Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tappahannock Club cleans up the Awards

President Joe Wolfinger proudly displays the Club awards. The Tappahannock Club was recognized for its Youth Service, Club Service, Exceptional International Service, Exceptional Community Service and for Public Image marked with excellence and distinction. It was another good year for the Tappahannock Club.
 

Tappahannock Rotary Receives Top Awards

Norman with his award certificate recognizing his outstanding leadership as an Assistant Governor of Rotary District 7610 (which includes area from Charlottesville to Northern Virginia to Middlesex County). The Tappahannock Club was recognized for its Youth Service, Club Service, Exceptional International Service, Exceptional Community Service and for Public Image marked with excellence and distinction.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 Big Croaker Tournament

The Fourteenth Annual Tappahannock Rotary Andrew Reavis Memorial Croaker Fishing Tournament was a success with a fleet of 96 boats.
From left to right  Nina Robertson - writing the prize winning checks for the Tappahannock Rotary Club, Jim Wawner - weighmaster and originator of the Big Croaker concept fourteen years ago, Jeff Robinson, winner of the $1,500 first prize for a 1.30 lb croaker caught near the Downing Bridge and partner Bo Acors on the winning boat, and Jay Brimmer - Croaker Tournament chair.
 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Big Croaker 2017 Tournament

Tappahannock Rotary crew that made this tournament a success - left to right - Carl Strock - President elect; Nina Robertson writing the prize checks; Jim Wawner - weigh master and initiator of the tournament fourteen years ago; Jay Brimmer - Tournament chairman at the conclusion of a most satisfactory tournament!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Program Thursday May 18th

 The guest speaker is Catherine Read, past-President of Rotary Club of Centreville-Chantilly, and a thought leader in building Rotary for the 21st Century. Title of Presentation: "Keeping Rotary Relevant - Inviting People In"
  • Messaging the value of Rotary to different generations [gender, age, diversity]
  • Getting the most of out of Rotary programs that benefit the community [Rotary Youth Exchange, Scholarship Programs, District Grants]
  • Focusing on speakers of interest to a wide range of people in the community [Hosting a meeting expressly to invite the public]
  • Thinking about the future of the club in coming years [Leadership development, incorporating new ideas, finding future members]
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Friday, May 12, 2017

ECHO Rotary Presentation

Barb Jump, President of ECHO - Essex County Homeless Organization - receives the Rotary trophy glass from President Joe Wolfinger as a thank you for her heartfelt presentation on the needs of the Essex County homeless population. Currently located 20 miles away in Loretto, Upper Essex, the ECHO board favors a move of the homeless facilities to Tappahannock where the need is most acute and the volunteer assistance is much more plentiful. Certainly the homeless population is centered in Tappahannock as there are warm places for them to go during the day. Barb and the ECHO board are seeking to acquire vacant property or repurpose a facility locally and are spearheading a campaign to set up the "Gregory House" for the homeless named after the late Dr John Gregory whose service to the community was in the spirit of the Rotary Club motto service before self. Barb and the ECHO board seeks to fund raise and inspire the over 100 churches and civic organizations in Essex and Richmond county to coordinate with county government and participate in the creation of this local ECHO facility.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Big Croaker Tournamen soon

Tappahannock Rotary's Rappahannock River Annual Croaker Tournament May 20, 2017 - 7 AM to 4:30 PM. $4,500 in prize money! Boat entry fee $125 by May 1st - $150 after. To register & pay online http://www.bigcroaker.com/ Garrett's Marina is Tournament HQ, boats can also use June Parker Marina and Dock Street launch ramp.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Music to Heart Special!

Tappahannock Rotary Club is hosting "MUSIC TO THE HEART," an enchanting evening at the Historic Essex County Courthouse (Old Beale Baptist Church) in Tappahannock on February 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM, featuring local musical talent, wine tasting, assorted cheeses, and fine chocolates.  The all-inclusive tickets are $40 per person.  Limited number of tickets and they must be purchased in advance.  For more information & tickets http://www.tappahannockrotary.org/music or contact Fred Woodard 804-443-1313, JoJo Ruffa 804-443-3737, Michael Faulkner 202-360-3564, or Ron Geiger 703-725-1103. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

District Governor Janet Brown visits our club!

President Elect Carl Strock, District Governor Janet Brown, Assistant District Governor Norman Wood and First Man Felton Brown. District Governor Brown is holding our new flag and theme selected by National Rotary President John Germ who chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary's unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that "now is the time to capitalize on our success, as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world".

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tappahannock awarded Best Large Club Award

It was a surprising night Rotary members Norman Wood, Bill Croxton and Fred Woodard will never forget as The Tappahannock Rotary Club was recognized, again, as the best large club of the year (2015-16) in the large club category for the second time in three years. Read more at http://www.tappahannockrotary.org/awards-2016.htm

Monday, July 18, 2016

Paul Harris Society medals awarded

Bill Croxton's pin looks like this:
Emerson Hughes's pin looks like this:
 
 

Croxton level 7 Paul Harris Society

Bill Croxton is awarded the Paul Harris Society level 7 - named after Rotary's founder, the Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation. Presented by C Norman Wood Assistant District Governor Area 3 with Club President Joe Wolfinger.





Emerson Hughes - Paul Harris Society level 1

Emerson Hughes is awarded the Paul Harris Society level 1 - named after Rotary's founder, the Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation. Presented by C Norman Wood Assistant District Governor Area 3.





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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rotarian of the Year!!

Congratulations to Ron Geiger supported by Penny on being named Tappahannock Rotarian of the Year. In addition to being club treasurer and secretary, Ron managed the complex financial and legal organization of the Essex Tornado fund raising project including the set up of the Tappahannock Rotary Club Foundation! Well done Ron!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rotary supports ECMHS Annual Fund

Essex County Museum and Historical Society's President, Tommy Blackwell, and its Secretary, Barbara Sethmann, receive a $1,000 Rotary check from Tappahannock Rotary Club members, Louise Velletri, and President Wright Andrews.  The presentation was part of the ECMHS membership meeting at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Millers Tavern in honor of the Museum and Historic Society's preservation and education of local history and to help kick off its Annual Fund Campaign.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tappahannock Rotary Tornado Fund Report

As of May 9, 2016, Tappahannock Rotary has raised over $156,000. These funds were passed directly to the Essex County Department of Social Services to be administered. Click this link to see how the funds were used: http://www.tappahannockrotary.org/pdflib/ecdss-tornado-relief-fund-report-may-9-2016.pdf

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bruce Thomas CFO Essex Bank Financial Presentation

Bruce Thomas, Essex Bank CFO presented an extremely detailed and persuasive perspective of the global financial situation and the concern for the health of our financial heritage for future generations. Bringing together current market data including GDP, debt levels, oil prices, dollar exchange rates, inflation, interest and bond rates paints a complex and worrying picture without inherent solutions. Increasing interest rates would trigger massive debt failures and be catastrophic. Many markets outside the US now have negative interest rates! Sobering unknown financial territory!




Tom Boyd past President of Tappahannock Rotary visits with large check!

Visiting from Charlottesville, ex Tappahannock Rotarian Tom Boyd brings $1,000 check donation from his club toward's the TRC Tornado fund which has now reached $65,000. Tom was once president of Tappahannock Rotary whilst serving as CEO of Southside Bank the forerunner of EVB. Welcome back Tom!







Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rotary District 7610 Governor Visits Tornado Damage

Saturday brought the Rotary District 7610 Governor to Tappahannock to make a visual on the ground assessment of the impact of the tornado damage in our area.  Rotary District 7610 covers 50+ clubs in the northern half of Virginia north of I-64. Utilizing the club network and the existing relationships between club presidents, Tappahannock's Club appeal to the district was echoed and promoted by District Governor Janet Brown and resulted in many clubs stepping forward with contributions – to date this exceeds $12,000 collectively from the Rotary membership across the region and many clubs have promised additional funds.  From left to right: Assistant District Governor Bill Croxton, Felton Page First Gentleman to the District Governor, District Governor Janet Brown, Fred Woodard Volunteer EMS coordinator and Rotarian.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tornado Relief raises $30,0000 and counting....

Tappahannock Rotary raises an incredible $30,000 in one week for the Tappahannock Tornado Relief Fund – Rodney Gordon receives the check on behalf of Essex County Dept of Social Services and ensures speedy and qualified distribution to Essex County victims. From left to right: Joe Wolfinger, John Frazier, John Gregory, Bob Jump – the voice for helpessex.com on WRAR, Carl Strock, Chuck Gilchrist, Ron Geiger – Rotary Treasurer , Rodney Gordon – Director of Essex County Dept of Social Services, Stanley Clarke – Sheriff and leading responder, Fred Woodard – Essex County EOC volunteer and coordinator, David Broad – website and social media, Joanna Ruffa, Patricia Gallagher, Wright Andrews – President of the Tappahannock Rotary Club and fund raising leader, Emerson Hughes, Mac Garrett, and Jim Wawner.