Vision: That every Rotary member has the opportunity to connect with their community.

Mission: To offer opportunities for Rotary members to volunteer and support organization and Rotary in the DC community.

Grate Patrol: Dylan White and Leopold Wildenauer

Trees for the Capital: Bryan Ingram and Sam Hancock

Walter Reed Bingo: Shelly Williams

Dictionary Project: Michelle Ems

Grate PatrolGrate Patrol – Attend, publicize and coordinate the Club’s participation in the Salvation Army Grate Patrol. The Grate Patrol Homeless Outreach Program brings an evening meal and the opportunity for professional help to the homeless on the streets of Washington, DC. Members volunteer with twice a month with our Rotaract Club.


BingoWalter Reed Bingo – The Club’s manages a bingo game monthly at Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda for military veterans and their families. The club has been hosting this event since World War II.

Tree PlantingTrees for the Capital – Attend, publicize and coordinate tree plantings with the National Park Service to recognize weekly speakers and special occasions. We host tree planting ceremonies 1-2 times per year on the Tidal Basin or in Farragut Park in Northwest.

Dictionary Project A Success! – The Rotary Club of Washington DC has been an active participant in The Dictionary Project for more than 10 years, providing over 48,900 dictionaries to students in the District of Columbia. We appreciate the dedication of the Washington DC Rotarians and their years of service. By giving students their own personal dictionary, members are providing the building block for a greater culture of literacy in the community.