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Legislative Session Summary

Get a behind the scenes look into our political system as Kemper Consulting shares the highlights from the 2018 Virginia General Assembly and more. Bring your questions for the team.

Jul 24, 2018

Restoring Lives and Families Devastated by Addiction & Alcoholism

Travis Hall, is the Executive Director at Youth Challenge of Hampton Roads, a faith based program committed to rebuilding lives that have been devastated by drug addiction, restoring hope in families, and establishing productive citizens back into the community.  


His passion to help those struggling with addiction comes from a grateful heart that 17 years ago found freedom from his own 18-year struggle with drug addiction with the help of the same program he now leads.


Travis earned both his Undergrad Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Human Services-Executive Leadership from Liberty University.   He and his wife Dawn reside in Newport News with their son, Alex.  Travis is a member of the Rotary Club of Newport News, and recently celebrated his 9th Anniversary with the club.

Aug 07, 2018

State of the City of Norfolk

Kenneth Cooper Alexander was elected Mayor of the City of Norfolk on May 3, 2016.  A native of Norfolk and president of Metropolitan Funeral Service, he began his public service career more than two decades ago.

Before his election as mayor, Mr. Alexander served in the Senate of Virginia where he was a member of the committees on Commerce and Labor, Finance, Transportation and Privileges and Elections.

He also served on the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, the High Speed Rail Compact Commission for Virginia and North Carolina, the Special Joint Subcommittee to Consult on the Plan to Close State Training Centers and the Joint Commission on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education.

Before his election to the Senate, he represented the 89th District in the House of Delegates from 2002 until 2012, serving on the committees of Commerce and Labor, Education, Privileges and Elections and Rules.

Prior to his election to the General Assembly, Mr. Alexander was a member of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority, City Planning Commission (vice chair), Human Services Commission and of a City Council-appointed blue ribbon commission that studied the direct election of the office of mayor.  He is a member of the Greater Norfolk Corporation, the Norfolk Chapter of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and an alumnus of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.  Mr. Alexander began his community service as president of Berkley’s Beacon Light Civic League and Beacon Light Community Development Corporation. Mayor Alexander is proud that his first full-time job was with the City of Norfolk as a Cemetery Manager I with the Department of Parks and Recreation from 1989 to 1990.

A 1985 graduate of Lake Taylor High School, Mr. Alexander holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in diplomacy from Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the country. Presently, he is working on his doctorate in Leadership and Change with Antioch University.

Mr. Alexander and his wife, Donna Burnley Alexander, have two school-aged sons, Kenneth II and David.

Aug 14, 2018

Harbor's Edge: Past, Present and Future

Aug 21, 2018

Rotary Club of Norfolk General Meeting

Sep 04, 2018

Selden Market

Drew Ungvarsky is the CEO and executive creative director of Grow, one of the top digital agencies in the world. Under Drew’s leadership, Grow has created innovative digital marketing campaigns for leading brands like Google, adidas, Spotify, NBC, and EA Games. Drew and his company’s work have been recognized by The New York Times, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Adweek among many others. They’ve also been celebrated by the industry’s top award shows, including having won eleven Cannes Lions.


A 2002 graduate of Old Dominion University, Drew is an active community advocate and civic leader in Norfolk. He serves on the board of the Downtown Norfolk Council, where he’s helped create the successful Vibrant Spaces program and the Selden Market. He’s also a founding board member of organizations including the Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail foundation, Re:Vision Norfolk, StartWheel, and RISE.

Sep 11, 2018

Mrs Santa Project and the Satellite Club

Sep 18, 2018

Post Polio Rehabiliation: An Inspiration for Rotarian Giving

Dr. Sunita Dodani MBBS (MD), MSc, FCPS, PhD, FAHA Professor and Founding Director of the EVMS Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI) is a former Rotarian and interested in speaking to our club.  Dr. Dodani founded The Center for Post-Polio Rehabilitation (CfPPR).

Their mission is to help polio survivors in developing countries ambulate, be independent and become important citizens of a nation by providing them with an exceptional comprehensive and holistic post-polio rehabilitation care including corrective surgery, physical therapy, orthotic/ prosthetic services and home-environment remodeling services.

Oct 02, 2018