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Dec 24, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
Author Terry Irving
New Noval "Courier"

Club Executives & Directors

Membership Director
Rotary Foundation Director
Public Relations Director
International Service Director
Club Administration Director
Community Service Director
Youth Service Director
Club Service
Sergeant At Arms
Fund raising
Judy Redpath
Rotary Club of Herndon
PO Box 321
Herndon, VA  20172
Meets Every Wednesday
7:30 - 8:30AM
at the
Amphora Diner Deluxe
1151 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Upcoming Events

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Doug Downer was honored on Feb. 26 as the 48th recipient of the Citizen of the Year award presented annually by the Rotary Club of Herndon.  
Doug Downer was honored on Feb. 26th, as the 48th recepient of the Citizen of the Year award presented by Rotary Club of Herndon.
Doug has continued the tradition of a successful family business with its roots in Herndon.  He is also an exceptional volunteer who has given of himself on behalf of many organizations within the Town and throughout Northern Virginia.  Among those have been Leadership Fairfax, Volunteer Fairfax, and the Herndon Chamber of Commerce, of which he became their youngest president.  In 2000, he was named Distinguished Volunteer of the Year by the Town of Herndon.

The Herndon High School Band performed in front of the USS Missouri on Dec. 5, 2013. Here they are pictured in front of the Mighty Mo. The Rotary Club of Herndon was instrumental in sending the band to Hawaii. They took the GRAND CHAMPION honor at the Parade. Congratulations to all!

The Herndon Rotary supported Computers For Students program at Herndon Middle School is shifting into high gear again with another $2,000 grant from the Virginia Star program to upgrade and refit donated CPU's.  The next event to give away free computers to students and their families will be on November 23rd and the plan is to have about 30 complete systems ready to go and distribute.  Please let Signe know if you are interested in volunteering for this great activity.

The 2013 Herndon Rotary Golf Tournament was a great success with the support of our title sponsors Agro Sevilla and Choice Hotels, the many hole spsonsors and all of the volunteers and players.  Mother nature cooperated with picture perfect weather and over 100 golfers had a rowdy and enjoyable round netting over $22,000 for the Club and designated charities.  We cannot wait to do it again next year!

Herndon Rotary with the cooperation of Jolly Shows put on a carnival September 26th through September 29th in Downtown Herndon.  The carnival consisted of food, games and rides.  The carnival will provide funds to the Herndon High School "Pride of Herndon" Marching Band for their trip to Hawaii for the parade on December 7th, 2013.  Herndon High School will be Virginia's sole representative to the parade commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The carnival raised $15,000.

In one of the largest donations in Club history, the Ruth and Hal Launders Chartiable Trust today donated ten thousand dollars to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and guarantee the continued growth and stability of this early childhood reading program as we grow it past five hundred monthly recipients.  Our thanks to Trustee Jeff Fairfield and all of the other trustees who are helping to support this great program within the Town Of Herndon and all of the 20170 and 20171 zip codes.
You can find more information on the trust here: Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust
You can find more information on the reading program here: Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.
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An announcement at the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, set the stage for a bold new chapter in the partnership between Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the campaign for polio eradication.  
“Going forward, the Gates Foundation will match two-to-one, up to US$35 million per year, every dollar Rotary commits to reduce the funding shortfall for polio eradication through 2018,” said Jeff Raikes, the foundation’s chief executive officer, in a prerecorded video address shown during the convention’s plenary session on 25 June. “If fully realized, the value of this new partnership with Rotary is more than $500 million. In this way, your contributions to polio will work twice as hard.”  
The Herndon Club supplied and installed new shelving today in a trailer at Herndon Middle School that is used for the Computers For Students program.  This new shelving will help the students get organized for the upcoming year and sort the large amount of donated systems into more managable groups.  

The Herndon Festival was an outstanding success.  The Club supplied over 300 man-hours of service providing Marshall support  and manning  the beer booth.  Income for this event was $14,500.  A record year since Rotary has been involved with this event.

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