Why We Love Rotary
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Welcome to Arlington Rotary Club (Virginia)

    Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?  Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service, fellowship and networking. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of people who share your drive to give back.  
    We are part of Rotary International, the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and fight disease under the motto Service Above Self.
 

Speakers, Events and News

Club meetings are at 12:15 to 1:15 on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.  On the 2nd Thursday we meet at a restaurant in Arlington (currently Texas Jacks BBQ).  On the 4th Thursday we meet via Zoom (click HERE to join).   Newcomers are welcome to join the Zoom meeting.  (Room opens at noon for fellowship.)

Guests: Select "Contact Us" from the main menu to email the Club President or Membership Chair.
 

Upcoming Speakers & Events 

  • February 22nd (Virtual Meeting) - Justin Wimpey.  Justin has traveled the world, trailing his spouse, a US Foreign Service Officer. He is an engineer with over two decades of experience with renewable energy, mechanical and industrial design, and project management. He resided in Arlington, VA and is/was working with Burn Design Lab, which leverages global knowledge to provide clean cooking solutions in the developing world. Justin currently resides in Latvia with his family on assignment.
     
    Recently, Justin was posted in Madagascar. Recognizing that 97% of Madagascar’s population uses charcoal for cooking, Justin sought a better solution which would not only be technologically feasible but highly affordable, produced locally, and culturally accepted. Starting from the traditional Malagasy pot design, he created a pressure cooker which he offered without compensation to a local metalworker and foundry. He also improved the manufacturing process and helped establish a women-led business to market and distribute the pots across Madagascar. The “Cocotte Minute Gasy” is rapidly gaining in popularity as it reduces charcoal use and therefore deforestation, and saves mainly women from spending many hours every day exposed to the health-damaging fumes of charcoal fires.