Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

G Gathering Rotary Club honors Ray Conner as First Citizen

Rotary Club honors Ray Conner as First Citizen

The Chesapeake Rotary Club proudly honored one of their own as First Citizen of Chesapeake with a dinner at the Chesapeake Conference Center where 600 well-wishers enjoyed the event. Ray Conner was the groups' selection. A former President of the Club, Commissioner of the Revenue Ray Conner also ran previous First Citizen Dinners. Since Ray was the honoree, City Councilwoman Debbie Ritter chaired the event's special evening.

Jean Loxley-Barnard, First Citizen Ray Conner and former First Citizen Congressman Randy Forbes

City Councilwoman Debbie Ritter

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's marketing guru Angela McPike and CEO Wynn Dixon

Shirley Forbes and Under Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan

Lois Richardson, left, and former First Citizen Lil Hart

Former Fire Chiefs, Steve Best, now an attorney, and Buddy Bagley, also a former First Citizen

Former First Citizen Sheriff John Newhart

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's CEO Wynn Dixon, left, and Old Point National Bank's Chief Operating Officer, Robert Shuford, Jr.

Bud Mitchell and Rotarian, Clerk of Court Faye Mitchell

Louis Tahon

Lil Oman, whose late husband, Mayor Sid Oman, was a former First Citizen

Terry and Jean Barnard

Nikki and Terry Young, CEO of Internet Marketing and Design, flanked Terry's sister visiting from England

The New Theater (TNT) of Chesapeake's Margaret Eure, Chairman of the TNT Board, with her granddaughter, Lindsay Eure, founder of TNT, and her fiance, Robert Dozier.

Plastic Surgeon Adam Billet and his wife Dr. Saria Billet

Alvene Buckley with husband, Rotarian Dr. Don Buckley

Deborah and William Sawyer

Rotarian and Clerk of Court, Faye Mitchell, greeted friends throughout the evening

Attorneys Bill Swanner, left, and Bob Jones shared light moments with The Shopper's Jean Loxley-Barnard

Attorneys Bob Jones and Tonye Epps