The Villages-Evening, FL, USA

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Service Above Self!

The Early Years[edit]

The Rotary Club of The Villages-Evening is a member of Rotary International. District 6980 is composed of clubs in the five counties of Central Florida. The Villages-Evening club was chartered on June 16, 2012.

Societal Contributions-Avenues of Service[edit]

The Rotary Club of The Villages-Evening enjoyed an auspicious beginning in March of 2012 when a group of current and prospective Rotarians gathered on the porch of Bonifay Country Club after learning there was an interest in forming an evening club in The Villages. Thanks to the hard work of several local Rotarians, a group worked quickly to hold an inaugural meeting on March 19 at the Waterfront Inn.

First-year President David Lewis stated that the new club would be involved with the entire community in fundraising events to provide scholarships, feed the poor and help veterans as well as other worthwhile causes. Those predictions were realized in the club’s first year when we collaborated with four major community charities to sell chances on a Prius C, a project which netted over $64,000 to be divided among those charities.

To enhance the development of relationships among club members, numerous social events as well as fundraisers a Mystery Dinner and the gala Cooking with Vodka benefitted charities and shared the Rotary message with others in the community.

In its second year under President Mary Anne Ashworth, the club looked at a more hands-on approach to helping those in need within the community. Members contributed their time and donations throughout the year to support various charitable organizations. Even in its infancy the Rotary Club of The Villages-Evening has impacted the lives of its members and hundreds of others throughout the community, a mission which the club intends to support and grow.

Community Service[edit]

International Service[edit]

Youth Services[edit]

Events[edit]

Club Recongition[edit]

  • Presidential Citation 2013-14
  • 100% Participation in EREY 2013-14
  • Top District Contributor to The Rotary Foundation 2013-14
  • Spirit of Rotary – Above and Beyond Award 2013-14 – Carolyn Willette

Presidents[edit]

2012-2013 David Lewis 2013-2014 Mary Anne Ashworth 2014-2015 Jesse D. Turner
2015-2016 Thomas Grady Reed, III 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020

Events[edit]

Meetings and Information[edit]

Please join us at our weekly meeting!
Wednesday of each week at 5:30 pm
Lake Miona Recreation Center

1526 Buena Vista Blvd
The Villages, FL 32162 USA

Directions: Location is on Buena Vista Blvd. heading South, North of CR-466A.

Contact us at
Rotary Club of The Villages-Evening
P.O. Box 1509
The Villages, FL 32158-1509 USA

Phone: 352-250-2400
Email the Club

District[edit]

District 6980

Club Virtual Presence[edit]

Club Website

Categories[edit]