The club was officially chartered as the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary club on June 19, 1985, which makes this year our 31st anniversary. 
 
The club was presented its charter by then-Rotary International president Edward Cadmon at the Boy Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia on July 23, 1985.  The 1985 Jamboree marked the 75th Anniversary of Scouting in America and the Jamboree held at Camp A.P.Hill that year was the largest on record. Many of Scouting's national leaders were in attendance, including Sanford McDonnell, the President of the Boy Scouts of American. RI President Cadmon was a special guest and a featured speaker at the Jamboree's Service Club luncheon - a luncheon the newly formed Rappahannock club had been asked to host. According to Executive Secretary Roy Strohl, the presentation of the charter by such a significant Rotary International official came as a complete surprise to all nineteen of the club's charter members:
 

Charter Members

Dick Ayres – FBI academy Barry Lutz – travel agency
Jack Bales – Mary Washington College library Blanton Massey – lawyer
Chuck Baxter – Baxter Insurance Bob McGrail – dental
Bill  Brashers– Southland Corporation Dick Mills – computer repair
Chip Cherry – Chamber of Commerce Roy Strohl – Mary Washington College library
John Coker – orthodontics Ed Tully – FBI Academy
Mickey Dowdy – Mary Washington College foundation Keith Wampler – PBGH cpa
Ed Evers – Rappahannock Regional Police Academy Joe Wilson – PermaTreat
Sam Harding – Fredericksburg Savings and Loan Jim Zinck – National Park Service
Carter Hudgins – Mary Washington College historic preservation  
(current members)  
 
 

 

     

Past Presidents

   
1985 - 1986     Roy Strohl 1986 - 1987     John Coker 1987 - 1988     Joe Wilson
1988 - 1989     Bart Mix 1989 - 1990    John Atkins 1990 - 1991     Keith Wampler
1991 - 1992     Tom Mistr 1992 - 1993     Sam Smart 1993 - 1994     Parke Pierson
1994 - 1995     Russ Lloyd 1995 - 1996     George Gentry 1996 - 1997     Bob Thompson
1997 - 1998     Eddie Arnold 1998 - 1999     Di Thompson 1999 - 2000     Dave Pierce
2000 - 2001     Don Leake 2001 - 2002     Dennis Parson 2002 - 2003     Patsy Thompson
2003 - 2004     Rob Billingsley 2004 - 2005     Dave Bohmke 2005 - 2006     Steve Aycock
2006 - 2007     Ed Evers 2007 - 2008     Chip Willis 2008 - 2009     Stephen Batsche
2009 - 2010     Bob Deaderick 2010 - 2011     Andy Lynn 2011 - 2012     Janet Brown
2012 - 2013     June Woditsch 2013 - 2014     Rick Pearce 2014 - 2015     Stephen Kingsley
2015 - 2016     Pete Humes 2016 - 2017     Earl Baughman