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Rotary Club of Leesburg


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
River Creek Club - Clubhouse
43800 Olympic Blvd.
Leesburg, VA  20176
United States of America
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The Rotary Club of Leesburg has awarded its 2020 Perry Winston Scholarships to Anna Lunt (Tuscarora High School), Megan Seaman (Heritage High School) and Farrah Raj (Heritage High School). The annual awards support Leesburg students who demonstrate economic needs, academic excellence and a commitment to Service Above Self.

“The members of the Rotary Club of Leesburg are pleased to honor Anna, Megan and Farrah for their many accomplishments and to support their higher education pursuits. We applaud their academic achievements and commitment to serving their communities,” said Valérie Beaudoin, Chair of the Rotary Club of Leesburg Scholarship Committee. “During these challenging times, we are in special need of a next generation of leaders who put Service Above Self, and we have every confidence that these students are among those who will make this world a better place.”

Through its Perry Winston Scholarship Fund, the Rotary Club of Leesburg annually awards three (3) $10,000 scholarships for higher education expenses to deserving graduating seniors from the three Leesburg high schools – Heritage High School, Loudoun County High School and Tuscarora High School. Now in its 34th year, it is one of the most generous scholarships available in Loudoun County.

Last Saturday, RCLB members Howard Moody, Lynde Scheffer, Katie Gould and their guests were joined by 20 Interact Students from Heritage High School and their chaperons, and together they laid wreaths at Arlington Cemetery during the 2019 Wreaths Across America event.

Another successful service activity where everyone plays a part to remember our fallen U.S. Veterans, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom.

On Saturday November 9, 2019, more than 50 volunteers from the Rotary club of Leesburg, Backpack Buddies Foundation of Loudoun Inc.Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness, Interact Club of Heritage High School, Leesburg Daybreak Rotary ClubThe Ashburn Rotary ClubAbility Fitness Center and VFW Post 1177 assembled 18,000 meals during a special The Outreach Program service event.

All meals have been donated to Backpack Buddies Foundation of Loudoun.

See the album here: photoalbums/outreach-program-2019

We are so proud of our club member, Rotarian Monika Irchenhauser, for becoming a U.S. Citizen! We have always known that she is an extra special person, but it was proven once again when she was selected for a special naturalization ceremony at the White House on Constitution and Citizenship Day!

Congrats Monika!

(she is the before last person in this picture, in the black dress!)


Club Donates $10,000 to Local Center Serving Those with Neurological Conditions
LEESBURG, VA – The Rotary Club of Leesburg – a local chapter of the 1.2 million-member Rotary International whose members are dedicated to Service Above Self – donated $10,000.00 to Ability Fitness Center at The Arc of Loudoun. The money was raised as part of the Club’s annual Croquet Tournament that benefits local charities. Club President Katie Gould and 2019 Croquet Chairman Dan Hampton made the donation Thursday night during the Club’s regular weekly meeting.

The Stanley Caulkins Memorial Project has finally been installed and unveiled last Saturday. The sculpture honoring Stanley was unveiled to a crowd of more than 100, including VFW members, Rotarians, the entire Leesburg Town Council, former Leesburg Mayor Robert Sevila, Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman, and Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burke. The ceremony began at 10 a.m. with a performance by the West Point Alumni Glee Club of classic World War II tune “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover,” followed by a color guard presentation by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1177. You can find more details here: https://loudounnow.com/2019/07/13/stanley-returns-to-king-street/
Make sure to do like Ernie and stop say hi to Stanley. Send us your pictures!

On May 23rd, The Rotary Club of Leesburg celebrated their 2019 Scholars.  Read the full story for more details and pictures!
All had a good time at this year's Croquet Tournament! Fellowship, good food, and awesome weather. In the final match Scotland won over Bavaria.
All profits of the event are going to help the Ability Fitness Center at the Arc of Loudoun.
Click on the story for more pictures!
On April 11, we happy welcomed our latest member, John Kimball.
John is the Managing General Partner and CEO of The John Kimball Group, a newspaper industry consultancy which provides newspapers with the tools for increasing political revenue and improving their advertising sales processes. Until June 2009, Mr. Kimball was the Chief Marketing Officer at Newspaper Association of America where he managed the marketing initiatives for the newspaper industry.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Harvard Business School Executive Education program. He began his newspaper career, in 1970, after service in Vietnam, where he was awarded The Purple Heart.
Kimball was the SVP of Sales at newspapers in Detroit, Denver and Northern New Jersey prior to NAA.
John was inducted by fellow Detroit fans Chuck Maloney, and Judge Jeanette Irby. Go Detroit!

Deborah Addo, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH), comes to Inova with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare operations and management. Becker’s Hospital Review recently named her one of the “50 Great African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know” and the Loudoun Business Journal recognized her as one of five “Women Who Mean Business.”
On Saturday, 2/23, members of the Rotary Club of Leesburg traveled to Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont and prepared a wonderful dinner for the Veterans and their families staying at the retreat. 
Rotarians who participated
Chef Ernie
Chef Valerie
Dave (and wife Kris)
Everyone seemed to enjoy the meal and fellowship!
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