The "Spring Fling Field Trip" continues this week.
Please join us for lunch at Old Ox Brewery. Our host and brewery owner,Chris Burns, will be there for a casual conversation about craft beer and to take us on a tour of the brewery.
Lunch will be catered by The Wandering Caterer. Lunch is $20.
44652 GUILFORD ROAD, UNIT 114
ASHBURN, VA 20147
Roger Zurn, Treasurer
Our guest speaker for April 7, 2016 is Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, representing the 10th District. Please join us for lunch at noon at 1757 Golf Club to meet the Congresswoman.
March 31, 2016, is a Club Service day.
We will meet as usual for fellowship and collect canned goods for Loudoun Interfaith and school supplies for Syrian refugees in Turkey. Please support our local and world community with your donations. The lists of requested supplies follow.
2. 100% Juice
3. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
4. Canned Meats (tuna or chicken)
5. Mac and Cheese
6. Peanut Butter
7. Hearty Soups
Gifts cards to area grocery stores and monetary donations help support our mission and are greatly appreciated.
5. Old, wiped laptops
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Please join us in welcoming Robert W. Lazaro, Jr. as our guest speaker on March 24, 2016. Bob serves as Director of Regional Energy and Sustainability Policy for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC).
Bob has a long history of public service in the community elected first as a Town Council member of the Town of Purcellville, Virginia and four terms as Mayor. During his service, the Town was recognized in a number of areas for environmental protection and sustainability winning the Governor’s Gold Medal for Environmental Excellence (2010), the Historic District Design Excellence Award (2011 & 2012) and the prestigious Siemens’ Corporation National Sustainable Communities Award (2012). He has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the NVRC and actively participated in the Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue with colleagues from Germany and Canada.
For more information about the purpose and projects of the NVRC, please go to http://novaregion.org/.
Jennifer Montgomery, Executive Director of Loudoun Interfaith Relief
is our guest speaker on March 10, 2016.
Please join us to hear about hunger in Loudoun County and how Loudoun Interfaith Relief is working to meet the food needs of our neighbors. Guests are welcome. Please contact Ken Courtner at 571-201-3877 to register.
Geoff Arnold is the Broadcasting/PR Manager for the Frederick Keys, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
In this role he serves as the radio play-by-play announcer for Keys home and road games and works as the team's primary liaison to the media. He also assists with team marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the Keys, Geoff held similar roles with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals Advanced-A) and Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers Double-A). During the offseason, Arnold broadcasts basketball for Mount St. Mary's University and calls college football on television for the SportsFever Television Network.
Please join us on Thursday and hear what insights Geoff has to share.
Lou Scheffer joins us this week to discuss Our Carbon Footprint.
For more than two decades Louis Scheffer has been working to improve the design of microchips, figuring out how to connect hundreds of thousands of electronic transistors in a single device. At Janelia, he is now applying similar design principles to understand another type of “wiring”—the intricate interconnections that neurons make in the brain.
Neuroscientists want to map the flow of electrical signals in the brain to understand how it turns signals from the eyes into images, for example, or instructs arms and legs to move. But these neuronal circuits are difficult to map, especially when dealing with billions of neurons as in the human brain. For each neuron, researchers have to follow its long projections—the axons and dendrites—and determine which other neurons they connect with. Tedious and time-consuming work that marries engineering with biology.
Lou is a faithful friend of Rotary. Not only does he return to update us on his work, but he supports our Foundation, our Exchange programs and participates in most events. Thank you, Lou, for your ongoing support of our club and its goals of Service Above Self.
We meet at noon on Thursdays at 1757 Golf Club. The cost is $20.00 and RSVP are required.