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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


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

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. ....


Rotary International President

We in Rotary aspire to great deeds. We admire those who give great gifts to humanity: Abraham Lincoln who gave the gift of human dignity to the downtrodden; Mother Teresa, who gave the gift of compassion to the forgotten; ....
From Where I Sit

I am inspired to follow in the footsteps of many who have gone before me and have left their legacy of gifts and talents to District 7610. ....
And the Winners Are:

If you missed the District Recognition and Installation Banquet, you missed a wonderful evening full of great comraderie, good food and lots of fun....
Notes From the Gloucester & Gloucester Point Clubs

Gloucester Point club member (and former club President) Louise Theberge is now serving on the Gloucester Community Foundation Board. ....
The “Kissing Sailor”

The photograph of the "Kissing Sailor" taken at Times Square on VJ Day, August 14, 1945, by famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt is reported-ly the second most famous photograph coming out of WW II, right after the raising of ....
Racing for Resolutions

The Rotary Club of Leesburg holds the longest running New Year's Race in Northern Virginia. The 18th Annual REHAU Inc. Rotary Resolution Race has many faithful volunteers and runners, and celebrated another successful ....
Does Your Club Have a Plan?

The great New York Yankees catcher and manager Yogi Berra once famously said (among other things), “If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” ....
What Does a Rotarian Look Like?

In this case our Rotarian wears a suit to work at his bank, but sometimes it is business casual. For example: a year or so ago our Rotarian, whom I’m certain was dressed appropriately, competed in a company leadership exercise ....
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. ....
Tappahannock Rotary Supports the Arts

Tappahannock Rotary partnered with the Essex County Public Schools to sponsor a concert to benefit the arts, drama, and music departments of the local Essex High School. ....
Dulles International Airport Installation

The Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport had their officer installation dinner at the Doubletree Hotel in Sterling, Virginia. Members, their spous-es and guest enjoyed a nice dinner. ....
Rotary’s Member Benefits Program

Rotary’s new member benefits program gives Rotary members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind. ....
Another Award Winning Rotarian

John Renner, CPA, Managing Partner of Renner & Co., Alexan-dria, and a member of the Alexandria Rotary Club was recently named Outstanding Member of the Year by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts (VSCPA). ....
A District 7610 Membership Minute

Every Rotarian knows who the Assistant Governors are and just what they do. But who are Area Membership Advisors (AMAs) and just what do they do? ....
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 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



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.


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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
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