Welcome to the Rotary Club of Washington, DC

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Help shelter families after the devastating earthquake in Morocco and Floods in Libya.

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100k Grant Awarded. The Rotary Club of Washington, DC today announced that a special Centennial Community Service Grant of $100,000 has been made to the Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP).
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Our Club meets every Wednesday, promptly, 12:30pm – 1:30pm at the University Club of Washington D.C. Our meetings are hybrid and available via zoom. To request an invitation to join our weekly meetings, click the button below to send us an email. Be sure to regularly visit our Club Calendar for updates.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 PM

If you are interested in learning more about our events, click the link below to our Club Calendar.  Each and every month, we host and attend numerous insightful, energetic and service-oriented events.  Come and see what we’re all about…roll up your sleeves and help us – help others.

One of the Club’s most popular ways of serving our local community is through Grate Patrol DC.  To learn more about how you can volunteer to help us feed the homeless on the evenings of every 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Friday.  Click the button below to sign up today!

Vision Statement

A world of peace, justice, equity, opportunity, and human well-being within a thriving and sustainable environment.

Mission Statement

To transform lives in the nation’s capital and throughout the world through service, friendship, networking, and fun.

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Our guest speaker this week is Richard Striner, a writer, scholar, and activist. Richard led an historic preservation organization before joining the faculty of Washington College, where he served as professor of history for thirty years. He also served as senior writer for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. His presentation is entitled, “Ike in Love and War.”
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The author of over a dozen books, he is also the author of numerous magazine and journal articles along with public affairs commentaries and op-eds.
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An independent, he encourages people to “think outside the box.”  His writing has covered political history, presidential history, literature, economics, film, architecture, and historic preservation.
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His most recent book is Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).  Previous presidential books include Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Lincoln and Race (Southern Illinois Univerity Press, 2012), Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), and Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2006). He contributed to the online New York Times “Disunion” series on the Civil War, and he has written two cover stories for the American Scholar magazine. He has also written articles for William & Mary Quarterly and Aspen Institute Quarterly. He was a regular book reviewer for The Weekly Standard.  
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His latest book, Ike in Love and War: How Dwight D. Eisenhower Sacrificed Himself to Keep the Peace was 
published by Post Hill Press in September 2023.
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Our guest speaker this week is Shirley Hu, presenting “End Forced Organ Harvesting-Another Form of Human Trafficking.” She was born and raised in Taiwan and treasures her Chinese cultural heritage. Shirley has been a proud American citizen for over 40 years. 
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Shirley is a full-time volunteer supporting multiple non-profit organizations after retiring from her Information Technology development and management career.  She has been a Rotarian for over 10 years and is a Major Donor Level 4 with the Rotary Foundation, focusing on Peace & Conflict Resolution to combat human trafficking.
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Shirley is the current chair of Ending Forced Organ Harvesting Rotary Satellite Club of CAAHT (Community Action Against Human Trafficking). She also serves as one of the North America coordinators for RAGAS (Rotary Action Group Against Modern Slavery).  And most recently, she is a granny on call!
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Our Rotary Club of Washington, DC’s March 13, 2024, program will be organized and produced by the first Rotaract Club our Rotary club sponsored. The Rotaract Club of Washington, D.C. was founded in May 1994–30 years and counting, and is led this Rotary year by Ahmed Eltally, President the Club and an Emerging Leader in District 7620.
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The club is a part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.  Their effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. Rotary International provides the administrative support that helps the Rotaract club thrive, and they’re also funded by our Club and its foundation,
the Rotary Foundation of Washington, D.C. 
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Professionally, Ahmed is an international diplomacy professional and conflict resolution practitioner who works at the intersection of business, development, security, and diplomacy. Ahmed started his career as a civil engineer designing and managing infrastructure projects, then he decided to shift his career to studying international conflict resolution. Ahmed used to design concrete bridges, and he is now designing bridges of peace and understanding.
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Ahmed is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), certified Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and he earned graduate degrees in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Public Administration, Teaching University Students, and Nonprofit and Public management from Portland State University, where he taught classes about the Middle East policy and leading social change, led new initiatives, and received the UNST scholarship, the Presidential Award for Excellence, and the Department Award for Excellence, and some research grants to conduct research abroad.
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Our latest YouTube Postings

Dr. Edwin C. Chapman | Opioid addiction, root causes, treatments community impact | April 3, 2024

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Sumani Dash, Director of Corporate Development | Project C.U.R.E | March 20, 2024

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The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. is an attorney and certified public accountant possessing degrees in taxation, law, communications, and business administration. Mr. Orange served 14 years in Washington, DC as an elected official, including two-terms as the Ward 5 Council Member and two-terms as an At-Large Council Member, and served 6 years as the Washington, DC Democratic National Committeeman; and recently served four-years as President & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Orange is currently setting up youth apprenticeship programs for the government of the District of Columbia.

In 2005, Mr. Orange authored legislation creating the only District of Columbia public holiday entitled “District of Columbia Emancipation Day” which honors the 3,100 DC enslaved persons freed on April 16, 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863.

The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. has received numerous awards and recognition, including the 2023 President Joseph R. Biden’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Society (2018), DCTV Hall of Fame (2017), Washington Business Journal Power 100 Recognition (2016 & 2017), Prince Hall Lodge No. 14 Life Time Achievement Award (2017), and the Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding Service Award (2016) for career accomplishments promoting excellence in the study, practice and judicial processes of the law.

Mr. Orange is a life-time member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason, and a member of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Washington, DC.

The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. is an attorney and certified public accountant possessing degrees in taxation, law, communications, and business administration. Mr. Orange served 14 years in Washington, DC as an elected official, including two-terms as the Ward 5 Council Member and two-terms as an At-Large Council Member, and served 6 years as the Washington, DC Democratic National Committeeman; and recently served four-years as President & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Orange is currently setting up youth apprenticeship programs for the government of the District of Columbia.

In 2005, Mr. Orange authored legislation creating the only District of Columbia public holiday entitled “District of Columbia Emancipation Day” which honors the 3,100 DC enslaved persons freed on April 16, 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863.

The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. has received numerous awards and recognition, including the 2023 President Joseph R. Biden’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Society (2018), DCTV Hall of Fame (2017), Washington Business Journal Power 100 Recognition (2016 & 2017), Prince Hall Lodge No. 14 Life Time Achievement Award (2017), and the Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding Service Award (2016) for career accomplishments promoting excellence in the study, practice and judicial processes of the law.

Mr. Orange is a life-time member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason, and a member of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Washington, DC.

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Hon. Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. | DC Emancipation Day - Public Holiday April 16th | April 10, 2024

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