Speakers & Programs

Meetings are every Thursday at noon; we also host a happy hour at the Pinzimini Bar/Lounge in the Westin Gateway Hotel (Ballston), 6 - 8 pm.  MONTHLY on the second Wednesday of each month.  We thank our speaker each week by donating the cost of one case of breakfast cereal to the Arlington Food Assistance Center in his/her name. 

Upcoming Events 

Feb 14 – Lunch Program: Mitch Opalski, Synergy Home Care, "What Is Home Care?"
Feb 21 – Lunch Program: Keith Oberg, CEO Emeritus, “Bikes for the World”
Feb 22 – Informal lunch, time/place TBD, no speaker, just a chance to get to know one another better. Members, family members, and your guests welcome.  (See Olivia Adams’s note to all members on Friday). Could become a quarterly event! Enthusiastic member response already suggests that it will.
Feb 28 – Lunch Program: Jyl Pomeroy, Coordinator for Mental Health, Arlington Free Clinic, “Depression”
Mar 7 – Lunch Program: ARC Member Joe Prentice – Classification Talk*
Mar 13 - Happy Hour, 6-8 pm, Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Ballston
Mar 14 – Lunch Program: ARC Member Sherry Rock – Classification Talk*
Mar 21 – Lunch Program: Courtney Reeve, Executive Director, Aspire!, “Education and Low Income Students”
Mar 28 – Lunch Program: Lisa Frikes, Volunteer Arlington
April 4 -- Lunch Program: President of the PTA at Oakbridge School, “How ARC’s Empowering Enrichment Donation Was Used”
April 10 -- Happy Hour, 6-8 pm, Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Ballston
April 11 – Nadia Stewart, Empowering Enrichment
April 18 – 6:00 PM - ARC’s Annual Banquet for the Benefit of our Scholarships Program, details TBD; NO Lunch Program
April 25 – Lunch Program: ARC Member Chris Milroy; Classification Talk,* and “An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”
May 2 --  Lunch Program: Charles Meng, Executive Director, AFAC
May 8 -- Happy Hour, 6-8 pm, Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Ballston
May 9 – Lunch Program: Sean McCarthy of Tanka Solutions, and Founder of TEDS Foundation; “How to Live Without Limits”
May 16 – Lunch Program:   New member Classification Talk* (TBD)
May 23 – Lunch Program: Lucy Beadnall, Director of Advocacy, The Arc of Northern Virginia
May 30 – Lunch Program:  Alison Alt, 360 Mentoring
Jun 6 – Lunch Program: New member Classification Talk* (TBD)
Jun 12 -- Happy Hour, 6-8 pm, Pinzimini Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Ballston
Jun 13 – Lunch Program:  Jasmin Witcher, Culpepper Garden
Jun 20 – Lunch Program: New member Classification Talk* (TBD)
Jun 27 – Annual ARC Installation Event (details TBD)

 

*A “Classification Talk” is what Rotary calls a new member’s presentation about her- or himself. Every member is asked to do one. “Classification” means a member’s professional field, but the talk generally is broader, including whatever the new member wants to tell us about her background, development, history, other interests.  



 
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