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. 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.

April was Scholarship Month

   College Scholarship awards for Arlington High School grads are an Arlington Rotary Club tradition.  

Scholarships and local community projects are funded, in part, by civic-minded sponsors. We honor the sponsors and the awardees at our annual spring banquet.  Sadly, we had to cancel the 2020-2022 banquets due to the pandemic. Still, the scholarships were awarded, and the donors stepped up to the plate.   

Click HERE to see our sponsors.  Click on menu choices above to learn more about our foundation and scholarships.


Speakers, Events and News

Thursday meetings are currently In Person or Zoomed, depending on the week,  from 12:15 to 1:30.   (Room opens at 11:45 for fellowship).  Meetings start with club business and "Happy Talk", followed by a speaker about 12:30

Members: To attend a lunch at Ragtime, sign up in advance.  See ARCLight for details.
Guests: Select "Contact Us" from the main menu to send an email to the Club President or Membership Chair.

Thursday, July 28 (Zoom) - Sheila Dixon, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) 

    Sheila Dixon, Executive Director of the NVBCC, is an energetic community outreach and marketing advocate driving impact for social justice in our Northern Virginia Community. Throughout her experience in the non-profit sector, she assists organizations to enhance their community engagement objectives. A combination of leadership qualities, fierce determination and a process-driven, strategic mindset has labeled her as an enterprising change maker in our Northern Virginia Community.
    Sheila has assisted more than 2,000 business and non-profit business owners in the area through one to one consulting, experiential live group trainings, and mini-mastermind sessions with local experts. Sheila owns a small business and understands that as the economy is changing, business models may need a shift to remain relevant. Her team is comprised of gig economists, market force digital professionals and communication specialists developing business models to help expand brand recognition and business growth. 

Upcoming Speakers 

  • August 11 – Ragtime Restaurant - Bonnie Ray Classification Talk* 
  • August 18 – Virtual – Peter Irvine Classification Talk 
  • August 25 – Ragtime Restaurant - Eileen Smith Classification talk 
  • September 1 – Virtual - Emily Cassell, Update on Arlington Tourism 
  • September 8 – Ragtime Restaurant - Dr. Jeremy Campbell "Amazon Rainforest: Social and Environmental Dimensions of Crucial World Region.” 
  • September 15 – Virtual - Michelle Stafford, Arlington Neighborhood Complete Streets 
  • September 9 – Ragtime Restaurant - Whytni Kernodle, Arlingtonians for Justice, Activist, and Arlington Independent Media 
* In "classification talks", new Rotary members talk about their career and personal history.