Rotary District 7610  

Meeting Information:  

Marriott Residence Inn - Courthouse
Thursdays at Noon
1401 N. Adams St., Arlington VA 22201
Buffet Lunch $20.00 for Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Business Casual

Park FREE in Hotel Parking Garage 
(Access by ramp from 14th St.)


The Four-Way Test  

Rotary's Four-Way Test:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Thursday, May 30th – Lunch Speaker will be Alison Alt, of Social Impact 360.  She will talk about the next generation of business and how service-oriented leaders can help support business for good. 
Allison is an experienced non-profit advocate, policy professional, and attorney with more than 10 years of experience creating social impact in partnership with all sectors on behalf of vulnerable populations. Allison has spent her career in direct service and public policy, working with nonprofits, corporations, and across party lines in state and federal government, including at The White House, Department of Education, Capitol Hill, The World Bank, and The InterAmerican Development Bank. 
Allison is now the Executive Director of Social Impact 360, the only youth-led movement for “business for good”. She leads strategy, operations, budgeting, and programming for 15 college chapters and 1,000+ SI360 alumni who are young CEO's and top innovators at companies nationwide. 

Sunday, June 2nd - Arlington Academy of Hope's Annual Picnic, 4:00-8:00 PM at Lyon Park Community Center.   BBQ, beer, margaritas, music, raffle prizes.  Tickets available for a moon bounce, face painting & balloon artist.  ARC members, you will get a flyer and RSVP link from Linda.  Others: send an email to for additional info.

Wednesday, June 12 -- Happy Hour, 6-8 pm, Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Ballston


Thursday, April 25th -- Our annual spring fundraising banquet and scholarships presentation, was a wonderful success.  We raised over $27,000 for our educational foundation.  Special thanks to our sponsors, and all who purchased tickets.

We awarded the traditional Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation (AREF) Academic Scholarship to José Pomarino Nima, and the AREF American Challenge Stipend imo Audra B. Rafter, to Edzon Quinteros Saique. Photos follow below. Arlington Rotary also recognized Dr. Marjorie Myers, former principal of Key Elementary School in Arlington, for Lifetime Achievement in Education. Rounding out our focus on education, our keynote speaker was Reagan Thompson, whom members may remember as our two-time nominee and winner of RI Global Grants for international studies, first in Beijing and later in London, a few years ago.


ARC President Robert Martinson; Stipend Winner Edzon Quinteros; AREF President Sherry
Barndollar Rock; Scholarship Winner José Pomarino; Rotary District Governor W. Glenn Yarborough.

Many thanks to our attendees and sponors!


March 14th - Books for Schools

Earlier this year, club members contributed over $1,000 to buy books for our two adopted Arlington Elementary Schools.  On March 14, a group of stalwart volunteers covered all the (paperback) books we had bought with contact paper and entered inscriptions in them.  (Photo by D.B. Shome.)

Below:  Lee Morales-Keck, Reading Specialist at Key Elementary, receives the English- and Spanish-language books ARC purchased for Key School with member-donated funds.  (Francis Scott Key elementary school is Arlington's bi-lingual grade school

January 21st - MLK Day of Service 

On Martin Luther King Day, January 21, at Washington-Liberty High School, over 100 volunteers joined about a dozen Arlington Rotarians to produce 55 “no-sew” fleece blankets to donate to ASPIRE! After School Learning, which provides reading tutoring to at-risk students in Arlington. Thanks and congratulations to all who participated.


Rotary INTERNATIONAL is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

      Promoting Peace

       Fighting Disease

  Providing Clean Water

Saving Mothers & Children

   Promoting Education

Growing Local Economies
Rotary: Be The Inspiration ~ RI President 2018-19 Barry Rassin