Scarecrows and Bats John Coker 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Peace Committee Formed Charles Russell SR 2020-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
2020 Ethics in Business Award - LaBravia Jenkins Charlie Russell 2020-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Girl Scouts "Cookie Drop"

The Rappahannock Rotary Club, including Satellite Club members, was able to support the Girl Scouts by distributing over 500 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to various food banks in the Fredericksburg area.
Girl Scouts "Cookie Drop" Charles Russell SR 2020-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Achieves #1 Rating Chuck Bogue 2019-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Rappahannock Rotary - Ecuador Trip 2019-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
Citizen of the Year 2018-2019 Stephen Kingsley 2018-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
International Committee - Certificate of Recognition from Ibarra, Ecuador Stephen Kingsley 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
2018 Ethics in Business Award - Allen Harrison STEPHEN D KINGSLEY 2018-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

Charter Member Day on 4/18/2018

The club was officially chartered as the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary club on June 19, 1985, which makes this year our 33rd anniversary.  Our Club is very fortunate to have seven active Charter Members, and they joined with another local Charter Member (and former Rotarian) at our morning meeting on April 18, 2018 to celebrate and be recognized.  Left to Right: Roy Strohl, Joe Wilson, Dick Ayers , Sam Harding,
Keith Wampler, John Coker, and Blanton Massey.
Charter Member Day on 4/18/2018 Stephen D Kingsley 2018-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Ann Jurczyk Speaks to RRC about Bay Cleanup

Ann Jurczyk, Virginia Outreach and Advocacy Manager for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Richmond office, spoke to RRC members on the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and treated club members to wonderful photos and good news about the work being done to reduce pollution and restore local rivers and the Bay.  The number of female crabs is up, oysters are rebounding, and underwater grass beds have hit record levels in each of the last four years.
Ann Jurczyk Speaks to RRC about Bay Cleanup 2017-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

RRC Works with MWH to provide Ventilator for Hospital in El Progreso, Honduras

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

Women in Rotary

Posted by Roy Strohl
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

International Service Committee Update

Posted by Fred Rankin on Dec 11, 2016
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

Dementia or Forgetfulness?

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

Rotary Foundation in Top 2% of all Non-Profit Charity Organizations

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

History of the Club's Relationship with El Progreso, Honduras

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

Rotary Leadership Institute

Posted by Ken Tillman
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

Dictionary Days & Book Buddies

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 or 540.310.4804.
Dictionary Days & Book Buddies 2015-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

30 Years of Flapjacks and Service

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

Saving lives in Ghana

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

Finding Safe Haven

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

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

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