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District 7600 Conference

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Please Come Join Us For

September 22 – 24, 2017

Meet the District Governor 2017- 2018

John was born in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with Distinction. After leaving the University of Virginia, John continued his education at the Washington & Lee School of Law where he wrote for the Law Review and graduated with a Juris Doctorate.

John began his legal career with the firm of Jett, Berkley, Furr and Padgett in Norfolk, Virginia as a maritime attorney.  The firm merged with McGuireWoods, LLP, an international law firm with over 1,000 lawyers in 21 offices. John currently serves as the managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Norfolk office and is the head of its Transportation Industry Team.

District Happenings

Message from Our District Governor

By: John David Padgett

Thank you for the honor of serving as the District Governor for District 7600 during the 2017-18 Rotary year. We have inherited a strong District. Immediate Past District Governor Diane and her team have shown how Rotary Can Serve Humanity. The clubs and Rotarians in District 7600 are passionate about the mission of Rotary. We continue to actively raise money for the Rotary Foundation and our Rotarians have improved our communities through innovative and impactful projects. We embrace the relationships that are created through Rotary. Now, it is our time to serve as stewards of this great experience. 


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Hurricane Harvey Update

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 By: Charles A. Arnason

The devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey cut across four Rotary districts in South Texas and Western Louisiana. District 5930 (South Texas) saw the initial land fall, Followed by District 5890 covering the Houston area and District 5910 where Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur are located. It also raised havoc in Western Louisiana, home of District 6200. We felt that the best way to address the widespread nature of this disaster is to collect contributions in our District 7600 Donor Advised Fund (DAF) for distribution across the whole area.

We know that a disaster of this magnitude will require our financial assistance for months into the future,” says District 5930 Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara. The district disaster relief committees in the affected areas are in the best position to provide support where they believe it can best be used. District 7600 will collect disaster relief contributions throughout the month of September and make an equitable distribution to the four districts mentioned above.

Make checks payable to "Rotary 7600 DAF" and mail them to:

4140 Duke of Gloucester Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23321


If you are interested in immediate support of the hurricane victims, Rotary’s partner “ShelterBox” has a response team on the ground in Texas to assess the need for emergency shelter in Houston and other impacted areas. “ShelterBox” is positioning tents, school kits, blankets, groundsheets and solar lights near the hurricane-devastated region as it communicates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state agencies to determine urgent shelter and aid needs. They are also providing tents for use as ‘privacy tents’ to be pitched within the convention centers housing families that have been evacuated.

If you have questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact me. We are “Rotary: Making a Difference.

Yours in Rotary Service,


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Upcoming District Events

2017 DISTRICT CONFERENCE Requires Registration
September 22nd - September 24th 2017
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Zone Institute 2017
October 10th - October 15th 2017
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Interact Training Conference
October 21st 2017
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World Polio Day
October 24th 2017
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Interact Fall Training Conference
October 28th 2017
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The Foundation Banquet
November 9th 2017
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Community Service

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International Service

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Youth Service

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