October is Vocational Service Month
Governor’s News ...............1
Convention Watch .............3
History Moments ...............5
District News .....................6
Spotlight ..........................11
Committee News .............12
Club News .......................17
Leadership team pictured here includes:
Tim McAvoy, Harrisonburg; DGN Chris Runion; Matt Von Schuch, Bridgewater; Ron Ross, Harrisonburg-Massanutten, Mary Coleen Knapp, Rockingham County; DG Vivian and Assistant Governor, Matt Sunderlin
We Are This Close

 Help the District raise raise funds for it's goal of $250K.


Linden Rotary Helps Fund New Elementary School Playground Equipment
The Rotary Club of Linden presents a check to E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Front Royal for new playground equipment during a presentation at the playground... (more)
Wheelchair distribution to Guatemala, "Providing mobility to those who have none."
Thirteen Rotarians from Lexington Sunrise, Chatham, Harrisonburg, Front Royal, Salem, Johnson City, Manassas, and Marion, NC will participate in the third distribution of Wheelchairs in Guatemala 21-26 August 2014.  
RYLA 2014
It's that time of year again to start planning for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar. RYLA continues to be an exceptional learning experience for eligible high school juniors and seniors. Rotary Clubs are encouraged to sponsor students to attend this fun leadership-focused weekend planned for December 5-7, 2014 at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
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Rotary International News
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...