Rotary Club of Tysons Corner

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner!

Tysons Corner

Club 5840, District 7610

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
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8000 Towers Crescent Drive, 17th Floor
Vienna, VA  22182-6200
United States
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Nationals Night Out:  Kids and their chaperones from Second Story get a chance to enjoy a Washington Nationals baseball game with Tysons Corner Rotarians on Aug. 26. The occasion was the "End Polio Now" night sponsored by the Nats to benefit Rotary International. Thanks to the generosity of Rotarian Kamlesh Chainani, the kids were able to experience a major league game - and they had a great time! Dick and Bev Strean can be seen at lower right.
The Club's 2017 "Rotary on the Vine" wine tasting gala was a delightful evening of fine wines, food, and entertainment - once again! Catherine Ahearn and her team of volunteers transformed the TEGNA headquarters in McLean into a softly lit salon that complemented the wines being sampled and discussed in hushed tones. The March 18 event featured an array of wineries and distributors that included The Eyrie Vineyards from Oregon's Willamette Valley, Harbor Wines (Moldovan wines), Roche Mere Selections (French wines), and the Vineyard of McLean, all assembled by the Club's own wine distributor and importer Gray Mosby, owner of Salveto. Proceeds from this annual event will help fund Tysons Corner Rotary's many charitable donations in the community. 
 
Gift Time:  Club President Marshal Hyman (left) and Community Service Director Michael San Juan present a check from the RCTC Foundation to Robin McGlothin (right) of the Insight Memory Care Center on Dec. 15. The event was the Club's annual Holiday Breakfast, where representatives from several community organizations received Foundation checks.  Photo by Bill Knopf
Peace Warrior:  Erik Haas, Rotary Peace Ambassador for District 7610, outlines the Peace Fellowship Program of Rotary International at our May 12 meeting.  Erik also led a discussion on how our Club might enhance peace locally, through efforts such as decreasing gang violence and bullying in schools.  This was Erik's second visit to our Club to discuss Rotary peace initiatives.  
Expert Touch:  RCTC member Gray Mosby (left) pours a sample of one of his outstanding selections for fellow member Bill Keen at the "Rotary on the Vine" spring wine gala on March 12, 2016. The annual fundraiser, held at the TEGNA building in McLean, featured fine wines, complementary foods, and live music. Gray is a local wine distributor, importer, and part owner of Nice Legs, LLC, wine distributors, and assembled a noteworthy cast of vintners for this event.
Major Award:  District Governor Nominee Ronnie Chantker (left) recognizes Pamela and David Danner as Rotary Foundation Major Donors, Level 2, at the Club's "Rotary on the Vine" spring wine gala on March 12, 2016. The Danners are long-time supporters of The Rotary Foundation. Pamela is a member of the Rotary Club of McLean.
Our Country Gal:  Newer member Connie Crosby shares a moment with President Dick Strean after presenting her classification talk on Jan. 7, 2016. Connie grew up in the hills of Kentucky, 35 miles from Loretta Lynn's Butcher Hollow ("Holler"), and eventually made her way to Washington as a Capitol Hill staffer. Connie hasn't lost her down-home country charm - or her Kentucky twang!  Photo by Bill Knopf
 
Deck the Halls:  The Club's annual Holiday Breakfast on Dec. 17, 2015, was a festive mix of fellowship, family, food, music, and financial gifts to local organizations. In top photo, ladies representing a variey of community service providers and charities pose after receiving RCTC Foundation checks from President Dick Strean and Santa Claus (back row). In bottom photo, musical maestro and McLean Rotarian Bob Rosenbaum makes the morning complete with his spirited renditions of Christmas favorites.  Photos by Bill Knopf 
'Tis (Almost) the Season:  The home of Susan Soza (left) became a winter wonderland as Club members and guests enjoyed an "early Christmas" jewelry party and social on Nov. 17. Organized by Ann Page (seated), the event featured a tempting array of jewelry, handbags, and accessories for holiday gift giving - and libations of the season dispensed by Marshal Hyman. Our thanks to Susan Soza for generously sharing her home for this event - and getting it beautifully decorated before Thanksgiving.  Photo by Bill Knopf 
 
Cheers! Campbell and Susanne Campbell hoist a glass while celebrating German Beer Night at Dulles Airport on Sept. 17. The annual Oktoberfest event, hosted by the German Military Command, has been a favorite with Tysons Corner Rotarians for years. Two German bands, lots of brauts, and plenty of beer made for a festive evening!

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Meet Kamlesh:  District Governor Janet Brown welcomes the Club's newest member, Kamlesh Chainani, after inducting him at our July 30 meeting.  Kamlesh's classification is IT Services, and he was sponsored by PDG Bishnu Poudel.  Kamlesh was the owner of FC Business Systems before retiring.  Welcome!

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Our Ambassador:  Sam Roudebush exchanges a Tysons Corner banner with Brian Crawley of the Vancouver South Rotary Club, while District 5040 Asst. Governor Davinder Grewal looks on.  Sam found time to take a break from his doctoral studies to head northwest to British Columbia.

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Change of Command:  Incoming President Dick Strean (left) presents outgoing President Richard Lanier with a ceremonial gavel after Dick was sworn in as Club President for 2015-16 by District Governor Rich Storey.  Westwood Country Club was the venue for this year's festive Installation Dinner on June 25.  Photo by Bill Knopf.

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On Your Mark:   Looking oddly like the Blues Brothers, Tim Long (far left) and Burt Heacock (far right) pause while helping organize the Tysons Chamber 5K Race at Tysons Corner Center on May 3.  They are joined by Robin McGlothin (left) of Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC) and Benie Doctolero (right) of the Tysons Chamber.  IMCC, an organization long supported by our Club, was the beneficiary of race proceeds.  Tysons Corner Rotary sponsored a table at the race.    
 

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The Club mourns the passing of one of its charter members, Glenn Rounsevell, who died on March 27 after a long battle with lung cancer and Parkinson’s disease.  Glenn died at home surrounded by his wife, Ann, three daughters, and son.  One of the “Greatest Generation,” Glenn served heroically in World War II and then pursued a long and storied career in the federal government.  After leaving government service he became a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and, among his many roles, owner of Flint Hill School.  He was a member of the new Rotary Club of Tysons Corner chartered on April 12, 1983, and gained a reputation as the writer of birthday limericks to celebrate each member’s birthday.    

The photo above shows Glenn (behind the lamp) at the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy during the fall of Saigon on April 29, 1975, helping South Vietnamese citizens over the embassy wall and into safety.  Glenn struggled valiantly to save as many Vietnamese as he could.   

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Taste Time:  Guests at the Club's "Rotary on the Vine" Spring Wine Gala enjoyed sampling a wide variety of fine wines along with gourmet food and live entertainment.  The March 14 event at the Gannett Building featured a host of wine experts from around the country convened by our own Gray Mosby.  Above, Claude Koeberle of Soliste Cellars in Sonoma, Calif., pours one of his exquisite Pinot Noirs.  Photo by Bill Knopf 

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Have Camera, Will Travel:  You never know what you'll learn about a new member at a classification talk!  On Feb. 5, photographer Bill Knopf presented the entertaining story of how his camera, and his desire to help young people, have taken him on an amazing odyssey.  Bill has ridden on horseback in wagon trains from Maine to Key West, sailed on tall ships, worked in schools and circus camps, and even won four state chili-cook-off championships!  Above, Bill poses with some of the regalia bestowed upon him by the Crow Indians during his time with them.  The Crow Nation honored Bill with two prized titles: "Crier of the Nation" and "Pipe Carrier."  We're glad to have Bill as a Tysons Corner Rotarian!  

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A Rich Heritage:  The beauty and 5,000-year history of Korean culture were on vivid display January 15 thanks to two representatives from the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project. Director Kyungwon Pak (left) and Program Coordinator Younhee Shin (right), outfitted in beautiful silk floral-print gowns with elaborate embroidery, detailed the importance of Korean history from ancient times through modern-day South Korea and its role as a world leader in technology.  The KSCP Project, based in Flushing, N.Y., offers complimentary books and other resources on Korean culture (www.kscpp.net).

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A Jolly Good Time:  Visiting the Club's annual Holiday Breakfast once again was Santa Claus himself, bearing a remarkable resemblance to Charter Member Todd Meloy.  Santa is joined by another charter member, PDG Bish Poudel, at the Dec. 18 event at the Tower Club.  Ho, ho, ho!  Photo by Bill Knopf

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Gift Time:  Club President Richard Lanier (left) and RCTC Foundation Treasurer David Danner (right) present the "Big Check" for $1,500 to Meredith Mayo of Alternative House at the Club's Holiday Breakfast on Dec. 18.  The Club also presented checks to several other local groups including Insight Memory Care Center, Shepard's Center, McLean Orchestra, Fairfax Firefighters & Friends, and the Lewinsville and Pimmit Hills senior centers.  Photo by Bill Knopf

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Welcome:  Past District Governor Bishnu Poudel (right) introduces the Club's newest member, Dr. Gopal Pal (center), following his induction by President Richard Lanier (left) at the Club's Holiday Breakfast on Dec. 18, 2014.  Gopal is a dentist in McLean and president of Pal Dental Group. He was sponsored by PDG Bish.  Photo by Bill Knopf

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Kettle Duty:  Dave Young (left) and David Danner (right) ring bells for the Salvation Army outside Macy's at Tysons Corner Center on Dec. 13, 2014.  Helping the Salvation Army on a Saturday during the Christmas season has been a Club tradition since the 1980s. 

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Congratulations:  Laurie Kent, second from left, proudly displays her membership certificate in the Paul Harris Society.  Members of the Society pledge to donate at least $1,000 per year to The Rotary Foundation.  Making the presentation on Nov. 13, 2014, are (from left) District Governor Elect Janet Brown, PDG Sandy Duckworth, and PDG Chuck Davidson.  Photo by BIll Knopf

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Welcome Aboard:  Joining the Club on Nov. 13 is Ann Page, left, receiving her Rotary pin from Assistant Governor Ronnie Chantker. Her classification is Real Estate Services - Commercial, and she was sponsored by PDG Bishnu Poudel.  Ann is managing director of Keller Williams Commercial in McLean.  Photo by Bill Knopf

 
 
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