Rotary Club of Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Capitol Hill

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Meeting virtually during COVID
4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month
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"The United State Capitol and the surrounding Senate and House office buildings are both symbolic centers of American democracy and important fixtures in the neighborhood for which our club is named. Our Rotary club is a proud supporter of the Capitol Hill community and we are saddened by and condemn the violence, death and destruction surrounding the recent attack on our Congress. As Rotarians, we actively promote peace while building goodwill and better friendships in our community and around the world. Our thoughts are with those who were directly impacted by the attack, and we reaffirm our commitment to a stronger Capitol Hill community and a more peaceful world."
Recent virtual meetings provide inspiration for Service and Learning. Here are a few of our recent speakers. If you would like to join our meetings, please contact the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill at
On April 14th, Rotary Global Grant Scholar, Jaclyn Grace, provided an update on her university experience at the club's virtual meeting. Jaclyn is in her first year of studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and managing her academics in the midst of the COVID19 environment. She and her husband have been welcomed into the university and Rotary environment, which is rich with other Rotary scholars. Jaclyn has had to modify her summer in-field plans and is now pursuing research around influences and motivational factors of extremist groups. Her goals are to better understand not only those factors that motivate people to pursue extremist activities, but also the elements of communities that provide counterbalance and resistance to those tendencies. We wish Jaclyn continue success in her studies. 
Are you interested in learning about Rotary Scholarships for 2019? Now you can download information directly from our website. Check out our download section on the right column of this webpage. Just click and download to discover more about background, requirements and application deadlines.
Would you or someone you know like to be a speaker at a Rotary Club of Capitol Hill meeting? We are always interested in hearing from members of the DC community and beyond on topics ranging from business to academic to humanitarian. We meet on Tuesdays at 7:15AM at The Dubliner, in the Phoenix Park Hotel. Our speakers generally speak for about 15 minutes and have time for audience questions afterward. If you would like to suggest a speaker, please contact:

Diane Rish
Rotary Club of Capitol Hill 
March 2021
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Three Lessons Learned as a Rotary Club President
Every year on July 1, some 35,000 new Rotary club Presidents take on the reins of their club, leading 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide for a year. As I just completed a year as club President, I thought it might be useful to share a few lessons learned over the past year. 1. Prioritize Unless you … Continue reading Three Lessons Learned as a Rotary Club President
Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Girls’ Education
Occasionally, I reproduce on this blog posts that I published elsewhere. As basic education is one of the areas of focus of  the Rotary Foundation, some of you may be interested in a study on the economic impacts of child marriage, including on girls’ education, that I recently completed at the World Bank. The study … Continue reading Ending Child Marriage, Promoting Girls’ Education
Going to Atlanta? Learn about Promoting Access to College for Disadvantaged Youths
The Rotary International Convention in Atlanta is just two weeks away. It promises to be especially well attended by Rotarians from all over the world. If you are going, I hope that we’ll find a way to meet there. My club (Rotary Club of Capitol Hill) will have a booth in the House of Friendship, so … Continue reading Going to Atlanta? Learn about Promoting Access to College for Disadvantaged Youths
Using our Expertise and Networks to Provide Training for Local Nonprofits
A great way for Rotary clubs to serve their community is to rely on their members’ expertise and networks to provide training for local nonprofits in areas where they need support. As part of my club’s pro bono initiative, we organized in February 2017 two half day training events for local nonprofits on (1) monitoring and … Continue reading Using our Expertise and Networks to Provide Training for Local Nonprofits
Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
The sixth free ebook in the Rotarian Economist Short Books series has been released. The book tells the story of an initiative by a Rotary club to improve its public image by writing articles in the local media about volunteering opportunities for residents to make a difference in their community. The articles feature great local … Continue reading Free ebook 6: Tell Your Story in the Local Media – Write about Your Rotary Partners to Celebrate Volunteer Work
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