Projects that respond to the needs of our local community. 



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.  It is a year-round project.  There is help with school supplies, winter jackets, Holiday gifts, camps in the summer, whatever is requested, we try and help. Meds, rent, utility bills, are not given; there are times we have assisted with dental care and eye glasses.  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.  Please visit the website



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


 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
 Each year, our Rotary Club gives 600+ 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
 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 winner will be chosen by a committee and the award presented at the annual “Legislative Meet and Greet” event co-sponsored with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, typically held in the late summer/early fall.  The recipient (Donna Goldbranson in 2014) will automatically be our club's nominee for the District 7610 Citizen of the Year Award. POC – Jim Kirkpatrick
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


Club Leaders
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
Embassy Suites Springfield
8100 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150

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