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Rotary Club of Leesburg
~ Chartered May 24, 1927 ~


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
River Creek Club - Clubhouse
43800 Olympic Blvd.
Leesburg, VA  20176
United States
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It's here!!! Registration is now open for a popular way to start your New Year and sponsors are lining up. The race is held at the beautiful rolling hills of the 1,000 acre Morven Park in Leesburg.  Warm indoor changing/restrooms, live entertainment, prizes, and special food and drinks are only a few of the many things that make this annual event the BEST way to kick off 2016.
The January 1, 2016 race features:
•    Certified 10K course with ChronoTrack B-Tag timing by Amazing Race Timing
•    5K timed and untimed options
•    4K
Over $320,000 has been raised for local charities since 1998. The charities selected to receive all of the proceeds for 2016 are:
  • ECHO Works
  • Interfaith Relief
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
  • Rotary Club of Leesburg Perry Winston Scholarship Fund
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The Rotary Club of Leesburg participated in the Rotary District 7610 community service project "Done in a Day" on November 21, 2015.  Leesburg Police Chief and Rotarian Joe Price, Club President Dee Jonas and Community Service Leader Ron Rogos delivered five Thanksgiving baskets to very appreciative families at the Leesburg Police headquarters on Saturday. 
Price spearheaded the collection of the food, and had identified five families who were in need of some extra help for the holiday.  The families met President Dee who talked briefly about Rotary and the club’s community service activities.  The parents and the children were very grateful for the Club’s generosity in filling the baskets.
Pictured below are Dee, Joe and Ron with a couple of the baskets chock full of food and gift cards.

The Rotary Club of Leesburg presented a check to Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS) as part of a District Grant to support their youth and children's services. LAWS representatives explained that they provide comprehensive services to children who are victims and witnesses of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and teen dating violence.  This Rotary District Matching Grant will support improvements and/or purchase of equipment for therapeutic services offered by the LAWS Child Advocacy Center. 
Pictured below is the club's RI Foundation Chair, Matt Burns, presenting the check to LAWS representatives.

Inova Loudoun Hospital's CEO Patrick (Pat) Walters, accompanied by Stacey Miller, Government and Community Relations Liaison, was the guest speaker at the Nov 19, 2015 meeting. Pat, who was a Rotarian in the Alexandria Club, shared an overview of Inova Loudoun Hospitals and his perspectives on health care as a local leader of a nationally recognized hospital and health system. 
Our club members have numerous strong links with this local community hospital and applauded Pat's leadership. Connections range from members who were on the medical staff, including President Dee Jonas, to Rotarian Wylie Russell, wife Teck, and other Rotarians' involvement with the annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale fundraiser...and of course, occasionally, some of our Rotarians, family, and friends have been patients.

Chefs/servers (standing in back) served the purchasers of a fine French Dinner (seated).  The dinner was an auction item at a Rotary fundraiser to support local charities. What a fun evening! 
Keith Grayshon selects beverages as Tony Aiken watches.
Ariel Welt preps the strawberry salads
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos


Honoring Veterans 2015

The Veterans' Day Program is always a special evening at the Rotary Club of Leesburg.  The Nov 12th event was another memorable celebration and remembrance of the military men and women who served our country.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Chris Stowe, a bomb disposal expert who serves in the Marines, provided a heart-felt and inspiring program about the value of service. He told stories about and expressed appreciation for all that the men and women of the military have done to protect our freedom and help others in everyday life. 
Another special Rotary event was the annual Veterans' Day Visit to the Leesburg Elementary School.  Second graders get a chance to interact with several Rotarian veterans in a "show and tell" event.  Our club veterans were warmly welcomed, and the students had great questions, especially for our WWII veteran Stanley Caulkins, who was part of the group.  Thanks again to teacher Karen Hampton for initiating this annual event.
Rotarians Chuck Reavis, Stanley Caulkins, Phil Daley and Ron Rogos
Photo courtesy of Dan Hampton

The Rotary Club of Leesburg and the Heritage High School Interact Club participated in the 2015 Leesburg Halloween parade.  The parade is an annual fun opportunity to connect with the community and promote Rotary events. 
The club "float" celebrated Stanley Caulkins' 90th birthday during the parade this year. Rotarian Stanley is a true celebrity in the Leesburg community and Loudoun County.
Rotarian George Webber's red truck has become a club icon in the annual Leesburg Halloween parade.

Pictured left to right:  Valerie Beaudoin; Ariel Welt; Buddy Sadak; Liz Sadak,John Rust; Dan Jackson; Rachel Veal; Barbara Jackson; and District Governor Janet Brown.
Photo courtesy of Rotarian Ron Rogos
The Rotary Club of Leesburg warmly welcomed three outstanding people chosen for membership in the club. The new members are: Ariel Welt, sponsored by Valerie Beaudoin; Buddy Sadak, sponsored by Fred Williams with John Rust standing-in for him; and Dan Jackson, co-sponsored by Rachel Veal and Matt Burns.  Their induction ceremony was officiated by member Tom Horne on October 29, 2015. 
The ceremony included a special congratulations from Rotary District Governor Janet Brown, who attended and provided the keynote for the evening.

The Rotary Club of Leesburg Foundation was pleased to present a check for $15,400 to Boulder Crest Retreat - the first privately-funded, rural wellness center serving our nation's combat veterans and their families.  Boulder Crest, located in Northern Virginia, was the beneficiary of the successful Second Annual Toast to Our Heroes Wine Tasting Event, held at Murray Hill in beautiful Loudoun County. 
The club members are long-time friends of this retreat, a unique, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Other support includes meal preparation by Rotarians for retreat participants several weekends each year. Rotarians Valerie, Dee, John and Ron were instrumental in making this wine event a success, as was Ken Falke, Sara Fehrer and other Boulder Creek Staff.  Special thanks go to Altria, the major sponsor.
Left to Right:  Rotarian Valerie Beaudoin. Club President Dee Jonas, Rotarian John Rust, Boulder Crest Founder Ken Falke, and Rotarian Ron Rogos

Rotarian Ernie Carnevale led a group of Rotarians in a community service effort at the 77th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale, the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic. Proceeds support the local hospital and provide nursing scholarships.
Thanks to Rachel de Llanos (and three Interact students), Rachel V., Valerie, Howard, Pam, Ernie, and Ron for their efforts. Howard (pictured below) had an engineering challenge here with tables flying everywhere.
Photo courtesy of Ron Rogos

Matthew Rose, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau, provided a great program to the Rotary Club of Leesburg on October 15, 2015. The club was fortunate and excited to host Matthew, who has an impressive career path in journalism, and is an engaging speaker.  He shared how big stories are put together, using a recent article as an example. The article included mixed media, with print and video.  The link to the video is here.  Check out this very compelling story with a unique multi-media approach. The club warmly thanked Matthew for his excellent talk and welcomed him to return any time.

The Leesburg Rotary Club hosted a Road Rally on 10 Oct, 2015, which was a gorgeous, sunny Autumn day. The cars (and truck) toured the beautiful rolling hills of Northern Virginia, as participants were guided by checkered flags marking key spots along the way.  The rally was followed by the 61st Virginia Fall Horse Races in Middleburg, where Rotarians and friends "tail-gated" as guests at the Trout-Revere spread (Rotarian Michelle Cacussio's daughter and son-in-law). 
If you missed this amazing day, then you'll certainly want to participate next year.  What a perfect way to relax and enjoy special times with Rotarians, family, and friends in one of the most beautiful places in the country. (Photos courtesy of Rotarian Ron Rogos).
Rounding the corner
          The Red Rider                                    Dan and Alicia           
Dean enjoying the races.                          Hugh with the two Judies
(Left to Right) Virginia Fall Races Tailgate hosts Oscar Revere and Tara Trout with Dr. Heather Trout, Dr. Rich Casuccio and Michelle Casuccio

Stanley Caulkins' 90th birthday was celebrated in style. Stanley is treasured for many things, including being a World War II veteran, long-time local businessman, namesake of the Caulkins Terminal at the Leesburg Executive Airport, dedicated volunteer, and most importantly, a loyal, 50-year member of the Rotary Club of Leesburg.  Stanley's birthday was Oct 6th and he had been given a Key to the Town of Leesburg plaque by Mayor Kristen Umstattd earlier in the week.
Rotarian Chuck Reavis interviewed Stanley who shared personal and Rotary stories during the evening. The memorable, fun event was enjoyed by club members, Stanley's family and other guests.
Rotarians and guests gathered around Stanley and his cake before singing a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.
Rotarian Chuck Reavis (left) presents a gift to Stanley followed by a club standing ovation.  Applauding (left to right) are Secretary Janice Fristad, President Dee Jonas, (Stanley), and Sgt-at-Arms Valerie Beaudoin.
Photos courtesy of Rotarian Ron Rogos

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Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA's top scientist, presented spectacular images and the latest news about Mars, Pluto, Titan and the story of her journey from seeing her first rocket launch at age 4 to becoming a planetary geologist. Her presentation received a standing ovation from members and guests. Afterwards, she graciously fielded questions.

Judy Smith, Charlie, Bowden, Erik Haas, Juanita Cawley and Lester Schoene
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
The Rotary Club of Leesburg was honored to have a program presented by District leadership team members: Past District Governor/District Foundation Chair Juanita Cawley, District Peace Ambassador Erik Hass, and Peace Fellowship/conflict resolution expert Lester Schoene, Jr, on Sept 24, 2015.  They shared important information about conflict resolution and peace initiatives, including the Rotary Peace Fellowship, the Rotary Peace Center, and World Peace Day. The theme of this year’s International World Peace commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace.
Test Your Knowledge:  What year was the first annual International Peace Day observed?
  • Eye of the Tiger by Survivor was the top song in the US that month/year
  • People were listening to Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band and John Cougar's Jack and Diane, too.
  • E.T., a Spielberg science fiction movie, was released that year and was a box office hit...with cute little Drew Barrymore.
Answer: 1982

At Toast to Our Heroes: the 2nd annual wine tasting to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat took place on Sept 10, 2015.  The successful event was held at Murray Hill, a beautiful outdoor event venue in an open, charming rustic barn. The Rotary Club of Leesburg and major sponsor Altria provided a wonderful evening of fellowship and tastings of approximately 30 wines from across the world. Boulder Crest is a non-profit retreat in a nearby rural setting that is dedicated to the wellness of our nation's combat veterans and their families.
Ken Falke presenting a flag from SEAL Team 6
to the staff of Altria—$10,000 sponsors of the event
Lovely Murray Hill
Rotarians Katie Mann, Valerie Beaudoin and Rachel Veal welcoming and checking in guests
Heritage High School Interact Club members and Dan Hampton helped Cured, the caterers
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos

Ernie Carnevale inducts Julia Lee into the Rotary Club of Leesburg
Sponsor Judy Smith pins Julia Lee
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
The Rotary Club of Leesburg warmly welcomed new member Julia Lee on September 3, 2015. Ernie Carnevale conducted the induction ceremony, and Member Chair Pam Banks provided the new member material to Julia.
Julia has lived in Northern Virginia for most of her life. After graduating from George Mason University, she worked as an accountant in Springfield, Virginia. She eventually moved to southern California with her husband and they lived there for seven years until her husband moved back to Korea to continue his medical practice.
Julia returned to Virginia with her two children, and sixteen years ago, a friend, who owned a successful flower shop in Washington, D.C., influenced her to go into the floral business. She started working as a clerk in a local flower shop and after just seven months, Julia took over ownership of the business, Countryside Florist. She has already become involved in planning the upcoming Toast to Our Heroes Wine Event at Murray Hill.

Valerie Beaudoin presents award to Jim Gable
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
Rotarian Sergeant-At-Arms Valerie Beaudoin presents a special award of appreciation to Rotarian Jim Gable at the Sept 3, 2015 meeting. The presentation was a great example of humor and fun times at the meetings. If you want to know what was being appreciated, then come to the meeting and ask either one of them.

Prep team hard at work!
 August 2015 Dinner Crew
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
Rotarians stepped up again to cook and serve 30 delicious dinners to Boulder Crest guests and staff on Friday night.  Appreciation was expressed to Rotarians and their families who cooked and served the wonderful meals to support military and veteran wellness at this amazing retreat.  (The team included Ernie, Dan, Chuck R., Rachel V., Eileen and George, Phil R., Howard, John W. and Marylou).

Photo courtesy of Ron Rogos
Rotarians Jeff, Jim and Roy try out the ShelterBox
Wayne Chiles shared information about our Rotary District 7610 ShelterBox USA Program on Thursday evening, August 20, 2015.
ShelterBox USA, Inc. raises funds and deploys shelter for disaster victims. The valuable and compact contents of the "box" provide essentials to help victims rebuild their lives after experiencing devastation. ShelterBox is a grassroots Rotary club project which has rapidly grown to an international level during the past decade.

Tony Howard, president & CEO of Loudoun Chamber
Photo courtesy of Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Tony Howard iis known for his leadership in building one of the most successful Chambers of Commerce in the state.  During his presentation, he recognized the legacy of the chamber. Many past and current Rotarians in this club helped launch and support the organization that now has approximately 1,300 members. 
Tony highlighted a few of the diverse activities developed and supported by the chamber members and provided a positive picture of the prospects for Loudoun businesses and non-profit organizations. Tony is a dedicated Rotarian in the Ashburn club.

Cheers for new member Eileen Swicker who presented an outstanding "classification chat" on August 6th.  Rotarian Ben Lawrence introduced her with a personal story about his respect for Eileen when working with her after a recent loss. 
Eileen took the club on an adventure that followed her from a former career in the CIA, which she respectfully didn't describe, to her international travels, and eventual pursuit of a law degree from George Washington University.  She is now an attorney focused on estate planning and small businesses.  Coincidentally, her office is in the former Laurel Brigade Inn in historic Leesburg. The building was owned by late Rotarian Ellen Wall and this club met there for years.  Eileen is involved in Master Gardening and volunteers tax and legal services through several organizations. Giving back to the community was the primary driver for wanting to join Rotary. The classification chat is a tradition for Rotary Clubs to help members connect.

Excitement peaks!! Sergeant-at-Arms Valerie Beaudoin congratulates Tom Gates who won the 50/50 raffle.  After more than a year of members' efforts to draw the six of clubs from a deck of cards, Tom picked the lucky card on July 30, 2015.

Rotarian Ernie Carnevale (left) inducts new members Rachel Veal and John Whisler
Marylou and John Whisler
Darlene Veal-Salvador and Rachel Veal
Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
The club experienced an extra special evening as Rotarian Ernie Carnevale inducted new members Rachel Veal and John Whisler, prior to Nicole Hamilton's inspiring presentation on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.  Ernie reviewed some of the rich history of the club that was established in 1927, the expectations of being a Rotarian, and a few of the many service accomplishments and opportunities that membership offers. Rachel, John and their families were warmly welcomed. 
Rachel graduated from James Madison University, where she was an international affairs major and a computer science minor. She works at Northrop Grumman as a cyber-security administrator. She volunteered at the Club's Law Camp picnic and is excited about giving back to the community.  Her sponsor is Valerie Beaudoin.
John serves as a Program Director for Parsons, a large engineering and program management firm. John and Marylou moved from Omaha, NE to Ashburn in 2012. John was a member of Suburban Rotary in Omaha for 16 years, serving as Fundraising Chair, Board Member and Committee Member of numerous Committees. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, and transferred from the Fairfax Rotary. His sponsor is Janice Fristad.

Photo courtesy of Jewell Emswiller
June marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of one of the most important documents in history. The Magna Carta has been called "the greatest constitutional document of all time - the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot". Thanks to Dean Worcester, an engaging storyteller, judge, and Rotarian extraordinaire, for his presentation about this document at the July 9, 2015, Rotary meeting. For background information, check out a Wall Street Journal article The Magna Carta—Eight Centuries of Liberty, written by Daniel Hannan and published on-line May 29, 2015.
Past president Ron Rogos, shown at the head table, led the club as we celebrated 800 years of democracy and kicked off the new Rotary year with this program. Ron filled in for President Dee Jonas. President Dee is looking forward to a wonderful year with everyone engaged in our important work.

Photo courtesy of Ron Rogos
Rotarians Hugh Forsyth and Dee Jonas, president, sautée green beans for another successful Boulder Crest Retreat dinner.  Thanks to all Rotarians and friends who participated in this community service on June 27, 2015.

Photo collage courtesy of Ron Rogos
President Chuck Reavis presided over the Rotary transition meeting, also known as the "Changing of the Guard".  Niles Ribeiro, who received the first place award in the District Speech Contest, delivered his powerful presentation on Lighting up Rotary. The club was honored to have this 17 year old Warrenton student and his family as guests on this special evening.
In recognition of an outstanding year of club service, programs and other activities, the club gave Chuck a hearty applause, a thank-you card signed by members, and contributions of "good news" to recognize his leadership. Dee Jonas presented him with a gavel plaque and past president's pin. He thanked all of the club and the board for their contributions.  Special awards were presented to Ron Rogos, as Rotarian of the Year, and Richard Jollon, as the Rotary Rising Star. Chuck presented Tom Horne with a trophy to honor him for his community service and work in bringing lacrosse to Loudoun County. Club secretary Katie Mann received a beautiful bouquet of red roses in appreciation for her exceptional service and talent.
Dean Worcester inducted new president Dee Jonas, who is looking forward to working with the club. She thanked the new board and committee chairs who will serve this year, and introduced the new RI theme "Be a gift to the world". Past presidents lined up for the impressive tradition of passing the gavel to Dee, starting with Stanley Caulkins who served as president in 1957.

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About 15 years ago, Rotarian and former Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Tom Horne had a vision for a community outreach program related to law. The camp was established to give rising seniors a glimpse of the judicial system. Since its inception, The Rotary Club of Leesburg has supported the annual Law Camp with a picnic.
Approximately two dozen youth from Loudoun and Fauquier County high schools were introduced to Rotarians and fed hot dogs and hamburgers at a cook-out on Tuesday evening,  Eleven Rotarians including Tom Horne, President Chuck Reavis, Ron Rogos, Tom Gates, Jake Jacobson, Jaro Vitaska, Tony Aiken, Valerie Beaudoin, Michelle Martinson, Pam Banks, and Judy Smith were joined by Rachel Veal to serve the students and their attorney/camp chaperones Robin and Carly.

Rotarian Tom Horne introduces speaker Laura Donohue
Photos courtesy Ron Rogos
The Rotary Club of Leesburg was honored to host speaker Laura Donohue, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security, and the Law, and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology.
Dr. Donohue presented a timely and captivating overview of the Return of the General Warrant. She explained recent changes in government access to business records and addressed the relevance of the Fourth Amendment in a Digital Age.

Canon, Haiti classroom lit with solar energy
Photo courtesy of Sarah John

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.
Rotary Clubs of Centreville, Chantilly, Arlington,  Dunn Loring – Merrifield, Fairfax, Leesburg, Leesburg-Daybreak, McLean, Mount Vernon, Purcellville, Rosslyn – Fort Meyer, and West Point participated together in this project.  Construction began as soon as funds were released by District 7610 in the fall of 2014, and all was completed by the end of February, 2015.
Canon is a desperately poor village over 250 km from Port au Prince in the mountains of southwestern Haiti. Canon is an hour by 4-wheel drive vehicle into the mountains from Chantal, the nearest source of medical care. Canon is quite isolated due to the adjacent river which frequently floods to a dangerous level and thus prohibits vehicular crossing, which is usually done by driving through the river itself.   
The Rotary Club of Leesburg was proud to participate in this effort that benefits:
  • 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.
The local Catholic Priest has taken responsibility for maintaining and overseeing the sustainability of this project and Rotarians are planning another follow-up trip.

Sabrina Chira was awarded a two year scholarship by the Rotary Club of Leesburg Foundation. She is near the top of her senior class with a 4.4 GPA and a long list of achievements. She came to Monroe Tech in Leesburg from Freedom High School to attend their Computer Systems Technology (CST) program.  Club President Chuck Reavis presented the award at her school ceremony, and invited her to attend a club meeting.  She was recognized at a recent Rotary dinner that she attended with her mother and Jeremy Staples, from the Monroe Tech CST program.
She will be going to Christopher Newport University, where she plans to be involved in several service projects. Her future career/academic plans are to study cyber security and earn a Ph. D in Computer Science, Information Technology Management, U.S. National Security Studies, and International Security Studies.

Meredith Lefforge - ARC of Loudoun, Jennifer Lassiter - ARC of Loudoun, Dan Hampton - Back Pack Buddies Foundation of Loudoun, Karen Russell - ECHO Works, Nicole Acosta - Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, Ernie Carnevale - Rotary Club of Leesburg Perry Winston Scholarship Fund
Photos courtesy of Judy Smith
During a special dinner event, the Rotary Club of Leesburg donated proceeds to beneficiaries of the 18th Annual REHAU Rotary Resolution Race. Five local charities were recipients:
ECHO Works (
The Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (
Backpack Buddies Foundation of Loudoun (
The Rotary Club of Leesburg's Perry Winston Memorial Scholarship Fund
The club honored sponsors, including long-time partner REHAU, who helped make it possible. The club and guests celebrated the continued success that has resulted in $300,000 of contributions since the first race.
The longest running New Year's Race in Northern Virginia has many faithful volunteers and runners. Race chairs Carole and Chuck Maloney gave special recognition to one of the volunteers, Darrell Hollowell, for his dedicated service at the water station each year. 
Please mark your calendars for the 19th annual race on January 1, 2016.


2015 Rotary Club of Leesburg Perry Winston Scholarship Winners Lauren Beard and Peter Chopivsky.
Current winners with past winners Glelia Reyes (2012) and Katie Goodwin (2014)
Rotarian and past scholarship winner Rachel Gotlieb Llanos
Winners with proud parents, Ernie Carnevale, Perry Winston Scholarship Fund President, and Chuck Reavis, Rotary Club of Leesburg President
Photos courtesy of Rotarian Ron Rogos
The Rotary Club of Leesburg celebrated two winners of the $10,000 Perry Winston Scholarship awards for 2015. Seniors Lauren Beard and Peter Chopvisky competed with more than 40 other Leesburg area seniors.  These two exceptional students were joined by several past winners who offered their support and congratulations. The winners provided inspirational comments about the award and their college plans. They received heartfelt, standing ovations from the audience.
Lauren Beard will be graduating from Loudoun County High School and was very active in the school band as Drum Major.  She will be attending Virginia Tech. One of her plans at college is to participate in “Ut Prosim Week”, the largest collegiate Relay for the Life in the world. Peter Chopivsky will be graduating from Tuscarora High School and was very active in his Decca Club, attending the national conference in Atlanta. He plans to attend the University of Virginia.  Several members commented that meeting and supporting these outstanding students makes it one of the best events of the year.

Photos courtesy of Ron Rogos
The Rotary Club of Leesburg presented a $100 award to Simona Brkic, a student at Harper Park Middle School who won the Annual Four-Way Test Essay Contest.
In the top photo, Simona is in the center. Cherie Krisa, counselor for Harper Park (left), was instrumental in helping Valerie Beaudoin, Rotary liaison (right), conduct the contest.
The next photo shows Simona and her parents who attended the meeting and were warmly welcomed by Rotarians.
The Four-way test is the cornerstone of Rotary service, beliefs and ethics.  It is recited by club members at the end of every meeting and applied to daily activities.
"Of all the things we think, say or do...Is it the truth; will be be fair to all concerned; will it build good will and better friendship; and will it be beneficial to all concerned?"
The essay was judged based on adequate treatment of all Four-Way Test questions, understanding of these ethical principles, sincerity, originality and essay writing quality. Congratulations Simona. We hope that you check out the Heritage Interact Club next year.

Approximately 100 people gathered on the lawn of a beautiful Leesburg estate wearing wacky costumes and eating/drinking food from around the world while playing in a golf croquet tournament. This unique annual event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Leesburg, raised almost $12,000 for local Loudoun County charities. 
Team Sparta clothed in togas and helmets, led by Kimberly Strassel off Hillsboro, took the wining trophy by defeating the impeccably dressed British team, led by Rotarian Wiley Russell. The trophy, called the "Stanley's Cup", was named after local celebrity and Rotarian Stanley Caulkins who was on hand to start the event. Last year's winning team, ECHO, led by Leesburg Daybreak Rotarian Karen Russell, was recognized as were the hosts, Rotarian Jim Gable and Kelly Hymes.
Children enjoyed the pool and hot tub, while the adults visited decorated tents to munch when they were not swinging mallets or bidding on auction items. Prizes were awarded for best male and female costumes, most alluring bonnet, best food, best tent decor, and of course, the tournament winners.
The event committee was headed by Ron Rogos. The Master of Ceremonies was Ernie Carnevale. Club president Chuck Reavis awarded the winning team and Bob Hauck served as auctioneer. The Rotary Club of Leesburg sponsors the Heritage High School Interact Club whose members ran the children's pool, spa and other activities. Many others were involved since it takes a village to pull off an event so successful and fun.


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 The Rotary Club of Leesburg in now on Facebook.  Please encourage all of our members and people associated with our club (especially our Perry Winston Scholarship Recipients) join.  The content of the group is under development and we will continue to make that an interactive page.
Race Sponsors 2016
Dec 03, 2015
Nathalie Herrman
Mastering the Art of Good Habits
Dec 10, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
Katherine Mackey
How Rotary Scholarship Influenced My Life
Dec 24, 2015
Jan 07, 2016
Rebecca Fuller (Ron Rogos)
Hillsboro Charter Academy
Jan 14, 2016
Amy Owen (Ernie Carnevale)
Community Foundation
Jan 21, 2016
Kilel (Bea) Beatrice (Judy Smith)
The Role of STEM and the middle class
Jan 28, 2016
Dr. Michael Farris (Ron Rogos)
Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President, Patrick Henry College
Feb 04, 2016
Feb 11, 2016
Feb 18, 2016
Heritage HS Interact (Dan Hampton)
Report to Club on current activities
Mar 10, 2016
Dr. Jim Gable, Rotary Club of Leesburg
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