Robert Adams shares history of Rotary Foundation

We were pleased to have Rotarian Robert Adams speak to our club at the Luncheon meeting on November 6th. Below is a summary of the information he provided:

The Rotary Foundation was founded in 1917 with the purpose of “doing good in the world” It has grown to having over $1 billion dollars in assets. The members of the Chatham Rotary Club have been supporters of the foundation since it’s inception. Part of the money that is given is returned in the form of grants for special local projects. Our club has used grants to complete several projects over the years including rehabbing Silas Moore Park in Chatham and constructing the “Dog Park” at the new Pittsylvania County Pet Center. This year’s project will be sprucing up Rotary Park.

Pictured: Marty Brunning and Robert Adams

And…

We recently presented Marty Brunning with her Paul Harris Plus 2 pin, which signifies a milestone in her giving to The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations Marty, from your fellow Rotarians and thank you for your service to Rotary.

What’s Happening Now?

We’ll see you at the Callands Festival!

Don’t be late – we start serving at 11 am.  We sell out every year! Come by our tent and get a bowl or a few quarts – or both!

Cattle Agribusiness in Pittsylvania County

by Becky Roberts
Extension Agent, Pittsylvania County

Becky Roberts with Rotarian Chris Lund

Extension Agent Becky Roberts spoke at the Sept. 25 Rotary meeting about Cattle Agribusiness in Pittsylvania County and its importance to the County’s past, present and future economic development.  The County is ranked 10th overall in the state for Cattles sales – and growing.  In addition, the County is ranked 4th in the state for Dairy Production.  This is a significant amount of farm positive economic impact to the County and which continues to grow.   There is an active cattle association in the County,  the Pittsylvania County Cattlemen’s Association, that serves to support new, growing and established cattle businesses.  There are several important cattle events coming up this fall in the County and into next year which point to a vibrant and growing agribusiness within the County.

ALSO

Chatham Rotary was also pleased to have Laurie Menzel as a guest of Chatham Rotarian Nina Beth Thornton.  Laurie is the Major Gifts Officer for The Rotary Foundation, Zone 33.

Rotarian Nina Beth Thornton with Laurie Menzel

October Dates to Remember

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Oct. 4 District Gov. Official Visit, Fountain Danville, VA

Oct. 5 Stew Preparation, County Recreation Center

Oct. 6 Callands Festival, Rotary Stew

Oct. 13 Ducks on the Dan Danville, Va

Oct. 13-14 INTERACT Conference, Smith Mt. Lake

Oct. 24 WORLD POLIO DAY


NEED A MAKEUP MEETING?

Altavista Tuesday 12:00 pm Applebee’s

Danville-Riverview Thursday 7:30 am Stratford Inn

Danville Tuesday 1:00 pm Stratford Inn

Martinsville Thursday 4:30 pm VA Museum

Martinsville Tuesday 6:15 pm VA Museum

South Boston Tuesday 6:30 pm Ernie’s Restaurant

Danville-After Hrs. Tuesday 5:30 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity!


The Chatham Rotary Club invites you to join us Oct. 4th for our Major Membership Networking Event!

You’re invited to join the four Rotary Clubs of Chatham & Danville for an evening of casual networking.  Live music by Matt Crowder.  Beer, wine & food available.  If you are a Rotarian – or just want to learn more about Rotary – join us for a enjoyable and entertaining evening…and don’t forget to bring your business cards!

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Main Street Plaza

(RSVP to Facebook Event “Rotarians on the Dan“)

Rotarians on the Dan

The Danville After Hours Rotary invites you to join us Oct. 4th for our Major Membership Networking Event!

You’re invited to join the four Rotary Clubs of Danville & Chatham for an evening of casual networking.  Live music by Matt Crowder.  Beer, wine & food available.  If you are a Rotarian – or just want to learn more about Rotary – join us for a enjoyable and entertaining evening…and don’t forget to bring your business cards!

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Main Street Plaza

(RSVP to Facebook Event “Rotarians on the Dan“)

Luncheon Meeting 9-11-18

Chatham Rotary members were treated to a presentation by Ms. Angela Rigney, Director of Career, Technical, and Adult Education for Pittsylvania County Schools. She shared some of the wonderful things that are happening in the Career and Technical Education programs and the successes the programs are having.  Her presentation covered some of the newest program pathways, partnerships, and a good overview of her division.  Angela highlighted the scope of the new Career Connections program and focused on the collaboration between Danville Community College, Danville City Schools, business and industry and the school system in the design and implementation of the program.  It was interesting to note that an indicator of their success on high SOL scores in all subjects for CTE Completers is because of the relevance that Career and Technical Education programs has in applying these skills. 

Lunch Meeting: September 4, 2018

The Chatham Rotary Club was treated to a dramatic reading by Rotarian Ted Bruning.  The reading was The Story of the Widow’s Son:  A Story With Two Endings by Mary Lavin, a mid-twentieth century Irish author.  The meanings of the story are significant and result from every listening individual’s personal interpretation of the words and story being told and will leave a lasting impression of each Rotarian.

The Health Collaborative

Luncheon Meeting Speaker - August 21, 2018:  Rachel Silber, an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America working through the Health Collaborative in the Dan River Region, spoke to the Chatham Rotary Club about her work to develop and bolster our local food system.  Focusing primarily on Caswell County, Danville, and Pittsylvania County, Rachel will endeavor over the next year to close gaps in the local food system that have been identified by previous Health Collaborative studies.  To do so, she will bring together key constituents--community activists, thought leaders, producers, officials, Extension agents, and consumers--to develop and begin to execute Action Plans that purport to facilitate local food commerce, educate citizens about the economic and health benefits of local food, and increase access to healthy, local foods across all socio-economic segments of our local population.
Rachel's presentation was coordinated by Chatham Rotarian Amy Davis.

Chatham 2008-2018 – A Decade of Progress

Chatham Rotarian Joe Rogers presented a program entitled Chatham 2008-2018 - A Decade of Progress. Joe discussed positive changes in the community over the past 10 or more years and pointed out that progress has been a result of dedicated community oriented citizens, partnership among civil, business and governmental entities, and support from local charitable foundations. The presentation concluded that the continuation of such partnerships are essential for continued progress and that Chatham Rotary can play a vital role in future progress.