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 fight disease under the motto Service Above Self.

Speakers, Events and News

Thursday meetings are currently In Person or Zoomed, depending on the week,  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.

Thursday, August 11th (Zoom) - Peter Irvine, Classification Talk 

    Peter is Deputy Director and “COO” of the Office of Aviation Analysis, an analytical and program office in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, with five programs, a $400 million budget, and thirty professionals. Peter also serves as the agency’s Executive Lead for Aviation Policy, a change management role that requires working with the Federal Aviation Administration and other organizations to develop cutting edge aviation policies. 
    Peter lives in the Waycroft-Woodlawn neighbood of Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Monica, two school-aged children, Pierson and Marshall, and Penny the sheepdog. In addition to education and professional endeavors, which are necessarily the focus of most days, the family enjoys travel and outdoor activities. He loves DC United, the English Premier League, and the Denver Broncos. He is a third generation Rotary International candidate, following his grandfather and father who were part of Rotary for years. Peter completed a Rotary exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 1990s. 

Upcoming Speakers 

  • August 25 – Ragtime Restaurant - Eileen Smith, Classification talk 
  • September 1 – Virtual - Emily Cassell, Update on Arlington Tourism 
  • September 8 – Ragtime Restaurant - Dr. Jeremy Campbell "Amazon Rainforest: Social and Environmental Dimensions of Crucial World Region.” 
  • September 15 – Virtual - Michelle Stafford, Arlington Neighborhood Complete Streets 
  • September 9 – Ragtime Restaurant - Whytni Kernodle, Arlingtonians for Justice, Activist, and Arlington Independent Media 
* In "classification talks", new Rotary members talk about their career and personal history.