At the June 25th TRC meeting, guest speaker Emily McCoy presented an informative program on Women's Suffrage, tracing the movement through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1919 guaranteeing women the right to vote. Mrs. McCoy went on to explain how many women were arrested for their protest activities in Washington and then imprisoned in the old DC Workhouse Prison in Lorton, VA. She chairs The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, which is seeking to "build a... garden-style national memorial to commemorate the suffrage struggle, focused on the suffragists whose brutal imprisonment at the Occoquan Workhouse served as a significant turning point in achieving a woman's right to vote; and to educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights."
Friday, July 3, 2015
Kevin Goff, Director of the River Program at St. Margaret's School, Guest Speaker for July 2nd TRC Meeting
TRC member, Doc Frank, introduced his guest speaker for the July 2nd meeting, Kevin Goff, who has recently become Director of the River Program at St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock. The program, funded by the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund is designed to encourage environmental service and community engagement. Among Goff's priorities for the coming years: encourage student-driven, immersive, experiential learning that is both substantive and stimulating; to use local environmental issues as a window onto global sustainability issues; to ensure science-based, outdoor experiences in beautiful places for the SMS students.
Passing of the Gavel...At the July 2nd meeting, Assistant District Governor, Bill Croxton, officiated over the swearing in of Wright Andrews as the incoming President of the Tappahannock Rotary Club for 2015/2016 and the honoring of outgoing President John Gregory for his leadership in 2014/1015.