Tuesday, March 22, 2011

United States Air Force: Mission, Core Values, Capabilities

Meeting: Monday, March 21, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen,

The Warwick Rotary Club hosted a very inspirational speaker last night. Colonel Matthew H. Molloy is responsible for a wing composed of two groups and eight squadrons, including two F-22A fighter squadrons; holds four Masters degrees; has won nine major awards and distinctions and is a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours in the F-15 and F-22. 

The mission of United States Air Force is to "fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."
US Air Force core values:
1. Integrity first
2. Service before self
3. Excellence in all we do

Col. Malloy recited part of the Airmen's Creed http://www.airforce.com/learn-about/airmans-creed/ before he presented us the Air Force main capabilities: global vigilance, global reach, and global power.

The F-22 Raptor fascinated me (see a demo here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUdt6ZSWUsI). The Raptor is an amazing fighter airplane that flies at 800 KCAS and uses stealth technology.

If you choose to remember five things about the Raptor, please remember these: Precision, Stealth, Super Cruise, Precision Attack, and Integrated Avionics.

Page ran the meeting last night. We had four guests- thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon. 


-  The move to the Virginia Living Museum has been approved. Our first meeting at the VLM will be on June 6th.
- April 2nd: Terpsichorean (dance group) from Hampton University invited us to see them dancing and to enjoy a concert. We will meet for dinner before the event. Terri will send out details soon. 
Richard Summerville Leadership Conference took place last Tuesday. According to Terri, the event was a huge success 
- Extreme Stream Makeover: we need 10 volunteers. Please email Cleon if you are interested

Colleen Belladonna visited our club as part of her goal to visit 200 clubs in 400 days. WRC was #183. Thank you for your donations to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Next meeting: Monday, March 28-  Jerry Bischof, the site Vice President for Surry Power Station will discuss the Surry plant and nuclear generation at Dominion Power.

Protecting America's Founding River

Meeting: Monday- March 14, 2011
I hope that everyone had a great time at our social event on Sunday. Thank you for organizing this event, Hamilton!

- The club has 20 tickets to Terpsichorean (dance group & concert) on April 2nd at 7:00 PM. Let's take advantage of this opportunity to meet for dinner and enjoy a fun program. 
- The club has a blog and a LinkedIn page. Please use them both to increase awareness of our efforts and to the level of involvement in our club.

Brian Lewis with the James River Association talked about their role in preserving a scenic beauty, drinking water, and quality of life. Their role is to engage people and educate them to maintain our beautiful surroundings in a good state.
JRA Programs include:
1. Education and Outreach- developing next generation of James River guardians
2. James River Keeper- their job is to be eyes and ears for the river
3. River Advocacy- serves as a voice for the river on important issues
4. Waterfront Restoration: Extreme Stream Makeover volunteer group that designs and implements projects to support the clean-up, and long-term health of the James river watershed. WE NEED 10 VOLUNTEERS so we can be assigned a project of our own. Email Cleon for details.

They commit to take care of these projects for one year. After one year, they have to rely on volunteers to keep maintaining these sites.

For more information visit www.extremestreammakeover.org

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Water for People

February 28, 2011- The Warwick Rotary Club met at the Virginia Living Museum for a test run of the proposed new venue for the club.

Hamilton announced the Warwick Rotary Club March Madness Fundraiser. Cost: $25 per bracket and multiple brackets are allowed. 
1. Go to Yahoo.com<http://Yahoo.com>
2. Go to Fantasy Sports.
3. On the right side of the page click the sign up button under tournament pick'em
4. Select join a group.
5. Group ID is 12676
6. Password is 4waytest
7. Create bracket.

Hamilton is happy to help those who can not sign up including paper brackets for those less computer savvy.  Submit bracket to Hamilton Riley by 10am on March 17th to ensure that you are included in the scoring.

Chris Pennant honored our invitation to speak about the Water for People program (www.waterforpeople.org). Originally from Jamaica, Chris recognizes the importance of having access to safe water as it provides people means to have a human, decent life. "Every 35 seconds a child dies because of a water related disease. No child should die because they don't have proper water to drink or for lack of sanitation. " said Chris. Water for People supports the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in developing countries. Read more about WFP's economic development solutions at http://www.waterforpeople.org/programs/

Next meeting: March 14th at 6:30 PM - Brian Lewis will be giving the JRA - Extreme Stream Makeover Project presentation.