Friday, May 25, 2012

Program Speaker Wes Pippenger

Thanks to Brother Jeff Willett who provided us with an excellent program last night featuring local historian and professional genealogist Wes Pippenger. His knowledge and pictures were outstanding.

Our distinguished guests

Our Rotary Club was treated to a trio of distinguished guests last night: Governor Jon Allan (and wife, Mary) District Governor George "Ron" Marion and Assistant Governor Kylie Bransford. Welcome to Tappahannock!

Paul Harris Society Recipients

Congratulations to Paul Harris Fellow recipients Richard Lewis, Bill Croxton and John Lewis along with Governor Jon Allan (top left) Assistant Governor Kylie Bransford and District Governor George "Ron" Marion (bottom left).

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Danny Greene Wins Big Prize for Big Croaker!

Big Croaker winner take home a Big Check. From left to right, Bill Reavis (Tournament chair), Wayne Wessel (door prizes and t-shirts), Joanne Ruffa (registration) and winner Danny Greene of Glover, VA, receives the $1,500 check for the first place biggest croaker - a 1 lb-15.2oz croaker caught near the power lines using shrimp.  A total of 94 boats entered this year's tournament named in honor of Andrew Reavis.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rotary Pre Meeting with Malachy

Tappahannock Rotary Club's regular social hour pre-meeting was rearranged this week to a new location at All About Wine on Prince Street. Rotary Club member Michael Faulkner, Director of Tappahannock Free Clinic, along with store owner Deborah Stevens hosted a very special reception for the winner of the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show "Malachy". Malachy is a four year old Pekingnese and took the coveted Best in Show award shown here with David Fitzpatrick! Welcome to Tappahannock! [photo courtesy of Bill Croxton]

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rotary Dessert at Twister'Z

Adjoining Roma's Restaurant -- the club's usual Thursday evening dining venue -- is the newly opened Twister'Z Frozen Yogurt bar. Rotary Club members were invited by Johnny Giambianco to taste the delights from the frozen yogurt wall dispensers -- here Em Hughes and Joanne Ruffa sample cheesecake and cappuccino flavors. A healthy dessert this evening!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Rotary River Cleanup Teams Head Out of June Parker Marina

The Tappahannock, Warsaw and the Rappahannock Rotary Clubs have partnered in a joint venture with Friends of the Rappahannock to do a clean up blitz on both Essex County and Richmond County shores on Saturday, May 5th.

Volunteers gathered in the early morning at the June Parker Marina, bringing with them several boats, canoes, life jackets, garbage bags, gloves, litter getters pick up tools and a determination to improve our town’s riverfront. The area covered runs from Mount Landing Creek to Hoskins Creek on the south side, and from Cat Point Creek to the Wild Life Reserve at Mangoright Point on the north side of the river.

Club members participating included Leigh Angel, David Broad, Bill Croxton, Mac Garrett, Em Hughes, Joe Johnston, Bob Jump, John Lewis, Larry McElroy, Richard Moncure, Tommy Neuman, Bill Reavis, Pete Trible, Wayne Wessels and Norman Wood.

Photo Gallery of the River Cleanup

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rotary cleanup crew rescue eagle

The wounded eagle was rescued by Rotarians Joe Johnston and Mac Garrett just below the Downing Bridge on the Richmond County side on the Refuge beach. The Fed Warden who appeared on the scene said it was most likely hit by a car while feeding on road side. It will be taken to an expert in Richmond county who will determine the probability of survival with treatment. Pictured with Joe & Mac is Tanner Croxton.

Tappahannock Rotary Club partners with friends of the Rappahannock and boy scouts for trash pickup on the river.