Congratulations to Jonathan DeLoatche of Williams DeLoatche, P.C., on becoming the new Chesapeake Rotary Club President for 2020-2021.
“It is truly an honor to preside over such a prestigious club and work with so many great individuals in the process. During these difficult times, it is my sincere hope that the Chesapeake Rotary Club will continue to thrive and keep providing the help to those in Chesapeake who need it the most,” stated Jonathan.
The Chesapeake Rotary was founded on June 26, 1967, and has a rich history of serving the city. The Rotary motto is to "Service Above Self." We seek to better the City of Chesapeake through the following events, programs, and services:
- Community Events: Chesapeake Wine Festival, Chesapeake Christmas Parade, Coats for Kids, Chesapeake First Citizen Dinner
- Vocational Programs: Strive Mentoring & Scholarships, Outstanding Student Scholarships, First Citizen Award
- New Generations Service: Rotary Youth Exchange
- International Service: Orphan Helpers-Honduras
Membership in a Rotary club requires available business or professional classification opportunities as well as an invitation and sponsorship by a member of the club. Sometimes an individual cannot be invited or sponsored for membership.
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.
Membership in a Rotary club offers several benefits, including:
- Effecting change within the community
- Advancing business and professional contacts
- Developing leadership skills
- Gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues
Through Rotary International’s service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant effect on the quality of life in its community. Rotary Foundation programs offer opportunities to form international partnerships that help people in need worldwide. Some 1.2 million Rotarians in 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe.