We missed everybody last week as we paused our meetings so we could prepare for a series of community projects just in time for the holiday season. We resumed this week with a powerful meeting hosted by Faith Recovery Executive Director Travis Hall. Travis is also our club’s President-Elect.  To start the meeting, we watched a video titled, Courage. Travis provided an overview of Faith Recovery and touched on their transition from their current location into their new location, which will be in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Matt and Jason Performing

We enjoyed a short performance and Christmas carol from Matt S. and Jason T., followed by a personal story from Jason.  Jason’s story will not be forgotten by anyone in attendance any time soon. Jason experienced a life of incarceration and addiction until the age of 44. Today he has committed to a life of sobriety, faith, and hope. All made possible by the efforts and support of Faith Recovery.

Thank you, Jason and Matt, for joining us at our weekly meeting. We wish you the very best and a successful future.

Established in 1979, Faith Recovery offers a 30-Day Program, a Comprehensive Program, and a Family Enrichment program to assist individuals that suffer from addiction. If you would like to donate to Faith Recovery, click here.

On Thursday, December 8th, the Rotary Club of Newport News will help setup the warehouse for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. We will start at 5:30 pm at 1 Town Centere Way, Suite 6 in Hampton if you’d like to join us.

On Tuesday, December 13th, our club will celebrate our annual Holiday Party at the James River Country Club.

On Tuesday, December 20th, you’ll see members of our club outside of the Patrick Henry Mall as we will be bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Come on out, support the cause and say “hello!”.

We wish you all the very best this Holiday Season!