Speaker Date Topic
District Governor Judy Aug 18, 2020 12:30 PM
The 2020-2021 Rotary Year
The 2020-2021 Rotary Year

Judy joined the Rotary Club of Cape Henry in 1994. She served the club as President in 2004-2005 as well as 2015-2016. She served as Area Governor both in 2005-2007 and from 2016-2018. She has been Cape Henry Social Chairman for 20 years. Judy has been involved in District Events for many years. She was District Conference Co-Chair in 2008 and was the 2018 Conference Chair.  She was the 2010 District Assembly Chair. She has participated in two District Friendship Exchanges both to England (2008) and to Germany (2011). She is a Paul Harris Fellow +8 and a Major Donor. She has received the Rotary International Avenues of Service Award in 2006. She was Cape Henry Rotarian of the Year in 2000 and 2011.
Judy was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to Birmingham, Alabama for high school and college. She attended Auburn University where she graduated with honor. She taught school for a number of years in the elementary school and received a MA in Elementary Education in Reading from University of Alabama in Birmingham. She was both a Title 1 Reading Teacher and a Reading Resource Teacher.  
She spent the next 7 years in Pharmaceutical Sales calling on Physicians and Hospitals in the Tidewater Area. Her parents owned a Real Estate Company so she decided to use her sales abilities in Real Estate. Judy has been in the Real Estate Industry over 30 years both as a Broker Associate and as a Managing Broker. In 1992 she received an Executive MBA from William and Mary College where she became a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary. She is presently an Associate Broker selling Real Estate for Howard Hanna William E. Wood in Virginia Beach.
Judy has served three terms as a Director of the Hampton Roads Realtor Association, one year as Director of Virginia Association of Realtors, and four years on the Sales Manager’s Advisory Board for the MLS, including two as the Chair. She is a Past Member of the Bays Edge Condominium Board and served as Vice President. She is a Past Board Member of the William and Mary Southside Alumni Association.
Judy has two grown daughters (who are both Paul Harris Fellows), and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and her Bichon, Louis Vuitton. She enjoys Rotary activities and is active in a local book club. 

Lyne Abanilla Sep 01, 2020
Physicians for Peace Philippines
Kenny Takalo Sep 08, 2020
Apartheid and the ongoing struggles of post-Apartheid South Africa
Apartheid and the ongoing struggles of post-Apartheid South Africa

         Kenny Takalo, tour guide in Johannesburg, grew up in Soweto Township during Apartheid. He makes a living teaching western tourists about Apartheid and the ongoing struggles of post-Apartheid South Africa.


Adam Turner, Artistic Director Sep 15, 2020
VA Opera
Sigur Whitaker and Joey Rothgery Oct 06, 2020
Trip to Lake Como, Italy
Tina Gill, President & CEO Oct 13, 2020
The Up Center
Jeremy Moss, Author Oct 20, 2020
The Life and Trials of the Gentleman Pirate, Major Stede Bonnet

Jeremy Moss, Author of The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate, Major Stede Bonnet, ​ will share some interesting pirate information about Hampton Roads and will tie-in some lessons learned from the research, writing and publication process.




Sigur Whitaker Nov 03, 2020
Rotary Foundation
Barry Moss Nov 10, 2020
Moss Vineyard

Barry and Ellen Moss love great wine.   In Europe, they learned everything winemaking the Old World had to offer:  how to cultivate vines, make fine wine, and match the right vines to the right soil.  

Years later - as Virginia became ranked one of the top up-and-coming wine regions in the world - Barry and Ellen decided to start a vineyard themselves.

Since 2010, Moss Vineyards pursues the creation of wine as both an art and a passion.

Mark Swingle, Chief of Research & Conservation Nov 17, 2020
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
James Kitz Dec 08, 2020
Rotary Club of Norfolk Annual Meeting
Michael Benedetto, President/Owner, TFC Recycling Jan 12, 2021
TFC Recycling - Recycling and the State of Recycling

Michael “Recycle” Benedetto is the President and Owner of TFC Recycling.  He first started working for the family business in high school and continued full time after graduating from American University in 1987.  


Michael has served as a board member of the Virginia Aquarium, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Beach Vision.  Michael currently serves on the Virginia Waste Management Board, the Chesapeake Alliance and is a member of the Neptune Fest. 


Perhaps most importantly, he is former member of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club and a current member of the Chesapeake Rotary Club.


TFC Recycling provides waste and recycling services to over 650,000 households and 4,000 commercial customers from Northeast NC to the Richmond region.  TFC Recycling employs over 400 people and collects, processes and sells over 12,000 tons per month of recyclables. 


Michael is married to former media personality LeAnne Rains and has 3 college age children.