FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017


There is still time for your club to make this a “Banner Year”!

All activities must be reported no later than June 30, 2017. The Rotary Foundation shows its appreciation to Rotary Clubs for supporting its grants and programs. There is still time for your club to make this a “Banner Year”! ....
Recap of the Duke/UNC Rotary Center Annual Spring Conference

The Duke/UNC Rotary Center Annual Spring Con-ference was held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Class XIV Rotary Peace Fellows presented their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making, and positive change from every corner of the earth. ....
Images from the 2017 Duke/UNC Peace Conference

Memories from an Inspirational event on April 1, 2017 ....
Become a Rotary Peacebuilder Club!

This year, clubs across the district have engaged in the important area of Peacebuild-ing and Conflict Resolution. District 7610 developed the Peacebuilder Club designation to recognize those clubs that have made exceptional contributions to this im-portant area of focus. ....
Manassas RC Rotarian Receives Major Donor Recognition

Manassas RC Rotarian Jamie Baisden and his wife, Patty, were recognized by DRFC, PDG Juanita Cawley (right) and club President, Don Kline (left), as Major Donors Level 4 during a presentation at a recent club meeting. Jamie is also a member of the Paul Harris Society and owns QMT Windchimes, manufacturer of high quality, hand-tuned wind chimes, located in Manassas Park. ....
A Visit with PolioPlus Chair and “First Gentleman,” Felton Page

Felton Page retired from the National Guard Bureau with 39-years of service (Military and Civilian) as the Special Assistant for Diversity. He was responsible for developing, and promoting a National Guard Diversity Strategy affecting all Army and Air National Guard, military and civilian personnel in the 54 states and territo-ries. ....
Centennial Corner

Did you know that there are still over two months left for your club to celebrate the Rotary Foundation Centennial? Below are just a few simple ways that your club might do this, if it hasn’t already. ....
The Paul Harris Society Celebrates its Growth!

New Members continue to the grow the ranks of the Paul Harris Society in District 7610. In the truest spirit and sense of the quote above, Paul Harris Society members continue to be the substantial, financial bedrock upon which we are able to contribute generously to The Rotary Foundation. Our contributions, in turn, ENABLE the entire worldwide membership of Rotary International to always do great things in our world! ....
Manassas RC Makes Contribution to PolioPlus

Manassas RC President Don Kline (left) and President-elect, Xiao-Yin Byrom (right) present a check to DRFC, PDG Juanita Cawley (center) for polio eradication. ....





Washington Nationals Discount Ticket Promotion for all 2017 Home Games to Benefit Rotary’s PolioPlus Program


The Washington Nationals have extended their discount coupon promotion to Rotary for all 2017 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 2017 End Polio Now! Night game. Simply go to www.nationals.com/VIP and enter promotion code EndPolio to view the sections and discounts for the other remaining home games.

This year’s date for the 8th Annual End Polio Now! Night Is Saturday, August 26. These discounted tickets include a $10 concession to purchase food, drink and souvenirs 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 (more than 12 people) is Friday, August 11. Please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@verizon.net if there are any questions.









DISTRICT NEWSLETTER MARCH 2017


AROUND THE DISTRICT

Family members welcome to the second full day of Spring, March 22, 2017! And also, did you know that March 20th was International Happiness Day? In 2012 the United Nations (UN) declared it so. WOW! ....
Peace Dinner!

Your Personal Invitation to the Peace Dinner! Please join us... ....
We are going camping

May 18-21, 2017 at Wintergreen resort ....
Family Members Going to the Convention

RI Convention 2017 takes a Jump!!! 162 as of March 20th...the Goal was 145! Why not join them in listening to this impressive lineup of Speakers?? ....
International Women’s Day

On March 8th, 2017, the World Bank Headquarters served as a venue to an audience of about 300 for the second year, to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world—on International Women’s Day. This event ....
Celebrating a Rotary History Maker

Marie Mehfoud Suyes, the first President of the first all-woman Rotary Club, passed away on January 13th, 2017. Marie was a Rotary Ann at her husband’s, Dr. David (Jerry) R. Suyes Jr., Sandston Rotary Club, near Rich-mond, Virginia, for 27 years, during a time when women could not be members. ....
Su Webb—the Role Model for Citizen Volunteers

At the time of her passing Su Webb was director of the Heritage Farm Museum, providing programs for children and preserving the history of Loudoun's agricultural era. Other historical treasure's were identified and preserved with Su's help. ....
The Historical District 7610

Jerry Evan Evans, District Governor 7610 2004/2005. He was born in Pomona, CA in 1937 and attended Pomona College, '59 and then owned Alhambra Sheet Metal in Alhambra, CA for 35 years before moving to Virginia ....
ROTARY DISTRICT 7610 STRATEGIC WATER ALLIANCE BEGINS 11TH YEAR!

It all started back in 2006 when the Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport knew a Peace Corps Volunteer working in Zambia, Africa. Word got back to the Club that clean water was needed to support one of the villages where the volunteer worked. ....
John Champe High School to Support Rotary District 7610 Strategic Water Alliance

On March 25th The Rotary Interact Club and the SCA of John Champe High School in Loudoun County will host a Color Fun Run/Walk with all proceeds going to the Rotary District 7610 Strategic Water Alliance. ....
Charlottesville RLI Success

District 7610 hosted a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) event in Charlottesville on February 11th, 2017. The event was the first full RLI event in the Charlottesville area and was a great success with participants from district 7610, 7600, and 7570. ....
Membership Resources from District Chair DGN Glenn Yarborough

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS, MULTIPLY AND MAINTAIN So important. Have you ever really looked closely at your club and how inclusive it is or could be. “Conscious inclusion” is important and ought to be. Does your club practice conscious inclusion? ....
Service Work in India

Why would I want to go on a Rotary vaccination trip to India? Because I wanted to serve and make a difference. I found this trip to be a life changing event. It impacted me deeply. ....
Memories of Service Work in India

Two Days of National Immunization—by the numbers ....


























District 7610 Leadership Team

District Governor
Janet L. S. Brown
thereferee@comcast.net

District Gov-Elect
Ronnie Chantker
rmccpa97@aol.com

District Gov-Nominee
William Glenn Yarborough
WGYARC@aol.com

iPDG & Vice Governor
Richard B. Storey
rich@storeyonline.com

Asst Gov (Piedmont)
Wayne Murphy
wayne@wainwrighttile.com

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

Asst Gov (Northern Neck)
C. Norman Wood
woodcn@aol.com

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

Asst Gov (Wine Country)
Wayne Murphy
wayne@wainwrighttile.com

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

Asst Gov (Alexandria/Mt. Vernon)
Jonathan Lucus
Lucus@thearc.org

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

Asst Gov (E. Central Fairfax County/Fairfax City)
Joe Lott
joe@lottfamily.com

Asst Gov (NE Fairfax County)
Suzanne P. McDougall
spmcd@cox.net

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

Asst Gov (Loudoun County)
Steve Radich
stever@bitshop.com