Rotary Club of Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Capitol Hill

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4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
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This week is an opportunity for high school students to attend the 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program from February 17-19. The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill is sponsoring two students to attend this conference in Chevy Chase, MD.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where high school students develop skills as leaders while having fun and making connections. The benefits of the program include enabling students to connect with leaders in the community and around the world to:
  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships
This year's program is a three-day leadership program (Feb. 17-19) will be held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 and will include overnight accommodations for the students. The program will focus on leadership elements and community service opportunities.
 
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February 17
RYLA 2018 & Junior RYLA 2018 (Must Arrive 8-9am)

Junior RYLA 2018 (Program ends 4pm)

February 19
RYLA 2018 (Program ends 1pm)
 

Join our Rotary colleagues on Sunday, February 25 when the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle (RCDC) will host their 6th annual trivia fundraiser from 1:30-4:30pm at Stoney’s on L, 2101 L St. NW, Washington, DC.

 

Partnering with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, the Dupont Circle RC will use proceeds from trivia night to buy bicycles that will support education in India. In rural areas of India, more than 60% of children drop out of school after 5th grade. One hundred million children of school age do not attend school, and the literacy rate of girls from marginalized groups is below 35%. Many students support family businesses and cannot spend more than an hour to travel to and from school—but access to bikes makes the commute possible.

 

In recent years, this project has provided bikes for 7,000 girls in rural India. Since receiving bikes, 75% of those students attend 90% of the classes in schools that are more than three miles away from their home. The village of Narpala has 127 marginalized students in need of bikes. RCDC plans to raise the funds needed to purchase bikes for these children, and trivia night is the opening event for this campaign.

 
DW Starr, business consultant and motivational speaker shed his enthusiasm for sales and provided insights in speaking to crowds for club members last month. Mr. Starr's years of experience in the medical field and his passion and energy for motivating people in times of change was welcomed by members. His change and leadership training programs and techniques can be found at www.5StarrChange.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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