We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Fredericksburg Baptist Church
1019 Princess Anne St
(use 1016 Caroline St entrance)
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
United States
 
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
ROTARY CLUB PRESENTS ITS 2018 ETHICS AWARD
Allen Harrison, Owner and President of Battlefield Homes, Fredericksburg, was presented the 2018 Ethics in Business Award on June 27th at the annual installation banquet for the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club.  This award is given annually to a local business person who demonstrates the highest ethical standards in his or her business practices and adheres to the Rotary Four-Way Test.  Harrison was recognized for his honesty, integrity and the way he treats his customers in a fair and caring manner.  In addition to receiving the ethics award, Harrison was named a Paul Harris Fellow, which carries a $1,000 donation in his name toward the eradication of polio, production of clean water and the promotion of peace worldwide.
The club was officially chartered as the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary club on June 19, 1985, which makes this year our 33rd anniversary.  Our Club is very fortunate to have seven active Charter Members, and they joined with another local Charter Member (and former Rotarian) at our morning meeting on April 18, 2018 to celebrate and be recognized.  Left to Right: Roy Strohl, Joe Wilson, Dick Ayers , Sam Harding,
Keith Wampler, John Coker, and Blanton Massey.
 
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of RI's peace centers.  Are you interested in earning a master's degree or professional development certificate at a premier university?

The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg club sent a team of Rotarians to El Progreso, Honduras earlier this year to build a Habitat for Humanity house.  Member Dietmar Weslin stayed in the home of Dr. Nardelio, a member of the El Progreso Rotary Club.  While there,  Dr. Nardelio shared with Dietmar their hospital's need for a medical ventilator.  Dr. Nardelio estimated that between 35 and 40 lives could be saved annually by having this device.  Thanks to Mary Washington Hospital's generosity, Dietmar, along with member Fred Rankin, secured a donated ventilator.  Club member Tom Carlson, team leader for the mission trip, shipped the ventilator to Dr. Nardelio on the 18th of July.