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Fourteen anglers catch 132 fish during the 2024 Rotary Fishin’ Frenzy

The club’s annual catch/photo/release tournament concluded on Saturday, May 18, after some hard competition and changes on the leaderboard in its final days. James Cottrell of Charlotte County won first place and longest fish, Bill Perutelli of Buckingham County finished second, and Brandon Cottrell of Farmville finished third. This year’s tournament was two weeks long and anglers could fish any…

Update on Farmville Club’s Rotary Global Grant

The Rotary Club of Farmville was awarded a three-year Train the Trainer Rotary Global Grant in August of 2022.  We are very excited about all that has happened to this midway point in the grant cycle.  The focus of the grant is to bring the first certification course (S.T.A.B.L.E.) for medical professionals who care for medically challenged neonates, be they…

2024 Fishin’ Frenzy

Catch bass, win money, support local charities! Fish any public waterway in central Virginia May 4th through 18th.* $700 in cash prizes! Registration is just $50 and all proceeds will go to the many non-profit organizations that Rotary supports in central Virginia! Find more information here.

Taste of Farmville, 18th year!

For those who have never participated, Rotary’s Taste of Farmville is a unique event for our community that serves as a signature fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Farmville. It’s a great opportunity for our local eateries, food trucks, restaurants, caterers and amateur chefs to showcase their culinary skills to the public. Music will be provided by members of…

Heart of Virginia Free Clinic wins community grant

We awarded our second $5,000 community grant this year to the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic to fund a program to purchase dental appointments for uninsured free clinic patients from local dental care providers. The appointments will include: cleaning, fillings, extractions, and prescriptions for pain and infection. This year the Club was blessed with 12 outstanding grant applications totaling requests for…

District Governor inspires our club

On Thursday, September 7, District Governor Rudy Garcia visited the Farmville club for a board meeting and regular lunch meeting. At the board meeting, he actively listened to our upcoming plans and asked questions, shared statistics about the club’s membership, and brainstormed ideas for recruiting and retaining new members. During the lunch meeting, DG Rudy was the meeting’s speaker, and…

President Shaunna presents goals for the year

On July 20, newly inducted Club President Shaunna Hunter spoke to the lunch and happy hour clubs about her goals for the year. She organized her thoughts for the year into four categories. The first was By-Laws Revision. It has been a number of years since the Farmville club revised its Constitution and By-Laws, and it is good practice to…

Update on our Honduras Global Grant

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Train the Trainer Grant In August of 2022, Rotary International approved a Train the Trainer Grant to be implemented over a three-year period.  The Merendon Rotary Club of San Pedro Sula and the Rotary Club of Farmville have partnered on this grant, with Friends of Barnabas Foundation being the implementing organization.  Here is a quick update…

Fishin’ Frenzy winners!

Area fisher folks enjoyed competing for prize money and supporting our Rotary club in the bargain. The awards ceremony took place Saturday, May 13, 2023. We thank everyone who took part. Proceeds from the week-long tournament will benefit non-profits in central Virginia. Photos by Jennifer Fraley.