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Welcome to the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club!

Leesburg Daybreak

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Tuscarora Mill Restaurant
203 Harrison St SE
Market Station
Leesburg, VA  20175-3702
United States
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FUN - FUN - FUN!!! Good food, a chance to relax with friends and fellow Rotarians. Kids running and playing and getting their face painted -- AND -- someone won $5,000! It doesn't get better than this.
Our Pig Roast is our major fund raiser. The money raised is used to support local non-profit organizations, scholarships and events such as the HealthWorks Christmas Party. Buying a ticket contributes to these philanthropic activities and give you an opportunity to eat, drink and have fun with friends.
Charter Night brings a new set of leaders to the club -- an opportunity to recognize contributions -- and an excuse to eat, drink and have a good time!
New President Dina Abu-Hassan and her officers and chairs were sworn into office. Wallace Judd was recognized as Rotarian of the Year. Michelle Thomas received the Citizen of the Year Award.
And Outgoing President Paul Bice celebrated surviving the year. He had a very, very good year. click the link below for event pictures.
To Honor all who have been Heroes to us the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak offers you the opportunity to recognize your Hero by flying a flag during the Memorial Day Week. Heroes can be Warriors, First Responders, Moms, Dads, neighbors, even your dog. Each flag is labeled with who is being honored, the sponsor honoring them and information about the Hero. 
Please contact Philip Martin at 571-291-3110 to order your flags. You may email Philip at
Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary meetings are always interesting BUT this meeting was exceptional!! We inducted three new members - Tripta Sacdev, Susan Boris and Connie Morrow
Left to right: Jim Snyder, Tripta Sacdev, Susan Borris, Connie Morrow, Linda Rawlett and Paul Bice
We awarded $20,000 to 12 local non-profit organizations to support their good works.
L-R:  Michelle Sullivan All Ages Read Together, Greg Masucci A Farm Less Ordinary, Donna Fortier Mobile Hope, Martha Calihan 5 Stones Wellness, Rena Bates ARC of Loudoun Open Door Learning Center, Nicole Morris Women Giving Back, Susan Mandel Giblin Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, Joey Coburn Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, Carol Smith Crossroads Jobs, Amy Owen Give Choose Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
We recognized three club members for their continuing support of the Rotary International Foundation - Gordon Carscadden, Chris Long and Brad Gable. The Elimination of Polio, only wild in two countries, is one of the Foundation's great efforts.
Standing from left - right: Brad Gable, Gordon Carscadden, Tom Bowman (club Foundation chair) and Chris Long.
Chief Gregory Brown, Leesburg Police Department, spoke to the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak about law enforcement in Leesburg. His talk was encouraging and informative. Our club has a guest speaker most weeks. Speakers are listed on our home page. You will see the diversity of topics addressed. This is another strength of our club - staying informed by and in contact with community leaders and influencers.
Shown below is Chief Brown and club president Paul Bice.
Inductions of new members is a strength of the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak. New members recognize that service above self can be both rewarding and enjoyable. Two recent new members are Niko Eckart and Pradeep Ramaji. Niko, originally from Germany, is President of Independent Solar Solutions. Pradeep, and his wife Priscilla are Captains in the Salvation Army. Our club is definitely stronger with the addition of these new members.Their induction photos follow.
Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak meetings are always interesting and fun. Two things made this meeting even more special. First, we inducted Kyle Winey into Rotary. Inductions are always special. Kyle was accompanied by Andrea Lucas, his fiance. President Paul Bice and Membership Chair Dave Jones bracket the couple. Two, Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman spoke to the group. Hearing about law enforcement critical issues and successes is very informative. Sheriff Chapman had the groups' attention.
Our Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club had our booth at First Friday event in downtown Leesburg. We met lots of people and several expressed interest in learning about joining Rotary plus we promoted our upcoming Pig Roast - September 16 at the Loudoun Fairgrounds - Our Pig Noses and chef hats attracted lots of excitement and were such fun. We also had music from Mindy Miller and The Chrome Tears, the band playing at the Pig Roast, playing throughout the evening. Check out the video (notice the guy - Ron Campbell entering/lunging in from the left!!!) What a super fun and successful evening together. Click on the link below to see photos from First Friday.
June 20 - Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary celebrated our Charter Night. It is a time to reflect on the year. And to set the foundation for the next year. Looking back - we had more service projects than ever - Service Above Self. We increased our college scholarships and grants to local non-profit organizations by 55%! It was a great year!!
Paul Bice, and his officers, took the oath of office for the 2017 - 2018 Rotary year. They officially take office July 1/
Click the following link to see a few photos from the party -
Nine Leesburg-Daybreak Rotarians spent a day working on a Habitat for Humanity home. Another great example of Service Above Self. 
Our Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club was well represented at our booth during First Friday in Leesburg - Lots of people strolling the downtown streets and several people very interested in exploring membership in our Rotary Club - a great, fun evening for all!
Members are: Chang Liu, Ron Campbell, Ted Miller, Chris Long, Dave Huthwaite with wife Naomi, Philip Martin, Les Janka and Ed Hatrick.
Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary on Saturday, April 8, reaped big rewards at this morning's Bikes For the World collection! Thanks to the efforts of members Joe, Curt, Brad, Ron, and Miguel who donated bikes plus the genius of Landey who enlisted Mike Dickerson and Plum Grove ReCyclery in Downtown Leesburg (who donated 21 bikes!!), Bonnie Taylor and her husband delivered 37 bikes to Bikes for the World in Frederick. The bicycles and bicycle accessories were shipped to a Bikes For The World NGO partner, Salvadoran Appropriate Technology Center (CESTA) in El Salvador, where the bicycles will be re-conditioned and distributed at low cost to low-income workers, students, farmers and laborers for access to work and school.
The photo below shows only some of the bikes collected. Way to go, Rotary!
Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary awarded $15,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations. This was made possible by proceeds from our Pig Roast and from contributions by our sponsors.
Listed from left to right: Amy Owen Community Foundation, Christine Favreaux Paxton Campus, Beth Hodge Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Brandon Crosby OAR, Carol Smith Crossroads Jobs, Joe Davis, President Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak, Tanya Bittenbender Loudoun Literacy Council, Christoper Darcy All Ages Read Together, Nicole Acosta LAWS Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, Kari Murphy Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, Judy Hines Friends of Loudoun Mental Health
Our invaluable sponsors!!!
Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary held another successful Grace To Go event. Nearly 200 meals were prepared for food insufficient people. This time we had Interact students working with Rotary members. Always good to see the youth getting involved. As the following photo shows it was a diverse Grace To Go team.
Gabby Hrycyshyn gave a fascinating talk on raptors. She is the Executive Director of the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. She brought two raptors (a hawk and a falcon) with her Gabby and the hawk are in the following picture.
Chang Liu, a member of our club, was our speaker on November 29. Born in China - it was interesting hearing from someone whose family was impacted by the Cultural Revolution. She talked about her parents. Her mother achieved China's highest teacher rating and still receives a special pension supplement for doing so. That's an interesting idea.
Chang's first job was in St. Louis library system. She is now the Director of the Loudoun County Public Library system. Our library system is highly rated nationally being recognized as one of the top 300 libraries out of over 7,500 libraries.
Her talk ended with an emotional statement about her love for America - living here and having her sons here. It was a special moment.
Frank Henry was inducted into Rotary on November 29, 2016. We met Frank at our Leesburg First Friday booth. His wife, Anita, owns the Rouge Spa across the street from our booth. Frank saw the fun we were having and walked over to find out what was going on. The rest is history. As part of the induction ceremony Anita put the Rotary pin on Frank. Frank is a great addition to Rotary and to our club.
Dana McGuire, Frank's sponsor; Frank; Joe Davis, Club President; Anita, Frank's wife; Ed Hatrick, inductor; Paul Bice, Membership Chair
Inductions are always special. Lisa DeMarsico was inducted as the newest member of the Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club. In the photo with her are Philip Martin, her sponsor, Rick, her husband, Joe Davis, club president, and Noel Brown who handled the induction.
Once again the Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary demonstrates Service About Self by cooking and packaging meals ~200 for hungry people on a Sunday afternoon. Working in the donated  kitchen of Deli South we had almost too many volunteers, as the following photo shows.
From left, Phillip Martin, fundraising chairman for the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club presents David McFarland with the prize from the club’s pig roast raffle as club President Joe Davis and event organizer Sheryl Hine look on. [Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club]

The Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club on Tuesday presented David McFarland with the $5,000 prize he won in the organization’s 10th annual Pig Roast reverse raffle. But he gave a lot of it back.

McFarland bought 10 tickets to the pig roast, but gave his seats to five veterans from the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont and their families.

On Tuesday, he gave away some of his winnings, as well. He gave $500 each to three families in attendance and gave the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club $1,500 support its charity efforts, including providing grants to nonprofits, aid to Haiti, water projects in Africa, and student scholarships.

Special Events
Miguel Ramos, Lieutenant in the Salvation Army, was inducted into Rotary. Inductions are always special.
Rich Williams of Leesburg Parks & Rec was presented a $3,000 check to refurbish Rotary Park.
Lisa DeMarsico was presented a Very Virginia basket. She won the basket raffle from our last First Friday booth.
Gordon Carscadden and Frank Henry were 'guests' who have submitted Rotary membership applications.
We have three active applications all resulting from our First Friday booth!
Larry Stuart passed the bucket for JDRF. Our club donated $332! His nine year old grandson, who hs Type 1 diabetes, understood that was a great donation. We should all be proud. We are ROTARY!!
John Forcier received a recognition award from the Rotary Foundation for his support while President.
Pictures of Miguel, John, Lisa and Rich may be found in Photo Albums. Click on
The Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club, in conjunction with a member's business, shipped clean water to Haiti in the form of 3,000 water purification tablets. We also sent over $600 in relief funds. The following link takes you to the LoudounNow article. 
When the hurricane hit it stopped a project to build a school we were building with other Rotary clubs.  Thankfully a well we had built, another joint project, continued working and supplying safe water to the immediate area.
Our club's quick and generous response to the Haiti disaster is another demonstration of our commitment to our moto "Service Above Self".
Many members of the Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club support the George C. Marshall International Center. Click on this link to see the center's Web site. An example of the center's events was a talk by former U.S. Ambassador Robert Kimmitt. Amongst his other achievements, Ambassador Kimmitt was our ambassador to Germany. The following picture shows Dale Medearis of the American Council on Germany, Les Janka, Vice Chair of the center's board of directors, Pat Daly, President and CEO of the center, Dr. Laurie Van Hook, Vice President of Museum Operations, and Ambassador Kimmitt. Les Janka is a member of the Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club.
Friday, October 7 was another stellar event for our Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club. We had our booth at First Friday in downtown Leesburg and had such a great team of fellow Rotarians. There was more interest than ever from people stopping by to register for the exquisite gift basket from Very Virginia and wanting to know more about Rotary. Thanks to Larry StuartRon CampbellChang Liu, Dana McGuire, Philip Martin and Ted Miller. What a fun and successful evening!


The Points of Light Monument is a one-mile walkway in Washington, D.C., honoring actions and commitments to service that have transformed our nation and the world.

Through the monument, we honor civil rights leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and founders of some of the world’s most important social change institutions. In doing so, we tell the connected story of how the actions of these trailblazers turned into powerful movements that shaped history and continue to influence our world today.

On Oct. 14, 2005, President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush dedicated The Points of Light Monument, inducting its first 20 honorees. To date, 33 medallions have been placed, paying tribute to the work of 36 individuals. Located just blocks from the White House (starting at Pennsylvania Ave. and 15th St., NW), the pathway of medallions will eventually stretch one mile and include 70 medallions.

The picture shows the bronze plaque in front of the W Hotel in honor of Paul Harris, founder of Rotary! The gentleman is Philip Martin, member of the Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club.

What a special tribute and proud moment for Rotary!

The Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak held our annual Charter Night on June 14, 2016. Charter Night marks the end of the Rotary year. New officers are sworn in. Our Citizen of the Year and the Rotarian of the Year are recognized. Citizen of the Year was Karen Russell. Rotarian of the Year was John Forcier. Photographs maybe be found in the Charter Night 2016 photo album -