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NO SPEAKER (no meeting today)
Feb 27, 2018

Alert to Rotarians that this meeting will be held at Town Point Club in the World Trade Center Norfolk 

January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month and law enforcement agencies reminded residents about the crime they say is hidden in plain sight. Last year, The Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force was assembled to help victims of human trafficking and put the abusers behind bars. The move came after Virginia was recorded as having the 15th highest number of human trafficking cases among states nationwide in 2016, according to the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.

The team is led by the ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, Herrings office, and the Samaritan House, a local non-profit. Michael Lamonea who is the assistant special agent in charge with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations in Norfolk, says the community can help stop human trafficking but many people don't know what to look for. 

"People don't understand it's actually in their community . If it's not towards the forefront of their mind, they may not be looking for it or noticing those indicators when they see it," he said.

Mike Lamonea at Town Point Club
Mar 06, 2018

Come and hear some of Norfolk's finest students and they share the highlights of a day with a Rotarian at work. Bob Heely will be our host. This is a club favorite and you are sure to enjoy a laugh or two.

Bob Heely
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 13, 2018 12:30 PM

“I believe surgeons need to fulfill their professional responsibilities to society, which include excellent patient outcomes, wise resource allocation, and effective self-regulation.”

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, D.Sc (Hon), FACS, FCCM FRCSEng (Hon), FRCSEd (Hon), FWACS (Hon) FRCSI (Hon), FCS(SA) (Hon), FRCS(Glasg) (Hon)

Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman

Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Surgery



L.D. Britt, MD, EVMS
Mar 20, 2018
NO SPEAKER (no meeting today)
Mar 27, 2018

Believing that every child deserves a healthy and happy childhood, Norfolk Friends of Foster Care (NFFC) is committed to enriching the lives of foster children in our community. Foster children often miss out on key elements of a healthy and happy childhood, such as a stable family environment, extracurricular activities and enrichment programs, and individualized tutoring/mentoring, due to lack of a family placement, funding limitations, and insufficient access to supplementary programs.

The mission of NFFC is to address these issues through

  1. Targeted outreach to increase the number of available family foster homes, thereby reducing the need for group-home placements for children

  2. Providing funding for enrichment programs that bridge the gap between what is available from public services and those elements that are essential to a healthy and happy childhood.

Through its philanthropy, NFFC strives to ensure all children in the foster care system have the best childhood possible.

Audra Bullock, Pres Norfolk Friends of Foster Care
Apr 03, 2018

This is Robert Shoup’s 20th season as Chorus Master and Staff Conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. His national and international conducting credits include the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, ensembles from the Prague Radio Orchestra and Czech State Philharmonic, and numerous choral ensembles. He served as the Music Director of the all professional Virginia Chorale from 1997-2007.

Robert Shoup's choruses have been described by critics as "totally enthralling" and "completely mesmerizing," and he has spearheaded numerous collaborations that have included music, dance and visual arts. His ensembles have been featured on numerous recordings, including two discs with the VSO for the Naxos label (Hailstork and Stravinsky). He served as Assistant Music Director for the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Arts Festival's highly acclaimed production of the Leonard Bernstein "Mass" and coordinated the collaborating choruses for 2012 performances and recording of Mahler's Eighth symphony known as the "Symphony of a Thousand."

His achievements include the creation and coordination of "American Voices", a two-week-long festival of American choral music with the Virginia Chorale and the VSO. The project earned one of seven major National Endowment for the Arts "American Masterpieces: Choral Music" grants. Shoup also prepared a nationally recruited choir of over 1,800 singers for the 400th Anniversary celebration of Jamestown.

Mr. Shoup is also a singer whom the Pittsburgh Post Gazette called Shoup "an especially fine tenor." His vocal performances have included the role of John Adams in the world premiere performance of Adolphus Hailstork's Crispus Attucks, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Fort Collins (CO) Symphony. Mr. Shoup is the founding Artistic Director of CREATOrS, Inc., for which he is composing the score for a major theatrical project related to a true story in sub-Saharan Africa.

Shoup holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education (voice) from Duquesne University, and a Master's degree in Conducting in the studio of Grammy-winning conductor Robert Page at Carnegie Mellon University.

Maestro Robert Shoup
Apr 10, 2018

In 1997, we brought this tradition to the home of the world's biggest Naval base and the largest population of military families in America- Norfolk, Virginia.  Not surprisingly, the Virginia International Tattoo has become renowned as the most patriotic of the world's great tattoos.

This largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.  It's clear why the American Bus Association has put this Tattoo on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world.

Throughout history, field musicians have been vital to commanders as the sole means of relaying orders during battle. For marching, the bands kept the company or regiment in proper cadence, and served to beat the daily duty calls and ceremonies such as Reveille, Taps, the General, the Assembly and the Retreat. The distinctive and colorful uniforms were necessary to distinguish them easily on the battlefields, and were often the reverse color of those worn by the line soldiers. 

The term "tattoo" derives from the cries of the 17th and 18th century Dutch innkeepers, who, as the fifes and drums of the local regiment signaled a return to quarters would cry, "Doe den tap toe!" -"Turn off the taps!" The sound of the "taps" caused the innkeeper's customers to depart and return to their barracks. The word "tattoo" evolved over time, and refers to what developed as a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands today.

Virginia Arts Festival
Apr 17, 2018
NO SPEAKER (no meeting today)
Apr 24, 2018
May 01, 2018

Some people come to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in search of something most of us take for granted: A deep breath.

Some people can be born with a chest deformity that cause their breastbone to press down on their lungs and heart. Many have been through multiple surgeries – as a young child and a teenager - to fix the bone, called the sternum. Sadly, many return to a life of fatigue, a chest that is sunken and such thin tissue across it that people can literally see their heart beat under their skin.

The medical term for the condition is pectus excavatum. Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital chest wall deformity in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, producing a concave, or caved-in, appearance in the anterior chest wall.

The Nuss procedure is a minimally-invasive procedure, invented in 1987 by Dr. Donald Nuss for treating pectus excavatum. He developed it at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Donald Nuss
May 08, 2018

Dr. Camden Wood Selig is in his eighth year as Director of Athletics at Old Dominion University, where his “Championship Effort” philosophy has helped to guide the department as one of the most respected and successful intercollegiate programs in the nation.

During his tenure, Selig has directed the University’s move to Conference USA, overseen the transition of the football program to the FBS level, and led major athletic facility expansion and enhancement for virtually all 18 programs

Wood Selig, ODU Athletic Director
May 15, 2018
NO SPEAKER (no meeting today)
May 22, 2018
NO SPEAKER (no meeting today)
May 29, 2018

Heather Mazzoni is Vice President of Content for WHRO broadcast services. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and operation of Public Television and Radio Programming, Children’s Services, Underwriting, and Traffic.  Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management from Christopher Newport University; and in addition, she attended Thomas Nelson Community College where she majored in Fine Arts. Heather is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Management program and the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Leadership program.  Interestingly, Heather also is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist.  She lives in Norfolk with her husband, two sons, and two canine companions.

Heather Mazzoni
Jun 05, 2018
Jun 12, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
No Lunch Meeting Today
Jun 26, 2018