Rotary Club of Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Capitol Hill

Service Above Self

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The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub
4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
United States
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Club Rotarians - be sure to express your passion and interest and involvement by signing up for committees and club posts. The following committees are looking for interested members to help drive activities and initiatives this year:
 
We are also looking for an Editor to publish monthly club bulletins and work with the PR Chair in coordinating promotion of events. Make your voice heard!
 
Bring your ideas to the Board! Send your proposals for 2017-18 initiatives that you want to see done. The Foundation Board of RCCH is reviewing all ideas and proposals in August. Submit your proposals by July 31st to David Sterling, Roxanne Sugarat and/or Quentin Wodon.  We look forward to your ideas and creative energy!
 
Habib Rahmani, co-founder of the Rotary Club of Herat, Afghanistan, joined our club meeting to share his experiences establishing a Rotary club in Afghanistan in 2007. Habib also highlighted several key service and education projects that were new to Herat including blankets for homeless persons, gender education in schools, Eid celebrations with orphans and tree planting in schools and parks around Herat. We appreciated the time Habib shared with us.
 
Also joining us was Astrid Viel (pictured with Habib), a Rotarac from France. Welcome and thank you for joining us!

   

The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill welcomes Brad Hanson who has been a supporter of Rotary in Afghanistan for the past decade. Brad Hanson is a seasoned Foreign Service professional whose overseas experience spans more than thirty years. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran. In addition to Persian, he speaks some Arabic, Pashto, Russian and Uzbek. Over the past two decades he has served in the US State Department in a variety of capacities, including Deputy Chief of Mission at the US embassies in Afghanistan and Yemen and Deputy Director of the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs (Iran and Iraq) in the Bureau of Near East Affairs. He is currently taking part in the Senior Seminar, an interagency leadership and management training program at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC, and is scheduled to join the US embassy in Uzbekistan in 2005 as Deputy Chief of Mission.

 
Irene Mbari-Kirka, Founder of InABLE, a non-profit in Kenya that supports pathways to education, employment and empowerment for the visually impaired, shared her organization's vision and efforts to provide computer skills training to youth. Her 11 year-old NGO has provided over 20,000 computer-training hours to youth and enrolled of over 1,600 blind and visually impaired students with 140 teachers. Working with SafariTel, InABLE is now delivering coding of mobile websites that are utilized around the world. This effort has also led to employment for skilled graduates of her program. InABLE is now working with the government of Kenya to scale these successes nationwide. Irene, thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and vision with Rotarians.
 
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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Three Lessons Learned as a Rotary Club President
Every year on July 1, some 35,000 new Rotary club Presidents take on the reins of their club, leading 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide for a year. As I just completed a year as club President, I thought it might be useful to share a few lessons learned over the past year. 1. Prioritize Unless you … Continue reading Three Lessons Learned as a Rotary Club President
Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Girls’ Education
Occasionally, I reproduce on this blog posts that I published elsewhere. As basic education is one of the areas of focus of  the Rotary Foundation, some of you may be interested in a study on the economic impacts of child marriage, including on girls’ education, that I recently completed at the World Bank. The study … Continue reading Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Girls’ Education
Going to Atlanta? Learn about Promoting Access to College for Disadvantaged Youths
The Rotary International Convention in Atlanta is just two weeks away. It promises to be especially well attended by Rotarians from all over the world. If you are going, I hope that we’ll find a way to meet there. My club (Rotary Club of Capitol Hill) will have a booth in the House of Friendship, so … Continue reading Going to Atlanta? Learn about Promoting Access to College for Disadvantaged Youths
Using our Expertise and Networks to Provide Training for Local Nonprofits
A great way for Rotary clubs to serve their community is to rely on their members’ expertise and networks to provide training for local nonprofits in areas where they need support. As part of my club’s pro bono initiative, we organized in February 2017 two half day training events for local nonprofits on (1) monitoring and … Continue reading Using our Expertise and Networks to Provide Training for Local Nonprofits
Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
The sixth free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. The book tells the story of an initiative by a Rotary club to improve its public image by writing articles in the local media about volunteering opportunities for residents to make a difference in their community. The articles feature great local … Continue reading Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
 
 
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
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Convention: Southern hospitality
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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...