3rd Annual Rotary Essay Contest
The Hanover Rotary Club is again offering an opportunity to all 5th grade students
(public, private and homeschooled) to submit a 300 word essay.
Contest begins January 1st and ends Feb 29, 2016.
The topic is the Rotary 4Way Test.
Information can be found at the Hanover County Pamunkey Libraries.
Or for contest details and more information and rules click HERE.
For the mandatory cover sheet click HERE.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time member JD Fisher.
His obituary appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The link is below.
Click HERE for his obituary.
Our exchange student from Germany, Lili Hofmann, dressed as Pocahontas for Halloween!
The Hanover Rotary Club, along with the Rotary Clubs of Mechanicsville and Innsbruck sponsored the creation of a new Club in District 7600. We welcome the members of the new Rotary Club of Ashland, Virginia to the family of Rotarians worldwide.
JoAnn and Norm Meaker greet our Club's exchange student, Lili Hoffman at the airport.
Our Rotarian of the Year, Janice Henicheck, Mike Smith gives oath of office to incoming president, Glenn Moore.
pictured here with outgoing club president, Norm Meaker.
Incoming officers: Ted Warlick - President-Elect; Dan Baldecchi - Secretary, Clint Norris - Sergeant at Arms
2nd Annual Hanover County Rotary Club Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to our winners...
First place: Morgan Pauley
Second Place: Kaitlyn Campbell
Third Place: Katie Alexander
To read their essays click HERE
Ennis Warlick, junior at Atlee High School and son of member Ted Warlick spoke about his experience at RYLA at our club's meeting April 16.
Congratulations to W. Martin Williams our newest member, inducted 3/18/15. Last week we inducted Chris Colby.
Shown is current club President, Norm Meaker, Area1 Assistant Governor, Robert Barnette, immediate Past President, JoAnn Meaker and Immediate past Area 1 Assistant Governor, Warren Rice.
At the District's Foundation Banquet, our club was acknowledged for donating $255.00 per member. This is well above the district average of $201.72 per person. We also were given a banner for EREY - Every Rotarian Every Year. To qualify, every member gives something to the Annual Programs Fund with the club per capita of $100. 2,515 clubs worldwide achieved 100% EREY in 2013-2014. 89% of the Rotarians in District 7600 made a contribution to the Annual Programs Fund. The District had 27 clubs attain this EREY status.
The Rotary Clubs of Hanover County and Mechanicsville joined together with the Civitans to erect a handicapped accessible playground at the Courthouse Park in Hanover.
|| President Norm Meaker of the Hanover Rotary Club (rt) stands with President-Elect Rev. Emile Sam-Peal of the Rotary Club of Monrovia, Liberia. Our club has held a long-term relationship with Sam-Peal and his club and recently joined with eleven other clubs in District 7600 to support the Monrovia Club's efforts to combat the Ebola crisis in Liberia. A check for $5600 was sent to the Monrovia Rotary Club.
These students are the winners of our first annual Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest.
The winners and their families were treated to dinner and given monetary awards as well as certificates.
To read their winning essays click HERE.
L-R: Lexi Johnson (3rd place); Dianna Sherrod (2nd place); Gavin Bralley (1st place)
Watch for news regarding our Second Annual Essay Contest which will begin January 2015.
Rotary is an organization of people who have come together to enhance the lives of others through service. By helping in this positive fashion, Rotarians enhance their own lives as well.
Organized in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, Rotary is the oldest of all recognized service clubs. The name "Rotary" was chosen because the original met on a rotation at each member’s place of business. In that manner, members learned more about fellow members and the respective vocations and talents.
Rotary is in more than 200 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 33,000 Rotary clubs. All of the world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
Hanover County Rotary Club
We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at
Italian Kitchen - 7522 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville