The Friendly Richmond Rotary Club

We are a diverse group of people from business, the nonprofit sector, and government who share a common goal: to create lasting change within our world and ourselves. To learn more or visit one of our weekly meetings, please contact our president, Stacey Street-Spight.

PROJECTS

It’s what you do, not what you say, that counts. And we do a lot.

MEMBERS

Who we are and how to get in touch: find out in our Members Directory.

MEETINGS

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re keeping physically distanced but staying socially connected.

Richmond Rotary Events

Vitalant Blood Drive

On September 9, 2020, Richmond Rotary’s Community Services Team sponsored a Blood Drive with Vitalant at Richmond Parkway YMCA (formerly known as the Hilltop YMCA). We collected 37 units of blood that can assist at least 111 people. Another drive is tentatively scheduled for February 2021.

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Peres Elementary School

Each year, we raise $100 for each teacher at Peres Elementary School to pay for supplies and everything they need to teach their students virtually. Our efforts impacted 27 teachers this year. Rotarian Erle Brown’s late wife, Phyllis Peres Brown, was the granddaughter of the man who donated the land to house Peres school. After she passed away, Phyllis left Rotary a matching gift of $10,000 to be used to enhance teaching and learning at Peres.

Here is an article about our work in the Richmond Standard:

The Billboard

Richmond Rotarian and Director of the Richmond Museum of History, Melinda McCrary, is challenging you to a trivia game. She invites you to take close look at the historic mural by famed artist Victor Arnautoff and see how many Richmond landmarks you can identify. “Special insider tip just for my fellow Rotarians. Bonus points if you can locate the image of Hitler!”

Whether or not you accept Melinda’s challenge, we encourage you to take a couple of minutes to learn about the art work commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1941 for the new post office at 1025 Nevin Avenue. It portrays pre-war Richmond and the contributions that organized labor to the city’s growing prosperity.