Posted by Bob Blevins on Jun 28, 2017

Bob BlevinsOn behalf of the members and directors of The Rotary Club of Lynchburg, please allow me to extend my warmest greetings to visitors to our website. We hope that you will find its content informative, and the works of The Rotary Club of Lynchburg and of Rotary International, both in our community and in the world, inspiring and motivating.

The Rotary Club of Lynchburg, now in its 101st year, is one of Rotary International’s oldest and most distinguished clubs. We have engaged in diverse projects; from habitat builds to skate parks, to the club’s legal adoption of a family of seven children shortly following its 1917 founding.

Perhaps the most exciting of our current initiatives is the funding and placement of solar lighting units in schools and hospitals in the east-central African nation of Malawi. We are even now raising money toward that effort. In September of this year, three of our club’s members will travel to Malawi to oversee their installation.

The inspired brainchild of our immediate past president, Marie Waller, we recently launched Rotary Bingo at the City Aviary. The success of that event exceeded expectations, and as such we plan to host Rotary Bingo at periodic intervals. The proceeds of this event were and will continue to be used to purchase books for rising second graders in the Lynchburg City school system.

Among our signature events is our annual luncheon at which we honor high school senior men and women from each of the City’s schools, in consideration of these students’ exhibited ethical behavior in conformity with Rotary International’s own ethical principles.

Our club meets at Oakwood Country Club at noon, generally on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The venue is inviting, the Oakwood staff is friendly, and the food is superior. Often we invite business and community leaders to speak to the club during meetings. Occasionally we hold a “club meeting,” at which we discuss business and share ideas. We welcome prospective members to our regularly scheduled meetings.

The Rotary Club of Lynchburg extends an invitation to individuals who are genuinely interested in considering membership in our club to follow the link under the "Connect with us" tab and send us an email. We will get back with you shortly.

Please enjoy browsing our website, and join us in celebrating our second century of service.

Bob Blevins, President
The Rotary Club of Lynchburg