Archives for October 2015

Record Crowd attends SML Rotary NITE at The RACES- THANK YOU!

With horns blaring and people cheering, the first of 8 horse races were about to commence as the Rotary Club of SML held its 8th Annual fund raiser “A Nite at the Races.”  A Nite at the Races is club’s largest fund raiser and drew a record crowd of over 200 participants.  Rotarians and their guests showed up in their finest racing attire and colorful, well designed, hats adorned both men and women. Guests at the 31 tables enjoyed appetizers, a buffet dinner, excitement in cheering for their favorite horse and of course camaraderie.

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Each of the guests were given a racing program along with “funny money” to bet on the horses entered in each of the eight races projected on a large screen at the 4H  Center in Wirtz, VA.




Assistant Fireball

Assistant Fireball

Throughout the evening over 20 door prizes were raffled off to lucky winners.  Prizes included gift certificates for wine tasting, spa treatments, restaurants,  and other prizes.  The lucky race winners also competed for ten major  race winner prizes that were raffled off.  Prizes included a ladies dress watch, golf packages, framed paintings and photographs from local artists, a taste of the lake gift certificate packages and many more.

Always a highlight of the evening is the ladies hat parade contest and this year did not disappoint. Based on the tradition associated with the Kentucky Derby,  the many participants wore colorful and creative hats reflecting a horse race theme, halloween or simple elegance. Prizes were awarded to the top three hats determined by the judges as the best of the best.

2015 NATR Hat Parade Winners


All net proceeds proceeds from A Nite at the Races will fund many of the Rotary sponsored projects in our local community.

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Jeff Schott

Jeff Schott


Colonel James Buchanan, USMC

Colonel James Buchanan, USMC



You are Invited: Nov 10th. World Greatest Meal (WGM) to help end Polio

You are invited to

Rotary District 7570 Area 5

Worlds Greatest Meal (WGM) to help end Polio

Hosted By Rotary Club of Lynchburg

Tuesday November 10th, 2015

Noon until 1 pm


Oakwood Country Club

3409 Rivermont Ave.

Lynchburg, VA


Guest Lunches $13.00 Per person

RVSP to Dane Guthrie at

Or Your Area Club 5 President on or before November 3, 2015

Donations to The Rotary Foundation are tax deductible and will be tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rotary WGM Event