Sep 03, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2nd Annual Rotary Wine Event
Sep 10, 2015
Reserved Pig Roast
Sep 17, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
World Peace, speaker TBA
Sep 24, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA (R. Rogos)
Oct 01, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Stanley Caukins Birthday Celebration
Oct 08, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Oct 10, 2015
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Road Rally (weather date)
Oct 11, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Matthew Rose,Asst Editor, DC WSJ (R. Rogos)
Oct 15, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Gettysburg Horseback ride
Oct 18, 2015 2:00 PM
Clean Up - Hospital Rummage Sale
Oct 18, 2015
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
reserved for Ron Rogos
Oct 22, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Solar power was installed at a school and church complex in the remote mountain community of Canon, Haiti, which had no electric power. As a result of a Rotary project, there is now reliable, safe, renewable, free, electric lighting.
- Children from the surrounding mountain homes who attend the village school. They now have adequately lit, safe classrooms with computers.
- Adults from the widely spread out population who can gather at night in a well-lit focal point for community gatherings, civic meetings, and adult education classes.
- Community that now has electronic communication with the nursing nuns at the regional dispensary in Chantal as well as with medical facilities in Les Cayes.
2015 Rotary Club of Leesburg Perry Winston Scholarship Winners Lauren Beard and Peter Chopivsky.
Family Fun: Mom, with hand raised, brings along the 2 month old Jia twins for the Fun Walk on a beautiful day.
Thanks to sponsors, participants and volunteers for another successful Rehau Rotary Resolution Race on January 1, 2015. In its 18th year, it is the longest running New Year's Day race in Northern Virginia.
Louis Romirez, 24, won the 10K, which was timed by Amazing Race Timing, a DC certified timing company.
Common comments by participants included appreciation of delicious snacks, gorgeous and challenging rolling hills of Morven Park, live music, tuxedoed greeters giving out sparkling cider upon finishing, and the overall organization of the race.
Check out the media coverage that highlights the race history and several Rotary Club members, including Chuck and Carole Maloney, who co-chair the race each year. http://www.leesburgtoday.com Leesburg Today featured stories on December 27, 2014 and January 2, 2015.
More photos and information will be forthcoming on this Club website.
Remembrance wreaths will be placed on Arlington Cemetery graves by busloads of Rotary Club of Leesburg Rotarians, Heritage High School Interact Club members, families and friends. With two truckloads assigned to our club (about 8,000 wreaths), we will be part of a huge effort to remember the people who served our country and protected our freedom.
Kate and Fred Williams know how to throw a fresh oyster roast and make it quite an event. The dinner was auctioned at the Rotary Club of Leesburg's 2014 Sticky Wicket Croquet Tournament and Lawn Party. Lucky winning bidders enjoyed an evening of perfectly roasted oysters along with an array of other food, beverages and fun.
Presentation of Paul Harris Society Banner (Left to Right) Chuck Davidson, Judy Smith, Katie Mann, Valerie Beaudoin, Tony Aiken, Sandy Duckworth and Chuck Reavis
District Foundation Chair Chuck Davidson, Sandy Duckworth and her husband Don joined the club for a night of education and celebration regarding the many things that the Rotary Foundation has done around the globe - from polio efforts to clean water and serving many District efforts. Sandy provided an inspiring overview of the accomplishments and encouraged members to support the Foundation. Chuck Davidson and Sandy joined club president Chuck Reavis and club foundation chair Chris Fristad to award Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society honors. The ceremony included a coveted club banner earned by having four or more Paul Harris Society members.
Photo courtesy of Ron Rogos
Left to right Wine event chair Valerie Beaudon, Club President Chuck Reavis, Boulder Crest Chair/Founder Ken Falke and Vino 9 representative/event supporter Nishelle.
The Rotary Club of Leesburg president Chuck Reavis presented Ken Falke a check to support Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness on Nov 22, 2014. The check was the proceeds of an inaugural wine tasting fundraiser held to benefit the Retreat earlier this year.
The presentation occurred at the Retreat following an Italian dinner prepared for approximately 40 weekend guests, staff and volunteers. Rotarians honored the heroes and their families by cooking and serving their Saturday dinner. The Rotary Club volunteers put their talent, heart and soul into the preparation and the result was a spectacular experience for all.
Photo courtesy of Judy Smith
Chefs Ernie Carnevale and Dan Hampton
LEESBURG ROTARIANS SALUTE VETERANS WITH A SPECIAL PROGRAM
November 6, 2014
In addition to honoring and remembering our own veterans, former Navy SEAL Jim Campbell, USNR, will join the club tonight as a special guest with Melina, his wife of 25 years. Jim will share fascinating stories and insights for our Veterans' Program.. This annual tribute to veterans is always memorable and one of the highlights of the year.
Jim enlisted in the Navy in January 1980 and immediately went to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in Coronado, CA. He was then assigned to SEAL Team One, where he served in three Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Special Operations platoons. He had many deployments from the Persian Gulf to Somalia and even to a totally secret location as part of a Special Operations Platoon.
A few of many career highlights include serving as a Department of Homeland Security agent and redeployment to active duty and promotion to the prestigious rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4.
Today, Jim continues his civilian career and his naval career. Jim and Melina are the proud parents of four children, three boys and a girl.
Heritage High Interact Club members turned out in ghoulish and funny styles representing their club and the Rotary Club of Leesburg at the Leesburg Halloween Parade on Oct 31st. The "Flintstone" crew pushed the Rotary Wheel through the entire parade route. They were joined by other Heritage Interact members who carried the Wreaths Across America Banner and signs about the Rotary Race on Jan 1, 2015. Other costumed members gave out candy to children along the way. George Webber and Tom Gates were in the cab of an antique red truck decked out with Rotary signs. The truck bed carried club members, friends, family and a payload of candy amongst the bales of hay. Everyone who participated had a great time. Special thanks to Dan and Rachel who were instrumental in organizing it.
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The Heritage High Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Leesburg will be participating in the Leesburg Halloween Parade again this year - Friday, October 31st.
Admission to participate will be canned goods, dry goods, or paper products to be donated to Interfaith Relief. Rotary Club members should bring the items to the Thursday, Oct 30th club meeting. Dan Hampton is collecting them.
The parade route will start at Ida Lee and go all the way down King Street ending at Safeway/Roy Rogers. Plan to meet 4:30-5:00 at Ida Lee to stage and set up. The streets close around 5:30. Parking is available at Ida Lee, or you can park at or near Virginia Village Shopping Center, Safeway or Rite Aid, where the parade ends.
Please come in costume!!
John Thon, Yum and Abuk Majok at the Rotary Club of Leesburg
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
The spellbinding story of John Thon Majok was a Rotary Club of Leesburg program that will be long-remembered. John presented his personal story about resilience based on his experience as a former "lost boy of Sudan".
Seven year old John Thon Majok left his home, parents, and eight siblings in South Sudan to join a group of 20,000 other children escaping the horrors of the 1987 Sudanese Civil War. The group was eventually named "The Lost Boys of Sudan". They walked barefoot for over 1,000 miles from Sudan to Ethiopia and back to Sudan before settling in refugee camps in Kenya. They endured extreme hardships with scant food and resources and at times were chased by wild animals.
In 2001, John Thon was flown by the U.S. State Department to Tucson for resettlement along with 59 other "Lost Boys" who had become young men. In 2003, he was valedictorian of Pima Community College and gave the commencement address. In 2005, John Thon graduated from the University of Arizona with honors and was named Outstanding Senior in the School of Public Administration and Policy. He interned on Capitol Hill for an Arizona Congressman. John Thon relocated to D.C. and joined the State Department. He earned a Masters Degree at George Mason University. In 2013, he became Program Associate at The Woodrow Wilson Center, where he received an excellence award. John Thon and his beautiful wife, Yom, have a lively six-year old daughter named Abuk. Yom was a refugee in the camp, also. What an inspirational family!
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