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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
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In the News

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  We sorted clothes, tidied and straightened the toy and book shelves, and plucked outdated items from the clothing racks.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.



Aug 04, 2015
Dick Trowbridge, Horizons Hampton Roads
Helping Low Income Kids Fight the Summer Slide
Aug 11, 2015
Rotary District Governor Gary Chenault
What's New in District 7600
Aug 18, 2015
Ellen Carver, Sweet Briar Vixen
How Sweet Briar College was saved told from a local perspective
Aug 25, 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