Global Conversations,

Local Action

Rotary International

District 7610

Speakers and Events

Nov 23  -  Manal Mousa, Mission-for-Christ

Nov 30 -  John Schuler, Sr Policy Analyst, Cmte for Responsible Federal Budget

Dec 7 -  Heather Kelly, Arlington NAACP on  Arlington Police Civilian Review Bd

Dec 14 -  Charlie Clark on Arlington history

Club Leaders RY2021-2022

President:

  • Fayez Saleeb

President-Elect:

  • Fayez Saleeb

Secretary:

  • Dan Burkitt

Treasurer:

  • Tim White

​Membership:

  • John Veldhuis

 

 

Make a tax deductible donation here or send a check made out to the Rosslyn Rotary Club Foundation
(EIN: 46-4238847) to:

 

Rosslyn Rotary Club Foundation
4400 Kirchner Court
Alexandria, VA  22304

 

This short documentary, created by Soren and Eriksen Dickens, was filmed on the ground in India showing Rotarians distributing polio vaccine to children.When Rotary began Its global vaccination program more  than 40 years ago, there were more than 350,000 new polio cases a year. Last year there were just 140. That's the power of people helping people.

Join Us!

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 23rd, 7:00 PM will be held will be held on zoom.  

Email rosslynrotary@gmail.com for more information

Now that all our members are vaccinated, the Rosslyn Rotary has added hybrid meetings to its usual zoom meetings.  On the second Tuesday of each month, our club gathers at the Jefferson Senior Living facility in Ballston for dinner with our resident members, followed by a hybrid meeting in the computer room.

Rosslyn Rotary Supports the
Rozanna Project

 On October 12, five of our members dined together, and another zoomed in to listen to Walter Ruby present on the 7610 eClub’s global project. The goal is to provide two days of certified emergency room training for 40 Palestinian doctors from the Jerusalem area and Ramallah.  The Rotary grant pays for the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training of the Palestinian doctors, who will train together with a similar number of Israeli emergency room doctors in a hospital outside Tel Aviv.  The course will be provided under the auspices of the Rozanna project, and will enable Palestinian and Israeli colleagues to build life-long personal, professional and collective relationships.  This will improve the care of trauma patients, and give the participants the tools to train their local colleagues in basic trauma care. 

 

The Rosslyn-Ft Myer Rotary club previously donated $500 to the eClub’s Project Rozana’s Wheels for Hope, and we plan to contribute to the Advanced Trauma Life Support project as well.  We encourage other 7610 club’s to also support the project.

Remembering our friend, Mert

The Rosslyn-Ft Myer Rotary Club is sad to announce the passing of our last founding member, Dr. Merton Bland.  "Mert " left us peacefully, after a long illness.  He served a long career in the State Department as a public affairs officer, visiting over 100 countries, learning many languages.  He served our club in almost every office, and for many years arranged great speakers for our meetings. In October, we held our only live meeting since the pandemic began in order to honor Mert after the 40th anniversary of our founding.  He continued to join our zoom meetings up until December, listening intently. We will miss him, and extend our condolences to his family.

 

I will always treasure my memories of Dr. Merton "Mert" Bland, as he was the member who recruited me to our Rosslyn-Ft Myer Rotary Club.  I attended my first Rotary meetings as a guest in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was very impressed with their activities and membership, but couldn't commit to joining because of the long trip from the Embassy.  Although we hadn't served together in the State Department, Mert knew me from Temple Rodef Shalom, where we were both members.  I eagerly accepted his invitation to come to a club lunch meeting in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, where he and the others immediately made me welcome.  After I joined, I was always impressed with the high quality and diversity of the speakers Mert recruited for our meetings.  Mert livened our socializing with his humor.  I only recently became aware of the role he had played in establishing and leading our club before I joined, and was pleased to have the opportunity to present him with a special award noting our club's 40th anniversary. Even as his health declined, Mert still attended our meetings, first in person, and then by zoom.  He and his wife Janine have been fixtures in our club for over 40 years, and we will miss him greatly.   

 

Sincerely,

 

Randy Fleitman

President

Rotary Club of Rosslyn-Ft Myer

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