Rotary Club of Falls Church VA

Rotary Club of Falls Church VA "Service above self" for our community & the world since 1952! Key links at: https://linktr.ee/FallsChurchRotary. Club brochure 20/21 pdf & membership info at: http://bit.ly/FallsChurchRotary-BrochureStory.

Website: www.fallschurchrotary.org Effective 7/1/16, we meet for dinner on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm at Harvest Moon, 7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church VA 22042 (dinner $15). On other Thursdays, we may be out volunteering for a local cause, or doing a happy hour at an area restaurant. Check our schedule and program speakers at our website: www.fallschurchrotary.org. Or email us at [email protected]. Mailing address: PO Box 22, Falls Church VA 22040-22.

Website: www.fallschurchrotary.org Effective 7/1/16, we meet for dinner on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm at Harvest Moon, 7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church VA 22042 (dinner $15). On other Thursdays, we may be out volunteering for a local cause, or doing a happy hour at an area restaurant. Check our schedule and program speakers at our website: www.fallschurchrotary.org. Or email us at [email protected]. Mailing address: PO Box 22, Falls Church VA 22040-22.

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05/09/2021

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05/05/2021
Taipei | Rotary Convention

❇ Register NOW for the 2021 online Rotary Convention, happening June 10 - 16 -- promotional rate of $49 ends this Friday, May 7 (when it goes up to $65).

✈ Much less expensive than if we could travel in-person to Taipei, but still inspriational!

More info and register here --> https://convention.rotary.org/en

The 2021 Virtual Convention will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world.

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05/02/2021

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There's still time to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship! 🕊️ Find more information and inspiration at on.rotary.org/peacefellowships

04/26/2021
Rotary Zone 34 Webinar Series on Vimeo

Some Rotary webinar resources at this Vimeo link

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04/22/2021

Our newest area of focus affects us all.
earthday.org's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet. Rotary International
#PeopleOfAction

04/21/2021

RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta in the #togetherTalks on 27th April, discusses his plans for the next Rotary year and his special focus on empowering girls and women.
Register: https://t.co/m0oboBE9mZ?amp=1

Presidential conference offers relationship building, collaboration
04/21/2021
Presidential conference offers relationship building, collaboration

Presidential conference offers relationship building, collaboration

By Alex Ritchie and Taylor Huie, executive co-directors of the Ascension Rotaract MDIO, and Ally Fisher, chair of the RotarActs of Kindness campaign As life-long members of the Rotary family, our p…

Rotary is about #DoingGoodInTheWorld -- and collaborations are even better! We are happy to partner with Rotary Club of ...
04/20/2021

Rotary is about #DoingGoodInTheWorld -- and collaborations are even better! We are happy to partner with Rotary Club of Tysons Corner at the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence in DC to mitigate food insecurity. #WeAreRotary #PeopleOfAction #ServiceAboveSelf #RotaryOpensOpportunities

Time to sign up for June -- all online
04/17/2021

Time to sign up for June -- all online

Hello friends, I am happy to share that registration for the 2021 Rotary Virtual Convention is now open. Join me along with friends around the world to connect and open new opportunities.

https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

Club Brochure for Rotary Year 20/21 Now Online
04/09/2021
Club Brochure for Rotary Year 20/21 Now Online

Club Brochure for Rotary Year 20/21 Now Online

We've updated our club brochure -- now a front/back rack card -- for Rotary Year 20/21. Download the pdf --> click here     We are a "small club with big impact" with a diverse membership in profession, age, gender, cultures, and passions -- all committed to our Rotary mission of "Service Above Se...

FYI if you can help for Maternal and Child Health Month .... This is partnership with Rotary Club of Sterling which is t...
04/05/2021

FYI if you can help for Maternal and Child Health Month .... This is partnership with Rotary Club of Sterling which is the lead on the diaper collection for the NoVa Diaper Bank

The Rotary Club of Centreville & Chantilly is collecting diapers as a way of recognizing April as Maternal and Child Health Month. Lack of diapers affects parents ability to leave their children at child care, and often it is the larger size diapers - 4, 5 &6 - that are most needed and not often donated. Please consider dropping diapers by the Sandy Spring bank in Fairlakes before Friday, April 16th. #DiaperDrive #BabyBasics #GivingBack #supportingfamilies

From District YPA Chair, Rotary District 7610  Past District Gov. Juanita Cawley:>> This Tues. Aptil 6 at 6pm:  You are ...
04/05/2021

From District YPA Chair, Rotary District 7610 Past District Gov. Juanita Cawley:

>> This Tues. Aptil 6 at 6pm: You are invited to attend a special District 7610 Briefing on the Youth & Peace in Action (YPA) program -- and how your club can participate in your community -- conducted by Patricia Shafer of NewGen Peacebuilders. Zoom link to follow.

Peace is often called a “universal human value,” and peace has been identified as a priority by Rotarians and Rotary International for more than 100 years. Today, “Promoting Peace” is one of RI’s seven areas of focus.

In July 2020, Peter Kyle, our Rotary Zones 33/34 International Director, began sharing a vision to promote and support 65,000 Rotarians in more 1,700+ Rotary Clubs in Zones 33&34 as connectors and conveners for peace.The signature initiative -- callled Youth & Peace in Action: Engaging Young Community Peacebuilders (YPA) -- was established as a bold signature initiative to Equip, Energize, Educate and Engage Rotarians, community members, teachers, and students in peace education and peace projects.

(See also the district email tht was sent to all 7610 club members.)

From District YPA Chair, Rotary District 7610 Past District Gov. Juanita Cawley:

>> This Tues. Aptil 6 at 6pm: You are invited to attend a special District 7610 Briefing on the Youth & Peace in Action (YPA) program -- and how your club can participate in your community -- conducted by Patricia Shafer of NewGen Peacebuilders. Zoom link to follow.

Peace is often called a “universal human value,” and peace has been identified as a priority by Rotarians and Rotary International for more than 100 years. Today, “Promoting Peace” is one of RI’s seven areas of focus.

In July 2020, Peter Kyle, our Rotary Zones 33/34 International Director, began sharing a vision to promote and support 65,000 Rotarians in more 1,700+ Rotary Clubs in Zones 33&34 as connectors and conveners for peace.The signature initiative -- callled Youth & Peace in Action: Engaging Young Community Peacebuilders (YPA) -- was established as a bold signature initiative to Equip, Energize, Educate and Engage Rotarians, community members, teachers, and students in peace education and peace projects.

(See also the district email tht was sent to all 7610 club members.)

04/02/2021

Statement from RI Polio Chair, Michael K. McGovern on the unfortunate incident in Afghanistan:

We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of three polio workers in Jalalabad, Afghanistan today. The three women are Nagina, a supervisor since 2012, Basira, a volunteer since 2016 and Samina, a volunteer in the last few rounds. All were shot while working in the field during the current immunization rounds. In addition, an explosion took place at the entrance of the cold chain office in Nangarhar province with no one injured but there was damage to equipment.

Mohammed Ishaq Niazmand, our Rotary polio national chair, participated in meetings with the health minister and polio program lead later in the day. As is our custom, we will provide immediate payments to the families to assist them in the short term. Rotary and the BMGF provided US$ 1500 each and WHO Afghanistan provided $1,000. Ishaq will join a group delivering the funds to key known survivors in the next few days.

We have provided condolences to the Polio Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Jalalabad.

These incidents show the importance of working with all parties to finish the job of eradicating polio in the endemic countries.

We all pray that there is no more loss of life.

Best regards,
Mike
Michael K. McGovern
RI Polio Chair

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04/02/2021

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Join us Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm ET, for the official announcement of Youth & Peace in Action (YPA), for which NewGen Peacebuilders is an implementing partner. Launched by Rotary Zones 33 & 34, “YPA” is the largest local peacebuilding initiative in the history of Rotary International.

Register today: tinyurl.com/YPA-April7-1pm

#youthpeaceaction #rotaryzones3334 #NewGenPeace #OutwardBoundPeacebuilding #AllianceforPeacebuilding #peace

The Rotary International monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health. Every day worldwide mothers risk their li...
04/02/2021

The Rotary International monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health. Every day worldwide mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes.

At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help mitigate this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children.

Rotary’s projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs. Maternal and Child Health Care is also recognized as one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. Learn more --> https://www.rotary.org/.../saving-mothers-and-children... -- and
https://www.rotary.org/.../saving-mothers-and-children

The Rotary International monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health. Every day worldwide mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes.

At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help mitigate this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children.

Rotary’s projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs. Maternal and Child Health Care is also recognized as one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. Learn more --> https://www.rotary.org/.../saving-mothers-and-children... -- and
https://www.rotary.org/.../saving-mothers-and-children

With this pandemic, among the most vulnerable members within our community are people who are without a safe place to ca...
04/01/2021

With this pandemic, among the most vulnerable members within our community are people who are without a safe place to call home. Mindful of their vulnerabilities, our club members donated 3,000 face masks to the Patrick Henry Family Shelter at Seven Corners, operated by Shelter House, to help keep them safe.

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03/25/2021

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Rotary Peace Centers applications accepted through 15 May! 🕊️ Begin your journey at on.rotary.org/peacefellowships

Sharing some sad news from our sister club Bailey's Crossroads
03/23/2021

Sharing some sad news from our sister club Bailey's Crossroads

From President Bob Polson

It is my sad duty to report that Don Wellen has passed away. He had been in hospice in recent weeks. However, his final moments were with family at home. As more information becomes available, we will share it. Don has been a valuable member of our Club and our District since he joined on December 1, 1994. Deepest condolences to Donna.

Today March 22 is #WorldWaterDay!
03/22/2021

Today March 22 is #WorldWaterDay!

03/19/2021
Rotary Action Group For Peace

Rotary Action Group For Peace

In recognition of Rotary International #Water & Sanitation Month, we'd like to share our Together for Peace episode with Muyatwa Sitali, Rotary Peace Fellow & specialist at Sanitation and Water for All and UNICEF. He works every day to improve the lives of millions by providing dignity through clean water and sanitation. Incredibly heartwarming, gut-wrenching and inspirational all at once.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHgRto5wXAY
#RotariansForPeace #peace #peacebuilders #future

Rotary Action Group For Peace
03/19/2021

Rotary Action Group For Peace

Save The Date!! The 2021 Peace Dove Gala is a celebration of the impact of collective peace action cultivated & elevated by #peacebuilders from around the world. The Peace Dove Gala is a welcoming occasion for Rotarians, Rotaractors, Peace Fellows, Clubs, & the global peace community to be inspired by the Peace Doves who are dedicated to making peace a reality for all. For more information:
https://rotaryactiongroupforpeace.org/2021-peace-dove-gala/
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Rotary International #PDG2021 #CelebratePeace #CollectivePeaceAction #PeaceDoveGala2021 #PeaceDoveGala #RAGFPGALA #PeaceDove #PeaceMindset #RotariansForPeace #PeopleOfAction #Rotary

Save the Date April 1, 6.30pm via zoom -- when our club meeting speaker will be Virginia State Delegate Marcus B. Simon ...
03/18/2021
The Annandale, VA, blog

Save the Date April 1, 6.30pm via zoom --
when our club meeting speaker will be Virginia State Delegate Marcus B. Simon for an update on the 2021 state legislative session. See article below highlighting new state laws -- and bring your questions!

Northam signs 80 bills into law.

eFlashOnline
03/17/2021

eFlashOnline

World Immunization Week is 24-30 April

03/16/2021
NVMS Conflict Resolution Center

DYK March is celebrated in Fairfax County as Alternative Dispute Resolution Month? Fairfax County Government Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay commemorated the event with our local NVMS Conflict Resolution Center with these remarks. As a Rotary District 7610 #PeacebuilderClub, we appreciate the mission and work of NVMS -- peace results when we work together to break through barriers toward cooperation, unity, and thriving communities for all. Learn more >> https://nvms.us/2021/03/11/alternative-dispute-resolution-month/

Check out Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay speaking about alternative dispute resolution!

Rotary International
03/14/2021

Rotary International

President-elect Shekhar Mehta isn’t afraid to make big plans. With a little teamwork, he has a way of making them reality.

Learn more about his goals: https://on.rotary.org/3l1eHCf

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Falls Church, VA
22040-0022

General information

Service Above Self" - The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. More about Rotary and our NoVa district at www.rotary7610.org

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Our club projects include the Rotary Service areas of: Community Service, International Service, Club Service, Vocational Service, and New Generations/Youth. We select our service projects based on the needs of our community, both locally and abroad. We focus on projects relating to health, hunger, peace and conflict resolution, education, environmental concerns, literacy and vocational assistance, drug abuse and assisting senior citizens and young people.

Our members build life-long friendships through fellowship, and obtain personal fulfillment through providing volunteer service to others.

LOCAL COMMUNITY:

Our club sponsors the ROTARY TIMES TV broadcast - Two ½-hour programs taped every month featuring guests from the community, as well as Rotarians from in and out of our District. (more info and sample shows at: http://rkhayes.com/Rotary/Rotary%20Times/Rotary%20Times%20TV.htm. )


The Rotary Times TV Show is aired on COX Fairfax Public Access Cable Channel 10 at these times. Topic #1t Program: 1st Monday @7:00 AM, 1st Friday @8:00 PM, 1st Saturday @4:00 PM. Topic #2 Program: 2nd Monday @ 7:00 AM, 2nd Friday @ 8:00 PM, 2nd Saturday @4:00 PM


Our club participates in several activities both in the immediate Community and at the Rotary District level. In Rotary Year 2009/10, we partnered with other local Rotary Clubs for a District Simplified Grant to improve reading and math lliteracy for underserved youth in Fairfax County. Our grant provided online access to the award-winning CALS (Computer Assisted Learning Solution) program.

One of our main focus is on Youth (now called New Generations avenue of service). Our Rotary District sponsors competitions for schools within the District, and our Club has always been a part of that. We regularly sponsor students in these District competitions:
- Speech & Music Contests (local high school students)
- Essay Contests (local middle school students).

The Bishop O'Connell High School Interact Club is sponsored by the Falls Church Rotary Club, and we are sponsoring a new Interact Club starting Sept. 2010 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Our club also sponsors academic scholarships such as:
- Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) - awards leadership camp scholarships to local students).
Youth Exchange Student (selected students offered the opportunity to study abroad. They get to choose one of three countries).
- Group Study Exchange (young adults participate in exchange visits to different countries each year).
World Peace Scholar (nominated student selected by Rotary International to study abroad).
- Ambassadorial Scholar (nominated student selected by Rotary International to study in selected foreign country.)

We sponsored 2l ocal high school students for the summer 2010 Chesapeake Bay Conference, which is a project of the Rotary Club of Gloucester VA.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE:

Our projects overseas, often in partnership with other Rotary clubs, have included:
- Ghana Water Project – R.I. Foundation project.
- Jamaica Ambulance Project (assisted in the procurement of an Ambulance. Joint project with the Rotary Club of Kingston.
- Cameroon Water Project – Providing water to the Village of Wum in the Cameroons – a joint project with the Rotary Club of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.
- Bridges to Prosperity ($5,000 donated to build a footbridge in Peru and in Ethiopia).
- India Library Project (collected books for India) – a joint project with the Rotary Club of McLean.
- Tsunami Relief (collected funds donated to a Rotary District to help victims of the Tsunami).
- Hurricane relief (collected funds to help victims of Hurricanes in Jamaica and the Gulf Coast).
- Jamaica Literacy Project (assisted the development of a literary center to educate children and adults in Christiana, Jamaica).
- Shelter Box. – the Club provides funds to buy ShelterBoxes to be utilized by people affected by calamities, both natural and manmade, in the world. Most recently, Haitian relief.
- Ugandan Clinic – provided funds to pay the clinic staff and purchase medication.

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Maybe you -- or someone you know -- have seen a need in our community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others -- or even learn new skills. Maybe you're seeking connections with other service-minded professionals, locally and abroad. Then maybe #Rotary is for you!

The Rotary Club of Falls Church is a fun, diverse group of civic-minded professionals, with club members of various ages and professions, from around the globe. We are a close, small club -- often cited by our Rotary District 7610 with the “Best Small Club” citation. We are proud of the critical impact we make with our hands-on volunteer and financial support to make the world a better place. #SmallClubBigImpact We have been designated a district #PeaceBuilderClub.

During the #SaferAtHome pandemic period, we are meeting online via Zoom. We meet at 6.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays -- and in more “usual” times, enjoy family-style Chinese dinner at Harvest Moon Restaurant & Lounge (only $15): 7260 Arlington Blvd. (Rte. 50, across from Loehmans Plaza, now called Graham Park Center), Falls Church VA 22042.

Other Thursdays, you'll find us out in the community volunteering or enjoying a happy hour in the area. Guests and visiting Rotarians --- and prospective members -- always welcome! Check our page for our meeting program schedule or email us at [email protected] for the zoom meeting details. Our website and other digital channels are at linktr.ee/FallsChurchRotary.

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Fun at Concert in the Park!
Fun night for the Rotary Club of Falls Church at Concert in the Park last night! Great food, nice music, good weather, and great company! A good time was had by all!
Hey Carlota McCormack: I just checked the FC Rotary page -- and you should be able to post as a "regular person" at the page. Try commenting on this post, and tag me.