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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 moo.com. 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 Rotary.org and sign into My Rotary.org. 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 rotaryclubofnorfolk.org. Details on how to add your business or use Rotary awards are available at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/member-center/rotary-global-rewards/offers#/offers.
Rotary District Conference
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference CenterOct 02, 2015 12:10 AM –
Oct 04, 2015 12:01 PM
Harbor Party Sponsored by our Fellow Kiwanians
Oct 08, 2015
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Brock Environmental Center Field Trip
Brock Environmental CenterOct 09, 2015
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Volunteer: Heart of Ghent Race Packet Pickup
Running ETc.Oct 09, 2015
12:01 PM – 7:37 PM
Chesapeake Wine Festival
Chesapeake City ParkOct 10, 2015
12:01 PM – 6:00 PM
Offices of Kaufman & CanolesOct 12, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Visit The New E3 School
The New E3 SchoolOct 26, 2015
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Greet Achievable Dream Students
Seatack Elementary, An Achievable Dream AcademyOct 29, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fall Party at the Pagoda
Pagoda Tea RoomOct 29, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Day Foodbank Collection
Wards Corner Farm FreshNov 07, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:01 PM
Offices of Kaufman & CanolesNov 09, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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