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Welcome!

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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Latest News
Save the Date for the Rotary Holiday Party. December 9, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Rotarian Jill Kent at her beautiful home near Embassy Row, you will want to mark your calendars now for this event. More details to come!

 

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 American Red Cross 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. 
 
“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. Register here to attend

 

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
Khari Brown
Oct 18, 2017
Mentoring to College and Career
Julie Kirkwood
Oct 25, 2017
DC Urban Greens—Feeding Bodies, Nourishing Minds
Barrett Bogue, Student Veterans for America
Nov 01, 2017
Supporting Veterans through Higher Education
Ryan Brown
Nov 08, 2017
Artistic Director of Opera Lafayette
Andrew Baum
Nov 15, 2017
District 7620 Rotary International Foundation Chair
Clint Sanchez, Executive Director, The First Tee
Nov 22, 2017
Playing Golf, Learning Life Skills
 
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