Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club,
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Volume 7 Farmington Country Club Wednesdays 7:15 a.m. Charlottesville, VA August1 18, 2004
NFL Referee’s role beyond the play
The August 5, 2004 Hook asked this of today’s speaker: What would people
be surprised to know about you? I do not like to speak in public; so kudos to
Speaker Chair John for getting him up in front of us today.
“An NFL referee for 13 years, he just missed getting to officiate the most recent
Super Bowl, but he did attend the championship game in Boston; and he doesn't limit
his reffing to the NFL.
While he no longer umpires baseball games, he still does lacrosse and basketball matches. He says basketball is
the hardest game to officiate.”
Officially retired after a 30-year career as an engineer with VDOT, Wyant is a busy retired person; between his
refereeing jobs, his position as an Albemarle County Supervisor, operating a consulting business and operating Wyant’s
Store in Whitehall.
“Most embarrassing moment? In my first officiating assignment at a high school football game, my backside became
exposed because the only knickers I could find in Charlottesville were 10 sizes bigger than I wore and did not have belt
loops in the back. “ Can’t wait to hear his tales on Bryan & Larry!!
SPEAKERS’ BUREAU We also welcome today
Virginia’s Attorney General Jerry
8/25 Jim Haden, CEO, Martha Jefferson Hospital
The move to Pantops & what MJH must address in the
“The Office of the Attorney
future General is one of Virginia’s largest law
firms. It has only one client – Virginia’s
09/01 Holly Maillet, Botanical Artist state government and the citizens who
Freelance Botanical Illustration and Greeting Card Design empower that government
The office of Attorney General
09/09 Chief Tim Longo, Chief of Police, City of provides legal advice and
Charlottesville representation to the Governor and
Focus, Roles and Expectations executive agencies, state boards and
institutions of higher education. The
09/14 Tim Rose, CEO, UVA Foundation advice commonly includes help with
The operations, mission and vision for the Foundation and personnel issues, contracts,
its relationship with the local community purchasing, regulatory and real estate
09/22 Al Weed, 5th Congressional District Candidate matters and the review of proposed
Speaker Chair: John Frizzell 245-0321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We grew in numbers, in fellowship, in the spirit of helpfulness to each other and to our city. The banker and the baker,
the parson and the plumber, the lawyer and the laundryman discovered the similarity of each other's ambitions, problems,
successes and failures. We learned how much we had in common. We found joy in being of service to one another.”
THE FIRST ROTARY CLUB
Old Friends came a’ calling last week when
Eugene Williams, a former BRM Rotarian joined us
for breakfast as well as Michael Fordham, one of our
former (1987) Ambassadorial Scholars visiting
bringing with him, what else, a copy of the Morning
I am a three digit number.
Sun! My tens digit is five more than
Dan Thornton won the 5 Raffle tickets my ones digit.
courtesy of the 8/4 Puzzler, but Henry Weinschenk My hundreds digit is eight less
won the small $51 pot and Mike Fitzgerald won the than my tens digit.
What number am I?
chance to draw for the $1,006 pot BUT the Queen
still lives. 194
Generosity abounded as Bob Kahn won a
putter and turned around and donated it to the
Junior Achievement Golf Tournament and John
Sanborn won the 2nd putter & donated it to our
2005 Monte Carlo!!
Jim Camblos, Commonwealth’s Attorney brought us up to date on the most
significant change in the law enacted in the most recent legislature being the automatic “gotta go” 10
days in jail for drivers caught driving drunk (.15) with a child in a car; 5 days with no minor in the car.
Talking of our area’s fortunate nature with crime being predominantly in property and the low
incidence if murder Jim did address the issue of the crowed court system. While the city’s growth has
stayed right around 39,000 the county is now upwards of 90,000 people and Albemarle County will
ultimately have to address the need for additional court facilities.
Jim spoke of one of the downsides of his job being “having” to accept some hard-to-swallow
plea agreements and to reassure the public “if you found it hard to swallow so did he!”
Questions from the members to Jim elicited that those are not video cameras on tops of some
of the traffic light bars, but signal change electronics for emergency vehicles, and that “wiretap” is
where neither party knows they’re being recorded.
As a repeat speaker and fellow Rotarian Jim was interesting and engaging as always.
Polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd was a Rotarian; so too,
Neal Armstrong, Astronaut & 1 man to walk on the moon.
Check out 100 prominent Rotarians as well as reviewing the You are walking
Rotary Timeline leading up to February 23, 2005, Rotary’s 100
through a field, and
you find something to
Explore some of Rotary International's most important milestones as it eat.
grew from a four-man Chicago service club into a worldwide network of It doesn't have bones,
volunteers working to promote peace and goodwill. and it doesn't have
Is the following statement true or false? You pick it up and put
"The first Rotary service project was a comfort station (public washroom) in it into your pocket.
Chicago." Answer: True. You take it home and
"While a public washroom may not seem very glamorous, it did fulfill a need,"
put it on a shelf, but 3
day's later it walks
What is it?