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
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) kicked off its 2019 conference on February 16, 2019 at the 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD for participating 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Focus was on building participants' confidence, leadership skills and networking abilities with emphasis on community service opportunities.
The program included opening ceremonies, low ropes and group project. Brandon Benavides of NBC 4 Washington spoke to the group of his experiences and learning of leadership elements. Awards were also given out at closing ceremonies. For more details and photos of the event, see
We would like to salute the following Rotary Clubs that sponsored students to Junior RYLA 2019:
  • Rotary Club of Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Rotary Club of Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)
  • Rotary Club of Elkridge
  • Rotary Club of Federal City (Washington, DC)
  • Rotary Club of Lake Shore - Severna Park
  • Rotary Club of Prince George's County
  • Rotary Club of Rockville
  • Rotary Club of Washington, DC

Are you interested in learning about Rotary Scholarships for 2019? Now you can download information directly from our website. Check out our download section on the right column of this webpage. Just click and download to discover more about background, requirements and application deadlines.
Mark your calendars for celebrating and promoting Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 27th. The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill will join other local non-profits in advertising and promoting community service on Capitol Hill. The event will be held at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
Come join us, learn about service opportunities in your community, and volunteer your passions! For more information, check out our event calendar and club files. See you there!
Due to extreme weather conditions, service activity in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King is postpone until Saturday, May 18th. Stay tuned for updates on this website and Facebook: @RotaryClubofCapitolHill.
Stay warm!
The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill was honored to have Dr. Matthew Moen, President of the Gettysburg Foundation as its morning breakfast speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 27th. The Gettysburg Foundation overseas the museum and visitors center at the famed Gettysburg National Military Park. Dr. Moen discussed how the legacy of Gettysburg and the military park has become a symbol for national healing.
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
March 2019
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