Welcome to Arlington Rotary Club

    Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?  Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service, fellowship and networking. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of people who share your drive to give back.  
    We are part of Rotary International, the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Double Your Donation to Arlington Thrive

Arlington Rotary has received an anonymous offer to provide a one-to-one match, up to $10,000 total, for your donations to Arlington Thrive. Arlington Thrive directly helps keep Arlingtonians in their homes by helping them meet unexpected expenses.  (Andrew Schneider, Executive Director, will be our speaker on January 28th.)
 
Arlington Thrive is the only organization in Arlington County that provides same-day, emergency financial assistance to County residents who experience a sudden financial crisis such as temporary unemployment or illness.  Most clients are the working poor, elderly and disabled people on a fixed income, and the homeless and formerly homeless who need Arlington Thrive’s funds as a “safety net” until they are able to get back on firmer financial footing. Arlington Thrive’s clients are among Arlington County’s most vulnerable residents. Families with children are given the highest priority, and one-third of the individuals served by Arlington Thrive are children. The need is huge NOW because of the pandemic.  
 
To benefit from matching, click DONATE in our main menu, no later than February 28, please.

Speakers, Events and News

Until further notice, all Thursday lunch meetings are Online from 12:15 to 1:30 (room opens at noon).  

January 21st Lunch - Richard White Government Relations manager for The Boeing Company - Covid-19 Impact

Rich White is a Senior Government Relations manager for The Boeing Company. In this position, he is responsible for representing the company before elected and appointed public officials and their staffs, industry and business association executives and political community-based organizations in the Central Puget Sound region, Oregon and Montana. He acts as the primary company focal for negotiating and influencing government relations’ policy on external issues and he provides political strategy and advice to company management. 
 
White is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a master's degree in public administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs. He was a 2005 Marshall Memorial Fellow and a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow. He earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1986. White’s current activities and volunteer experiences include serving on the Board of Directors for the Schack Art Center, Everett Public Schools Foundation, Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Business & Industry and nearly a dozen other groups, chambers and agencies. 
 
January 28th Lunch - Andrew Schneider, Executive Director at Arlington Thrive
 

* "Classification Talks" are an opportunity for new members to tell the club about their personal background, profession ("classification") and experience.