Wednesday, January 28, 2015

STRINGS TO THE HEART - Saturday 21 February 2015 - 7 p.m.

STRINGS TO THE HEART – 21 February 2015 – 7 p.m.
The Tappahannock Rotary Club and Host & Emcee Emerson Hughes welcome you to join them in honoring the Essex Public Library, the Essex County Fire Department, The Tappahannock Regional Free Clinic and the Tappahannock Police Department, February 21, 2015 at STRINGS TO THE HEART; an enchanting evening at the Essex County Historic Courthouse, featuring local musicians, string instruments, wine tasting, assorted cheeses and chocolate.  Tickets are $35.00 each and there are only 175 available.  Don't miss this special evening and don't miss an opportunity to join your local Rotarians as they continue to provide funding to organizations and individuals who make a difference in our community.  For sponsorship and ticket information call:  Dr. John Gregory at (804) 443-2442, Joanne Ruffa at (804) 443-3737 or Michael Faulkner at (202) 360-3564.  A few of the local performing artists include: Ben Eberline, Matthew Parker, Angie Brooks, Andrew Magruder, Tyler Viars, Rob & Kelly Wright, Dave Smith, Sarah & Kerry Quisenberry, Cecky Ropelewski and others.  You will not want to miss STRINGS TO THE HEART – advanced ticket purchase required – so don't wait!
$20.00 - FRIENDS OF THE ROTARY – Includes name in program.
$35.00 – Includes one ticket.
$50.00 – VIVALDI - Includes one ticket, name in the program.
$75.00 – SHUBERT - Includes one ticket, VIP seating and name in program.
$150.00 – HENDRIX- Includes two tickets VIP seating, names in program.
$250.00 – YO-YO MA – Includes four tickets, VIP seating & a select bottle of wine from the event tasting.
$500.00 – PAGANINI - Includes 6 tickets, VIP seating, names in program & a bottle of each of the four wine selections.
  If paying by check, please make it out to:  The Tappahannock Rotary Club and make a notation in the memo that reads: Strings to the Heart
 Tappahannock Rotary Club is a designated 501 (c)3 organization and your contribution is tax deductible according to the law.
Mail completed form and payment to: Tappahannock Rotary, PO Box 2672, Tappahannock, VA  22560

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tony Lea, Jamestown 4-H Education Center Director, Speaker at January 15th TRC

Tony Lea, 4-H Center Director, Jamestown 4-H Education Center and Camp was guest speaker at the January 15th TRC meeting. Tony reminded us of the meaning of the 4-Hs: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, and the 4-H mission of "Developing Comm...unity-Centered People". His presentation focused primarily on the Jamestown 4-H summer camp which supports 19 counties and 3 cities within the Central and Eastern Virginia region and hosts 1,900 campers each summer including 40 - 60 from Essex County. The cot of sponsoring one child from Essex County for a week at camp is approximately $235. Tony is also looking for 4-H camp alumni of all ages to serve as board members - or just to be engagement advocates for this life-changing camp and its programs. Many of us have been surprised to find family members who attended the Jamestown 4-H camp at least back to the 1940s and are now hearing their stories and fond memories from childhood. Tony was the guest of Rotarian Ned VonWalters. 4-H is part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, and our local liaison is Stephanie Stiles in Tappahannock. Tony asks that folks contact him through FB at, or the 4-H website:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Upcoming Events and Community Sponsorships - 2015

2015 promises to be an active and fun year for the Tappahannock Rotary Club!
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming Rotary-sponsored community events:
*February 21, 2015 "Strings of the Heart" - will build on last year's successful... "Keys to the Heart" - 12 local artists will present live music accompanied by wine pairings and heavy appetizers. Location: Old Beale, 7 - 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per person.
*April 25, 2015, "The Virginians" - Richmond's Premiere Mens A Capella Vocal Ensemble - will perform at the Essex County High School's new auditorium. Details to follow.

Recognizing Long-time Rotarian, Tappahannock Councilman, Sonny Terry - 8 January 2015

At the TRC's Jan 8th meeting, guest speaker, Chief of the Tappahannock Police Department, Jim Ashworth, presented a plaque of appreciation to long-time Rotarian and Tappahannock Councilman, Sonny Terry. The plaque reads:
"Presented to Cou...ncilman James C. "Sonny" Terry With Appreciation for his Continued Support of Law Enforcement in the Town of Tappahannock 1994 - 2014 from the Tappahannock Police Department"
Congratulations, Sonny!
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Tappahannock's Finest. Tappahannock Police Chief Jim Ashworth - TRC Guest Speaker - 8 Jan 2015

TRC launched the New Year with an excellent presentation by Tappahannock Chief of Police, Jim Ashworth who was the guest of Rotarian Mr. Sonny Terry. Chief Ashworth, who served this region with the Virginia State P...olice since 1975, and upon his retirement became our Chief of Police in 2012, gave an overview of his teams' challenges and significant accomplishments over the past two years. Please consider visiting and "Liking" the Tappahannock Police Department FB Page both to learn more and to express our support of our local police

Professor Dale Harter - TRC Guest Speaker - 11 December 2014

At its December 11, 2014 meeting, TRC was treated to a rich presentation on "The Controversial Life and Legacy of Confederate Brigadier General J.R. Jones" by Professor Dale Harter. Mr. Harter is the Librarian at St. Margaret's School and was the guest of Rotary Member Louise Velletri.