ROTARY CLUB of PORTSMOUTH
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WHAT ARE THE MEETINGS LIKE?

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth meets every Thursday at 12:30 pm at Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 316 High Street, (757) 399 5377 in downtown Portsmouth. The meeting begins with a buffet lunch. Members are encouraged to get to know each other better by choosing to sit with different members each week.  An invocation and Pledge of Allegiance and some light-hearted singing led by Rotarians open the business portion of the meeting. Visiting Rotarians and guests are recognized, followed by a small amount of club business that usually includes discussion about and recruitment for our various community projects. The major portion of the meeting is then turned over to the program. Our programs are presented by speakers who have been chosen in advance to inform or entertain those present.  
Meetings end promptly at 1:30 pm.

WHAT SERVICES DO PORTSMOUTH ROTARIANS PROVIDE?

Rotary Clubs are autonomous and determine their own service projects based on local needs and the interests and abilities of members. Our Club sponsors and participates in a wide variety of 
local services, which include among others:
Club Number 5826
Organized 10/24/1918
Chartered June 1, 1919

Officers 2015 - 2016
Tony Goodwin - President
Warren Channel - President Elect
Maureen Mizelle - Secretary
Lynn Perkinson - Treasurer
Harry Sharpe - Sergeant-at-Arms

Directors
J. P. Barreca
Allen Bynum
Wayne Devantier
William Hargroves 
Phil Thomason
Cal Vander Molen- Immediate Past President
Michael Broadhurst - Past Presidents Representative

Ex-Offico
Lonny Staylor - Parlimentarian
  • Paint Your Heart Out, a service that assists elderly homeowners with exterior painting and yard maintenance.
  • The Rotary Bookshelf at the Portsmouth Public Library. Each Rotarian donates a book on his or her birthday. More than 6,200 books have been donated in the past 50-plus years.
  • The Dictionary Project which each year provides a free dictionary to every third grade student in the public and private schools in Portsmouth.
  • Volunteers for Meals On Wheels·, a program which helps older adults remain independent as long as possible by delivering nutritious and well-balanced meals to the homes of persons 60 and older who are unable to cook for themselves.
  • STRIVE, a high school level program that promotes achievement in students who are at-risk academically. Each year, our Club awards scholarships to deserving STRIVE students who attend Tidewater Community College.
  • Interact Clubs at both Portsmouth high schools. These are student clubs that instill and support Rotary ideals.
  • Providing Christmas presents to residents of Holiday House and EDMARC.
  • Annual recognition of outstanding city public safety employees and recognition of Armed Forces members.
  • Financial support for many local organizations such as Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, Holiday House, Red Cross, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Special Olympics, Medication Access Program, and many others.
  • Sponsor various fundraising activities including the Annual Rotary Bar-B-Que to support local needs and international service projects through the Rotary Foundation.
E. W. Maupin, Jr. (CM) 
C. W. Johnston
W. A. Brown (CM)
M. A. Hudgins 
B. B. Ferguson, Sr. (CM)
J. S. Parker
E. B. Hawks
F. T. Briggs
Hugh Parrish
P. E. Hanbury (CM)
R. M. Cox
M. W. Armstead
R. S. Gibbs
Harry A. Hunt
A. W. Hargroves
A. K. Scribner
W. F. Fairlamb
W. W. Morse
T. E. Jones
F. P. Barrow, II
W. D. Steele
C. C. Hall
O. J. Hawks
A. T. Hudgins
E. M. Hanbury
K. B. Johnson
E. C. Allen
R. E. Hawks
A. H. Walker
J. J. Kirchmier
F. H. Ayers, Jr.
L. A. McElmore
​T. D. Blanchard
B. P. Bell
H. L. Rapoport
C. W. Cooper
O. W. French
B. B. Ferguson, Jr.
O. B. Woodridge
W. B. Spong, Jr.
R. F. Wood
G. Shafer, Jr.
B. W. Foster, Sr.
D. W. Duncan
W. H. Oast, Jr.
W. O. Jones
S. Lasting
P. S. Fleming
D. L. Guffey
M. E. Alford
R. L. Tweed
J. L. Morse
G. E. Williams
J. D. Hodsden
J. B. Ackley
W. S. Dodson
B. L. Warren
H. D. Cox
R. W. Wentz, Jr.
B. W. Freund
J. W. Hollowell
J. L. Smith
R. P. Bullard
W. Quinn, Jr.
​D. B. Stuart
M. J. Service
B. B. Ferguson
B. W. Foster, Sr.
I. E. Price
Sol Lasting
J. B. Burkhardt
F. P. Barrow, II
J. R. St. George, Sr.
C. E. Russell, Sr.
L. E. Mayo
E. M. Hanbury
H. D. Goolsby
T. D. Blanchard
E. C. Allen, Sr.
L. B. Harrell
J. C. Bray
R. F. Wood
E. E. Matthews
F. Ayers
D. J. Palmer
J. A. Atwell
F. J. Witt
R. R. Early
Mrs. C. E. Russell, Sr.
H. L. Rapoport
J. F. Lofurno
W. Y. Garrett
H. D. Cox
W. W. Morse, Jr.
Mrs. W. W. Morse
W. M. Quinn, Jr.
W. H. Oast, Jr.
J. H. Brantley, Jr.
R. E. Lucas
F. B. Clare
H. P. Crowe
D. W. Duncan
Mrs. B. W. Foster, Sr.
J. W. Hollowell
J. C. MacPhail
J. W. Martin
J. L. Smith, Jr.
R. M. Stokes, Jr.
W. S. Terry
M. E. Alford
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B. W. Freund
Mrs. H. D. Goolsby
Mrs. B. B. Ferguson
G. E. Williams
Mrs. F. J. Witt
Mrs. J. F. Lofurno
W. R. Black
P. O. Geib
D. B. Stuart
E. C. Allen, Jr.
C. E. Russell, Jr.
B. W. Foster, Jr.
J. W. Shuler
R. P. Bullard
R. F. Brinson
R. L. Howes
R. S. B. Ossman
R. W. Cherry
J. P. Crowe
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R. F. Wood, Jr.
B. L. Cherry
G. W. Farish
B. T. Foster
E. M. Morgan, Jr.
W. H. Oast, III
G. M. Pomije
L. J. Schlegel
R. B. Seal
C. I. Sears
L. F. Sharpe, Jr.
T. Taylor
P. R. Thomason
A. C. Hinton
R. A. Rapoport
A. G. Thompson, Jr.
N. A. Didio
W. F. Nagle
E. L. Oast, Jr.
J. R. St. George, Jr.
R. C. Schlagheck
N. D. Taylor
J. R. Carter
W.W. Channel
B. C. Hodges
R. W. Lynch
A. M. Munoz
J. K. Oast
C. C. Parent
J. T. Benn, III
D. G. Porter, III
W. T. Clare
K. D. Horton
M. S. Brown
J. M. Donnelly
Paul Harris Fellows

Paul Harris Fellows are those Rotarians who have given or in whose honor has been given at least $1000 to the Rotary Foundation for its charitable purposes. A Rotarian may give in honor of someone else who may then also become a Paul Harris fellow. As a Rotarian’s subsequent gifts to the Foundation reach multiples of $1000, he/she becomes an advancing level Paul Harris Fellow.

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth currently helps members reach their first level Paul Harris Fellow designation by matching up to $500 of the member’s contribution to the Foundation. Since those funds come from our weekly raffle, the availability of the funds is not guaranteed.
Rotary Club of Portsmouth Paul Harris Fellows
Rotary Club of Portsmouth Past Presidents
If you are interested in joining us, we would love to talk with you. Please e-mail or send a note to:

President
Rotary Club of Portsmouth
PO Box 3
Portsmouth, VA  23705
Past Presidents
Paul Harris Fellows
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Joe M. Law
Edgar M. "Butch" Morgan
Joseph F. Lofurno
J. Hunter Brantley
Allen "Bubba" Bynum, III
Vasken K. Tenekjian 
John K. Oast
Sheila P. Pittman
Harry D. Cox
Milton S. Brown
B.B. Ferguson, Jr.
James A. "Jac" Cales, Jr.
Alkie C. "A.C." and Olivia T. "Libby" Hinton 
Joseph M. "Joe" Donnelly
Milton S. Brown
Joseph F. Lofurno
Bartholomew T. "Bart" Foster
Gregory M. Pomije
Kafi Rouse
Albert "Bert" Thompson  
Michael B. Broadhurst
Hamilton "Ham" Dwyer
Lonny Staylor
Maureen Mizelle
Burle Stromberg
Cal Vander Molen
Phillip Thomason
Steve Milner
Rotarian of the Year
Each year, the outgoing President selects one Rotarian who has demonstrated above-expectation devotion to and performance of the ideals of Rotary.
Paul Harris Fellows
WHAT DOES IT COST?
 
Our club dues are currently $800 annually, payable quarterly. The dues cover the cost of the weekly lunch for members, certain social events, the club’s administrative expenses, and our District and International dues. In addition, each member receives Rotary International’s monthly magazine, The ROTARIAN.
 
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Rotary membership is by invitation only. Members are chosen to represent their respective businesses or professions and to reflect the gender, ethnic and general population of our area. The Classification Principle of club membership ensures that members will represent a broad range of the business and professional community to reflect the makeup of their communities.
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During our December 6, 2007 meeting, President Ray McInnis presented awards to Public Safty workers in the city of Portsmouth. Front upper left to lower right, they are Sherriff's Department, Fifrefighter, Police Detective (center), Paramedics, Regional Corrections.
Public Safety Awards 2007
Rotary Club of Portsmouth
PO Box 3
Portsmouth, VA  23705
President@PortsmouthVaRotary.org
Club Committees
2011 - 2012

Club Administration
Richard Wentz - General Chair

Programs

Fellowship

Attendance

Club Bulletin/Club Roster

Ethics and Compliance

Club Awards

Club History and Archives

Club Service
Kerry Westerwick - General Chair

Vocational Service

Educational Service

Humanitarian Service

Community Service

International Service

Other Club Projects

Fund Raising

Club Membership
Maggie Curry-Williams - General Chair

New Member Recruitment

All Member Education and Retention

Classification

Public Relations
Howard Rodman - General Chair

Advertising and Marketing

Club Web Site
Michael Broadhurst

Social Media

Rotary Foundation
Frankie Edmondson -  General Chair

Gifts to the Foundation

Grants from the Foundation

Recognition
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