Friday, March 11, 2016

Bruce Thomas CFO Essex Bank Financial Presentation

Bruce Thomas, Essex Bank CFO presented an extremely detailed and persuasive perspective of the global financial situation and the concern for the health of our financial heritage for future generations. Bringing together current market data including GDP, debt levels, oil prices, dollar exchange rates, inflation, interest and bond rates paints a complex and worrying picture without inherent solutions. Increasing interest rates would trigger massive debt failures and be catastrophic. Many markets outside the US now have negative interest rates! Sobering unknown financial territory!

Tom Boyd past President of Tappahannock Rotary visits with large check!

Visiting from Charlottesville, ex Tappahannock Rotarian Tom Boyd brings $1,000 check donation from his club toward's the TRC Tornado fund which has now reached $65,000. Tom was once president of Tappahannock Rotary whilst serving as CEO of Southside Bank the forerunner of EVB. Welcome back Tom!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rotary District 7610 Governor Visits Tornado Damage

Saturday brought the Rotary District 7610 Governor to Tappahannock to make a visual on the ground assessment of the impact of the tornado damage in our area.  Rotary District 7610 covers 50+ clubs in the northern half of Virginia north of I-64. Utilizing the club network and the existing relationships between club presidents, Tappahannock's Club appeal to the district was echoed and promoted by District Governor Janet Brown and resulted in many clubs stepping forward with contributions – to date this exceeds $12,000 collectively from the Rotary membership across the region and many clubs have promised additional funds.  From left to right: Assistant District Governor Bill Croxton, Felton Page First Gentleman to the District Governor, District Governor Janet Brown, Fred Woodard Volunteer EMS coordinator and Rotarian.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tornado Relief raises $30,0000 and counting....

Tappahannock Rotary raises an incredible $30,000 in one week for the Tappahannock Tornado Relief Fund – Rodney Gordon receives the check on behalf of Essex County Dept of Social Services and ensures speedy and qualified distribution to Essex County victims. From left to right: Joe Wolfinger, John Frazier, John Gregory, Bob Jump – the voice for on WRAR, Carl Strock, Chuck Gilchrist, Ron Geiger – Rotary Treasurer , Rodney Gordon – Director of Essex County Dept of Social Services, Stanley Clarke – Sheriff and leading responder, Fred Woodard – Essex County EOC volunteer and coordinator, David Broad – website and social media, Joanna Ruffa, Patricia Gallagher, Wright Andrews – President of the Tappahannock Rotary Club and fund raising leader, Emerson Hughes, Mac Garrett, and Jim Wawner.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Walter Rowland Guest Speaker TRC February 18th Meeting

TRC member Walter Rowland, was guest speaker at the February 18th meeting. Walter shared his experiences as a young attorney following his 1970 appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of NY during the Nixon administration, including his encounters with the mob in Chicago and Brooklyn.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

C Norman Wood Rotary Benefactor

C Norman Wood - a past president of the Tappahannock Club - was recognized at this week's meeting as a Rotary Benefactor by Wright Andrews [Club President]. Rotary Benefactors honor members when they include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in their estate plans for $1,000 or more to the fund. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin. Thank you Norman!