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The Rotary Club of South Richmond, Virginia, which was organized and chartered on 11 March 1953. Of the original twenty-two charter members, one is an honorary member and one is still an active member in the Club. Over the years the Club has met at a number of locations in the South Richmond area and moved its meetings to Willow Oaks Country Club in 2012.
The Rotary Club of South Richmond is part of the Rotary International District 7600. It is unique in that one of its honorary members and two of its active members are Past District Governors. Two of them served in that capacity when the District covered all of Virginia east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and one served after the District was split, the current District 7600 covering all of South Eastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In all, there are now fifty-nine Rotary Clubs in this District and its office is located in Virginia Beach .
The Rotary Club of South Richmond has a long history of supporting local, District and world-wide charities and programs. In addition to providing at least $130,000 each year for local charities, as decided by its active Charity Committee, it also raises, from its members, $15,000 to $17,000 per year for the Annual Giving campaign for the Foundation of Rotary International. In the 1980s member Mel Burnett gave $50,000 to the Club to begin an Endowment, the income from which was to be used for unique educational purposes. This Endowment now holds assets totaling about $310,000 and it provides, from its income, the ability to award grants totaling up to $15,000 per year for that purpose.