Dupont Rotary President Quinn Warner
Often, I am asked, 'What is Rotary?'
About six years ago I visited the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle for the first time, based on a suggestion from my parents, who had been Rotarians while I was growing up.
I had just moved back to Washington DC, wanted to establish roots in the city and meet new people. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. In my time as a Rotarian, I've made lifelong friends, have met wonderful people from around the world, have contributed to our local and international communities, and have learned so much about myself and the world around me.
We have such an amazing, dynamic group of people. The demographics of our club are nothing like what you find in other Rotary clubs. Over 60% of our club is female and over 60% under 40 years of age. We have members from all over the country and all over the world. Current members hail from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and both Central and South America. Our members work in diverse fields, study diverse things, and strive to make the world a better place with service and fellowship.
As a club, we raise funds for local and international projects and organizations through our Dupont Circle Charitable Foundation, we mentor area youth, we socialize and create lifetime bonds, we participate in environmental clean ups and tree plantings, and we work with organizations in the area to make our community a better place.
Rotary International describes itself as an international network that connects 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs on 6 continents around the world. Rotary Clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action to make a positive impact in the community both locally and globally. In Rotary, we know that we can do more together than we could ever hope to do alone. It is the principle on which our service is based, and it is true at every level of Rotary.
For me, Rotary is more than that. RCDC is a part of my family and inspires me to be more connected and involved in my community. As President, it is my honor and privilege to lead such an amazing group of people to achieve greater things in the Dupont Circle community and the world as a whole.
If you are interested in membership, partnering, or speaking with our club, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us for a meeting on Tuesdays at Rewind by Decades from 7:00pm-8:00pm with fellowship starting at 6:30pm.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Rotary Club of Dupont Circle