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Rotary Club of Leesburg
~ Chartered May 24, 1927 ~

Leesburg

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
River Creek Club - Clubhouse
43800 Olympic Blvd.
Leesburg, VA  20176
United States
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Stefanie Gans is the dining editor and restaurant critic at Northern Virginia Magazine, covering all aspects of food, drink and the dining scene. Before joining the staff in 2011, Stefanie worked at a political polling firm and for a non-profit promoting progressive workplace practices. Previously, Stefanie has been published in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post Express, The Onion and Eater and is a founding editor of Endless Simmer. Originally from South Jersey, Stefanie has lived in the D.C. area for almost two decades and will not leave the house without her nails painted. She lives with her husband and 2 year-old daughter in Del Ray.
 
The RCLB welcomes our July 27, 2017 speaker, Jocelyn Pratt, Operations Manager for Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank.
 
Jocelyn has been in the customer service field for 19 years, 12 of which are in the veterinary field. She accepted the position of Operations director of BRVBB in 2012. Her biggest passion in this field is education. Educating the local community and nationwide on the importance of canine blood donation. Jocelyn and her staff of 4, along with a dozen other support staff at the Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates in Purcellville, Va., pride themselves on being the largest all canine-volunteer blood bank in the country. The estimated 400 donor dogs in the program are the amazing life saving volunteers!
 
Club President, Fred Williams, presented $4,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director, Jennifer Montgomery on July 14, 2017. The RCLB Christmas in July donation supports the organization’s summer services.
 
On July 16, long standing club member Stanley Caulkins was accompanied by 20+ of his motorcycle-riding friends
for a 70 mile drive on Loudoun’s backroads to check an item off of his “bucket list”. He rode in an Ural side car attached to a chopper driven by Steve Ortiz.

 

The RCLB welcomes our July 20, 2017 speaker, Jan Neuharth, an attorney, award-winning author, and avid equestrian. Jan practiced law in Los Angeles before her love of horses drew her to the Virginia hunt country. In 1985, she traded her suit and briefcase for boots and breeches and she and Swiss-born husband, Joseph Keusch, established Paper Chase Farms in Middleburg.
 
Neuharth’s experiences in law and the hunt-country lifestyle are what spurred her to write her first novel, The Hunt, which was released in 2003. While she is quick to point out that her Hunt Country Suspense novels are pure fiction, Neuharth writes with an insider’s perspective, gathering inspiration from everyday life in the historic hunt country for the setting, plots, and characters in her books. 
 
Neuharth is Chair and CEO of The Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation based in Washington, DC that champions the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy. She also serves on the boards of several non-profit, corporate, and community organizations.
 
RCLB traditional passing of the gavel as we recognize our out-going Club President Dan Hampton for his successful year and welcome our in-coming Club President Fred Williams.
                    
 
Congratulations to the notable beneficiaries of the  2017 RCLB Annual Sticky Wicket Croquet Tournament and Garden Party. Due to the successful event fundraising, the club was able to contribute to these two well deserving Loudoun County organizations.
 
A Farm Less Ordinary, in Bluemont, VA, provides employment and a welcoming community to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, while sustainably growing organic food for the metropolitan DC area.
 
BackPack Buddies Foundation of Loudon-Making sure students in Loudoun County get the nutritious food they need. Because hunger doesn’t take the weekend off.
 
Congratulations! And keep up the good work you do in our community.
Photo’s Courtesy of Valerie Beaudoin.
The RCLB welcomes our July 13, 2017 speaker, Michelle Sullivan, currently the Executive Director of All Ages Read Together (AART), a non-profit dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs in their communities in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia.  Last year, AART had more than 100 children enrolled in 12 programs, including an expansion of two new programs in Alexandria, Va.  AART will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this fall.
 
Michelle's previous experience included Executive Director for Access Hope as well as director in the department of public policy at the United Cerebral Palsy’s national office.  She also served in the Office of Public Liaison in the White House.
Michelle is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law where she was among the first class of students to operate the first Children’s Rights Clinic in an American law school.
Join us as we welcome our speaker Robert Patton, a Graduate from Loudoun County High School, the University of the South (Sewanee), George Mason Law School and a past member of the Virginia Bar.
Robert will share his adventure of sailing across the Atlantic to Gibraltar with his 2 youngest sons in his 40 ft. sail boat.   
                                                                      
 
The RCLB welcomes The Honorable Jeanette A. Irby. Jeanette was a practicing attorney for almost 28 years before taking the bench as a Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge on December 1, 2015. In her free time, Jeanette enjoys studying genealogy and ballroom dancing. She is actively involved in the Daughters of the American Revolution and presently serves as an Honorary Regent for the Fauquier Court House Chapter as well as a District VI Officer. Previously, Jeanette was a member of the Warrenton Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. However, she left her previous club when her job relocated her to Leesburg in 2007.
 
The RCLB welcomes Greg Masucci. In 2014 the family decided to move from Washington, D.C. to Bluemont in an attempt to create a simpler, safer, and happier home for their children. In 2016, Greg and his wife, Maya Wechsler, co-founded the non-profit charity farm, A Farm Less Ordinary,  to provide employment and a welcoming community to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 501(c)3 produces vegetables grown using organic and sustainable methods and provides employment and a welcoming community to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Greg and Maya have two children - Max and Delilah.  
 
We will not be meeting at River Creek Thursday June 8, 2017.  
Many will be attending our off site special meeting at Roots (contact Pam Banks) and some will be going to the Nats/O's make up game.
 
We will be back at River Creek on Thursday June 15, 2017.
On May 20th, 2017, the RCLB held its annual Sticky Wicket Croquet Tournament and Lawn Party.
 
There were approximately 140 participants, plus 20 Interact members from Heritage High School. A record number of 12 teams united in international themes to compete. Each team was represented with delicious ethnic food from around the world.
 
Through the course of the day, Norway beat  Sweden in the final round!
 
It was again a successful event with live and silent auction items both big and small consisting of a tea set to a trip to Spain. Estimated proceeds raised were approximately $16,500.
 
Beneficiaries of the event fundraising are: BackPack Buddies of Loudoun County, A Farm Less Ordinary of Bluemont and the Rotary Club of Leesburg Foundation.
 
Special thanks to Jim Gable and Kelly for use of their beautiful property for the event.
 
Photos courtesy of Tom Paese
 
 
 
 

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 The Rotary Club of Leesburg in now on Facebook.  Please encourage all of our members and people associated with our club (especially our Perry Winston Scholarship Recipients) join.  The content of the group is under development and we will continue to make that an interactive page.
 
 
 
 
 
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Aug 17, 2017
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John Chapin
Aug 31, 2017
Academies of Loudoun
Sandra Ranke
Sep 07, 2017
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Pathways
Sep 21, 2017
 
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