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.

Paul Harris Fellow

August 7, 2018

Rotary International recognizes Rotarians for their monetary contributions by awarding a Paul Harris Fellow Pin for each $1000 given.  Phil Mauger, President of Chatham Rotary presented Chatham Rotarian Eddie Herndon with his second Paul Harris Fellow Pin at Tuesday’s Club meeting.

Learn more about the Paul Harris Society here.

Gretna High School Beta Team takes 1st

Pictured above: Gretna HS Beta Club team members Xander Birchfield, Eden Ilconich, Brendan Myers and Kailey Wertz are shown with Rotarians Stacey Moreau and Charles Strauss.

Gretna High School Beta Club members Xander Birchfield, Eden Ilconich, Brendan Myers and Kailey Wertz attended the noon meeting and presented the program.  These rising Gretna 10th graders had earned their membership in the National Beta Club Honor Society through excellent grades and community service.  The four also formed the Beta Build Team for Gretna and after placing first in the state competition in Hampton this past February went on to compete in the national tournament winning 3rd place.  Their presentation reflected the spirit of cooperation, ingenuity, and creativeness that went into their winning projects.