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Member Ray Norton (l) gets the author John Warren to sign the book.
John Warren had many pictures of the stages of building the bridge tunnel and many people who were important in the success of this huge undertaking. Who was the first man to go across the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel?
Mark Lewis (left), chief conservator at the Chrysler Museum of Art, recently led a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour for Rotarians. He explained the detective work that goes into discovering the history of paintings and properly repairing them, including peering through a microscope and using ultraviolet light to study what is under the top layer of paint. Fun facts: Lewis and his team use handmade cotton swabs on chopsticks with a natural solvent to gently remove dirt from paintings. And, if they touch up a painting they always use watercolors so their work can be reversed.
Member Laurie Harrison and Dr. Stephanie Troy, physician and Polio researcher at EVMS
Dr. Stephanie Troy gave an update on the worldwide eradication of polio and the news of efficacy of current vaccine therapy. Eradiation of polio worldwide is also the goal f Rotary International. Rotarian Laurie Harrison also works at EVMS in Community relations.
President Sally Hartman holds the Rotary Day Most Meals Challenge award our club won for collecting the most food and donations during Rotary Day. We worked in partnership with our Norfolk Academy and Norfolk Collegiate Interact Clubs and spent a Saturday in November volunteering at the Wards Corner Farm Fresh raising funds and collecting food for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Joey Rothgery led this service project. Our club beat the other Rotary Clubs in our area to win the top prize.
We had the BEST team corralling history from the Rotary Club of Norfolk office on January 20. That is when archivists Bill Inge, Eddie Woodward, Sarah Osorio and Troy Valos filled dozens of boxes with artifacts to take to the Sargeant Memorial Collection at the Slover Memorial Library. The historians were thrilled to find photos like the one pictured (with Sarah Osorio) of Rotary Ladies Night in 1927 at the Cavalier Hotel.
They boxed up member directories, minutes, photographs and memorabilia dating to the founding of our club in 1914. The items will be cataloged, stored in an archival setting and made accessible to club members and the public. Photos will be digitized and placed in a searchable database. The historians are thrilled to start organizing the Rotary Club of Norfolk Collection. Our board voted to donate these items to the new Slover Library, which our club helped fund.
Lunch at the Virginia Club
Virginia Club (Norfolk Tap Room)Feb 23, 2016
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Speaker & Lunch at the Virginia Club
Virginia Club (Norfolk Tap Room)Feb 24, 2016
12:14 PM – 1:15 PM
Tour a Historic Building
The RockefellerFeb 25, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Visit Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
Portsmouth Colored Community Library MuseumFeb 27, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tour St. Mary's Home & Enjoy Lunch
St. Mary's HomeMar 02, 2016
12:01 PM – 1:00 PM
Visit EVMS'Standardized Patient Program
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolMar 08, 2016
12:24 AM – 1:30 AM
Offices of Kaufman & CanolesMar 14, 2016
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Backstage Opera Tour
Harrison Opera HouseMar 23, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Norfolk Rotary on the Go
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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