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More than a Century of Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
University Club
1135 16th Street, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC  20036
United States

Club Business Office

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

Club Officers & Directors

President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Director

Latest News

President David opened the meeting at 12:35 pm, led in a pledge of allegiance to our flag, and introduced Bala Murthy to present the Words of Inspiration.
Bala read a Hindu hymn that he translated for the club in English as well. In addition to leaving select quotes on each table Bala offered an explanation to the text he sang. He said peace begins with a smile and asked everyone to smile.
President David opened the meeting at 12:30pm, led in a pledge of allegiance to our flag, and requested all Past Presidents to sing “America the Beautiful” as the words of Inspiration today.
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.
Starting at 12:30 p.m., President Elect, Ross Grantham led the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced Steve Liston to give our Words of Inspiration:
 “To have accepted the love of God is to be armed and disarmed at the same time.  No weapon is more powerful.  But in using such a weapon it is the user who is broker wide open.  This is a love that cannot rightly be kept in – it is a bursting-bind to others, it heals, it knits hearts, it builds community, and it brings everything together in perfect unity.   
Today is an historic day in the fight to End Polio.  Africa celebrates 1 year with NO new cases of Polio….two more years and we will be able to declare the African Continent Polio Free.  We need to keep up the fight and contributions as we receive this great news.
Rotarian Dan Mullin created this video of our tree planting in Farragut Square on May 13.

The Rotary Club of Washington DC and the Rotary Foundation of Washington DC have awarded more then $140,000 in grants to local nonprofits. Congratulations to all of the grant recipients!
Our 2015 Career Fair at Roosevelt High School was a huge success! And here's the video to prove it!

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



Upcoming Speakers

Sep 09, 2015
Dr. Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of Austria
Current European and Transatlantic Challenges: Austrian Point of View
Sep 16, 2015
Aleta Margolis
Founder and Executive Director, Center for Inspired Teaching
Sep 23, 2015
Gasby Brown, Author
"Think Like a NonProfit, Act Like a Business"
Sep 30, 2015
Jean-Claude Masangu Mulongo
Former Governor, Central Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo
Oct 07, 2015
DG Ken Solow
Official District Governor Visit
Oct 14, 2015
Kaya Henderson
Chancellor, DC Public Schools

Upcoming Events