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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
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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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
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Jun 13, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 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 – 8:00 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 – 8:00 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 20, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 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, informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for prospective 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 Residences at City Center 925 H Street, 4th Floor Conference Room.
 
For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
Jun 26, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Jun 27, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 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
 
Jun 30, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 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. Meetings will be held virtually each month. One meeting per quarter will be held in person at a location to be announced. 
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
Jul 03, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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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
6:00 PM – 8:00 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
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Jul 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 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
Jul 18, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 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 – 8:00 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 – 8:00 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 – 2:00 PM
 
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Aug 03, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 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, informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for prospective 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 Residences at City Center 925 H Street, 4th Floor Conference Room.
 
For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
Aug 07, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 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. Meetings will be held virtually each month. One meeting per quarter will be held in person at a location to be announced. 
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
Aug 07, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 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
6:30 PM – 9:00 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 15, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 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 – 8:00 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
Aug 17, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 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 – 8:00 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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Aug 30, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 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. Meetings will be held virtually each month. One meeting per quarter will be held in person at a location to be announced. 
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
Sep 04, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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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 – 2:00 PM
 
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Sep 07, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 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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Sep 14, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Sep 14, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 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
Sep 15, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 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, informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for prospective 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 Residences at City Center 925 H Street, 4th Floor Conference Room.
 
For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
Sep 18, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 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
Sep 19, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 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 – 1:30 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
Sep 21, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Sep 23, 2017
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
 
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Sep 26, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 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
 
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Oct 01, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 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. Meetings will be held virtually each month. One meeting per quarter will be held in person at a location to be announced. 
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
Oct 02, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Bob Cusack has been reporting on policy and politics in the nation’s capital since 1995. He joined The Hill as Business and Lobbying editor in 2003 and became the newspaper’s managing editor a year later. Mr. Cusack has won five awards from the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative articles on a range of issues, including national security, healthcare and 2008 presidential politics surrounding Hurricane Katrina. He regularly appears on MSNBC, Fox, ABC and CNN as a political analyst. Before joining The Hill, Cusack was a chief editor at Inside Washington Publishers. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in commercials, television shows and feature films. A native of New York City, Mr. Cusack received his Bachelor's degree in journalism from Loyola College in Maryland. 

Bob Cusack, Managing Editor, The Hill
Oct 04, 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 – 2:00 PM
 
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Oct 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
 
 
 
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Kenneth Feinberg is an attorney who specializes in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He founded his own law firm, The Feinberg Group, in Washington, DC. He is widely known for his work in deciding who gets what for losses suffered in high profile catastrophes, accidents and terrorism. He has disbursed billions of dollars for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, the Virginia Tech Shooting Disaster Foundation, the BP oil spill, the Sandy Hook School shooting, the Sandusky Penn State victims' fund, the VW Emissions scandal and the Archdiocese of New York Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Much of his work is pro bono. Mr. Feinberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a law degree from the New York University School of Law.

Kenneth Feinberg
Oct 11, 2017
 
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Oct 12, 2017
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Oct 14, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 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
Oct 17, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Khari Brown has served as the Executive Director at Capital Partners for Education (CPE) since 2001 and in November 2015 was renamed as its Chief Executive Officer. Beginning as its only employee, he has built CPE from a niche program that reached only 100 students and mentors per year to a burgeoning organization with multiple program lines that is currently serving more than 700 students and mentors, growing more than 30 percent annually since 2012. By developing CPE’s program offerings to make it the DC region’s most holistic and comprehensive mentoring program, CPE has been remarkably successful in helping its students overcome the barriers that limit most low-income students. Under Mr. Brown’s leadership, CPE has seen 97 percent of its graduates enroll in college and nearly 75 percent complete college on time. He received both a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a Master’s degree in Education from Tufts University. A two-time captain of the Tufts basketball team, he played professional basketball in Helsinki, Finland upon graduating from college. After his playing career ended in 1995, Mr. Brown spent six years coaching high school and college basketball in the Boston area. He also owned and operated a fitness and sports performance business serving individual clients and offering clinics and camps for high school and college athletes. Mr. Brown’s involvement working with urban teens through his various coaching experiences led him to pursue a career in expanding educational opportunities for low-income youth. He and his wife are the proud parents of two children who attend DC Public Schools.

Khari Brown
Oct 18, 2017
 
Oct 18, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 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
Oct 19, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 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
Oct 20, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Oct 21, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
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Ms. Kirkwood is the Founder of DC UrbanGreens, Inc. A Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, she pursued a career in the world of commercial construction for 15 years before she chose to shift her focus to local food security. Julie is a firm believer that community-based food systems can reduce the impact of DC’s food deserts. As a mother of two sons, Ms. Kirkwood’s passion resonates at home. She witnesses behavioral differences in her children when they consume processed foods versus whole foods. She strongly believes that the glycemic response to processed foods causes crashes in blood sugar levels, resulting in emotional and physical fatigue. This fatigue negatively affects both behavior and focus, inhibiting a child’s ability to succeed at home or at school. DC UrbanGreens was born from the concept that access to healthy, whole foods will have a positive impact on a child’s ability to grow and learn. This is her belief—​and bringing a solution to this challenge is Julie’s passion.

Julie Kirkwood
Oct 25, 2017
 
Oct 30, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 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, informal discussion about Rotary and a chance for prospective 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 Residences at City Center 925 H Street, 4th Floor Conference Room.
 
For more information, contact the Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com
Oct 30, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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The Vice President for Public Relations and Chapter Engagement at Student Veterans of America, Mr. Bogue is the nation's leading voice in supporting America's veterans through higher education. For nearly a decade, he executed public campaigns promoting the largest expansion of education benefits for veterans since World War II. He helped implement and advertise the Post-9/11 GI Bill, now the most widely used VA education benefit, during his tenure with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He enjoys telling stories that compel action and helping others reach their potential. A former Marine and Presidential Management Fellow. Mr. Bogue lives with his wife and daughter in Burke, Virginia. 

Barrett Bogue, Student Veterans for America
Nov 01, 2017
 
Nov 01, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
 
The Club's PR Committee will meet immediately after the lunch on the first Monday of the month. 
Nov 01, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
 
Nov 02, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 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. Meetings will be held virtually each month. One meeting per quarter will be held in person at a location to be announced. 
 
Please contact Membership Committee Chair, Marilyn Nevy Cruz at mncruz10@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
Nov 06, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Mr. Brown is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Opera Lafayette. Through his work with Opera Lafayette, he has gained an international reputation for his interpretations of French opera and for his role in the revival of significant works from 18th and 19th centuries. His repertoire and discography of over ten recordings for Naxos include operas by well-known 18th-century composers (Gluck and Rameau) as well as rediscoveries of their contemporaries (Sacchini and Rebel/Francœur), works which exemplify traditions established in the 17th century (Lully and Charpentier), and those which point the way toward the music of the 19th century (Monsigny and Grétry). He was most recently and widely lauded for the modern premiere and recording of Félicien David’s 1862 Lalla Roukh, a seminal work of musical orientalism. Mr. Brown’s frequent performances of Italian works by Haydn, Mozart, Paisiello and Cimarosa have also met with great acclaim. He was raised in a musical family in California and performed extensively as a violinist and chamber musician before turning his attentions to conducting. His teachers included Dorothy DeLay and Gustav Meier. In 2014, Mr. Brown returned to the Opéra Royal in Versailles, leading Opera Lafayette in Philidor’s Les Femmes Vengées and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. In 2015, he conducted Vivaldi’s Cantone in Utica at the Glimmerglass Festival. Mr. Brown is a recipient of La Médaille d’Or du Rayonnement Culturel from La Renaissance Française.  

Ryan Brown
Nov 08, 2017
 
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Nov 09, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Beginning his Rotary Career in June 1993, Mr. Baum and several others in the Frederick community formed the Carroll Creek Rotary Club. He served as the club’s third President in 1995. In 1997, then Governor Ken Shook appointed him as the Area Representative. His third year as Senior Representative led to his selection as District Governor for 2001-02. A member of the “Regal Eagles," 2001 proved to be a year full of challenges and triumphs. The culmination was the District Conference in Rocky Gap. Looking for more to do, Andy was aide to the President’s Representative in 2003, Foundation Chair in 2004, and Chair for on to Chicago in 2005. Governor Pat Kasuda appointed him Grant’s Chair in 2006, a position he held for three years. In 2008, Mr. Baum accepted the position of District Trainer for Betty Lewis and also chaired her Bermuda Conference. Another stint as Grant’s Chair, a couple years as Interact Chair, and District Trainer again rounds out his twenty plus years as a Rotarian. He has been recognized by the District with a “Service above Self” award and by The Rotary Foundation with the “Citation for Meritorious Service.” In 2017, Andy was recognized by the Foundation with the Distinguished Service Award.  He currently is in his third year as the District Rotary Foundation Chair. Andy and his wife Leigh will be celebrating 38 years of marriage this year. They have two children, Chris and Matt.

Andrew Baum
Nov 15, 2017
 
 
Nov 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 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
Nov 16, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 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
Nov 17, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
 
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Nov 21, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 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
Nov 21, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Mr. Sanchez joined the First Tee of Greater Washington, DC as its Executive Director in October 2012 and has been around the game of golf most of his life. He grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland playing at Montgomery Village Golf Club. In 1998, Clint graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida with a degree in Sport Management. He has worked in and around Washington, DC since 2001 and has been working in youth development since 2007. The First Tee was created in 1997 to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging young people in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, they also are exposed to positive traits that will help them achieve success in life. 

Clint Sanchez, Executive Director, The First Tee
Nov 22, 2017