Rotary International is the world's oldest service organization with 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries around the world.

Rotary clubs are comprised of business and professional leaders who are working to encourage and foster the idea of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to advance Rotary Ideals:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Our Rotary club and those in our district and across the globe are using our time, talent and resources to make possible community service and development projects, education and scholarship programs, international projects focused on improving water, literacy, health, hunger relief, economic development and peace-making. Rotary's best known projects include disaster relief, polio eradication, Youth Exchanges, University Peace Centers and ambassadorial scholarships! 

Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary's  local service projects include scholarships for Fairfax County Adult High School students attending N. Virginia Community College, George Mason University students in the School of Management and the College of Health and Human Services, Assistance League backpack meals for hungry school children, Stop-Hunger Now events, improving facilities for the VFW and projects that benefit Veterans, Alternative House, HomeStretch and more. Our international service projects have benefited projects such as Haiti relief efforts, ShelterBox, water projects and international schools.

Are you interested in making business contacts, serving your community and making new friends?  Tour the club website and visit our Facebook page to learn more about Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary! Most importantly, make time to join us for lunch soon!

Dunn Loring Merrifield Rotary.. doing our part to 'Be a Gift to the World' one community project at a time!