Posted by Vicki Lewis

The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg club sent a team of Rotarians to El Progreso, Honduras earlier this year to build a Habitat for Humanity house.  Member Dietmar Weslin stayed in the home of Dr. Nardelio, a member of the El Progreso Rotary Club.  While there,  Dr. Nardelio shared with Dietmar their hospital's need for a medical ventilator.  Dr. Nardelio estimated that between 35 and 40 lives could be saved annually by having this device.  Thanks to Mary Washington Hospital's generosity, Dietmar, along with member Fred Rankin, secured a donated ventilator.  Club member Tom Carlson, team leader for the mission trip, shipped the ventilator to Dr. Nardelio on the 18th of July.

RRC Works with MWH to provide Ventilator for Hospital in El Progreso, Honduras Vicki Lewis 2017-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roy Strohl
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Recently we welcomed two new women members to the Rappahannock Rotary Club.  It has only been a little over twenty years since women were first welcomed into Rotary.  The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
Women in Rotary Roy Strohl 2017-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Rankin on Dec 11, 2016
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The Rappahannock Rotary Club's International Service Committee remains actively involved in several impactful projects, all aimed at improving the quality of lives around the globe.  Click the link to learn about how we are building homes for families in Honduras, providing computers for students in Belize, delivering neo-natal hospital equipment in Jamaica, and more.
International Service Committee Update Fred Rankin 2016-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016 2016-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Club members experienced the wisdom of over 42 years of medical experience as Dr. Frank Marks spoke March 23rd on the symptoms and treatment of cognitive disorders in the elderly.
Dementia or Forgetfulness? Chuck Bogue 2016-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roy Strohl on Nov 23, 2015
In case you may have missed this from the most recent issue of The Rotarian, there was mention that The Rotary Foundation earned another four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of non-profits in the United States.  This marks the eighth year in a row that our Foundation has been recognized with four-stars. This, by the way, puts The Rotary Foundation in the top 2% in non-profit charity organizations. This is why The Rotary Foundation is my charity of choice and I hope yours as well.
Rotary Foundation in Top 2% of all Non-Profit Charity Organizations Roy Strohl 2015-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
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In 2006, ten members of the Rappahannock (RRC) and Stafford (SRC) Rotary Clubs departed for El Progreso, Honduras.  With about $5000 in hand donated by our two clubs and the Fredericksburg (FRC) club, we rehabilitated 22 lean-to homes in Siete de Abril, and we financed the building of a two stall bathroom next to the school there.
History of the Club's Relationship with El Progreso, Honduras 2015-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Asociacion Hondurena de Apoyo al Autismo Chuck Bogue 2015-11-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ken Tillman
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The purpose of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is to strengthen the Rappahannock Rotary club and strengthen each member's life. Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and throughout the world. (Service Above Self) With that service comes a learning experience in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization.
Rotary Leadership Institute Ken Tillman 2015-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
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Thanks to the crew in the photo, the dictionaries are all labeled and ready for distribution. We will also be supporting the Book Buddy program at Lafayette Upper Middle School again this year, starting November 10. Mentors will meet on the stage in the cafeterium at 8 am (actual time this year) and have students who need a little extra work read to them. The program runs from Tuesday through Thursday and ends at 8:25. Would you be willing to donate one hour (2 visits) per month to help a third grader become a better reader? As many as 20 Rotarians and spouses supported the program last spring and we hope to have similar support this year. If interested, please contact Mark Steele at mark@thetitleprofessionals.com or 540.310.4804.
Dictionary Days & Book Buddies 2015-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Make plans to spend the day in beautiful downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, December 5th, starting with an all-you-can-eat meal of pancakes, sausage, baked apples, and beverages at Fredericksburg Baptist Church.  Whether you come for breakfast, lunch, or an early "dinner", there are plenty of holiday activities to enjoy.  Featuring live entertainment, visits with Santa, and fun activities for children, this year's event promises to be one of the best ever.  Afterwards, go shopping, spend time with friends and family, or watch the annual Christmas parade.
 
Tickets can be purchased in advance from a club member or at the door.
30 Years of Flapjacks and Service Chuck Bogue 2015-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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