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Rotary UN Day at UN HQ in New York City - Sat., Nov. 7, 2015

Saturday, Nov. 7 is Rotary UN Day at the United Nations in New York City. Click here for more information.


Join Rotary and UNICEF on October 23, 2015

Dear Fellow Rotarians: It is our pleasure to announce Rotary’s annual World Polio Day kickoff event on 23 October in New York City. We'll use this occasion to shine a light on Rotary’s leadership in the fight that has brought us This ....
Peter Anderson, Featured Foundation Team Member for September

This will be the fourth year Peter Anderson has held the position as Area 9 Foundation Advisor (AFA) for District 7610. He is a past president of the Crystal City Pentagon Rotary Club and is also the District Annual Giving Chair for ....
The Paul Harris Society - Awesome!

WOW! District 7610 Rotarians support of the PHS is AWE-SOME! We welcome Brad Bodager, Charlottesville; Will Wil-kinson, Crystal City-Pentagon; and Kamlesh Chainani, Tysons Corner as our three newest Society members ....
Great Falls and Tela Clubs and Interact Club Help Honduran Children

Two years ago the Rotary Club of Great Falls embarked upon a project to help school children in Honduras. The project began with an idea from the club’s International Committee and a fact finding trip by President (at that time) ....
September Foundation Seminar

Members from around District 7610 attended the District Foundation Seminar on Saturday Septem-ber 12. In spite of the heavy rains, the turn out for the seminar was terrific. Leaders from the District and the Zone conducted breakout ....
Washington Nationals Support End Polio

On August 22nd, the Washington Nationals hosted the 5th Annual End Polio Now Fundraiser. Using the endpolio code, they showed their support by donating $5 for each ticket purchased to the Polio Plus program. DG Janet Brown ....


From Where I Sit

I have started my “Official Club Visitations” and have completed the Piedmont, Middle Peninsula, and Northern Neck Areas and am proud to report that we continue to have great Rotarian family members in great clubs, doing great things in their communities and in the world. ....
Reston Rotary is a Gift to the World

When I joined the Rotary Club of Reston just a little over a year ago, I knew that Service Above Self was their motto, but I had no idea of the direct impact that this philosophy would have on the 700 children who attend Aldrin Elementary. ....
Fourth Annual 5-Mile Run/Walk for Water

“Walking for Water” is a Rotary initiative begun in The Netherlands in 2010. From Great Britain to Eastern Europe, and from the U.S. to Africa, participants support awareness and funding to help those in developing countries have access ....
Why Attend The 2016 District Conference?

#1 Reason to Attend The District 7610 Annual Conference, 31 March to 3 April 2016, Hyatt Chesapeake at Cambridge MD: Rotary Friendships! Make new ones, renew old ones, build on existing ones! ....
Gathering Data—Step Two in Developing Your Club’s Strategic Plan

President Harry Truman once said, “Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” The purpose of these articles on developing a strategic plan is to provide tools to help ....
Night Golfing

The Gainesville-Haymarket Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Night Golf Tournament is coming to Stone-wall Golf Course in Lake Manassas on October 30, 2015. Come join us for some fun under the moon and stars to raise money for the ....
Membership Moment

District 7610 has made a big investment this year to gain more mem-bers, however, our District cannot grow if we fail to retain current members. We are trying to increase retention via a wide range of ini-tiatives such as meaningful ....
Stafford Funnels Relief to Saipan after Typhoon

Typhoon Soudelor recently made a direct hit on the island of Saipan with winds of 150 mph and even higher gusts. Kathryn Barry is currently a member of the Stafford Rotary club, but she lived on Saipan for eight years and was a ....
Collecting Technology at Dulles South

The Dulles South Rotary has launched a technology collection drive for school kids in needs. We take laptops, tablets and smart phones, factory reset them and give them to the local school sys-tem that distributes them to ....
Expanded Washington Nationals End Polio Support

The Washington Nationals have extended their discount coupon promotion to Rotary for all 2015 home games. For every ticket sold a donation of $5 will be contributed to Rotary’s PolioPlus program. ....
District Youth and Rotarians Had Fun at the 2015 District Conference

I n April 2015, Rotarians from across District 7610 met Youth Exchange students, Interact club members, RYLA and Rotary UN Day participants as well as speech and essay contest winners at the District 7610 Conference in ....
International Projects: The Glue that Binds our Global Family

David Brooks of the New York Times in a recent Op Ed piece, entitled “The Structure of Gratitude,” lays out the importance of gratitude in our society and in our lives. Gratitude, he points out, is not only important by giving back to ....
Gloucester Rotary Club Honors Two Community Leaders

Two Gloucester County residents have received special recognition from the Gloucester Rota-ry Club for demonstrating “commitments to helping persons in need” in their lives, vocations and public service. ....
Youth Summit Planning Begins in September

On her various travels DG Janet Brown attended and learned about Youth Summits at another Rotary District. After she re-turned home she said: “This could be a great opportunity for us… to bring young people and Rotarians together ....
Membership Development

When you are talking to that prospect about Rotary did you ever think of the reasons to join? Maybe the reasons are the same as yours but sometimes a lttle different. Here are some thoughts largely derived from Richard D. King, ....
The 25th Annual Chesapeake Bay Conference

The Gloucester Rotary club will celebrate the 25th year of their club’s signature event next sum-mer. The Chesapeake Bay Conference provides a 5-day experience for 24 rising sophomore or junior high school students the opportunity to ....
Bailey’s Crossroads Club Distributes School Supplies

Members of the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club, including Ben Hester, Jim Holcombe, Frank Brady, David Feld, and Dave Borowski recently met at Oak View Elementary School in Fairfax to assist in Our Daily Bread's (ODB) annual ....
Bright Beginnings in West Point

West Point club members joined the YMCA Bright Be-ginning shopping event, helping students select new school clothes. One young shopper exclaimed, "This is the best day EVER" The club supports this program that builds ....
The Area Membership Advisor of the Month

Mary Drum, Area 11 Membership Advisor, has been a Rotarian in the Herndon Club since 2005. She served as the Interact Chair, was Pres-ident of the club in the 2010-2011 year, and is now the Public Image Chair. She has attended ....
Herndon Imagination Library Impacts Local Area

"Where would you be, today, if you couldn't read"? That was the question posed to our Rotary Club of Herndon in 2005, as we considered the idea of becoming the sponsor-ing community organization for the Dolly Parton's ....
West Point Rotarian Named State Principal of the Year

West Point High School Principal Mark Dorsey was named 2015's Out-standing High School Principal of Virginia by the Virginia Associa-tion of Secondary School Principals. Dorsey, designated a state win-ner in the National ....
End Polio Now With D.C. United

We are pleased to announce a new partner-ship in 2015 with D.C. United, Washington’s professional soccer team. Tickets for any re-maining home games can be purchased through the following link for individuals or groups up to 9 ....
Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's Ladder, Inc. was established in 1991 as an enrichment program for intellec-tually gifted, at-risk children. Typically, these children are referred to the program by their school's gifted coordinators or counselors. Beginning in ....
September—Basic Education and Literacy Month

Why does Rotary focus on supporting education? Sixty-seven mil-lion children worldwide have no access to education, and more than 785 million people over the age of 15 (about 14% of the adults in the world) are illiterate. ....
International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR)

The purpose of this article is to introduce the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR) in our District and worldwide to you and your Club. As an “active and aware” Rotarian, you can play a key role in the introduction and ....


We are pleased to announce a new partnership in 2015 with D.C. United, Washington's professional soccer team. Rotary's End Polio Now campaign has been selected for one of their two cause nights this season. For groups of 10 or more, please contact Aaron McCollum at (202) 587-5480 or AMcCollum@dcunited.com. Tickets for any remaining home games can be purchased through the following link for individuals or groups up to 9 people: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=dcunited&o=4853846&g=3025
Promo Code: ENDPOLIO. Please contact Aaron for groups of 10 or more for those games. For tickets purchased online, all handling fees and service charges will apply. Any questions should be sent to Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@verizon.net.

Washington Nationals Discount Coupon Promotion for all 2015 Home Games to Benefit Rotary's PolioPlus Program

The Washington Nationals have extended their discount coupon promotion to Rotary for all 2015 home games. For every ticket sold a donation of $5 will be contributed to Rotary's PolioPlus program. To avoid any confusion, Rotarians can use the season-long discount coupon promotion for all Nationals games except the 2014 End Polio Now Night game. Simply go to www.nationals.com/tickets and enter promotion code ENDPOLIO to view the sections and discounts for the other remaining home games.

This year's date for the 6th Annual End Polio Now! Night Is Saturday, August 22. These discounted tickets include a $10 concession to purchase food at most ballpark stands. Please contact your club coordinator for tickets. A flyer with more details is on the D7610 web site. Deadline to purchase group tickets is Friday, August 14 Please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@verizon.net if there are any questions



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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