5-Mile Race & 2 Mile Walk
As the first event to kick off each year, the 5-Mile Race/2-Mile Walk is held at the beautiful Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, VA. Donations from this event support the Chapter R.C. Cartwright ROTC Scholarship Fund and Leadership Outreach programs. All entrants will receive a T-shirt and the top three overall male and female runners , finishers, and ROTC Cadets in each age group will be awarded prizes. There is also an award for the top male and female in the 70+ and walker categories. We also have a Corporate Challenge and ROTC Challenge for the corporate and ROTC teams with the best times.
West Hamilton Dinner
The West Hamilton DInner and SIlent Auction is held ever fall at the Andrews Air Force Base Golf Club. This event is a great opportunity to enjoy dinner and dance with Chapter members and local ROTC Cadets and see deserving Chapter members receive awards during a brief Award Ceremony. In conjunction with this dinner, the Silent Auction, historically conducted by the late LTG(R) Ed Honor starting in 1986, will continue as a testament to him and as a Chapter fundraiser. The proceeds from the Silent Auction go toward several programs sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter.
RC Cartwright Scholarship Fund
We award scholarships annually to local ROTC Cadets in Honor of BG RC Cartwright. These scholarships are presented at the Spring Gala.
Leaders Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
A special fundraising campaign is ongoing to raise the fund to $20,000 in 2010. As with all endowment, only the interest on the gift (approximately 5%) is spent, thus the annual scholarship award will be approximately $1000 per year. This will provide for two $500 scholarships each for the respective cadets. The recipients will be selected on the basis of student leadership as well as good academic standing and being an active member in JROTC as a senior or a freshmen cadet in senior ROTC. The scholarships will aid with tuition and fees. If fundraising exceeds the minimum goal of $20,000, additional scholarships will be awarded. The goal is to be able to award three $1,000 scholarships annually. To date, the chapter has received $12,200 in donations.
General Operating Fund
This fund supports all chapter standing operations, to include General Meetings. If you are interested in sponsoring a meeting, please donate using this fund.
Spring Gala Event
The Spring Gala is the Chapter's culminating event, held in conjunction with the National Board. Every year, members from various chapters are recognized for their contributions and ROTC Cadets are awarded scholarships. Last year's Spring Gala these was "The ROCKS – Mentoring for Change and our Future." The following presentations are presented: National and Chapter General R.C. Cartwright Scholarship Award, Chapter Volunteerism Award, National ROCKS, Inc. Chairman Awardees, Colonel Robert B. Burke Award, ROCK of the Year Award, Honorary ROCK of the Year Award, Chapter Lifetime of Achievement Award.
The Golf Tournament is a fundraising event held at The Ospreys Golf Club Restaurant are located in Woodbridge, Virginia, near historic Occoquan. First, Second, and Third place trophies are presented and golfers/entrants are eligible to win an assortment of prizes. Prizes from previous tournaments included $25,000, a LCD flatscreen TV, Callaway Big Bertha Clubs, Domestic Round, and a Trip for Two. We welcome individual, group, and corporate sponsorship at various levels. Aside from being an extremely fun, this event helps us fund scholarships for well-deserving cadets.
Holiday Social Event
Help support our annual Holiday Social, a great time for fellowship and celebration for the Chapter!