Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rick and Jeremy Gassens TRC Guest Speakers - "Come Out To Support The DAW Theater" Bratwurst and Beer - Essex Inn - Saturday 21 November - 2 to 5 p.m.

Everyone's invited to The Essex Inn Saturday, November 21st from 2 to 5 for Beer and Bratwursts, to hear more and to tour The DAW Theater in a kick-off party! Guest speakers at the Nov 19th TRC meeting were Rick and Jeremy Gassen, Managers of The Essex Inn. Introduced by Madeline Lawson, the Gassens shared their passion for renovating Tappahannock's DAW Theater. Under the auspices of the new no...n-profit, "Cook Foundation for the Arts", and the leadership of its Board and the Gassens, the renovated DAW will be a regional center for touring shows, a community meeting place, and an events venue for rent. Rick and Jeremy bring their extensive theater backgrounds to this exciting project. They and Board President, Kia Ware, ask for support including time, labor, money, and just enthusiasm as they reawaken the theater to the benefit of the community.

Support Needed For Rotary Food Bank Drive Today - Saturday, Nov 21st - Tappahannock Farmers Market

Call to action...please come out today and bring food and/or money for the Rotary-sponsored pre-Thanksgiving Food Bank drive at the Tappahannock Farmers Market in support of our local food banks! TRC member, Fred Woodard, will be there happy to receive donations. Let's come together and help ensure that all local families have a good holiday meal.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tappahannock Rotary Pork Fest Draws 100s! October 1, 2015

Tappahannock Rotary Club has been sponsoring the Annual Pork Fest for over 35 years. This popular event draws 100s from the Tappahannock community and is TRC's major fundraising event that permits the Club to give back both to the community and to worthwhile international causes including ending Polio. A special shout-out to Bill Croxton who has led this effort for much of those 35 years...and to current TRC President, Wright Andrews, for capturing so many good photos of this year's event. Thanks to our friends at the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department for hosting this great event each year!

Tappahannock Rotary Club Presents Support Checks to Jacob's Ladder and The Riverside Foundation - Riverside Tappahannock Hosital

On behalf of Tappahannock Rotary Club, President Wright Andrews was pleased to present checks to two community organizations at the annual Spouses' Night Dinner held at the Sandbar on October 29th.
A check for $1,000 was presented to Esther Desimini, Administrator of Riverside Tappahannock Hospital as the third installment of the Club's $5,000 pledge to the Riverside Foundation. President Andrews commented that "we wish the Foundation's board and staff continued success with the Riverside Tappahannock Hospital's important improvement project. This check is part of our commitment to support the RTH '100% private rooms project capital funding campaign'".
A second check for $1,000 was presented to TRC member and past-President, JoAnn Ruffa on behalf of Jacob's Ladder. President Andrews added that "we wish the Jacob's Ladder organization continued success with its mission of enriching the lives of gifted, at-risk children."

Reese Peck, Essex County Administrator, Speaker at TRC's November 5th Meeting

TRC member and Essex County Administrator, Reese Peck, was guest speaker at the November 5th meeting. Reese gave an informative update on Essex County developments including an overview of the county's OpenGov Financial Transparency Portal. Visit the Essex County website at:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Letter of Appreciation From Robert LaFollette, Essex High School, 2 November 2015

Letter Received by Wright Andrews, President, TRC, 2 November 2015 from Robert LaFollette:
"Wright, Thanks so much to all your members for your continuous support of so many worthwhile causes in our community, including my students! The money will be put to good use buying electronics and optics equipment and supporting our Physics Olympics Team. Hopefully, we can make a great showing for EHS and Essex like we did last year at the University of Richmond Physics Olympics.
Thanks again Tappahannock Rotary Club. You ladies and gentleman are one of the things that makes Essex a unique place to call home!
Robert Lafollette
Essex High School
Physics, Calculus, PreCalculus and AP Statistics"