Washington Nationals offer Rotary second End Polio Now!
Night on Saturday, October 1 at 4:05 p.m.

The Washington Nationals are giving Rotary a second End Polio Now! Night at their game on Saturday, October 1 at 4:05 p.m. Tickets are only $40 and include a $10 concession credit for food or souvenirs. Individual Rotarians can go to the link www.nationals.com/endpolio to buy tickets for family, friends, colleagues, and others. Clubs can contact Jennifer McCarty at 202-640-7648 for groups of 13 or more. Groups purchased through Jennifer will avoid many of the service charges and handling fees. For any questions, please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@verizon.net. Go Rotary, and Go Nats!


Interview with— District Governor Janet Brown

My top goal is Polio Plus, fol-lowed by a focus on the Rotary Foundation. I want to make this centennial year of The founda-tion, a bold year where we can accomplish great things for The Foundation. A big priority is to look at Membership through New Generations. Our Interact and Rotaract clubs represent our future and I believe that emphasis on their success is the best way to build knowledge of Rotary and future membership. ....
District Governor Elect George Tyson (1943-2016)

District 7610 Tribute. In memory of DGE George James Tyson, Jr. who passed away June 17, 2016. George was a family member, friend, and outstanding Rotarian. He loved Rotary and our District and wanted to serve as District Governor. ....
District 7610 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp

Camp Director for District 7610, Dan Radtke, has scheduled another exciting event for this year on the last weekend in September, starting on Friday afternoon, Sept 30th. The leadership camp is designed for high school juniors and seniors during which they will be given instruction in Fundamentals of Leadership, Ethics of Leadership, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving, Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem, Goal Setting and Time Management. ....
Rotary UN Day at UN HQ in New York City

Saturday, Nov. 12 is Rotary UN Day at the United Nations in New York City. Last year about 40 youth and adults from our district with about 1,500 Rotarians and youth attended Rotary UN Day at UN Headquarters for panels and talks on economic development, human rights, water, health, polio eradication, literacy, and youth projects. The theme was Rotary’s Global Women of Action. ....
Outreach to Senior Rotarians, By Vicky Robertson, Herndon Rotary Club

Old Rotarians never die…they just fade away?… Ever wonder what happened to that senior Rotarian? He came to every meeting, and worked so hard for Rotary, then suddenly he was gone. What happened? ....
Join us for the first annual night of Wine Helps!

Drink a Little -- Help a Lot! A new social event on the Arlington scene is Wine Helps! for charity. You can sample great wines as well as gourmet cheeses and charcuterie. Enjoy accompanying food and music, while chatting with your friends and contacts or meeting new ones. ....
And the Winners Are, By Rosanne Bunting, Awards Chair

The annual District Installation and Awards Banquet was held July 16. For those of you who were not present, you missed a lovely evening of good friends, good food and many awards. There were numerous clubs this past year who excelled in so many aspects of Rotary service. You should be quite proud of the job you did. Below is a list of all the recipients. Congratulations to all! ....


An Important New Initiative within Rotary District 7610

Developing Peacebuilder Clubs beginning in 2016-2017 ....
Save the Date, October 29, 2016, for a Peacebuilder Conference, sponsored by our own Rotary District 7610!

This year DG Janet Brown, DRFC Juanita Cawley and the Foundation team will be hosting the first Peacebuilder Conference in District 7610. Save the date and plan to attend at the UMW Stafford Campus. ....
News Flash! Polio Update on Nigeria Just In from RI PolioPlus Coordinator, David Green

In Nigeria, two children have recently been paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Borno state. Both cases were reported in July 2016. Prior to these cases, Nigeria had not seen a case of wild polio since 24 July 2014. ....
Welcome AFA Pat Borowski of the Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads

This year the Rotary District 7610 Foundation team has another new member, Area 9 Advisor, Pat Borowski of the Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads (BXRC). ....
Save the date for the District 7610 Foundation Seminar

District 7610 Foundation Seminar September 17, 2016 University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus ....
District 7610 Paul Harris Society Is a Way to Expand Your Reach!

As we continue the start of a new Rotary year, here is a quick refresher of the Paul Harris Society for everyone to use! ....
Two Level 1 Major Donor families recognized at the District Awards Banquet in July

PDG & DRFC Juanita Cawley recognizes Donna Flory from the Gainesville-Haymarket Club with her husband, Don, as Major Donor Level 1 at the District Awards Banquet. Also, Hayward Hull of the Herndon Rotary Club ( right) and his wife, Eileen, receive the Major Donor Crystal from PDG & DRFC Juanita Cawley at the recognition ceremony during the District Awards Banquet. (Photos by Dave Mercer) ....
Major Donors from the Rotary Clubs of Stafford and Dulles International Airport recognized

Photo by Leigh Ann Poland and Tim Murray ....
The Rotary Foundation Celebrates 100 Years in 2017!

The Rotary Foundation turns 100 this Rotary year. Dedicated and connected volunteers like you have contributed significantly to its longevity. The goal for this special year is to work together to raise a record-breaking $300 million so Rotarians can continue serving communities for another 100 years. ....
Global Grant Resources

If you’re anticipating a grant proposal, be sure to check the new e-learning module in the Building a Global Grant course in the Learning Center at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/learning-reference. ....
ROTARY’s Scholars Are Peacebuilders Who Can Help Change the World for the Better

Contact Ted Hussar, Scholarship Chair hussarlaw@gmail.com (703) 560-0808 ....
Help Rotarians Serving Humanity!

Come Join the Member Clubs of the District 7610 Water Alliance to Support the Zambian Water Project ....
Save the Date...A New Opportunity to Support End Polio Now.

Join Fellow District 7610 Rotarians at a Mystics Game! Participating Club Presidents will be recognized at the game. A first. ....


In the second year of our partnership with the Washington Mystics, a special night has been planned for us on Sunday, September 18. All club presidents who have members attend the game will be recognized on the court in a special halftime ceremony. Also, the first 50 kids we recruit for the game will participate in a fan tunnel when the teams come on the court. It is a great opportunity for clubs to buy tickets for our Interact Club members.

This End Polio Now! Night will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Tickets for the game range from $20-40 depending on the section selected, with $5 per ticket going to Rotary’s PolioPlus program. It will be an exciting game against the Connecticut Sun. For groups of 10 or more, please contact George Mulherin at (202) 266-2261 or gmulherin@washingtonmystics.com.

Tickets for any other 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 NOTE: Link cannot be accessed using Microsoft Explorer.) Please contact George for groups of 10 or more. For tickets purchased online, all handling fees and service charges will apply.

Attached please find both flyers with more details. If you have any questions, please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@verizon.net.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 27, 2017, for the next End Polio Now! Night with the Washington Capitals.

Click here to download the flyer

Click here to download the flyer

District 7610 Leadership Team

District Governor
Janet L. S. Brown

District Gov-Elect
Ronnie Chantker

District Gov-Nominee
Joan M. Renner

iPDG & Vice Governor
Richard B. Storey

Asst Gov (Piedmont)
Wayne Murphy

Asst Gov (Middle Peninsula)
Ronald Saunders

Asst Gov (Northern Neck)
C. Norman Wood

Asst Gov (I-95 Corridor)
Donnell Mohr

Asst Gov (Wine Country)
Wayne Murphy

Asst Gov (Prince William County)
Victor L. Evans

Asst Gov (Alexandria/Mt. Vernon)
Joan M. Renner

Asst Gov (W. Central Fairfax County)
James Kirkpatrick

Asst Gov (E. Central Fairfax County/Fairfax City)
Joe Lott

Asst Gov (NE Fairfax County)
Suzanne P. McDougall

Asst Gov (NW Fairfax County)
Hayward Hull

Asst Gov (Loudoun County)
James D. Gates