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8000 Towers Crescent Drive, 17th Floor
Vienna, Virginia 22182-6200
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Posted by Richard Kaplar

Image  Seeing Progress:  Immediate Past President Tim Long is spending early August in Zambia as head of a District 7610 Strategic Water Alliance delegation monitoring the progress of wells and sanitary facilities funded by Rotary grants.  The Water  Alliance, comprised of 10 Northern Virginia Rotary clubs, has already made possible the drilling of more than a dozen wells.  In this photo, Tim (second from right) presents a banner from the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner to the Rotary Club of Luanshya, Zambia.

Posted by Richard Kaplar

It’s Official:  District Governor Elect Rich Storey (center) pauses with outgoing President Tim Long (left) and incoming President Richard Lanier (right) at the conclusion of the Club’s June 19 Installation Dinner at Wildfire Restaurant. DGE Rich installed Richard as Club President for the Rotary Year beginning July 1.Image

Posted by Richard Kaplar

Partners in Wine:  Louis Cinelli (right), manager of The Vineyard wine shop in McLean, presents a check to Tim Long, president of the Tysons Corner Rotary Club, representing a portion of The Vineyard's sales from the Club's 2014 "Rotary on the Vine" Spring Wine Gala. The Vineyard has been supporting the Tysons Rotary Wine Gala for six years.  Funds raised from the Gala go directly to charities in the Tysons/McLean area as well as a water and sanitation project in Zambia.Image

Posted by Richard Kaplar

Society Gathering: At the Installation Dinner on June 19, Past District Governor Sandy Duckworth (left) unveils a banner recognizing the Club’s five Paul Harris Society members. These are Paul Harris Fellows who pledge to donate at least $1,000 per year to The Rotary Foundation. From left: Tim Long, Ronnie Chantker, Sam Roudebush, Suzanne McDougall, and David Danner. At right is DGE Rich Storey. Image

Posted by Richard Kaplar

High Jumper:  Few Rotary clubs can boast a world champion among their ranks, but we’re fortunate to have one at Tysons Corner.        

Our own Bruce McBarnette is a world-class athlete and record holder who won two major championships in the month of March alone.

Bruce won the gold medal at the USA Masters Track and Field Championships in Boston on March 15, competing in the high jump for men 55-59. Bruce jumped 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) and also took second in the triple jump the next day at 36 feet (10.94 meters).

Only two weeks later, at the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Bruce again took gold in the high jump. Bruce, who is the current world record holder for his age group in this event, jumped 5 feet 8 inches (1.74 meters) on March 29 for his 11th win in a World Masters Championship.

Bruce beat out 26 competitors in a grueling three-hour competition at Syma Stadium in Budapest to take the world crown. “I felt honored to represent the United States,” said Bruce, who started high jumping as a college freshman and never stopped.

Bruce already has his sights set on the national championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., this July, and the next world championships in Lyon, France, in August 2015.

Congratulations, Bruce! (Below: Bruce after taking the gold in Budapest.)


Posted by Richard Kaplar

Enjoy fine wines, meet some of the country's top wine experts, savor gourmet food, and dance the night away at our Spring Wine Gala on April 5!

"Rotary on the Vine" will take place at the Gannett Building in Tysons Corner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is one of the area's most striking venues and serves as the perfect backdrop for a panoply of wines from around the world. Even if you're not sampling, you'll enjoy the lavish selection of gourmet food and the big-band sounds of the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble. You'll have a chance to meet and learn from these experts:

  • Craig Hedstrom – Colene Clemens Vineyards,Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Ted Plemons – Owner, Cass Winery, Paso Robles, California
  • Steve Monsoon – Winemaker, Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison, Virginia
  • Barbara Frank – Consulting Winemaker & Grand Daughter to Founder Konstantin Frank, Finger Lakes, New York
  • Jon Bruno – PortoVino Imports, New York and Italy
  • Louis Cinelli – Vineyard of McLean, McLean, Virginia

In addition, we'll be raffling a one-week vacation at a gorgeous villa in Spain. This could be your lucky night!

Admission tickets are $75 each and sponsorships are available from $175 to $2,500. Proceeds will support the charitable projects and scholarship programs of the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through the "Rotary on the Vine" website. 

Visit for all the details. Get your tickets today!

Posted by Richard Kaplar

Rotary Leaders:  RCTC Past Presidents Suzanne McDougall (left) and Ingrid Parris-Hicklin (right) had an opportunity to meet Rotary International Past President D.K. Lee (2008-09) at a reception in his honor March 12 at the Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant at Tysons Corner.  Mr. Lee now chairs The Rotary Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  The gathering of local Rotarians was orchestrated by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam, a member of the Rotary Club of Vienna. The governor of District 7620 attended along with Rotarians from the Vienna, Bailey's Crossroads, Dunn Loring, McLean, and Tysons Corner clubs.

Posted by Richard Kaplar

Members of the Rotaract Club of Northern Virginia pitched in at Carpenter's Shelter in Alexandria on March 8 and made a big difference. Led by Yani Arica and Lauren Rose, their major project was cleaning out and reorganizing the toiletries closet - which took a lot of work! Carpenter's Shelter, located on North Henry St. in Alexandria, is Northern Virginia's largest homeless shelter, serving more than 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless adults and children every year.  RCTC Youth Service Chair Suzanne McDougall, who serves as our Club's liaison and adviser to the Rotaract Club, was also there to help. 

Posted by Richard Kaplar

Joyful Noise:  James Maloney (left) and Tony Rounds (right) take a turn at the Salvation Army kettle outside Macy’s at Tysons Galleria on Dec. 14.  The veteran bell ringers were among many Tysons Corner Rotarians who volunteered for one-hour shifts on a brisk day.  Many thanks to everyone who participated in this great Club tradition!   

Posted by Richard Kaplar


The Fairview Park Marriott was transformed into a casino, big-band ballroom, and auction house on Nov. 8 for the 16th Annual Monte Carlo Night.  The evening featured a tempting buffet, dancing to the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble, silent and live auctions, and casino table games.  Above, Ronnie Chantker (center) tries her luck.  Thank you to event chair Burt Heacock and the many volunteers who made Monte Carlo Night a success!   

Posted by Richard Kaplar


Our Newest:  Fairfax County Fire Captain Will Bailey (center) became the newest Tysons Corner Rotarian on Nov. 7 when he was inducted by President Tim Long. Sponsor Ingrid Parris-Hicklin looks on at right.  The Firefighters’ Coat Drive organized by Will distributed 2,400 children’s coats (most made in the U.S.A.) on Oct. 30.  Congratulations and welcome, Will!

Posted by Richard Kaplar


Warm Coats, Warm Kids: The Fairfax County Firefighters’ Annual Coat Drive on Oct. 30 distributed hundreds of coats to area children, including these happy kids in Alexandria. Volunteers from our Club included Laurie Kent (who took this photo), Burt Heacock, and Michael San Juan. Our Rotary Club of Tysons Corner Foundation donated $800 to help buy coats.

Posted by Huong Van on Oct 17, 2013


Check out our Board hard at work yesterday evening. We are excited about planning fun events for the next several months.

Pictured from L-R: Campbell Maloney, Publicity Chair; Tim Long, President; Richard Lanier, President Elect; Suzanne McDougall, Youth Services; Michael San Juan, Community; Ronni Chantker, Rotary Foundation; and Richard Kaplar, Sergeant-at-Arms

Posted by Richard Kaplar

Help for Zambia: The Walk for Water at Burke Lake Park on Sept. 29 received major support from RBC Wealth Management.  At left, Becky Parker of RBC presents Club President Tim Long with a $500 check to fund water projects in Zambia.  She was joined by RBC colleagues Laurie Kent (our Tysons Corner Rotarian) and Beth Rafferty, with daughter Katherine.  The District 7610 Strategic Water Alliance, a group of area Rotary clubs co-chaired by President Tim Long, sponsored the walk.  The Alliance already has been responsible for drilling more than a dozen wells and constructing latrine facilities in the copper belt region of Zambia.
Posted by Richard Kaplar

It's Official:  The new Rotaract Club of Northern Virginia was formally chartered on April 27 at a regional conference of three Rotary International districts held in Arlington, Va. Rotaract clubs are geared for college-age and young adults who would like to participate in Rotary-style "Service Above Self." The Northern Virginia Rotaract Club has been supported throughout its formative stage by the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner. The chartering ceremony took place during "DISCON, 2013," an annual conference for Rotary districts 7610, 7620, and 7630, which featured activities for Rotaract members from all three districts. (Northern Virginia is part of District 7610). Pictured from left to right: P.J. Maddox (Vice President and District 7610 New Generations Chair); Lauren Rose (President, NOVA Rotaract); Yani Arica (Vice President); Carlisha Jennings (Secretary); and Suzanne McDougall (New Generations Chair, Rotary Club of Tysons Corner). ("New Generations" is the area of Rotary service that reaches out to young adults.)

Posted by Mary Edwards

Young Professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 have a new opportunity to contribute to the Fairfax County community, develop leadership skills, and make lasting professional connections.
President Richard Lanier
President Elect Richard Strean
President Nominee Marshal Hyman
Secretary Thomas Berray
Treasurer Ross Anderson
Program Chair Ingrid Parris-Hicklin
Sergeant-at-Arms Rick Kaplar
Tower Talk Moe Levy
Tower Talk Dave Young
Tower Talk David Danner
Membership Richard Strean
Publicity Campbell Maloney
Community Service Will Bailey
Community Service Michael San Juan
Youth Service Suzanne McDougall
International Service Andrew Panov
Rotary Foundation Chair Ronnie Chantker
Immediate Past President Tim Long
RCTC Foundation Chair Tim Long
Historian Rick Kaplar
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