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Local Leaders Gather in DC to Celebrate New Generation of Rotarians


DATE: March 19 , 2012

Contact: Meghan M. Cieslak, 703.868.6347

Washington, D.C. -- On Tuesday, March 27, leaders in both the Rotarian Community and beyond will gather to celebrate the Charter Night of the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle. This event happens only once in a club’s history and provides an opportunity to meet charter members and Rotarians from across the region.

The Rotary Club of Dupont Circle is the newest addition to an organization with a long history of service and leadership. The world’s first service club, Rotary began in Chicago more than 100 years ago. Today, Rotary flourishes worldwide with 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and territories. In the more than 34,000 clubs, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Members of the Dupont Rotary, the third club in the DC area, are excited to add their own unique perspective in promoting the mission of Rotary International at the local level. “We look forward to joining the larger Rotary “family” on Charter Night, and to becoming part of a network of inspired individuals. Our club’s vision is similar to that of other Rotary Clubs - we’re a network of inspired individuals translating our passions to relevant social causes, so that we may change our lives and the lives of others in the community”, says Dupont Rotary President Kristin Post.

“Our club looks to cultivate a new generation of Rotarians who will continue the success of the Rotary organization”, says Dupont Rotary Vice-President nominee Amer Ahmed. “The addition of a new club to the DC area allows us to have a greater impact on our community while at the same time developing strong leaders to carry on the mission of Rotary.”

Attendees include Past Rotary International Vice President Eric Adamson, current District Governor Claude Morissette, past District Governors Jay Kumar, Ray Streib, Paul Frey, Andrew Baum, and Pat Kasuda; and Peter Kyle, the District Governor's Special Representative for the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle.

The Charter Night will take place on Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30 at K&L Gates Law Firm,

1601 K Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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