Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA 20166
Posted by Doug Corbett on Apr 03, 2014
Posted by Doug Corbett on Apr 07, 2014
Ashburn Rotary will hold its first ever Family Member Induction Ceremony on April 12th from 6:00p - 7:30p at Buffalo Wing Factory in Ashburn. The club approved the new member program last fall and will be inducting five new members. The new family program is in line with Rotary International President-Elect Gary Huang's vision of growing Rotary membership and inviting spouses and family members to join the club!
This will be a fun and casual time so please come out support to our new members who have chosen to support us and our club! If you would like to attend, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get good idea of how many people will be coming. The Membership committee will be providing appetizers for the event while dinner and beverages will be on your own.
The Buffalo Wing Factory in Ashburn is located at 43761 Parkhurst Plaza. The new members are: Eddie Batten, Ashley Mitchell, Shauna Olevson, Meredith Schimmel and Adam Benware. Welcome!
Posted by Doug Corbett on Apr 07, 2014
Members of the Ashburn Rotary Club took to the streets, well Croson Lane in Ashburn anyway, to pick-up roadside trash on Saturday. The effort is part of VDOT's Adopt-a-Highway program where organizations or individuals can "adopt" a designated part of a Virginia road and clean-up roadside trash.
Thank you to Tony Howard, Jake Howard, Shawn Mitchell, Ken Courter, Scott Miller, Todd Meloy and Doug Corbett for spending Saturday morning keeping our roads clean!
Posted by Doug Corbett on Feb 05, 2014
RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."
Huang also encouraged clubs to host a Rotary Day in their community in the coming year to get the word out about Rotary and how clubs serve their community. He added a focus on membership with a goal of increasing the number of Rotarians to 1.3 million worldwide stating, "We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members."
For full remarks and a video of the theme presentation, visit http://bit.ly/1j6QCWy.
Posted by Doug Corbett on Sep 21, 2013
Members of the Ashburn Rotary Club volunteered at the Sonak Family Chiropractic Family Festival on Saturday September 21st. Proceeds from the festival benefited the Loudoun Free Clinic.
Pictured below are club members (L to R) Shawn Mitchell, Doug Corbett, Sam Wiley, Lisa Svendsen, Loudoun Hounds mascot Fetch, Mary Maguire, Alison Sonak, Scott Miller, and John Casamiquela.
Posted by Doug Corbett on Sep 09, 2013
Club Seeks Outbound Students and Local Host Families for 2014 School Year
Ashburn, VA September 3 – The Ashburn Rotary Club is seeking students between the ages of 15 and 18 who areinterested in traveling abroad as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Students typically live abroad over a 10 -12 month period, attend school, and live with more than one family in their host country.
Rotary encourages students to take their sophomore or junior year abroad. In this way, they return to their American high school for at least one year before graduating. However seniors may apply and defer college one year while they complete the exchange program. Qualified students should not be older than 18 1⁄2 years old when they depart in July or August 2014.
Ideal candidates are young open-minded individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities that enable them to become excellent cultural ambassadors for their country and the Rotary Club that supports them. Applicants are not required to be involved with Rotary in any way before applying.
The application deadline for outbound students is Friday, October 19, 2013.
Ashburn Rotary is also seeking families to host an inbound student for the coming 2014-15 school year. Families commit to hosting one student for a 3 – 6 month period. Involvement with an exchange student challenges a host family to become familiar with another culture, while providing the opportunity learn and grow with your family as the student experiences life abroad . These challenges and opportunities promise to enrich the lives of every member of your family.
For an application or for more information about the Youth Exchange Program please contact Chris Little at Ashburnrotary@gmail.com.
Posted by Doug Corbett on Aug 27, 2013
Ashburn, VA August 27 – Beginning this year, the Ashburn Rotary Club will award three area high school seniors scholarships in 2014. One Interact Club member from Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Briar Woods will each receive a $500 scholarship to be used for college, university or vocational/trade school.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for high school students and are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs. Interactors learn the importance of developing leadership skills and understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work while serving their school and community through a variety of projects and activities.
“Ashburn Rotary is excited about the opportunity to offer scholarships within our community, and is very appreciative of the hard work and dedication our Interact students put into their service projects each year” said Chris Little, Ashburn Rotary Scholarship Chair.
For more information about Interact please contact Chris Little at email@example.com .
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
In each of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, membership provides fellowship opportunities to all members. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. Clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.