Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tappahannock Club Receives Major Awards 2012-2013

The Tappahannock Rotary Club was more than pleasantly surprised at a recent Rotary District Banquet to be awarded two very special recognition awards for their community work during the 2012-2013 year. The awards banquet held at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg in June was attended by John Lewis (left), Club President 2012-2013, and his wife Hollie. John Lewis still recovering from the surprise said "I am still shocked we won best "Large Club" out of 55 clubs for Community Service and the Presidential Award (only two clubs got that). I was really proud to represent us." The District covers a region including Northern Virginia, west to Charlottesville, and south to West Point.

Photo below: Displaying their Rotary District Awards: John Lewis Past-President 2012-2013 - recipient of the Rotary District 7610 Presidential Award, Joe Johnston Community Service Chair - receiving the District 7610 Community Service Award, Bill Croxton Assistant District Governor presiding over the awarding ceremony, C. Norman Wood - Club President 2013-2014, and John Gregory President Elect 2014-2015. 

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St. Margaret's School Lindy Williams Guest Speaker

Lindy Williams, the new head of school for St. Margaret's was the program speaker for the evening, one of her first presentations to the local Tappahannock community. She was introduced by David Broad (left), spouse of the outgoing head Margaret Broad, Norman Wood - Club President, and (right) John Gregory, father of Blair Gregory Blanks '86 alumnae of SMS.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jim Ashworth - Tappahannock Chief of Police

James Ashworth took over Tappahannock Police Dept  on July 1, 2012, after serving 27 years with State Police. Jim improved job definition and evaluation, personnel appraisal, tweaked uniforms, added shift reporting, improved cooperation with Sheriff's dept, instituted a detective investigations officer, started media reporting, added FaceBook and Twitter with great success within a few weeks of the service being launched.  James Ashworth is pictured with program sponsor Sonny Terry and club President Norman Wood.

Thursday, August 1, 2013