Danville Rotary Supports Cypress Manor Residents

James McBryant spoke to our club in September.  James is the Administrator at Cypress Manor.  He informed us of their mission, recent activity, and some needs they have.  The presentation spurred our Human & Community Development Committee to have a follow up meeting and find out specifically how Rotary could help.

There were a variety of ways for our club to become involved, and we will explore more of those as time goes on.  During October & November our goal was to collect personal hygiene items and toiletries to help support the residents.  Residents of Cypress Manor are typically homeless, and in a transition period to living independently again.

Our collection ended today.  Roxanne Simmons and Jim Phillips, both of whom spear headed this effort, are shown just before taking the collection to Cypress Manor.  Thank you to all our members who contributed to this effort.

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Danny Marquez Captivates Danville Rotary Meeting

Danny Marquez Captivates Danville Rotary Meeting

Roxanne Simmons invited Danny Marquez to attend Danville Rotary’s October 18th meeting as our speaker.  I have never seen our members more captivated by a presenter as I was today.  Danny has a real passion for his work and on top of that is a fantastic speaker.  I have no doubt his impact will be great in the community he is trying to help.

Here is a video he showed that testifies to the impact he has made on one life.  I have also included a link for  Near West City Life, so you can find out more about this great organization working to improve lives in our community.

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Rotary Club Foundation of Danville’s Annual Raffle

Rotary Club Foundation of Danville’s Annual Raffle

Each year the Danville Rotary Club sells raffle tickets to raise funds for the Rotary Club Foundation of Danville.  400 tickets are sold at $50 each.   Five prizes are awarded with grand prize of $7,500 being awarded to the first ticket pulled.  Four subsequent prizes are awarded; $800, $600, $400, and $200.

There is very little expense associated with the raffle, so the majority of the remaining funds are deposited with the Rotary Club Foundation of Danville to be used for a funding a variety of grants to organizations which fit our mission.

The mission of the Rotary Club of Danville is to support local youth organizations, promote literacy, help eliminate poverty and assist all those in need within our community.

This year, our winners were drawn at our October 18, 2018 meeting.  Please view the attached video to see the results.

If you purchased a ticket this year, you have the thanks of each and every Rotary member.  We sincerely appreciate your participation and helping to fund our mission.   If you didn’t participate, check our membership listing to find a Rotarian you know and be sure you are included in 2019.

 

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Rotary Club of Danville Launches New Website & Blog!

Rotary Club of Danville Launches New Website & Blog!

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Danville’s NEW website and blog! We are excited to unveil these resources to our members, visitors and community partners.

As you peruse the new website, keep an eye out for some of these useful features:

  • Our Impact – This page showcases just a few of the ways the Rotary Club of Danville successfully contributes to our own community and all over the world
  • Leaders and Members – These pages provide access to the latest list of leaders and members of the club, including contact email addresses. These pages are automatically updated from DACdb, our membership database.
  • Committees – This page provides an overview of all the committees in the club, an excellent resource for people considering membership and regular involvement in the Danville Rotary.
  • Membership – Interested in learning more about membership? Information and a new online membership form are now available online.
  • Calendar – The online calendar is automatically updated from the DACdb database, keeping members and visitors informed of all of the latest events.
  • Blog – We now have a weekly blog! Please subscribe (on the right) to receive notifications when we post a new blog. Subscribers will be the first to:
    • learn about new projects and opportunities
    • be notified about weekly events
    • read posts from members and guests

Stay tuned for our next blog post!

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