#TreesForTheCapital – At each weekly meeting, our speaker is presented with a certificate indicating that the DC Rotary Club plants trees several times a year honoring our speakers. Named the Peter Gilsey Trees for the Capital in honor of long-standing #DCRotaryClub member, Peter Gilsey, this program has resulted in more than 300 trees being planted, around the Tidal Basin, although a few trees have been planted elsewhere (e.g., near the White House and the Capitol), and at Farragut Square. Though funded by our Rotary Foundation of Washington, D.C., the choice of tree and actual planting is conducted by the experts of the National Park Service.

Our May 1, 2019, ceremony coincides with the date when Crown Prince Naruhito officially assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne from his father. The first cherry trees were gifted to the U.S. in 1912, the year our #DCRotaryClub was established. Another close connection to Japan, the prestigious Rotary Club of Tokyo was our first Sister City Club. 

#peopleofaction #serviceaboveself #betheinspiration #beautifyingourcity#improvingourenvironment @ The Mall (Washington DC)