COMMUNITY SERVICES

Projects that respond to the needs of our local community. 

 

KRISTI'S CHRISTMAS (View Photos)

Kristi’s Christmas began in 1987 in memory of Kristi Brown, daughter of Rotarian Bill Brown.  The project helps with the needs of the very needy children residing in Fairfax Co only. These children’s needs are identified by the School Social Workers, Principals, and Counselors.  The money for this project has come from many folks who realize 100% of every penny given goes to the need…There is NO overhead. Gifts from business, individuals, grants, various Clubs, memorial gifts and bake sales all are welcome.  In December 55 of the neediest children are treated to a morning of breakfast, shopping for basic clothing, and a visit with Santa who gives each child special practical gifts.  These children each have a buddy for the morning from WSHS and each of these students spend this time making their new little buddy feel very special and loved while at the same time, these HS students gain a lot of knowledge on the needs in our community and what a great feeling it is to help.  

 

 ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM

For a number of years the Club has participated in this VDOT Program, removing trash on a quarterly basis from an area of Rolling Road (Old Keene Mill intersection to the Parkway).  Club Members spend 1+ hours removing trash, followed by coffee and bagels. POC - Doug Alcorn

  

SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES
 Our Rotary Club has a tradition of creating activities to support our Veterans. We have sponsored several fishing trips for wounded Veterans. In conjunction with the Wounded Warriors organization, we have served a special meal to injured Veterans and their Families at the Walter Reed Medical Center. We have packed and delivered boxes to a deployed Marine Detachment clearing IEDs in Afghanistan. This year in conjunction with Lorton Community Action Center, we are packing and delivery Thanksgiving food boxes to married military families identified in need of support. POC - Rick Cernohorsky
   
DICTIONARIES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
 Each year, our Rotary Club gives 800+ dictionaries to 3rd-grade students in a number of area elementary schools. Dictionary distribution coincides with reading instruction in 3rd-grade classes. The students and the schools are very appreciative of the dictionaries for personal student use. POC – Bonnie Lilley
 
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
 The Karen Brown Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually by our club to recognize a non-Rotarian who exemplifies "Service Above Self" in his/her personal and professional life.  The award recognizes an individual who, although not a Rotarian, has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in his/her community.  The recipient is automatically our club's nominee for the District 7610 Citizen of the Year Award. POC – Jim Kirkpatrick
 
LORTON COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER (LCAC)
Our Rotary Club has a close relationship with the Lorton Community Action Center. We provide them support with several projects throughout the year. Prior to the start of the new school year, we gather supplies to stuff student backpacks. For Thanksgiving, we collect and deliver food boxes to support the many families they support. Our newest project is a financial literacy project that will mentor and educate selected families in an effort to help them become more financially secure and eventually self-supporting. POC – Rick Cernohorsky

 

CONTACT US
Mailing Address
Rotary Club of West Springfield
P.O. Box 2097
Springfield, VA 22152

Voice Mailbox
703-672-1597
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rotarywestspring@yahoo.com
Club Leadership
President
Enola Thaboun
Immediate Past President
Ed Schoemberg
President Elect
TBD
Vice President & Director Youth Service
Clyde Findley
Secretary
Ray Wolff
Treasurer
Dan Clark
Sergeant-at-Arms
Jim Kirkpatrick
Director Club Service
Chris Cusano
Director Vocational Service
Dan Clark
Director Community Service
Nell Cordick
Director International Service
Bill Krist
Director and NXT Chairperson
Kyle Beckman
Director Membership
Steve Cook
MEETING LOCATIONS
Main Club:
Most Wednesdays: 7:30 to 8:30am
Springfield Golf & Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, VA 22152

NXT Satellite Club:
1st & 3rd Tuesdays: 6:30 to 7:30pm
Springfield Hilton
6550 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150

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