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Lee BenzAugust 1
Saundra ImelAugust 7
Duraid AlnaifAugust 10
Jacquie BarnerAugust 16
Dorothy JensonAugust 29
John SkrobiszewskiJoanAugust 1
Chris WestermanBrittanyAugust 2
Brennan O'ConnorDenyseAugust 3
Jacquie BarnerDanAugust 16
Jeff VierretherAugust 7, 200115 years
Raleigh MartinAugust 19, 20142 years
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Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Churchland's Scholarship Committee introduced the recipients of this years scholarships to the club of June 14th. Each year Churchland Rotary awards a total of $8,500 to students attending Western Branch High School, Churchland High School, Tidewater Community College (Ben Forsythe Memorial Scholarship), and a student chosen from applications submitted to Southeast Virginia Community Foundation (Mike Moreland Memorial Scholarship)
This year's recipient from Western Branch High School is Alex Piland. Alex will attend Old Dominion University and study Criminal Justice or Cyber Security.
Juliet Wallace, a Churchland High School graduate, will be attending Yale University in Pre-Med. After finishing her studies at Yale she would like to attend Eastern Virginia Medical Scholl and eventually set up a medical practice in Portsmouth
Jeanie Griffith attends Tidewater Community College and is working towards a degree in teaching. She feels led to working to educate the homeless, women in crisis, or ministry for the deaf.
Joshua Bush is a graduate from King's Fork High School and is the recipient of the Mike Moreland Memorial Scholarship. He will be entering East Carolina University to obtain a degree in Engineering.
Each of these students spoke to the club and shared information about themselves and their hopes for the future. Each student has a resume of high academic achievement, strong work ethic, volunteerism, and leadership.
We wish each of these outstanding young men and women the very best in all their endeavours.
Saturday, May 14th was Churchland Rotary's Spring Spectacular held at the Scottish Rite Center in Portsmouth. Everyone in attendance enjoyed a delicious array of foods prepared by fourteen local restaurants, craft beers from three local breweries and a selection of wines. The ballroom was decorated with Beatles paintings and 60's decorations providing a festive atmosphere.
Following the reception was the entertainment of the evening, Tim Decker, Speed Painter who wowed everyone with his paintings and Beatlemania Now who performed one Beatle hit song after another in a fun, nostalgic performance.
There was a vintage 60's VW Van to take you back to the past and a photo opportunity with Beatlemania Now.
To top it all off was the Raffle Drawing for some great prizes.
Everyone's comments concerning the event were positive and the attendees were amazed at how well the event was planned and executed.
Thanks to everyone who helped provide this Spectacular Event to our community!
President-Elect Bob Brewer, President Nominee Marshall Bolton and Treasurer-Elect David Stephenson attended the District 7600 Training Assembly on Saturday, April 23rd at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at Thomas Nelson College in Hampton. Club leadership for 2017 - 2017 from across the district met to receive training on their upcoming duties and on the DAcdb website. The keynote speaker was RI Director Elect Joe Mulkerrin speaking on "It's a greater time to be a great Rotarian". Information was shared by various speakers on the Rotary 2016 - 2017 theme, Polio Plus baseball games, Rotary Foundation, membership, youth services, and the District conference.
Churchland Rotarians turned out on Saturday, March 12th to package meals to send to countries where the population is in dire need of nourishing food. These food packets are sent to schools in an effort to accomplish two things. First, to provide nourishing meals to the school children, and second, to draw children to school to educate them. Without the provision of food for the children, many cannot attend school because they have to either work, or beg, or scavenge for food for themselves and their families to survive on. Obviously, the more education they are able to receive, the better their lives and the lives of their fellow countrymen will be.
In addition to providing volunteers to package meals, the Rotary Club of Churchland donated $2,500 toward this worthwhile project. In approximately two and one-half hours volunteers were able to package 29,000 meals and pack them in boxes ready for shipping. Our sincere thanks to Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Suffolk for hosting this event. What a great way to perform a "Service Above Self".
Thanks to all who participated!
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