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Ashburn, VA

Service Above Self

Thursdays at 12:00pm
1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA  20166
United States
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Club Assembly Day

Have questions about what's happening in the Club? This is your chance.  

Please let Ken know you are coming. 

This is scheduled for October 1, 2015. 



Our guest speaker last week was Brian Canon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021. The organization's mission is "to advocate for the adoption of an amendment to the Virginia constitution that will establish an independent, impartial commission to apply a fair and transparent process in drawing political districts after the 2020 census."

Thanks to those who joined us for an engaging discussion of redistricting that will impact education, transportation and, indeed, the political process within the Commonwealth. 

The meeting was scheduled for September 24, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at 1757 Golf Club. 



September 17, 2015

A Meeting with DG Janet Brown

& Area 5 Leadership 

​An energetic and engaging Janet Brown, along with The First Gentleman, Felton Brown joined our club as we honored our new members, our new gold badge members, a new Paul Harris Fellow, and other club accomplishments. Jim Gates, an Honorary Member since we were chartered wore two hats--Assistant DG for Area 5 (Loudoun area) and a club member. Thanks, Jim, for all you  do. 



What is the Rotary Foundation and How does it Work? 

Hope you were able to join us on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the 1757 Golf Club at noon to hear Jim Gates will answer all your questions about how our Club contributes to Rotary Foundation. Your contributions are combined with others to make HUGE differences around the world, within our nation and within our communities. 



Fun Facts About Labor Day: 

  • Labor Day was declared a National Holiday in 1894.
  • "Don't wear white after Labor Day" probably began with upper-class citizens. It was fashionable to wear white on summer holiday, and upon returning to the city for fall, people wore darker, heavier clothing.
  • Who founded Labor Day? No one is really sure. Some sources indicate it was Peter J. McGuire, who was the co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Recently, Matthew Maguire, a machinist and secretary of a local International Association of Machinists in New Jersey has been credited with creating the holiday


There will be no regular meeting on September 3, 2015. The BOD will meet at the regular time of noon to 1:15 or so at 1757 Golf Club. The BOD meeting will be followed by the Golf Charity Event. Everyone is encouraged to join the tournament.....duffers included. 

September is a busy Event month for our Club and we will exchange the meeting on the 3rd for one or more events during the month. There are many opportunities to participate and many different types of events. Should be something for everyone. 

Please check the Events Calendar for a complete list of opportunities to serve your club and your community this month! 



Chairman Scott K. York

Thanks to Chairman York for joining us. We appreciate that he is a very busy man and appreciate that he took the time to speak with us about transportation in Loudoun County. As he said, the good news is that there is lots of building of roads and infrastructure going on. The bad news is that there is lots of building of roads and infrastructure going on and getting around will continue to be frustrating through this year and next. 



Kudos to Talmar for a rousing presentation.

Clarify your purpose and make sure your activities support that purpose. 

August 20, 2015 Meeting..

Join us to be inspired to Turn Vision into Action with 

Talmar Anderson

Talmar Anderson is a woman on a mission  -- to help small businesses beat the high failure rate! Her mantra that “Business is NOT innate. It is learned.” helped shape her operations and management consulting company, Talmar It Up, LLC. Talmar enjoys Turning Vision into Action and finds that working with business owners is the juice that gets her excited. If you have ever met her, you know that her energy and optimism are infectious! She easily and quickly applies her insights to helping clients obtain their business visions. Talmar consults to help bridge the gaps in operations and management education or experience while helping to define clear and singular steps to effect change NOW.

And.........Christina Morelli will give her classification talk.

Volunteers are needed to Greet (be able to arrive at 11:55) and to sell 50/50 tickets. Please let me know you are volunteering by making a comment when you register. 



Welcome to Ralph Buona

Ralph M. Buona h as represented the Ashburn District on the Board of Supervisors in Loudoun County since his election in November 2011. He chairs numerous committees and serves in many others. In addition, he is a Senior VP of Corporate Business Development for Telos Corporation. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy he also earned an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. When he isn't working, Ralph plays piano and trumpet and relaxes on the water at Lake Anna.  He describes himself as 'driven'--a trait shared by many of our members. We look forward to hearing from him. 

Please RSVP by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 for this meeting.  




August 6, 2015 Club Meeting



Bob O'Such

Loudoun Salute for Military, Veterans and Families

Bob will be speaking in support of the Loudoun Salute for Military, Veterans and Families to be held 9/20/15 at Stone Bridge HS in Ashburn (see atch Flyer).  The purpose of my presentation is both to solicit participation by your members and the Rotary (can provide a Partner Display Table at the event) and also the Rotary’s consideration of financial support (100% of funds collected go to our Patriotic and Needy Veterans/Families programs). American Legion Post 2001 developed this Loudoun Government sponsored event with an inaugural program in 2014…we expect it to be an annual event, with ~30 local organizations all who support Veterans and Military. Look forward to meeting your members!
Danni Keith will be our Greeter. Please be sure and say 'hello' as you come into the meeting!
RSVP by Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM. 
Don't forget. Avoid a fine.




Join us for a fun Club Service Day this week.

We will be packing backpacks for students at Steuart Weller Elementary School. 


Danni will be our Greeter. 



Thanks to 

Frank Mullen, Greeter

Ravi Bhatia, Classification talk presenter

Shawn Mitchell, Foundations presentations


Our own Honorary Member, Assistant Governor Loudoun County

Jim Gates

for an informative meeting today. We appreciate everyone's contribution! 

Next week is a Club Service Day--we will be packing backpacks for the Rally for Our Kids Backpack Project.  All invited to help. 


Service Above Self



Last week Danni Keith shared her Classification Talk wih the club at our  meeting. Danni is one of our newer members and we enjoyed hearing her 'story'. In addition, Nancy Pav & Dusty Smith brought us up to date on the

awesome Backpack Project. There are many ways to help with this effort.  Please don't forget to RSVP for the live TV shoot at the Loudoun County Chamber offices on July 29th. 

This week Ravi Bhatia will share his Classification Talk and Frank Mullen will be our Greeter.

We will be joined by our own Honorary Member and Club Sponsor, now known as ADG Gates. That is none other than Jim Gates.  Can't wait to hear what Jim has to share with us about our Club and its role in District 7610. 


The Ashburn Rotary Gala was held on June 6th to celebrate a successful year and to install the incoming president, officers and directors. Attendees enjoyed a "Taste of Loudoun" beer and wine tasting, hand-rolled cigars, dinner and dancing. Photos below courtesy of Jeff Leach.
The Gala Committee is recognized for all of their hard work!
President Doug Corbett presents the "Light Up Rotary" award to Sgt at Arms Todd Meloy for all of his hard work and energy
Jimmy Olevson is awarded the "Rotarian of the Year" for his dedication to membership and to working tirelessly to infuse "Fun!" into the club.
Incoming President Chris Little was on the Road Warrior Foundation Ride, somewhere in NH but sent in a video acceptance speech.
The new board was installed by Lt. Gov Shawn Mitchell (pictured l to r) Jimmy Olevson, Ken Courter, Doug Corbett, Todd Meloy, John Casamiquela, and Dusty Smith) Not pictured Nancy Pav, Robert Brown, Michael Schimmel, and Bryant Stone)
Dinner was followed by Dancing!


Upcoming Speakers

Oct 08, 2015
Senator Jennifer Wexton
State of the Commonwealth
Oct 15, 2015
Ross Dayton
Oct 22, 2015
Michael Brendes
Oct 29, 2015
Open Date for Service
Open Date for Service
Nov 05, 2015
Douglas E. Brammer
Verizon Briefing for the Ashburn Rotary Club
Nov 12, 2015
Eddie Mason
Mase Training
Nov 19, 2015
Dr. Ali Exkandarian
The George Washington University in Loudoun County, Virginia
Dec 03, 2015
Ellen Grunewald
Loudoun County Department of Family Services
Dec 10, 2015
Amy Conway
Nordstrom-Customer experience
Dec 17, 2015
Holiday Party
Location TBD
Dec 24, 2015
No Meeting
No Meeting
Dec 31, 2015
No Meeting
No Meeting
Jan 07, 2016
Amy Owen on The State of Philanthropy
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Jan 14, 2016
Dr. Alenka Brown and Jason Christman
Neuro Psychometric Analytics
Jan 21, 2016
Julie Leidig, Provost
NOVA-Loudoun Campus
Mar 03, 2016
Fitness Day