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Arlington Rotary Club Community Service – Rotary Year 2016-17

At the end of the Rotary Year, we take stock of what we as a club have been able to accomplish by our contributions of resources (time, energy, and money) and our work to raise funds for good causes.  Here’s a review of what we have accomplished this year.  


(A) Financial support to the community -  a total of $25,750

·         $ 8000 – paid out annually for our traditional academic scholarship ($1000 per semester to each of four students).

·         $ 8000 – committed each year for our new special two-year “stipend” for a graduate of the Arlington Community High School (formerly known as Arlington Mill Alternative High School).

·         $ 5000 – donation to Homestretch for the purchase of winter coats for kids

·         $ 2000 – to Arlington Academy of Hope in support of Sabiti Davis, a student in Uganda whom the club has supported for several years and who this year began a 2-to-3 year electrician training program.

·         $ 700 – “allowance” for visiting high school student from Indonesia, Novia Isnaini (McLean RC contributed an additional $500).

·         $ 900 – disaster relief support in West Virginia (half from member donations, half was club matching funds).

·         $ 100 – in support of an Arlington County-sponsored “Discussion on Race.”

·         $ 400 – to the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers’ Association (WANADA) to help buy tool sets for their auto mechanic training program.

·         $ 300 – Yorktown High School PTA to assist needier students to attend the annual class Boat Ride.

·         $ 350 – Sports, Math and Science Hypothesis Foundation (SMASH) for supplies to support their competition in furthering STEM education.

(B)  "In-Kind" Contributions of time, work, and expertise – a total of more than 120 hours of direct participation in service projects, and very probably an at least equal amount of time in training/planning/setup for such efforts.  That’s without even counting the estimated 100+ hours members devoted to fundraising efforts that brought in about $22,000 – they aren’t direct community deeds, but are nevertheless essential.

·         Salvation Army Christmas kettle.

·         Glebe Road litter pickup (4 times a year)

·         Purchase and distribution of coats for Homestretch

·         INOVA Blood Drive donor registration (2-3 times per year).

·         Weeding AFAC vegetable garden.

·         Helping with setup for the Taste of Ballston (benefits AFAC).

·         Packing food for AFAC.

·         Bringing in/collecting used cell phones for recycling.

·         Acting as sponsor/advisor for visiting foreign student.