The 2019 Rotary District 7570 Conference is Hosted By the Rotary Club of Warren County

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Special thanks to

  • George Karnes, District Governor

  • Brian Barbour, District Conference Steering Committee Co-Chair, Past President, Rotary Club of Warren County

  • Melanie Barber, District Conference Steering Committee Co-Chair, Vice President, Rotary Club of Warren County

  • Rob Grimm, District Conference Steering Committee Treasurer, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Warren County


History of the Rotary Club of Warren County

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Not every club has a rubber chicken as its mascot, much less three of them with their own wardrobes! That is just one of the many unique characteristics of the Rotary Club of Warren County, Virginia (formerly the Rotary Club of Linden). Since we were chartered on April 6, 2005, our club has been making a difference in the lives of our community, district and world.

Our club is known for its fun and for its service locally, within the District, and around the world. Our service projects have included building a community playground and shelter, a van for seniors, a greenhouse for developmentally disabled adults, renovation of spaces for mothers escaping domestic abuse, upgrading the playground at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School, and providing assistance to our local men’s shelter. We have also support our local food bank, St. Luke Community Clinic, Samuels Public Library, United Way, and the Humane Society of Warren County.

Our club reaches around the world by supporting a favela (slum) school in Brazil; funding projects in Africa, the Middle East and Bangladesh to provide clean water and eliminate disease; and providing school supplies to an orphanage in Liberia. We sponsor international exchange students in cooperation with Rotary Youth Exchange.

We give back to our community youth with three annual scholarships to students at Skyline High School. We also sponsor Interact clubs at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School, Skyline High School, and Skyline Middle School.

We raise funds through two major events: our spring Anniversary Gala and, our new event in September, a High Tea. We also receive generous support through local businesses and community members who sponsor us. Our service projects are funded by the proceeds from these events.

Our club has a history of strong leadership and involvement at the District level, including two District Governors, three Assistant Governors, District committee chairs and club members on numerous District committees. We have a proud tradition of winning Gold Club recognition, Rotary Presidential Citations and numerous awards at the District Conference.