Or you may attend one of our meetings. The cost for meals is $28.00, however these are waived for prospective members.
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Ken Karr has once again done a magnificent job organizing vocational month. Here are just a few of the thank you notes we received from students who took advantage of the Dominion Virginia Powers Career day.
•To be the healthiest work environment
- Be a model therapeutic environment with people with intellectual disabilities, emphasizing empowerment, interdependence, and mutual respect of all community members
- Evolve with the changing needs of the individuals with intellectual disabilities within the community and beyond
- Value work and foster creativity through artistic crafts, stewardship of the land, and daily community life
- Promote efforts in the stewardship of the land to acknowledge the reciprocal relationship between human health and the natural environment
- Encourage the integration of community members into the larger society through participation in cultural, educational, recreational, religious, and volunteer programs
- Rely for its financial resources upon family support, the spirit of volunteerism, and private funding
- Support and encourage the talents and individuality of community members from diverse educational, national, ethnic, and social backgrounds
Jon Peterson, John McCauley, and Rich DeMong along with Rotary members from Albemarle, and Blue Ridge, and five Rotaract Club members mulched new and old bushes that we planted a year ago, planted new bushes by Shelter 2 of McIntire Park and helped install two new benches made by Butch Gridley. The weather was perfect for gardening on Friday, April 12, 2013.
This week our Club was visited by the GSE Team of police officers from Western Australia, Australia. The four officers are are Sergeant Paul Daly, Constable Aaron Biggs, Constable Jeromy Jones, Sergeant Gerald Murphy, and First Class Constable Taryn Werrett.
They regaled the Club with stories of their personal lives, professional lives, and of Western Australia, which is 22 times bigger than Virginia.
Jim Berry was the team leader for the Piedmont Rotary Council. Jim Berry and Jim Peterson drove the GSE team down from Northern Virginia and more than halfway to their next Club in Tappahannock. Tom Dunnells, Duane Snow and Rich DeMong hosted the Australians and took them to and from their many stops during their stay in Charlotteville. The GSE team spent time with one of the local police departments (UVa, Charlottesville City, or Albemarle) during their Vocations Day. John Griffin, Michael Semanik, and Jim Peterson escorted and drove the Australians on several of their excursions. Finally, Jeff Gould talked to part of the GSE team about Drug Court while the others visited with the Executive Director of the Shelter for Emergencies.
You can follow the GSE Team on Facebook (RotaryGroupStudyExchange2013Virginia). They have posted some great photos and blog posts.
The Rotary Club of Charlottesville was proud to welcome the newest incarnation of Rotaract at the University of Virginia. Leon Lin and Narin Limlengart, both members of Rotaract inducted Kevin Lim, Victoria Tran, Shivangi Singh, Yashvardhan Rajgarhia, Jairus Ang, Martin Ying. There are hopes that under the guidance of Chris Wilcox-Elliot and the hard work of the members the club will be a great success story.