Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Some November Program Speakers & Birthday Celebrations

Guest speaker State Police Trooper Adam Dalton presents his Tactical Team stories.
Rotarian Darcus Breneman gets the all male version of "Happy Birthday".
President Elect Kitty Zuckerman looks on.

Clarke County Rotarian Dale Coumes is the program speaker. She has a heartwarming
message for all Rotarians.

New member Wendy Longerbeam tells a little about herself as a program speaker.

Gerry Kiefer, another new member, was a program speaker. She shared a little bit about her volunteer activities and looks forward to helping the Club.

Even visiting Winchester Rotarians are given special treatment.
Happy Birthday, Scott!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 23, 2010 - Supporting Sherando High School Students

It is difficult to get some folks to open their wallets...but not for Miss Kitty!

Not even Rotarian and On-line Auction Co-chair John Brubaker escapes Rotarian Kitty Zuckerman's weekly drive for scholarship funds for Sherando High School students and Interact Club members. Kitty has a $4,000 goal this year. Why is John wearing a "BEAR" hat? John won Miss Kitty's special award for his excellent job co-chairing the recently finished on-line auction for the Club and local charities. The accounting is not in yet but initial counts tell us the on-line auction was a success thanks to John, Bill Old and Wendy Longerbeam.

This weeks news

Rotary Club of Frederick County (Virginia, USA)

Today is Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Peanuts are in - Pick up and pay for your order now.
Yes! You can still order peanuts.

See Tammy Stevenson or Jim Stutzman


Please help with:
Christmas Parade Float Preparation (Nov. 28) - Call Conrad
Fireside Chat (Dec. 1) - Call Lea
Club Christmas Party (Dec. 4)- Call Erica
Suggest Potential Speakers & Programs - Call Steve

Remember the Rotary Motto: "Service Above Self"

NEXT WEEK - Another busy Rotary week

November is "Rotary Foundation Month".
Ric Van Norton is coordinating our weekly programs.
Meeting "Gatekeepers" are: Calvin Gant and Gerry Kiefer

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 1:00 pm
Christmas Parade Rotary Float Preparation
Stan and Martha Crockett's home
130 Panorama Lane, Winchester, VA 22603
Contact Conrad Koneczny for more information

All members are invited to help. Pizza & beer will be on hand.

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Old Town Winchester Christmas Parade
Come see Santa and our Rotary Club parade float

All members are invited. Watch for details where members will gather that night.

Tuesday - November 30, 2010, 7:30 am
Shenandoah University - Allen Dining Hall - Clement Board Room
Program Speaker is State Police Trooper Adam Galton

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Rotary Fireside Chat
John and Cary Brubaker's home
303 Jefferson Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Contact Lea Glembot to attend or help

All members are invited. Please call ahead - space is limited.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Christmas Party
Oakcrest Builders Office Building Basement
126 North Kent Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Contact Erika DeAzagra about attending or helping

All members and a "significant other" guest are invited.
This is an adult event and not for children.
Bring a covered dish or snack item if you can.


Rotarian magazines for about 90 years

Just click on this link:


Look up the magazine that was published the month of your birthday.
How cool is this?


Click here for photos:



Rotary Club of Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Club Number 27860 - Area 1 - Rotary District 7570
Meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 am at Shenandoah University
Allen Dining Hall, Clement Boardroom - 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601

The Four-Way Test
In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test, a code of ethics adopted by Rotary 11 years later. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our Next Few Meetings and Events

of Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Weekly e-Bulletin - Sunday Edition - November 14, 2010

Building Communities – Bridging Continents (Rotary International Theme for this year)

Time to bid! Look at our Club Auction Site: www.biddingforgood.com/fcrotaryauction

You have until November 19, 2010 - Why wait. Start bidding now.

Next meeting - Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7:30 am at Shenandoah University

Our program will feature: Julie Shiben with American Red Cross

She will be sharing donor and blood donation facts for our region.

Club members, invited guests and visiting Rotarians are welcome to attend.


November 2010 is "Rotary Foundation Month"
Ric Van Norton is coordinating our weekly programs.
Meeting "Gatekeepers" are: Calvin Gant and Gerry Kiefer

November 16 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am
Julie Shiben with American Red Cross will be sharing donor and blood donation facts for our region.

November 20 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Apple Blossom Mall - JC Penney Outside Entrance
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Jim Stutzman & Bill Old
2:00 - 3:00 pm - Jim Stutzman, John Brubaker & Walter Jagiello
3:00 - 4:00 pm - Natalie Miller & Gerry Kiefer
4:00 - 5:00 pm - Joe Myer, Marietta Walls & Ken Black

November 22 - Sherando High School Interact Club Meeting
7:00 pm Sherando High School Auditorium
Program: Induction of New Club Members
All Rotary Club members are invited - this counts as a make-up

November 23 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am
Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Collection before and after the meeting
Wendy Longerbeam and Gerry Kiefer - Newest members tell a little about themselves and why they joined Rotary
Rotary Foundation presentation by Rotarian Dale Combs
PR Committee following meeting

November 25 - Thanksgiving Day

November 30 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am
Trooper Adam Galton, Virginia State Police SWAT and EMT

December 2010 is "Family Month"
Wade Ferguson is coordinating our weekly programs.
Meeting "Gatekeepers" are: Calvin Gant and Joe Kneckel
Club & District activity and events: Christmas Party – Christmas Toy Assistance Program - Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Election of Officers - RYLA

December 4 - Saturday Evening - Christmas Party - Save the date - Watch for details

December 4 & 5 - Rotary Leadership Awards - RYLA

December 6 - Interact Club Meeting, 2:45 - 3:45 pm - Sherando High School

December 7 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - Annual Meeting & Robin Owens with Sherando High School Gifted and Talented Students

December 14 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - Stuart Williams, Director of the Boy Scouts. PR Committee following meeting.

December 20 - Interact Club Meeting, 7-8pm - Sherando High School

December 21 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - Christmas sing along with Kitty Zuckerman and John Zimet

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 28 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - No Meeting

January 2011 is "Rotary Awareness Month"
Ken Black is coordinating our weekly programs.
Meeting "Gatekeepers" are: Marietta Walls and Stan Crockett
Club & District activity and events: Area 1 Publication - Family Fun Day Planning Starts

January 1, 2011 - New Years Day

January 3 - Sherando High School Interact meeting

January 4 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - Program to be announced

January 10 - Board of Directors meeting @ Westminister Canterbury, 6:00pm

January 11 - Club Assembly

January 17 - Sherando High School Interact meeting

January 18 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - Program to be announced - PR Committee following meeting

January 25 - Breakfast Meeting @ SU, 7:30 am - Program to be announced

Happy Birthday Bill

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rotarian Richard (Ric) Van Norton USMC Retired

A Veteran provides the Veteran's Day program.
Thank you Ric!

VeteransDay Address for Rotarans
November 9th,2010

Good Morning fellow Rotarians and Guests. Each year we as Americans celebrate Veterans Day. I wonder how many of us really know anything about besides the obvious. By the definition we all can figure out it has to do with Veterans.

This morning I am going to share the history of and origination of the day that many Americans simply view as another federal holiday…or day off.

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day as a result of the signing of the Armistice that ended the fighting of World War I on the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour of 1918…November 11th,1918 at 11:00AM. When President Wilson proclaimed November 11th, 1919 as the first Armistice day, he said

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with the gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4th,1926 requesting President Calvin Coolidge to observe November 11th, with appropriate ceremonies. On May 13th, 1938 a law was enacted making November 11th of each year a national holiday…” a day to be designated to the cause of world peace and thereafter to be celebrated as “Armistice Day.”

In 1953 a Kansas shoe store owner named Alfred King began a movement to celebrate not just the veterans of a WW1 but it should be a day to celebrate all veterans…his campaign caught the attention of the Emporia Chamber of Commerce with 90% of the merchants and the board of education supporting the closing of their doors on November 11th to honor the veterans. U.S.Rep Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas introduced the bill which President Eisenhower signed into law on May 26th, 1954. Congress amended the act 6 days later on June 1st replacing Armistice with Veterans. It has been Veterans Day every since.

Although originally scheduled to be celebrated on November 11 each year, in 1971 it was moved to the fourth Monday in October to comply with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. In 1978 it was moved back to November 11th where it has remained every since.

It is my privilege to stand before you today as a veteran. I stand here as a Marine but rest assured I represent men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard as well. Every service has a distinct mission and every member is trained to be part of the team that accomplishes that mission. All services of the United States and our Allies train together in combined arms exercises all over the world to project power in defense of democracy and the interests of The United States and her allies. I truly believe we have the best trained, best equipped and most dedicated men and women defending the finest form of government the world has ever known. That’s not to say we are perfect…but we have more people trying to immigrate into the United States….legally and illegally than any other country in the world.

At one time in our history we were quite legitimately referred to as a conquering nation. Some of our country was purchased legitimately while some of it was seized or annexed by dubious means. Every piece of property occupied as a result of a successful military operation in the past 100 or so years has been returned to the people of that country. Most would argue that in much better shape than before the action that resulted in our occupation. The exception would be the 22 cemeteries in 8 countries where 125,000 Americans are interred having died there while fighting for that countries people. Today those cemeteries are meticulously maintained by the people of the countries where they are located.

In our country we enjoy freedoms that are unheard of in other countries around the world. To say they are envious is an understatement in many cases. Listen to the rantings of the Muslim extremists. For the most part every part of their lives and belief structure is dictated by their Inman or other religious head. Our forefathers were extremely cautious to ensure that we had NO state religion and that all of our people have the freedom to worship in the manner which they chose without recrimination. Our government and military services today are representative of many cultures, religions, races and beliefs….its what we are Americans that brings us together to support each other. We set the example for the world to follow….not out of fear of our reprisal but rather because of the respect they have for what our young nation has accomplished. For the ideals which our constitution set forth…and what our declaration of independence from our repressive mother country states, “That all men are created equal” is a powerful statement to the world about what we as a nation believe.

These freedoms are not free! They come at a very high price. Our Nation has sacrificed its sons and daughters, its best and brightest on the battlefields of the world to ensure that our sons and daughters, grandsons and great grand sons do not loose the freedoms our forefathers wrote into the foundations of our government… That their countrymen sacrificed their lives and fortunes for. Today so many people take these freedoms for granted. Have you watched people stand and chat while our Nations flag passes in a parade…or our National anthem is played? Have you listened to people who casually dismissed their right to vote?
Have you watched protestors burn our flag to make their point? Have they ever thought of the sacrifice that so many have made so that they could do what they do and say what they say?

I can’t help but wonder what John Adams and Thomas Jefferson would say today if they could listen to the arguments being held in the supreme court in the name of the documents they and their countrymen drafted and signed some 235 years ago?

Let us remember that it is the Veteran not the Preacher that gives us Freedom of religion, It is the Veteran not the reporter that gives us the freedom of the press, It is the Veteran not the poet that gives us freedom of speech, it is the veteran , not the campus organizer that gives us freedom to assemble, it is the Veteran not the lawyer that gives us the right to a fair trial, and it is the veteran not the politician that gives us the right to vote.

I would be remise if I did not mention the fact that the United States Marine Corps was formed on the 10th of November 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Appropriatly it was founded in a Tavern….Tun Tavern. The Continental Congress Authorized the raising of two Battalions of Marines commanded by Captain Samuel Nicholas. The first recruiting officer was Captain Robert Mullins…the Tavern owner. Two hundred and thirty-five years later the Marine Corps is known throughout the world as a premier fighting force and commonly referred to as “America’s 911”. I reported for duty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island 42 years ago to begin what became my privilege to serve this great nation and its people. As a 19 year old I had no idea what lay ahead. I thank God everyday that I had that I had that opportunity. It was an amazing experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

I thank you my fellow Rotarians and Americans for the opportunity to serve you….It has been my honor and my privilege. Lets thank every young man and woman in uniform today for what they do, without question, and without hesitation for each and every one of us.

God Bless the United States of America and Thank You Rotary for your support of peace and harmony around the world . Remember …no one hates wars more than those that shed the blood in them.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Time to go shopping for Thanksgiving giving


Each year our club has it's ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER ROUND-UP to help families in our community. What better way to help than feed a family and their children? You can see the benifit of your donation going to work right here and now by helping a local family in need.

On Tuesday, Novermber 23, 2010 before and after our regular meeting collection of the Thanksgiving Dinners will take place. A few of our members will bring their trucks and vans to help collect and distribute the meals we bring that day.

If you have any questions please call Tammy Stevenson or Jim Stutzman. If you cannot make the meeting that day and have a Thanksgiving Dinner to give call Tammy or Jim to make arrangements.

So here is what you need to bring on Tuesday morning, November 23, 2010 for the gift dinner basket:

Place all items in a box or container - this way we can be sure the complete dinner is delivered all in one package. Yes! You can bring more than one dinner or item. Extras are always welcome.


12 to 15 pound frozen turkey
1 - jar or can of gravey
1 package of stuffing
1 large can of sweet potatoes or yams
1 bag of small marshmellows
2 cans of green beans
2 can of cranberry sauce
1 package of rolls
1 frozen pie of some type

Additional items are welcome.

Additional meals are welcome.

This year the needs of our community are greater than ever. Please help our club achieve 100% with this event. We have 44 members in our club. With 100% we can help 44 families this Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Schedule

Date: November 20, 2010

Location: JC Penney Outside Entrance - Apple Blossom Mall

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Jim Stutzman & Bill Old

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Jim Stutzman, John Brubaker & Walter Jagiello

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Joe Knechtel, Natalie Miller & Gerry Kiefer

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Joe Myer, Marietta Walls & Ken Black

If you are unable to make your time slot; please try to get someone to fill in for you.

Any questions contact Candace Davenport.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

On Line Auction Underway

Rotarian John Brubaker demonstrates to the club membership how to log on and register for the On-Line Auction. Within seconds John registered President-Elect Kitty Zuckerman. She was ready to start bidding for items. The auction will be on-line until November 19th. John and Bill Old sitting in the background have been getting the word out about the auction.
Click here for the auction:

The place to go is http://www.biddingforgood.com/fcrotaryauction

Cut and paste this link and send it to 10 friends.

Bearly Enough Recognition

Go here for the On-Line Auction now underway:

Rotarian and Past President Bill Old is given the "Bear" hat today for his hard work and dedication to the On-line Auction underway. Bill along with John Brubaker have been working to make the auction a great success. The On-line Auction started November 1, 2010 and will last until November 19, 2010. This fall fundrasiser for our club benifits two local charities and provides seed funds for other club events. The charities are Healthy Families of the Northern Shenandoah Valley and the Childrens Discovery Museum. The auction event has grown from a silent auction conducted as part of the club's Family Fun Day event held each year to a stand alone event.

Take time to view the auction site, register and bid. There are plenty of great items for eveyone.
The place to go is http://www.biddingforgood.com/fcrotaryauction

Thank you Bill and John.