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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.

(703) 729-8375



Mary Corey, DVM joins us on Thursday, April 21,2016 at Clydes of Willowcreek. Join us at noon. Bringing a guest? Please let Ken Courter know. 




Roger Zurn, Treasurer

Loudoun County
Join us for our annual visit from the Loudoun County Treasurer. 
Interested in budgets, assessments, process and procedure? Want to understand the County finances? Join us at noon on Thursday at 1757 Golf Club. 
Let Ken Courter know if you are a guest or plan to bring one. 


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. 

If you are bringing a guest, please contact Kenneth Courter at 571-201-3877


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. 

 Canned Food for Loudoun Interfaith Wish List

1.  Cereal
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.

School Supplies for Syrian Refugees in Turkey Wish List
1. pencils
2. pens
3. composition paper
4. notebooks
5. Old, wiped laptops
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” 
― Steve MaraboliLife, 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
We invite and encourage guests. Please call Ken Courter at 571-201-3877 to register yourself or your guests. 

If the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) piques your interest, don’t miss The Rotary Club of Ashburn’s March 17 meeting when Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Washington Field Division, speaks to the club.



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. 



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Ashburn, VA

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