Thursday, September 27, 2012

Steve Cook, new District 5610 Governor visits TRC

Steve Cook, the new District 5610 Governor for 2012-13 from Springfield, VA, assisted by Kylie Bransford, Assistant District Governor based in Kilmarnock, met with John Lewis, Tappahannock Club President, and John Gregory, President-elect and the rest of the board today at Roma's for an introduction annual meeting where each board member in turn presented their annual goals for the club.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rotary Mission to Jamaica

John Frazier and Tommy Neuman visited Kingston, Jamaica to spearhead a mission to help improve the literacy rate at Stony Hill school in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The plan is to install two interactive whiteboards in classrooms of these schools - thereby helping to increase literacy from 40% to 80% in the 6th grade students using the program.  The Jamaica Rotary Club of St. Andrews is helping facilitate the introduction and development of this significant program to help the school children in their vicinity.  Click here to view John Frazier's and Tommy Neuman's Powerpoint presentation. [Caution - large files that may that a few moments to load]

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rotary - Can you Pass the 40 Year Test?

John Gregory was presented with a recognition plaque this evening at our regular club meeting at Roma's Ristorante in Tappahannock..... the plaque reads "CLUB SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD, Presented to DR. JOHN GREGORY For 40 years of Outstanding and Dedicated Leadership. ROTARY CLUB OF TAPPAHANNOCK 2012" Congratulations John! Significantly, the plaque was presented by Dr. Tommy Neuman. himself a 40 year veteran of Rotary, however unlike John who served his 40 years with the Tappahannock Club, Tommy's service began in 1971 as a member of the Orangevale Club in Orangevale California, then went on to Foothill-Highlands Club in Sacramento California - (only a few miles between the two!), then in 1987-88 The Rotary Club of Thamesdown in Swindon, England, and finally in December of 2000 to the Tappahannock Rotary Club. Congratulations both of you long timers!