Welcome to Arlington Rotary Club

    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 eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

April was Scholarship Month

   College Scholarship awards for Arlington High School grads are an Arlington Rotary Club tradition.  

Scholarships and local community projects are funded, in part, by civic-minded sponsors. We honor the sponsors and the awardees at our annual spring banquet.  Sadly, we had to cancel the 2020 & 2021 banquets due to the pandemic. Still, the scholarships were awarded, and the donors stepped up to the plate.   

Click HERE to see our sponsors.  Click on menu choices above to learn more about our foundation and scholarships.


Speakers, Events and News

Thursday meetings are currently In Person or Zoomed, alternate weeks,  from 12:15 to 1:30.   (Room opens at 11:45 for fellowship).  Meetings start with club business and "Happy Talk", followed by a speaker about 12:30

Members: To attend a lunch at Ragtime, sign up in advance.  See ARCLight for details.
Guests: Select Contact Us from the main menu to send an email to the Club President or Membership Chair.
May 12 (Live) - Sara Strehle Duke from Encore Stage & Studio
  Sara Strehle Duke, Executive Director, has led Northern Virginia’s largest, award-winning children’s theatre since 2010. During her tenure, she has quadrupled Encore’s annual operating budget and full-time staff, and the organization now serves 15,000 children and their families each year. In 2015, she was recognized as one of Leadership Center for Excellence’s 40 Under 40.
    Previously, she worked for the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia and Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
    She is a Board member for Embracing Arlington Arts, a graduate of Leadership Arlington, Class of 2014, and a dedicated volunteer with several youth-serving organizations.
    She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William & Mary.

May 19 - Patrick Hope; Delegate Virginia General Assembly 

May 26 - Allan Gajadhar; The Arlington County Civic Federation 

July 2 – TBD 

July 9 - Hannah Dannenfelser; The Leadership Center for Excellence, Youth Leadership Program

* "Classification Talks" are an opportunity for new members to tell the club about their personal background, profession ("classification") and experience.