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November is Foundation Month: Rapid Update on the Rotary Foundation
Every year, Rotary International publishes an annual report for the organization as well as the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF). As this is Foundation month in Rotary, it may be useful to provide basic statistics on TRF to underscore the good work done by the Foundation around the world and encourage Rotarians to donate. … Continue reading November is Foundation Month: Rapid Update on the Rotary Foundation
Results Are In: 60% Membership Growth in First Trimester
No, Rotary International did not suddenly get 720,000 or so more members, or at least not yet! I am talking about the membership growth in my club – the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, from July to October. Let’s admit it: a high growth rate (negative or positive) is more likely with a … Continue reading Results Are In: 60% Membership Growth in First Trimester
Financing Polio Eradication and Development in Nigeria’s North-East
New cases of polio have emerged in Nigeria. Ahead of World Polio Day, readers of this blog should know that Rotary and other international organizations are stepping up to the plate. In September 2016, Rotary committed an additional $35 million to end polio, bringing its contribution to $105 million in 2016. Two months earlier, the World Bank approved in … Continue reading Financing Polio Eradication and Development in Nigeria’s North-East
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms
Today, October 17, is the United Nations’ World Day for Overcoming Poverty. The origin of the day lies in the work of the late Father Joseph Wresinski, the founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World. Wresinski had a profound influence on my life. To honor his legacy, please allow me to share below the message of the International Committee for October … Continue reading Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms
Which Is Better? Creating Your Own Event or Participating in an Existing Event?
As part of our new strategic plan, our club is stepping up efforts to improve our public image and our presence in the community, in part through social and traditional media, but also through the organization of public events and participation in existing events. Which is better? Creating our own event, or participating in events that … Continue reading Which Is Better? Creating Your Own Event or Participating in an Existing Event?
 

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
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill is teaming with DASH to provide focus on fund raising events for the non-profit this Fall. Proceeds will help bolster programs aimed at supporting resident women and children. These include the following:
 

Art for DASH (contact Roxanne at roxannesuratgar@hotmail.com): Over 30 local artists will be selling one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, photography, and craft pieces. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and get your holiday shopping done early!  Wednesday, November 16th from 6-9PM. Hosted by: Gunlocke and HBF Showroom, 1331 F Street, NW, DC - 9th Floor. This is a free event. A portion of the artists proceeds will go to DASH.

DASH Holiday Gift Drive (contact Roxanne at roxannesuratgar@hotmail.com): The “DASH into December” campaign will provide holiday gifts for 58 women and 81 children in our Cornerstone emergency safe housing program this holiday season. They have a Holiday Wish List with more details for your consideration.

 

 
 
 
Nazilla Jamshidi, founding member of the Rotary Club of Herat, Afghanistan, shared her story and passion as a Rotarian in establishing a Rotary Club in Afghanistan. From five original members the RC of Herat has grown to 25 members and is active in environmental education, homeless and health projects in Herat and its surrounding areas. Nazilla continues to focus on gender awareness and educational issues in Afghanistan and developing countries.
 
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill looks forward to supporting Nazilla in her efforts and welcomes her to the RCCH family.
 
 

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill teamed with the Raney-Moss Group (RMG) and friends to create and deliver care packages to homeless students in DC. This is an ongoing effort by Rotarians and partners to serve segments of the student body in local colleges that require day-to-day support. Working with college Outreach programs, RMG and its partners provide monthly personal care items. Thank you for your donations!
 

 
 
 
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

 

 
 
 
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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Dec 13, 2016
Molly Singer
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The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of December auctions.
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...