Rotary Club of Capitol Hill
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Education innovations for disadvantaged students in Washington DC
Can internship and mentorship programs help students graduate from high school and prepare them for colleges and careers? What type of support is needed for the most disadvantaged youth, including those who suffer from homelessness? Do tutoring programs help students learn? How can we improve the research, writing, and presentation skills of middle and high […]
Improving Immunization and Fighting Polio in Pakistan
Polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Apart from polio campaigns, broader support for immunization is essential to eradicate polio. Two weeks ago (on April 21, 2016), the World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $50 million to increase the availability of vaccines for infectious diseases, including polio, for children under […]
Evaluation is essential to assess what works and share stronger stories
Readers of this blog know that I have emphasized for some time the need to strengthen a culture of evaluation in Rotary. Evaluations should be undertaken not only for our service projects, but also to assess how our clubs meet, work, and grow – or wither away. This post is about a recent evaluation of an education project supported by […]
Pro Bono Rotarian Initiative
Rotary is about fellowship and service work. How do we increase the impact of our service work in order to achieve higher impact in our communities while also fostering fellowship among Rotarians and others committed to making a difference in the life of the less fortunate? One potential response is the concept of the pro […]
Providing Education for Girls and Employment Opportunities for Women: Deepa Willingham at the World Bank
If you want to provide more opportunities to girls, you shouldn’t only provide them with an education – you also need to change perceptions of gender roles so that, when they grow up, girls can (among other things) fully contribute to the household’s livelihood. To achieve this, combining education with interventions for entrepreneurship and employment […]
 

Rotary Club of Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Capitol Hill

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub
4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
United States
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Members of the DC chapter of Amnesty International will be joining the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill's club assembly on Tuesday, May 24th, to share and brainstorm on opportunities to collaborate on activities and events around DC. Focus will be on strengthening community awareness of Peace and Reconciliation efforts. Please join us in this session Tuesday morning starting at 7:30AM.
 

 
 
  
Beginning July 1, 2016, The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill will be meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at The Dubliner. Other Tuesdays will find us in service functions throughout DC. We look forward to welcoming guests and fellow Rotarians at The Dubliner meetings, and look forward to Serving Others across DC.
 
Stay tuned to this website to find the latest service schedule for the months ahead.
 
The Dubliner Restaurant
4 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
 

 
 
 
Volunteer your skills with local nonprofits to achieve higher impact with your service work/hours. As a lawyer, marketer, social media expert, evaluation specialist, or professional in another field, help local nonprofits improve and expand their services in your community. Join an initiative from the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill to provide pro bono consulting advice to local nonprofits in Capitol Hill and beyond.This initiative is for Rotarians and others to engage in service work. Non-Rotarians can participate too and are welcome to join the teams that will be formed to advise each participating nonprofit.

For further details, please contact Quentin Wodon / rotarianeconomist@gmail.com

 

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill warmly welcomes Melinda Cooperman to our club ranks. Melinda is the Associate Director of the Constitutional Literacy Project at American University Law School and previously taught at Georgetown University Law Center. Melinda lives on Capitol Hill and is looking forward to supporting local community service projects. Welcome Melinda!
 

 
 
 
Rotary's Dictionary Project for DC Area schools is nearing its completion for 2016. The project is targets 3rd and 4th grade students, introducing them to the ownership and use of dictionaries to promote good educational foundations. Rotary members have distributed the books throughout the DC schools across Ward 6. Throughout the program, feedback from students and teachers alike have been gathered. For more information and how you can participate, please contact Kip Knudson (kknudson64@gmail.com).
 

 
 
 
 
RCCH Foundation Board Member, Chuck Charpentier, presents a $500 check from the RCCH Foundation to Matt Fink of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA) in support of its Education Institute.
 

 
 
 
Would you or someone you know like to be a speaker at a Rotary Club of Capitol Hill meeting? We are always interested in hearing from members of the DC community and beyond on topics ranging from business to academic to humanitarian. We meet on Tuesdays at 7:15AM at The Dubliner, in the Phoenix Park Hotel. Our speakers generally speak for about 15 minutes and have time for audience questions afterward. If you would like to suggest a speaker, please contact:

Jeremy Pearce
Vice President
Rotary Club of Capitol Hill
JeremyAPearce@yahoo.com
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Speakers
May 31, 2016
Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D.
College Promise Campaign
Jun 07, 2016
Kareem Burney
Confidence through science: What I learned being a minority in STEM
 
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Global movement needed to reverse water crisis
This year's World Water Summit on 27 May in Seoul highlighted the progress being made: Over the last 25 years, more than 2.5 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, and 2 billion who didn't have adequate sanitation now do. Child deaths from water-related diseases dropped from 1.5 million to just over 600,000. The UN Millennium Development Goals' target for clean drinking water was met five years ahead of schedule. But for the 1.8 billion people whose drinking water remains contaminated and the 2.4 billion without access to proper sanitation, progress is still too slow, said...
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Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at shop.rotary@rotary.org or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
Get live updates from the Council on Legislation
Get live updates and vote totals from the Council on Legislation on Rotary.org beginning on 11 April. Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.  Many of this year’s proposed changes are designed to increase membership by giving clubs greater flexibility in the timing and the nature of their meetings. Other proposals would amend membership requirements.