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The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA
March 29, 2018
Vol. 8, Issue 38
Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Sgt At Arms
President-Elect Nominee
Membership Chair
Youth Service Chair
Community Service Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Public Image Chair
Director - Legal
Director - Elected
Director - At Large
Director - At Large
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Priscilla Ramaji
March 4
Sam Wiley
March 6
Howie Manas
March 17
Shawn Mitchell
March 30
Jackie Kramer
April 20
Bryant Stone
Jenny Stone
March 14
Barry Constant
April 6
Join Date
Chris Burns
March 2, 2017
1 year
Michael Grammo
March 2, 2017
1 year
Doug Corbett
March 10, 2011
7 years
Ryan Houlihan
March 13, 2014
4 years
Adam Benware
March 28, 2014
4 years
Edwina Batten
March 28, 2014
4 years
Shauna Olevson
March 28, 2014
4 years
Ashley Mitchell
March 29, 2014
4 years
Barry Constant
April 6, 2017
1 year
Dee Mays
April 6, 2017
1 year
Peter Green
April 6, 2017
1 year
Upcoming Speakers
Mar 29, 2018
Richmond Politics and our Community
Richmond Politics and our Community

David A. Reid (born January 14, 1962 in Lexington, Virginia) is an American politician and retired US Navy Reserve Commander. Reid was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017. He is a Democrat representing the 32nd District, which includes much of eastern Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. Reid grew up in poverty in Rockbridge County, Virginia, before moving to the United Methodist Children’s Home in Richmond, Virginia in 1972. After six years, Reid and his youngest brother were adopted and moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma with a foster family. Reid is the first person in his family to graduate from college. David and his wife were married in 1993 and have lived in Broadlands, Virginia since February 2000. 

Apr 05, 2018
Federal Government Update
Apr 12, 2018
Leadership Loudoun
Apr 19, 2018
Loudoun County Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager
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District 7610 New 

Registration for the 2018 District 7610 Conference at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA, April 26-29, 2018 is now available.  Check out the calendar and register for this year's events at 

Rotary International News and Events

Nowhere to Turn:  As thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in need.  Read more about this program


Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
President's Message
Kenneth Courter

Good Day,

I predict 71 degrees and rain on Thursday.  This should certainly not keep us from our appointed rounds as good Rotarians.  The speaker is State Delegate David Reid.  He will provide us on the news from Richmond.  Please attend and learn how this impacts your business and family here in Ashburn.  He won a huge election against an incumbent last November. 

My one year as President is winding down.  I have found this personally rewarding and fun to work with you.  If I can do this so can you!  Run for office, volunteer and head up a committee, make Rotary magic happen here and around the world.

Thanks for being the very best Club in Virginia.


See you on Thursday,
Ken Courter, President, Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA

Rotary:  Making a Difference


Upcoming Events
New Member Orientation -- RI Foundation
Mar 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Membership Recruitment Committee
World of Beer
Mar 13, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Member Orientation -- RI Foundation
Mar 19, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
New Member Orientation -- RI Foundation
Mar 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Monthly Networking Happy Hour
Blackfinn Ameripub
Mar 29, 2018 5:30 PM
Ashburn Rotary 2018 Cornhole Tournament

Get ready for the Ashburn Rotary Cornhole Tourney at Old Ox Brewery benefiting the Loudoun County First Responders Foundation! 

Register here today!


Get ready for the Ashburn Rotary Cornhole Tourney at Old Ox Brewery benefiting the Loudoun County First Responders Foundation!  Two people per team and each team is required to fundraise at least $150.  Cash and prizes for the top winners of this double elimination tournament! Also, a prize will be given to the team that raises the most. Raffles Prizes and a 50/50 drawing too!
Remember that you can meet the $150 registration fee by having your friends, family and co-workers offer pledges to support your team. The team that secures the most in pledges will win a prize.   Register today!!!  T-shirts will be provided for all registrations completed prior to 3/28/2018. Must be 21 and over to play.  *We are also still looking for additional sponsors.  If you would like to sponsor the tourney, please contact us at
Ashburn Rotary Blood Drive
Clean Water Project
The Rotary Club of Ashburn is raising funds to bring clean water to Ghana in West Africa. 
The boreholes in Zuarungu Torson and Wakii in the Bolgatanga Municipal district is estimated to serve a combined 850 people. Rotary global grant 17-57675 will provide communities with clean water and sanitation with improved hygiene in the Bolgatanga area of the Upper East Region in Ghana. 

Our goal is to provide communities with twenty-three boreholes (deep wells), three small town water systems and two hundred and seventy-five new Microflush toilets with hand washing sinks. The new Microflush toilets will be provided to schools and homes to increase awareness and use of the new sanitation technology. We also want to develop training videos and materials to teach new Microflush toilet makers. The project budget is $200,000. The result of not having access to clean drinking water can caused widespread disease resulting in the inability for those affected to work or support themselves. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2018 through finish in 2019.
The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Expect the Unexpected at the 2018 Rotary Convention
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Ashburn, VA
Service Above Self
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1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA  20166
United States
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