Named Best Small Club, District 7610, since 2014!

Falls Church Rotary

Celebrating Service Above Self since 1952!

Meets for dinner most 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm. Check our meeting schedule for other variances. * Chinese family-style dinner $15
Harvest Moon Restaurant (phone 703.573.6000)
7260 Arlington Blvd.(Rte. 50 at Graham Rd.)
Club cell phone: 703.597.1830 * Club email: FallsChurchRotary@gmail.com
Falls Church, VA  22042
United States
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We have a new meeting policy and schedule for Rotary Year 16/17, which began 7/1/16.  Our club now meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays for a dinner meeting at Harvest Moon,  with events (or no meeting) on other Thursdays of the month.  The current schedule is below. If you have questions or would like to present a program at a future club meeting, email us at fallschurchrotary@gmail.com Attn: Pres. Erica Brouillette.
 
Meeting Schedule as of 11/3/16
 

Oct. 20  = Laura Mayer, PRS Crisis Link

Oct. 27 = No Meeting

Nov. 3 = Shannon Steene, Carpenter’s Shelte

Nov. 10 = No Meeting
Nov. 17 = Rotarian Rhonda Bent’s Classification Talk
Nov. 24 = No Meeting
Dec. 1 = Wendy Gradison, PRS, Inc.
Dec. 8 = Holiday Party
Dec. 15 = Annual Meeting/Election of Club Officers and Directors
Dec. 22 & 29 = No Meeting
Jan. 5 = DG Janet Brown’s Visit
 
Events:
Oct. 20 = Club Board Meeting following regular meeting
Oct. 25 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping
Nov. 12 = Rotary UN Day, Bus to NYC
Nov. 12 = District Foundation Banquet
Nov. 16 = Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with Veterans Pantry at Willston Multi-Cultural Center
Nov. 17 = Club Board Meeting following regular meeting
Nov. 29 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping
Dec. 8 = Holiday Party
Dec. 15 = Club Election & Annual Meeting
Jan. 5 = Board Meeting with DG Janet Brown at 5:30 PM followed by 8 PM Club meeting

 

 

 
Welcome to our newest club member, inducted at our Sept. 1 meeting! Pictured at center, Rotarian Rhonda "RJ" Bent, holding her young daughter Aina Elizabeth. With (l to r) Falls Church Rotary Club President Erica Brouillette, Assistant District Governor Suzanne McDougall, and Club Membership Chair Stephanie Arnold. RJ recently moved to Falls Church and contacted the RI website with a membership query because "in my world travels with my work, friends have always been telling me I would enjoy Rotary. And the dinner meeting time is perfect." We are so glad to have her join our club! 
 
 

 
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We have a new meeting policy and schedule for Rotary Year 16/17, which began 7/1/16.  Our club now meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays for a dinner meeting at Harvest Moon,  with events (or no meeting) on other Thursdays of the month.  The current schedule is below. If you have questions or would like to present a program at a future club meeting, email us at fallschurchrotary@gmail.com Attn: Pres. Erica Brouillette.
 
Meeting Schedule for September and October (as of 9/14/16):
 
Sept. 15 = Naqeeb Naqibullah’s Life in Afghanistan
Sept. 22 = No meeting
Oct. 6 =  Business Networking Mixer
 
Events:   (for District events, visit the District calendar at: http://www.rotary7610.org/calendars.html)

Sept. 17 = District Foundation, Membership and Public Image Seminar, Fredericksburg ($50 fee before Sept. 14, $60 thereafter)
Sept. 18 = Polio Fundraiser – Mystics Basketball Game ($20-$40)
Sept. 27 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping
Oct. 1 = Falls Church Community Cleanup - Adopted Street
Oct. 6 =  Business Networking Mixer at Harvest Moon
Oct. 20 = Club Board Meeting following regular meeting
Oct. 25 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping
Nov. 10 = Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with Veterans Pantry at Willston Center
Nov. 12 = Rotary UN Day, Bus to NYC
Nov. 12 = District Foundation Banquet
 

 
Our club is proud to be #RotariansServingHumanity, supporting important local causes lifting families out of poverty -- including a $1,000 gift in August 2016 to Homestretch, based in Falls Church City.
Pictured outside their office are staff members Fatima Paniagua Emestica, Fabiola Alba, Alejandra Carrera, Norma Guerrero, Buthaina AbuBader, and Nan Monday with Executive Director Christopher Fay; Diane Hill, Past President of Falls Church Rotary Club, and Homestretch Development Director Ken Bradford.
 

 
 
Wow! Our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA received lots of honors for #ServiceAboveSelf during Rotary Year 15/16 -- including "Best Small Club" of #RotaryDistrict7610! (that's 2 years running).
 
 
From left: Club Secretary PP Joe Scheibeler, Club President RY 15/16 Greg Viola, Club President RY 16/17 Erica Brouillette, PP Joe Akarra, and Club Service Chair Dr. John Karickhoff.
 

 
 
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We have a new meeting policy and schedule for Rotary Year 16/17, which began 7/1/16.  Our club now meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays for a dinner meeting at Harvest Moon,  with events (or no meeting) on other Thursdays of the month.  The current schedule is below. If you have questions or would like to present a program at a future club meeting, email us at fallschurchrotary@gmail.com Attn: Pres. Erica Brouillette.
 
July 28 = No meeting
Aug. 4 = Dinner at Harvest Moon. Program: Jeanne Comeau, Pres. & CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Northern VA
Aug. 11 = No meeting
Aug. 18 = Dinner at Harvest Moon. Program: Namita Dongre, Interact Scholarship Recipient (Thomas Jefferson High School)
Sat., Aug. 20 - Community Brunch at Willston Multi-cultural Center, partnering with The Veterans Pantry.
Aug. 25 = No meeting
Sept. 1 = Dinner at Harvest Moon. Program: Rotary 7610 Asst. District Gov. Suzanne McDougall
Sept. 8 = HAPPY HOUR (location TBA)
Sept. 15 = TBD
Sept. 22 = No meeting
Oct. 6 =  Dinner at Harvest Moon. Program: All welcome for a Business Networking Mixer (tentative).
 
Upcoming Events:
Aug. 6 = Falls Church Family of Rotary Ballgame Nats vs. SF Giants (Tickets $40, club fundraiser -- for details and flyer, click here.)
Aug. 6 = District End Polio DC United Soccer Game vs. Philadelphia ($26). See www.rotary7610.org District calendar.
Aug. 18 = Monthly Club Board Meeting following regular dinner meeting
Aug. 20 = Community Brunch at Willston Center
Aug. 30 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping, at Fairfax Public Access station. For info, email Producer Ahmed Selim via the club email address.
Sept. 15 = Club Board Meeting following regular meeting
Sept. 17 = District Foundation, Membership and Public Image Seminar
Sept. 27 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping
Oct. 1 = Falls Church Community Cleanup of our Adopted Street in downtown Falls Church.
Oct. 6 =  Business Networking Mixer (tentative)
Oct. 20 = Club Board Meeting following regular meeting
Oct. 25 = Rotary Times TV Broadcast Taping
Nov. 10 = Serve special family Dinner with Veterans Pantry at Willston Center
Nov. 12 = Rotary UN Day, Bus to NYC. Info at District calendar.
Nov. 12 = District Foundation Banquet
 

 
Our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA is proud to support Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) so that kids in the J. E. B. Stuart High School pyramid from low-income families will have the school supplies they need to succeed in school and in life!  We presented our sponsorship check at the agency's new name launch event on 7/21 at The Tower Club. That's Britepaths Executive Director Lisa Whetzel (left) with ‪‎Rotarian‬ Diane C. Hill and Board member Catherine S. Read (also member of Rotary Club of Centreville & Chantilly). Thank you to Connection Newspapers reporter Time Peterson for covering the event. (Diane served as Development Manager at ODB, before her current role at UCM of Alexandria.)
 
Read the story online: click here >>
 
 

 
PRS was presented with a gift from the Rotary Club of Falls Church VA on July 27, 2016, to  support its Hope Fund! "We are so grateful for this funding which will provide PRS Services to community individuals who would benefit from our services but do not qualify for public assistance such as Medicaid," says Executive Director Wendy Gradison. "We extend a special thank you to club President, Erica Brouillette, for her long-term partnership with PRS."  Wendy is pictured at left with President Erica.
 
 

 
Club in-service day Sat. May 28, 2016 -- cleaning up and putting down new mulch at Pete's Playground, which was dedicated in 2009 to the memory of #Rotary7610 PDG and club member PP Peter G. Petro.
 
Club members in group photo from l to r: 
Past Pres. Doug Dreyer, Pres. Elect Erica Brouillette, Pres. Greg Viola (above), Past Pres. Diane Hill, Erica's husband Kevin, Past Pres. and now Secretary Joe Scheibeler, and Past Pres. Joe Akarra. Not pictured (as he was taking the photo): Rtn. Dr. John Karickhoff.
      
 

 
Photos from the 2016 Memorial Day Parade in Falls Church City:  Our club float with the big #Rotary gear logo in the city Memorial Day parade! That's Pres.-Elect Erica Brouillette waving.  Also photos of our annual Beverage Sale fundraiser along the parade route -- including cold sodas and cold draft beer!
 
            
 

 
 
Our meeting program on June 2, 2016 was Rotarian Anne Marie Giangiulio, a Global Health Officer at the United Nations Foundation, working with the Shot@Life campaign on global immunization advocacy. She is pictured at right, with Club Pres. Elect Erica Brouillette.  Anne Marie earned her Master of Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Vaccine Science and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining the UN Foundation, Anne Marie worked as a Regional Grants Officer at Rotary International, overseeing a portfolio of Rotary Grant projects taking place in Francophone Africa and the Horn of Africa.Anne Marie is an active member of the Rotary Club of Federal City - Washington, DCwww.unfoundation.org
 

 
We appreciated learning about NVRides from Gina Cocomello at our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA dinner meeting on 5/12, pictured here with Club President Greg Viola. The organization works with area programs, such as local Shepherd Centers, to provide rides for elderly persons, so they can remain independent in their homes while staying active in the community. Learn more at:  www.nvrides.org
 
 
To view, or search for, all of our Club photos and stories:  go to http://fallschurchrotary.org/Stories
 

 
 
 
Speakers
Club Annual Meeting
Dec 15, 2016
Club assembly with election of next year's officers
District Gov. Janet Brown Visit
Jan 05, 2017
Update on District 7610