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Norfolk

Meets three Tuesdays a month at 12:15 p.m. See Calendar for details.
Scope arena meeting room
201 East Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA  23510
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The Rotary Club of Norfolk has joined forces with the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club and the Virginia Zoo for the inaugural Growl Fest on Saturday, September 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Zoo. The craft beer festival is sponsored by both Rotary clubs and the Zoo and will feature beer from five Norfolk craft breweries and several Virginia Beach craft brewers.The family-friendly evening will include games, night-time Pokemon hunting and food trucks.
 
Advance tickets are $25 for adults, which include after-hours zoo access, two beer tickets and a souvenir Growl Fest growler to take home. Non-beer and youth tickets (up to age 20) are $10 in advance. Click here to buy tickets. Tickets go up $10 on the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit the Zoo and the two Rotary Clubs, which support many nonprofits in Hampton Roads. For questions or to volunteer contact Rotarian Jamie Wright. Click here for a Facebook event page you can share. You can also follow Growl Fest on Twitter at #growlfest.
 

 
 
Rotarian Susan Donn and her husband Allan take a break from dancing during a Rotary Club outing to Big Bands on the Bay to hear Glen Boswick and the Sound of Swing Orchestra. Glen is the brother of Rotarian Gary Boswick. His band has been playing at the bayfront concert series for more than 30 years.
 

 
 
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D-Day came alive in three-D for the lucky few Rotarians and guests who made the trek to Hampton and the Air and Space Museum. Thanks to Chick Robison for arranging this special showing, which covered the Why, What, When Where, and Who of D-Day, including "pop-up book" special information.  How many pill boxes did the Germans build? How far could those guns reach? What was the process the planners went through to decide how to attack? Why did they choose where they did? It's amazing the depth of detail the Allies considered in the operation. This flick was a GREAT idea, Chick! And, as with all our flexible events, it counted as a meeting. Love it!
 

 
Anna Chamberlayne and Ben Casey with Rotarian Joe New (left)
 
Ann and Ben were two of the four charming representatives soho spent time with Rotary families in Tiel, The Netherlands this summer. They shared pictures and stories about the people and places they encountered as part of this nearly 40-year youth exchange program between our Rotary Club and one in Tiel. 
 

 
 
WNIS Talk Radio Host Dave Parker (l), Dean Thomasson, Wayne Shank
 
After years of waking up at 2 am to prepare for the morning weather, Dave Parker moved to Morning Talk Radio at WNIS.  With lots of listeners eager to be heard on important and vital topics, Dave navigates the topics and some times he gets to introduce them.
 

 
 
 
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Sep 06, 2016
District Governor - Diane Hagemann
State of the District 7600
Sep 20, 2016
Karen Philion
Your Symphony Your treasure
 
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Rotary Video

What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs worldwide.
 
Below is a short, wonderful video that captures the essence of Rotary:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarians answer the question, "Why join Rotary?"
 
 
A brief introduction to Rotary and a synopsis of Rotary's guiding principles.
 
 
Rotary International offers four programs for young people (ages 12-30) that promote leadership, professional development, and service.
 
 
Watch as Microsoft founder Bill Gates announces at the International Assembly an increase in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations challenge grant for polio eradication to Rotary International.
 
 
See Rotary Club of Norfolk volunteers in action in October 2010. They are planting 1,500 plants to stop erosion along a pond at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach.
 
 
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