Beth Crickenberger, a retired Waynesboro teacher, visited our club to encourage people to sign up again this year to work one-on-one with a student at William Perry who needs extra help in reading or math. She described the previous success of the program as well as the importance of the relationships that develop between the tutors and students. This fall the program will run from October 10th to November 14th. Volunteer tutors can set up their own times to work between 8:30 and 11:30 AM or 12:30 to 2:30 PM or they can be part of anafterschool tutoringgroup on Mondays and Wednesdays between 3 and 4 PM. Beth emphasized that scheduling is very flexible if you have conflicts. Training sessions are scheduled on August 22 (9-10) or August 29 (3:30 to 4:30) but Beth assured us that classroom teachers will supply all the materials needed for each session. David Balser testified to how much he enjoyed tutoring last year, especially playing the math games with his student. Please contact Beth at 540-241-4960 or firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested. A spring session is planned as well.
Janet Balser, Director of The City of Staunton Victim/Witness Program operating out of the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, paid a us visit along with Murph, the Staunton Court House Facility Dog. Janet saw the value of having a canine companion dog available as a source of comfort for witnesses or victims of crimes when they are called upon for an interview by court officials or for a court appearance. These are stressful situations for anyone, but especially for children who have suffered abuse or witnessed terrifying events. Janet applied about five years ago for a dog and was accepted for a two week training program in 2017 when she was introduced to Murph and given responsibility for his care. Canine Companion dogs begin their training at birth and are then passed on to puppy raisers who continue their training and socialization up to the age of 16-18 months. Murph’s mellow nature made him particularly suited for his role. He was named for Lt Michael Murphy, a navy seal who received a medal of honor for his service in Afghanistan. He has been tested and met the standards set by Assistance Dogs International and has become a beloved member of the Balser household.
Tim Martin (Commonwealth Attorney for Augusta County) shared his concerns about the amount of litter he sees along Augusta County roads. He and Caleb Kramer described plans for a new program designed to reduce litter and at the same time provide an alternative to the traditional ways of handling minor offenders. Caleb already works with VDOT and supervises community service crews assigned to clean up county roadsides, but the new Pre-Charge Diversion Program should be implemented soon. Officers will be able to assess the seriousness of a minor crime and offer the offender a chance to work on a cleanup crew rather than fining them or asking them to appear in court. In addition, plans are in the works for a citizens’ awareness campaign that will involve among other things, signs around the country reminding people to keep Augusta clean and partnerships with the public schools. Caleb encouraged club members to contact him at 540-254-7826 if they see areas that are in need of cleanup.
On June 14th the Waynesboro Rotary Club held its annual Paul Harris Awards lunch on the stage at the restored Wayne Theatre in downtown Waynesboro. 46 members of the club have contributed to the Rotary International Foundation since July 2017 and members who had donated at least $1,000 received pins and special recognition. Jim Hyson and Nancy Whitlock (future District Governor) made the presentations as follows:
1st year pin and medallion: Francine Johnston
2nd year pins: Rebecca Shin, Quay Parrott, Andy Matherly and Steve Howlett
3rd year pin: Mitch Lawrence
4th year pins: Darrell Weaver, Chad Hatter and Bob Driscoll
5th year pin: Branch Hammock
6th year pins: Dick Schilling and Sarah Scott
7th year pins: Sarah Scott (for District Conference contribution), Tim Quillen and Bill Watkins
Pin and medallion for new member Michael Meadows in honor of his father Gene Meadows who was a member of our club for 30 years
Special award to Jason and Eylshia Perdieu in recognition of their service
Recognition to Paul Harris Society members: Tracy Aitcheson (Past District Governor) and Judy, Brett Hayes, Paul Dana, Doris Hulvey, Nancy Whitlock
Kathleen was our club's first woman president from 1994-1995.
A little about Kathleen: Kathleen lives in Waynesboro with her husband and retired judge Bill Heatwole. They have two children: Daniel (Lindsay) Heatwole and grandson, Thatcher and a daughter Anne-Ryan (Jay) Sirju.
- Current Club Membership Chair 2017-2019
- Past Club President 1994-1995
- Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
- Sustaining Member
Founding Board of Hospice of the Shenandoah
Founding Board of Adult Day Care Center
Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association – Healthcare Advocacy Committee
2016 Dennis Burnett Community Excellence Award – Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce
Waynesboro Community Hospital/Augusta Health. 1980-2016: Vice President Planning and Development
Published healthcare journal author: Edgar C. Hayhow award for best article of the year in the Journal Of Healthcare Management
Health Services Management Textbook: co-author of chapter on Strategic Planning
Mary Ann was the second woman to join our Rotary Club on April 1, 1988
- Secretary of our club for 14 years
- Past Club President 2013-2014
- 110% Governor's Award 2010-11
- Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
- Perfect Attendance Since: 2000
- Sustaining Member
- Skelton Fellow
A little about our Wonder Woman: Mary Ann is a life-long resident of Waynesboro. She's coming up on her 50th year in her beautiful home on Jefferson Avenue where she raised her two daughters, Sharon and Terry. She's blessed with two grandchildren (Ada and Woody), a great-granddaughter (Keaton) and one great-grandson expected this spring!
Mary Ann plays bridge, loves to read, and spends a great amount of time cooking and baking treats for her countless local friends when she is not fighting off the bad guys.
- Chairman of the Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce Board. The 2nd woman to hold this position at that time
- Past President of the Waynesboro Business and Professional Women’s Club
- Chairman of the Virginia Heart Association Board. Her name is on the cornerstone of the Virginia Heart Assoc. building in Glen Allen
- Member of the Office of Youth Board and was President her last year active with them
- Received an Outstanding Leadership award for organizing and training 3,500 people in CPR with Steve Sundane in 1979
- Waynesboro Outstanding Women of the Year in 1980
- Treasurer for the United Way Board of Directors for 12 years
- Commissioner for Redevelopment and Housing for 32 years
- President of South River Development since its beginning
Doris Hulvey was the first woman to join our Rotary Club on March 1, 1988
- Currently serves as a Trustee of Waynesboro Rotary Foundation
- Currently serves as a the Chair of World Community Service and serves on numerous other committees
- Past Club President 2013-2014
- Chaired a Global Grant valued at $400.000
- Chair for District Conference and Rotary International Convention attendee (Atlanta)
- Paul Harris Fellow (3 rubies) and a Paul Harris Sustainer
- Received the 110 Percent Award- Area 4 at District Conference
Past President of the following:
- Shenandoah Valley Art Center
- Boys & Girls Club
- Garden Club
- Alpha Delta Kappa
- Waynesboro Woman's Club
- Waynesboro Country Club Board
- Member of JMU College of Education Executive Advisory Committee and others
- Chair of Church Council for Main Street United Methodist Church
- Salvation Army
- Beverley Street Studio School
- Wayne Theater, Frontier Culture Museum
- Williamsburg Foundation
International traveler Germany, France, England, Bulgaria, Romania, Ireland, Switzerland, Turkey, and others. She enjoys learning the social and intellectual behavior patterns of other communities and people.. Shared in projects to the Philippines, South Africa, Haiti, and Malawi.
Nancy L. Whitlock has been selected to serve as District Governor of Rotary District 7570 in the 2020-2021 Rotary year. She will follow George Karnes and Tim Carter.
Nancy has been a very active member of the Rotary Club of Waynesboro since 2004, and served as President 2010-2011. She was Aide to DG Tracy Aitcheson- 2007-2009, and the Assistant Governor of Area 4- 2013-2016. Nancy previously served on the District Foundation Grants Committee- 2008-2011. She was GSE Team Leader to Northern Italy in 2012, and served as Vice Chair of the District GSE Committee, 2017. Nancy is currently Chair of the District Training Team for 2017-2018.
A little more about Nancy. She has been a nurse (RN) for 42 years, working in hospitals, coordinating community health care, and teaching nursing in community colleges and university programs. Nancy is currently the Clinical Coordinator at the Augusta Regional Free Clinic in Fishersville, VA, the best job she’s ever had! She closed her health care staffing business, PRN Staffing, to go to work at the Free Clinic. She is very active in her community, especially with the Waynesboro Salvation Army, where she is an Advisory Board member and Chair of the Public Relations and Development Committee.
Please help our club in congratulating Nancy. Thank you Nancy for taking on such a huge role in supporting our great District!
WHEN: TUESDAY OCTOBER 24
WHERE: BASIC CITY BEER CO 1010 E MAIN ST WAYNESBORO
5:30 – 7:30 PM
$10/ PERSON FOR 1 CRAFT BREW AND SUPPORT FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
(Additional beer and food available for purchase)
Since 1985, Rotarians worldwide have been united in the effort to eradicate Polio, and, even though it’s no longer present in the USA, it still exists in a few countries around the world. It’s Rotary’s signature “cause” and we need your help to finish the fight. Rotary has created a Pints for Polio event to raise funds for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.
This campaign builds on the Rotary Foundation commitment to another three years in the End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign. And more importantly, the Gates Foundation will triple donations to the Polio campaign.
So each dollar will get matched 2:1 thanks to the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That’s right: Every $100 will turn into $300 of support for global eradication of polio!
This social fellowship and fund-raising event is an Area-wide Rotary Club sponsorship – 5 clubs getting together for fun and a great cause. So let’s show our Club’s support! Attendance at this event will count as a make-up, so please join us for a great evening of fellowship and an opportunity to help end polio!
On September 28, 2017, District 7570 Paul Harris Society Coordinator, Lee Beam presented Nancy Whitlock with her certificate of membership to the Paul Harris Society. We are so proud of Nancy and recognize her as a role model for our membership. In addition to her generous financial commitment, Nancy has dedicated her service to Rotary. She is Past President (2010-2011), Past Assistant Governor District 7570, and Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate, a Major Donor to the Paul Harris Society and has had Perfect Attendance since 2006.
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.
The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by presenting them with a certificate and chevron at a district or club event.