Board & Committees

The Executive Board of the Arlington Rotary Club 
(Includes all Officers and Directors)

RY 2017-18 Officers
President:  David Sutfin
President Elect: Robert Martinson
Secretary:  Kim Durand
Treasurer:  Linda Valentino
Sgt-at-Arms:  Hugh Barton
Immediate Past President:  Jeff Sutton, in lieu of Shannon Prendergast (transferred) 

RY 2017-18 Directors
Club Administration: David Sutfin [ad interim]
Fundraising: Sherry Barndollar Rock
Membership:  Gary Long
Public Information:  LaDonna Simon
Service Projects:  John Becker, Chelsi Dildine
The Rotary Foundation (TRF): Sherry Barndollar Rock
Website:  Kim Durand
Youth Programs: David Baas


 

Left to Right: Kim Durand, David Sutfin, Robert Martinson, Linda Valentino, Hugh Barton,
John Becker, David Baas, Sherry Rock.    Not pictured: Raquel Neumann, Gary Long.

The Board of the Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation

Sherry Barndollar Rock (President)
Hugh Barton
Steve Klemp (Treasurer)
Gary Long
John P. Becker
ARC President David J. Sutfin (ex officio)




Get involved by assisting the board or serving on a committee -
 

President Elect: The president-elect in our club is in charge of our speaker program - this is a demanding and job, so suggestions/help always welcome!
 

Secretary: Secretaries in most Rotary clubs are key people in that they interface with Rotary International and the District, letting them know any important aspects about our club.  Our club's secretary maintains our "club stats", from attendance to membership count - all kinds of things.  They also collect the club's correspondence, ensures new members have their badges and transfers new member information to Rotary Interational.  

Club Treasurer:   The Treasurer ensures that the necessary tax forms are filed , maintains the budget, reports the accounts receiveable and budget at each board meeting, pays the invoice for lunch each week and maintains our cds and other accounts.  He bills members each quarter and keeps records accordingly.

   
Club Admin: Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club. Events include our annual wine tasting, any happy hours or other outings - we'll need help organizing these. Other duties are assigning a greeter for each meeting, making sure our flag, bell, and other equipment is put back, etc. 

Vocational Service: Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. We need to figure out how to better incorporate vocational service and soft networking into our club. We have also had the practice of hosting meetings at various members' places of business, in January.

 

Service Projects:  Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community. Committee members are responsible for getting members "signed up" for events, but participation is needed from all members to carry out the projects.  Also included in Service Projects are international activities which encompasses Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and promotes world understanding and peace.  Other activities are the Group Study Exchange (individuals from other countries visit and need to be taken to lunch, to the Mall or other sites, etc); Youth Exchanges (you would not have to host a student but just be the club contact for any students hosted by families in Arlington) We also do  international service projects and could use some help orchestrating these - no travel necessary, mostly just serving as a contact, informatino source, and making sure things get done.
 

Membership: This will be an exciting committee this year as we're going to focus on adding more "value" to members from meetings.  We're working on figuring out how to incorporate more networking opportunities into the club and will promote this to prospective members.  

Public Image: This relatively new position in Rotary will help promote our club to our community and interacts with local press, helps with website, snaps photos at meetings, maintains our website and social media sites.   If you have experience in media, advertising, or social media, this is a great place to be active.


Youth Programs:  Members on this committee work with our adjunct organizations (Interact in high schools, Rotaract at the university level), conduct our vocational programs, and may be involved in Rotary scholarships to study abroad, and Rotary high school exchange programs.  
 

Rotary Foundation: The Foundation was created as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world," and is funded by voluntary contributions from Rotarians.  The chair of this committee manages our club's contributions to the Foundation and helps educate our members on how the Foundation works. 

Arlington Rotary Education Foundation:   The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that manages and funds the club's charitable activities, including our longstanding scholarship programs, support for internatinal projects, and contributions to local  and/or international organizations that compliment our goals (e.g. fighting hunger, supporting families, education, senior care, disaster relief).  Members and others donate to support these programs, and the Foundation conducts fundraising activities.  Members are needed to evaluate scholarship applications and awards scholarships in May/June, and to support and further our fundraising activities.

 

If you are interested in assisting in any way, contact the Chair person to volunteer.

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