Elizabeth Scott Community Night

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Rotarians Jeff & Carolyn Jacobs took the time to set up a table at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School's Community Night. During Community Night, students visit tables from local non-profits in their community to learn about how they serve their community and support the citizens. Students travel around the cafeteria with a game card. Organizations have stickers that a student must earn at each station by the student asking questions about the organization.  Students who visit 6 stations and ask questions will be entered into a raffle drawing to help encourage them to speak to all the organizations. 
Elizabeth Scott Community Night Lee Cooper 2020-02-19 05:00:00Z 0 CCPS,Community Event,Elementary Students,Elizabth Scott Elementary School,Rotary

Alamo Addiction Recovery Center Receives $11,000 Grant

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Today, Board Members and the Executive Director of Alamo Addiction Recovery Center, welcomed a donation from a Rotary District 7600 grant approved for Chester Rotary and the Rotary Club of Prince George County. Volunteers had contributed sweat equity to improve the 1840s home and now this grant will assist with electrical repairs to make the home more safe for all. Attending today were Board President Jeff along with Board members Pat, Renee, and Brenda and CiCi Claiborne, Executive Director. Chester Rotary President Jeff Jacobs, Carolyn, and Robin Daniels were joined by AG Shel Douglas, Donna, and Jan from the PG Rotary.
Alamo Addiction Recovery Center Receives $11,000 Grant Lee Cooper 2020-02-01 05:00:00Z 0 Alamo,Grant,Rotarians-At-Work,Service Project,Volunteer
Welcome Rotarian Rebecca Longnaker Lee Cooper 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0 Membership,New Member,Pinned,Rotarian,Sworn In
Chester Rotary Receives Multiple Awards Lee Cooper 2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,Rotarians-At-Work
Delegate Kirk Cox Visits Lee Cooper 2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0 Delegate,Speaker,Visitor,Weekly Meeting

Rotary 2019 Christmas Party

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Although Chester Rotary is all about "Service Above Self," we did take the time to come together as a club and celebrate the Christmas Season. What a better way to rejoice than with your Rotary brothers and sisters with their families. We had food, fun and fellowship. We would like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and Happy & Healthy New Year!
Rotary 2019 Christmas Party Lee Cooper 2019-12-13 05:00:00Z 0 Celebration,Christmas,Social

The Dictionary Project

Posted by Lee Cooper on Nov 19, 2019
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Chester Rotarians delivered dictionaries to every 3rd grade student a 7 local elementary schools in the Chester area as part of the yearly Dictionary Project. Local schools included: CC Wells, Curtis, Ecoff, Elizabeth Scott, Enon, Harrowgate and Marguerite Christian Elementary Schools.
The Dictionary Project Lee Cooper 2019-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Volunteer at the Chesterfield Food Bank

Posted by Lee Cooper on Nov 01, 2019
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Rotarians came out in droves from the Chester Rotary Club to volunteer and help those in need in our local community. There are families in our shared communities that go to bed hungry every night. Chesterfield Food Bank strives to stop that from happening. They proudly serve a variety of our neighbors, the majority of whom do not qualify for government assistance. These include: single mothers working to try to put food on the table, senior citizens surviving solely on social security, veterans on disability, young couples just starting out and people who have just been laid off from their job.
Rotarians Volunteer at the Chesterfield Food Bank Lee Cooper 2019-11-01 04:00:00Z 0 Chesterfield Food Bank,Rotarians-At-Work,Service Project,Volunteer

Remembering the life of Thomas Alva Michener

Posted by Lee Cooper on Oct 20, 2019
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Thomas Alva Michener, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 peacefully following a long battle with a chronic illness. Tom was born September 22, 1946, the oldest of five children and the only son to the late Glenn Allen and Ida Mae Powers Michener. He attended Bowling Green State University. After working several management positions for several retail stores, Tom found his passion as a realtor and worked in the Southside Richmond area.Tom was a former member of the Jaycees and an active member of the Chester Rotary Club where he served for several years as Sergeant at Arms and helped coordinate events such as the annual “Grilling on the Green”.
Remembering the life of Thomas Alva Michener Lee Cooper 2019-10-20 04:00:00Z 0 Member Concern,Obituary,Rotarian,Sympathy
Alamo Addiction Recovery Center Service Project Lee Cooper 2019-10-19 04:00:00Z 0 Alamo,Rotarians-At-Work,Service Project,Volunteer

ChesterFest 2019

Posted by Lee Cooper on Sep 28, 2019
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Rotarian John Philipkosky is holding down our Rotary booth at ChesterFest 2019. Rotarians worked all day meeting members of the community telling them about Rotary and how we support our community. We also raffled off two great prizes for people to win.
ChesterFest 2019 Lee Cooper 2019-09-28 04:00:00Z 0 ChesterFest,Community Event,Rotary
Welcome Rotarian Rachel DeGraba Lee Cooper 2019-08-21 04:00:00Z 0 Membership,New Member,Pinned,Rotarian,Sworn In

District Governor Visit Award Meeting

Posted by Lee Cooper on Aug 21, 2019
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District Governor Clenise Platt visits Chester Rotary Club to talk about the future of our district and help present some awards. Rotarian of the year was presented to Dick Slinkard along with three new Paul Harris Fellows. Rotarian Jeff & Carolyn Jacobs granddaughter, Savannah Barfield, Hopewell United Methodist Church Kingdom Seekers, Gil Shand and Rotarian Goldie Weaver.
District Governor Visit Award Meeting Lee Cooper 2019-08-21 04:00:00Z 0 Awards,District Governor,Paul Harris Fellow
Chester Rotary Builds Cornhole Boards for Jackson Feild Youth Lee Cooper 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0 Build,Donate,Resdients,Social,Youth

Chester Supports 2019 Tri-Cities Workcamp

Posted by Lee Cooper on Jul 26, 2019
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The week of July 22-26, 2019, Chester Rotary helped support the Tri-Cities WorkCamp program by providing lunches to the students, mentors, volunteers and homeowners each day. This year, we sponsored two different crews working on two different homes. These students work all day in the sun and without air condition to help rehabilitate homes in the Tri-Cities area. They do this trough their church program and spend a week of their summer vacation to serve people in our own backyard.
Chester Supports 2019 Tri-Cities Workcamp Lee Cooper 2019-07-26 04:00:00Z 0 Habbitats,Homes,Lunches,Rebuild,Repair,Support,Tri-Cities WorkCamp
Chester Rotary Continues to Support CCPD K-9 Unit Lee Cooper 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Change of Watch (C.O.W.)

Posted by Lee Cooper on Jun 28, 2019
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Change of Watch is our end of the year party celebrating the end of another Rotary Year. Rotarian Rich Chandler and his wife Cindy were gracious to host us. There was food, fun and fellowship as we celebrated all we have accomplished. 4 Rotarians became Paul Harris Fellows and President Elect Jeff Jacobs was sworn in and gave his Inaugural Address.
Change of Watch (C.O.W.) Lee Cooper 2019-06-28 04:00:00Z 0 Awards,C.O.W.,Celebration,Change of Watch,End of Year,Fellowship,Party,Paul Harris Fellow
Youth Take Over Our Weekly Rotary Meeting Lee Cooper 2019-05-29 04:00:00Z 0 LC Bird,RYLA,Robohawks,Students
2019 Dictionary Project Lee Cooper 2019-05-24 04:00:00Z 0 CCPS,Dictionary Project,Donate,Elementary Students
Rotary Night at the Diamond Lee Cooper 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio,Flying Squirrels,Support
Welcome Rotarian Vitto Lauretano Lee Cooper 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0 Membership,New Member,Pinned,Rotarian,Sworn In

H.O.G.

Posted by Lee Cooper on May 09, 2019
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Happening On The Green (H.O.G.) is an annual community fundraiser event sponsored by The Rotary Club of Chester each May on a Thursday from 5:00-8:30 pm. Although the format and history has changed over time, the fun and community participation has not. Each year we have a catered BBQ meal, Hotdogs, Ice Cream, Cookies, Popcorn, Drinks and All You Can Drink Beer. We always have live entertainment, vendors and activities for the kids.
 
Our event is rain or shine, and for the most part, we luck out. The event is held in the Chester Village Green in Chester, VA. Planning normally starts in February so if you would like to participate or sponsor the event, check back on our site in February.
 
We look forward to seeing you and your family at next year's event!
 
All proceeds from Happening On The Green go to support local charities in your community
H.O.G. Lee Cooper 2019-05-09 04:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Event,HOG,Happening On the Green

President Elect Jeff Jacobs Attends Chesapeake PETS

Posted by Lee Cooper on Mar 02, 2019
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President Elect Jeff Jacobs spends the weekend training. Chesapeake PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) brings together more than 200 club Presidents-Elect from four districts surrounding the Chesapeake Bay: Rotary Districts 7600, 7610, 7620, and 7630. This dynamic training event provides a unique experience of learning from Rotary leaders, sharing with peers, fellowship, and enhancing qualities of leadership.
President Elect Jeff Jacobs Attends Chesapeake PETS Lee Cooper 2019-03-02 05:00:00Z 0 PETS,President Elect,Training
Happening On the Green Lee Cooper 2019-02-26 05:00:00Z 0 GOTG,Grilln' On The Green,HOG,Happening On the Green,Sponsorship,Tickets
Meeting CANCELED Lee Cooper 2019-02-20 05:00:00Z 0 Inclement Weather,Meeting Canceled,Snow

Chester Rotary Sends Local TDHS Student to R.Y.L.A.

Posted by Lee Cooper on Feb 17, 2019
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Chester Rotary sponsors local Thomas Dale High School student, Darius Sterling, to attend R.Y.L.A. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
Chester Rotary Sends Local TDHS Student to R.Y.L.A. Lee Cooper 2019-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Stuff Book Bags

Posted by Lee on Aug 22, 2018
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On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Chester Rotary supported The YMCA's Bright Beginnings Program by stuffing over 100 book bags with school supplies for needy elementary students. The YMCA Bright Beginnings program ensures children in our community are prepared and confident for the school year by providing them with school supplies. They are also given quality time with their Shopping Buddy as they look for two new outfits, shoes, socks, underwear, a new jacket, and share a meal.      
Rotarians Stuff Book Bags Lee 2018-08-22 04:00:00Z 0 Book Bags,Bright Beginnings,CCPS,Elementary Students,YMCA

Chester Rotary Supports Tri-Cities WorkCamp

Posted by Lee Cooper on Jul 23, 2018
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The week of July 23-27, 2018, Chester Rotary helped support the Tri-Cities WorkCamp program by providing lunches to the students, mentors, volunteers and homeowners each day. This year, we sponsored two different crews working on two different homes. These students work all day in the sun and without air condition to help rehabilitate homes in the Tri-Cities area. They do this  trough their church program and spend a week of their summer vacation to serve people in our own backyard.
Chester Rotary Supports Tri-Cities WorkCamp Lee Cooper 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0 Habbitats,Homes,Lunches,Rebuild,Repair,Students,Support,Tri-Cities WorkCamp
Chester Rotary Awards Scholarship to Malachi Talbert Lee Cooper 2018-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

CCPD K-9 Sign Ceremony

Posted by Lee Cooper on Apr 10, 2018
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Chester Rotary Sponsors Chesterfield County Police Department K-9 Unit. On Tuesday, April 10, Chester Rotary Club was invited out to the county fairgrounds by the CCPD K-9 unit for the official hanging of our sign.

 
CCPD K-9 Sign Ceremony Lee Cooper 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0 CCPD,Dogs,K-9,K9,Police
Ramp Projects Lee Cooper 2018-04-07 04:00:00Z 0 Charity,Handicap Ramp,Ramps

Dictionary Project

Posted by Lee Cooper on Mar 05, 2018
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Chester Rotary provides all 3rd grade students at local elementary schools dictionaries. Every year, Rotarians in Chesterfield County provide all 3rd grade students with their very own personal dictionary to take home and use.
Dictionary Project Lee Cooper 2018-03-05 05:00:00Z 0 Dictionary Project,Elementary School,Students
1st Fridays Reading Program Lee Cooper 2018-02-02 05:00:00Z 0 1st Fridays,Marguerite F. Christian Elementary School,Reading Program
Local High School Student Attends District Conference Lee Cooper 2017-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 District Conference,Interact,Thomas Dale High School
Chesterfield Food Banks Gets A New Roof Lee Cooper 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0 Chesterfield Food Bank,Grace Lutheran,Roof

Chester Rotary Sponsors L.C. Bird HS Robohawks

Posted by Lee Cooper on Aug 16, 2017
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Chester Rotary is a proud sponsor of L.C. Bird High School's Robohawks. Officers came to our weekly meeting to give us an update on their success from the 2016-2017 school year and what we should expect in the 2017-2018 school year. Pictured is past president Leanne Rohlk presenting the officers a check.
Chester Rotary Sponsors L.C. Bird HS Robohawks Lee Cooper 2017-08-16 04:00:00Z 0 LC Bird,Robohawks,Sponsorship

Fool For Art at John Tyler College

Posted by Tammie Hanna on Mar 20, 2016
Chester Rotarians will be hard at work serving burgers and hot dogs at Fool For Art at John Tyler College in Midlothian on April 16th.  Be sure to stop by and see us!   Click this link for full details about Fool For Art !
Fool For Art at John Tyler College Tammie Hanna 2016-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Chester Rotary Club Wins District 7600 Foundation Awards Tammie Hanna 2015-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Ft.Lee Awards Rotarian Pete Adler Tammie Hanna 2015-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Chester Feeds Workcamp Crews Tammie Hanna 2015-09-16 04:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Update Tammie Hanna 2015-08-13 04:00:00Z 0
Bird High School Robohawks Tammie Hanna 2015-08-12 04:00:00Z 0
2015 Chester Rotary Membership Tammie Hanna 2015-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
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