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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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1101 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 202-331-8686
Fax: 202-331-8655
Gretchen Kearney,
Executive Director

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Immediate Past President
Executive Director

Latest News

Salaam fellow Rotarians! I am pleased to report on our 15 April 2015 meeting. Before doing so, however, I want to thank Red Badge member Judith Henderson for writing last week’s Meeting in Review.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.! Our club was founded in June 1912 and we have been celebrating more than a century of Service Above Self in our local community and in the world.

Salaam fellow Rotarians! I am happy to be back from Detroit to report on our 1 April 2015 meeting.  First, though, I wish to thank Red Badge member Johnny Allem for writing the Meeting in Review and Mike Carmichael for acting as Secretary in my absence last week.
President Jennifer called us to order at 12:30 PM, leading members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. She asked Christian Lungarotti to offer words of inspiration. He invoked the wisdom of 12th-century Catholic friar Saint Francis of Assisi who abandoned his worldly possessions to live a modest life. Saint Francis advised that we first “do what is necessary,” then “do what is possible” and eventually we will notice that we are “doing the impossible.” As Christian remarked, Saint Francis’ words resonate with Rotarians seeking to improve the world in small and large ways.
Rotary Day DC To Bring Free Family Fun and Volunteer Awareness to Washington, DC
Open to the community, this fun festival showcases Rotary and its local non-profit partners
If you drive and valet park at the University Club for Club meetings, please read this important notice about possible disruptions to the valet service.
Register today for the 2015 District 7620 Conference in Frederick,MD.
“When danger is far off we may think of our weakness; when it is near we must not forget our strength.”
                            Churchill, 28 June 1939 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)
Last week, ran a story about the risk posed to Nigeria's recent progress against polio by the country's upcoming elections. The story quotes Rotary’s National PolioPlus Chair for Nigeria, Tunji Funsho, and staff member Carol Pandak, Director, PolioPlus. 
You may have heard that our DC Foundation owns a double cemetery plot in Parklawn Cemetery.  This was left to the Foundation by a former member who moved out of town and no longer had a need for the plot.  The Foundation Board has decided that it is appropriate to sell the plots so that the proceeds can be used for charitable purposes. 

Past President Shaun English, Chair of the Nominating Committee, announced the following members were elected to serve on the Club and Foundation boards for the 2015-2016 Rotary year.


Check out our new video that highlights our club's service projects, friendships and programs.


We would like to wish a very happy birthday to members celebrating birthdays this week...



Have you ever wondered where all those wonderful photos of our meetings that Lisa Cohen takes each week can be viewed? We now have a website, thanks to Lisa!


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Upcoming Speakers

Apr 29, 2015
Aaron David Miller
Author, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President
May 06, 2015
The Honorable Juan Gabriel Valdés
Ambassador of Chile to the United States
May 13, 2015
Dr. Sachiko Kuno
A Japanese Woman’s Journey as Entrepreneur
May 27, 2015
Kathleen Gorman, MSN, RN
EVP and COO Patient Care Services, Children's National
Jun 03, 2015
Davita Vance-Cooks
Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office
Jun 10, 2015
Anthony Williams
CEO and Executive Director, Federal City Council
Jun 17, 2015
Karl Bergner
25 years after the Fall of the Wall - German Foreign and Economic Policy today
Jun 24, 2015
Jennifer Hara
4th Quarter Club Assembly and Awards
Jul 15, 2015
Karl Racine
Attorney General, District of Columbia
Jul 29, 2015
Doris McMillon
"Brown Babies" - the plight of bi-racial babies born in WWII Germany
Sep 30, 2015
James Hollis
The Psychology of Men from a Jungian Perspective

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