Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hannah Swann, Winner of "Best in District Essay Contest"

Hannah Swann was the very special guest speaker at TRC's April 23rd meeting.  This was the first year that Essex students have participated in this regional competition.  Hannah, who is a student at Essex Intermediate School, recently won a standing ovation at Rotary's District Conference as well as a $1,000 award as "Best in District" in the annual Rotary essay contest for her work "The Four Way Test".  Her essay interpreted Rotary's Four Way Test - which is the organization's nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for use in our personal and professional relationships.  Hannah observed:  "Rotary is there to help, and people underestimate it."  Congratulations Hannah!  Awards presented by John Gregory, TRC President, and JoAnn Ruffa, TRC's Next Generations Chair, who coordinated local participation and who continues to inspire all of us from every generation!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

David Broad Honored With Resolution at April 16th TRC Meeting

David Broad was honored at the April 16th TRC meeting with a Resolution acknowledging his many years of outstanding service to the Club, its members and our community. Thank you, David...and congratulations!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TRC Visited by District Governor-Elect Janet "JB" Brown - April 2, 2015

TRC was honored to welcome District 7610 Governor-Elect, Janet L.S. "JB" Brown and her husband, First Gentleman Felton Page, at its April 2nd meeting. Governor Brown is in the process of visiting all 56 clubs within the district.
We wish Governor Brown much success as she leads out District in 2015-2016 with the theme:  "We Are Family"!

April 2nd Guest Speakers - Betty Anne Garrett and Frances Ellis - Historic Garden Week Tours

TRC's guest speakers at the April 2nd meeting were two of the three Historic Garden Week co-chairs, Betty Anne "Boo" Garrett and Francis Ellis, members of the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula. Kerry Garrett is the third co-chair. They gave a brief overview of the history of the Garden Club of Virginia - founded in 1929 - and the contributions it continues to make throughout the Commonwealth in Conservation, Restoration, and Education. Boo and Francis highlighted the five Essex County homes featured in the 2015 Annual House and Garden Tour: Shelba, Woodlawn-Sandy, Cherry Walk, Woodlawn (Trible), and Goldberry.  The theme is:  "18th Century Charm and Coastal Splendor of Essex County".
All are encouraged to attend.