Club Executives & Directors
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tom DusekMarch 1, 198829 years
Debra AleckMarch 20, 200116 years
Saundra ImelMarch 26, 199621 years
Meals On Wheels
April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
District 7600 Links
WELCOME TO CHURCHLAND ROTARY
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Our club has committed to delivering hot, nutritious meals to homebound residents in Portsmouth, and Northern Suffolk who find it difficult or impossible to prepare meals for themselves. Meals are prepared by the Sentara Food Service Department. Two (2) nourishing meals are provided daily, including 2 beverages (juice or milk). These are delivered by volunteers.
Churchland Rotarians will deliver meals on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Our first delivery date is March 22, 2017. Rotarians are to report to Sentara Nursing Home, 4201Greenwood Drive, Portsmouth 23701 (back entrance) at 10:45 AM to pick up meals for delivery. Rotarians need to bring a large cooler to transport the hot meals and one for cold beverages. There are no deliveries on state or federal holidays and cancellations due to weather are posted with school closings on local television and radio stations. If you are in able to carry out your duties on any given date, you need to contact someone else from the list of volunteers and switch dates with them. It is your responsibility to enlist a substitute for yourself. Assignments for each month will be posted in the club bulletin and on the club website.
Volunteers turned out on Saturday to package between 40 to 50 thousand meals to ship to an area in the world whose children are in dire need of food. Churchland Rotary, Western Branch High School Interact Club, North Suffolk Rotary, Churchland Baptist Church, and Ebenezer United Methodist Church and other organizations participated.
Check our website for more pictures from this event.
President Bob Brewer presented a check for $1,000 to Mr. Robert Hollister from Meals on Wheels of Portsmouth. This organization provides hot, nutritious meals for the elderly and disabled in our area. Our donation will provide approximately one hundred meals. Our club has also partnered with Meals on Wheels to deliver meals in the Churchland and North Suffolk areas once a month on Wednesdays.
Congratulations to Karl Quinn for being selected Rotary Club of Churchland Rotarian of the Year. Karl was presented with the award at Churchland's 32nd Annual Charter Night Celebration by the previous years recipient, Rotarian Dennis Price. In his presentation Rotarian Price stated the following:
Churchland Rotary Club is fortunate to have so many outstanding, truly dedicated and dependable club members who live by the weekly parting Rotary reminder - "Service above self; one profits most who serves the best". The individual who has been selected as Rotarian of the Year is certainly no exception. This person is also one who in daily decisions, communications and activities heed the Rotary Four Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
This person is very visible in club activities such as feeding the homeless, ringing the Salvation Army bell, fundraising, attending club socials, bringing in speakers, and managing morning greeters to club meetings. This individual has longevity in membership, is a past club president, is very regular in attendance, is quick to lend a helping hand where needed, encourages family involvement in Rotary activities and is a quiet behind the scenes promoter of Rotary.
Because of the many wonderful qualities demonstrated by this individual, the committee was strongly unanimous in its selection.
The 2016 - 2017 Rotarian of the Year has a strong connection to a local high school sports program, serving as an outstanding golf coach at Western Branch High School.
With great pleasure, let us recognize Karl Quinn as the 2016 - 2017 Churchland Rotarian of the Year
The members of the Rotary Club of Churchland gathered at Elizabeth Manor Country Club on January 21st to celebrate the 31st annivversary of being chartered by Rotary International. A wonderful buffet of heavy hor'orderves was enjoyed by all prior to the formalities of the evening. During the program remarks were made by Les Halstead in honor of our fellow Rotarian Al Taylor, a Paul Harris recognition was given to President-Elect Bob Brewer, our President, Ed Eaton delivered a message on being a gift to the world, new officers and board members for 2016 - 2017 were sworn in by District Governor Nominee John Padgett, and Jeff Vierrether presented Dennis Price with the Rotarian of the Year award. There were guests from HER Shelter, Boys & Girls Cubs of Southeast Virginia, Starbase Victory, Maryview Foundation Healthcare Clinic, EDMARC Hospice for Children, Roc Solid Foundation, Western Branch Athletic Club, Western Branch High School Interact Club, and Tidewater Community College Rotaract Club. Each guest organization has been a partner with Churchland Rotary for the betterment of our community. (Please look on our website for the photos from Charter Night 2016)
Officers for the 2017 - 2018 Rotary Year were given the Oath of Office at the 32nd Annual Charter Night Celebration. Those being sworn in were: Marshall Bolton, President, Nancy Quell, President-Elect, Wanda Smith, Secretary, David Stephenson, Treasurer, Brennon O'Connor, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Connie Ketten, Dennis Price, Mark Sidwell, and Justin Sorensen, Directors. Those continuing their terms as directors are: Raleigh Martin, Bill Pollard, Lupe Sweeden, and Rod Triplett.
District Governor Diane Hagemann presented a check for $2,000 to President Bob Brewer during her official club visit on September 13th. This money will be used to send two Churchland Rotarians to St Vincent to meet with a host club there to look into the feasibility of doing a matching grant to help provide diabetic screening, dental care, eye care, and prosthetics to the population. We are working to partner with Montero Medical Missions, EVMS, and others on this grant proposal.
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