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Two speakers from Loudoun Youth Inc. will join The Rotary Club of Ashburn during our weekly lunch to explain their work in developing youth programs and opportunities for young people in the county. To learn more about the meeting, visit our Meetup page. The meeting takes place from noon to 1:15 p.m. at 1757 Golf Club (45120 Waxpool Road, Dulles, VA).


CEA, Who we are & What we do

Loudoun’s farming roots go deep—there’s a reason this county was called “The Breadbasket of the Revolution”—and no one is more in touch with those roots than the Virts family, who have lived and farmed here since 1797.  

Owner Donald Virts comes from 12 generations of Virginia farmers. He keeps those traditions close to his heart even as he changes the game of Loudoun agriculture through forward-looking innovation.  With development and high land prices presenting new challenges to Loudoun agriculture, these 12th-generation farmers are spearheading innovations to preserve a time-honored tradition.

This is CEA Farms. And it’s what Loudoun farming will look like from here on out.

We meet this week at 1757 Golf Club for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Lunch is $20. Please let us know if you'd like to attend (we do need an accurate head count for lunch) and learn more about Rotary and the Ashburn club!


Meet Chair Phyllis Randall, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Phyllis J. Randall was elected Chair of the Board of Supervisors in November 2015. She serves on the Board’s Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee, the Joint Board and School Board Committee, and the Transportation and Land Use Committee. She also serves as one of the Board’s representatives on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the Dulles Area Transportation Association, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, and the Route 28 Transportation Improvement District Commission. She also serves as the Board's representative on the Community Policy and Management Team.

Randall's commitment to public service began with her volunteer work in the Loudoun County Public Schools. At the state level, Governor Tim Kaine appointed her to be the citizen representative on Virginia’s Fair Housing Board in 2009. Governor Bob McDonnell retained her position on the Fair Housing Board where she eventually served as Chair. In March of 2014,  Randall was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia State Board of Corrections, where she served as Chair.

By profession Randall is a mental health therapist working with substance abusing offenders in a local Adult Detention Center; a position she enjoyed for over fifteen years. Her emphasis areas are substance abuse and offender services. She and her husband Thaddeus, (T.W.) are the parents of two sons, Ashon and Aaron. The family attends Capital Community Church in Ashburn.


We meet at the 1757 Golf Club on Thursdays, starting at noon.
All meetings are open to the public. Guests and Members are urged to notify Ken Courter of attendance intentions. 



The "Spring Fling Field Trip" continues this week.

Please join us for lunch at Old Ox Brewery. Our host and brewery owner,Chris Burns, will be there for a casual conversation about craft beer and to take us on a tour of the brewery.

Lunch will be catered by The Wandering Caterer. Lunch is $20.

(703) 729-8375



Mary Corey, DVM joins us on Thursday, April 21,2016 at Clydes of Willowcreek. Join us at noon. Bringing a guest? Please let Ken Courter know. 




Roger Zurn, Treasurer

Loudoun County
Join us for our annual visit from the Loudoun County Treasurer. 
Interested in budgets, assessments, process and procedure? Want to understand the County finances? Join us at noon on Thursday at 1757 Golf Club. 
Let Ken Courter know if you are a guest or plan to bring one. 


Our guest speaker for April 7, 2016 is Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, representing the 10th District. Please join us for lunch at noon at 1757 Golf Club to meet the Congresswoman. 

If you are bringing a guest, please contact Kenneth Courter at 571-201-3877


March 31, 2016, is a Club Service day.

We will meet as usual for fellowship and collect canned goods for Loudoun Interfaith and school supplies for Syrian refugees in Turkey. Please support our local and world community with your donations. The lists of requested supplies follow. 

 Canned Food for Loudoun Interfaith Wish List

1.  Cereal
2.  100% Juice
3.  Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
4.  Canned Meats (tuna or chicken)
5.  Mac and Cheese
6.  Peanut Butter
7.  Hearty Soups

Gifts cards to area grocery stores and monetary donations help support our mission and are greatly appreciated.

School Supplies for Syrian Refugees in Turkey Wish List
1. pencils
2. pens
3. composition paper
4. notebooks
5. Old, wiped laptops
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” 
― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free


Please join us in welcoming Robert W. Lazaro, Jr. as our guest speaker on March 24, 2016. Bob serves as Director of Regional Energy and Sustainability Policy for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC). 

Bob has a long history of public service in the community elected first as a Town Council member of the Town of Purcellville, Virginia and four terms as Mayor. During his service, the Town was recognized in a number of areas for environmental protection and sustainability winning the Governor’s Gold Medal for Environmental Excellence (2010), the Historic District Design Excellence Award (2011 & 2012) and the prestigious Siemens’ Corporation National Sustainable Communities Award (2012). He has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the NVRC and actively participated in the Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue with colleagues from Germany and Canada. 

For more information about the purpose and projects of the NVRC, please go to
We invite and encourage guests. Please call Ken Courter at 571-201-3877 to register yourself or your guests. 

If the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) piques your interest, don’t miss The Rotary Club of Ashburn’s March 17 meeting when Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Washington Field Division, speaks to the club.
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