Rotary Club of Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Capitol Hill

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4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
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The D.C. DUCK RACE is a free, fun, family-friendly event and festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. that will bring the community together in support of local non-profits and organizations on May 26, 2018 from 11am-3pm. Rubber Ducks will participate in a race on the Anacostia River at Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. GRAND PRIZE for the winning duck is: 3 days/2 nights at Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, VA and $200 in Resort credit or a Special Duck Worth $1,000,000!* You do not need to be present to win. Funds raised will support community organizations. In addition to prizes for the winning ducks, participants will enjoy music and other entertainment, food, activities and much more. 

It costs $10 to sponsor a duck and our organization will receive part of the proceeds we raise from ducks entered in the Race at :

Learn more at www.

 *For every 3,333 ducks sponsored, one will be a Special Duck worth $1 million if it comes in 1st place. 

Rotary International and US Polio Eradication Coalition partners (USAID, CDC, UNICEF and others) joined forces with US Senators and Representatives to celebrate efforts to eliminate polio around the world. Congressional members urged coalition partners to continue the steady pursuit of eradicating the last cases and prepare for managing public health structures post-polio eradication.
Rotarians from District 7620 and Nigeria joined the session to network and lend encouragement.
Rotary Club of Capitol Hill joined fellow Rotarians in celebrating District 7620's year of Rotary: Making a Difference. Maryland Governor Larry Hagan kicked off the conference where there were honorees, discussions and ...a little fun!
Congratulations to our own Peter Kyle for being honored by Rotary International President Ian Riseley at this year's District 7620 Conference. The award, "Service Above Self", is one of the highest awards in Rotary and reflects Peter's dedication to Rotary's motto. Peter has been involved at all levels of the organization including most recently with Rotary's International Peace Centers around the world. Thank you, Peter, for your dedication and efforts.
During the District conference held earlier this month Roxanne Suratgar, President elect of our club joined forces with Anand Seth and Tariq Husain to give a presentation on the importance of girls’ education highlighting not only the moral importance of giving girls equal access to education but also the economic benefits. While progress has been made in early education much still needs to be done to continue rebalancing education through high school to university and the jobs market.
A key take away was the importance not only of the large high profile projects but also some smaller projects such as transport scholarships or access to clean water which allows girls to collect water before returning home (a task which would otherwise take them away from attending school) or bathrooms with locks.... simple things with a major impact. Girls’ education is a core interest of our club which has been fund raising to provide classroom supplies to a girls’s school in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Herat Afghanistan.
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill had success recruiting at the Hill Center's annual Volunteer day. Over 25 area non-profits joined in promoting their club services to volunteers on Capitol Hill. It was a great opportunity to network and advertise Rotary's "Service Above Self" focus. Join us in making the D.C. neighborhoods a better place.
A BIG THANK YOU to all Rotarians and friends who joined in "Kiss the Blarney Stone" fundraiser event on April 24th at The Dubliner Restaurant! We raised over $3,500 in proceeds at our silent auction. These funds will go to our 501(c) (3) Club Foundation and are marked to support our education program for girls in Herat, Afghanistan. Stay tuned for updates on the project. Thank you again for your energy, donations and fun!
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
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