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July 31, 2018 - Volume 19, Issue 4
This week's program

Biography: Todd Martin

Todd Martin is the Deputy Scout Executive for the Heart of Virginia
Council, Boy Scouts of America. The council is responsible for building and maintaining camps, organizing new units, helping those that are struggling, training leaders, conducting activities and camps, and raising money to move
Scouting forward.

Todd has been a member of the council staff since 1989 and is also a
Scout leader in Troop 443 at First Baptist Church in Richmond.
Todd earned his Eagle Scout award in 1984 and is a 1989 graduate of
the College of William & Mary.

He has been a member of the Richmond Rotary Club since 2010 and
was named Rotarian of the year in 2014.

Todd, his wife Wendy and their three children reside in Richmond’s
Fan district.

Today Todd will provide an update on the recent changes in the Boy
Scouts of America.

CLUB #69 

The FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Kelly Keene

Ken Nachman

Mark Christian

Mac Bates (Assisted by John Marriner)

Immediate Past President 
Isabelle Hilliard

Board of Directors
Chris Beach 
Chuck Duvall
Pam Embrey
Toddy Immel
Prudence Justis
Charles Layman
Barry Myers
Alex Muller
Lisa Poe
Paul Shively

Tabasco Editors 
Prudence Justis 
Joshua Barber

Announcements and Reminders

Volunteer opportunities available each week:

Meals on Wheels drivers needed to deliver meals on Thursdays, please contact Mark Ughetta at

Project W.A.R.M. wood splitting starting starts Tuesday, May 22 at 4pm at 633 Forest Lawn Drive Richmond, VA 23227 and will be every Tuesday at 4pm as weather permits. Please contact Durwood Usry at or Mary Ann Willson at


Project Homes Ramp Project — please contact Paul Shively at to sign up

Breakfast Networking

Upcoming Meetings
August 7 Chris Beach
August 14 Classification Talks    
August 21 Grant E. Rissler - Wilder School Public Policy @ VCU
August 28 Nancy Wright Beasley    Personal Experience with Polio

Where others see problems, Rotary International sees solutions. Our 1.2 million members see opportunities and possibilities in their communities around the world. Learn more at:

August Birthdays

Dillon, Andrew G. (ANDY) 22-Aug
Myers, Barry Eston (BARRY) 9-Aug
Orr, S. Marshall III (MARSHALL) 29-Aug
Wilkinson, Edsel A. (ED) 6-Aug

August Anniversaries

Barber, Joshua (JOSHUA) 8/29/2017
Clarke, Jerome (JEROME) 8/20/2012
Hume, Jeffry C. (JEFF) 8/5/2014
Nachman, Ken (KEN) 8/1/198


RICHMOND, Va - Tears and hugs filled filled Krystal Douglas' new home in the Maymont neighborhood Tuesday.  Next month, the mother of five will move her family into a home near Texas Beach in Richmond, a structure that sat vacant and boarded up for more than a decade.

View the WTVR coverage here!

Rotary’s Club Bright Beginnings - Shopping Trip

Tuesday, Aug 21st at 5:30pm at the Target on Forest Hill.  Interested members can contact

John Marriner    

I had recently moved from working in research at the University of Maine to employment in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area local government in 1979.It was a long way from my region of the country and a long way from my prior experiences, family and friends. 

I was fortunately to meet my future wife at the local laundry in 1982 We had in common that we worked for government entities  and did community and  homeless outreach programs in our spare time. We dated at night shelters and feeding ministries. My wife's great uncle had been a District Governor of Rotary, so while our wives discussed family history, we talked about Rotary. He soon took me to a meeting and I witnessed first hand the friendly atmosphere and the generosity and spirit of giving. Rotary allowed me to step out of my job into service where everyone was welcomed regardless of background, occupation or cultural differences. And we served everyone throughout the world who needed assistance without regard to their differences.

I joined Rotary in 1985 and found my place on day-one as the first Polio Plus Chair of my Club.  I served in a number of positions and was selected as Club President in 1991-92.  I marveled at how much a group of action-oriented and dedicated Rotarians could achieve. I continued as Secretary  or Treasurer for over 20 years and participated in most Club functions. I was proud to be a Rotarian and especially proud of the progress toward polio eradication. We were making a difference in the lives of others with Rotarians who shared the love of giving and caring for the world around us.  We had fun doing it and I felt privileged to give back for all the blessings that life had given me.

We moved to Richmond after retirement to live near our daughter and her family. I knew I could immediately have a family in a Rotary Club where I could feel valued and welcomed and also make a difference in the community and the world.  I was never a stranger in my new city and never had to search to find a place to get involved.  I have always felt at home in Rotary. I look forward to Rotary each week and participate with every opportunity that I can. Service is Joy. Rotary is a Joy. Rotary service is a gift and an honor.


Studio Two: Figure in the Distance (Mattingly/Glass); The Moor's Pavane (Limon/Purcell)
Where: Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre, 407 E. Canal St.
Date/Time: Sunday, March 31 at 4PM with "After Glow" reception/light refreshments to follow with dancers.

Please contact Mary Ann Willson or email her at

Tuesday 8/21 please contact Mark Ughetta or email at
Congratulations Maegan, Cammeron, and big brother Turner! They welcome new baby
Wells Sullivan Deibler

July 23, 2018
6lbs 10.5 oz 

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)

The purpose of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is to strengthen your club and strengthen your life. Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and throughout the world. (Service Above Self) With that service comes a learning experience in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization. RLI provides an opportunity to enrich that learning through sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region.

Each session is highly interactive and, therefore, contains a minimum of lecturing and provides lots of opportunity for participants to share their experience and ideas. The sessions are led by Rotary leaders who have been trained in the facilitation techniques that maximize the learning experience. 

There will be a Mini-RLI event for Level 1 only on August 18, 2018 at Willow Oaks Country Club. In this session you will learn The Roots of Rotary, My Club & Beyond, Engaging Members, Our Foundation, and Creating Service Projects.

Willow Oaks Country Club

6228 Forest Hill Ave

Richmond VA 23225

To Register:

Go to

Deadline to register July 30

Starts at 8:30 AM Light Breakfast will be served.

Program time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM with lunch at noon

Cost: $95 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)

If you have members interested in learning more about Rotary or are interested in future leadership positions, encourage them to attend.  If you are the President for your club, make this a board retreat!!

If a club has 4 or more to attend you will get one free registration. “443”

If you have members interesting in learning more about Rotary or are interested in future leadership positions, encourage them to attend.  If you are the President for your club, make this a board retreat!!

Please sign up today at or for more information contact 

Boo Elmore at

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RVA Meeting Make-Ups: 

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