We're a fun, diverse group, with club members from around the globe.
We meet at 6.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, for family-style Chinese dinner at Harvest Moon Restaurant & Lounge (only $15).
Other Thursdays, you'll find us out in the community volunteering or enjoying a happy hour in the area. Guests and visiting Rotarians --- and prospective members -- always welcome!
Check our website Speakers Calendar for our meeting program schedule.
New Rotary Year 2019/2020 Diane Hill 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Our April 4 meeting was our annual Middle School Essay Contest dinner honoring our student winners and their families and teachers. The essay topic was Rotary’s #FourWayTest.
Pictured (left to right): Club President Stephanie Arnold, students Serenna Semonsen, 1st place awardee Laura Zhang, and Peyton Walcott, withthe club's Youth Service Chair Rex Hayes.
Laura, a student at Longfellow Middle School, read her winning essay at the meeting. 2nd place awardee Peyton attends Shenandoah Middle School, and 3rd place awardee Serenna attends Longfellow. Kudos to Laura, who was selected for the 3rd place award in the district contest at the Rotary District 7610 Conference on April 6!
Middle School Essay Contest Winner Diane Hill 2019-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to club member Joe Akkara, winner of the Rotary Club of Falls Church VA Cancun raffle drawing last night 😎 ⛵🌞 🏊‍♀️ 🇲🇽 🍹 🌞 !
He is pictured at center holding the winning ticket with Club President-Nominee Rene Calandria (left) & President Stephanie Arnold (right). Club member Patrick Sisk won 2nd prize -- a $100 Visa gift card.
A huge thank you to Rene, who donated the trip, which enabled our club to raise over $4,500 for our local & international service projects. Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser <3
Cancun Raffle Trip Winner! Diane Hill 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
D 7610 #Rotary Club Presidents Stephanie Arnold of Rotary Club of Falls Church VA & Engie Mokhtar of Alexandria West Rotary Club
on a break from the #MegaMembershipSeminar at  the 2019 Chesapeake Presidents Elect Training Seminar (#CPETS19) in Chantilly, VA. 
Other Falls Church participants and attendees at the 2019 CPETS included: PDG Horace McCormack, who served a 2nd and final year as Chair of the CPETS Planning Committee; PP Diane Hill, who serves as lead for CPETS
Publicity and PR; and PP and AG Elect Erica Brouillette, there for AGE training and to staff the District 7610 Peace Committee exhibit table. 
Official #CPETS19 photo album is here: http://bit.ly/photosCPETS19. Faceboook public album is at this link, for impromptu and photos shared by attendees: http://bit.ly/CPETS19_fbphotos
Training Leaders of Action! Diane Hill 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
What a great turnout on Saturday, Feb. 23 --Rotary International #WorldPeaceAndUnderstandingDay 🕊️ -- at our Packing Party for Refugee Welcome Kits, benefiting Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area! Thanks to all who attended in person at the Thomas Jefferson Library in Falls Church that morning -- as well as those who donated the supplies ☮️ 🕊️ ☮️
Thank you to PP and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Erica Brouillette for planning and organizing this heartwarming community event!
Packing Party: Welcome Kits for Refugees Diane Hill 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0


Join our club for our HOLIDAY PARTY on Thursday, December 20!

We’d especially like to see some of you who haven’t attended a meeting recently.  We miss you!  


Wear your ugliest holiday sweater, bring a gift valued at no more than $10 to exchange and donations of non-perishable food items and cold-weather gear (including hats, scarves, gloves and socks) for the Veterans Pantry and other local charities.


Please RSVP to PP Carlota at lotusbud254@gmail.com by Friday, Dec. 14.


Click here for our invitation flyer >


We’re expecting some special guests!  It will be a fun evening!

Club Holiday Party - Dec. 20 Diane Hill 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

Brrr .... it's cold outside! Doesn't a trip to sunny warm Cancun sound really great? 🇲🇽  🍹 🌞  ⛱ 

Even better: how about the chance to ...

Win a 6-Night Stay at the The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa in Cancun, Mexico! 🍹 🇲🇽

Rotary Club of Falls Church VA is hosting a fundraiser Raffle!

Tickets are just $20 & only 300 will sold ... pretty great odds, right?!

Download Raffle Flyer (pdf) >

Drawing held March 7, 2019 at our club's early St. Patrick's Day dinner. Need not be present to win!

Purchase your winning tickets from any FC Club member, via cash or check payable to Falls Church Rotary Club. Send us an email to fallschurchrotary@gmail.com to reserve yours -- and we can make arrangement to get your payment.

== Grand Prize ==
6-night hotel accommodations at The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas and Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Property accommodates up to 4 people, including children. May be used any time in calendar year 2019, subject to availability of reservations and excluding holiday blackout periods. (Airfare and other amenities not included.)

== 2nd Prize ==
$100 American Express gift card.


Please help us spread the word!

Raffle: Win a 6-Night Stay in Cancun! Diane Hill 2018-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
"Small Club, Big Impact" -- Our club and activities were featured in the March 2018 issue of the Rotary District 7610 newsletter! We are proud to have been named "Best Small Club" of 7610 once again for RY 17/18 Read all about it. Image below and newsletter pdf is at: http://bit.ly/2Et6Evk
"Small Club, Big Impact" Diane Hill 2018-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Navigate our Website ... Diane Hill 2018-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2018
Join members of Rotary Club of Falls Church VA in a casual setting to learn about Rotary & to find the opportunity you're looking for: service, leadership, networking & much more:
   Thurs. Sept. 13  -   Stop by for a beverage on us! Between 7 - 9 pm
All welcome -- fellow Rotarians from other area clubs too!
Location:  Starbucks Falls Church City, 344 W. Broad St., Falls Church VA 22046 (plenty of free parking in shopping center)
Rotary Coffee &amp; Conversation - 9.13.18 2018-09-08 04:00:00Z 0


Upcoming Club and District 7610 Events Rotary Year 2018/19:


Sept. 8 – End Polio Now Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs 7 PM (Sat.) - $41/ticket

Sept. 15, 9:00-11:00am (FREE) – District 7610 Northern Virginia Regional Membership/Public Image Summit, Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA (register at www.rotary7610.org)

Sept. 20 – Rotary Times Taping, 3:15 PM at Fairfax Public Access Studio, Merrifield, VA

Sept. 22 – Rotary District 7610 Foundation Seminar, University of Mary Washington-Stafford Campus-South Building, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406 (register at www.rotary7610.org)

Sept. 28-30 – RYLA, Prince William Forest Park

Oct. 24 – World Polio Day

Oct. 27, 9:00am – District 7610 Peace Conference, University of Mary Washington-Stafford Campus-South Building, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406 (register at www.rotary7610.org)

Nov. 1 – Application deadline for Global Grants Scholarships to District Chair

Nov. 10 – 2018 District 7610 Foundation Recognition Banquet, Riverside Center, 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA (cash bar begins at 6:00pm; dinner at 7:00pm) – SAVE THE DATE (register at www.rotary7610.org)

Nov. 19 – Rotary Times Taping, 3:15 PM at Fairfax Public Access Studio, Merrifield, VA

Jan. 26 – Pre-PETS Training (details TBA)

Feb. 23 – Rotary Peace Day

Apr. 4-7 – District Conference, Rotary District 7610, Virginia Crossings Hotel, Glen Allen, VA

Jun. 1-5 – Rotary International Convention, Hamburg, Germany

Upcoming Club &amp; District 7610 Events Diane Hill 2018-09-06 04:00:00Z 0
Dear Falls Church Rotarians,
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!  I look forward to seeing everyone at our club meeting tomorrow at Harvest Moon at 6:30pm. We will have a club assembly to discuss our initial plans for the year in the different avenues of service, fundraising, membership, etc.  We’ll keep this a fairly informal discussion over dinner, and look forward to everyone’s input.
It’s hard to believe – especially with this heat wave we’re having – that summer is pretty much over now that it’s September.  Did you know that September is Basic Education and Literacy Month on the Rotary calendar? 
Message from Club President Stephanie Arnold 9/5/18 Diane Hill 2018-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
"Small Club, Big Impact" Diane Hill 2018-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Falls Church Rotary Named "Best Small Club of the Year" at District Banquet
Club Past President and current Secretary Joe Scheibeler represented our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA at the Rotary District 7610 Banquet on Saturday, June 30.
We are honored and proud to once again receive a Club Excellence Award and to be named "Best Small Club of the Year" under the leadership of Club President Erica Brouillette and District Governor Ronnie Chantker.
We also received: Silver Award for New Generations; and Bronze Awards for Club Service, Community Service, and Public Image.
We are in good company with all the other clubs being recognized for making the world a better place!
Club Honors for Rotary Year 17/18! 2018-07-05 04:00:00Z 0


Join us for the annual "Family of Rotary" Nats game -- Sat., July 21!

Email Falls Church Rotary Past President Joe Scheibeler for tickets at $40 pp -- selling fast! -- at joseph.scheibeler@usps.gov. A portion of ticket price benefits our Rotary Club of Falls Church VA community service projects. Everyone welcome -- don't need to be a #Rotarian to enjoy the game and fellowship!

Download flyer as pdf: click here >>

Click here for event at club facebook page >>

Family of Rotary Baseball Game July 21 Diane Hill 2018-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Join us for a Dinner Meeting! Diane Hill 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Join our club as we celebrate our 2017 Club Music Competition, at a special location. For more information about the event or how to enter, contact:
PP Carlota McCormack, Competition Coordinator. If you can attend, please rsvp to fallschurchrotary@gmail.com, so we can plan for refreshments!
Carol Pierstorff High School Music Competition - Wed., April 11 diane hill 2018-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Did you know there are many ways to promote peace?  Come and learn how you can promote peace and connect with organizations promoting peace in the community at our family-friendly community event!
Walk for Peace & Peace Expo
Hosted by Rotary Club of Falls Church
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 9 am – Noon
Location:  Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail,Falls Church VA  22042
GET INSPIRED!  Our dynamic and knowledgeable speakers will get you thinking about how you can promote peace at our family-friendly community event.
WALK FOR PEACE!  Get outside and walk with your community members along a scenic 2.2 mile route (stroller- and wheelchair-accessible).
REGISTER!  $20 Early Bird Rate Before March 1 (25 after). To register at our eventbrite site, click here.
SPONSOR!  Event Sponsorships & Exhibit Tables Available! Email Club President Erica Brouillette for details (flyer coming soon). Email: fallschurchrotary@gmail.com.
NETWORK AT THE PEACE EXPO! Connect directly with community organizations and agencies promoting peace through their work as we showcase the good that they do. Email us if you are interested to exhibit at the event, including Rotary clubs with humanitarian projects (local or global).
Event proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s community service projects, including student academic contests and scholarships.
For questions, email Club President Erica at fallschurchrotary@gmail.com.
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Walk for Peace &amp; Peace Expo: Join us on Saturday, March 24! Diane Hill 2018-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
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We have a new meeting policy and schedule.  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 Oct. 19, 2017:

Falls Church Rotary meets for a dinner meeting generally on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.

Here is our club calendar, effective at Oct. 19, 2017, for upcoming meetings and events:

Nov. 16 = ** No dinner meeting atVolunteer to provide dinner and Thanksgiving baskets at Willston Center with Veterans Pantry
Dec.  14 = Holiday Party
Jan. 4 - TBA
Jan. 18 = District Gov. Ronnie Chantker’s visit.


Nov. 18 = District Foundation Banquet, Fredericksburg, VA
Nov. 16 = Willston Center Thanksgiving dinner and Thanksgiving basket preparation volunteer event with Veterans Pantry
Dec. 14 = Holiday Party (tentative)
Dec. 26 = Rotary Times TV Show taping, Merrifield, VA
Jan. 18 = District Gov. Ronnie Chantker’s 5:30 PM Board Meeting


Meeting Schedule, as of Oct. 19, 2017 Diane Hill 2017-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Members of Rotary Club of Falls Church VA had a fun and productive morning at the Sat. 10/14 Falls Church City, VA Community Cleanup Day, tidying up our club's adopted street section of Washington St. by The State Theatre. We enjoyed talking with Mayor David Tartar too -- and even found a painted rock! (photo coming soon) #WeAreRotary #PeopleOfAction#ServiceAboveSelf #RotariansRock
Our club 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.
Falls Church City Cleanup - Oct. 14, 2017 Diane Hill 2017-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Join us at our Thurs. 8/3 dinner meeting when our program speaker will be #Rotarian Jennifer Rose, President of Rotary Club of Fairfax, Va., Inc., who is development manager at Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread). She'll provide an update on programs that lift families out of poverty, with a focus on financial literacy. All welcome for #Rotaryfellowship: delicious family-style Chinese dinner only $15 -- 6.30pm at Harvest Moon Restaurant & Lounge#WeAreRotary #PeopleOfAction#RotariansRock
August 3 Program: Britepaths Diane Hill 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations, Middle School Essay Contest Winners - April 2017 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
The Carol Pierstorff Music Competition 2017 -- Tues., May 16 Diane Hill 2017-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Hill on May 31, 2014

Click here to download a pdf of our Falls Church Rotary Club Bulletin for June 2014!

Click here to view photos from our June 5th Rotary Fellowship Dinner -- thanks to everyone who attended for a great evening of Rotary fellowship and FUN!




Club Bulletin for JUNE 2014 Diane Hill 2014-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Hill on May 31, 2014

Falls Church Rotarians volunteered on Saturday, May 30, 2014 at the Stop Hunger Now packaging event, hosted by fellow Rotary Clubs: Annandale (lead), Bailey's Crossroads, and Burke. The event was held at the Annandale United Methodist Church on Columbia Pike.  Scores of volunteers -- young and old -- from various community groups participated to package thousands of meals to be shipped overseas to feed hungry people.

Club members participating included: President Diane Hill, New Generations Chair Erica Brouillette and fiance Kevin, and new Rotarian Maakor Quarmyne.



About www.StopHungerNow.org:

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.

Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program, in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 29 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. Stop Hunger Now works with international partners that ship and distribute the meals in-country.

The packaging operation is mobile enough to go wherever volunteers are located, and can be adapted to accommodate as few as 25 and as many as 500 volunteers at a time. One SHN packaging event can result in the packaging of more than 1,000,000 meals. The use of volunteers for product packaging has resulted in an extremely cost-effective operation while, at the same time, increasing awareness of global hunger and food insecurity issues across the world.

Stop Hunger Now provides over 70% of its meals to support transformational development programs such as school feeding programs, vocational training programs, early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics.  Working with these programs helps enhance lives by giving beneficiaries the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education,  skills development, and health care while also receiving much needed nutrition.  Stop Hunger Now’s goal is to allocate 80% of its meals to transformational development programs by 2015.

Stop Hunger Now event - May 30, 2014 Diane Hill 2014-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary at Falls Church Memorial Day Parade! Diane Hill 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
"Why Rotary?" Watch this video! Diane Hill 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0