The February 12th Rotary Program for Chatham Rotary Club was present by Chatham Rotarian Lisa Tuite. Lisa has been the Director of the Pittsylvania County Public Library since 2016.
Previously, she worked for Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia in a number of capacities, and prior to that, as an imagery analyst and branch chief at the National Photographic Interpretation Center for the Central Intelligence Agency. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and the University of Alabama. Lisa lives in Gretna with her husband Jim. They have one daughter, Rachel.
In July 2018, the library and an ad hoc committee of interested citizens presented a report to the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors entitled “Expanding the Reach” that outlines the need for additional library facilities for underserved areas of the county. The Board agreed to conduct a feasibility study, which is kicking off in March. Ms. Tuite outlined the community engagement and outreach portions of the feasibility study, during which Rotarians and the public can offer their views on the need for expanded library services in the county.
Ben Paris, a teacher at Hargrave Military Academy and one of the main facilitators for the the newly formed Young Life program for high school students throughout the county gave a summary of the progress Young Life is making with area youth. Chatham Rotary has been one of the sponsors of Young Life since its inception and Dick Camp presented Ben with a Chatham Rotary Check for $1000 to assist in their continued development.