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. Members of Rotary clubs, known as 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.

Double Your Donation to Arlington Thrive

Arlington Rotary has received an anonymous offer to provide a one-to-one match, up to $10,000 total, for your donations to Arlington Thrive. Arlington Thrive directly helps keep Arlingtonians in their homes by helping them meet unexpected expenses.  
 
Arlington Thrive is the only organization in Arlington County that provides same-day, emergency financial assistance to County residents who experience a sudden financial crisis such as temporary unemployment or illness.  Most clients are the working poor, elderly and disabled people on a fixed income, and the homeless and formerly homeless who need Arlington Thrive’s funds as a “safety net” until they are able to get back on firmer financial footing. Arlington Thrive’s clients are among Arlington County’s most vulnerable residents. Families with children are given the highest priority, and one-third of the individuals served by Arlington Thrive are children. The need is huge NOW because of the pandemic.  
 
To benefit from matching, click DONATE in our main menu, no later than February 28, please.

Speakers, Events and News

Until further notice, all Thursday lunch meetings are Online from 12:15 to 1:30 (room opens at noon).  

 

February 25th Lunch - District 7610 Membership and Rotaract Chair Jonathan Lucus re Growing Membership 

    Jonathan Lucus is the Managing Director of The Arc@Work at The Arc of the United States. In his role, he is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the 8th largest charity in the United States. He is also responsible for business development and creating social enterprise programs that support Fortune 500 businesses and federal government agencies with hiring and retaining diverse talent. He oversees the development of workforce programs for The Arc's 670-chapter network around the country.
    Before coming to The Arc, Jonathan had over twelve years of senior administration experience that supported marginalized populations that ranged from refugees to under-served women's populations to at-risk youth. He has overseen national technical assistance programs for the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and created a national job placement and training agency that has supported refugee populations across the U.S. and around the world. During this time, his work on integration and workforce development was recognized as an international best practice by the U.N. Commissioner for Refugees. He has written language for Congressional legislation that was passed into law; create the first ever national refugee recertification program for medical doctors; and has provided consultation to the United Nations, European Union, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, and various countries around the world.

    PDG Jonathan Thomas Lucus was our District Governor last Rotary Year.  He is a member of  Alexandria West Rotary Club.

 

March 4th -- Krysta Jones, Classification Talk*

    In addition to being named one of Leadership Arlington's Top 40 Under 40, Krysta Jones has also been featured in Ebony Magazine as a "Hero Next Door". 
    She successfully represented two associations for eight years as a registered lobbyist, advocating for women’s and socio- economic status issues.  Krysta has served as the Director of Outreach for two Members of Congress, designing outreach strategies, developing relationships with key community leaders and communicating their legislative agenda via meetings and over 20 congressional events. 
    While serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 2000-2002, Ms. Jones helped create student governments, and procured funding and provided training for a community radio station.
    Krysta has served in leadership roles for several local, state and national organizations. Krysta hosts her own show, "A Seat at the Table" on Arlington Independent Media. She is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. 
 

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