Frequently Asked Questions document on Rotary clubs and the IRS


Participate in “Giving Tuesday” on December 1!

Have you heard about #GivingTuesday? It’s a global movement for charities and individuals to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. ....
Rotary Day at the United Nations, November 7, 2015

Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and share similar visions for a more peaceful world. ....
District 7610 Members Celebrate UN Day 2015

7610 invades NYC ....
The Paul Harris Society - Growing and Growing!

The Paul Harris Society continues to grow! We welcome our newest Society members: Jim Kirkpatrick, West Springfield; Connie Crosby, Ty-sons; Alan Mayer, Annandale; Ralph Menzel, West Springfield; and Erik Haas, Herndon. ....
Introducing PDG Sandy Duckworth, District Paul Harris Society Chair

Sandy joined Rotary in January 1989 and was one of the first women in the RC of Honolulu. She has served in all major club positions including president in 1996-97. She served District 7610 as Governor for 2002-03. ....
Foundation Potpourri

District 7610’s Paul Harris Fellowship Continues to Grow. TRF Grows with Major Donors and Paul Harris Society Members. Paul Harris Society’s Newest Members ....
A Note from the District Annual Giving Chair, Peter Anderson

I am sure you all know that November is The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Month. As the District 7610 Annual Giving Chair, I want to take the opportunity to talk about TRF. The most important thing I would like to do first, is say a big THANK YOU ....
District Grants Benefit Communities Throughout 7610 and Beyond

Twenty-three humanitarian and educational service projects received funding thanks to Annual Fund-SHARE contributions. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in Evanston approved all District Grant applications that (41) clubs ....
A Dearth of Global Scholarship Candidates

DG Janet Brown and DRFC Juanita Cawley have set aside sufficient funds for up to four Global Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Howev-er, several years into Rotary International’s implementation of its Future Vision, ....


From Where I Sit

I have recently returned from the Zone 33/34 annual meet-ing in Destin, Florida. At that meeting, DGE George Tyson and DGN Ronnie Chantker, along with their spouses, Sue & Art, attended training with their peer group for the first ....
Rotary Leadership Institute

During our District Governor’s recent visits to clubs, DG Janet Brown provided some good news. The $50 rebates for District 7610 Rotarians attending an RLI session are not limited to $50 per club this fall. The catch is that available ....
Area Public Image Advisor of the Month

Jessica Sprajcar has experience in Public Image both through Rotary and her career. As a former member of the Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club in Harrisburg, Penn-sylvania, Ms. Sprajcar wrote the club’s weekly newsletter for ....
Piggin’ Out

In September the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak held its 9th Annual Pig Roast and Reverse Raffle at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds. Our special guests were several veterans from the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran ....
Gainesville-Haymarket Supports Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos Prison Ministry is a volunteer, nonprofit, charitable organization providing communi-ty service to federal and state prisons. The mission of Kairos is to plant the message of for-giveness and the seed of hope in incarcerated persons. ....
Bailey’s Crossroads Club Marches in Annandale Parade

The Bailey's Crossroads Rotary Club participated in the 2015 Annandale Parade. JEB Stuart High School Interact students carried a banner, loaned to the Bailey’s club by the Annandale Rotary Club, proclaiming World Polio Day Oct. 24. ....
Conducting a Community Needs Assessment

How do Rotary Clubs decide what projects they will support or be involved in? How does the club know that their projects bring value to the community it supports? The West Springfield Rotary Club has completed two community ....
The Area Membership Advisor of the Month

Jonathan Lucus is the Managing Director of The Arc@Work at The Arc of the United States. In his role, he is responsible for providing leadership and stra-tegic direction for the 8th largest charity in the Unit-ed States. He is also ....
Rotarians Commemorate Lafayette at Yorktown

Following WII, it was obvious that there was a need to protect humanist values on which civilizations were built and to provide world understanding among people of all nations. The Rotary Inter-Country Committees ....
A Successful Walk for Water

For the fourth year in a row, Rotarians from D7610 and their supporters participated in a Run/Walk for Water to raise funds for water projects in Zambia. Members from many of the 15 participating Rotary Clubs met at Burke Lake Park on Sunday, September 27, and we had clouds but no rain! ....

End Polio Now Nights

We are pleased to announce that the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards are continuing the partnership to support our End Polio Now campaign. The Washington Capitals End Polio Now Night will take place on Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. as the Capitals face the New Jersey Devils. Three dollars from every ticket sold will be again contributed to Rotary's PolioPlus program.

Tickets for the February 20 game are very limited so please place your order as soon as possible. Prices are $42 for Mezzanine Ends (Attack or Defend) seats and $62 for Mezzanine Center seats. I strongly encourage clubs to designate a coordinator to buy a block of seats for its members. All orders of more than 10 tickets must be purchased through Bobby Minnette at or (202) 292-1947.

If you wish to order tickets individually, please use the following instructions:

1) Click on the following web page:
2) Enter promo code ENDPOLIOCAPS (case sensitive)
3) Select section and seats you desire
4) Set up Monumental Sports account if you do not have one already
5) Purchase tickets

All online orders will be subject to all service charges and handling fees. Please note that you will not be able to print your tickets until 72 hours prior to the game.

We also continue our great relationship with the Washington Wizards with another End Polio Now Night on Saturday, March 19. This game features the Wizards versus the revived New York Knicks. Again, three dollars from each ticket sold will go to our PolioPlus program.

As with the Capitals, all ticket orders of more than 10 must be purchased through Bobby Minnette. It is best to have a club coordinator for this event as well. Individual tickets can be ordered online at The promotion code is ENDPOLIOWIZ. All fees will apply to online orders. Ticket prices are $26 and $31 for Upper Level seats.

Please contact Vance Zavela at for more information.

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District 7610 Leadership Team

District Governor
Janet L. S. Brown

District Gov-Elect
George Tyson

District Gov-Nominee
Ronnie Chantker

Lieutenant Governor
Donna Phillips

Lieutenant Governor
Bill Cawley

Lieutenant Governor
Wayne Murphy

Lieutenant Governor
Tom Watson O'Bryon

Richard B. Storey

Asst Gov (Piedmont)
Jack Manzari

Asst Gov (Middle Peninsula)
Ronald Saunders

Asst Gov (Northern Neck)
Bill Croxton

Asst Gov (I-95 Corridor)
Donnell Mohr

Asst Gov (Wine Country)
Sam Kessler

Asst Gov (Prince William County)
Victor L. Evans

Asst Gov (Alexandria/Mt. Vernon)
James Hicks

Asst Gov (W. Central Fairfax County)
James Kirkpatrick

Asst Gov (E. Central Fairfax County/Fairfax City)
Suyong Min

Asst Gov (NE Fairfax County)
Ronnie Chantker

Asst Gov (NW Fairfax County)
Hayward Hull

Asst Gov (Loudoun County)
James D. Gates