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Happy New Week!! 
 
 
Learning enterprises’ University of Maryland on-campus Ambassador Hargeet Singh will inform us of global volunteer options for young men and women while in school and universities.  Join us to learn how we can support communities across the globe by supporting and encouraging our younger generations in learning beyond the classrooms.
 
 
Next week January 24th Join us to hear from our own member Ann Thangada about her life experience and Rotary! 
 
 
 

The Rotary International District 7620 RYLA program is an intense 3 day, 2-night leadership training program that is designed to recognize, encourage and further develop the leadership skills of 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade high school students who have shown a potential for rendering important service to their schools and communities.

More than 150 high school students attend RYLA every year sponsored by area Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 7620.  Should you have a youngster in your life that you'd like to afford this experience to please reach out to our club President Anila Khetarpal at Anila.khetarpal@gmail.com for details.

All Rotarians in District 7620 are invited to sponsor a student to RYLA 2018 from February 17-19 and/or Junior RYLA 2018 (February 17 only) Make an impact on a student by sponsoring them to attend RYLA 2018 [10th, 11th and 12th Grade] and Junior RYLA 2018 [7th, 8th and 9th Grade]. Participants will have an opportunity to meet students from diverse backgrounds, learn to work in groups with students throughout our Rotary District and they will receive an introduction to Rotary. It is an ideal introduction to leadership we can offer to any young men and women. 

RYLA 2018 is taking place at the 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Here's a snapshot of the experience agenda:


Saturday, February 17
Registration (8:30am - 10:00am)
Icebreakers
Introduction/Welcome & Opening Ceremonies
Speaker 1 - Presentation Skills
Work Sessions
Low Ropes
Speaker 2 - Leadership & Ethics
Funny Wig/Hat/Hair Contest
Mascot & Flag Presentation
 
Sunday, February 18
Speaker 3 - Conflict Resolution
Work Sessions
Low Ropes
Speaker 4 - Business Plan
My Moon
Trivia Night
Talent Show
 
Monday, February 19
Share fair/Group Service Project Presentations
Award Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies (12pm)

Rotarians are invited to the Awards Luncheon/Closing Ceremonies on Monday, February 19. More details on this will be announced in the coming weeks.

 
Rotary Means Business DC-Metro chapter's next meeting is on February 8th 
5:30pm-7pm at Not Your Average Joe's at 10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814​​​​​​​   RMB welcomes all Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and their guests to this networking event.  
Rotary Means Business is an international Rotary fellowship and its mission is to encourage Rotarians to support the success of fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.
 
This will be a great way to meet Rotary members from the DC Metro area and consider joining Rotary to become a member of this International fellowship.  For more information on this fellowship please email Vijay at Khetarpalvijay@gmail.com 
 
Check out the New "Join Us" page on our website!
 
$40 under 40 - Effective October 1st Dues for individuals under the age of 40 will be only $40 per month. Now you can be a part of the world's most prestigious service club for about the cost of a cup of regular coffee.  $100 of which will be a tax-deductible contribution to charities annually. Over the age of 40, dues are about $2/day; below the cost of Starbucks! So just in case you are charitable or service inclined and would consider making a difference in your world; please consider Rotary. A network of over 1.4 million working together since 1905.
 
We invite High School Teachers interested in Rotary's mission to apply for Dues Scholarships we are offering at this time. 
 
Check out the New "Join Us" page on our website!
 
“Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.”  - Rotary President Ian Riseley
 
We believe in Rotary and want others to have the opportunity for Rotary service, leadership, and fellowship that we enjoy.  
 
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President's Message
Anila Khetarpal
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I am truly humbled by this opportunity to serve.  Rotary International is 112 years old and Potomac Club is 57 years old this year.  Rotary must be doing something right for over a century to attract raving fans like Bill Gates as well as Ashton Kutcher.  It has evolved more in the last 5 years than in the previous 100 years.  Now our focus is more on engagement over attendance so we welcome you to check us out.  I invite you to consider the Potomac Rotary for your social and service fulfillment.  Rotary is the only NGO with a seat at the UN; because of its shared vision for peace and the critical humanitarian activities around the world.  The job is big enough and there is work for everyone.  There is no money in Rotary work but it’s worth a fortune.
 
I aspire to make our club as diverse as the Potomac community while attracting more female members as well.  We are launching a 40 under 40 program to make Rotary membership attractive for the younger members of our community.  Our club presently has members ranging from 25 to 85 years young.   Potomac Rotary Club is offering membership scholarships for Potomac Area High School teachers. To learn more, feel free to email me at Anila.Khetarpal@gmail.com. or give me a call on my cell phone 202-288-0854.  Yours in Rotary Service! 
 
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