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
Tysons Ballroom, Mays Jewelers Building
8032 Leesburg Pike
Suite 201
Vienna, VA  22182
United States of America
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Place Your Bets: Guests enjoy one of the table games at Monte Carlo Night on Nov. 2, 2018. The evening at the Waterford at Fair Oaks featured Vegas-style gaming, silent and live auctions, a lavish buffet, and live music. Tysons Corner Rotary co-sponsored the event with the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary Club. Both clubs will use the proceeds to fund community projects and scholarships. Photo by Laurie Kent
Cash for Kids:  Ann Page, president of the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner Foundation, presents a check for $500 to Miriam Burns (right), music director and conductor of the Tysons McLean Orchestra, at the Club's Oct. 11 meeting. The donation will provide scholarships for the McLean Youth Orchestra. Photo by David Danner
 
Packing a Punch:  Tysons Corner Rotary President Catherine Ahearn and Foundation Treasurer David Danner present a check for $2,500 to Bob Hahne (right) of the McLean Rotary Club on Oct. 11. Bob organizes periodic meal packing events for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). The next event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 3 in McLean. Through Bob's efforts over the years, Rotarians and other local volunteers have packed nearly 2 million meals!  Photo by Bruno Walker 
On the Move:  The Rotary Club of Tysons Corner is moving to a new meeting site, effective Sept. 6, 2018.  The new location is the Tysons Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Mays Jewelers and Next Day Blinds building at 8032 Leesburg Pike in Vienna, Va.  The building is on the corner of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) and Towers Crescent Drive, directly across from the Tysons Corner Marriott. Meetings will continue to take place on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be provided weekly by The Omelet Guys caterers.  Please join us at our new location!
Helping Hand:  RCTC Foundation Treasurer David Danner (left) and Club Community Service Director Michael San Juan (center) present the "big check" for $1,050 to Devon Meier, director of development for the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation (NMCGRF), at the Club's meeting on July 19.  NMCGRF operates the Vinson Hall retirement community in McLean.  The check represents the proceeds from the Tysons Rotary Health & Wellness Vendor Fair organized by Michael and held at Vinson Hall on May 5.  The funds will benefit Vinson Hall residents.  Photo by Dennis Foutz  
High Jump Champ:  Tysons Rotarian Bruce McBarnette (right) recently set a new world record in the high jump for his age group at the USA Track and Field Masters Championships.  This marked the 39th time that he won first place in this event.  Bruce shared the remarkable story of his  life-long pursuit of athletic excellence at the Club’s July 12 meeting.  Past President Brian Mansir presented Bruce with a Tysons Rotary pen following his presentation.  Photo by Don Wipf 
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!
 
 
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