Welcome to the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.! Our club was founded July 11, 1912 and we have been celebrating more than a century of Service Above Self in our local community and in the world.
Together with our club’s foundation, the Rotary Foundation of Washington, D.C. (which was founded in 1922), our club is involved in projects that give back to our local community and benefit those in need around the world.
We plant new cherry trees around the Tidal Basin and public parks; play bingo with wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; provide annual grants to more than 30 local nonprofits every year; host career fairs for DC high school students; hand out dictionaries to every 3rd grader in the public and charter schools of Washington, D.C., and feed homeless people every month in the Nation’s Capital.
But it’s not just all work and no play! Our fellowship and social events include happy hours, movie nights, book parties, picnics and events at landmark D.C. locations, such as the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Kennedy Center, the Press Club and various embassies.
As the oldest club in the Nation’s Capital and the forty-sixth in the Rotary International network, we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world every week at our meetings. Our unique position in Washington also allows us to attract world-class speakers, including Ambassadors and business, government, and nonprofit leaders. Our club meets Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1135 16th Street, N.W.
We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting!
David Treadwell
Club President, 2015-2016