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

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

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp (RYLA)

District 7610 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp now accepting applications! RYLA 2015 will be held in Haymarket Virginia at Boy Scout Camp William Snyder on October 2-4, 2015. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Got questions? Need more information? Contact Dan Radtke! 703-283-9540 or danradtke@earthlink.net








DISTRICT NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2015


From Where I Sit

August is membership month, and growing membership is a major initiative of mine and also of Rotary International. ....
Membership Month—Who Will You Invite to Join?

Even though as Rotarians we understand the importance of bringing new people into our clubs each and every month, August on the Rotary calendar is the month we place special emphasis on grow-ing our clubs. ....
A Membership Self Examination

If you’re not sure why your 7610 Rotary Club is shrinking, ask these questions: ....
Expanded Washington Nationals End Polio Support

The Washington Nationals have extended their dis-count coupon promotion to Rotary for all 2015 home games. ....
Interview With LTG Donna Phillips

In an effort to better inform District 7610 members about key district lead-ers, their roles, and their goals, the Education and Development Commit-tee, guided by the district strategic plan, is featuring one district leader to ....
A call to India

Sometimes in order to really understand the importance of a ser-vice project you must see the need first hand. Come with me to India November 11th -24th and see first hand the impact of the projects Rotary supports. ....
Three Membership Retention Tips

Every new member of Rotary needs 3 things: A friend in Rotary to whom he can constantly turn, who will walk beside him, who will answer his questions, who will understand his problems. ....
Public Image Advisor Jim Holcombe

Jim Holcombe brings more than 30 years of experience in International Marketing to our Public Image Advisor team. He graduated from the University of Mary-land with a Master's degree in International Management, majoring in ....
Like Fathers, Like Daughters

On June 24 PDG Ken Tillman had the honor of installing his daughter, Darcy Tillman, as president of the Woodbridge Rotary club at the club’s installation dinner held at the Quantico Officer’s club. ....
Leesburg Happenings

About 15 years ago, Rotarian and former Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Tom Horne had a vision for a community outreach program related to law. ....
Why I Became a Rotarian

I have been a Rotarian for more than twenty years. However, I was not aware of that fact until 7 Jan 2015. Your first question is “Wait a minute, that can’t be right”! ....
Building Rotary membership

A major focus of every Rotary Club is building the membership of that club, and equally im-portant, retaining those members. Our history is both an asset and a hurdle. ....
End Polio Now! with Washington Mystics

We are pleased to announce another new partnership in 2015, this one with our women's professional basketball team, Washington Mystics ....
Want to Retain Members? Send Them to Jail

Now that I have your attention, let me share what one club did in another district in our Zone to engage the members of its club. ....
The Area Membership Advisor of the Month

Our Area Membership Advisor (AMA), highlighted for the month is Martha Hutzel. Martha is responsible for advising and assisting with membership development and reten-tion, the Rotary clubs in Area 4 which includes the Caroline County, Fredericksburg, North Stafford- Garrisonville, ....
Leesburg-Daybreak Names Citizens of the Year

In June, the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak announced its 2014-15 Citizens of the Year, Sue Clewis and Lisa Cromwell. Sue Clewis and Lisa Cromwell Co-Chaired the INOVA Loudoun Hospital’s Annual Ladies Board Rummage ....
The Passing of a Rotarian

It is with great sadness to inform you that Bill O’Hop, longtime member of the Woodbridge Rotary Club and founder of the Lake Ridge club passed away on June 23rd. ....
Take Yourself Out to Rotary Night at the Ballgame

Here’s an opportunity to have an enjoyable evening out and sup-port PolioPlus at the same time. Despite resembling the “Walking Wounded,” the Nationals are in first place in the American League ....
Growing, Gardening, and Gifting

Born out of love for downtown Louisa and an interest in contin-ued local development, citizens created The Downtown Gardens as a beautification effort for the education, pleasure, and relaxation of residents and visitors. ....
Rotary Day at United Nations Headquarters

Since 49 Rotarians helped draft the UN Charter in 1945, “Rotary and the UN have been close partners, …a relationship that’s apparent through PolioPlus and work with UN agencies.” ....
Membership Begins at Home

We can all understand why Rotary International, our Zone and our District are all interest-ed in membership. Simply put, the more members Rotary has, the more good Rotary can do. ....
Alexandria Club Donates $112,000 to Local Nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Alexandria, in partnership with its affiliate the Alexandria Day Nursery and Children's Home, continued its decades-long tradition of awarding grants to local non-profit organizations with the presentation of more ....
Club Hopping, Rotary Style

When you think of club hopping, do you think of the dancing the night away? Another way of club hopping is visiting other Rotary clubs. West Point member Colleen Bo-nadonna has visited well over 250 clubs since joining Rotary in ....
Even Rotarians Need to Unwind!

On Sunday, July 19, 2015 The Rotary Club of Dulles international Air-port celebrated summer with a so-cial picnic event. The event allowed mem-bers and spouses the opportunity to get to-gether outside of regular Rotary activities to ....
End Polio Now With D.C. United

We are pleased to announce a new partnership in 2015 with D.C. United, Washington’s pro-fessional soccer team. Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign has been selected for one of their two cause nights this season. ....






WASHINGTON MYSTICS JOIN ROTARY'S END POLIO NOW! CAMPAIGN


We are pleased to announce another new partnership in 2015, this one with our women's professional basketball team, Washington Mystics. The End Polio Now! game will be held on Friday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Tickets to the game are $29 each with $5 per ticket going to Rotary's PolioPlus program. It will be an exciting game against the defending WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury. For groups of 10 or more, please contact George Mulherin at (202) 266-2261 or gmulherin@washingtonmystics.com.

Tickets for the August 28 game and any remaining home games can be purchased through the following link for individuals or groups up to 9 people: www.msesales.com/mystics/endpolio Promo Code: ENDPOLIO. Please contact George for groups of 10 or more. For tickets purchased online, all handling fees and service charges will apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@verizon.net.

Click here to download flyer.








FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER JULY 2015


Rotary Peace Fellows Are Big Deals to District 7610

Why is everyone looking so pleased in the group photo below? Because District 7610 just received a very uncommon honor-designation as a Rotary Foundation "Peacebuilder District". ....
District Foundation Seminar Scheduled for September 12

Don’t put it off; it’s just around the corner! Registration is about to open for the September 12 Rotary Foundation Seminar, which will again be held on the Stafford campus of the University of Mary Washington. ....
Twenty District Clubs Have Achieved 100% Paul Harris Fellow Banner

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District Grant Makes a World of Difference to Haitian Children

Five years ago, when Catherine Read urged me to join Rotary, I thought of Rotary as an "old boys club" that just met for breakfast or lunch and provided an opportunity for business networking. ....
Alexandria Rotarian’s Major Donor Award Especially Meaningful

Alexandria Rotarian Joanne Bauers tucks her newly awarded Major Donor crystal safely under her arm as she also receives her accompanying Paul Harris Fellow certificate at her club’s regular meeting on June 16 from then- DRFC and PDG Chuck Davidson (right). ....
TRF Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award winner PDG Sandy Duckworth is all smiles as she is flanked by DG Rich Storey and iPDG Juanita Cawley who have just made the presentation at the June 27 District Awards and Installation Banquet. ....
TRF Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World

All-Grants Chair Vance Zavela reminisces with iPDG Juanita Cawley after receiving The Rotary Foundation’s Regional Service Award for a Polio- Free World at the June 27 Awards and Installation Banquet. ....
A Great Month for New Major Donors in the District!

DG Rich Storey and his wife Carol experience a light moment while being recognized as Major Donors by then-DRFC and PDG Chuck Davidson (right) during the June 27 District Awards and Installation Banquet. ....
The Paul Harris Society Continues its Membership Heat Wave!

Six more Rotarians make The Rotary Foundation their charity of choice. ....
New Paul Harris Society Members

Increasing Day by Day! ....
Foundation Potpourri

DG Rich Storey (far left) and then-DGE Janet Brown (second from left) pose after recognizing members of her family as the district’s newest Paul Harris Fellows during the June 27 District Awards and Installation Banquet festivities. ....
District 7610 Global Scholars Receive Checks

Global Scholar Lisa Butler receives her check from District Scholarships Chair Joe Luquire (right). Lisa’s parents (rear) joined for the ceremony at the June 16 meeting of the Rotary Club of Rosslyn- Fort Myer, ....
District 7610 Global Scholars Receive Checks

It’s a happy occasion for all concerned as Global Scholar Cecilia Kern receives her check from District Scholarships Chair Joe Luquire at the July 13 meeting of the Rotary Club of Fairfax, ....
Joan Renner is Featured Foundation Team Member for July

Joan Renner is the new Area Foundation Advisor for District 7610’s Area 7, serving the Rotary clubs of Alexandria, Alexandria South, Alexandria West, and Mount Vernon. ....






END POLIO NOW WITH D.C. UNITED


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. The game featuring End Polio Now! will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. Tickets to the game are $26 each with $5 per ticket going to Rotary's PolioPlus program. 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
thereferee@comcast.net

District Gov-Elect
George Tyson
gtyson@hyperioninc.com

District Gov-Nominee
Ronnie Chantker
rmccpa97@aol.com

Lieutenant Governor
Donna Phillips
dzphandpt@gmail.com

Lieutenant Governor
Bill Cawley
bcawley@cox.net

Lieutenant Governor
Wayne Murphy
wayne@wainwrighttile.com

Lieutenant Governor
Tom Watson O'Bryon
tom.obryon@ubs.com

iPDG
Richard B. Storey
rich@storeyonline.com

Asst Gov (Piedmont)
Jack Manzari
IRAZNAMJ@yahoo.com

Asst Gov (Middle Peninsula)
Ronald Saunders
dc61ac@outlook.com

Asst Gov (Northern Neck)
Bill Croxton
crox@croxtons.com

Asst Gov (I-95 Corridor)
Donnell Mohr
dandnmohr@cox.net

Asst Gov (Wine Country)
Sam Kessler
skessler.rotary@gmail.com

Asst Gov (Prince William County)
Victor L. Evans
vevans@pwcgov.org

Asst Gov (Alexandria/Mt. Vernon)
James Hicks
depprinting@aol.com

Asst Gov (W. Central Fairfax County)
James Kirkpatrick
jkirkpa104@aol.com

Asst Gov (E. Central Fairfax County/Fairfax City)
Suyong Min
suyongmin@aol.com

Asst Gov (NE Fairfax County)
Ronnie Chantker
rmccpa97@aol.com

Asst Gov (NW Fairfax County)
Hayward Hull
hullh@aol.com

Asst Gov (Loudoun County)
James D. Gates
jamgate@aol.com