At the May 28th TRC meeting, immediate past-President, C. Norman Wood presented Tommy Neuman with a well-deserved recognition for "exemplary service for his untiring effort as Foundation Chair for the 2013 - 2014 year in achieving 100% Paul Harris Fellows for the Tappahannock Rotary Club". This significant achievement means that a club has 100% membership participation; with donations of a minimum of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, during the calendar year. Thank you, Tommy!
Friday, May 29, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Tappahannock Rotary Club Welcomes President Paul Parfrey and Wife, Lynn, Swindon - Phoenix Rotary Club - District 1100 - United Kingdom
TRC's May 14th guest speaker was Paul Parfrey, President of the Swindon - Phoenix Rotary Club, District 1100, United Kingdom. Paul and his wife, Lynn, were the guests this past week of Bill and Carole Croxton - continuing a multi-year exchange between our clubs. Swindon - Phoenix RC was chartered in 2012 with the motto "Fiduciam et Respectu", and is committed to Fun, Friendship, and Fellowship, and to "doing things differently". Paul, whose career highlights have included ...national policing and counter-terrorism work, also inspired us by sharing more than fourteen projects the very active club is engaged. These include: health projects for blood pressure checks, epilepsy and breast cancer support days, and a guide dog charity; sporting activities including a Santa Run, Dragon Boat racing, and a horseless steeplechase; support activities for local schools; river barge trips for disadvantaged and disabled kids; and British theme nights including St. George's Day and Burns Night celebrations.
Pictured at Rotary meeting: l to r: Bill Croxton, Paul Parfrey, TRC President John Gregory
Pictured at Merroir, Locklies Marina, Topping, Virginia: l to r: Bill Croxton, Paul Parfrey, David Broad, Carole Croxton, Lynn Parfrey, Margaret Broad
Winners of the $4,500 prize money in Tappahannock Rotary Club's Annual Andrew Reavis Memorial Croaker Tournament held Saturday, May 16th: (l to r, 1st Place - Deral Wertz; 2nd Place – Robert Fenter; 1st Place Youth Division – Tye Morris; 3rd Place – Andy Davis; 4th Place Phillip Donnelly with crew Eric Montgomery and Morby Montgomery; 5th Place- Ronald Morris; Event Chairman, Bill Reavis; Tappahannock Rotary Club President, John Gregory; not pictured: 2nd Place Youth Division – Michael Johnson; 3rd Place Youth Division Brandon Corbin).
This was the 12th year of the TRC's Croaker Tournament! Ninety-four boats were registered for this year's tournament which spanned the county from June Parker Marina to Garrett's Marina where the concluding ceremony was held.
Our guest speaker at the May 7th TRC meeting was Cynthia Barrack, RN, Home Care Division Community Liaison for Riverside Hospice Program - Tappahannock and Gloucester areas.