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The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA
November 16, 2017
Vol. 8, Issue 20
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
Jimmy Olevson
November 5
Jeff Leach
November 7
Todd Meloy
November 13
Nancy Pav
November 20
Tom McGee
November 27
Mary Maguire
Jay Brown
November 27
Daryl Collette
Lori Collette
November 30
Join Date
LeAnne Grammo
November 3, 2016
1 year
George Winters
November 6, 2015
2 years
Daryl Collette
November 12, 2015
2 years
Lance Nobles
November 12, 2015
2 years
Lori Collette
November 17, 2016
1 year
David Butcher
November 30, 2016
1 year
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

District 7610 News and Events

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

Celebrate Foundation Month at the District Foundation Banquet, November 18 at 6:00 PM, at the Riverside Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is a time for thanking and recognizing the contributions of individuals and clubs to The Rotary Foundation, primarily during last Rotary year. Banner recognitions will be presented to clubs for Top Three Per Capita Giving, 100% Sustaining Member and 100% Giving Member. Several clubs will receive recognition for their $300+ per capita giving and sup- port of PolioPlus. Peacebuilder Club recognitions will be presented for the first time!
Washington Capitals continue partnership with Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign with game on January 7, 2018

D7610 is pleased to announce that the Washington Capitals are continuing the partnership to support our End Polio Now campaign this season. The Washington Capitals End Polio Now Night will take place on Sunday, January 7 at 3:00 p.m. as the Capitals face the St. Louis Blues. Three dollars from every ticket sold will be again contributed to Rotary’s PolioPlus program.

Tickets for the January 7  game are very limited so please place your order as soon as possible. Prices are $52 for 400 level and  $121 for the 200 level. Simply click the following link to purchase tickets:

If you have a group of 10 or more, or do not see tickets in the section or level you want, please contact Bobby Minnette at or (202) 292-1947.  Please note that you will not be able to download your tickets to a mobile device or credit card until 72 hours prior to the game.


Rotary International News and Events

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

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 IS GIVING TUESDAY -- Making a contribution to The Rotary Foundation is an excellent way to give back this year -- your contributions help eradicate polio, promote peace and conflict resolution, support education, prevent disease, and end hunger!  So, while preparing your lists this year, be sure to set aside a little something for The Rotary Foundation!  Together, a little goes a long way!

Russell Hampton
President's Message
Kenneth Courter
Good Day,

This week we start work on an International water project in Africa.  Our speaker Walter Hughes has just returned from a three week visit to Ghana.  This Rotary International project is worthwhile and relieves the water needs of humans struggling everyday with basic survival. Please attend and learn more about the commitment the Rotary Club of Ashburn and our three Interact Clubs are making to this project.

The Toy Drive is our last major community work in 2017.  This project is in coordination with It Takes a Village Baby!  Over the next few weeks we will be asking the community to donate to the Toy Drive.  On December 7th when the District Governor visited we plan for 2,000 pounds of new and slightly used Toys to be collected.  I've written each of you to request that you also pitch in and ask your neighbors, family and friends to bring you unwrapped Toys. With everyone's involvement we will have 100 boxes in the community for the Toy collection. On December 9th the toys will be distributed to the needy in our community by Rotary and It Takes a Village Baby volunteers.

Have you signed up for Salvation Army Bell Ringing?  The following link will give you an example of the enthusiasm that will draw the most contributions:

The Holiday Party will be at Black Finn this year. More details to follow.  Please be sure to wear your ugly sweater.

Elections are right around the corner.  Ballots will be distributed shortly.
See you Thursday. 
Ken, President, Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA

Rotary:  Making a Difference

Upcoming Speakers
Nov 16, 2017
Water Project in Africa
Water Project in Africa

The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Rotarian Walter Hughes, who will share his experiences with water projects in Africa.  

Walter earned Rotary’s Vocational Service and the Rotary Distinguished Service Awards.  His work was also highlighted at the Rotary International Conventions in Sydney and Seoul with the video “Doing Good in Ghana.”  He’s recognized as a White House Champion of Change.

Walter’s team passionately provided clean water to over 400,000 people in Africa.  He partners with one hundred fourteen (114) Rotary Clubs in thirty-two (32) Rotary districts in Québec and Ontario in Canada, Switzerland, Ghana and South Sudan and twenty-one (21) U.S. states.  He also works with other non-profit organizations and churches.   

Walter championed Rotary projects over the past ten years to locate wells in communities with the highest incidence of Guinea worm disease in Ghana and South Sudan.  The World Health Organization certified Ghana as free of Guinea worm disease in 2014. He traveled to South Sudan during the civil war in November 2015 to inspect Rotary’s clean water project.  There are nine Guinea worm cases so far in 2017 in the world.  Rotary is close to eradicating both Guinea worm and polio. 

He worked as the Director of Strategic Technology at America Online (AOL).  He is now an independent missionary.  He the proud father of four children.  Walter goes to Ghana where he sees clean water flowing, sanitation with new Microflush toilets, new medical equipment at hospitals and computer labs at schools.  He is empowering communities to work with Rotary to drill more wells where people are thirsty. 

Nov 23, 2017
No Club Meeting
Nov 30, 2017
Free Clinic
Dec 07, 2017
State of Rotary
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Ashburn Rotary Toy Drive to Benefit  IT TAKES A VILLAGE, BABY!
Join us on December 7th at 1757 Golf Club for our 2017 toy drive benefiting It Takes a Village, Baby! Click for more details.

We need everyone's support in order to make sure these childern have toys this holiday season. Check out the Amazon wish list below to make ordering easier, but please feel free to purchase any toy. We will also accept used toys in new condition. Please bring your toy donations to the Rotary meeting on December 7th.

Toys purchased off the wishlist will ship directly to Ken Courter’s house so don’t worry about transporting the toys. More toys will be added to the list as needed.


For used toys, here are some guidelines:

  • Please only donate toys in very good used condition.
  • All pieces should be bagged together. For example, if you have a large toy ship that has pieces, please bag the smaller pieces up and attach to the large ship.
  • Puzzles should have all pieces and be either saran wrapped or zip lock bagged so no pieces are lost.
  • All battery operated toys need to be tested and with working batteries.
  • Books should be in excellent condition.
  • Please, no Happy Meal or other throw-away type toys.

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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?
Club Information
Ashburn, VA
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 12:00pm
1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA  20166
United States
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