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
Maggiano's Little Italy
Tysons Galleria
2001 International Drive at Galleria Drive
McLean, VA  22102
United States
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Richmond Review:  Virginia State Delegate Marcus Simon provided our Club with an overview of the House of Delegates’ 2018 legislative session on June 14.  Among the topics he discussed were the expansion of Medicare in Virginia, state energy policy, and traffic congestion.  He has represented Virginia’s 53rd District since being elected in 2013.  Delegate Simon is pictured here with Tysons Rotary Club President Ann Page.  Photo by Don Wipf
Out of This World:  Astrophysicist and media personality Michelle Thaller, Ph.D., transported Tysons Corner Rotarians to the farthest corners of the Universe when she addressed the Club on June 7.  Dr. Thaller, assistant director of science at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center, discussed topics that ranged from Northern Lights to black holes to the prospects for sending astronauts to Mars.  She appears frequently on cable-TV series including “The Universe,” “The Known Universe,” and “How the Universe Works.”  Photo by David Danner
Honoring Our Heroes:  Sixty American flags waved proudly in McLean over the Memorial Day weekend thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Tysons Corner and McLean.  The clubs sponsored a fundraising project that encouraged individuals to purchase a flag and dedicate it to their own personal hero – veteran, family member, or someone special.  Fifty flags were displayed at the Sharon Masonic Lodge on Balls Hill Road and 10 flew at the McLean American Legion Post.  The “Flags for Heroes” project was spearheaded by Art Chantker, husband of District Governor Ronnie Chantker of Rotary District 7610.  Photo by Laurie Kent 
Cheers for Earth Day:  Tysons Rotarians helped make the Earth a little better on April 21 by removing trash from the banks of Old Courthouse Stream in Tysons Corner.  Armed with gloves and bags, our Club members joined volunteers from the Tysons Partnership and other local groups in the morning-long effort.  Organizers estimate that about 1,400 lbs. of trash were picked up.  Our members joined other volunteers at Earl’s Kitchen on the Tysons Corner Mall plaza after the clean-up for lunch.  Thanks to Tim Long for coordinating the participation of Tysons Corner Rotary.
New Venue:  The Rotary Club of Tysons Corner began a new chapter in its storied history when it moved from the Tower Club to Maggiano's Little Italy at Tysons Galleria. The first breakfast meeting at the new location took place on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.  Maggiano's will offer a breakfast buffet plus all the amenities Club members have come to enjoy.  Maggiano's is located in the Tysons Galleria mall at 2001 International Drive, near Neiman Marcus.  Plenty of free parking is available.  Visiting Rotarians and guests are invited to experience our new meeting venue. Please join us soon!
On the Town:  Twenty kids participating in programs at Second Story (formerly Alternative House) got a chance to enjoy a Washington Capitals hockey game at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7.  Tysons Rotarian Kamlesh Chainani treated the young hockey fans to a great time at the "Phone Booth."  The game benefited Rotary's "Polio Plus" program.  Thanks for your generosity, Kamlesh!
Season of Giving:  The RCTC Foundation presented checks to several community organizations at the Tysons Corner Rotary Club's annual Holiday Breakfast on Dec. 14, 2017.  Receiving a check from RCTC Foundation Treasurer David Danner (left) are Bianca Spatafora and Artie Rothenberg of the Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax.  Club President Ann Page looks on.  Photo by Bill Knopf
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!


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!


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.


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.


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.    


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.   


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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Rotary Foundation Chair
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RCTC Foundation Chair