Committees and Chairs
 
The RI Foundation Committee, co-chairs, Peyton Ledford and Chris Elliott
The RI Foundation Committee inspires Club members to contribute to the RI Foundation and participate in its activities. This includes promoting Foundation grants and activities to Club membership and executive committee, working closely with Service Committee(s) to leverage RI grants to benefit Club projects, ensure members receive recognition for levels of giving to the RI Foundation, and oversee the qualification process for RI Foundation grants, awards, and recognitions.
 
Fundraising Event Working Group - Leone Ciporin, Chair
Begun in 2015, this working group plans the now-annual Club fundraising social event in June. This is a Club social gathering that also serves to raise funds for a local organization. This event has been held at a member's farm property, at the Jefferson School, or local community center. The first two events raised funds to benefit the City of Promise and/or the African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville.
 
Grants Committee - Sue Liberman, Chair
The Grants Committee administers the Club's annual community grant selection process. This process involves distributing an annual RFP, receiving and reviewing all applications, identifying earned fund income eligible for annual distribution from the Club's endowment in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF), deciding on local community applicants to receive funding in alignment with Club goals, communicating with grant recipients, and hosting a once-annual Club meeting to introduce grant recipient organizations to the Club membership. 
 
Membership Committee – Lee McAllister, Chair
The membership committee is charged with club membership recruitment, induction, and orientation. Key to the success of the membership committee is also membership engagement and retention. This committee is responsible for new member orientation on a quarterly basis.
 
Programs Committee - Marshall Hansbury, Chair
The Programs Committee works closely with the Club executive committee to secure a diverse and engaging set of programs/speakers for each club meeting. The committee secures and confirms all speakers, promotes them on the Club website, and serves by introducing the speaker to members at meetings.
 
Public Engagement Committee - Matthew Semanik, Chair
The Public Engagement Committee serves both internal- and external-facing communication functions for the Club. Internally, this committee communicates with members prior to Club meetings to announce the program/speaker(s) for that meeting, and engage members in the Club's social media and online presence where possible. Externally, this committee keeps the Club website up-to-date by listing upcoming programs, reporting on Club news and updates, and maintaining PSA contacts through local media channels.
 
Service Committee - Everett Millais, Chair
The Service Committee is charged with helping the Club meet real needs within our local Charlottesville community and around the world. The committee plans, carries out and actively reviews service projects to ensure they meaningfully engage Club membership and maintain beneficial relationships with other organizations that serve real community needs. For example this committee plans service projects with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (and its Charlottesville affiliate Loaves & Fishes) and the Salvation Army (annual “bell ringers”).
 
Vocational Service Committee - Leone Ciporin, Chair
The Vocational Service Committee engages local youth in opportunities to clarify their vocational interests and pursue meaningful work. This committee is involved annually in a High School Case Competition, Career Fairs (through PVCC), and serves on the Kids College advisory board at PVCC.
 
Youth Programs Committee - Celia Lankford, Chair
This committee engages the wide range of Club activities related to serving local students. The committee works with local school administrators to identify and recognize student recipients of Rotary Merit Awards (approximately once per month during School year); coaches, nominates, and supports students on the various short- and year-long Rotary international exchange programs; promotes and identifies students to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Chesapeake Bay Conference programs; and advise and support local student chapters of Interact in high schools and Rotaract (ages 18-30). This committee must have at least one active member at all times who has completed the Youth Services Certification.