It was a giving week at Chesapeake Rotary Marcelo Isaak 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Dean of Regent University Law School visits the club Marcelo Isaak 2019-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

Another Successful Wine Festival in the books

Mother nature cooperated, we had a sunny and warm day for our 10th Chesapeake Wine Festival.
The Chesapeake Rotary Club thanks everybody that participated to help us raise funds to benefit local non-profit organizations.
Another Successful Wine Festival in the books Marcelo Isaak 2019-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Chesapeake Wine Festival October 12th Marcelo Isaak 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
District Governor visits the club Marcelo Isaak 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary member Jon Berry is featured in the Virginian Pilot Marcelo Isaak 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
2019  First Citizen Award 2019-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
2018 First Citizen Award 2018-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

Chesapeake Rotary Plant a Tree Project

The Chesapeake Rotary Club will be creating a Rotary Forest at the Deep Creek Park for the benefit of future generations of families and Park Visitors.  The Forest will be laid out in the shape of a Rotary Wheel and will populated with hardwood trees.  This is a perfect opportunity to join with us and plant a tree.  The tree may be dedicated to honor or remember a loved one, special person, service club or organization.
Click HERE for the Tree Project Order Form
Chesapeake Rotary Plant a Tree Project Jamaila Melchers 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Nominations now being accepted for the 2018 1st Citizen of Chesapeake Award J. Melchers 2018-02-13 05:00:00Z 0

Chesapeake Wine Festival Sat. October 14th

If you are not able to fit that vineyard tour in this year, don’t fret! Wines from Virginia’s finest wineries as well as fabulous wines from around the world will be available for tasting at the Eighth Annual Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival on Saturday October 14, 2017 from Noon – 6:00 pm at the Chesapeake City Park.
This event will benefit the community charities of the Rotary Club of Chesapeake. Entertainment by Lewis & Kayce McGehee and 504 Supreme, vendors, craft beer garden & more. Special Pricing on Tickets and Table till August 31st.
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Rotary Social Thursday at Cinema Cafe 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Merry Christmas

Over 300 Coats for Chesapeake Kids.
  A Merry Christmas message from our club to you.
Merry Christmas 2015-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
One Million Dollars to Charity 2015-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District News 2015-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Christmas Parade Sat. December  7th

The Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade is 36 years old.  The Parade’s Co-Chairs are Rotarians Anthony Draper and Mike Love.  This year’s parade is sponsored by the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  The theme is “I'll Be Home for Christmas" .  The Chesapeake Rotary Club is proud to partner with the City of Chesapeake in this 36 year old tradition.   Please see the links below for registration.
The Parade for 2019 is Saturday December 7th at 6:00 p.m.  The parade begins at Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Battlefield Blvd. and ends in front of City Hall on Cedar Rd.
Applications must be submitted by 10/15.  Upon confirmation, registrants will receive the following on the confirmation page and e-mail:
This year's theme is "I'll Be Home for Christmas".  Please *NOTE* the following: 1) if using a generator, please have a fire extinguisher on board.  2) please DO NOT honk your horns in the "television filming area" due to television sound levels.  3) this is a night-time event, please make sure floats and other entries are WELL-LIGHTED to be seen on the streets.  4) the application fee, upon acceptance, is NON-REFUNDABLE! (RAIN or SHINE)
Rotary Christmas Parade Sat. December  7th 2015-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Festival Thank You Luncheon

On Wednesday November 18th, 1pm at the Chesapeake Conference Center is our Wine Festival Thank You Luncheon for Sponsors and Rotarians. Plus, we will present the checks to our Charities from this years festival.
Wine Festival Thank You Luncheon 2015-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in the Community - Otis Meekins

Did you Know ?
Our Past President Otis Meekins is active in the Khedive Shriner's Drum and Bugle Corp.
The group marches in numerous events all across the region.  Here is Otis pictured at the  Priority Automotive Charity Bowl at Old Dominion University this spring.
Rotarians in the Community - Otis Meekins 2015-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

November Rotary Social

Rotary Club Social Seafood Boil
Sunday November 15th  Noon until


Mike Love's Home
225 St. Brides Road
Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.  Bring food and drinks to enjoy a day with other Rotarians and spouses.
PLUS - Plenty of TV's to watch the Redskins lose to the Saints and the Cowboys lose to the Bucs in real time.
November Rotary Social 2015-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Wine Festival Tickets 2015-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

Wizard of Wood to speak at Club Wednesday

Jim Calder, Jr.’s   family line is a heritage of artists including the world renowned sculptor and painter Alexander Calder. He is a world recognized wood carver, sculptor, artist, painter, and visionary of comical as well as, serious works ranging from “Roscoe” his hillbilly friend to the creation of the “Calder Doors” that were carved for a competition in Italy and were sold to a private collector in the United States.
Wizard of Wood to speak at Club Wednesday 2015-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

Hope That Leads To Healing - Rotarian Tom Dana

Two countries and more than 3,000 miles separate Chesapeake, Virginia, from San Salvador, El Salvador. Despite the distance — and cultural divide — Virginia resident Tom Dana doesn’t let it stop him from impacting lives.  Read a great story Tom and our Club.
Hope That Leads To Healing - Rotarian Tom Dana roland 2015-09-05 04:00:00Z 0


Watch Out ! .. the drones are coming.  Joe Fuller will have you looking up on September 2nd at our club meeting
Drones roland 2015-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Festival Kick Off

Highlights from Our Wine Festival Kick Off Meeting
We were thrilled to award Harry Blevins an Honorary membership to our club,  Congressman Randy Forbes spoke and special presentations to Priority Automotive and WVEC.
Wine Festival Kick Off roland 2015-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Web Teks Honored by Inside Business as Best Places to Work 2015-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

Randy Forbes to Speak at Wine Festival Kickoff on August 26

Please mark your calendars for our 2015 Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival Kickoff luncheon on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 1pm at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Congressman J. Randy Forbes will be our guest speaker.
At our kickoff we will recognize our major sponsors, announce our 2015 Charities and welcome the 2015 chalets owners. We look forward to a great kickoff starting at 1pm on August 26th
Randy Forbes to Speak at Wine Festival Kickoff on August 26 2015-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

ODU Rugby Coach Mike Herron to Speak on Wednesday

Old Dominion University Rugby is a 45-year collegiate rugby program in Norfolk, Virginia, with many players moving on to play for the Norfolk City Blues and other clubs in the Mid-Atlantic. Ranked #7 in DII by Rugby Magazine at the end of the Fall 2014 season.
ODU Rugby Coach Mike Herron to Speak on Wednesday 2015-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
August 5th Board Meeting and Meeting at Marriott roland davis 2015-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Three New Members Inducted

We welcome three new members to our club at last weeks meeting. 

Erica Viola - Sponsored by John Maddux
Robin Samuel - Sponsored by Maggie Lowery
Sandy Cartwright - Sponsored by Mike Love.
Three New Members Inducted roland davis 2015-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

John Henry Martin To Receive Crystal Benefactor Award

Our District Foundation Chair Jim Proebsdoffler will be presenting John Henry Martin with the Crystal Rotary Benefactor Award at our meeting on Wednesday at the Marriott.
The award recognizes John Henry's committment to the Rotary Foundation by his bequest of over $10,000 to the foundation.
Congratulations to John Henry on his dedication and service to Rotary.
John Henry Martin To Receive Crystal Benefactor Award roland davis 2015-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Norfolk State Football Coach To Speak on Wednesday

On Wednesday at the MARRIOTT we welcome Coach Latrell Scott, head football coach of Norfolk State University
Latrell Scott was named the 17th head football coach in Norfolk State history on Dec. 16, 2014. 

Scott comes to NSU following an outstanding two-year run as head coach at Virginia State University. Scott directed the Trojans to a 19-4 record and two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Northern Division regular-season titles in his two seasons in Petersburg. The Trojans never lost to a CIAA team under Scott’s direction, going a combined 15-0.
Norfolk State Football Coach To Speak on Wednesday 2015-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Ross Morgan receives District Presidential Citation Roland Davis 2015-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Our Club Community Projects 2015-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

Pilot Editor Speaks at Club

Great interest today at our meeting on the impact and direction of the Virginian Pilot in our community. We were honored to have Steve Gunn , the new editor, as our speaker.
Pilot Editor Speaks at Club 2015-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

Steve Best named First Citizen of Chesapeake

Mr. R. Stephen Best, Sr. has been named Chesapeake 's First Citizen for 2015 by the Chesapeake Rotary Club. The award will be presented to Best at a banquet to held at the Chesapeake Conference Center on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
For Detailed Information CLICK HERE
For Ticket Order Form CLICK HERE
Steve Best named First Citizen of Chesapeake 2015-07-07 04:00:00Z 0

New Year, New Officers, New Website

Today we start our new Rotary year. President Chip Chappell and his new board of directors are ready to lead our club.
Also, we are working on a new website. This ebulletin is a new feature of the website. It will make it easier to communicate with all our members and provide detail and links that we have not been able to provide. 
The temporary website link is
Please realize this is still being built, but suggestions are welcome. 
Below you will see our speakers for July. Plus Jeb Britt has announced our next Rotary Social on Thursday July 16th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Big Ugly Brewery in Great Bridge. 
Hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July holiday.
New Year, New Officers, New Website 2015-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Paint Your Heart Out

“Paint Your Heart Out” day will involve the exterior painting and repairing of 15 homes in Chesapeake.  The effort will include donations of money and material from a variety of banks, businesses, and individuals, as well as hands on participation by church groups, clubs, military personnel and other civic and service organizations.
Since its inception in 1991, Paint Your Heart Out (PYHO) has been an incredible success and has exemplified Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self.”  This event has attracted thousands of volunteers and has aided almost 500 homeowners in the City of Chesapeake.  Recipients, who are often unable to maintain their own homes, are ecstatic with the outcome; and volunteers benefit knowing that they’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

500 Volunteers | 15 Homes | One Day

In our 24th year of Paint Your Heart Out, our club brought together over 450 volunteers who would work across the city on the homes of our deserving homeowners.  PYHO is Chaired by Michael Love and begins in December with the Home Selection committee.
Our Home Selection committee visits homes on a carefully crafted list of qualifying homeowners, and selects those in need of repair and painting.  Upon approval of the home owner, a Rotarian Coordinator is assigned, and matched with a Paint Team staffed by a local organization partner, ie. a church, business, civic group.
The Rotarian Coordinator and Paint Team Captain begin the planning process in March, and it culminates on the third Saturday in April with Paint Day when all 15 teams volunteers meet at Chesapeake City Park at 7 am for breakfast (provided by McDonalds), before heading out to their respective houses across the city.
The teams take on every manner of project from painting and gardening to minor repairs.  We even have some teams that undertake large scale projects every year replacing doors, windows, roofs, and siding.
We provide a program T-Shirt, breakfast, lunch, and a catered after-party.  We utilize Facebook for marketing the success of the project, and host the teams for a thank you luncheon in May to review “Before and After” pictures.  This year, articles in the Virginian Pilot, news coverage from WCTV, and radio ads highlighted the program.
Some of the event sponsors have included: The Courthouse Café, Panera Bread, McDonald’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Home Depot, Lowes, and various other businesses in the community.
To be eligible for the “Paint Your Heart Out” program, a homeowner(s) must
  • Live in the home
  • Be age 62 and older
  • Have an annual income not exceeding $16,000 ($25,000 combined).
Disabled homeowners and those with exceptional circumstances may also qualify.
Please contact us for SPONSORSHIP and DONATION opportunities!
Paint Your Heart Out! Chesapeake is in its 25th year of painting and sprucing up of the exterior of homes for the elderly and disadvantaged in the City of Chesapeake.
The Chesapeake Rotary Club, over 100 members strong, is an organization of Chesapeake business and professional leaders dedicated to providing services to the community in keeping with the Rotary motto, “Service above Self.”

Paint Your Heart Out Amy Renee Sizemore 2015-05-10 04:00:00Z 0