The Historical District 7610

It is the hope of this article to remember and pay tribute to a friend, leader, and fellow Rotarian - Pat Mullins


Second Annual Peace Dinner Explores Bullying Prevention

Rotary Peace Fellow Natsuko Sawaya Visits District 7610

District 7610 Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship is feted at Pollak Vineyards

District Vocational Service Chair PDG Tin Tin Nu Raschid hobnobbing with RI President John Germ 2016-17

McLean Day a Whooping Success!

Alexandria West Donates Books…

Cooking with Annandale Rotary Club

Primer on Membership Second Venues: Harry Henderson: You Gotta have a Plan

We’re So Close—Join the End Polio NOW Campaign!

5 Things I Wish All Rotarians Knew (and Believed) about Membership



In the third year of our partnership with the Washington Mystics, a special night has been planned for us on Friday, July 28. All club presidents who have members attend the game will be recognized on the court in a special halftime ceremony. Also, the first 50 kids we recruit for the game will participate in a fan tunnel when the teams come on the court. It is a great opportunity for clubs to buy tickets for our Interact Club members.

This End Polio Now! Night will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Tickets for the game range from $20-40 depending on the section selected, with $3 per ticket going to Rotary’s PolioPlus program. It will be an exciting game against the Connecticut Sun. For groups of 10 or more, please contact Bobby Minnitte at (202) 292-1947 or rminnitte@monumentalsports.com.

Tickets for any other remaining home games can be purchased through the following link for individuals or groups up to 9 people: www.msesales.com/mystics/endpolio Promo Code: END POLIO. (PLEASE NOTE: Link cannot be accessed using Microsoft Explorer or Edge.) Please contact Bobby for groups of 10 or more. For tickets purchased online, all handling fees and service charges will apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@gmail.com.


The Final Countdown to Supporting RI Foundation’s Centennial Is Just Around the Corner!

Our Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Kay Davis, reminds us that we’re in the final countdown to having a strong finish to 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation’s Centennial year! ....
RY2016-2017 Has Been a Big Year for District 7610 Grants

A Big Year for District 7610 Grants ....
Welcome District 7610’s Third 2016-17 Global Grant Scholar

My year at Sussex University has been instrumental in allowing me to define concretely the aims I am pursuing in my work. While each course has covered a particular topic or area in depth, broad surveys pointing out trends in problems or issues have allowed me to follow specific lines of exploration in the field of Maternal and Child Health. ....
Level Two Major Donors Recognized at the District 7610 Installation Banquet.

Two special families enter the ranks of Level 2 Major Donors on June 17, 2017 at the District 7610 Installation Banquet ....
WOW! Bequest Society Grows and Peace Flourishes

Rotary Club of Mathews President Patsy Hemp is recognized as a Level 5 member of the Bequest Society. RC Bailey’s Crossroads, Patricia Borowski, presents DRFC Juanita with a check for support of the Rotary Peace Centers. ....
DRFC Juanita Appreciates Significant PolioPlus Contributions

Rotary Club of Bailey”s Crossroads presents a check to support Polio- Plus to DFRC Juanita Cawley. Rotary Club of Mathews President Patsy Hemp presents a check to DFRC Juanita Cawley to support PolioPlus ....
The Paul Harris Society Continues to Grow!

Through everyone’s incredible effort and work, we were able to exceed DG Browns “Bodacious” Goal of 260 PHS members and finished the year at over 263! ....
District 7610 Changes Paul Harris Society Chair Leadership

Farewell and Thanks to Ralph Menzel, Paul Harris Society Chair for RY 2106-2017. Welcome to Brad Bodager, incoming Paul Harris Society Chair ....
Meet Area Foundation Coordinator and Distinguished Citizen, John O. Woods

Area Foundation Advisor John O. Woods, Jr. is a dedicated and ac-complished citizen and Rotarian. He has enjoyed a distinguished ca-reer as military officer, businessman and public servant. ....
District 7610 Foundation Newsletter Welcomes New Editor, Publisher

Farewell and thanks to Suzanne McDougall Welcome to Jim Holcolmb, Editor and James Hicks, Publisher of the Foundation Newsletter ....



I have a morning ritual, learned from childhood. My mother always had morning devotion with us; she called it a time to give thanks, to be thankful and set the tone for the day. ....
PolioPlus Newsletter

I just wanted to keep you updated and abreast of what’s happening in the Rotary world as it relates to our fight against Polio. On Tuesday April 4th Robert Hall, Global Coordinator, End Polio Now Fundraising, rolled out a new Social Media campaign to coincide with the End Polio Now torch arriving at the International Conven-tion in June. ....
The Historical District 7610

Wow! Who is this lady and what is she doing in the District 7610 history article? Well I am about to tell you. ....
West Point LEADS Workshop

DG Janet Brown and 1st Gentleman Felton Page participated in the West Point STEM Conference in Washington DC where the first District 7610 Global Rotary Foundation Scholarship of $40,000 was award-ed to the first African-American West Point Cadet. The Awardee will study Peace and conflict Resolution in Paris. ....
The Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club celebrated its 40th Birthday March 18 at Wildfire Restaurant in McLean

The Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club celebrated its 40th birthday March 18 at Wildfire Restaurant in McLean, VA. About 50 Rotarians and their guests attended. Some of the VIPs at the dinner included former Congressman Tom Davis - one of the founding members and a past president - and Rota-ry District 7610 Governor Janet Brown and First Gentleman Felton Page. ....
Champions at work

On April 4, Bailey’s Crossroads Rotarians honored JEB Stuart SkillsUSA students at an award and recognition ceremony held in the school’s little theater. ....
Mathews Rotarians Celebrate 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation

On April 6th Mathews Rotary members, their invited friends and Friends of Rotary celebrated the 100th Anni-versary of The Rotary Foundation at "Cake and Cocktails" at Mathews' White Dog Bistro. ....
Become a Rotary Peacebuilder Club!

This year, clubs across the district have engaged in the important area of Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution. District 7610 has developed the Peacebuilder Club designation to recognize those clubs that have made exceptional contributions to this important Area of Focus ....
A New Initiative within Rotary District 7610 beginning in 2016-17

A Peacebuilder Club is a Rotary club that is dedicated to diminishing the root causes of conflict, helping to alleviate suffering and promote a more vibrant and positively connected world to the benefit of all. ....

Washington Nationals Discount Ticket Promotion for all 2017 Home Games to Benefit Rotary’s PolioPlus Program

The Washington Nationals have extended their discount coupon promotion to Rotary for all 2017 home games. For every ticket sold a donation of $5 will be contributed to Rotary’s PolioPlus program. To avoid any confusion, Rotarians can use the season-long discount coupon promotion for all Nationals games except the 2017 End Polio Now! Night game. Simply go to www.nationals.com/VIP and enter promotion code EndPolio to view the sections and discounts for the other remaining home games.

This year’s date for the 8th Annual End Polio Now! Night Is Saturday, August 26. These discounted tickets include a $10 concession to purchase food, drink and souvenirs at most ballpark stands. Please contact your club coordinator for tickets. A flyer with more details is on the D7610 web site. Deadline to purchase group tickets (more than 12 people) is Friday, August 11. Please contact Vance Zavela at vance.zavela@gmail.com if there are any questions.

District 7610 Leadership Team

District Governor
Ronnie Chantker

District Gov-Elect
William Glenn Yarborough

District Gov-Nominee
Jonathan Lucus

Janet L. S. Brown

Vice Governor
Richard B. Storey

Asst Gov (Piedmont)
Wayne Murphy

Asst Gov (Middle Peninsula)
Bill Cawley

Asst Gov (Northern Neck)
C. Norman Wood

Asst Gov (I-95 Corridor)
Earl Baughman

Asst Gov (Wine Country)
Catherine M Heritage

Asst Gov (Prince William County)
Victor L. Evans

Asst Gov (Alexandria/Mt. Vernon)
Jonathan Lucus

Asst Gov (W. Central Fairfax County)
James Kirkpatrick

Asst Gov (E. Central Fairfax County/Fairfax City)
Joe Lott

Asst Gov (NE Fairfax County)
Suzanne P. McDougall

Asst Gov (NW Fairfax County)
Hayward Hull

Asst Gov (Loudoun County)
Steve Radich