Nelson County, Virginia
By Jim Hall
The Nelson County Rotary Club met recently to present checks to local organizations for their efforts to provide services to the county and international projects.
Pictured (left to right) Jim Parr presenting the Piney River Fire Department; Rev David Cameron, Rockfish Presbyterian Church (International Project – “This Child Here”);
Jonna Clarkson, Bethany United Methodist Church, (International Project – Central American Youth Mission Water Project” ) and Stevie Ashley for the Nelson County Rescue Squad.
The funds distributed were funds raised at the Folk Life Festival at Pharsalia which is distributed back into the community.
For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the four Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity.
-Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.
-Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.
-Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
-International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
Local Rotary Clubs are made up of business and professional men and women who are interested in service to the community and the world who band together for a weekly program and fellowship. Rotary is also open to retired persons who have been in a business or profession.
The Nelson County Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 7:15 am in the Nelson Center in Lovingston, VA.