From the desk of….Debra Dodson

Many thanks to Debra Dodson, who spoke at our luncheon meeting about the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.  Stay in touch with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region to keep up to date with their good work and the Rotary Club of Chatham fund. Sign up for their monthly email newsletter by clicking here.  And follow them on their Facebook page.

Hello, New Rotary Year!

The final Chatham Rotary Club meeting of the Rotary year (which ended on June 30) was dedicated to inducting the incoming Club Officers & Directors for the Club's Rotary Year 2018/2019. Outgoing Club President, Paul Nicholson, took a moment to comment on the past Rotary year and the Club's accomplishments. Phil Mauger was then sworn in as President for the upcoming year. Other officers and Directors were also inducted by President Mauger.

Phil Mauger is sworn in a President 2018/2019

(L) Phil Mauger (R) Paul Nicholson

—————The following is a roster of officers for the Rotary 2018/19 year —————
President....Phil Mauger
President Elect....Alisa Davis
Past President.....Paul Nicholson
Secretary......Lisa Tuite
Treasurer.....Phil Mauger
Sargent-at-Arms.....Walter Sullivan
Rachael Gatewood
Alvin Crider
Robert Adams
Charlie Strauss
Nicholas Morris was inducted and recognized by Joe Rogers,Chatham Rotary Club Membership Chair.  Nick was accompanied by his wife, Amy.  They are new to the Chatham area and Nick will be serving as the Dean of Students/Commandant at Hargrave Military Academy.

Pictured L-R: Joe Rogers, Amy Morris, Nick Morris

Community Workdays

The Chatham Rotary Club has been the recipient of (2) Rotary District Grants this year, which are enabling us to make major improvements to Elba Park in Gretna, as well and installing a dog fence at the new Pet Center in Chatham!

We are looking for some help in general clean-up and landscaping from anyone in the community who would like to show up and lend a hand.  The upcoming work days are as follows:

Saturday, April 21st -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., both locations (Elba Park in Gretna and Chatham Pet Center)
Tuesday, April 24th -- 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- both locations
Saturday, April 28th -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- both locations
Please bring work gloves, shovels/rakes, and a joyful spirit!  Hope to see you there as we all work TOGETHER to make our community a better place.
Paul will be traveling 4/21, so Chris Lund will be "the Captain" that day.

The New Rotary Engage!

Welcome to the new Chatham Rotary communication and information tool - Rotary Engage!  Engage makes it simple to do a few common tasks, like enter your committee meeting attendance or upload news to the blog; it also gives a comprehensive look into the basic operations of our club, for both members and prospective members! Please bookmark the site, look around, and let us know what you think!  Rotary Engage!