Past President J. Walton (Walt) Grandy, who passed away in December at age 94, remembered his club with a generous estate gift to the Norfolk Rotary Charities endowment. His son John W. Grandy IV presented a $10,000 check to President Gary Boswick at the May 8 meeting. Walt, who served as club president in 1974-75 was a Paul Harris Fellow dedicated to the Rotary International principle of Service Above Self.
In 1994 the club designated May 4 as J. Walton Grandy III Rotary Recognition Day in honor of Walt's service to our club and Rotary International. Walt, who lived in Virginia Beach, was an honorary member of our club at the time of his death. Walt was president of Grandy the Florist and also had a career with the Federal Aviation Administration.