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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

Club Officers & Directors

President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Director

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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.

Register today for the 2015 District 7620 Conference in Frederick,MD.
Salaam fellow Rotarians! I am happy to recount the details of our 18 February gathering.
President Jennifer called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM, leading us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. She asked John Jackson to offer words of inspiration. John explained that he was standing in for Russ Savage who was in Virginia leading an Ash Wednesday service. Thankful for Rotarians’ support of the Salvation Army, John pointed to Sharon Taylor’s and Marta Pentassuglia’s participation in the previous night’s Grate Patrol amid frigid temperatures and indicated that he is working with Nancy Riker to define his organization’s role on our 25 April Rotary Day. John closed with the Bible’s counsel to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
“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

Mar 11, 2015
Marilyn Cruz
President, Rotarct Club of Washington DC
Mar 18, 2015
Jennifer Hara
3rd Quarter Club Assembly
Mar 25, 2015
Lynn Dillon
President, Advancing Science in America Foundation, Metro Washington Chapter
Apr 15, 2015
Rose Doherty
Author, Katharine Gibbs: Beyond the White Gloves
May 13, 2015
Dr. Sachiko Kuno
A Japanese Woman’s Journey as Entrepreneur
Jul 15, 2015
Doris McMillon
"Brown Babies" - the plight of bi-racial babies born in WWII Germany

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