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Rotary Club of Leesburg
~ Chartered May 24, 1927 ~


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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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.   
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.


The RCLB celebrates its 90th year with a birthday song from past presidents and DG Janet Brown.
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
May 11th Nationals vs Orioles game.
Meet up at Heritage High School 5:30pm.
Please contact Tom Horne for more details.
No meeting at River Creek this week.
Thursday, March 30th, the RCLB will host the world premiere of the film of our fellow Rotarian and WWII veteran, Stanley Caulkins. The RCLB partnered with Thomas Balch Library and other community members to record the story. Several club members were instrumental in making this project happen and two had the privilege of interviewing Stanley in the film. The board also financially supported the Thomas Balch Library in this oral history project.
Join us on this special evening to view the final product.


Our speaker March 23, 2017, Beau Backus, is currently technical manager for the Spectrum Management Center of Expertise for Aerospace and the expert lead in spectrum management for NOAA/NESDIS. He recently appeared as a guest on “The Space Show” discussing global issues on satellite spectrum management and was a guest at the American Meteorology Society summer session discussing the protection of meteorological satellite spectrum from commercial interference. 

Writer and historian Stephen Budiansky is the author of Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II, Her Majesty’s SpymasterBlackett’s War, and numerous other books of military and intelligence history, science, and biography.

The former foreign editor and deputy editor of U.S. News & World Report, and former Washington editor of the scientific journal Nature, he is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s book review pages.

He received his master’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard and in 2011 was a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship as a writer of general non-fiction.

He will be speaking to us on March 9 about his latest book, Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union (Knopf), a comprehensive history of NSA in the Cold War that draws on an array of recently declassified documents to explore the technical and political challenges of the long intelligence struggle against the Soviets, and to trace the historical forces behind the headlines surrounding NSA’s recent controversies.


Chuck Reavis receives PHF plus 4. Presented by Foundation Chair Chris Mallin.
Bill Blessing receives PHF plus 3 award. Presented by Foundation Chair Chris Mallin.


KEITH MEURLIN: President, Washington Airports Task Force since 2014.  Mr. Meurlin retired in 2005 after 28 years with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, serving as Vice President and Airport Manager of Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, VA for over 16 years.  Prior to being appointed as Airport Manager, he served as Director of Operations as well as Director of Engineering and Maintenance from 1977 to 1989.  Mr. Meurlin also served in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2009 in the grade of Major General.  He served on Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves and following his retirement from the Airport returned to Active Duty. He flew the KC-135, C-7 and C-130, Commanded five Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons and a Logistics Group, acting Vice Commander of Air Force Material Command and concluded his career establishing for the Secretary of Defense, the office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy. He is the Owner and President of The Meurlin Group providing aviation related consulting services.  Mr. Meurlin serves as a Director on the Board of Middleburg Financial Corporation, Middleburg, VA, and on the Board of the Dulles South Alliance.  He also is a member of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission, serving on their Executive Committee and on the Loudoun Chamber CEO Cabinet.   He has served on the Board of Directors of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Committee for Dulles, Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association, United Way Loudoun County, United Way of the National Capital Area, and Chairman of the Heart Association of Northern Virginia.  Mr. Meurlin holds a BA degree from the University of Vermont, and a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.  He also is a graduate of the FAA Executive School and the Air War College. 


Gregory Brown became the Town of Leesburg’s fifth Chief of Police at a swearing in ceremony on Sept. 29. Brown replaced club member Joseph Price, who retired in March. Formerly a captain with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Brown was most recently commander of the Eastern Loudoun Station. He previously supervised patrol operations, criminal investigations and undercover operations in vice, narcotic and gangs with the Sheriff’s Office. In addition, he has served as the Deputy Director overseeing all Basic Law Enforcement Training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

Our speaker on February 16, 2017 is Ryan Campbell, a partner with King, Campbell & Poretz, PLLC, a general practice firm located in Alexandria. Ryan practices primarily in criminal defense and represents clients charged with everything from minor offenses such as Assault, DUI, and Drug Possession up to serious offenses such as Robbery and Murder.  He practices in the state courts throughout Northern Virginia, as well as the Eastern District of Virginia Federal District Court.  He’s been recognized by SuperLawyers since 2009 and has also been recognized as a top criminal defense lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine for several years.

Ryan was born and raised in Leesburg.  He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1999 and from the George Washington University Law School in 2002.


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New Board Induction
Jun 29, 2017
No Meeting
Jul 06, 2017
Michelle Sullivan
Jul 13, 2017
All Ages Reading Together
Jan Neuharth Author
Jul 20, 2017
Hunt Country
RCLB Club Assembly
Aug 03, 2017
John Chapin
Aug 31, 2017
Academies of Loudoun
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