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July 21, 2022- Walter Hughes, Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, VA- “International Water Project”


Please join the Woodbridge Rotary Club on July 21, 2022, for a presentation from Walter Hughes with “International Water Project”. Over the past ten years, Walter and his teams of Rotary (and non-Rotary) volunteers have helped provide clean water to more than 300,000 people in Africa. He has successfully partnered with Rotary Clubs in 21 US states, 2 Canadian provinces, Switzerland, Ghana, and South Sudan, as well as other non-profit organizations and churches, to help eradicate Guinea Worm disease in Ghana.

You can join us for lunch in person at 12:00 noon at The Harbour Grille,13188 Marina Way Woodbridge, VA 22191 or at 12:30 virtually on Zoom. If you’d like the Zoom link please email us at: and we will provide you with the link.

Woodbridge Rotary Club 2022-2023 Installation Dinner


The Woodbridge Rotary Club celebrated its annual installation dinner on June 23rd at the Harbour Grille. The New 2022-2023 Board members are President Nathan Dankwa, Past President Paul Sargeant, President Elect Lynn Kerr, Secretary Paul Habina, Treasurer Charlene Finnegan, and Sgt at Arms George Kerr.

President Paul Sargeant gave a Year in Review thanking the members of the club who helped to make it a successful year. Membership, Youth Outreach, The Rise Against Hunger, and other projects supporting the community and club were highlighted. Over $14,000 was given back to the community by The Woodbridge Rotary Club which included $2000 to The Namibian Children’s Hostel and Shelter Box.

New President Nathan Dankwa was sworn in by one of our Past Presidents, Pamela Montgomery. President Dankwa has planned a very active year that will include new membership and a continued focus on our community, both local and global. If you are interested in helping with our projects or in membership, please contact us by email at

The Woodbridge Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Devaney-O’Hop Memorial Golf Tournament For Woodbridge Rotary Tickets, Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

Our friend Joe Devaney passed away March 22, 2005.   In June of 2015 another friend and Rotarian Bill O’Hop passed away barely a week after playing in this tournament.  Both Joe and Bill had among other things, 2 things in common.  They were each other’s best friends and they both loved golf!  We started this charity tournament 17 years ago to honor Joe and now do so to also honor Bill.  Both were longtime Rotarians and pillars of our club and we miss them dearly.

Normal contests plus a Beat-the-Pro & Winable Hole-In-One.  Plus some added events including a few Hickory Club Golfers.

Please help us pay tribute to our dear friends by participating in this tournament and helping us to support our local and international charities.