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Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at the Annie E. Casey Foundation since 2010, Mr. Smith calls himself a “recovering law professor,” acknowledging that work as a corporate and securities lawyer helps him appreciate the private sector’s role and the value of cross-sector collaboration. Convening “unusual allies” and “unlikely champions” is a hallmark of Mr. Smith’s work at the Foundation—from supporting fathers’ critical role in children’s lives to mobilizing communities as change agents in improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families. As the Foundation seeks a brighter future for children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes, Mr. Smith has been forging consensus around ensuring that they reach the milestone of reading on grade level by the end of third grade. “Focusing on helping the youngest children succeed in school was the logical next step to advance the Foundation’s two-generation strategy for attacking intergenerational poverty,” he declares, referring to efforts to assist low-income parents to succeed economically while improving access to high-quality, early childhood learning opportunities. Mr. Smith made his early mark in academia by teaching corporations and securities regulation at the University of Pennsylvania, but his years as chief of staff and special counsel to the Philadelphia School District helped him grasp “the interplay between what was going on in schools and classrooms and what was going on in the lives of the children at home and in their communities,” he says. Working to “put families at the center of the Foundation’s efforts to improve outcomes for disadvantaged kids” numbers among his proudest accomplishments. He is “helping to build a culture where people are encouraged to take risks and to get personally involved with the work” As Mr. Smith remarks, “What crystallizes the moral imperative to act is the awareness and belief that acting can make a difference.”

Ralph Smith
 Apr 12, 2017
 
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 Apr 13, 2017
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Apr 18, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Campbell previously served as the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, a position he held since 1998. He brings a deep understanding of the Foundation's work to his role, drawn from his 17 years with the organization. Most recently, he oversaw the Foundation's research, drug discovery and development program, and directed clinical research, the Foundation's network of CF care centers, clinical training programs and the national patient registry database. He has more than 25 years' experience providing direct clinical care to people with CF, most recently at Johns Hopkins CF Care Center and at Vanderbilt's CF Care Center. “This is an exciting time for the Foundation as we enter a new era of research, engagement and support on behalf of the CF community,” says Dr. Campbell. “I am committed to advancing the mission that has guided the Foundation from its beginnings 60 years ago: to help people with CF live healthier, longer lives, while we search for a cure...” Under his leadership, the Foundation will continue to work towards new therapies and improve existing ones to help people with CF manage their symptoms. The Foundation is pursuing bold new strategies and technologies to attack the disease at its genetic level, which could one day lead to a cure. It also will connect people with CF with comprehensive programs and services that can help them afford their medications and treatments, as well as fully benefit from their health insurance coverage. ​

Dr. Preston Campbell
 Apr 19, 2017
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 Apr 20, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Apr 21, 2017 6:30 PM
 
 
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Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy and Founding Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, Dr. Shelley is a faculty member in the Schar School of Policy and Government. She is the author of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (2014) and Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (2010). She has also written dozens of articles and book chapters on transnational crime and corruption. While serving as an initial Andrew Carnegie Fellow, she is working on a book for Princeton University Press on illicit trade and how it is undermining sustainability of life and the planet. She served for six years as a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Organized Crime and Illicit Trade of the World Economic Forum. She is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Global Initiative on Transnational Crime. Dr. Shelley has received fellowships and prizes including the Guggenheim and two Fulbrights, two MacArthur Foundation grants, and most recently the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Foundation. She has testified for the US Congress repeatedly, addressed other national and international bodies and appears in the media frequently.​

Louise Shelley
 Apr 26, 2017
 

Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy and Founding Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, Dr. Shelley is a faculty member in the Schar School of Policy and Government. She is the author of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (2014) and Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (2010). She has also written dozens of articles and book chapters on transnational crime and corruption. While serving as an initial Andrew Carnegie Fellow, she is working on a book for Princeton University Press on illicit trade and how it is undermining sustainability of life and the planet. She served for six years as a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Organized Crime and Illicit Trade of the World Economic Forum. She is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Global Initiative on Transnational Crime. Dr. Shelley has received fellowships and prizes including the Guggenheim and two Fulbrights, two MacArthur Foundation grants, and most recently the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Foundation. She has testified for the US Congress repeatedly, addressed other national and international bodies and appears in the media frequently.​

Louise Shelley
 Apr 26, 2017
 
 
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Chief Newsham joined the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in 1989 and rose quickly through the ranks, serving in a number of district operational assignments. Then MPD Chief Charles H. Ramsey promoted him to Commander of the Second District in January 2000.  In June 2002, Mr. Newsham was promoted to Assistant Chief in charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which included the Internal Affairs Division, Civil Rights and Force Investigation Division and Compliance Monitoring Team, responsible for overseeing the MPD's Memorandum of Agreement with the US Department of Justice. He took the position of Assistant Chief in Charge of ROC-North in July 2004. On 23 September 2007, then Chief Cathy Lanier announced a reorganization of the Metropolitan Police Department and put Assistant Chief Newsham in charge of the Internal Affairs Bureau. In 2009, he was named the Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Mr. Newsham Interim Chief of Police on 15 September 2016; he was named Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department on 23 February 2017. Chief Newsham holds a Bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham
 May 03, 2017
 
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 May 04, 2017
 
 
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A senior fellow with the “Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World” at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy, Dr. Hamid is the author of the new book Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World. His previous work Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East was named “Best Book of 2014” by Foreign Affairs. He served as Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Before joining Brookings, he was Director of Research at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The Vice-chair of POMED’s board of directors, Dr. Hamid has appeared on and been cited by numerous media outlets. He is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic focusing on whether Islam and liberalism can coexist. He earned his doctorate in Political Science and Government from the University of Oxford

Dr. Shadi Hamid
 May 10, 2017
 
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 May 11, 2017
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 May 16, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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An Emeritus Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Dr. Macchetto has spent his professional life working in space research and specifically on bilateral projects between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). He earned his doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome in 1965. His career began in 1968 when he was awarded the United Kingdom Royal Society fellowship. Working at England’s Culham Laboratory, he built and launched several rocket-borne ultraviolet astronomy payloads and designed the telescope and spectrograph flown in the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite, the first NASA-ESA collaboration in a space astronomy project. In 1973, he moved to the ESA’s technical center in Holland, becoming Project Scientist for ESA's participation in the IUE project. In 1975, Dr. Macchetto led the study defining ESA's participation in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and became the ESA HST Project Scientist as well as Principal Investigator for the Faint Object Camera, the ESA instrument on board the HST. In 1983, he moved to the Space Telescope Science Institute whose 500-member staff is responsible for the mission operations and scientific utilization of the HST observatory. From 1983 to his retirement in 2010, he held several positions leading to that of the STSci’s Associate Director. Dr. Macchetto has earned numerous honors including the United States Presidential Award for Design Excellence for his contributions to the IUE observatory, NASA's Exceptional Scientific Medal for his role on the HST observatory, and the International Aeronautics and Astronautics Achievement Award, also for his contributions to the Hubble Space Telescope Observatory.

Ferdinando Duccio Macchetto
 May 17, 2017
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 May 18, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 May 19, 2017 6:30 PM
 
 May 20, 2017
 
 
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Expert on the cherry blossom tree, Ms. McClellan is the author of The Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Celebration; Cherry Blossoms, The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossoms Festival; and Bonsai and Penjing, Ambassadors of Peace & Beauty. She has earned a Certificate of Commendation from Japan’s government for “promoting mutual understanding between our two great countries through great efforts and activities with cherry trees.” Ms. McClellan’s life-long love of trees began in New Jersey where she was fortunate enough to attend the Lawrenceville School, an arboretum-like campus laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted. Now residing in Washington, DC, she has held executive positions at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund and the American Association of Museums among other prestigious organizations. 

Ann McClellan
 May 24, 2017
 
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The author of The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story, Ms. Moore began her writing career in a US Senator’s office and worked as a journalist focusing on stories about families and children. She and her family live close to Washington, DC’s National Arboretum where she first encountered her story’s protagonist —a bonsai tree that is almost 400 years old and miraculously survived the bombing of Hiroshima. She believed that the true story of a Japanese family's devotion to the tree and their decision to donate it to the United States in an act of reconciliation and friendship would inspire and delight young readers. Ms. Moore is originally from the Maine coast, which shares with Japan a wealth of islands that are dotted with magnificent pine trees.

Sandy Moore
 May 24, 2017
 
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Based in Washington, DC but always ready to travel with camera in tow, Mr. Voss is an editorial photographer. He has spent the last decade producing great images for magazines and organizations; his clients include BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Time and Wired. He received the Creative Visions Foundation Grant to document homelessness in Portland, Oregon, with his photos featured in a national exhibit that is touring the country. His documentary work covers US politics, environmental issues and globalization’s impact worldwide. He is presently working on a project about the intersection of development and the environment in New Jersey, his native state. Mr. Voss has photographed bonsai trees, with his images recently on view at the Japan Information and Cultural Center. He has produced the book In Training: a book of Bonsai photographs.

Stephen Voss
 May 24, 2017
 
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Mr. Connelly joined the Solar Foundation in 2016 as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation. He received his BA in Political Science from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Master's in Public Administation from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Connelly served for nearly eight years in different roles within the US Department of Energy, including as: Special Advisor to the SunShot Program Director; Energy, Innovation, and Environment Legislative Fellow to US Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico; ​ Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of the SunShot Initiative; Program Performance and Measurement Analyst for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; and Budget Formulation Analyst for the Wind & Water Power Program. As he declares, "...I chose to join The Solar Foundation and help build innovative and impactful programs which can change the world through solar. Since I was young, I was always interested in the intersection of science and policy. History was my favorite subject in high school, but when I got older, I decided that I did not want to study history, I wanted to make it. That's why I am so excited to come to work every day at The Solar Foundation. We make amazing things happen."

 

 

Craig Connelly
 May 31, 2017
 
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Ms. Kasotia is the Deputy Director at The Solar Foundation and is responsible for providing leadership and operational oversight. She has worn multiple hats that range from leading organizations to being an entrepreneur to providing academic leadership. In 2015, she was named Midwest Energy News’s 40 under 40 Emerging Clean Energy Leaders. Ms. Kasotia has strong expertise in clean energy markets, energy efficiency, and biofuels. Prior to her role at The Solar Foundation, she led the Iowa Energy Office,  managing multi-million dollar federal and state energy projects to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy in Iowa communities. Ms. Kasotia serves on the Board of Directors of the Solar Household Energy Inc., a non-profit organization promoting solar cookers around the world; is a Vice-Chair of the Renewable Energy Subcommittee of the Energy Bar Association; and is a member of the Women’s Council for Energy and Environment and of the United Nations Association (UNA). She has delivered presentations on clean energy and energy efficiency for various platforms including the UNA, Intersolar, the National Association of State Energy Officials, the National Governors Association and the Environmental Defense Fund. Her published work appears in UN Chronicle and Triple Pundit. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Drake University and a Master’s in Public Affairs in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from Indiana University-Bloomington. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Drake University in Environmental Policy and Political Science. She has lived in India, Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in addition to the United States. 

Pari Kasotia
 May 31, 2017
 
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 Jun 01, 2017
 
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An award-winning director and advisor to international organizations and their leadership, Mr. Schoof’s strategy and innovative ideas with global programs, operations and teams, allows him to drive transformation. He combines entrepreneurial thinking and high-performance public, private and nonprofit approaches that align meaning and direction, connect people and priorities, and deliver resources and solutions to scale, even in the most challenging environments. Patrick Schoof is the CEO of A Better World Foundation—a global thought leader and social innovator in helping people and organizations strengthen and expand their definitions of themselves and accelerate simple, powerful ideas to improve our lives and planet. He is also a career coach and strategist to senior professionals, who specializes in guiding clients towards clarity, balance, meaning, and direction in their professional and personal lives. Committed to advancing international development and human rights, Mr. Schoof has advised and worked with international organizations, and public, private and non-profit sector entities, including UN agencies, the World Bank, U.S. Department of State, USAID, the International Red Cross, and Fortune 500 companies. As a sought-after public speaker, he has addressed nearly 1,000 audiences, including the Olympic Games, the White House, and 70+ Rotary Clubs on five continents. Mr. Schoof holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration/Political Science from Western Michigan University, a Master’s in Law Degree from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s in Management from the London School of Economics. 


 

Patrick Schoof
 Jun 07, 2017
 
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 Jun 08, 2017
 
This is an open meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics on all things regarding to the club's membership.
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 Jun 12, 2017 5:30 PM
 
 
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Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Chief Dean to lead the 2,100-member DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS) on 2 March 2015. Mr. Dean previously served for 10 years as the Fire EMS chief for Seattle, Washington, where he led the administrative and operational functions of a team of 1,150 employees with a $175 million budget. He entered the Seattle Fire Department as a trainee in 1970 and rose through the ranks to become chief. During his tenure in Seattle, he served as Fire Marshal, Assistant Chief of Administration, Deputy Chief of Personnel and Deputy Chief of Support Services. He has a proven record of results; under his leadership, Seattle and King County, Washington announced in 2014 that its overall cardiac arrest survival rate had reached an all-time high of 62 percent, up from 26 percent in 2002. Chief Dean has also served on the board for the Medic One Foundation, a nationally recognized paramedic-training program; and on the Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. A Seattle native, he holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program.

Fire and EMS Chief Gregory M. Dean
 Jun 14, 2017
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 Jun 15, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Jun 16, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Jun 20, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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After earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his Master’s degree in Education and Sports Administration Management from Temple University, Mr. Ray became active in politics and policy with the Democrat Party, working with the Clinton/Gore Administration and then as Chief of Staff to Tipper Gore during her husband’s presidential campaign in 2000. Mr. Ray then turned his professional energy and talent for community outreach, program management and strategic planning to numerous positions serving the District of Columbia. He worked in the Office of Neighborhood Services from 2000 to 2004; as the Director of External Relations for the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission from 2004 to 2007; as the Senior Director of Strategy for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance from 2006 to 2008; and as Director for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation from 2007 to 2009. In 2012, he rose to the position of Statewide Director of Athletics. In this role, he heads the District of Columbia State Athletic Association, created during Mayor Vincent Gray’s tenure to serve the city’s high schools and the maximum number of their student athletes by offering leadership and support for interscholastic athletic programming that will enrich all participants’ educational experiences.

Clark Ray
 Jun 21, 2017
 
 
The Prospective Member Orientation is a required step to becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC.  This Orientation is an interactive and informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for New Members to learn a bit more about what it means to be a member of the DC Rotary Club.  
 
Orientations are held every 6 weeks on Mondays at K & L Gates.  For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
 Jun 26, 2017 5:30 PM
 
 

As this Rotary Year ends, President Ross Grantham will outline the club’s accomplishments during his term and reflect on his time in office. 

Final Assembly of the 2016-2017 Rotary Year
 Jun 28, 2017
 
 
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Retired US Marine Corps four-star general and former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013, Mr. Allen is a Senior Fellow and Co-director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. Before joining Brookings, he served as special presidential envoy to the global coalition to counter ISIS for 14 months. Immediately following retirement from the Marine Corps, he was the senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security; in that role, he led the security dialogue with Israel and the Palestinian Authority for 15 months. During his nearly 38-year military career, he served in various command and staff positions in the Marine Corps and the Joint Force. Beyond his operational credentials, General Allen has led many professional educational programs, including as the Marine Infantry Officer Program’s director, the Marine Corps Basic School’s commanding officer, and commandant of midshipman in the US Naval Academy. He has been the Marine Corps fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a commandant of the Marine Corps fellow, and was the first Marine officer to become a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Analysis from the US Naval Academy, a Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

General John R. Allen (Retired, US Marine Corps)
 Jul 05, 2017
 
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 Jul 06, 2017
 
This is an open meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics on all things regarding to the club's membership.
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 Jul 10, 2017 5:30 PM
 

Ushering in a new Rotary Year, President Abrahem Helal will articulate his vision for our club, explaining how he will engage members in pursuing new goals. Our Fundraising Committee will also report on the second annual DC Duck Race, held on 6 May 2017. Beyond the funds collected from the event, the Committee will share lessons learned from the planning process and address questions about future fundraising efforts.

First Assembly of the 2017-2018 Rotary Year
 Jul 12, 2017
 
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 Jul 13, 2017
 
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 Jul 18, 2017 12:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Jul 18, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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Joining Farr, Miller & Washington in 2017 as a Vice President of Business Development, Ms. Slatko is bringing her financial education seminars back to the Washington. DC area—​in particular, her long standing “Women and Their Money” program. She comes to Farr, Miller & Washington from Delaware Shareholder Services, where, as Principal, she followed bankrupt publicly traded companies for stakeholders around the globe. Prior to DSS, she spent 24 years as a Financial Advisor working with high-net worth individuals, having started with Merrill Lynch prior to the Crash of 1987. Ms. Slatko attended Ohio's Marietta College, where she majored in Drama, Speech and English. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, indie bands and theater.

Ilene Slatko
 Jul 19, 2017
 
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 Jul 20, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Jul 21, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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Appointed on 18 July 2016, Mr. Lynn is the first career member of the Foreign Ministry to hold the position of Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United States in 50 years. Despite his long, distinguished career in international affairs, Mr. Lynn’s early work was not in diplomacy but rather in geology, the field of his Bachelor’s degree studies at the University of Yangon. He joined his country’s government in 1982 as an assistant engineering geologist in the Ministry of Irrigation. He moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. During the 1980s, Mr. Lynn served as a third secretary in the ministry, as a consul in Hong Kong and in the embassy in South Africa. While working on his Master’s degree in Public Policy at the National University of Singapore during the mid-1990s, he led the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Political Affairs. From 2004 to 2007, he was a counselor to Burma’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. By 2011, he was the Director General for the Department of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Affairs. During the months before his assignment in Washington, Mr. Lynn had become Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His diplomatic service to the United States comes at a crucial time as Myanmar experiences the challenges of democratization and re-enters the international community.

Ambassador of Myanmar Aung Lynn
 Jul 26, 2017
 
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Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, Dr. Tannen has authored books and articles about how the language of daily conversation shapes relationships. Her most recent book is You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships. Interviewing 80 women of diverse backgrounds, she delves into women's friendships—illuminating how they work or fail and how we can improve them. Dr. Tannen is best known as the author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, which was on The New York Times best seller list for nearly four years and has been translated into 31 languages. Her other books include: You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their LivesYou're Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in ConversationTalking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at WorkThe Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words; and I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adults. All of them have made best seller lists and earned awards. Often a guest on television and radio programs, Dr. Tannen is one of only six in Georgetown University's College of Arts and Sciences who hold the distinguished rank of University Professor. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and spent a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; she has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Recipient of five honorary doctorates, she is a member of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Board of Directors.

Deborah Tannen
 Aug 02, 2017
 
The Club's PR Committee will meet immediately after the lunch on the first Monday of the month. 
 Aug 02, 2017 1:30 PM
 
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 Aug 03, 2017
 
The Prospective Member Orientation is a required step to becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC.  This Orientation is an interactive and informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for New Members to learn a bit more about what it means to be a member of the DC Rotary Club.  
 
Orientations are held every 6 weeks on Mondays at K & L Gates.  For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
 Aug 07, 2017 5:30 PM
 
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Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Chief Dean to lead the 2,100-member DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS) on 2 March 2015. Mr. Dean previously served for 10 years as the Fire EMS chief for Seattle, Washington, where he led the administrative and operational functions of a team of 1,150 employees with a $175 million budget. He entered the Seattle Fire Department as a trainee in 1970 and rose through the ranks to become chief. During his tenure in Seattle, he served as Fire Marshal, Assistant Chief of Administration, Deputy Chief of Personnel and Deputy Chief of Support Services. He has a proven record of results; under his leadership, Seattle and King County, Washington announced in 2014 that its overall cardiac arrest survival rate had reached an all-time high of 62 percent, up from 26 percent in 2002. Chief Dean has also served on the board for the Medic One Foundation, a nationally recognized paramedic-training program; and on the Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program.

Chief Gregory Dean
 Aug 09, 2017
 
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 Aug 10, 2017
 
This is an open meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics on all things regarding to the club's membership.
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 Aug 14, 2017 5:30 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Aug 15, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center, Dr. Treanor joined Georgetown in 2010 and was reappointed to serve a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2015. Under his leadership, Georgetown Law has hired 29 new faculty members, expanded the number of certified experiential offerings for students from 450 to more than 2,000 seats, nearly doubled financial aid and experienced the most successful fundraising year in its history, raising over $27.5 million in 2016. In 2012, he was recognized by theNational Law Journalas a "Champion" because of his work to “uphold the profession’s core values,” and in the same year he received the 2012 David Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award from the David Nee Foundation for his efforts to raise mental health awareness among law students.National Juristmagazine has named him one of the most influential people in legal education four times. Dean Treanor’s areas of expertise include constitutional law, property, criminal law, intellectual property and legal history. He has been recognized as one of the 10 most-cited legal history scholars in the United States by the University of Chicago Law School’s Brian Leiter. At Georgetown Law, he has taught a first-year legal justice seminar and an upper-level course on the drafting of the US Constitution. Before coming to Georgetown, Dr. Treanor was Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he began teaching in 1991. He has a doctorate in history from Harvard University and a JD from Yale Law School.

William M. Treanor
 Aug 16, 2017
 
 Aug 16, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 Aug 17, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Aug 18, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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Joining the US Foreign Service in 1985, Mr. Ballard’s 30-year career included field posts in Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Portugal, Rwanda and Tunisia as well as positions such as Director of the US Department of State’s Office of Foreign Press and US Army Foreign Policy Advisor. In January 2016, a few months after formally retiring from the Foreign Service, he became a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reviewer for the State Department. He is responsible for reviewing documents for release under FOIA in response to litigation and/or court orders. His selection for this position reflects his expertise and extensive experience in US foreign policy, diplomatic history and protocol as well as his knowledge of the classification system and of laws and practice related to release of information. Mr. Ballard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service and an African Studies Certificate from Georgetown University and a Certificat d’Études Africaines from the National University of the Ivory Coast.  

David Ballard
 Aug 23, 2017
 
 
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Adam Zarazinski currently serves as an active duty judge advocate in the United States Air Force. He is stationed at Joint Base Andrews. As an Air Force JAG, Adam acts as a prosecutor with worldwide jurisdiction over Air Force members. He has prosecuted cases involving sexual assault and rape, international drug trafficking, and aggravated assault and battery.  He also recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan where he was a legal adviser to NATO and United States commanders on international law and operational law. Adam worked in international development for three years prior to attending the University of Michigan Law School and joining the Air Force.  During that time, he represented the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights at the United Nations while studying as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, was an assistant to the Director of the Specialized Crime and Analysis Unit at INTERPOL in Lyon, France, and designed and implemented a $2 million program to curtail the spread of venereal disease in the Amazon Jungle as a project manager with the World Health Organization. Adam recently co-founded Marching Forward, a non-profit organization that addresses waste and fraud in fundraising and program implementation of veteran-focused charitable organizations through building a collaborative online platform that is built specifically for military members, veterans, and their families. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Paula. 

 

Adam Zarazinski
 Aug 30, 2017
 
 
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An attorney who earned his JD at The Catholic University of America, Mr. Young is the Director of Project New Opportunity, providing assistance and counsel to people released from federal prisons in advance of the duration of their original sentences due to: (1) judicially-approved sentence modifications authorized when the US Sentencing Commission revised federal sentencing guideline for those convicted of drug trafficking offenses; (2) commutations issued by President Obama; and (3) the 2015 US Supreme Court case Johnson v. United States, finding a specific sentence enhancement unconstitutional. Prior to joining Project New Opportunity, he was the Interim Executive Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice and the Director of the Program for Prison Reentry Strategies at the Northwestern University Law School’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. Among his other positions, Mr. Young was the Founding Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, serving in that role from 1986 to 2005. He is one of the country’s leading voices on sentencing reform and prisoner reentry into society.

Malcolm Young
 Sep 06, 2017
 
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Norman Brown is a returning citizen who just finished serving 24 ½ years in the BOP. He was commuted by President Obama after being sentenced to three life sentences for a non-violent drug offense.

He is now employed as the Deputy Project Director, Project New Opportunity, where he assists people coming home from prison. He also goes to Juvenile Detention Centers five days a week. Under the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Center, he is working with youth, guiding them on how to avoid a life of crime and the pipeline to prison. He completes this work under the organization, Grow-Up Grow Out. While he was incarcerated, he designed classes for BOP in self-improvement, anger management, and coping skills, etc.

Even today, Norman Brown continues to work with others to encourage them to realize the power of thought and transformation. He has participated in numerous panels at the White House, Google, Innovation Lab, and reentry conferences and forums discussing mass incarceration as well as how to rebuild your life after being incarcerated.

Norman Brown
 Sep 06, 2017
 
The Club's PR Committee will meet immediately after the lunch on the first Monday of the month. 
 Sep 06, 2017 1:30 PM
 
This is an open meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics on all things regarding to the club's membership.
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 Sep 11, 2017 5:30 PM
 
 
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A native Washingtonian and alumnus of Eastern Senior High School on Capitol Hill, Mr. Todd was elected in April 2015 as the fifth Councilmember representing Ward 4 for the District of Columbia, succeeding Muriel Bowser who assumed the office of mayor. He was re-elected in November 2016 to a full four-year term. Councilmember Todd seeks to advance an agenda focused on expanding services for seniors, improving education in DC schools, supporting the growth of small businesses, and making the city safer. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Government Operations and sits on the Committees on Health, Human Services, and Transportation & the Environment. He is also Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee and a member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. Mr. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Bowie State University and a Master of Business Administration from Trinity Washington University. He attends St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and lives in Ward 4’s Petworth neighborhood. 

Brandon Todd
 Sep 13, 2017
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Sep 15, 2017 6:30 PM
 
The Prospective Member Orientation is a required step to becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC.  This Orientation is an interactive and informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for New Members to learn a bit more about what it means to be a member of the DC Rotary Club.  
 
Orientations are held every 6 weeks on Mondays at K & L Gates.  For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
 Sep 18, 2017 5:30 PM
 
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Volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and the Salvation Army as they hand out food and water to the city's homeless population from the Salvation Army's Grate Patrol vanRotary's grate patrol runs the third Tuesday and third Friday of every month.

Volunteers meet in front of 1425 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005 at 6:30 PM with the van arriving by 6:45. The van arrives back around 8 PM. The nearest Metro stop to the start location is McPherson Square on the blue and orange lines.

Click here to check availability and sign up (due to space, we are limited to four volunteers per day). 

Register online or contact Dan Mullin for more information.  

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/grate-patrol-13/#sthash.robdNUEm.dpuf
 Sep 19, 2017 6:30 PM
 
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Named President of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in August 1998, Mr. Lofgren has worked to build the charity into a highly respected national fundraising entity that saves kids’ lives while sparing their families from financial ruin. During his tenure, COTA has increased patient campaign dollars raised from less than $750,000 to more than $5 million. Besides offering hands-on fundraising assistance to families and patients awaiting life-saving transplants, COTA has partnered to register thousands of organ donors and held dozens of bone marrow registration drives under Mr. Lofgren’s leadership. Since 1986, COTA has helped thousands of transplant-needy children and young adults, and has raised more than $100 million for transplant-related expenses. At Indiana-based COTA, Mr. Lofgren administers strategic operations and policy formulation for the $30 million health care-related and fundraising charity. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Non-profit and Public Organizational Management from the University of Illinois in Springfield and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.  

Rick Lofgren
 Sep 20, 2017
 
 
 Sep 21, 2017 12:00 PM
 
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NEW LOCATION ON WALTER REED CAMPUS: Please note that Bingo Night has now been moved into the newly completed USO Warrior and Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road.  Multipurpose Room A and B. Please park ONLY in the America Garage. 

Join Rotary and Rotaract club members in providing an evening of bingo entertainment for recovering soldiers and their visiting family members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (formerly known as Bethesda Naval Hospital) on the third Thursday of every month.

Dinner and set-up begin at 5:00 p.m. with the start of bingo play at 6:00 p.m.
 

As those attending must be on the security clearance at the hospital's entrance, please register online and/or contact Shelton Williams no later than 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to the month's event. You will need to have a driver's license or other photo ID to show the security guard and the name registered must match your name as shown on the ID. If you have not previously done so, please include your driver's license number in the comments field when you register online.

Arriving By Metro: The easiest way to come to the hospital is by Metro, as the main entrance is located directly across from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. Cross Wisconsin Ave., turn left and walk north to the North Gate.

Arriving By Car: The hospital's address is 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889. From DC, proceed north on Wisconsin Avenue just beyond downtown Bethesda and past the intersection with Jones Bridge Road. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be on your right (most noticeable is the tall central building). Enter by the second or North Entrance. Please keep in mind that traffic on Wisconsin Avenue in front of the hospital can be heavy during the evening rush hour so you may want to allow extra time to reach the entrance. Please park ONLY in the America Garage, as parking in other lots may may make you subject to ticketing or towing. 

At the Gate: Present your photo ID to the guard in the Security Booth and then proceed to the USO Warrior & Family Center, 4565 Taylor Road, Multipurpose Rooms A& B (see base map here). If driving, you must park in the American Parking Garage. Cars parked in other areas may be towed.

- See more at: http://dcrotaryclub.org/event/walter-reed-bingo-1/#sthash.b4kDO9E2.dpuf
 Sep 21, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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 Sep 26, 2017 12:00 PM
 
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A journalist and writer, Ms. Esfahani Smith is the author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters, in which she identifies “four pillars of meaning”—belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. She was inspired to write this book at least in part by her parents who ran a Sufi meeting house out of their Montreal home when she was a child. Growing up surrounded by people who believed in Sufism—the mystical interpretation of Islam, practiced loving kindness and service to all, and whose lives were so rich with meaning left an impression on her. Ms. Esfahani Smith draws on psychology, philosophy, literature, and her own reporting to consider the human experience. Her articles “There’s More to Life than Being Happy” and “Masters of Love,” originally published in The Atlantic, have been read over 30 million times. She is a columnist for The New Criterion and an editor at the Stanford University’s Hoover Institution where she manages the Ben Franklin Circles Project. A collaboration between the 92nd Street Y and Citizen University, the Circles bring people together to enjoy deep, meaningful conversations about what it means to live well. Ms. Esfahani Smith is an instructor in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Master’s degree. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband. 

Emily Esfahani Smith
 Sep 27, 2017
 
The Club's PR Committee will meet immediately after the lunch on the first Monday of the month. 
 Oct 04, 2017 1:30 PM
 
This is an open meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss topics on all things regarding to the club's membership.
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 Oct 09, 2017 5:30 PM