Sister Cities International is excited to host its 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA July 14-15!
It will be held at the Colonial Heritage Golf Club (same place as last year). We will start at 4 PM with registration and cash bar, followed by our delicious buffet then the presentation of District awards, special recognitions and the installation of our next District Governor, John Padgett. Online registration on the DACdb will be open soon. Please join with me to celebrate our year!
To assist with this we have obtained special pricing and will be offering "END POLIO NOW" tshirts for sale in our district through July 24.
The price of the shirt is $10 for sizes S-XL and $12 for 2XL-4XL (cash or check only).
With your purchase of a tshirt you will again be providing support to the campaign as $1.00 of the purchase price will be donated to the end polio now fund. This too will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation.
Even if you are not going to be attending the game please consider supporting the new fundraising opportunity with a shirt purchase!!!
In partnership with Rotary International, the Host Organizing Committee invites you to join us in Atlanta, Georgia - 10-14 June 2017. With the spirit of true southern hospitality, we wish to welcome Rotarians from around the world to experience everything Atlanta and the American South has to offer. For more information about hosted events, volunteering, sponsorship, and general committee information, contact us through our HOC Contact Form.
The convention will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. For complete registration information, please visit http://www.riconvention.org.
Joel R. Rubin APR is President of Rubin Communications Group, a local public relations, advertising, video productions, media training and internet consulting firm. Rubin Communications Group provides services to a host of organizations in such fields as energy, real estate, technology, law, workforce training and banking.
Cape Henry Rotary Club Foundation honors and awards local charities for their incredible, life-changing work within our community. Because of your gifts and support through Oyster Crush Charity Fundraiser, this is made possible. We thank you.
Host Rotarian: Jim McEwan presents Aaron C. Spence, ED.D., Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Dr. Aaron Spence has served as Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) since June 2014. As Superintendent, he oversees the operation of 86 schools (serving almost 68,000 students) as well as all administrative support functions for the school division. As has been the case throughout his 23-year career, Dr. Spence leads with his passion for both public education and for providing all students with the best possible opportunities in school. His commitment and leadership were key factors in his selection as the 2018 Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
In this same spirit, Dr. Spence has taken on leadership roles in the community, joining the boards of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (Virginia Beach division), United Way of South Hampton Roads, Opportunity, Inc., the Access College Foundation and the Public Education Foundation. In January 2017, Spence was the recipient of the Creating Unity in Our Community “Lead Like King” Award for his leadership of the division’s work to ensure equitable access to resources and rigorous courses for every student, every day.
Dr. Spence’s work in Virginia Beach has led to national acclaim. He has been asked to present at conferences for the National School Board Association and the American Association of School Administrators. He was a contributor to Dr. Mark Edwards’ 2017 book, “Thank you for your leadership: the power of distributed leadership in a digital conversion model.” In addition, in 2010, Dr. Spence was selected as an Emerging Leader by ASCD (formerly Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and invited to participate in its national leadership program.
Dr. Spence came to VBCPS after serving as superintendent of Moore County Public Schools in North Carolina. During his tenure there, he launched a divisionwide digital learning initiative designed to puta digital device, such as a laptop or tablet, in the hands of every student and teacher. He and his staff worked strategically to improve the school district’s End of Grade Proficiency Scores. Officer and Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Chesterfield County, Virginia, as well as principal of Deep Run High School in Henrico County, Virginia. Spence began his career in 1994 as a French and photojournalism teacher in Stafford County Public Schools.
He attended the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor’s degree in French studies, a master’s degree in secondary education and a doctorate in educational administration and supervision. Dr. Spence is a proud graduate of Green Run High School in Virginia Beach.
He and his wife, Krista, have six children; Bella (Isabella), Mattingly, Christopher, Kristianna, Ian Captain Sirois has been married to his wife Jennifer since 1994, they currently reside in Chesapeake, VA and have two children; Kyle and Piper.
Colin is dedicated to keeping Virginia Beach the safest city of its size. Colin is proud to serve as a member of the Board on both the Virginia State Bar’s Client Protection Fund Board – and the Chesapeake Bay Alcohol Safety Action Program. Additionally, Colin belongs to the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL).
For more information go to: www.colinstolle.com/meet-colin
At Virginia Wesleyan College, we will plant a tree in honor of the late Bill Joseph, a longtime Cape Henry Rotarian and a 41-year employee of VWC. You are all invited.
VWC is located at 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. The tree planting will occur behind Godwin Hall (the main administration building). A link to a campus map is here: https://www.vwc.edu/about-us/campus-map.php
Host Rotarian: Armond Reich presents Captain Scott Sirois, CO, NOAA Marine Operations Center, Atlantic
Captain Sirois will share about the NOAA's current role in the universe and the effects of climate change.
SPEAKER: James W. Zobel—Archivist, Author and Curator of the MacArthur Memorial hosted by Dave Zobel
James Zobel, published historian has been an archivist of the MacArthur Memorial since 1993. Join us as he shares his in-depth knowledge and experience documenting the history of one of the most colorful, controversial, and image conscious military figures of the twentieth century.
Recognizing outstanding career and volunteer public safety personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty.
Chief Administrator, ODU Center for Economic Analysis & Policy; Assistant Professor, ODU Strome College of Business
Dr. Barbara Blake Gonzalez will share with the club the center's research process and methodologies creating The State of the Region Report of Hampton Roads.
Dr. Waranch is a Clinical Psychologist in private clinical practice in Virginia Beach. He specializes in psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic testing of teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and life adjustment problems.
Training includes a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Richmond, Masters Degree in Experimental Psychology from University of Hartford, and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Virginia Consortium- William and Mary, EVMS, ODU and NSU. Over the years he has been Chief of Psychology, Supervising Psychologist, Program Director and Practice Owner.
Dr. Waranch is Immediate Past President of Seton Youth Shelters. Today's address is based on his experience as clinical supervisor of doctoral students in clinical training on site at Seton.
He has been a member of the Seton Board since 2001 and practices as a Children's and Family Psychologist. He will be speaking about the history, backgrounds of abuse and the family conditions of the youth (ages 9-17) that we provide shelter and counseling for 24-hours-a-day without charge. Seton Youth Shelters is the only shelter option for youth throughout the Hampton Roads region.
Hosting Rotarian: George Diefendorff
Hosting Rotarian: Hank Kellam
Hosting Rotarian: Tim Barrow (Details to follow)
Hosting Rotarian: Liana Fleming
Speaking on Light Rail Now/ VB Connex - Hosted by Jeremy Caleb Johnson
Last meeting before the event.
Brief meeting with Board members following general meeting.
Host: John Skirven