Helping Habitat


Great Meetings


Helping FACES


Happy Hour




Rotary Board


Club participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Once again this year, members of the club participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Over half of our club was involved by being walkers, donors, event planners, event volunteers, and some even leading other organizations in forming teams and fundraising. Our club raised about $1800 and the local Farmville Walk raised over $16,000.

Rotary members help FACES

Rotary agreed to help FACES, our local food pantry, distribute food last summer in the absence of the college students who usually help out. Then our volunteers saw the need and asked if we could continue! So now it’s a regular activity. Thanks to all! For more pictures see our Facebook page here.

Julie Flores, our service chair, helping out at FACES.
Shaunna Hunter helping.
David Smith helping.
Bill Anderson helping.

Celebrating the Club’s 85th Anniversary through Service

The Rotary Club of Farmville, founded on March 8, 1938, celebrated its 85th anniversary with members gathering to work on a Piedmont Habitat for Humanity worksite that afternoon. Four new Habitat homes are coming soon to a section of Andrews Drive in the town limits of Farmville. Club members, one of the future home owners, and Habitat employees worked together to construct front and rear walls for storage sheds provided with each house.

Framing shed walls
Framing up the shed walls
Carrying shed walls
Carrying the walls to their destination
Straightening 2x4s
Straightening the 2x4s

Three-pronged effort for Rotary 9/11 Day of Service

25 volunteers joined in the effort to serve our community for Rotary 9/11 Day of Service, thanks to the efforts of Jeff Smith, who organized the day’s events. We supported three different ventures:

  • Sarah Terry Trail and Wilck’s Lake Trail trash pickup
  • FACES Food Pantry food distribution
  • Operation Christmas Child shoebox preparation

Thanks to all who helped! Enjoy the pictures. And here’s to many more such endeavors.

Rotarians prepare to pick up trash
Smiles all around as we began picking up trash around the lake trails.
Rotarian Chance cleaning up around equipment
Rotarian Chance took care of the area surrounding the excercise equipment donated by our club a few years ago.
Rotarian Dan
Rotarian Dan showed he wasn’t afraid to clean up around less enticing areas.
Rotarians Catherine and Shaunna prepare for food distribution
Rotarians Catherine and Shaunna enjoyed preparation for the food distribution.
Rotarian Russell distributes food
Rotarian Russell proved he was quite adept at the effort as well.
Rotarian Mary and her son distribute food
Rotarian Mary, our Sargeant at Arms, proved she’s a little more lenient when her son is concerned : ).
Rotarians pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child
A good group gathered at St. Johns Lutheran to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. At the back is Rotarian Jeff, who organized the day.
Rotarians Barbara, Julie, Anne Tyler, and Jenn after packing boxes
Rotarians Barbara, Julie, Anne Tyler, and Jenn showed their camaraderie in the effort.  

Landscaping for Habitat

Rotarians helped with a Habitat build in Drakes Branch, doing some landscaping and other assorted jobs. Looks like some fun and games went on in addition to the work!

Dan, a Rotarian who works for Habitat, said the family was much in need of better housing. The ribbon cutting, below, was the following day.

Family with new Habitat home
Rotarians clown around after working on landscaping
Rotarians clowned around after the work was finished