Today was this season's final Tappahannock Farmers Market. Continuing its commitment to supporting the local community, Tappahannock Rotary Club presented a check for $500 to the Tappahannock Farmers Market. Presenting the check were TRC President, John Gregory, and Treasurer, Ron Geiger. David Broad, also a member of TRC, received the check on behalf of the TFM.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Area native son, Howard W. Reisinger, Jr., the guest of Jeff Willett, was our speaker at the November 13th TRC meeting. In his presentation "Life on the Rappahannock", Howard gave three rich vignettes, one each for Pole Cat Creek, Hoskins ...Creek, and the Rappahannock River, covering many memories and observations acquired throughout his lifetime. Howard currently serves as Chairman of the Essex County Airport Authority, as a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Essex County Museum and Historical Society, and as a Vestry member at St. John's Episcopal Church...and he still lives on the banks of Hoskins Creek. Listening to Howard is always inspiring and an educational experience - and he didn't disappoint!
Tappahannock Rotary Club was recently honored by both Rotary District 7610 and The Rotary Foundation for its leadership in 2013-2014 giving levels which are all-important in order to fulfill on Rotary's Service mission. Tommy Neuman's lead...ership in these efforts was recognized by immediate past-President, C. Norman Wood, and current President, John Gregory. Specifically, TRC was recognized for the following: Contributions to "End Polio Now: Make History Now Campaign"; 100% Member Participation at the $100 Per Capita level, and 100% Sustainin Member Club - The Rotary Foundation; and $300 Per Capita giving to the TRF Annual Fund.
Monday, November 10, 2014
TRC Sponsorships For Local Activities: Jacob's Ladder "Youth At Risk" Program and Essex County Public Library Computer Program - 6 November 2014
At the 6 November 2014 TRC meeting, President John Gregory presents checks to Bess Haile for the Essex County Public Library's computer program, and to Joanne Ruffa for the Jacob's Ladder Youth At Risk program. The appreciation, friendship, and community spirit - are visible in this photo of three of our community's great leaders
TRC Supports New Collaboration Between Essex County's Public Library and Recreation Department With 10 Scholarships
around the table and then matched by the Club (Total of $500 in new scholarship money) to support a new collaboration between the Essex County Public Library and the Essex County Recreation Department. Through this program, students can earn points (scholarships) to be applied toward tuition for Recreation Department activities. Pictured from l to r are: TRC President, John Gregory, Essex County's new Director of Recreation, Fred Birchett, and Essex County Public Library's Director, Bess Haile
District Governor Rich Storey and wife Carol visited TRC on Oct 30 and applauded our 1st place club for last year's accomplishments and the emphasis on serving our local community needs exemplified by Pres. John Gregory's planning for 2014-15 year.
Pictures include TRC meeting and dinner as well as their visit to Rappahannock River Oysters, Locklie's Marina, Topping Virginia. After a visit with Middlesex Rotary Bill Croxton took them for a tour of Rappahannock River Oysters, and they later ate at Merroir. Said Bill Croxton: "They love oysters!"