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.

Operating as usual

A friendly reminder.... it’s going to be this coming Thursday
09/13/2021

A friendly reminder.... it’s going to be this coming Thursday

A friendly reminder.... it’s going to be this coming Thursday

Food collection during #HungerActionMonth to benefit Food for Others
09/05/2021

Food collection during #HungerActionMonth to benefit Food for Others

Rotary Club of Falls Church continues to help fight hunger and food insecurity through our "Front Porch Food Drive" to provide food assistance to families in Northern Virginia.
Our beneficiary for this project is "Food for Others"

09/01/2021

September is Hunger Action Month!

Join us for the next month to learn more about food insecurity and support our mission of providing emergency grocery assistance to families in Northern Virginia.

08/29/2021

The World Polio Day is on 24 October. Clubs should promote awareness of Rotary’s polio eradication efforts, raising funds, and planning club events.

The Clubs may register their participation for World Polio Day on https://www.endpolio.org/register-your-event to show how Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs around the world are striving to eradicate polio.

Photos from Neighborhood Health's post
08/28/2021

Photos from Neighborhood Health's post

Timeline Photos
08/23/2021

Timeline Photos

Join Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta and guests this Tuesday to learn more about participating in #Rotary and the Each One, Bring One initiative! Tune in: https://on.rotary.org/3gpoRvo

08/17/2021

It’s never too early to teach peace.

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08/16/2021

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TOMORROW, Aug. 17th at noon. RCCC Rotarian Dr. Sarah Andree John will update Rotarians on what is happening in Chantal, Haiti. Our club and over a dozen others in Rotary District 7610 Group have supported projects in this village for the last 9 years. We have a long relationship with the people of Chantal and they need our help. You can join our Zoom meeting at noon via this link: https://bit.ly/RCCCHaiti #Haiti #EarthquakeRelief #Rotary

Photos from Rotary District 7610's post
08/07/2021

Photos from Rotary District 7610's post

08/06/2021

When we joined Rotary, we made a promise to support our foundation doing good in the world.
Have you donated to the #RotaryFoundation this year?

Iron will
08/03/2021
Iron will

Iron will

I can’t think of a more important moment than right now in the fight against polio.

08/01/2021

This year, each of us has an opportunity to extend the gift of membership to others who can benefit from Rotary and help us increase our impact. Each One, Bring One!

Happy August -- which is celebrated as Membership month on the Rotary calendar. The presidential theme this year is #Ser...
08/01/2021

Happy August -- which is celebrated as Membership month on the Rotary calendar. The presidential theme this year is #ServeToChangeLives -- for all who believe in & are committed to #DoingGoodInTheWorld.

Warch our club slideshow video at --> https://youtu.be/4r_RA3t5Pv0. Benefits of membership in a club near you include:
❇ The opportunity to SERVE & make an impact to improve "quality of life" community issues
❇ NETWORKING & business development
❇ Continuing education & guest speaker INSIGHTS
❇ Leadership & professional development
opportunities to EXPAND SKILLS
❇ Fun & INSPIRATION with like-minded colleagues!

Interested to learn more about our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA or to join a Rotary near you? Check out www.linktr.ee/FallsChurchRotary or email us at [email protected].

#WeAreRotary #PeopleOfAction #LeadersOfAction

Happy August -- which is celebrated as Membership month on the Rotary calendar. The presidential theme this year is #ServeToChangeLives -- for all who believe in & are committed to #DoingGoodInTheWorld.

Warch our club slideshow video at --> https://youtu.be/4r_RA3t5Pv0. Benefits of membership in a club near you include:
❇ The opportunity to SERVE & make an impact to improve "quality of life" community issues
❇ NETWORKING & business development
❇ Continuing education & guest speaker INSIGHTS
❇ Leadership & professional development
opportunities to EXPAND SKILLS
❇ Fun & INSPIRATION with like-minded colleagues!

Interested to learn more about our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA or to join a Rotary near you? Check out www.linktr.ee/FallsChurchRotary or email us at [email protected].

#WeAreRotary #PeopleOfAction #LeadersOfAction

08/01/2021

Happy August -- Membership and New Club Development Month on the Rotary calendar! It's a time to celebrate our Rotary clubs, our members, and the good we do in our community and around the world. As Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta reminds us:
"... Rotary is a vibrant organization with a 116-year history, members in more than 220 countries and geographic areas, and a rich legacy of work in polio eradication and other humanitarian programs. Rotary has changed so much in our own lives and the lives of others.... My vision is to increase Rotary membership to 1.3 million by July 2022, and the call to action is simple: #EachOneBringOne. This year, I want every Rotarian and Rotaractor to introduce a new person into their club. We are a membership organization, and members are our greatest asset.... (Read more at: https://www.facebook.com/527277877687793/posts/1289710794777827/ )

07/22/2021

District 7610 is sad to report the passing of Past District Governor Dr. Douthard R. (D.R.) Butler. Dr. Butler was a member of the Mount Vernon VA Rotary Club and was well-loved and respected by all who knew him.
Funeral services for Dr. Butler will be Saturday, July 24, noon, at Harvest Assembly Baptist Church, 8008 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306.
There will be a viewing beginning at 9 am to 12:00 pm with the funeral service at 12:00 noon. There will be an Omega Service at 10:30 am.
Dr. Butler was an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University in the School of Policy, Public and International Affairs and the Associate Athletic Director for Community Relations at George Mason University.
He retired from the US Army in 1985 as a Colonel with a wide range of experience in executive planning management, and general administration. He was a past president of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and has held various leadership responsibilities with the District and Rotary Foundation.
He was involved with the A & M University Alumni Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officers Association of America, Association of US Army, Boy Scouts of America, Optimist Club, Mount Vernon Lee Chamber, and served on the Board of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce.
His recognitions and awards are too numerous to list and reflect a lifetime of service and commitment.

Latest from Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation on the fight to #EndPolioNow:"Our foundation joined the polio fight almo...
07/21/2021
Iron will

Latest from Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation on the fight to #EndPolioNow:

"Our foundation joined the polio fight almost 15 years ago. And in all that time, I cannot think of a more important moment than right now. In my new Gates Notes post, I write about the amazing progress the world has made against the crippling disease, but also why we are at risk of losing the gains we have fought so hard for.

We still aren’t reaching areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the only countries where polio remains endemic. Outbreaks of other forms of polio continue to crop up in under-immunized communities across Africa and parts of Asia. And the pandemic continues to interrupt polio campaigns and routine immunizations.

But thanks to the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and an improved strategy to end this disease, I’m confident that with sufficient financial resources and political support we can create a world where no child will ever be paralyzed by polio again.I hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn more about this effort...."

Read the full Note ⤵️

I can’t think of a more important moment than right now in the fight against polio.

07/14/2021

We are obsessed with numbers in our organization. "We only have 10 members 😢" or "We need more people to help do xyz" let us focus on forming relationships with potential new members and I guarantee they will stay if they aren't made to feel like a number.

Easy to add our club meetings -- 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm -- to your google or other online calendar via our publ...
07/13/2021
Local Event: Falls Church Rotary Meets 6.30pm on 1st & 3rd Thursdays

Easy to add our club meetings -- 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm -- to your google or other online calendar via our publicity listings at Patch.com 👇 Next meeting is Thursday, July 15 -- with speaker club member Erica Brouilette on federal proposal writing. Hybrid format via zoom or in person is at the private room at Glory Days Grill at Pan Am Shopping Center in Fairfax. Guests who'd like to join us in person, please email us at [email protected] so we can expect you.

For the zoom meeting link/ phone info (effective 7/1/21), it is available at out club home web page at: https://fallschurchrotary.org/Stories/new-zoom-link-effective-july-1-2021. #ServeToChangeLives

Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

07/11/2021

Service is the great connector ✌🏻 #thekindnessrocksproject

RY14/15 Installation plus New Members: Falls Church Rotary Club
07/11/2021

RY14/15 Installation plus New Members: Falls Church Rotary Club

July 10, 2014 at the Rotary Club of Falls Church VA. Welcoming another new member: John Lu, who transferred from Rotary in Taipei Taiwan, where he is a past president. Welcome John!

07/11/2021

Presidential Initiatives

Equality is a fundamental human right, and it's necessary for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Still, girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education and experience significant violence and disproportionate poverty. Rotary encourages clubs and districts to prioritize projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls in their communities and around the world. Take on a club-based initiative, a district grant, or a global grant that engages members of your community in a project that will protect and empower girls and increase equity by ensuring their access to resources that will improve their lives.

Host a Rotary Day of Service: a meaningful day of hands-on service activities where Rotary members and the community come together to improve their community. (https://my-cms.rotary.org/en/document/rotary-days-service-brochure)

Review Mehta’s curated list of United Nations observances (https://my-cms.rotary.org/en/document/united-nations-international-day-observances) to help your club conduct service activities around global themes. After your event, share about it by posting to the Days of Service campaign on Rotary Showcase.

Plan to attend a Presidential Conference. The 2021-22 presidential conference series (https://my-cms.rotary.org/en/document/presidential-conference-series-2021-2022) will highlight the humanitarian work that Rotary clubs and districts pioneer locally and support globally.

4-5 October 2021 — Gyeongju, Korea
5-7 November 2021 — Venice, Italy (https://www.rotaryconferencevenice.org/)
26-27 November 2021 — Manila, Philippines (https://www.rpc21.ph/)
4-6 February 2022 — Hyderabad, India (https://ripc2022.com/)
12-13 February 2022 — Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
4-5 March 2022 — Maputo, Mozambique (http://www.rotarymaputo2022.com/)
3-4 June 2022 – Houston, Texas, USA

Source: Rotary International

Meet Rotary’s New President
07/11/2021
Meet Rotary’s New President

Meet Rotary’s New President

Over the years, I caught glimpses of Shekhar Mehta when he came to One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, for Board of Directors meetings. I met him formally during one of the days of back-to-back meetings with various staff members that every incoming Rotary president participates in. During the....

Falls Church Rotary inducted new leadership team Board of Directors on July 1, 2021 as a hybrid meeting online and in pe...
07/05/2021

Falls Church Rotary inducted new leadership team Board of Directors on July 1, 2021 as a hybrid meeting online and in person at Glory Days Grill in Fairfax, Pan Am Shopping Center. Club President Rene Calandria will serve a 2nd term with new President Elect Lindsay Barnes.

07/01/2021
Watch our club slideshow 👇
06/29/2021
Watch our Club Slideshow!

Watch our club slideshow 👇

  To celebrate Rotary Membership Month, we created a new slideshow video to highlight our commitment to #ServiceAboveSelf and our many projects and activities, both local and abroad.    Watch on our club youtube channel: click here.    

New Rotary Year 21/22 starts July 1! #ServeToChangeLives
06/28/2021

New Rotary Year 21/22 starts July 1! #ServeToChangeLives

New Rotary Year 21/22 starts July 1! #ServeToChangeLives

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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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Rotary Club of Falls Church continues to help fight hunger and food insecurity through our "Front Porch Food Drive" to provide food assistance to families in Northern Virginia. Our beneficiary for this project is "Food for Others"
Meeting of Rotary Club Officers. Strategic Planning for the Year 21/22 on Jul 8, 2021
June 8th Vote HBCU Alum Xavier Warren for Lieutenant Governor! Share with your group please...
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what a great project
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.