Thursday, May 31, 2018
Over fifty veterans lined up receive lapel pins with over half coming from Essex County including some our Rotarians… .Retired Air Force General C Norman Wood was presented his Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. Tommy Neuman also a member of USMC Detachment 1062 places the Marine Corps League wreath at the Essex County War Memorial.
As part of the Tappahannock Rotary Big Croaker annual tournament, the club seeks participation in the design of the t-shirts that are handed out to each tournament contestant. Beth Rohne (right) is the Youth Services Specialist at the Library and kicked off the contest with a fish printing workshop, A total of 13 school students attended, representing 4 different Essex County schools. Beth took the lead role in this first ever partnership between Tappahannock Rotary and Essex County Library headed by Dana Smook (2nd left). Entries had to pertain to the Rappahannock River and croakers. There were 12 total entries judged by a committee of several Rotarians. Amanda Hudgins (3rd left) won $25 for the age group and an additional $50 for being grand prize winner. Verna Zhuo, a 5th grader at EIS, won in her age group. Check was presented by JoAnne Ruffa (right), Youth Services with Tappahannock Rotary Club. The Big Croaker art is currently on display in the Essex Public Library.
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Dr. Aleš Žnidarič, President of the Rotary Club of Ljubljana, Slovenia, was a guest of the Tappahannock Rotary last week. Dr. Žnidarič, presented a program about the Rotary Clubs in Slovenia. The Ljubljana Rotary Club was first established in 1931, just four years after the Tappahannock Rotary Club. In 1941 it ceased to be a functioning club during the difficult years of WWII and the following period in which Slovenia was a part of the Yugoslav Republic. It was reestablished as an active Rotary Club in 1989 and was the first Rotary Club in the area of former Yugoslavia after the Second World War, and the third in Eastern Europe. Today there are 49 Rotary Clubs in Slovenia conducting many charitable works in Slovenia and throughout the world.
The visit came about as a result of the Tappahannock Club's custom of beginning its weekly meetings with a toast of a club in another country. The club to be toasted is selected based on some memorable historical anniversary or event that occurred on the day the toast is offered. On October 26, 2017, the anniversary of the day in 1991 when the last Yugoslav National Army soldier left Slovenia and the country became truly free, the Tappahannock Club saluted Dr. Žnidarič's club. An email notifying Dr. Žnidarič of the toast led to correspondence between to the two clubs.
Dr. Žnidarič holds degrees in structural engineering from the University of Ljubljana. He has worked for 29 years for ZAG, the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, where he is currently Research councilor and head of the Department for Structures. He is a board member of International Society of WIM (Weigh-In-Motion), and was in Washington, DC, to attend a meeting of the Transport Research Board. He was able to extend his visit to attend the regular Thursday evening meeting of the Tappahannock Rotary Club.