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!
 
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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 >>

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Special club event on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm!
 
This Wednesday evening, April 11th ... it's our club's annual High School Music Competition, named in memory of Rotarian Carol Pierstorff for her love of music & service above self. Always an inspiring evening -- visiting Rotarians and others welcome to join us, but pls RSVP to fallschurchrotary@gmail.com -- so we can plan for light refreshments. 6pm at the Band Room at Bishop O'Connell High School (Official School Page)
 
 
 
 
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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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** Visit and "Like" our club on facebook (you don't have to be a facebook user to view our content): Visit Falls Church Rotary on facebook.
 
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.

Events:  

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

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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.
 
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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
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Join our club as we celebrate our Club Music Compeition, at a special location. For more information about the event or how to enter, contact:
PP Carlota McCormack, Competition Coordinator
Email: Lotusbud254@gmail.com. Ph (703) 447-6813
 
If you can attend, please rsvp to fallschurchrotary@gmail.com, so we can plan for refreshments!
 
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Annual Music Competition for 11th and 12th Grade Students. Awards are: $100 first place, $50 second place.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
* Have a love for music.
* Have the ability to play a musical instrument or sing with musical
accompaniment.
* Use the award for future musical educational expenses.

Our Club Music Contest for high school students is named for our club member Carol Pierstorff, who died suddenly a few years ago. Carol graduated from Cranston East High School in 1966, and later from Brown University with a degree in Music. Since her early teenage years, Carol worked as a full or part-time church organist and was involved with other musical and theatrical groups since her college days.
 
Following receipt of her MBA (UNH, 1979), Carol worked as a consultant prior to taking a position with IHRDC where she became Vice President, Marketing and Sales. She developed her love for international business and travel. In 1992, she took a position with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and moved from Dover, NH to the Washington, DC area. She directed various USAID programs throughout the world and ultimately took an assignment with USAID in Moscow, Russia in 2000. Upon retirement, Carol returned to her musical roots and served as a substitute organist for numerous churches in the Northern
Virginia and DC area. She also sang with the Piedmont Singers as well as the New Dominion Chorale.
 
As a member of the Rotary Club of Falls Church, VA she served as International Service Director and Sergeant-at-Arms. Carol generously gave of her time and financial resources to many organizations and people in need. We miss her and are glad to honor her legacy and caring spirt.
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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!

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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.

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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.

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