2024 Chesapeake Arts Festival

The Rotary Club of Chesapeake, in conjunction with the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, is having our fourth annual Chesapeake Spring Arts Festival April 20th and 21st, 2024. Voted 6th in the Nation by our artists in Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2023, this show is not one to be missed! It’s a family-friendly weekend event with fun for everyone! The show is held at Chesapeake City Park at 900 City Park Drive in Chesapeake, VA.

Over 130 artists will be on hand to display their artwork this year. Coming from all over the east coast and mid-west and including a plethora of local talent, this show will have fantastic works of art for sale. All the popular mediums will be represented from wood and paintings to glass and ceramics! Artists are vying for $5,500 in various awards including one $1,500 Best In Show winner! There will also be glass blowing and wood turning demonstrations going on all weekend and a children’s craft activity tent.

Popular entertainment groups are scheduled to perform all weekend. The wildly popular ‘80s cover band, The Deloreans, on Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Craft beer from regional breweries and a selection of fine wines will be for sale by the glass.

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Free Admission

2024 Chesapeake Arts Festival Amanda Newins 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

2023 40th Annual Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade

Join us for our 40th annual Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade on December 2, 2023 starting at 6:00pm!  
The Parade’s Chairman is Rotarian Harry Murphy and this year's theme is "Christmas Candy Land!".  This year’s parade presenting sponsor is Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. The Chesapeake Rotary Club is also proud to partner with the City of Chesapeake in this 40 year old tradition.  
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2023 40th Annual Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade Todd DuRose 2023-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

2023 First Citizen Banquet

2023 First Citizen of Chesapeake 
Banquet Tickets Now on Sale! 
“Service Above Self”
The Chesapeake First Citizen Award is presented annually to an outstanding individual who best exemplifies the spirit of citizenship and who has shown significant leadership in enhancing the quality of life in our great city.   The selection committee, comprised of former First Citizens, strives to select an individual who has adhered to the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self".  The First Citizen Award recognition is a celebration of volunteerism and the extra effort that is made outside of their profession to make Chesapeake and the Hampton Roads region a better place to live and work.   


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Chesapeake Rotary Plant a Tree Project

The Chesapeake Rotary Club will be creating a Rotary Forest at the Deep Creek Park for the benefit of future generations of families and Park Visitors.  The Forest will be laid out in the shape of a Rotary Wheel and will populated with hardwood trees.  This is a perfect opportunity to join with us and plant a tree.  The tree may be dedicated to honor or remember a loved one, special person, service club or organization.
Chesapeake Rotary Plant a Tree Project Jamaila Melchers 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Merry Christmas

Over 300 Coats for Chesapeake Kids.
  A Merry Christmas message from our club to you.
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Hope That Leads To Healing - Rotarian Tom Dana

Two countries and more than 3,000 miles separate Chesapeake, Virginia, from San Salvador, El Salvador. Despite the distance — and cultural divide — Virginia resident Tom Dana doesn’t let it stop him from impacting lives.  Read a great story Tom and our Club.
Hope That Leads To Healing - Rotarian Tom Dana roland 2015-09-05 04:00:00Z 0

Paint Your Heart Out

“Paint Your Heart Out” day will involve the exterior painting and repairing of 15 homes in Chesapeake.  The effort will include donations of money and material from a variety of banks, businesses, and individuals, as well as hands on participation by church groups, clubs, military personnel and other civic and service organizations.
Since its inception in 1991, Paint Your Heart Out (PYHO) has been an incredible success and has exemplified Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self.”  This event has attracted thousands of volunteers and has aided almost 500 homeowners in the City of Chesapeake.  Recipients, who are often unable to maintain their own homes, are ecstatic with the outcome; and volunteers benefit knowing that they’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

500 Volunteers | 15 Homes | One Day

In our 24th year of Paint Your Heart Out, our club brought together over 450 volunteers who would work across the city on the homes of our deserving homeowners.  PYHO is Chaired by Michael Love and begins in December with the Home Selection committee.
Our Home Selection committee visits homes on a carefully crafted list of qualifying homeowners, and selects those in need of repair and painting.  Upon approval of the home owner, a Rotarian Coordinator is assigned, and matched with a Paint Team staffed by a local organization partner, ie. a church, business, civic group.
The Rotarian Coordinator and Paint Team Captain begin the planning process in March, and it culminates on the third Saturday in April with Paint Day when all 15 teams volunteers meet at Chesapeake City Park at 7 am for breakfast (provided by McDonalds), before heading out to their respective houses across the city.
The teams take on every manner of project from painting and gardening to minor repairs.  We even have some teams that undertake large scale projects every year replacing doors, windows, roofs, and siding.
We provide a program T-Shirt, breakfast, lunch, and a catered after-party.  We utilize Facebook for marketing the success of the project, and host the teams for a thank you luncheon in May to review “Before and After” pictures.  This year, articles in the Virginian Pilot, news coverage from WCTV, and radio ads highlighted the program.
Some of the event sponsors have included: The Courthouse Café, Panera Bread, McDonald’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Home Depot, Lowes, and various other businesses in the community.
To be eligible for the “Paint Your Heart Out” program, a homeowner(s) must
  • Live in the home
  • Be age 62 and older
  • Have an annual income not exceeding $16,000 ($25,000 combined).
Disabled homeowners and those with exceptional circumstances may also qualify.
Please contact us for SPONSORSHIP and DONATION opportunities!
Paint Your Heart Out! Chesapeake is in its 25th year of painting and sprucing up of the exterior of homes for the elderly and disadvantaged in the City of Chesapeake.
The Chesapeake Rotary Club, over 100 members strong, is an organization of Chesapeake business and professional leaders dedicated to providing services to the community in keeping with the Rotary motto, “Service above Self.”

Paint Your Heart Out Amy Renee Sizemore 2015-05-10 04:00:00Z 0