The Herndon Rotary Club is a dynamic service organization made up of
business people from the Herndon area. We are part of Rotary
International, the largest service organization in the world, which
includes 1.2 million members worldwide.
The club was chartered by Rotary International on June 8, 1939 when it met at the Dranesville Tavern.
Our motto is Service Above
Our mailing address is:
Herndon Rotary Club
PO Box 321
Herndon, VA 20172-0321
Comments about Rotary from members of the Herndon Rotary Club:
I joined Rotary because I wanted an opportunity to give back
to the community in which I lived, worked, and played. I also had a special interest in helping
eradicate polio worldwide through Rotary's Polio Plus program. As an active member of the Herndon Rotary
Club, I am able to give back to the local community through service projects,
assist people less fortunate across the world through contributions to the
Rotary Foundation, and grow lasting friendships with other Rotarians.
- Judy L. Redpath
When I became comfortable in my profession, I was ready
to reach out to others who might need a hand. Rotary provided me a way to
do that right here in my hometown. Now my "hometown"
spans the globe - populated by my million-member international Rotary
family. Expecting nothing in return,
sometimes we give money, sometimes we share expertise, sometimes we give
of our time and energy, and always we dream of giving birth to hope
- Patricia D. Williams
Giving back is the meaning of being a Rotarian for me - whether
giving back by volunteering time and effort for various projects and activities,
or by donating financially to various Rotary-sponsored causes. The possibilities truly are endless. As
a by-product of giving back, I am provided the opportunity to meet Rotarians -
who are like-minded in their desire to give back. The biggest benefit is a lesson in life that "The
more I give in life, the more I get out of life."
I have had good friends who I really respected in my life
whom I knew to be Rotarians. So I had a
very good opinion of Rotary. I was
invited to join by my estate attorney. Rotary seemed like a good way to finally
get involved in the community, along with some good people.
Being a Rotarian gives me a venue in which to put into action some of my values
and core beliefs. And it's a good venue because it's a very sound
organization with a long, positive track record. It's also allowed me to make some friends -
some wonderful people that I've teamed up with, again and again, on projects.
- Steve Lemanski
Being a Rotarian is being a part of a global brotherhood through
which you could serve humanity wherever you are. You will never be alone and
will always find a friendship.
But the most interesting part is my involvement as a member
of the international committee in one of the larger Rotary water project in
Central America and coincidently an ongoing project was in Haiti.
- Marlene Dorfeuille