May 21, 2015 Meeting

This week Captain John Holtzclaw will speak about Medal of Honor recipient, Clyde Lassen, whose brave rescue of Holtzclaw during the Vietnam War earned him that recognition.

A bit about Captain Holtzlaw:
  • From Norman, Oklahoma     
  • Graduated from University of Oklahoma in 1957 as Mechanical/Electrical  Engineer via NROTC (regular) Program  
  • Designated Naval Aviator in May 1959      
  • Graduated from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1961
  • Finalist in NASA Apollo Astronaut Selection in  1965      
  • Deployed onboard USS America for Vietnam combat operations in 1968     
  • Flew 156 combat strike missions over North Vietnam in F-4J fighter aircraft      
  • Three tours of duty as Navy Test Pilot      
    Logged over 900 arrested aircraft carrier landings, with 400+ at night in F-8 and F-4 fighters      
  • Retired from USN in 1984, as Captain (O-6) after 26 1/2 years active duty
  • Graduated from George Mason Law School, Arlington, VA.  in 1987 Private practice of Law (Criminal Defense) for 26+ years - continuing to date   
  • Active Rotarian in Bailey's Crossroads Rotary Club since 1994
  • Arlington resident for 36+ years       
Important upcoming Arlington Rotary Club dates
  • May 28- Kyung Pak, Director of Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project
  • June 4- Nathalie Hermann, Author of Daily Enlightenments:  365 Days of Spiritual Reflection  Also writes a practical and inspirational daily blog:
  • June 11- Stephen Grant, Author of Collecting Shakespeare:  The Story of Henry and Emily Folger  Website: & Transitional Board Meeting prior to luncheon
  • June 18- Armand Weiss, Recruited in 1980 as a double spy for the US and USSR and was a major subject of the book Spy vs. Spy
  • June 25- Installation Dinner
  • July 2- Mary-Claire Burick, President Rosslyn BID
  • July 9- Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Circuit Courts, Arlington VA and City of Falls Church
  • July 16 - Sarah Young, Community Resource Specialist at For Children’s Sake of Virginia
  • July 23- Tom Young, Author of The Hunters (coming out July 2015) Website:
Look for David Sutfin’s Member Classification Talk on a date to be announced 

Upcoming Community & Partner Events
  • Arlington Academy of Hope annual volunteer thank you picnic
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Lyon Village Park, Arlington, More information to come later; Free

2014-15 Officers:
President - Gary Long
Co-President - Linda Valentino
President-Elect (2015-16) - Jeff Sutton
Secretary - John Becker
Treasurer - Joe Lott
Immediate Past President - Steve Klemp

2015-16 ARC Leaders
beginning July 1, 2015:

President - Jeff Sutton
President-Elect - Shannon Owens
Secretary - John Becker
Treasurer - Joe Lott
Sergeant-at-Arms - Hugh Barton
Stay tuned as Jeff fills out his committees for the year!