January is Vocational Service Month
 
To support our members and their businesses, we’d like your answers to the following questions. 
We’ll highlight a couple members each week in the weekly bulletin and on the weekly PowerPoint presentation.
1.What is the name of the company you work for?
2.What is your title?
3.How did you get started in this line of work?
4.What is the most rewarding part of your job?
5.Is there something within your job that a fellow Rotarian can help you with, or provide assistance.  ie., client referral, product information.
Please submit your answers to Heather  in person or via email at hbowles@helmsbriscoe.com.
 
ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS
There are more than 1.2 million Rotary club members, or Rotarians, around the world.  Your potential to do good in your community as a Rotarian is far greater than it was before you joined. 
You’ll have the privilege of working with other professionals and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by bringing together your expertise, skills, and resources.
 
CLUB MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
Leland Jordan:
Leland has retired, twice, but not currently employed.​  Retired from U.S. Civil Service (DoD) in '95 and from teaching in 2008.  Taught at George Washington University ('86-'95) as Professorial Lecturer; at Texas A&M International University in Laredo ('95-'99) as Associate Professor; at CNU ('99-'08) as Associate Professor and Chair of the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department.
He received a draft notice in '62, passed physical but chose to attend Air Force Officer Training School (OTS) and was commissioned in '62.  Resigned commission and accepted civil service appointment in '74.
Moved from SAC HQ (Omaha) to Pentagon (AF HQ) in '76.  Entered GWU doctoral program (evening classes) in '77.  Moved from AF HQ to Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) in '79.
After completing doctorate, taught at GWU and several other Washington area universities in the evenings and weekends in preparation for retirement -- and for the money.
The most rewarding part of his job in Defense was participating in analyses and decisions that enhanced national security--mostly by assuring that the political appointees had correct and relevant information in a timely manner,
In teaching, it was seeing students grasp concepts and understand relationships between things that would help them in their lives and future jobs.
 
Sarah Saville
Sarah works at Beavers Law, P.C. as Associate Attorney and Treasurer
Like most college students, I pursued a stimulating but impractical degree with no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  I knew I wanted a career that would have a constantly changing work load that would also involve helping people.  I settled on law.   
The most rewarding aspect of my practice is when my work has a measurable improvement for my client's quality of life or business.  
Referrals are the highest form of flattery! I maintain a general practice that serves the needs of the aging, caretakers and individuals with disabilities, and small business owners.  Those services frequently include estate planning, probate and estate disputes, housing issues, guardianships and conservatorships, public benefits, elder abuse and consumer protection issues, corporate formation and succession planning, leases and contracts, debt collections, severance package agreements,  and asset purchase agreements.
 
KIDDY CARE GRANT PROJECT WORK DAY- SATURDAY , JANUARY 20
This Saturday, January 20, is our next work day for our Kiddy City Daycare Renovation Grant Project in partnership with Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula!  We will be painting indoors, so please be prepared to come rain or shine!  You are welcome to bring your favorite brush, and we also have extra paint brushes and rollers.
 We have two shifts: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  The Daycare is located at 15322 Warwick Blvd in the Stoneybrook area.  If you are able to help make this local daycare a better learning experience for Newport News children, please sign up at Friday's meeting or email Sarah at Sarah@beaverslaw.com!
 If you cannot make it this Saturday, please save the date for March 24: our final work day! 
 Lastly, we could use a few more people on the District Grants Committee to assist in planning future  projects.  If you are interested, please let Sarah know!