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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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Mayor Burk represents the Town of Leesburg on the following:

  • Loudoun County Economic Development Commission
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Advisory Committee
  • Virginia Municipal League Human Development and Education Committee

 

Our speaker, Thomas Ramsay is an entrepreneur, business executive, imaging expert, and master photographer. Tom has been granted 10 patents in the domains of optics, optical disk recording, image processing, and computer-based machine learning. He has been a featured lecturer at the United Nations on the future of digital image processing and communications. He was selected from among 80,000 members of The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) as a special consultant to their Emerging Technology Advisory Group and was awarded a 2013 Alumnus of Notable Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota for his contributions in the photographic arts, contributions to the detection of cancer in medicine, and image processing analytics.

 

Our speaker tonight, Dr. Douglas Hudgins moved to NASA Headquarters in 2005 where he took up a Program Scientist position in the Astrophysics Division(ApD).  He currently serves as the Program Scientist for NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) and TESS mission, Deputy Program Scientist for the Kepler mission, and Program Officer for the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP), ApD’s flagship research and analysis (R&A) grants program.  As ExEP Program Scientist, he is the chief architect responsible for charting the scientific course of NASA’s effort to search out and study planets that orbit stars other than our own sun.  His duties in this capacity include overseeing the development of advanced technologies that will one day enable space missions to achieve the Program’s ultimate goal—finding and characterizing potentially habitable, Earth-sized planets around nearby stars, and searching for signs of life on those worlds. 

 

Our speaker, Geoff Arnold is the Director of Broadcasting and Public Relations for the Frederick Keys, Advanced-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. In this role he serves as the radio play-by-play announcer for Keys home and road games, works as the team’s main contact to local and national media and assists with team marketing initiatives. Outside of his work with the Keys, Geoff is a freelance radio and TV broadcaster, and calls games for the ACC Network, ESPN3, the Delaware 87ers (NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers) and George Washington University among others. Geoff is a 2010 grad of Dickinson College.

Join us March 1, 2018 as we welcome our long time named race sponsor from Rehau. Mr. Fabian joined REHAU in 1989, working as assistant to the sales manager at the company’s location in Bochum, Germany. He then held positions of increasing responsibility in sales throughout Europe, including Germany, France and London, before taking a sales management position in 1996 at the company’s Berlin location. In 2005, Mr. Fabian became director of the Industry business division for REHAU North America. In 2006, he was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing, and was appointed in 2007 to the company’s Regional Executive Board. In 2012, he was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) for REHAU North America, transitioning in 2015 to CEO, REHAU Americas. Mr. Fabian served in the German Army in 1981-82, and studied business and economics at University of Mannheim and University of Nuernberg. He holds a degree in business administration.
 
 
Our February 22, 2018 speaker, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel was born in Germany in 1935, immigrated to the United States at age 16, and finished high school in Denver, Colorado, two years later. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Wolfgang served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, flew strategic reconnaissance against the Soviet Union in the Cold War years and combat against North Vietnam; being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times and numerous Air Medals. He obtained an MBA from Arizona State University and graduated from the National War College at Ft McNair, Wash DC. After retirement from the Air Force in the rank of colonel, he worked for a defense contractor in the Washington area, then retired once again to write German Boy, his first book, which was introduced by Stephen Ambrose and very favorably reviewed by the New York Times. German Boy is Wolfgang's story of survival in WWII Germany and the immediate postwar years. Other books followed.

 

 
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
 
Researchers receive National Science Foundation award that supports interdisciplinary brain science to explore intricacies of bat navigation.
Join us Feb 1, 2018 for an evening of tribute as we celebrate the life of our dear friend Stanley Caulkins.
Stanley was a member of Leesburg Rotary from 1947 to the present, serving as President in 1965. Stanley was the owner of Caulkins Jewelers for decades. He served as a Tech Sgt in the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew a B-17 Bomber as radioman during World War II. He was an avid pilot. The terminal building at the Leesburg Airport is named in his honor. 
He served on Town Council and chaired the airport commission for many years. So much can be said about Stanley through all the lives he touched and memories made. His wit and spirit will be in our hearts forever.
Photo’s courtesy of Ron Rogos.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
The Rotary Club of Leesburg is proud to congratulate and acknowledge the Heritage High School Interact Club for receiving the Interact Presidential Citation 2016-2017 from Rotary International.
This is the first Interact Presidential Citation awarded in District 7610. As such, District Governor Ronnie Chantker was present as the Interact Board accepted the award.
The five prong criterion that was achieved by this extraordinary group was to:
  • Participate in at least one activity that promotes international understanding.
  • Introduce  members to other Rotary programs for young leaders, such as RYLA or Rotary Youth Exchange.
  • Participate in a school or community service project or fundraiser that supported these Rotary areas of focus; promoting peace, providing clean water, supporting education, growing local economies.
  • Plan and carry out a service project for Global Youth Service Day.
  • Participate in a career day or mentoring activity.
Pictured left to right: Rachel Llanos (former Interactor, RCLB member, HHS Teacher and Interact Club Sponsor) Interact Board: Trinity Pham, Helen Salko, Cole Guinther, Brandon Davis, Nicole Jacuzzi (Interact Club President), Fred Williams (RCLB President), Dan Hampton (RCLB former President), Ronnie Chantker (District Governor).
Photo courtesy of Ron Rogos.
 
Ronnie Chantker joined The Rotary Club of Tysons Corner in January 2003, where she served as Treasurer, Vice President/Fundraising Chair, President Elect/Membership Chair, President and Rotary Foundation chair. On the District level she served as GSE Chair, Area Membership Coordinator, member of the Finance Committee, and an Assistant Governor for NE Fairfax County (Area 10). She is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Triple Crown Member and Benefactor. She was awarded The Club Builder Award and The Rotary Foundation District Service Award by the District. She is also a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute. She and her husband, Art, are Major Donors.
After receiving her Accounting Degree from the University of Maryland University College she obtained her Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license and began working for an accounting firm. She now works with her husband as Chief Financial Officer for Potomac Forum, Ltd., an educational organization that provides training, workshops and conferences for government and government contractors at the executive level.
Ronnie was born in Baltimore Maryland. After meeting her future husband, Art, at the University of Maryland, they settled in Potomac, Maryland. She has two daughters and two granddaughters.
       
 
       
 
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the RCLB took three bus loads to Wreaths Across America-Arlington National Cemetery. In a matter of just a couple hours, our road captains Dan Hampton and Chuck Reavis, directed club members Dean Worcester and family, Bill Blessing, Bruce Roberts and family, Hugh Forsyth, Howard & Sandra Moody, Katie Gould and Keith Grayshon, Dan Hampton’s family, Rachel Llanos and Petter, former District Governor Steve Cook and an over whelming number of supporters from Heritage High School Interact students and their parents, family and friends, to off load and hand out wreaths from Trucks 16 and 17 to volunteers from across the nation that lined up to pay tribute. Over 245,000 wreaths were layed for those who served. To Remember, Honor, Teach. It was an incredible morning.
 

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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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Spring Pig Roast
Apr 19, 2018
Rust Home @ Murray Hill
Alan Platt
Apr 26, 2018
K2M
May 10, 2018
Innovations in Spinal Technology
Changing of the Guard
Jun 28, 2018
 
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