A Message From President Sigur Whitaker
Club Executives & Directors
In the News
The sold out, inaugural Suds & Buds party raised funds for Norfolk Botanical Garden, Rotary Club of Norfolk and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Nearly 350 guests kicked off spring at Suds & Buds on Friday, March 20, 2015 by enjoying food from area restaurants, craft beer, wine, live music and an evening with friends in our region's most beautiful spot -- Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Stay tuned for details on the 2016 Suds & Buds party!
- Autism Society of Tidewater for workshops for a pilot program to teach first responders and autistic citizens to have positive interactions.
- Barrett Haven Transitional Home for a computer to help area homeless women and single pregnant women train for employment.
- Children's Harbor for math and science supplies for four early childhood centers in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Sufolk.
- Crispus Attucks Cultural Center for dance attire for underserved youth in the RISE arts program.
- D'Art Center for lighting for a new classroom at the Norfolk visual arts center.
- Eastern Virginia Medical School for a computer for the HOPES Clinic for uninsured Norfolk residents needing medical care.
- Edmarc Hospice for supplies for area children in hospice care and their families in support groups.
- Eggleston Services for benches for disabled workers to use while waiting for rides home from work at the Norfolk center.
- Friends of Norfolk's Environment for plants and supplies to restore wetlands along Colley Avenue in Norfolk.
- Governors School for the Arts for a marimba for the instrumental music department for area public school students.
- Horizons Hampton Roads for cameras for low-income public school students in a summer enrichment program that includes photography studies.
- William A. Hunton YMCA for tables and chairs for programs for low-income children, adults and senior citizens living in public housing.
- Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation to refurbish and stock a traveling history footlocker that helps in teaching area students and citizens.
- Mosaic Steel Orchestra for instruments to train low-income students from Norfolk and area cities to play music.
- Park Place School for computers and a reading program for low-income Norfolk elementary students who struggle in public school.
- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing for fishing equipment for a therapeutic program for area wounded soldiers and military veterans.
- Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center for a sink and cabinets in a classroom used for programs for older adults.
- Virginia Supportive Housing to furnish an efficiency apartment for a formerly homeless Norfolk person moving into Crescent Square in Virginia Beach
President Kurt Hofelich of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (left) spoke on January 27, 2015 about growth and innovation at our region's largest hospital Pictured on the right is Rotarian Dr. Ed Lilly.
Jesse Scaccia, editor of AltDaily (left) spoke on January 20 about the new Norfolk Arts District and opportunities to be part of creating more art in the city. He is pictured with Rotarian Jennifer Palestrant of the D'art Center.
What are the five most important topics for Hampton Roads? At the January 3, 2015 Rotary meeting 20 small groups came up with their lists for a better region. Julia Hillegrasse (left) and Jai McBride (right) from Hampton Roads Vision guided Rotarians to propose their versions of what our region should be like. With them is Rotarian Jim Clary of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. This presentation generated lively conversation!
Norfolk Botanical Garden volunteer service day
Norfolk Botanical GardenMar 28, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kaufman & Canoles officesApr 13, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation
Apr 16, 2015
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Virginia ZooApr 19, 2015
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kaufman & Canoles officesMay 11, 2015
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM