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The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome Captain Priscilla Ramaji, corps officer with The Salavation Army, as the guest speaker this week.  Priscilla, who is one of the Rotary Club of Ashburn's newest members, will share insights on her work with the Salvation Army.


The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome Felix B. Bighem as this week's guest speaker.  Join us this week as Felix shares his philosophy on being relevant while helping others through good works.  With a practical and humorous style of speaking that combines thorough and precise Leadership Edge principals; Felix Bighem speaks directly to the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life, helping them to discover their purpose and destiny in business and in life. Felix is a highly requested Keynote Presenter in the U.S and beyond.

The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching.  The Club is looking for players and sponsors.  To eclipse 100 players this year your help is needed!  Come out and join us.  This is a fun event for players of all skill levels.  This tournament is designed for the 'non golfers' and golfers alike! $85 gets you 9 holes, the cart, two drink tickets, heavy appetizers after, goody bag and hugs from Jimmy O! Sponsorships are also available at the very affordable rate of $200! Link below, please register right now if possible so we can best plan ahead and share this link on Facebook and with your friends, family, co-workers, etc.



Dusty Smith works for Commonwealth Consultants, a Tysons-based PR firm that counts the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project among its clients. Dusty has been with the firm since December 2015. Prior to working in public relations, Dusty spent 17 years in journalism, working for a range of publications – including Leesburg Today, the Center for Public Integrity, Ashburn Patch and Ashburn Rising. He joined the Rotary Club of Ashburn in 2014. He lives in Ashburn with his wife Cortney and daughter Makena.
For the third consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA has had the distinguished honor of receiving the Rotary International’s Presidential Citation.  In order to achieve this recognition in 2017-2018, the Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is endeavoring to make a strong, positive difference in our communities by achieving RI President Riseley’s 2017-2018 strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness. This year’s Rotary Citation will recognize clubs that complete activities that support these priorities. Clubs will have the entire Rotary year — 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 — to achieve the citation’s goals. Help Ashburn once again receive the RI Presidential Citation by “Making a Difference”. Find more information at /presidential-citation.
The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Davida Luehrs founder of the No.VA Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  Davida, along with Tom Newman, will discuss a partnership between the Lions Club, Rotary, and Interact.  
The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Blake Myers, Chief Operating Officer for Veterans Moving Forward, Inc.  
Blake is an Army Veteran who retired in 1999 upon serving 25 years on active duty as a Field Artillery Officer. Upon his retirement from active military service, Blake embarked on a 15-year, second career as a federal government contractor and small business owner until retiring in December 2014. A life-long dog lover and owner, he has been associated with Veteran's Moving Forward (VMF) since its founding, first as a donor and supporter from the business side and more recently as VMF’s Volunteer Coordinator.
Beyond his work with VMF, Blake’s passions include history (particularly colonial American and civil war history) and family genealogy. He is a member of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table and its Executive Committee, and is the Round Table’s Preservation Chair. He conducts tours of civil war sites in the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas, and is actively involved in local preservations efforts.
Blake is a long-time, active volunteer in his Burke Centre community, including serving as the Architectural Review Board Chairman and serving previously as a Board Trustee.
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