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Virginia Beach

Service Above Self

Most Thursdays at Crowne Plaza
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4453 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23456
United States
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Virginia Beach

Come enjoy dinner with us! Our club is the right size to welcome you personally and at the right time of day to accommodate your busy work schedule. We are the only dinner club in Virginia Beach, making it optimal for after-work, wind-down cocktails, comfortable fellowship with local professionals, and a tasty, hot meal. We regularly host off-site events to learn more about our community and serve local and global needs. We would love to meet you!  Email VirginiaBeachRotary@gmail.com.
 
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The Rotary Clubs of Norfolk, Norfolk-Sunrise, Virginia Beach and the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads applied for and received a grant from District 7600 to create a Nature Play area at the Norfolk Zoo, as well as act as ongoing helpers with horticulture education programs.  
 
In the photo below, the participants from left to right are: Angela Benard, Director of Development of the Virginia Zoo; Hearst Vann of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club; Lorna Cochrane, of the Rotary Club of Norfolk; Michelle Lewis, Education Manager of the Virginia Zoo; Lori Lampert, Operations Manager of the Virginia Zoo; Pamela Tubbs, Rotary Club of Norfolk; Greg Bockheim, Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo. — at The Virginia Zoo.
This is our 9th Annual Corks for Cures event. Great food will be served by The Catering Place and Wine by Mermaid Winery. Funds earned will help Rotary International eliminate Polio from Planet Earth once and for all, as well as several Local well-deserving charities. Come have some fun with us! The art gallery will be open to our guests from 7-8 p.m. There will be a jazz group headed by Jimmy Masters playing throughout the evening and a Silent Auction. Sponsorships are welcome!
Our 2017 Grantees have been announced!
Each year our club raises money through various events and fundraisers to allow us to reinvest in our nonprofit community through our grantmaking program.  Grantees will be awarded checks at our November 30 meeting.  This year, $1,000 has been awarded to each of the following programs (click on the name to learn more about each):
Read about the 2017 Brickell Scholar, Grace Jeffrey - click here.  Scholarships are available for high school students in Virginia Beach going on to post-secondary education.  Each year, the Virginia Beach Rotary Club offers scholarship opportunities to local students going on to higher education, including the E.E. Brickell Scholarship, the Jim Spore Community Service Scholarship, John J. Krueger Memorial Scholarship, Richard J. Schlimgen Memorial Scholarship, and Mike Katsias Rotary Special Needs Scholarship.  Awards range from $500-$6,000.  
There are many ways to get involved with our club and the great causes we support.  Whether it be through membership, volunteering, or financial donations, we invite you to explore your options.
 
Each year our club raises money through various events and fundraisers to allow us to reinvest in our nonprofit community through our grantmaking program. 
The Virginia Beach Rotary Club values all members of our community.  To this end, each year we present the Doors to Opportunity Award to a local business that not only employs people with disabilities, but provides support and encouragement to ensure that each team member is working to their fullest potential.  Additionally, our club presents the Special Achievement Award, which recognizes an employee within that business that has shown impressive growth during his or her time of employment, despite his or her different abilities.  
 
 
 
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children from more than 60 countries. We visited the headquarters right here in Virginia Beach and filled Smile Bags, small gifts of hygiene products and fun toys for children to have after surgery.  
The mighty King Neptune provided "following seas" to our group of members and volunteers during the 43rd annual Neptune Festival September 30-October 2.  We sold almost $30,000 in your favorite domestic brews and our proceeds will directly benefit local nonprofits through our annual grant distributions.  Last year's earnings supported 12 local well-deserving nonprofits recommended by our members.  
Long-time Virginia Beach Rotarian, Pat Bridges, passed away on October 18, 2017.  Pat had 52 years of perfect attendance in Rotary.  Click here to read his full obituary.  We'll miss you, Pat.