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1101 16th Street, NW
Level 1C
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 202-331-8686
Fax: 202-331-8655
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President Jennifer Hara
President Elect Dave Treadwell
Secretary Haleh Vaziri
Treasurer Gene Massey
Sergeant-at-Arms Buz Gorman
Immediate Past President Shaun English
Ombudsman Ken Kimbrough
Director Wilhelmina Bratton
Director Too Fierce Cohen
Director Glynis Long
Director Peg Schoen
Director Abrahem Helal
Director Nancy Riker
Director Tony Cusack
Director Ross Grantham
Director Monica Smith
Executive Director Gretchen Kearney
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Posted by Jennifer Hara on Jul 01, 2014

ImageWelcome to the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.! Our club was founded in June 1912 and we have been celebrating more than a century of Service Above Self in our local community and in the world.

Posted by Clara Montanez on Aug 20, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Rotary Day at the United Nations on Saturday, November 1 at the United Nations in New York City.

Posted by Daniel Kapner on Aug 15, 2014

Fellow Rotarians, I am delighted to share the minutes of our 13 August gathering.

President Jennifer Hara called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM, leading members in the Pledge of Allegiance. She then invited Wilhelmina Bratton to deliver words of inspiration; she read a passage from Psalms about the sanctity and healing power of stillness.

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Aug 18, 2014

Join us at Stanton Elementary where we will roll up our sleeves and help get the school ready for the new year in September. We will do a variety of ‘spruce up’ projects such as planting flowers, painting, general cleaning and/or creating welcome back signs for students! Wear your "Rotarian At Work" t-shirt from last year, or ask Gretchen for one if you didn't get one (limited sizes available).

THANK YOU to Howard Davis, who will chair this event again this year!


Posted by Haleh Vaziri on Aug 14, 2014

Greetings fellow Rotarians! I am pleased to share the details of our 6 August gathering.

President Jennifer Hara called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM. After leading members in the Pledge of Allegiance, she turned to Dick Pyle for words of inspiration. Lamenting the bad news from around the world, Dick underscored the need to find hope. He recounted two stories of individuals dispelling stereotypes, one in Jamaica and the other in Mali. Amid myriad international conflicts, the impact of individuals seems slight. Yet as Dick asserted, collections of individuals—such as the Rotarians and Peace Corps volunteers he has known—have the power to multiply the impact of refuting stereotypes so as to forge positive relationships across cultures, ultimately creating hope for a better, more peaceful world.

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Jul 08, 2014

Thank you to Lisa Cohen for the wonderful photos at our Changing of the Guard event.

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Jul 07, 2014

We received this letter from Carsten Jacobsen, presently stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Jun 16, 2014

Check out our new video that highlights our club's service projects, friendships and programs.

Posted by Howard Davis on Jun 12, 2014

Nine volunteers representing the Rotary Club of Washington DC worked on the Habitat house under construction in Ivy City on Saturday, June 7. 

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Aug 16, 2014

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to members celebrating birthdays this week...


Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Jul 01, 2014

Have you ever wondered where all those wonderful photos of our meetings that Lisa Cohen takes each week can be viewed? We now have a website, thanks to Lisa!

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Jul 01, 2013

Rotary International published an announcement that several Rotarians have recently reported receiving fraudulent emails, including one with the subject line "Proposed Rotary Visit." It fraudulently claims to be from a Rotary club president in Nigeria asking for information to help coordinate exchanges or to partner on projects.

Also be aware of Facebook pages or other websites using the Rotary logo without permission in order to solicit money and imply a relationship with Rotary.

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on Feb 14, 2013

  Check in on Facebook when you attend a Rotary meeting, share a picture, Like us. It will help us spread the word about our club! 

Image  Give @dcrotary a shout-out and a #dcrotary, #dcrotarycentennial, #dcrotaryvolunteers or other hashtag on Twitter!

ImageJoin the Rotary Club of Washington, DC LinkedIn page to add our club to your profile.  It will show friends, colleagues and potential employers that you give back to the community that gives to you!  We can be found by searching for DC Rotary Club.

Make the Rotary Club of Washington, DC part of your, and others, social media experience.  Let’s show the world what our club does!

Does "social media" give you the heebie jeebies?  Check out these YouTube videoes for more information on how they all work!

Facebook 101

A Beginner's Guide to Twitter

LinkedIn 101

Posted by Gretchen Kearney on May 02, 2011

CONTACT: Gretchen Kearney, Rotary Club of Washington, DC

PHONE: 202-331-8686

DATE: May 2, 2011


Rotary Club of Washington, DC Victimized by Nationwide Check Fraud Scam


In 2009, the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, discovered it was the victim of a check fraud scam being perpetrated by what is believed to be a number of individuals throughout the country.  The checks are being sent to persons who attempt to sell items online. 


The checks are issued in amounts in excess of the item being purchased and the seller is then asked to send the excess to a person through wire transfer. We have been alerted to other similar methods intended to scam money out of unsuspecting inviduals.


Please continue to be vigilant and check with our office if you have any questions.

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Club Events
DCPS Beautification Day Stanton Elementary School
Aug 23, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Monthly Happy Hour & Dine Around Corduroy Restaurant
Aug 28, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
New & Prospective Member Orientation Rotary Club Office
Sep 16, 2014 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Office Clean Up Day Rotary Club Office
Sep 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Habitat for Humanity Build Day Ivy City
Sep 27, 2014 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Oct 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Club Board Meeting Rotary Club Office
Nov 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
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