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Peninsula Rotarians took part in a morning ritual at the school--shaking hands with students as they come in from busses. Looking someone in the eye, saying A visit to An Achievable Dream Apr 19, 2017 On April 19th, as school was getting starting, several Rotarians of the Peninsula Rotary Club visited An Achievable Dream Academy on 16th Street in Newport News. An Achievable Dream is a unique, nationally-recognized organization with the goal of taking "at risk" students and giving them not only an education, but also a set of values and a set of social skills to put them on a path toward becoming successful and productive members of society.
Here is a collection of Peninsula Club Rotarians, dressed in their finery for the Tennis Ball.  They are Jeff Stodghill, Adam Duncan, Danny Carroll, Debra Flores, Pat Resto, Paul Szabo, Ray Spencer, Elizabeth McCoury, Steve Adams, John Frantz, and Kevin Yeargin. An Achievable Dream Tennis Ball, 2015 Nov 21, 2015 On November 21, 2015, a beautiful Saturday evening, the Tennis Ball for An Achievable Dream was held. This is the premier event in the Peninsula Rotary Club's year.
Members of the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club visited the Heredia Rotary Club in Costa Rica May 6th and 7th. Costa Rica Trip, 2015 May 6, 2015 In Early May of 2015, three members of the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club visited with the Heredia Rotary Club in Costa Rica. Their mission was to get to know them (a new "partner" club to us), and to see what projects they had identified as possible joint projects. Going on the trip were Ray Spencer, Danny Carroll, Kevin Yeargin, and Nhu Quach (Nhu is Kevin's wife).
An achievable Dream Tennis Ball 2013 Nov 16, 2013 An Achievable Dream's 21st annual Tennis Ball was held November 16th. As the premier event on the Peninsula Rotary Club's calendar, it was no disappointment this year.
The venue for the 2013 District Conference was the Hampton Roads Convention Center. District Conference 2013 Oct 5, 2013 Peninsula Club Rotarians were out in force for the 2013 District Conference at the Hampton Roads Convention Center--not merely attending, but in the limelight.
Ray meets the director (principal) of El Llano School, where a water treatment station was installed as part of our last project. Costa Rica 2013 Mar 11, 2013 In early March of 2013 three Peninsula Rotarians, two representatives of our Interact Club at Peninsula Catholic High School, and one Rotarian daughter went to Costa Rica to meet with our partners, the Escazu Rotary Club, to see our newly-completed water treatment project and to help plan our next international project. They enjoyed themselves a bit, as well.
An Achievable Dream Tennis Ball 2012 Oct 27, 2012 An Achievable Dream Tennis Ball 2012 took place under the threat of a hurricane, but nevertheless it was well-attended and a success.
Peninsula Rotarians took part in a morning ritual at the school--shaking hands with students as they come in from busses.  Looking someone in the eye, saying A visit to An Achievable Dream Sep 19, 2012 On September 19th, as school was getting starting, several Rotarians of the Peninsula Rotary Club visited An Achievable Dream Academy on 16th Street in Newport News. An Achievable Dream is a unique, nationally-recognized organization with the goal of taking "at risk" students and giving them not only an education, but also a set of values and a set of social skills to put them on a path toward becoming successful and productive members of society.
Here is the group as they were about to leave us and head for the Eastern Shore and the Exmore Rotary Club.  This photo is by Nelson Kelley of the Oyster Point Rotary Club. GSE Brazil 2012 Sep 12, 2012 A Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from southern Brazil visited our area in early September 2012. They were in our area for three full days and two half days. Planning and support for the visit was a joint effort of the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club, the Newport News Rotary Club, the Warwick Rotary Club, the Yorktown Rotary Club, and the Oyster Point Rotary Club.
Christmas Party 2011 Dec 3, 2011 For the second year in a row our Christmas party was held at the home of David and Cathy Miller.
An Achievable Dream Tennis Ball 2011 Nov 12, 2011 The Tennis Ball, in support of An Achievable Dream and co-sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club, is the highlight of the Club's year.
With plenty of help, laying the pavers went faster than expected. Paving at the Boundless Playground shelter Jul 9, 2011 In 2005, Rotary International was 100 years old. As its "Centenial" project, the Peninsula Rotary Club built a picnic shelter for Newport News' "Boundless Playground," a playground in Deer Park that has the advantage of letting disabled children use and enjoy the same playground equipment as their friends and siblings. The club is now putting the finishing touches on its second picnic shelter at the playground. On July 9th the floor of concrete pavers was installed.
The cookware sets were given to landslide victims at a nearby school. Landslide response Nov 15, 2010 When a devastating landslide struck our friends in Costa Rica, the Peninsula Club and the Escazu Club took action quickly.
Escazu landslide Nov 4, 2010 A deadly and destructive landslide in Central America brought havoc to an area that the Peninsula Rotary Club was familiar with--in Escazu, Costa Rica.
A beautiful setting, an exquisite meal, great deals at the silent auction, an exciting live auction, a Mini Cooper given away free, and an outstanding organization--An Achievable Dream--to support: a very satisfying evening. Achievable Dream Tennis Ball 2010 Oct 23, 2010 The Tennis Ball, in support of An Achievable Dream and co-sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club, is the highlight of the Club's year.
The question-and-answer period after the presentation was lively, and continued until we had to vacate the room for the next breakout.  120 people attended the breakout. Montreal 2010 Jun 22, 2010 The Peninsula Rotary Club presented their Carmen Lyra project at the Rotary International Convention in Montreal, June, 2010.
PHF Social Sep 26, 2009 At Scott Stolldorf's home we celebrated 17 new Paul Harris Fellows, and the fact that our club is now a 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow club.
The school held many fund-raising events to get enough money to buy the fabric from which the dancers' costumes were made. Carmen Lyra Ceremonies Aug 10, 2009 On their trip to Costa Rica in early August of 2009, a delegation of ten from the Peninsula Rotary Club attended a dedication ceremony for the Carmen Lyra project, a joint project of the Peninsula Club and the Escazu Club of Costa Rica.
On Tuesday morning before going to the airport, the Peninsula Club treated the Escazu hosts--those who had taken us into their homes--to breakfast at Casa de las Tias, an outstanding bed-and-breakfast that we had discovered several years ago. Visit to Escazu, 2009 Aug 10, 2009 This album shows our visit to the Rotary Club of Escazu, Costa Rica, except for the celebrations at Carmen Lyra School.
And, of course, most of us can't resist the famous Spare time in Costa Rica Aug 10, 2009 On our trips to Costa Rica, we do not avoid enjoying what the country has to offer.
Rotaract at Bayport Scout Reservation Seven members of the CNU Rotaract Club were given a day at the Bayport Scout Reservation.
  Costa Rica
Rotarians and children in front of the school at Fila de Guayabo in 2000. Costa Rica Visits Some photos taken on our trips to Costa Rica.
Achievable Dream Tennis Ball 2007 At the Achievable Dream Tennis Ball, the major event of the year for the Peninsula Rotary Club
Schooner Alliance On October 18, 2008, members of the Peninsula Rotary Club and their families took a cruise on the schooner Alliance from Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing. We sailed on the York River with good food and fellowship--the weather was gray, but the mood was not.
Carmen Lyra Construction Photos of Matching Grant #64659, our project with the Escazu Rotary Club in Costa Rica to provide sewage treatment facilities for the Carmen Lyra School, in an impoverished neighborhood near San Jose.
The dining hall. Tennis Ball 2008 At the Achievable Dream Tennis Ball, the major event of the year for the Peninsula Rotary Club
New and multiple Paul Harris Fellow awardees Charter Night 2009 Our 2009 Charter Night celebration at the Hampton Yacht Club.
Carmen Lyra Renovation Our partner club in Costa Rica, the Escazu Rotary Club, has done much at the Carmen Lyra School besides our joint sewage treatment project. Their work helped to change the attitude of the school administration, and led to a government grant for some additional rehabilitation. The school then went from "the dirtiest school in the valley" to a winner of a national award for their caring for the environment and caring for the children's well-being. The first (tall) photo was taken before renovation.
RSVP 2009 On March 18th the Retired and Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Virginia Peninsula held its annual appreciation luncheon honoring volunteers aged 80 and over. Members of the Peninsula Rotary Club assembled the meals onto plates, and the Interact Club of Peninsula Catholic High School served the meals to the seniors present. Peninsula Rotary participates in this luncheon each year--the idea is that for one day we will serve for those who have served others each day except this one.
The breakout teams each presented their work to the reassembled seminar. The Richard Summerville Leadership Seminar Sponsored by five local Rotary Clubs and the CNU Rotaract Club, the Richard Summerville Leadership Seminar at CNU was set up to provide leadership training to university students.
Installation of Officers 2009, Colonial Downs On July 12, 2009 the 2009-2010 slate of officers was sworn in during a ceremony at Colonial Downs racetrack. We had good food, good fellowship, good weather, good racing, and some people won some money.
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