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?
Dec 6th -- Lillian Clementi and Charles Head - Redistricting in Virginia
Ms. Clementi and Mr. Head are Co-Chairs of the Arlington Local Action Group of OneVirginia2021, a nonpartisan group working to end gerrymandering in Virginia. Through different career paths, both became concerned and frustrated about gridlock and ineffectiveness in government, came to see gerrymandering as a root cause of those problems, and decided to join the effort to effect change.
Lillian Clementi is a freelance translator specializing in corporate communications materials for leading French corporations such as Danone, Alstom and SNCF. She is certified by the American Translators Association for French-to-English translation and has spoken on translation and translation-related issues in the US, the UK, Switzerland, France and Canada.
An Arlingtonian since 1966, Charles R. Head is a trained electrical engineer (Rice and G.W.U.) and graduate of the Naval Reactors engineering school in Pittsburgh. In the Navy, he designed, built, and maintained nuclear submarines at Naval Reactor and later moved to DoE, working on a fusion power reactor and other programs including spent nuclear fuel disposal and the production reactor program. Since retiring, he has done consulting work with IAEA and the Department of State.
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