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The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA
October 26, 2017
Vol. 8, Issue 17
Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Sgt At Arms
President-Elect Nominee
Membership Chair
Youth Service Chair
Community Service Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Public Image Chair
Director - Legal
Director - Elected
Director - At Large
Director - At Large
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bonni Krytusa
October 18
Michelle Rogers
October 26
Daryl Collette
October 31
Michael Kipp
Susan Kipp
October 4
Ray Caparros
October 15
Sam Wiley
Susan Wiley
October 15
Jimmy Olevson
Shauna Olevson
October 19
Shauna Olevson
Jimmy Olevson
October 19
Join Date
Neil Richman
October 15, 2015
2 years
Ray Caparros
October 15, 2015
2 years
Upcoming Events
New Member Mentoring
Oct 30, 2017 8:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Ashby Ponds Clubhouse
Nov 10, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 02, 2017
NoVA Human Trafficking Initiative
Nov 09, 2017
Leadership Loudoun
Nov 16, 2017
Water Project in Africa
Nov 23, 2017
No Club Meeting
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District 7610 News and Events

Looking for more fun and fellowship? There's a lot happening throughout District 7610.

Our Rotary District is holding its annual Peace Conference at The University of Mary Washington - Stafford Campus on October 28, 2017. Registration begins at 8:00am.

Come learn about the topic of peace building from the experts as well as the movement within our district to take meaningful action on this important area of focus!

The ALL STAR line-up includes:

Prabha Sankaranarayan - President and CEO of Mediators Beyond Borders
Patricia Shafer - Executive Director of NewGen Peacebuilders and Mothering Across Continents and Rotary Peace Fellow
PDG Peter Kyle -  RI Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee Chairman
Reem Gunhaim -  Head of the Rotary Action Group for Peace, and Rotary Peace Fellow
Matt Ford -  Rotary Peace Fellow
Erik Haas - Peacebuilder Chair, Rotary District 7610 
Juanita Cawley -  Past District Governor and District Rotary Foundation Chair

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY representatives from all the clubs that are taking meaningful action on critical peacebuilding related projects! Simply sign up via DACdb. If you want to go but are experiencing problems signing in, please contact the District Office at 540-370-0300.

Yours in Rotary Service,

DG Ronnie Chantker

Rotary International News and Events

Rotary International is assisting victims of the recent national disasters.  If you are looking for a way to help...  

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
President's Message
Kenneth Courter
Good Day,
Last Thursday we heard from Beth Rosenberg and Christine Hillock with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services.  They referenced that volunteers are needed for the Advisory Boards in the county.  Volunteering in this capacity offers rewarding experience to the community.  The work is similar to the Rotary Mission on a local scale.  If you like to know more please call.
This week you will hear Brian Cannon with OneVirginia2021.  Gerrymandering is a hot topic in the news.  Learn more about how democracy is manipulated.  We can make a difference in how votes are marginalized in the favor of the incumbent.  Brian will give examples and explains the impact on our election system.
Thanks for volunteering last week with the Lion’s Eyesight Screening.  They count on us for person power.  This has been a great relationship the past two years.  This past weekend we also helped ITAVB with their charitable works.  On Saturday we cleaned up litter from Crosson Road in Ashburn.  Special thanks to Tony and LeAnne for organizing this event.  Great to see that the Interact Clubs also pitched in on Saturday.  Many other big and small events are planned.  On November 16th we have Mr. Walter Hughes from Rocky Mount Rotary Club to discuss our Water Project in Africa.  The Rotary Governor visits on December 7th.  This will also be a Toy Drive for children in the community.  The Holiday Party is December 14th and on Saturday, December 16thwe are helping the Salvation Army with Bell Ringing. 
Please make time for service.  It pays back ten fold for your heart and soul.
Ken, President, Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA

Rotary:  Making a Difference

Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 to Speak
The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021, as our guest speaker on Thursday, October 26.  Join us to learn about Brian's  experience in non-profit leadership, community building, fundraising, and bipartisan advocacy for state policy issues, to include redistricting in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  
Brian previously worked as a consultant with startups and high-growth companies.  While in law school, Brian studied election law and was on one of the winning teams in the 2011 state-wide redistricting competition.  
Brian is a double William and Mary graduate (2011 JD, 2004 BA).  He and his wife, Kelly, live in Richmond, Virginia with their son.  When not working on redistricting reform, he serves on several non-profit boards and plays rec league football.
D7610 Providing Assistance for Puerto Rico
Many of you have asked how you can help the people of Puerto Rico (PR) in their time of great need. D7610 Disaster Relief Chair Don Wellen and E-Club Member Gene Gains have organized a Solar Lighting/Cell Phone Charger Project, in coordination with District 7000 in PR. District 7610 will purchase 300 Solar Chargers and ship them via 2-Day Air to San Juan where the District 7000 Clubs will distribute them to key areas without power. Rotarians and District Clubs can contribute to this project by sending a check to the District 7610 Foundation, c/o Disaster Relief Chair Don Wellen, 6512 River Tweed Lane, Alexandria, VA 22312. Any funds received in excess of the $9,000.00 budget will be sent directly to a Fund recently established by District 7000 to help those in need, as designated by the local clubs and District 7610.

This Project will directly impact the lives of the people of PR and enable them to communicate with loved ones on a regular basis. In addition, they will also have access to a powerful light source which will lift them out of some of the darkness they have been living with for quite some time. This is truly a “Feel-Good Project”.
World Polio Day Scheduled


One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.

World Polio Day is October 24.  Join Rotarians across the world as we come together for the 5th Annual  World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  At 2:30pm PDT (21:30 GMT) we will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, bringing together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.

More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotary Members work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to reach people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support.  
Remember, we are this close to ending Polio.  To learn more on what you can do to help see  
The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Ashburn, VA
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 12:00pm
1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA  20166
United States
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