Arlington Rotary Club (of Virginia) was founded July 4, 1929. Our club is one of approximately 30,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and territories, with 1.2 million members of Rotary International dedicated to the simple motto, "Service Above Self." 

Arlington Rotary is a group of approximately 40 dedicated leaders in our community from a variety of different professions who want to apply their combined talents and resources toward making a difference in the world while also enhancing the exchange of ideas across professional boundaries.

Our service projects range from the very local (e.g. picking up litter along Glebe Road), to the global (e.g. our participation in Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio in the world). They may involve providing our own people-power in a good cause (packaging food at Arlington Food Assistance Center), or monetary donations to support worthy local causes (recent examples are cash donations to Arlington Thrive and Doorways for Women & Families).  Many of our efforts involve education, ranging from our own in-house college scholarships that put $18,000 annually in the hands of graduating Arlington seniors, our support for enrichment programs in local middle schools, or grants of scholarships through RI for study and exchange programs at a variety of levels.  

Our participation in communal efforts helps us to form bonds of fellowship among members and also within the community more broadly.  Opportunities are further enhanced by weekly meetings, occasional social events, and in other ways.   
Rotary’s focus has long been on education and health: it has put a special effort into the eradication of polio worldwide. Rotary’s 2014 $255 million international effort, coupled with matching support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has brought that goal within reach.
Our mailing address is:  Arlington Rotary Club | P.O. Box 100038 | Arlington  Virginia  22210

Other Arlington Rotary Clubs

Arlington Rotary Club is the original.  There are two others, as of 2021.

Rosslyn-Fort Myer ( meets Tuesday evenings.

Pentagon-Crystal City ( meets Wednesday at 7:15 AM.  

Are you starting a new business in the DC metro area, but aren’t sure where to go for help?  The Pentagon Crystal City Rotary Club interfaces with local groups that assist small businesses by providing mentoring, financing and more.  See
Beware of imitations!  There are also Arlington Rotary Clubs in Texas and California