The Official Bulletin for Dec. 2, 2011
Former TV reporter Joel Rubin, president of
Rubin Communications Group.
The Rotary Club of Oyster Point
meets Friday mornings
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
in the Dec. 9
Rey Rameriz, director of Soundscapes, a
Board Room of the
program that helps disadvantaged children on
David Student Union the Peninsula.
Christopher Newport University Dec. 16
CNU history professor Phil Hamilton – no, not
the delegate -- recently had a book published
about CNU’s first 50 years. Hamilton
specializes in colonial American history.
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Happy Anniversary! Brush With Fame
The following members have service
anniversaries in December: Editor's Note: Brush With Fame is a new weekly
feature in which you tell us about famous people
Dec. 2, 2005 – Joseph Law you met or know. In this week’s installment,
Doug Atkins writes about his brush with Bob
Dec. 2, 2005 – Mary Sellen Hart, a member of the Syracuse University
National Championship football team.
Dec. 10, 2010 – Joy Tampurri-Pepe
I met Bob Hart a few years back on
Dec. 12, 2003 – Carl Jensen Thanksgiving Day and ate Thanksgiving dinner
with him. Who's Bob Hart? He was the backup
Dec. 12, 2003 – Michael Lindsay for Ernie Davis, the great Syracuse University
running back and the first African-American to
Dec. 12, 2008 – Michael Hatchett win the Heisman Trophy. So you can call this a
brush with a brush with fame.
Dec. 17, 2004 – Wayne Futrell
I have been friends for years with Bob's son,
Thank you for your years of service. who lives in Hampton, and Bob came into town
right around the time HBO broadcast The
Express, the movie about the life of Ernie Davis,
Mark Your Calendars who was drafted by the Washington Redskins
and almost immediately traded to the Cleveland
Browns and then was diagnosed with leukemia.
Sunday, Dec. 11 (Davis, who never played professional football,
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform died when he was 23.) I asked Bob about his
Handel’s Messiah at the Ferguson Center for the career at Syracuse University and what life was
Arts starting at 2:30 p.m. Most of those who like during that time. Davis was one of three
want to go have them by now. The orchestra has black players on the football team, and I asked
agreed to give 25 percent of the proceeds from him about the difficulties the racial issues the
our tickets back to us so we can donate it toward players had to deal with during Davis' senior
polio eradication efforts. year, when the team won the national
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 16-17
Salvation Army kettle bell ringing from 10:30 Bob told me the movie truly was made for
a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Walmart on Jefferson Hollywood. There were some difficulties but
Avenue. not nearly as many as the movie led viewers to
believe. Overall, though, the team sheltered
Friday, Dec. 23 themselves from the outside world and didn't let
With Christmas only two days away, we will the media or the hype get to them.
In the movie, the defensive players were
Friday, Dec. 30 portrayed as enormous, and I asked Bob if
We will not meet in observance of New Year’s they really were that big. He said, "They were
Day. big, but none of them hit as hard as a young guy
from the University of Pittsburgh, Mike Ditka".
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The Rotary Club of Oyster Point was chartered on
March 9, 1984.
2011-2012 Board Officers
President – Tim Whitlock Past President – Walt “Hop” Graham
President Elect – Leslie Bryant Vice President – Stuart Goodman
Secretary – Pat Watson Treasurer – Heather Martin