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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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Our June 14, 2018 speaker, Mark A. Kado, is Panda Stonewall’s General Plant Manager. In this capacity, he directs all of Panda Stonewalls operational and maintenance activities.
Prior to becoming the GM in 2016, Kadon was the General Plant Manager overseeing Panda’s Sherman CCGT Plant in north Texas.  Kadon has been with Panda Power Funds since 2013.  With more than 25 years industry experience, Kadon has spent nearly his whole career on, or close to the deck plates – Prior to joining Panda Power Funds, Kadon held various positions with Sithe Energies and InterGen, including instrumentation and controls technician, O&M supervisor, and plant manager for power stations in New York, Oklahoma and Thailand.  Kadon has personally led the successful startup of multiple large CCGT facilities in the US and globally.  Kadon started his career by serving in the U.S. Navy as a gas turbine electrician.

Save The Date: Oct 13, 2018

This event is named in honor of long-time Rotarian Stanley F. Caulkins --- Stanley F. Caulkins Tributes, Awards and Recognition.
Stanley was a World War ll hero, aviator, entrepreneur, community leader, mentor and Rotary Club of Leesburg patriarch who stood as an icon in various local and county endeavors. To celebrate his life and encourage the economic development that was a hallmark of his many achievements, The Rotary Club of Leesburg will award a Rotary STAR for:
  • Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development
  • Innovation in Economic Development
  • Creative Use of Social Media in Economic Development
The awards will be presented to this year’s winners at a ceremony during the Rotary STAR Event, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Leesburg, at the Leesburg Airport Hangar on October 13, 2018.
All individual tickets include a buffet dinner, wine, beer and sodas. The evening will include a silent auction, raffle and live music from the Curve Crew.
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Our favorite night of the year, awarding our Rotary Club of Leesburg Perry Winston Scholarship winners.
Our speaker, Colonel Locklear, has been a bee keeper for ten years with the Loudoun Bee-keepers Association.  He maintains three to six hives on the farm. He uses his local honey to make mead the “old historical honey wine” for his Stone House Meadery in Purceville, VA.


Our speaker, Larry Turner retired from the Army in 2004 and currently works in the Pentagon as a policy writer.  A goodly part of his Army career was spent training as an artillery officer, along with equal time as an Inspector General and Intelligence Officer.
He joined the Kernstown Battlefield Association in the fall of 2015, began giving guided tours of the battlefield and the Pritchard house in 2016, and was voted to join the Board of Directors in 2017.
Recognizing the importance of artillery in the Battle of First Kernstown, he started reading up on the artillery weapons employed, where one question led to another resulting in his finding out some intriguing facts about the development, manufacture, and use of artillery fuses, particularly time, percussion and concussion fuses.
KBA Overview Presentation Outline:
  • Explains the history of the farm property, its four owners, and its acquisition by the KBA;
  • Gives an outline of the 5 battles fought on the property;
  • Explains our restoration work on the Pritchard House;
  • Lists our future goals.


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.

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