Due to the ongoing pandemic and health concerns, our club meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30 are via Zoom -- hosted by Club President Rene Calandria.
Meeting ID and access phone numbers are listed with the speaker program on our Club calendar for the meeting date.
Guests and prospective members always welcome! If you'd  like to join a meeting, email Club President Rene Calandria at -- and we'll get the info to you! We also publicize our speaker programs at our popular club facebook page.
And for a really easy way to view all our digital channels, go to
Jun 17, 2021 6:30 PM
New Member Intro Talk: Janet Hixon
Jul 01, 2021 6:30 PM
Jul 15, 2021 6:30 PM
Jul 29, 2021
5th Thurs. so no formal meeting
Aug 05, 2021 6:30 PM
Book "We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation"
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District Governor Visit Oct. 15 (via zoom)
Our meeting program and speaker for our Oct. 15 virtual meeting is:
Annual VIsit with District 7610 Governor Harry Henderson. This year's theme is "Rotary Opens Opportunities."
See event at our club facebook page: click here.
We will also be inducting and welcoming 2 new club members, Janet and Juliette. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting: via zoom, as well as some members will attend in person outside at a club member's yard in Springfield. For details if you would like to attend in person: email the club at
Zoom meeting details:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 7289 8099

Passcode: 613148

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,85172898099#,,,,,,0#,,613148# US (Germantown)

Dial by phone:  +1 301 715 8592 US     

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All welcome to join us online! Questions? Email us at
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Falls Church Rotary meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6.30pm, now virtually via zoom.
Learn more about our club and engage with us on our sociat channels via

COVID-19 Response Virtual Town Hall

The pandemic and community public health safety issues continue to be of grave concern. All welcome for this town hall zoom webinar with Inova Health System executives, hosted by Falls Church Rotary on Sept. 3 at 6 pm ET. Click here for event flyer (pdf).

** Watch the recording via our club youtube channel.  Click here to view.**

Topics to be covered include:

  • COVID-19: Its nature & why it matters
  • COVID services for low income and uninsured community members
  • Safety measures during in-person meetings
  • Cloth mask vs surgical mask: the safest route
  • Inova’s support for Latinx communities, the hardest hit demographic, and communities of color
  • Rotarians as community partners in the fight against COVID
  • Inova’s educational & community outreach on COVID
  • Keeping our workplaces safe for both workers and customers

Featured Speakers:

  • Michelle Vassallo, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CEN - Vice President, Nursing, Inova Clinical Platforms [note: Michelle could not be with us, so Dr. Chalapathy Venkatesan, MD joined us instead.]
  • Michael Forehand - Vice President, Inova Government and Community Affairs.

See event listing and RSVP requested at eventbrite.

Please RSVP for a free ticket to easily add to your calendar and receive email reminders. For questions: email, attention Club President Rene Calandria.

Thank you to our speakers for their insights and expertise -- and to everyone who joined us!


Food For Others | Aug. 20 Meeting

Our club meetings continue on 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm. Now via Zoom, led by Pres. Rene Calandria.
Our program speaker for Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 is:
Alison Padget, Director of Development and Outreach, at Food for Others -- which distributes food to our local neighbors in need nmby mobilizing our communuty and volunteers. Here in our nation’s capital area, the high cost of living forces many families who are struggling to make ends meet to choose between spending money for food, or on other basic needs such as housing and healthcare. Food for Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes and for the growing number of working poor who need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.
All welcome to join us to learn about the need in our area, FFO programs, and how to help. 
Our club meetings continue on 1st & 3rd Thursdays at ocal neighbors in need nmby mobilizing our communuty and volunteers. Here in our nation’s capital area, the high cost of living forces many families who are struggling to 
Meeting ID: 824 1915 8436
Password: 19617
To dial in by phone:  301.715.8592
Visitors welcome -- please ket us know you plan to attend wth an email to
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Falls Church Rotary continues to meet virtually due to public health concerns. In non social distancing times: we enjoy a delicious family-style Chinese dinner together at Harvest Moon restaurant (only $15). Visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and public welcome.
Club meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6.30 pm, with interesting programs & speakers. On  5th Thursdays, we often meet for a social activity at a local bar or other venue.
Our new club brochure is at -->
Not sure what #Rotary is? ... Maybe you've seen a need in our community & wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others -- or even learn new skills. Maybe you're seeking connections with other service-minded professionals locally & abroad. Then maybe #Rotary is for you!
More info at to check our speakers schedule & upcoming events.
Join us for fun & fellowship! Our Falls Church Rotary Club has been celebrating "Service Above Self" since 1952! Learn more about #ServiceAboveSelf & Rotary service at

Watch our Club Slideshow!

To celebrate August as Rotary Membership Month, we created a new slideshow video to highlight our commitment to #ServiceAboveSelf and our many projects and activities, both local and abroad. 
Watch on our club youtube channel: click here.

"Front Porch" Food Collection Drive: Now to Sat. 8/15/20

Many families are struggling in these challenging times. To help at least a bit: our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA is hosting a
Front Porch Food Collection Drive -- now through Sat., Aug. 15 -- to benefit families who depend on our local food pantry, located at Knox Presbyterian Church, operated by the Falls Church Community Service Council.
Here's how it works with 3 ways to make your donation:
  >> 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟭: Drop off your donations at any time at your convenience by Aug. 15 at Past President Diane Hill's front porch (near our club's non-pandemic meeting location Harvest Moon) at: 6818 Kincaid Ave , Falls Church 22042.
  >> 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟮: Email us to coordinate a contactless pickup:
  >> 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟯: On afternoon of Sat. Aug. 15, stop by Diane's front yard with your donations  to say hello and meet club members, other Rotarians and neighbors for some socially distanced refreshments!
>> 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝗻-𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲: Canned goods (tuna, fruits, vegetables, sauces). Rice, pasta, energy bars, cooking oil, low-sugar cereals. Giant grocery gift cards also welcome!
𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗥𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯𝘀: we welcome your help to spread the word to share our flyer and/or to collect donations to partner with us to help families in need. Comment below -- or email FC Club Pres. Rene Calandria at
View and download pdf of our flyer: click here
Full info at at:
𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 🙏  #WeAreRotary #PeopleOfAction #ServiceAboveSelf

Club Meetings Now Virtual via Zoom

Club Meeting now via Zoom effective April 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic and health concerns, our club meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30 are via Zoom.
Meeting ID and access phone numbers are listed with the speaker program on our Club calendar for the meeting date, but here is our recurring meeting details for 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm:
Meeting ID: 851 7289 8099
Passcode: 613148
One tap mobile:
+13017158592,,85172898099#,,,,,,0#,,613148# US 
Dial by phone:  301.715.8592 
Guests and prospective members always welcome! If you'd  like to join a meeting, email Club President Rene Calandria at -- and we'll . the info to you! We also publicize our speaker programs at our popular club facebook page
And for a really easy way to view all our digital channels, go to

Club Brochure for Rotary Year 20/21 Now Online

We've updated our club brochure -- now a front/back rack card -- for Rotary Year 20/21.
Download the pdf --> click here
We are a "small club with big impact" with a diverse membership in profession, age, gender, cultures, and passions -- all committed to our Rotary mission of "Service Above Self."  Rotary International exists because of people like you -- and us -- working together, to accomplish extraordinary things in our community and across the world. Rotary is your chance to give back to your community and the world -- all it takes is a willingness to get involved!
Are you or someone you know interested to join our club? We'd love to meet you and invite you to join us for a zoom meeting. For questions, further information and to introduce yourself, email our Club Membership chair, Rex Hayes, at We look forward to meeting you!
Benefits of Rotary membership include:
  • The opportunity to serve & make an impact
  • Networking & business development
  • Continuing education & guest speaker insights
  • Leadership & professional development opportunities to expand skills
  • Fun & inspiration!
Our Values
  • Our club offers vibrant, engaging programs 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6.30pm. 2020 via zoom; usually Harvest Moon, 7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. $15 family-style Chinese dinner
  • We build & enjoy long-lasting relationships
  • 5th Thursday is often a social get-together at casual area venues
  • We live by & promote high ethical standards
  • We honor our commitments to give back by living out our core value, Service Above Self
  • 93% of donations to the Rotary Foundation go directly to service projects around the world
  • We welcome & cultivate diverse perspectives
  • We cultivate lifelong friendships that transcend political, cultural & generational differences
Service & Leadership
  • We empower our members to lead & collectively work to solve society's most pressing issues
  • We are an active Rotary peacebuilder club
  • We complete 10+ local & global service projects annually, such as:
  • Youth character-building including high school Interact service clubs & hosting Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars
  • Welcome kits for area refugees & community event
  • Walk For Peace & Expo community event
  • World Polio Day educational fundraiser
  • Brunch for guests at Ronald McDonald House at Inova Fairfax
  • Adopted street cleanups
  • Recent Rotary Global Grants include global partnership for economic & community development in India
  • Food, holiday, other collection drives for families in need
  • Financial gifts to support social services causes in our community.

Annual club dues of $200 cover Rotary International dues, District 7610 dues & club operating expenses. Payment plans available.

Connect with Rotary ... We are People of Action
Rotary brings together people like you – from all walks of life – who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. At Rotary, we connect for good – and form lifelong friendships in the process.
Together, we empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.2 million+ members in 34,000+ clubs worldwide, our global community's impact has never been greater -- and it continues to grow with the commitment of caring people like you.
Make A Difference
​Belonging to a Rotary provides you with an opportunity to give back to your community and to connect with like-minded colleagues and friends.
People join Rotary for many reasons including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and inspiration – but perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from creating a real impact in your community and in the world
Our club gives you an opportunity to join leaders to take action on important issues affecting our community, our nation, and the world. We also have a lot of fun – whether we're socializing or working together on service projects. Members of our Rotary Club connect at two meetings a month and learn from business experts, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs to help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community.
Together we are making great things happen, with a flexible club structure that focuses on action and positive results. "My experience with our club has been truly valuable, says one longtime club member. "I've made lifelong friends and networking connections that have helped my professional and my personal goals."
Join Us in our Commitment to Community
Our club is committed to making a difference locally in response to community needs. We are focused on projects that provide help and hope to less-fortunate neighbors in our community and the world. We partner with local organizations to provide our time, talent, and treasure to maximize our impact and to expand our reach.
We'd love to have you join us! Get involved to learn how you can make a difference with like-minded colleagues. For more information about our projects and upcoming meeting programs and events, explore our website or email us at
Download pdf of our club brochure: click here

Navigate our Website ...

If you are using a mobile device, below are some quick links to navigate our website.
We also have a LinkTree url easier quick access to key info --> go to
Club Brochure (pdf, new for 2020) >> 
Follow and engage with our club on our social channels:
And, as always, we welcome email inquiries at
Club Photos & Albums Now at SmugMug 
Our club photo albums from meeting and soecial events are now at a club SmugMug site:
It's easy to view and download photos -- all at no charge 👍
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