Notes & News

Call to Action
If you are interested in serving as an officer of the ISCC, please contact the ISCC president. Positions include President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Chair.

ISCC Treasurer Note
If your organization has not paid your annual dues for 2021, please give a $35 check to the treasurer or send to ISCC, PO Box 100612, Arlington, VA 22210. You can also pay your dues for 2022 which will be $35. Make checks to “ISCC”.

Welcome Sign
Have you seen the ISCC Welcome sign on Lee Highway? Additions are always welcome. For more information on having your organization’s emblem on this sign, come to any ISCC meeting.

ISCC prayer
(published per request of several people at the 2020 annual meeting)
Dear God, On this day, we ask for blessings on this country and our organizations. May you grant wisdom to the men and women who are leading our nation. May you grant healing to those who suffer from illness, especially those who are fighting COVID-19. We ask for an end to wars and the dawning of a new era of peace. Give us the creative vision to see a world which can move beyond armed conflict to settle differences. In all our relationships, help us always speak the truth and be fair to everyone concerned. In all our activities, help us build goodwill and better friendships. In all our endeavors, help us create outcomes that are beneficial to everyone involved. If we begin to doubt our ability to do good in the world, steady our faith; if we are tempted to violate our principals, make us strong to resist; if we should miss the mark, give us courage to try again. Bless this meeting and all who are present. May the fellowship and ideals of service to others continue to be with us and inspire us in our daily lives. Amen

What are Service Clubs?
Service clubs are voluntary organizations through which individuals help meet the needs of our Arlington community. These clubs raise funds for and work on projects in our community. Service clubs and organizations focus on all segments of our society from youth to the handicapped to the elderly to the truly needy. Many clubs focus on specific areas of need while others contribute to a wide-range of programs.

What do Service Clubs Do?
The member organizations of the ISCC help our Arlington community through granting scholarships, providing s shelter and health care for the needy, sponsoring youth programs, addressing problems of hunger and illiteracy, helping the visually and hearing impaired, helping to preserve the environment, sponsoring programs for the mentally retarded and handicapped, organizing drug and alcohol education programs, preserving the history of Arlington, and many other programs. Many of the ISCC member clubs focus much of their efforts on youth, the most important and most vulnerable segment of our society. Through the sponsorship of academic, sport, and social programs, clubs provide our young people with educational opportunities, leadership training, and guidance through the challenging years of growing up in our society.

What do Service Clubs Contribute?
Service clubs contribute leadership, expertise, time and money.
Service clubs have taken the lead in helping address the unmet needs of our Arlington community; needs that often fall through the cracks of government sponsored programs. The members of service clubs are generally professionals with expertise in all fields of endeavors. Many members are already retired and contribute their life-long experiences. This is an invaluable resource. The thousands of members of the ISCC service clubs contribute their time to both working on and raising funds for projects in our community. It is estimated that the ISCC member clubs contribute over 100,000 man-hours of volunteer time each year. Service clubs raise funds in the private sector for their programs and for contributions to other needs of Arlington. It is estimated that the ISCC member clubs contribute close to a million dollars a year to Arlington programs. In a proclamation, the Arlington County Board acknowledged that “the services performed by the ISCC member organizations enrich the county with benefits which otherwise would cost thousands of tax dollars.”

Past Presidents 
2021-2022- Sandy Bushue (Optimists)
2019-2020- Brig Pari (SMASH)/Joseph Lott (Arl Rotary)
2017-2018- Edd Nolen (Kiwanis)
2015-2016- Joseph Lott (Arlington Rotary)
2012-2014- Elizabeth Schindler (Host Lions)
2011-2012- Kim Durand (Arlington Rotary) 
2009-2010- Karen Albert (Zonta) 
2008- John Hilton (Kiwanis) 
2007- John Karinshak (Host Lions/Optimist) 
2006- John Hilton (Kiwanis/Optimist) 
2005- Larry Hynson (Sunrise Lions) 
2004- Ilse Williams (Soroptimist) 
2003- Eugene Iwanciw (Optimist)
2002- Thomas Smolinski (Kiwanis-S. Arlington)
2001- Richard R. Rhoads (Better Sports Club) 
2000- Barbara E. Nicastro (Optimist) 
1999- Joe Turney (Civitan) 
1998- Paul Showalter (Arlington Jaycees) 
1997- Andy Barr (Optimist) 
1996- WaIt Gallagher (Better Sports Club) 
1995- Amanda Yauger (Pilot) 
1994- John T Halliday (Host Lions) 
1993- John Watson (Lions-South Arlington) 
1992- John Krug (Civitan) 
1991- Thomas Cooper, Jr (Knights Round Table)
1990- Warren J. Harrison (Lions-Northwest) 
1989- Kathryn R. Golden (BPW) 
1988- Fred H. Felton (Kiwanis-S. Arlington) 
1987- Pauline A. Ellison (Links, Inc.) 
1986- John Sadder (Knights Round Table) 
1985- Marion W. Malone (Pilot) 
1984- Margaret M. Kilduff (Altrusa) 
1983- Carol A. Grant (Links, Inc.) 
1982- Lewis Watson (Knights Round Table) 
1981- Archie D. Simpson Jr (Lions Northwest) 
1980- Dr. Pheobe H. Knipling (Quota) 
1979- John J. Buckley (Jaycees) 
1978- Angelo J. landolo (Lions-Rosslyn) 
1977- Helen F. Tyson (Altrusa) 
1976- James L. Hemingway (Rotary) 
1975- Martha Schuchart Sachs (Zonta) 
1974- George R. Walz (Rotary) 
1973- J.Lawrence Manning (Arl Kiwanis) 
1972- Preston E. Sewell (Civitan) 
1971- Joan E. Wikstrom (Quota) 
1970- John P. Ellis (Jaycees) 
1969- John T. Halliday (Host Lions) 
1968- Thomas A. Kamstra (Exchange) 
1967- Mildred Waters (Pilot) 
1966- Ken McFarlane Smith (Kiwanis) 
1965- Henry R. May (Civitan) 
1964- WaIter Woodside (Optimist) 
1963- J. Ray Edwards (Lions-Northwest) 
1962- C. Wynne Tolbert (Potomac Kiwanis) 
1961- James R. Mims, Jr. (Rotary) 
1960- Robert E. Skinner (Host Lions) 
1959- Franklin I. Chace (Kiwanis) 
1958- Lou Maser (Knights of Round Table) 
1957- James R. Lupton, Jr. (Rotary) 
1956- Helen K. Finley (Quota) 
1955- Dr. Alfred Churchill (Rotary) 
1954- Walter W.Woodal (Host Lions) 
1953- J. Wooten Pearce (Kiwanis) 
1952- Ray Baker (Host Lions) 
1951- Bill Jefferay (Rotary) 
1950- Richard Palmatier (Kiwanis) 
1949- Lester V Johnson (Host Lions) 
1948- Alvin I. Coppage (Optimist) 
1946-1947- J. Fred Able (Civitan) 
1945- Frank H. Eastman (Rotary) 
1944- Lena M. Wolfe (Soroptimist)
1943- Anna Hedrick (BPW) 
1942- Charles R. Fenwick (Rotary) 
1940-1942 George P. Grove (Host Lions)