President Abe Helal opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Abe Helal led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Deputy Secretary Catherine Pociask called names of guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest
Sponsoring Rotarian
Occupation/Specialty
CeCe Cole
Potential New Rotarian
President/CEO
Richard B. Glover
Potential New Rotarian
Governor – District 7620
Stirling MacDougall
Shelton Williams
Osgood Center
Jennifer Rae
Doris Margolis
Owner/President
Jerry Edgley
Catherine Pociask
Executive Coach
Laura Fuller
N/A
Head of Communications
Peter Freeman
Former Member
Project Evaluations
David Manthos
Bill Dent
Freelance Writer
Nick Barbknecht
N/A
Strategist
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Sterling Hoffman then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
The guest speaker was introduced, Waleed Diab.  Mr. Diab is the recently promoted Director of North America Record Label Business Development, YouTube & Google Play Music. Prior to his November 2017 promotion, he was the Head of North America Record Label Business Development, YouTube & Google Play Music, responsible for managing Google's North American business partnerships with all major and independent recorded music companies for the YouTube Music services. In 2016, Billboard Magazine named Mr. Diab one of "40 Under 40: Music's Top Young Power Player." His work in 2015 with major labels laid the legal groundwork for the launch of YouTube Red, the company’s ad-free subscription service in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Since joining Google in 2011, his work to untangle the web of music licenses helped expand Google Play Music to more than 60 territories worldwide. Mr. Diab holds his Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Maryland.  
 
Following an engaging question and answer session, President Abe Helal presented the tree certificate to the speaker.
 
President Abe Helal adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30p.m.