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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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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.

The meeting was called to order by President Jennifer Hara who led members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Words of Inspiration were offered by Russ Savage who quoted from the Persian scholar, jurist and poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, suggesting that we are in a guest house and that we treat each guest honorably, meeting them laughing and remembering that each is a guide sent from the Beyond.
Salaam fellow Rotarians! I am delighted to be back with you to detail what transpired during our 18 March meetingPresident Jennifer Hara’s Third Quarterly Club Assembly. First, however, I wish to thank Red Badge members Jennifer Galloway and Liz Salett for writing the Meeting in Review on 4 and 11 March, respectively. Red Badge members, please remember that if you want to cross this task off of your to-do list towards earning your Blue Badge, I welcome your assistance!
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 01, 2015
Dushaw Hockett
Executive Director, Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity
Apr 08, 2015
Divya & Naina Wodon
Authors, Founders of WIS Interact Club
Apr 15, 2015
Rose Doherty
Author, Katharine Gibbs: Beyond the White Gloves
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
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

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