Friday, February 20, 2015

"Strings To The Heart" Postponed Until Sunday, February 22, 6 - 8 p.m. (Due to Saturday's Forecast for Poor Weather)

"Strings To the Heart," has been postponed from Saturday night to 6:00 Sunday evening, February 22, due to Saturday's forecast for poor weather conditions. As originally planned, the event will be held at the Old Courthouse at Queen Street ...and Church Street in Tappahannock.

If you have not purchased tickets and want to attend Sunday evening, contact Michael Faulkner <>, he has a few tickets available.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bay Aging - Guest at TRC's February 12th Meeting

A group of leaders from "Bay Aging" were the guest speakers at  TRC's February 12th meeting.  C. Norman Wood, immediate Past President of TRC, and a member of the Board of Directors of Bay Aging, led the presentation and was joined by Board members:  Carole Harper, Stanley Clarke, Tammy Miller, and Ken Pollock.  The organization's vision is to ensure that:  "every neighbor in our region will have a choice and range of services that will assist them to remain independent in their chosen home."  The 501(c)(3) non-profit was created in 1978.  It's three major divisions are:  Bay Family Housing; Bay Transit; and Community Living Programs.  It serves 10 counties in a 2,600 sq. mile area.  More than 17,500 people were served in FY 2014.  The leadership of Bay Aging wants to make certain that regional residents are aware of the wide array of its services.  More information can be found at: and

TRC Presents $1,000 Check To Essex County High School Wrestling Team

A Challenge Met...  Essex County High School Wrestling Team Coach, Kevin Borron, receives a $1,000 check from TRC President, John Gregory, at the February 12th meeting.  TRC offered to match up to $1,000, and the ECHS Wresting Team met and exceeded that amount by raising $1,140 - mostly from the sale of peanuts.  The funds will be used for unmet needs related to equipment and regional/state competitions.  Congratulations!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Elsbeth Wyatt - Guest Speaker - TRC February 5, 2015 Meeting - AL-ANON

Elsbeth Wyatt, Treasurer of the local AL-ANON chapter, was the guest speaker at the TRC's February 5th meeting. Her sponsor was Rotarian Jim Wawner. AL-ANON was established in 1951 by the wife of the founder of the much better known Alcoh...olics Anonymous (AA). Its purpose is to support the family and friends of those that have alcohol or other addictions. Elsbeth gave a moving presentation and explained how those living with or in the environment of addicts often have nowhere to turn for support with some of the most difficult circumstances in their lives. She said "AL-ANON is about those persons coming and trying to take care of themselves. it's a respite." AL-ANON is based on anonymity and is open to all ages. Ellbeth said she was pleased to speak at Rotary because of the shared commitment to helping others, and to help raise awareness of AL-ANON. Futher information and support can be found at:, by phoning (888) 4AL-ANON, or locally by e-mailing In the Northern Neck region there are AL-ANON meetings in both Tappahannock and Kilmarnock. See More

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rotary International Club Toasts

In order to remind our members that Rotary is an international organization, for many years the Tappahannock Rotary Club has begun its Thursday evening meetings with a toast of a club in another country. It has always been the responsibility of the Tappahannock Club's International Committee to select the foreign club to be toasted. Read more in Joe Wolfinger's article on how our toasting has reached a new level in the past two years at

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dr. Reggie Mason, Riverside Tappahannock Hospital - Guest Speaker on January 29th

Dr. Reggie Mason, General Surgeon with Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, was the guest speaker at TRC's January 29th meeting.  Dr. Mason spoke about the high quality of services provided to the region by Riverside, as well as his personal journey as a physician including his military service as a general surgeon and division officer in the U.S. Navy.  He was the guest of Rotarian, John Peterman, hospital administrator.

The Honorable Gayle Ashworth, Essex County Clerk of Circuit Court - Speaker at Jan 22nd TRC Meeting

The Honorable Gayle Ashworth, Clerk of Essex County Circuit Court, was our speaker at the January 22nd meeting.  She was the guest of Rotarian, Ned Ware.  Gayle gave an overview of the responsibilities of her office as well as an update on the recent digitization of all deeds which should be available for online searches later this year. Gayle, who has served as Essex Clerk of Court for over 15 years, will seek one more 8 year term in the next election.