Rotary Club of Fluvanna County recognized for achievement

Press release

The Rotary Club of Fluvanna County was recognized on July 19 by outgoing District Governor (DG) Judy Cocherell at the Rotary District 7600 2020-2021 Change of Leadership and Awards event.

The club received “Best of” awards for Club Website, Community Service, Public Image, Rotary Education, Rotary District Foundations, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Vocational Service and Youth Service.

Additionally, the were recognized as a Governor’s Circle Club and Immediate Past President Dr. James Kelley was recognized with the “Outstanding President’s Award.”  Finally for the first time ever, the Rotary Club of Fluvanna County was awarded the “Governor’s Cup” for the Rotary Year 2020-2021. This award goes to the Rotary Club in the District who achieves excellence in multiple areas such as the ones listed above as well as New Member Attraction, Member Retention, and overall Community Impact.

Over the past 18 months, the Fluvanna Rotary Club has been actively serving Fluvanna County. Listed below are just a few of the things the club accomplished since March 2020:

  • Provided $1,500 worth of facemasks for the community;
  • Purchased $7,000 of new equipment for MACAA including a new refrigerator, handheld radios, and scales and food bags;
  • Food and toiletry drive for Meals on Wheels which yielded over 600 pounds of food and $500 in cash donations;
  • 4 food drives for MACAA which yielded 34,000 pounds of food and over $12,500 in cash donations;
  • The Rose Deborah Altschull Endowment for Youth, as part of our Fluvanna Rotary Foundation supported children in need through Central and Carysbrook Elementary Schools.
    • Operation Warm provided 162 winter coats;
    • Shoes for Success provided 86 pairs of shoes;
    • Provided 200 children’s facemasks.

The Club did all of this while holding meetings virtually on ZOOM.  Additionally, the Club launched what started as a weekly Fluvanna Community Townhall Meeting where citizens could log in and hear updates for our county leadership including the county administrator, school superintendent, the director of social services, the sheriff and the Blue Ridge Health District.

We are happy to announce that we will be returning to hybrid in-person/ZOOM meeting on March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Monticello Fire Department’s Maple Room. You are cordially invited to attend as we get back into the swing of in-person meetings.  Just send an email to or call 434-442-4044 for more information.

Submitted by Erin Chapman, webmaster and public image co-chair, and Rudy Garcia, executive secretary, Rotary Club of Fluvanna County.


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