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Free ebook 3: What Does Service Mean in Rotary? Simple Stories of Inspiring Rotarians
The third free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. Rotary’s motto is “Service above Self.” What does this mean in practice? The book answers this question by providing examples of the work that Rotarians do. The book also explains Rotary’s “avenues of service.” The hope is that through simple stories of … Continue reading Free ebook 3: What Does Service Mean in Rotary? Simple Stories of Inspiring Rotarians
Free ebook 2 – Partner, Innovate, Evaluate: Increasing Rotary’s Impact
The second ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books Series has been published. Partnerships, innovation, and evaluation can increase the quality, scope, and reach of Rotary’s service work in communities. The book suggests with case studies how this can be done. All books in the series are free and available here in multiple formats.  Please share this link widely … Continue reading Free ebook 2 – Partner, Innovate, Evaluate: Increasing Rotary’s Impact
Free ebook 1 – Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot
The first ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books Series has just been published. It provides 10 simple lessons for Rotary clubs to grow. The book is based on the success of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in doubling its membership in six months. The book is free and available here in multiple formats.  Please share … Continue reading Free ebook 1 – Double Your Membership In Six Months: 10 Lessons from a Rotary Club Pilot
From websites to social media and power point presentations: Free training on communications on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC
In my previous blog, I mentioned the first of two training events I am organizing in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2017 with my Rotary club. So here is the info for the second event on communications for nonprofits and others interested in the topic. We again have great instructors. The topics to be covered … Continue reading From websites to social media and power point presentations: Free training on communications on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC
Free Half-Day Training in DC on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Cost-Benefit Analysis on February 24
Vocational training has long been a core activity of Rotary. On February 24, 2017, I am organizing in Washington, DC, with my Rotary club a half day training on monitoring, evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis for nonprofit staff/volunteers and others interested in these topics. We will have leading experts in the field as instructors. The emphasis … Continue reading Free Half-Day Training in DC on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Cost-Benefit Analysis on February 24
 

Rotary Club of Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Capitol Hill

Service Above Self

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month
The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub
4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
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The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill will meet 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.
 
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4 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
On March 11, 2017 Rotary District 7620 is sponsoring the Forum on Human Trafficking at the College Park Hotel & Conference Center (3501 University Blvd. East, Hyattsville, MD 20783) located on the University of Maryland College Park campus.
 
Registration fee: $20 per person
 
To register go to www.rotary7620.org or email Sherry at rotary@district7620.org. Pre-registration is required by March 3rd.
 
Speakers working to end human trafficking include Senator Susan Lee; Michael Lyles, Prince George's Human Relations Commission; Jeanne Allert of The Samaritan Women, Baltimore; Laura Ardito, UMBC and UMD SAFE CENTER; Maryland Trooper Sgt. Debbie Flory; and Angela Spencer of the Frederick County Human Trafficking Task Force. Awareness is the first step to ending trafficking. LEARN about slavery and LEAD in stopping trafficking.
 
Cellist Carrie Bean Stute graced our Rotary club meeting with live music and reflection on efforts to more fully engage communities in classical music. Carrie and her colleague, Efi Hackmey, are music directors of the chamber ensemble Chiarina, which brings high-quality chamber music performances and innovative programming to Capitol Hill, DC, and Montgomery County, MD. Their mission is to make live performances of great masterpieces accessible to the community at large, and to connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  
 
Carrie discussed new trends in classical music and how these efforts to engage communities in more common settings is reconnecting people to classical music as a learning tool. In addition to her chamber ensemble work, she is a member of the President’s Marine Corps band and delivers performances throughout D.C. Thank you, Carrie, for being a part of our morning meeting. We look forward to a return visit!
     
 
If you are interested in contributing to the Capitol Hill service community and want to meet a range of talented people, we want to hear from you! As part of RCCH's ongoing effort to provide services to non-profits in the Capitol Hill community, plan to join Rotarians on February 24th  in a training session on developing and executing projects for non-profits. Details on time and location will be forthcoming soon.
 
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
 
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...