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Monday, August 18, 2014

Bailey's Crossroads Rotary Club strengthens ties with Stuart HS

Rotary club members donate school supplies to local students.

Members of the Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads delivered $1,500 in school supplies Aug. 13 and 14 to needy students at JEB Stuart High School; Glasgow Middle School; and Beech Tree, Bailey’s, Parklawn, Sleepy Hollow, and Glen Forest Elementary schools.

This effort was part of a partnership with Our Daily Bread and Fairfax County Public Schools to ensure students in the Stuart and Fairfax high school pyramids are ready for school.
The Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club has also approved a plan to have additional Rotary meetings at JEB Stuart High School to make it easier for Stuart teachers to participate.

The Rotary Club has long had strong ties with Stuart High School. For more than 15 years, the club has sponsored the Stuart Rotary Interact Club, a Rotary International service organization for young men and women ages 14-18. The club also supports an annual speech contest, provides school supplies for students, brings students and teachers to Rotary UN Day in New York City, awards colleges scholarships to deserving students, and recognizes outstanding teacher accomplishments.

Stuart teachers and staff have long been interested in joining the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club but it’s difficult for them to attend meetings, which take place early Friday mornings at the Goodwin House in Bailey’s Crossroads.
Rotary Club President Harry Henderson, Membership Chair Chris Hocke, and Assistant District Governor Suyong Min of Rotary District 7610 worked with Stuart High School and District 7610 leaders to create an alternative venue that allows Stuart teachers and staff to be full members of the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club and meet at an alternative site and time that accommodates their scheduling needs.

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