Saturday, March 30, 2013

El Presidente's $pon$ored diaper run….

Rotary Club fund raiser in partnership with the Tappahannock Regional Free Clinic.... John Lewis takes on additional sponsor funds by running the 5K in diapers.... Along with John Lewis, these Rotarians also completed the course: John Lewis, Michael Faulkner, Dr. Richard Lewis, Joe Johnston, Bruce Thomas and
Jerry Duvall. These Rotary Club members helped organize and support the 5K run by acting as intersection controllers, start and finish line helpers, and providing drinks at various points on the course: John Frazier, Bill Croxton, Em Hughes, Gary Youngling, John Gregory, Tommy Neuman, Harry T Gladding, Vince Donoghue, C Norman Wood, Ned Garber, Larry McElroy, Doc Frank, Fred Woodard and David Broad.

Rotary and Free Clinic Bunny Hop Fund Raiser..

Tappahannock Rotary Club and Tappahannock Regional Free Clinic partnered for a successful fund raiser 5K Bunny Hop. Led (i.e. fastest Rotarian on two legs....) by President John Lewis who challenged the club members to raise additional sponsored funds by daring to wear diapers... the team of Rotary runners included Michael Faulkner (Chief exec of the Free Clinic), Jerry Duval, Richard Lewis, Bruce Thomas and Joe Johnston. A great turn out and a credit to what two kindred organizations can achieve when they put their heads together....

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bill Croxton in Bunbury, Western Australia

My hosts in Bunbury, Western Australia and club President Dr Stephen and Pauline Hinton.  Dr Stephen Hinton took me on a tour of his hospital sleep lab and ICU where I saw the latest BiPAP Vision non invasive ventilator that I helped pioneer in 2004. Home to Virginia this coming week!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Reese Peck Inducted into Tappahannock Rotary

John Gregory welcomed Reese Peck by inducting him into the Tappahannock Rotary Club on Thursday, March 21st and reading him the basic Rotary mission statements. The club president John Lewis participated in the ceremony and then got double value by having Reese present the program for the evening. Reese detailed his diverse career in public administration in South Dakota, New York state, and in Virginia, along with his alternate career in the financial industry working with Wachovia and Prudential in the investment side of the business. His presentation this evening focused on Essex County and the multi pronged initiatives to get the area designated as an enterprise zone and move ahead on revitalization. An excellent presentation which opened the eyes of many members.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Truth about Ethanol Fuel !

March 14th Rotary presentation featured Mark Hildebrand courtesy of Bob Holt (right) and Louis Muse (left) of Garrett's Marina. The introduction of ethanol is problematic if fuel is left standing for longer than 60 to 90 days. Fuel can separate into water and fuel due to ethanol's attraction to water and cause corrosion, cause poor combustion chamber performance and cause expensive damage. Valvtect meets a proposed industry fuel specification promoted by NNMA. Mark and Louis's recommendations - use non ethanol fuel, change fuel filters at least twice a year, use fuel stabilizers even for non-ethanol fuel.

GSE Rotary Team Radio Interview

GSE Team is interviewed by Western Australian ABC radio station in Albany, near Perth
Check out this audio link

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Download Big Croaker Entry Forms!

Entry forms are now available online for the 2013 Big Croaker Tournament - Special extra $500 Bonus to the winner registered by May 1st! Download now at - that's a total of $4,500 prize money for entrants to this year's Tournament on May 25th.....