Marriott Residence Inn - Courthouse
Thursdays at Noon
1401 N. Adams St., Arlington VA 22201
Buffet Lunch $20.00 for Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Hotel Parking Garage (Basement) or Street Parking
The Four-Way TestRotary's Four-Way Test:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Jan 9 – Happy Hour! Wednesday 8 pm at our “usual” haunt, the Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Ballston Gateway hotel.
Jan 10, Noon – Lunch Program – Sherry Barndollar Rock, ARC Member “Classification Talk”
Sherry is a club member and also President of the Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation.
A “classification talk” is Rotaryspeak for a new member’s presentation about her- or himself. Every member is asked to do one. “Classification” means a member’s professional field (Sherry’s is “Fund Raising – Nonprofit Organizations,”) but the talk generally is broader, including whatever the new member wants to tell us about her background, development, history, other interests.
True, Sherry isn’t exactly new to the club (she’s been a member for more than two years) but, probably because she plunged directly into organizing our fundraising efforts, just never got scheduled. Until now.
SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 -- IT WAS A GOOD YEAR
Nov. 29th – We Welcomed Five New Members
Five new members, all inducted on November 29? Yes! More details later on our new Rotarians individually, but for now you can at least see who they are. Left to right (with the new member’s names in red) are: Chelsi, Raquel, Robert (you know them already); Marwa el-Sayed, Hallelujah Onyo, Olivia Adams, Brian Zapin, Bud, and Mark Schneider. Please get to know them and welcome them.
Nov 16th -- Check to Doorways
On November 16, a group of members, led by club President Robert Martinson and Foundation president Sherry Barndollar Rock, visited a Doorways facility and presented our check for $5000, representing a combination of funds from a District grant and money raised at our October fundraiser.
Nov 11th -- Blood Drive
A bright shiny new Inova Bloodmobile, only on its second voyage, stood outside Rock Spring UCC on Little Falls Road for four hours on Sunday as nearly 30 donors filed in and provided the community with life-saving pints of blood. The drive was coordinated by Rock Spring with the assistance of the Arlington Rotary Club, a new partnership. Donors came from lists provided by Inova, some who saw fliers posted around the area and at other local churches, as well as a few last-minute walk-ins.
Rotarians actively involved included Linda Valentino and Hugh Barton, who donated blood, Gary Long with his wife Jan, who assisted with registration, as well as Billy Cullipher, Steve Silcox and others who made calls and sent emails to prospective donors. Rock Spring UCC Associate Pastor Laura Martin was the church’s coordinator of the drive while Hugh Barton represented ARC.
Oct 29th -- Helping AFAC
ARC members volunteered to work at Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). We help community organizations with both $ and labor.
Providing Clean Water
Saving Mothers & Children
Growing Local Economies