Western Henrico Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional leaders. Through Rotary International, we are united worldwide with other Rotarians who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.Rotary represents a cross-section of each community’s business and professional men and women. Founded in 1984, Western Henrico Rotary meets every Monday and is nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideals of service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Many join Rotary to give something back to their community through areas such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
As a requirement of being a member of our club, each Rotarian is expected to participate in several of our annual projects. There is an opportunity for each member to choose how his/her skills fit within a wide variety of club activities To better understand who Western Henrico Rotary is, look at the Projects page on the website to fully appreciate how our Club approaches the “Ideals of Service”.
Howard W. “Bud” Minor, Jr. had just assumed the presidency of the Western Henrico Rotary Club in 1990 when he got the call one July evening from fellow Rotarian Cordell Briggs.
Seventeen-year-old Becky Briggs, Cordell's daughter, had been killed in an auto accident that afternoon on Interstate 95 near Emporia.
At Briggs' request, Minor went to identify the body. His long-time friend said he just was not up to the task.