club of Norfolk volunteers in action in October 2010. They are planting 1,500 plants to stop erosion along a pond at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach.
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Rotary Club of Norfolk
414 Bute Street, Norfolk Virginia 23510