DISTRICT NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017


AROUND THE DISTRICT

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. ....




FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017


There is still time for your club to make this a “Banner Year”!

All activities must be reported no later than June 30, 2017. The Rotary Foundation shows its appreciation to Rotary Clubs for supporting its grants and programs. There is still time for your club to make this a “Banner Year”! ....
Recap of the Duke/UNC Rotary Center Annual Spring Conference

The Duke/UNC Rotary Center Annual Spring Con-ference was held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Class XIV Rotary Peace Fellows presented their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making, and positive change from every corner of the earth. ....
Images from the 2017 Duke/UNC Peace Conference

Memories from an Inspirational event on April 1, 2017 ....
Become a Rotary Peacebuilder Club!

This year, clubs across the district have engaged in the important area of Peacebuild-ing and Conflict Resolution. District 7610 developed the Peacebuilder Club designation to recognize those clubs that have made exceptional contributions to this im-portant area of focus. ....
Manassas RC Rotarian Receives Major Donor Recognition

Manassas RC Rotarian Jamie Baisden and his wife, Patty, were recognized by DRFC, PDG Juanita Cawley (right) and club President, Don Kline (left), as Major Donors Level 4 during a presentation at a recent club meeting. Jamie is also a member of the Paul Harris Society and owns QMT Windchimes, manufacturer of high quality, hand-tuned wind chimes, located in Manassas Park. ....
A Visit with PolioPlus Chair and “First Gentleman,” Felton Page

Felton Page retired from the National Guard Bureau with 39-years of service (Military and Civilian) as the Special Assistant for Diversity. He was responsible for developing, and promoting a National Guard Diversity Strategy affecting all Army and Air National Guard, military and civilian personnel in the 54 states and territo-ries. ....
Centennial Corner

Did you know that there are still over two months left for your club to celebrate the Rotary Foundation Centennial? Below are just a few simple ways that your club might do this, if it hasn’t already. ....
The Paul Harris Society Celebrates its Growth!

New Members continue to the grow the ranks of the Paul Harris Society in District 7610. In the truest spirit and sense of the quote above, Paul Harris Society members continue to be the substantial, financial bedrock upon which we are able to contribute generously to The Rotary Foundation. Our contributions, in turn, ENABLE the entire worldwide membership of Rotary International to always do great things in our world! ....
Manassas RC Makes Contribution to PolioPlus

Manassas RC President Don Kline (left) and President-elect, Xiao-Yin Byrom (right) present a check to DRFC, PDG Juanita Cawley (center) for polio eradication. ....





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
Janet L. S. Brown
thereferee@comcast.net

District Gov-Elect
Ronnie Chantker
rmccpa97@aol.com

District Gov-Nominee
William Glenn Yarborough
WGYARC@aol.com

iPDG & Vice Governor
Richard B. Storey
rich@storeyonline.com

Asst Gov (Piedmont)
Wayne Murphy
wayne@wainwrighttile.com

Asst Gov (Middle Peninsula)
Ronald Saunders
dc61ac@outlook.com

Asst Gov (Northern Neck)
C. Norman Wood
woodcn@aol.com

Asst Gov (I-95 Corridor)
Donnell Mohr
dandnmohr@cox.net

Asst Gov (Wine Country)
Wayne Murphy
wayne@wainwrighttile.com

Asst Gov (Prince William County)
Victor L. Evans
vevans@pwcgov.org

Asst Gov (Alexandria/Mt. Vernon)
Jonathan Lucus
Lucus@thearc.org

Asst Gov (W. Central Fairfax County)
James Kirkpatrick
jkirkpa104@aol.com

Asst Gov (E. Central Fairfax County/Fairfax City)
Joe Lott
joe@lottfamily.com

Asst Gov (NE Fairfax County)
Suzanne P. McDougall
spmcd@cox.net

Asst Gov (NW Fairfax County)
Hayward Hull
hullh@aol.com

Asst Gov (Loudoun County)
Steve Radich
stever@bitshop.com