McLean Rotary
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PO Box 561
McLean VA 22101
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Chocolate Festival Committee Meeting

Working hard at today's committee meeting were: Dale, Bob Jansen, Jan, George, Michael Arietti, Eva, John and Rick.
Board Meeting

Because our President had been wandering around France, the club's January board was delayed until today.  Attendees included: read more
Is it the truth?

The wheel was spun today effecting a $3 fine for lateness, spurring confessions from Lynn, Richard, Tom P, Bob N, Pamela, Michael DeR, Paul, Carol S, and George.  Going with the flow of $$$, Past President, Michael A, left his badge at home, and President Bob started the meeting late.

George confessed

and paid $1 for being late.
Last of January's

Confessions were good for the soul: Obie, John, Bob N, and Michael DeR were rumored to have been observing the spinning of the Rotary fine wheel and paying  their $2s for being late.
Upcoming Events and Programs

McLean Chocolate Festival

The McLean Chocolate Festival is a community and family-based event held the last Sunday in January at the McLean Community Center from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event brings out local residents during a relatively quiet winter time to enjoy all things chocolate and to raise funds to support local school and charitable organizations. About 20 vendors sell something chocolate (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, drinks, ice cream, etc.) and give Rotary 25% of their proceeds to go to charity. Interact Club students from McLean and Langley High School manage a children’s game room where children play chocolate-themed games and see three performances throughout the day by Ukelele Phil and the Hula Kids. The festival also features a demonstration of chocolate making in colonial America by American Heritage, a Mars company. Over 2,000 people attend the event, which has raised over $10,000. The next festival will be January 31, 2016. See for more information.

The event is staffed entirely by McLean Rotarians. The Committee Chair is Jan Auerbach. Members of the committee are Michael Arietti, Dale Lazar, John McEvilly, Rick Neldon, George Sachs, Eva Sereghy, Dana Sippel, Carol Stone, Carol Triplett, Carmen Wu, and Glenn Yarborough.

Vendors in 2015 were: C&D Sweets, Dave’s Candy Kitchen, Amore Gelato, Edibles Incredible, Lava Yogurt, Choquette, Mike’s Fudge, Godiva, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Fair Trade Winds, Chesterbrook Residences, Vinson Hall, Fluffy Thoughts, Maxilicious Baking Company, Cevinyon, Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates, and Sahara Dates.