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Barbara Lipskis brought her daughter and granddaughter to the party.
The inaugural Growl Fest at The Virginia Zoo was a huge hit on September 24 more than 1,500 people of all ages enjoying an after-hours zoo visit plus craft beer from nine area breweries, food and family games. We partnered with the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club and the Virginia Zoo on this fundraising party. Enjoy seeing photos from this event in this album and please upload your own Growl Fest images to it. The party continues through October with the souvenir growler ticket buyers received. They can use it to get discounts at participating breweries through October.
Volunteers Lush and Bob Heely at Harborfest are in photos featured in the Altdaily article.
In the days before our recent Growl Fest party Altdaily.com editor Jesse Scaccia asked past club President Sally Hartman how a 111-year-old organization like Rotary International remains relevant today.
At his invitation to write a piece for Altdaily on that topic she drew on Paul Harris' reasons for founding Rotary in 1905 and also listened to current members of the Rotary Club of Norfolk and Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club, which co-sponsored Growl Fest at the Virginia Zoo.
Click here to read this article.
Jennifer Palestrant (l) and Bryce Burton (r) welcome Virginia Symphony Orchestra CEO & President, Karen Philion. VSO now has included more interactive and eye catching programs. Last weekend it was also a circus! Along with the numerous forays into the public school systems of the region are the opportunities to draw skilled musicians to Hampton Roads who move here and make it their home.
At Tuesday's meeting Norfolk Police Forensics Officer,Matthew Burnham, gave a detailed and step by step view of an actual Norfolk Police case. His current specialty area is with Latent Prints. His art experience and training helps to identify prints from crime scenes.
Rotary District 7600 representatives and four local Rotary club Presidents presented the Grant checks to Reading Enriches All Children (REACH) at the September 6th meeting.
Pictured from left: Bryce Burton, Norfolk Rotary Club President; Dianne Hagemann, District 7600 Governor; Clenise Platt, Area Governor; Amy Kurtz, Virginia Beach Rotary President; Pat Edwards, Town Center Rotary President; Calvin Vander Molen, Portsmouth Rotary President; Lori Miller, REACH Executive Director, and Leslie Clarridge, REACH Volunteer and Program Coordinator.
Construction Tour of Wells Theater
Wells TheaterOct 05, 2016
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Kiwanis Harbor Party
Town Point ParkOct 06, 2016
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Tour of Norfolk SPCA
Norfolk SPCAOct 12, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ESI Open House with Anthony Mia
Oct 13, 2016
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Walt and Donna Sobczyk's homeOct 13, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
October Board Meeting
Kaufman & Canoles on the 21st floor of the SunTrust Building.Oct 17, 2016 4:30 PM
Norfolk Botanical Gardens -- Seasonal Project
Norfolk Botanical GardensOct 22, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch at Virginia Club
101 Granby St.Oct 25, 2016
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
St. Patrick Catholic School
St Patrick Catholic SchoolOct 27, 2016
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Tour of the D'Art Center
The D'Art CenterOct 28, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:30 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.
Below is a short, wonderful video that captures the essence of Rotary: