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The Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA
April 19, 2018
Vol. 8, Issue 41
Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Sgt At Arms
President-Elect Nominee
Membership Chair
Youth Service Chair
Community Service Chair
RI Foundation Chair
Public Image Chair
Director - Legal
Director - Elected
Director - At Large
Director - At Large
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jackie Kramer
April 20
Lance Nobles
May 14
Doug Corbett
May 23
Dee Mays
May 28
Tony Howard
May 30
Barry Constant
April 6
Dee Mays
Brian Mays
May 4
Monica Tressler
David Chandler
May 5
Doug Corbett
Cheryl Corbett
May 23
David Butcher
Lisa Butcher
May 25
Join Date
Barry Constant
April 6, 2017
1 year
Dee Mays
April 6, 2017
1 year
Peter Green
April 6, 2017
1 year
Angela Bess
May 4, 2017
1 year
Ryan Ask
May 4, 2017
1 year
Tom McGee
May 7, 2015
3 years
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 19, 2018
Loudoun County Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager
Loudoun County Small Business and Entrepreneurship Manager

Vanessa Wagner serves as Loudoun County’s small business and entrepreneurship manager,focusing on supporting small businesses and growing the entrepreneur ecosystem in Loudoun. She comes to the department with more than 10 years of marketing and program development experience with small business and international organizations.

Wagner currently works with the following groups and associations:

  • 1 Million Cups LCV, Organizer
  • Mason Enterprise Center-Loudoun, Advisory Committee
  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
    • Small Business Committee, Member 
    • Loudoun Tech Coalition, Chair
  • Loudoun Tech Startups, Organizer
  • Startup Grind DC, Community Organizer
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy-Loudoun, Instructor and Executive committee member

In 2013 she was recognized by Leesburg Today as one of the 40 Under 40 Young Professionals in Loudoun County, VA. She continued her growth in Loudoun by graduating from theLeadership Loudoun program in the spring of 2017. Most recently Vanessa was a finalist for Young Professional of the Year from the Loudoun Chamber.

Vanessa regularly volunteers at programs offered through LAWS/LCSJ, including as an instructor in their nurturing program, and Friends of Homeless Animals. In 2017 she began a monthly meetup, The BoHo Kindred, to encourage people of different backgrounds to come together monthly for a unique activity while raising awareness for a charitable organization.

A Buffalo native, Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from The State Universityat Buffalo. She has lived in Loudoun in 2008 and has been actively engaged in the small business and non-profit community since that time.

Apr 26, 2018
100 Women Strong
May 03, 2018
The Academies of Loudoun, Loudoun County Public Schools
May 10, 2018
Raging Wire
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Russell Hampton
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President's Message
Kenneth Courter

Good Day,
As my year wraps up as President I wish to thank you for contributing to our Rotary projects. Our efforts are now with the Blood Drive on April 28th at the Health & Wellness Expo and the Ashburn Cares Food Drive which finishes on May 6th.
Over the past ten months we have had many hands on projects in the community. Our success is directly attributable to your generosity.  You are the best Rotarians that are the base of this enterprising and excitement. But there is a much larger Rotary World out there for us to contribute.
During the year our focus has been to feed, cloth and help children to have school supplies and toys.  Beyond community projects we have helped children with computer supplies in Lee Couty, Virginia. Our recent project to fund Interact scholarships provides the basis for children to continue their studies.  The Corn Hole tournament also provided much needed funding to Loudoun’s First Responders.  The Water Project epitomizes the heart and soul of our generosity. Now even more families will realize clean water in their communities.  The Car Seat Safety Check and contribution also supported families in need.
Please take the lead and chair a committee to do good. Invite speakers to visit and explain their good works.  Make a difference every day.
See you Thursday,

Yours in service, 
Ken Courter, President, Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA

Rotary:  Making a Difference


Upcoming Events
New Member Orientation -- RI Foundation
Apr 09, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Membership Recruitment Committee
World of Beer
Apr 10, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Ashby Ponds Clubhouse
Apr 13, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Ashby Ponds
Apr 13, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Member Orientation -- RI Foundation
Apr 16, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Ashburn Rotary Blood Drive
Clean Water Project
The Rotary Club of Ashburn is raising funds to bring clean water to Ghana in West Africa. 
The boreholes in Zuarungu Torson and Wakii in the Bolgatanga Municipal district is estimated to serve a combined 850 people. Rotary global grant 17-57675 will provide communities with clean water and sanitation with improved hygiene in the Bolgatanga area of the Upper East Region in Ghana. 

Our goal is to provide communities with twenty-three boreholes (deep wells), three small town water systems and two hundred and seventy-five new Microflush toilets with hand washing sinks. The new Microflush toilets will be provided to schools and homes to increase awareness and use of the new sanitation technology. We also want to develop training videos and materials to teach new Microflush toilet makers. The project budget is $200,000. The result of not having access to clean drinking water can caused widespread disease resulting in the inability for those affected to work or support themselves. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2018 through finish in 2019.
The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The 2018 convention offers a variety of events to ensure that you make the most of your time in Toronto. Check out the RI website at and start planning your convention activities. The information is subject to change; check back often for the latest updates.  Expect the Unexpected at the 2018 Rotary Convention

District 7610 New 

Registration for the 2018 District 7610 Conference at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA, April 26-29, 2018 is now available.  Check out the calendar and register for this year's events at 

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Ashburn, VA
Service Above Self
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1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA  20166
United States
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