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Rotary International is a service organization which has bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.

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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

Foundation Dinner

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rotarians from District 7600 are awesome. Collectively they set three new records for donations made to the Rotary International Foundation. This money goes towards projects that clubs initiate in their communities and worldwide.

The records include: the district’s donations averaged $229.40 per member; a total contribution to the Annual Fund of $632,444; and the total giving amount of $791,292. In addition, the district made a contribution to the PolioPlus Fund of $146,006. As a result, District 7600 placed 28per capita out of 534 Rotary Districts worldwide!

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Message from Our District Governor

By: John David Padgett
Your District Youth Services Team just completed another successful Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Lee Muckey, Leslie Bryant and their leadership team. RYLA engaged over one hundred young people in an intense leadership experience at the Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, Virginia. The participants developed their skills as leaders while having fun and making connections. Youth Services is one of the programs that makes a significant difference on the next generation of leaders.

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Upcoming District Events

Zone 33 District Membership Chair Summit Requires Registration
May 31st - June 1st 2018
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Rotary Zone 33 - Training Seminar 2018 Requires Registration
June 1st - June 2nd 2018
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Polio Plus Baseball Game at Richmond - Flying Squirrels
June 14th 2018
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Rotary International Convention
June 23rd - June 27th 2018
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District 7600 Awards and Change of Leadership Requires Registration
July 14th 2018
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Foundation & Membership Seminar
August 4th 2018
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Rotary Leadership Institute RLI - Johnson City, TN
August 10th 2018
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Rotary Leadership Institute RLI - Rockville, MD
August 11th 2018
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Rotary Leadership Institute RLI - Winchester, VA
August 17th 2018
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Rotary Leadership Institute RLI - Martinsville, VA
August 25th 2018
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The Five Avenues of Service

Club Service

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in  and the .

Community Service

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in and this .

International Service

International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and .