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More than a Century of Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
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1135 16th Street, NW
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Washington, DC  20036
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Lunch Meeting Agenda, August 9, 2017
 
Presiding President—President Abrahem Helal
Opening Meeting Elements (conclude by 12:45 p.m. or BEFORE)
Please silence all cell phones!................................................................................................................ Abrahem Helal
Pledge of Allegiance                                                                                                                                                                         Abrahem Helal
Inspiration.......................................................................................................................................... Joseph Maberry
Secretary’s Report, Guest of Rotarians/Visiting Rotarians.......................................................................... Nicole Butler
The Rotary Foundation of Washington DC provided $181,730 for 2017 Community Service Grants (“Regular Grants”) with a funding cap of $5,000 and Foundation Special Project Grants (“Special Grants”) of $20,000.  The funding for these grants was enhanced by revenue from our second annual Duck Race Festival. The DC Rotary Club received 70 applications for the Regular Grants and 50 applications for the Special grants.
The District is hosting two Opioid Addiction Awareness Forums. This is one of District Governor Greg's focus topics during the 2017-2018 rotary year. You do not have to be a Rotarian in order to attend.  Each event has their own signup for Rotarians, and non Rotarian guests. Both of these events are FREE, but you DO need to RSVP so I can have a head count on attendance.  Both of these events are FREE, but you DO need to RSVP. Registration links in the jump. 
 
“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it."  - Irving Penn

 

Members of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, are bringing together a coalition of leading local institutions to organize the Washington D.C. edition of the world’s leading press photography exhibition this November. Partnering with international,(non)governmental organizations, think-tanks, embassies, universities and civil society organizations, they have developed a unique approach, using the powerful photos to highlight the topics, people and stories behind each picture.
 
The program is being organized with the support of the World Press Photo Foundation, the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, National Geographic, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the White House News Photographers Association and FotoWeekDC. Given Rotary’s strong emphasis on fostering goodwill and better friendships, the hope to stimulate interest in, knowledge of, and discussion about topics facing our communities, the country and the world.
“Winning pictures often leave a first impression that suggests one thing, while having a back story that reveals the complexity of the world around us,” said Robert W. Meins organizer of the D.C. Exhibition and member of the Rotary Club of Washington DC “That effect breaks through preconceived notions, leaving viewers wanting to learn more. The World Press Photo Exhibition brings together people from all walks of life to explore the issues, people and stories behind the photographs.”
In 2016, more than four million people visited the World Press Photo Exhibition in 100 cities across the globe, but not in Washington D.C.. This despite the fact that the city is home to organizations working on many, if not most, of the topics depicted in the photographs.
“The Rotary Club of Washington, DC is thrilled to play a part in bringing this exciting exhibit to our nation’s capital,” said Abraham Helal, President of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC. “For more than a century our club, has played an important role in bringing leaders together in our community, and hosting the World Press Photo Exhibition in Washington is another step towards our mission of fostering goodwill in the community.”
The Exhibition is the culmination of an annual photo contest, drawing submissions from photographers in 126 countries who collectively submitted more than 80,000 images. The jury awards prizes in categories covering topics from spot news and contemporary issues to people, nature and sports. The D.C. exhibition marks the first step in a new strategy to develop World Press Photo's presence in the United States. 
 
Questions? Rotarian Robert Meins, press@LightscapeDC.org
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AND THE WINNER IS...
 
The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.’s held its Second Annual Duck Race on May 6. Despite a rainy day, the club is able to award more than $23,000 in local and international nonprofit grants as a result of the race!
 
 
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Are you interested in joining our Club? New Rotarians and transferring Rotarians welcome! Please click here to complete the Membership Inquiry form and a member of our Membership Committee will be in touch. 
 
 
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Upcoming Speakers
David Ballard
Aug 23, 2017
Adam Zarazinski
Aug 30, 2017
Marching Forward: Addressing Waste and Fraud by Veteran-focused Charities
Malcolm Young
Sep 06, 2017
Project New Opportunity: Prisoner Reentry into Society
Norman Brown
Sep 06, 2017
Project New Opportunity: Prisoner Reentry into Society
Brandon Todd
Sep 13, 2017
Ward 4 DC Councilmember
Rick Lofgren
Sep 20, 2017
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association
 
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