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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 of America
 
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The University Club of Washington, D.C. 
Attn: Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.
1135 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
 
Phone: 202-331-8686
 
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The Community Engagement Committee invites you to join fellow members of the DC Rotary Club to participate in Write Lunch with Free Minds.

Following lunch on Wednesday, February 27th, we will gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members' processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing. We look forward to having you join us. 

Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these poets achieve their education and career goals and become powerful voices for change in the community.  

The Rotary Foundation of Washington, DC (our Club’s Foundation) has supported this great organization three years in a row with a large $20,000 grant. 

Please register here: https://dcrotaryclub.org/event/write-lunch-with-free-minds/

The Community Engagement Committee has been busy this past month! A group of nine DC Rotary Club Rotarians and Rotaractors supported the talented seniors of Columbia Heights Educational Campus as they presented their senior projects last week.
 
Greetings International Service Rotarians!
 
ISC Round 2 Grant Deadline Extended to February 28, 2019...
 
Uganda Malaria Eradication Project Approved!  The Rotary Foundation on December 21, 2018, approved the Uganda Malaria Eradication Project, Phase 2 global grant!   Your donations to the DC Rotary Club Foundation and The Rotary Foundation have helped fund the Uganda Katakwi Malaria Eradication project, which already has stunning results.  
     
This $304,000 global grant is one of the largest projects our club has contributed to.  Remarkably, Rotarian Malaria Partners has secured additional support and funding of $243,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and $308,000 from Pilgrim Africa to cover administrative expenses of doctors, researchers, and entomologists, etc.  
       
This project will employ a methodology called Proactive Community Case Management (ProACT) pioneered by the Peace Corps in Senegal.  The expected number of beneficiaries is expected to be 48,000, and also include the training of 300 volunteer health team workers.
DC contribution:  $5,250; DDF:  $5,000
Host club:  Soroti Central, Uganda RC
Lead club:  Seattle #4 RC
Maria Nelly Pavisich was the original DCRC proponent for this global grant.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to those members elected to Club and Foundation leadership positions! They will begin serving in the following positions on July 1, 2019. 
 
 
Welcome them to the team and thank them for their service!
 
 
President Elect:               
 
Lynn Holec
 
President Elect Nominee:
               
Nancy Riker
 
Club Board of Directors (3 year term)
 
  1. Mary Goldsmith
  2. Catherine Pociask
  3. Bill Day*
 
Club Board of Directors (1 year term)
 
  1. Mike Carmichael*
  2. Gerry Murphy
  3. May O’Brien
 
Foundation President Elect:
 
Ross Grantham
 
Foundation Board of Directors (3 year term)
 
  1. Dick Pyle
  2. Scott Love
 
*Mike Carmichael and Bill Day both received the same number of votes, tying them for our Club Board’s three-year and one-year term Board seats.  (The candidates receiving the top three votes were to be elected to the three-year term and the candidates receiving the next top three votes were to be elected to a one-year term.) To break the tie, Mike Carmichael chose to assume the one-year term.

 

Holiday Party: a Good Time Was Had By All!

A good time was had by all at our #DCRotaryClub Holiday Party on Sunday! 

These pictures, fellowship among members and guests, that delicious spread of tasty vittles and libations, set in the Wine Room at the Residences at CityCenterDC, and the festive jazz playing in the background - speaks volumes about the fun we had! There were a few member-applicants in the room too! (Additional pictures and video of the jazz musicians can be found on our Club's Facebook page.)

Of course, even during the festivities #service was on our minds. That large box is full of toys is for SOME (So Others Might Eat). More on that later...

40 Toys delivered to So Others Might Eat (SOME)

40 Toys delivered to So Others Might Eat (SOME), a Washington Post Helping Hand nonprofit selected for Holiday donations. You guessed it! That box full of toys collected at our holiday party on Sunday was delivered by Nancy Riker on Monday to enthusiastic members of SOME.
 
Looking to donate to The Rotary (International) Foundation? Paul Harris Awards presented in recognition of a $1000 donation or a $500 donation plus available Club Recognition Points.
 
 
For questions, ask Chair Nancy Riker. 
 
 
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
Manny Mandel
Feb 20, 2019
Holocaust Survivor
Dr. George Stosur
Feb 27, 2019
Geophysicist
 
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