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The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA welcomes Loudoun County School Board Member Eric Hornberger as our guest speaker this week.  Eric is currently serving a second term representing the Ashburn District on the Loudoun County School Board after being first elected in November 2011 and then re-elected in November 2015.  Eric also served as School Board Chairman from 2012-2016.  He currently Chairs both the Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Academies of Loudoun and Charter School Committee.  Eric also serves on the Board’s Legislative & Policy Committee.  

The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Davida Luehrs founder of the No.VA Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  Davida, along with Tom Newman, will discuss a partnership between the Lions Club, Rotary, and Interact.  
The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Blake Myers, Chief Operating Officer for Veterans Moving Forward, Inc.  
Blake is an Army Veteran who retired in 1999 upon serving 25 years on active duty as a Field Artillery Officer. Upon his retirement from active military service, Blake embarked on a 15-year, second career as a federal government contractor and small business owner until retiring in December 2014. A life-long dog lover and owner, he has been associated with Veteran's Moving Forward (VMF) since its founding, first as a donor and supporter from the business side and more recently as VMF’s Volunteer Coordinator.
Beyond his work with VMF, Blake’s passions include history (particularly colonial American and civil war history) and family genealogy. He is a member of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table and its Executive Committee, and is the Round Table’s Preservation Chair. He conducts tours of civil war sites in the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas, and is actively involved in local preservations efforts.
Blake is a long-time, active volunteer in his Burke Centre community, including serving as the Architectural Review Board Chairman and serving previously as a Board Trustee.


The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA is pleased to welcome this week's guest speaker, Anna Thorner, Founder and Executive Director of It Takes A Village, Baby!

It Takes a Village Baby provides essential baby supplies and gear to families in need in Loudoun County and surrounding areas. Fueled by a network of local volunteers and supporters, the Village is committed to measurably improving quality of life for vulnerable babies and their families. Since its founding in 2014, the Village has reached 700 families and provided over 200,000 diapers, 150 car seats, 100 cribs, and countless articles of clothing and baby comfort items. As a trusted 501c3 non-profit organization, the Village welcomes clients referred by WIC, hospitals, shelters, and churches, as well as through word of mouth referral.  For more information, visit  


The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching.  The Club is looking for players and sponsors.  To eclipse 100 players this year your help is needed!  Come out and join us.  This is a fun event for players of all skill levels.  This tournament is designed for the 'non golfers' and golfers alike! $85 gets you 9 holes, the cart, two drink tickets, heavy appetizers after, goody bag and hugs from Jimmy O! Sponsorships are also available at the very affordable rate of $200! Link below, please register right now if possible so we can best plan ahead and share this link on Facebook and with your friends, family, co-workers, etc.  

Hello Ashburn Rotary,

Our membership committee is looking for new members to grow this amazing organization we call Rotary Club of Ashburn.  Our committee will be comprised of 3 subcommittees which include: Member Recruitment, Member Retention, and Member Mentorship.  I am very positive about our ability to grow the club this year and with your help we can attract new members, keep the ones we have, and develop the future leaders of Rotary.  The membership committee will not have a meeting in July, so enjoy your summer, but we will be back at it in August to hit the ground running.  Look out for future communications that include meeting times!

Shawn Mitchell, Membership Chair

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