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October 24, 2017 One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.
Get ready for our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. At 5:30pm EST there will be a live stream from the Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, bringing together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
Visit http://endpolio.org/worldpolioday to view the program
World Polio Day 2017-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
 
Polio
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
PolioPlus
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988, is a public-private partnership that includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world. Rotary’s focus is advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness-building.
Polio Today
Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Just 37 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2016, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.
Challenges
The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.
Ensuring Success
Rotary will raise $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be
matched with two additional dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These funds help to provide much-needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment, and educational materials for health workers and parents. Governments, corporations and private individuals all play a crucial role in funding
Rotary in Action
More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotary Members work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to reach people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support.
‘This Close’ Campaign
Rotary has a growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in its “This Close” public awareness campaign, including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; actresses Kristen Bell and Archie Panjabi; WWE superstar John Cena; supermodel Isabeli Fontana; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu; action movie star Jackie Chan; boxing great Manny Pacquiao; pop star Psy; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; conservationist Jane Goodall; premier violinist Itzhak Perlman; Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman; Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley; and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. These ambassadors help educate the public about polio through public service announcements, social media and public appearances.
 
ROTARY AND POLIO Sonny Short 2017-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Friday Rotary Club Meetings to Jump-Start the Oyster Bash 50-50 Pot, beginning Friday October 6 
a.      3 tickets for $5
b.      7 tickets for $10
c.      Weekly Winner Receives: 50% of total pot but no more than $100, plus one ticket to the Oyster Bash 50-50 Raffle
Special 50/50 Raffle Sonny Short 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Day 2: Jan 20th (rain or shine)
Inside: painting classrooms
Two shifts: 9-12 & 11-2
 
Day 3: March 24
Outside: painting fence if not yet finished
Finish remaining tasks
One Shift: 9-12
Rain date: April 14
Kiddy City Daycare Grant 2017-09-06 04:00:00Z 0
Our club will be sending a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Shelter Box program.
We will do a Pass the Hat at this Friday’s meeting to send to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, set up by Rotary District 5930 (South Texas).
Members are encouraged to send monies to the Fund directly, or any other organization they support to help that community recover from this devastating natural disaster.
Rotary Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort Sonny Short 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Thank you all for your participation and support of this year’s club fundraiser.  Our 5th Oyster Bash was a huge success due to your efforts.  We are tabulating our final income and expenditures, and will report in the next couple of weeks our final results.  If you have comments or suggestions for next year, please attend our debrief mtg on Nov 14 at 6pm at SMOKE, or share your thoughts with a Board member or Bash committee member. 
 
This month is Foundation month, so we will focus our educational segments on our Foundation initiatives.   Our District Foundation Awards dinner Banquet will be held at the Heritage Country Club in Williamsburg on Thursday, Nov 9.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending.  The club will reimburse your registration fee if you attend. 
 
Saturday, November 11 our Country celebrates Veterans Day, and we will have a special Veteran’s Program planned for our breakfast meeting on Friday, Nov 10.  If you are a Veteran we hope you will be able to attend this special program.  Please invite Veterans in your family to attend as well.
 
Thank you for Making a Difference in our community,
 
Heather Bowles
 
 
Presidents Message Heather Martin 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
We will be ringing the bell this Friday for the Salvation Army.  The times are
         Friday, Dec 15, 10:15 AM to 7:15 PM
         Saturday, Dec 16, 10:15 AM to 7:15 PM
We will be at Sam’s Club near the Newport News airport. 
 
BIKES FOR TIKES
Delivery Day is Saturday Dec. 16 at 7:30 AM.
Bikes will be delivered from Village Bike Shop to the YMCA on Warwick Blvd.
Please consider buying one or more bikes at $100 each.
 
Rotary International Convention
 
Toronto, Canada 
June 23-27, 2018
Members can register at www.riconvention.org
 
Fees:
  • Between now and Friday, December 15:   Registration fees are $335 online, or $345 by mail or fax for Rotarians, and guests ages 19 or older.  Guests age 5-18 are $ 10, and Guests younger than 5 are free. 
  • After December 15 registration fee increases to $410 on line, $420 by mail or fax.
                Your registration includes a full schedule of activities:
  • Admission to the convention’s opening and closing ceremonies and general sessions, where you’ll hear from inspiring and entertaining speakers, including top leaders in our organization
  • Informative breakout sessions to help you build your communication, leadership, and project management skills
  • Opportunities to network and exchange ideas while browsing the project and fellowship booths in the House of Friendship
  • Entertainment provided by local artists and musicians in the House of Friendship and at the opening and closing ceremonies and general sessions
  • Transportation between your hotel and the convention venue, if you booked your hotel through Rotary’s official housing partner.
What’s not included:
  • Preconvention events
  • Rotary- and host-ticketed events
  • Accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from the airport
Cancellations and refunds:
  • All registration cancellations are subject to a $50 service fee. Requests to cancel registrations or tickets must be received by 30 April 2018.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS Sonny Short 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.
Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.
Disease does not prevent itself. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time. 
 
The  Rotary Foundation  is changing the world by providing grants for projects and activities around the globe and in your own backyard.
Rotary makes amazing things happen, like:
Providing clean water:  Rotary has worked with partners to provide more than 80 percent of Ghana’s people with clean water to fight Guinea worm disease.
Reducing HIV infection:  In Liberia, Rotary members are helping women get tested for HIV early in their pregnancies. They used prenatal care to reduce new HIV infections in children by 95 percent over two years.
Ending polio:  Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Their efforts have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling myriad other health priorities, such as Ebola.
ROTARY MINUTE EDUCATIONAL SERIES Sonny Short 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Norfolk Tides "End Polio Now" Rotary Night at Harbor Park on Monday July 24 game time is 7:05.
To purchase tickets for the game contact Heather McKeating at the Tides office 757-622-2222 ext 121.  Other question regarding the game contact Dave Mansfield at mnsflddk@aol.com
Tickets are $13 and the Tides will donate a minimum of $2.50 (based on final number of tickets) for each ticket purchased to the End Polio Now Fund.
Funds raised from the game will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Heather Martin will be set up on Friday to collect ticket money. 
Norfolk Tides "End Polio Now" Rotary Night Sonny Short 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Foodbanks experience extreme shortages of food donations during the summer months.
The most needed items are:
Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham)
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Low Sodium Hearty Meaty Soups
Peanut Butter and Jelly (the kids love it)
Macaroni and Cheese
Fruit Cups and Oatmeal (for seniors)
Family Size Box Rice (or small bags)
Pasta Meals and Sauces
Instant Potatoes
100% Fruit Juices
WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT, HUNGER IS IN ! Sonny Short 2017-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
Tournament Details:
 Monday, June 12 2017
 The Green Course at the Golden Horseshoe Club
   651 S. England St.
   Williamsburg, VA 23185
Timeline:
7:30 am   Registration | Range Open
8:30 am   Shotgun Start
  1:30 pm   Awards Reception & Lunch
Christel House Golf Tournament 2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Newport News Mayor McKinley Price and Anita Jennings from the Newport News Library System will attend to receive a donation to the Mayors Book Club
AND
Rosemary Trible will be in attendance to receive a donation to Fear2Freedom
Special Guests - June 16 Rotary Meeting 2017-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
The New Horizons Regional Educational Centers - Career & Technical Education Center Recognition Ceremony was held June 6, 2017. Oyster Point Rotary President Doug Atkins and President Elect Heather Martin presented the following scholarships;
 
The Oyster Point Rotary Scholarship of $1,000 awarded to a Heritage High School senior attending her second year as a Cosmetology student at the Butler Farm campus. She is currently employed at SuperCuts and will be attending North Agricultural State University for a degree in Sports Management and Fitness. Dezhans (Da-shan-na) Shields - Tucker
 
The second Oyster Point Rotary Scholarship of $1,500 awarded to a Denbigh High School senior attending the Pharmacy Technician's Program at the Woodside Lane campus. She has passed the State Pharmacy Technician's exam and will be employed as a Pharmacy Technician  while she continues her education in the medical field at Thomas Nelson Community CollegeAnh (Ann) Do (Doe)
 
The third Oyster Point Rotary Scholarship of $1,000 awarded to a Warwick High School senior attending the Criminal Justice Program at the Woodside Lane campus. Upon graduation she will enroll at Thomas Nelson Community College and transfer to pursue her Bachelor's degree in pre-law. Carol Medel-Perez
New Horizons Scholarships Awarded Sonny Short 2017-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
As The Rotary Foundation’s centennial year comes to a close, District 7600 wants to offer something special for our members who are making a difference through our Foundation.
The district is going to hold a "Giving Tuesday" on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. On that day, the district will provide 1:1 matching points to anyone who gives $100 or more to the Annual Fund.
Have you been thinking about making your first gift to support The Rotary Foundation?
Did you give last year but haven’t gotten around to making your 2016-17 gift?
Are you close to your next Paul Harris Fellow?
Maybe you’ve already supported the Foundation this year but want to give a little extra to celebrate the Foundation’s centennial.
Act now! Give today at rotary.org/donate and receive double Paul Harris Fellow points for the amount of your gift.
District 7600 Rotary Foundation "Giving Tuesday" 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

This fiscal year ends June 30, 2017.

A new slate of officers is listed below.  We will vote on this proposed board at the Friday, June 2, 2017 meeting when we’re back at CNU.

2017- 2018 Proposed Board of Directors

Heather Martin – President

Rick Brandt - President Elect

Sarah Saville - President Nominee

Mary Sellen - Secretary

Carlyle Gravely – Treasurer

Doug Atkins - Past President

Wendell Barbour - Director at Large

Tere Clark - Director at Large

Andrew Dunn - Director at Large

Betsy Fink - Director at Large

Philip Hatchett - Director at Large

Eric Rutherford - Director at Large

Election of 1017-18 Officers and Directors Sonny Short 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Certificate of Appreciation presented to Village Bicycles for the unwavering support of the Rotary Club of Oyster Point Bike for Tikes program 2016- 2017
 
Past President Award Plaque Presented to Doug Atkins.
 
Distinguished Service Citations presented to the following:
for Christel House golf tournament- Eric Rutherford and Dale Goodman
for Social Events -  Betsy Fink
for Bikes for Tikes -  Andrew Dunn and Scotty Miller
for the Oyster Bash -  Sarah Saville
for Salvation Army Bell Ringing -  Tom Herbert
for the Weekly Bulletin -  Sonny Short
 
Perfect Attendance Certificates presented to the following:
With 10 years of Perfect Attendance - Ray Suttle
With 20 years of Perfect Attendance - Tom Herbert
With 33 years of Perfect Attendance - Scotty Miller
With 33 years of perfect attendance - Charter Member Nick Vlattas
 
Certificates of Appreciation presented:
To Tom Mitchell for his 11 years of Outstanding Contributions and Service to the Club
To Scotty Miller for 33 years of Outstanding Contributions and Service to the Club
 
Community Service and Citizenship Award - Andrew Dunn
“For outstanding service to our community, limitless enthusiasm and unwavering commitment for the betterment of mankind”     
 
Our Roasted Oyster Award - Betsy Fink
“With deep appreciation of your spirit, sense of humor and dedication to the ideals of Rotary”
 
Rotarian of the Year Mary Sellen
For her ”Untiring efforts and dedication to the Club and Rotary way of life”
Charter Night 2016-17 Awards Sonny Short 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations!!!
 

At Charter Night on May 19, 2017, incoming Club President Heather Martin presented the following awards:
 
Mary Sellen - Rotarian of the Year
        (Recognizes untiring efforts and dedication to the Club and Rotary way of life)
 
Andrew Dunn - Community Service and Citizenship
        (Recognizes outstanding service to our community, limitless enthusiasm and unwavering commitment for the betterment of mankind)
 
Betsy Fink - The Roasted Oyster
        (Recognizes the spirit, sense of humor and dedication to the ideals of Rotary)
 
Charter Night 2016-17 Awards Sonny Short 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

Congratulations!!!

At Charter Night on May 19, 2017, incoming Club President Heather Martain presented the following awards:

Mary Sellen - Rotarian of the Year

        (Recognizes untiring efforts and dedication to the Club and Rotary way of life)

Andrew Dunn - Community Service and Citizenship

        (Recognizes outstanding service to our community, limitless enthusiasm and unwavering commitment for the betterment of mankind)

Betsy Fink - The Roasted Oyster

        (Recognizes the spirit, sense of humor and dedication to the ideals of Rotary)

Charter Night 2016-17 Awards Sonny Short 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
All area Rotary clubs are invited
 
Thursday March 9th beginning at 5:30 pm
 
Juan’s  Mexican Café and Cantina
561 Bland Blvd
Newport News
 
Appetizers provided – BYOTequila
Joint Rotary Club Social Sonny Short 2017-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
District 7600 will be Marshaling on Hole 15 at the LPGA event on May 18-21. You do not have to be a Rotarian to Marshal. Invite your spouse, partner, friend, neighbor, co-worker, prospective member etc. to join you on the Rotary Marshal team. For additional information contact iPDG Gary Chenault at dggary1516@icloud.com. 
District 7600 Marshals at LPGA Tournament in May 2017-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
The City Center Rotary Club cordially invites you to the 30 Years of Women In Rotary celebration on March 8, 2017 at the Warwick Yacht Club in Newport News, VA.  This is a great opportunity to commemorate this milestone in Rotary! A great program is planned. Noted women Rotarians in District 7600 are invited to be a part of the festivities and the guest speaker will be Susan Zachensky-Walthall, District Governor-Nominee for District 7600. Seating is limited so rsvp today!!!
 Here is the event link: https://30yearsofwomeninrotary.eventbrite.com
For questions, please contact The City Center Club via phone at 757.933.2033 or email at rotaryccnn@yahoo.com.
30 Years of Women In Rotary Celebration Sonny Short 2017-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
David Perry will be conducting the Paul Harris Foundation Lottery for the next four weeks. He will be available before and after the meetings for interested members to purchase blocks on the Lottery Board. Each block costs $10. When the Board is full, ten winners will be selected. They will have $100 donated to The Paul Harris Foundation in their names. Additionally, the club will match that donation for a total donation of $200. Each block could be a winner! Buy 3 three blocks and you could win three times!
Paul Harris Foundation Lottery David Perry 2017-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
At the Rotary Foundation Banquet on November 10, 2016
outgoing District Governor Gary Chenault made the following 
statement:
 
THANK YOU ROTARIANS!!
What a banner year our Rotary Clubs had in 2015-16.
You set a new record in Annual Fund giving of $587,601
(an increase of 7% from the previous year) !!
You set a new record of Annual Fund contributions of
$211.44 per capita (an increase of $16.55 per Rotarian) !!
On top of that, we gave over $132,000 to PolioPlus.
We are 'doing good in the world'......thanks to YOU!
Over the last three years of District Grant awards
we have disbursed almost $350,000 in District Designated
Funds in 58 grants to our Clubs to serve their communities.
We have a total of $138,711 available for District Grants this year.
Last year, The Rotary Foundation approved nine Global Grants
totaling $195,420 in DDF: two grants to Ghana for a water
system and family health day, two grants to Rwanda for bridges 
and farmer training, a grant to Lebanon for computer training,
a Vocational Training Team for the Philippines, a Global Scholar
to South America, an eye care grant to Jamaica and a grant for 
a hospital operating room in India.
Thank you for a wonderful 'Be a Gift to the World' Rotary year.
 
District 7600 Has A Banner Year For Donations Sonny Short 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Wednesday August 17
 
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Upstairs on the Mezzanine
 
Traditions Brewing Company
 
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd
 
Guests and Prospective Members Welcome
 
(Attendees responsible for their own food and beverages) 
Oyster Point Rotary Club Social Sonny Short 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
We will be presenting a check this Friday morning, July 29, for the Mayors Book Club to Iza Cieszynski, Library Director and Mayor Mckinley Price.
 
 
Mayors Book Club Sonny Short 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Those of you that attended our club meeting on September 25, 2015 will recall our speaker Col. Robert J. Grey, Jr. (“Ghost”). He is the Wing Commander for the 192nd Virginia National Guard unit at Langley Air Force Base. Col. Grey is being promoted to Brigadier General tomorrow (Thursday June 16).  
Col. Robert J. Grey, Jr. Promoted Sonny Short 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Monday June 13, 2016
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Green Course
Williamsburg, VA
7:30 AM Range Opens
8:30 AM Shotgun Start
 
This golf tournament to benefit Christel House, will be held at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Green Course in Williamsburg. It will feature 4 person teams in a shotgun start format with an awards reception and lunch after the completion of play. Sponsorships are available. Please contact Dale Goodman for details.
Christel House Golf Tournament Dale Goodman 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
 
This Saturday, March 26, 2016
Kiln Creek Country Club Patio
4pm – 7pm
 
REMINDER
 
As predicted, the weather looks great for our social being held on the patio. If it gets chilly, we have heat lamps and fire pits to snuggle up to. Please dress accordingly.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday afternoon!
Annual Rotary Social Betsy Fink 2016-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Sonny Short 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the Oyster Point Rotary Website! Edward Maroney 2015-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ed Maroney on Jul 30, 2015
Bob Bailey received his Paul Harris Fellowship Plus 2 Pin from District Governor Gary Chenault.
Congratulations Bob!
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