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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

2018 -2019 Theme announced

Monday, January 15, 2018
RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”

Foundation Dinner 2017

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

Monday, November 6, 2017
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to implement life-changing projects that empower youth, enhance health, promote peace and advance communities locally and internationally. District 7600 has a strong tradition of Foundation giving. Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) Diane Hageman and District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) Chuck Arnason challenged District 7600 to grow the District’s contributions to The Rotary Foundation. In the Foundation’s centennial year, District 7600 crashed through previous giving records. District 7600 set new records in annual giving, total giving and in per capita giving. The new high water mark for per capita giving was the 28th best of the 532 Districts in the worldwide Rotary organization. While records are nice, the real impact of District 7600’s generosity is measured in the difference it is making in the world. With each dollar raised District 7600 makes good on our core beliefs: that we can make a difference, that we have an obligation to do so, and that working together, as well and as efficiently as we can, is the only way to effect real and lasting change.

A primary example of this impact is the PolioPlus effort. Rotarians have raised heroic sums, along with its partners, to eradicate the scourge of polio from this world. Rotary started this polio eradication program PolioPlus in 1985, and in 1988 became a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation later became a partner, too. Since the initiative launched, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 37 cases in 2016. Rotary has contributed a total of more than $1.7 billion — including matching funds from the Gates Foundation — and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from polio. In 2017, the total of active cases has been reduced to less than 50% of the 2016 total. Rotary has committed to raising $150 million over the next three years, which will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, yielding $450 million for polio eradication activities, including immunization and surveillance. As we march toward zero cases of polio, District 7600 will be in the mix. Our District’s Rotarians will provide money, leadership and inspiration in achieving this goal.

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District 7600 Governor-elect Susan ZW from the Lawrenceville Rotary Club and her husband Zach at the 2018 Rotary International Assembly in San Diego with Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin and his wife Esther. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming District Events

District 7600 Pre PETS Requires Registration
January 27th 2018
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District 7600 President Retreat Western Portion of District Requires Registration
January 27th 2018
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District 7600 President Retreat Eastern Portion of District Requires Registration
February 3rd 2018
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DTTS-District Team Training Seminar Requires Registration
February 9th 2018
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District Team Training Seminar (DTTS) Requires Registration
February 10th 2018
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February 17th - February 19th 2018
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GMS - Foundation Grants Management Seminar
March 24th 2018
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Duke/UNC Rotary Peace Conference
April 7th 2018
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Webinar - Global Grants
April 21st 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 .