Friday, October 23, 2015

Michael Rawlings, TRC Member, Speaker at October 22nd Meeting as Part of Rotary's Vocational Services Month

TRC member Michael Rawlings was the speaker at our October 22nd meeting.  As part of Rotary's Vocational Services Month, he presented his somewhat unusual multi-disciplinary international career path based in the humanities, law, and mediation that has included both private and public sector work and teaching.

Immediate Past President, C. Norman Wood, Speaker at October 15th for Rotary Vocational Service Month

TRC's immediate Past-President, C. Norman Wood, was the speaker at the October 15th meeting.   October is Rotary's Vocational Service Month, and Norman's presentation included ways of recognizing vocational excellence and supporting youth in our school systems with vocational mentors.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Essex County' "Rotary Park" - One Step Closer To Being Realized - TRC Contributes $5,000 Initial Development Funds

Essex County's "Rotary Park" is one step closer to being realized! On October 8th, 2015 Tappahannock Rotary Club presented a check for $5,000 to Fred Birchett, Essex County Director of Parks and Recreation as the first half of a $10,000 commitment for the initial development funds of the new county park. This collaborative project is the vision of current TRC President, Wright Andrews, and is the centerpiece of his term in office. Pictured l to r:  Fred Birchett, Bud Smith, Supervisor - Essex County Board of Supervisors, Wright Andrews 

Jeanette Baylor, Partner in Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Guest Speaker, October 8th, 2015

Jeanette Baylor, partner in Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, was guest speaker at the October 8th TRC meeting.  The guest of Harry T. Gladding, Jeanette spoke about her 37 years in the funeral service industry based in her commitment to and enjoyment of working with families.  She gave us several practical tips including flexible options around pre-payment for services and especially the value of pre-arranging one's desires ahead of time..  Of pre-planning, Jeanette said that the families are grateful to have had this taken care of in advance so they are not dealing with everything in their time of loss and grief.  She invited anyone to make an appointment to discuss options with her, or at a minimum to stop by and get a free arrangement form to fill out and tuck away for later use by family members to use at the time of loss. Contact information for Marks-Bristow:  (804) 443-2210