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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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
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Rev. Fr. Canice Chinyeaka Enyiaka is the Founder and Program Director of Stewards of Hope, which provides mobility and support to individuals with physical disabilities. Fr. Canice will discuss Stewards of Hope’s work providing wheelchairs, school supplies, and food to individuals with disabilities and financial assistance to small business owners in Eastern Nigeria; its goal to empower individuals with disabilities to contribute and participate in their communities’ lives; and its plans for expansion in other parts of Eastern Nigeria and beyond.
Glenn Blumhorst, the President and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association (and a member of the ) will discuss Partnering for Peace - Rotary and the Peace Corps during our September 8, 2020 meeting. Glenn will give an overview of the Peace Corps, discuss the partnership between the Peace Corps and Rotary, and will discuss the Peace Corps' new headquarters in the in .
One of 's recent speakers, 
Homeless Children's Playtime Project
, making sure children at their partner shelter sites will receive new backpacks stuffed with grade-appropriate school supplies and other essentials for learning from home. If you are able, consider giving today!
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. 

On March 24, the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill held a virtual meeting via Zoom. Our guest speaker was Evangeline Paschal,  

Evangeline is an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth. Her practice focuses on class action and other large-case litigation involving subjects as diverse as the Fair Labor Standards Act, False Claims Act, and securities fraud. Evangeline currently serves as Chair of the Salvation Army National Capital Area Advisory Board. Evangeline shared with the club her important work with the Salvation Army with the club on Tuesday.
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 
January 2021
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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
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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
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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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