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While we enjoy the benefits of freedom, countless men and women are serving in our armed forces in remote locations around the globe.  These brave men and women have chosen to serve our country; many of them are away from home, in harm’s way and living each day with very few modern comforts.  The members of DunnLoring-Merrifield Rotary appreciate the service of self-sacrifice of our military, especially those serving aboard ships and deployed to distant countries.  It is our club’s privilege to know a very fine navy officer who is deployed far from home.  To express our appreciation we have set up Operation Treats for Troop: A monthly care package to bring a little bit of home to our dear friend Chris and his buddies!

Thanks Chris and company for your service and dedication!!!!  We hope you enjoy our personal selection of snacks, notes and memorabilia from home!  Until we see you back home in Virginia…our care packages will be coming your way, filled with love and appreciation for all you do!   

 
 
 

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Welcome to our Club!

Welcome to our Club!

Dunn Loring-Merrifield

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:30 PM
Location: Tysons Corner Marriott Hotel
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA  22182
United States of America
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In the fourth week of the each month we have a Club Social.  This substitutes for the regular club meeting that would otherwise take place that fourth Friday.  See Below for Location, Date, and Time for this month's Club Social. 
 
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Vadym Guliuk presented to our club about the many facets of his photography and aerial photo work. 
Specializing in Head Shots, Wedding, Commercial, Aerial (drone) & Video, Vadym's style is extraordinary. 
 Visit his website at https://www.vadymguliuk.com/
 
 
 
Over 1600+ Meals Packed. Over $39,000 donated Another successful food packing event helping 6 Title One area Elementary School Children have weekend meals. 106 volunteers gathered on 12/13/18, spending 1 hour to pack gallon bag meals. Thanks to many of our partners: The Assistance League of Northern Virginia for planning and hosting the event Our next event is Thursday 1/17/19 from 10-11 am https://lnkd.in/eu4Hm6U Dominion Energy for providing the space and trucks to deliver the meals. Quadrant Inc., who donated $33,000 to allow each child to have an extra $20 grocery card from this event https://lnkd.in/eQnxiJs My Dunn Loring Merrifield Rotary who donated $7,000 https://lnkd.in/eU-XERd All the volunteers from these groups and many other companies and individuals that participated. We can use your help to EXPAND this program. We are looking for donations & if you're in the Northern Virginia area, we are looking for volunteers & Company's that want to participate. Go to the AL website https://lnkd.in/e3zyvUc
Our club welcomed Alan Rowsome, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.  The Trust helps communities protect natural and working lands, waters and special places across the NOVA region.  Learn more at http://nvct.org/
Susan McDougull  Assistant Governor of District 7610 proudly announced our Dunn Loring Merrifield Rotary achieved 100% annual participation from members contributing to the Rotary Foundation.  Donna Ivey, past President and current President Virginia Hottel accepted the awards.

Briton Camphouse, Associate Director of Philanthropy at TNC & Jill Bieri, Director of the Virginia Coastal Reserve at TNC spoke to our club.  The Nature Conservancy is a global non-profit that works to preserve and protect the land and waters in which all life depends.  TNC spans all fifty states and seventy-two countries..In Virginia, TNC has protected over 346,000 acres spanning from the coast of the Atlantic to the Clinch River Valley in the Cumberland Highlands. 

https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/virginia/?vu=r.v_virginia.local.na.va

Our club welcomed Wayne Chiles, fellow Rotarian working with Shelter Box.  Our club as well as Rotary International has a strong partnership with Shelter Box, which responds to disasters worldwide.
Learn more at https://www.shelterbox.org/rotary-international
Second Story provided our Rotary Club with a guided tour of their facility to learn more about what Second Story 
does for members of our community.  Learn more about Second Story at https://second-story.org/
 
 
Speakers
Bob Luckett
Jan 18, 2019
Veterans Next Mission
Rafif Jouejati
Feb 08, 2019
Free Syria