Trivia Happy Hour (virtual) Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 5-6:30pm

Click HERE to register, $10 per player
 
Registration is $10 per player and each player must register to participate. Players can register solo or as partial teams and be grouped with other players or register as a full team (8-10 players per team). Proceeds go towards The Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation, which funds local scholarships and community service projects. Capacity is limited, please sign up early!
 
Please contact Chelsi Dildine (dildinec@gmail.com) with any questions. 
 
 

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.

Speakers, Events and News

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

October 29th - Takis Karantonis on his priorities as a new member of the County Board

Takis P. Karantonis is an economist and urban planner with more than 25 years of urban and regional planning experience.  He was elected to the County Board in a special election on  July 7, 2020.  Born in Athens, Greece, Mr. Karantonis studied economics in Germany, graduating from Berlin’s Freie Universitaet with a Master’s Degree in urban and regional economics, with an emphasis on inequality in urban development.

Karantonis is a Senior Technical Advisor for the Microloan Program at the Enterprise Development Group of the Ethiopian Community Development Center in Arlington. From 2009-2016 he served as Executive Director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO). During his tenure, Mr. Karantonis focused on implementing a place-making agenda throughout the Pike Corridor, engaging in policy and advocacy with an emphasis on transportation, land-use, housing, retail and economic development. His efforts resulted in the 2015 American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia Chapter Award to CPRO for outstanding contributions to redevelopment and revitalization efforts on Columbia Pike.

Since arriving in Arlington 14 years ago, Mr. Karantonis has been a civically engaged community leader. He is a member and former president of the Columbia Heights Civic Association. He served as Chair of the Board of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE; now EcoAction Arlington) and of the Arlington Public Art Committee. He currently is Vice-Chair of the Alliance for Housing Solutions, and -as a dedicated proponent of public transit- a member of the County Manager’s Transit Advisory Commission.

Mr. Karantonis is a graduate of Leadership Arlington (2010) and the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (2017). He speaks eight languages.

Sunday November 22nd - Blood Drive 

Arlington Rotary Club is once again partnering with Rock Spring / UCC and Inova's Bloodmobile.  Club member Hugh Barton is taking the lead in organizing the club's quarterly  appeal for donors.  Make your appointment at https://bit.ly/rockspring112020 or call 1-866-256-6372. 

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