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More than a Century of Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
University Club
1135 16th Street, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC  20036
United States
 
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P.O. Box 58027
Washington, DC  20037
Phone: 202-331-8686
 
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Ring in the holidays with fellow Rotarians from Rotary Clubs along the Red Line:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Capitol Hill

College Park Downtown Silver Spring

Dupont Circle Federal City

Metro Bethesda North Bethesda

Olney Silver Spring-Kensington and Washington DC 

The Holidays are upon us, and that means the the Rotary Holiday Party is just around the corner!
 
Hosted by Rotarian Jill Kent at her beautiful home near Embassy Row, this is a fellowship event you won't want to miss! 
 
December 9, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
 
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month. 
 
We are hoping for 100% of our members to contribute, no matter what size contribution. Our donations to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) come back to our club in the form of District grants after three years.
 
Donate $500 and the club will match your donation with TRF 'points' to earn your Paul Harris fellow. 
 
Download the forms to make your tax-deductible contribution before year end. If you don't know your Rotary ID number or any of the other information on the form, please contact Nancy Riker
Our semi-annual tree planting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 1 at 11:30 a.m. in McPherson Square. This event is free and open to the public. 
 
 
 

The Rotary Leadership Institute – Parts I, II and III – is coming to Frederick. This is a great opportunity for members of your Club who may be interested in learning how Rotary works. Everything from the structure of Rotary to creating great service projects to communicating with members and the public to attracting membership.

Lunch and afternoon snacks are provided as part of the program. It will be held on November 18th at All Saints Episcopal Church located at 106 West Church Street in Frederick.

A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it."  - Irving Penn

 

Members of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, are bringing together a coalition of leading local institutions to organize the Washington D.C. edition of the world’s leading press photography exhibition this November. Partnering with international,(non)governmental organizations, think-tanks, embassies, universities and civil society organizations, they have developed a unique approach, using the powerful photos to highlight the topics, people and stories behind each picture.

The Grand Opening event for the exhibit is Friday, November 3, and the exhibit runs through November 26. 
 

 

 

Hurricane María created health, medical, safety and security hazards, plus additional environmental and socio-economic issues in Puerto Rico. Now it lacks electricity, ICT (cell, Internet) and water services; and is suffering supplies and fuel shortages. Floods and debris are blocking roads. Life went on in darkness, isolation and little means of communication.

To complement first-responders’ efforts, the LIGHT FOR PUERTO RICO PROJECT (LFPR)  will provide 100 vulnerable families in hurricane-devasted Puerto Rico with  3-in-1 solar and crank powered devices (Flashlight, USB enabled cell/tablet charger, night lamp) which runs from 7 to 48 hours on a single charge, providing light and enabling mobile communication from affected people   with  first-responders, medical services and police, as well as their community and individual support systems. The donation has been possible thanks to DCDuckRace funding.  (http://www.dcduckrace.org/)

This week, a team of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.  and the Rotary Club of Arecibo, Puerto Rico worked together to procure the items and  participate in a packaging event in Pentagon Row Mall . Next week, the donations will be sent to Puerto Rico to be distributed to most-in-need families in the rural areas close to Arecibo.

 

 

Our Club is hosting a Blood Drive with the Inova Blood Donor Services on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the University Club. Details and a sign up form will be coming soon! 
The Rotary Club of Washington DC and, in conjunction with Rotary International, has been honored Nyumbani-USA in recognition of our humanitarian support to HIV+ Orphans Children in Kenya during the past years. Rotarian Maria Nelly Pavisich was the project lead for this Global Grant. 
 
The Rotary Foundation of Washington DC provided $181,730 for 2017 Community Service Grants (“Regular Grants”) with a funding cap of $5,000 and Foundation Special Project Grants (“Special Grants”) of $20,000.  The funding for these grants was enhanced by revenue from our second annual Duck Race Festival. The DC Rotary Club received 70 applications for the Regular Grants and 50 applications for the Special grants.
AND THE WINNER IS...
 
The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.’s held its Second Annual Duck Race on May 6. Despite a rainy day, the club is able to award more than $23,000 in local and international nonprofit grants as a result of the race!
 
 
Interested in Membership?
Are you interested in joining our Club? New Rotarians and transferring Rotarians welcome! Please click here to complete the Membership Inquiry form and a member of our Membership Committee will be in touch. 
 
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Clint Sanchez, Executive Director, The First Tee
Nov 22, 2017
Playing Golf, Learning Life Skills
John Gray
Nov 29, 2017
Director, National Museum of American History
W. Gregory Wims
Dec 06, 2017
Rotary District 7620 Governor
LeeAnn Dance
Dec 13, 2017
"My Dear Children," a Documentary about Eastern Europe's Anti-Jewish Pogroms
Michael Bobbit
Dec 20, 2017
Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre
Club Assembly
Jan 03, 2018
Progress Report Mid-point in the 2017-2018 Rotary Year
 
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