Hargrave receives recognition

Chatham Rotary President Phil Mauger presented a special recognition plaque to Hargrave Military Academy for their continued support of Chatham Rotary Auction project since 2004 through the donation of a Hargrave Military Academy Summer School slot to be auctioned off nation-wide on-line for each year’s auction.  This donation has been one of the largest fund-raising gifts each year of the auction and has enabled Chatham Rotary to provide over $35,000 in funding for community service and improvement.  

Colonel Mike Brown, the current President of Hargrave and a recent new member of Chatham Rotary Club was joined by Dr. Wheeler Baker, Past President of Hargrave and Chatham Rotary in receiving the plaque for recognition of Hargrave’s contributions to Chatham and Rotary.  Other Hargrave Rotary members Nick Morris, Lee Martin, and Walter Sullivan joined Colonel Brown & Wheeler Baker in accepting the plaque and gratitude of the Chatham Rotary Club.

L-R: Phil Mauger, Col. Mike Brown, Dr. Wheeler Baker, Nick Morris, Lee Martin
(not pictured: Chad Lynn, Walter Sullivan)

Robert David kicks off 2019


Robert David, Youth & Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Danville

January 8th, the Chatham Rotary Program hosted Robert David, Youth & Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator, for the City of Danville.  Robert is the Author of Stand Up and Breathe: Four Steps to Recovery from Failure.  He is a motivational speaker, former Natural Mr. Universe and four-time Drug Free Powerlifter World Champion, owner of David Management Youth Intervention Services and Sirbigness Mobile Fitness.

The program, sponsored by Chatham Rotarian Rachel del Campo Gatewood, was well received as Robert embraced the struggle of the at-risk youth for over 20 years by providing outreach programs and individual mentoring.  He serves as the liaison between the community, the youth, and the city to develop and manage programs that address the problems of youth violence.  He shared with the Chatham Rotary Club the success of the City’s first Project Imagine.

L-R, Phil Mauger, Robert David, Rachel Gatewood

Chatham Rotary receives recognition

Featured during the January 8th meeting was Rotary Assistant District Governor Area 7, Barry Richmond, who presented certificates to Chatham Rotary for their outstanding support of Rotary International’s Fight Against Polio.  Chatham Rotary ranked second in contributions from over 85 clubs in District 7570 with over $8,000 in contributions.  Chatham Rotary also was recognized by the District for maintaining over 90% of its membership as Rotary International Sustainers.

Pictured L-R:  Foundation Chair, Robert Adams,  DG Area 7 Barry Richmond, Club President Phil Mauger

Rise Against Hunger

Saturday, January 26th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Community Center at Chatham
115 S Main Street, Chatham

Be one of 50 volunteers who will package 10,000 meals to be distributed to hungry people around the world. We will gather at 9 AM for setup and begin packing meals at 10 AM. We expect to wrap up between 12:30 – 1:00 PM.  After we adjourn, we’ll head to lunch for an optional “dutch treat” lunch.

Volunteers must sign up in advance at a club meeting or by registering online
or by emailing Inez Rodenburg 

What to Expect
Volunteers set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck. Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes.  Rotarians should wear their Rotary shirt.


Rise Against Hunger gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, we have provided over 225 million meals in 73 countries. We are based in Raleigh, N.C., and operate throughout the U.S. and through affiliates in developing countries.


Guests are Welcome
Prospective members will learn about Rotary. Rotarians will receive a makeup. Family and friends are welcome to sign up with Rotarians. Teens age 14 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Inviting a guest is easy! Just use the share links in this email.