Meeting in Review July 13, 2016         by Pat Cunningham
 
President Ross Grantham opened the meeting at 12:30 leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
 
John Jackson used the Inspiration to thank David Treadwell for his leadership as President, and his service to Rotary and Central Union Mission. John also thanked Dan Mullen for his time to coordinate the Grate Patrol schedule. He noted that he will now look to Ross Grantham to provide future inspiration.
 
Secretary Alicia Fougere welcomed the following guests:
Visitor:  Joanne Perlman               Host:  Robert Schott
Visitor:  Sara Zellner     Host:  Jennifer Hara

Visiting Rotarians:
Jean-Pierre Verbiest, Rotary Club of Bangkok,  Director of International Service 
Sharon Durtka, Rotary Club of District 5010 Alaska-Yukon
Charles Heberle III, Rotary Club of Lakewood, WA. President Russia-USA Intercountry Committee
Jan Van Eyndhoven, Rotary Club of Bangkok, who also presented us with a book of the history of the Bangkok Rotary Club
Navid Khan, Charter President, Rotary Club of Karachi  Centennial, who also presented a flag
 
Sargeant-At-Arms Marilyn Cruz announced birthdays and anniversaries:
 
Gerry Murphy - July 10 Gerry joined our club in January 1973. He was sponsored by Mike Murphy and his classification is Associations: Auto Dealers.
Rynthia Rost - July 11 Rynthia joined the club in November 2015 and was sponsored by Peg Schoen. Her classification is Insurance: Public Affairs.
Robert Schott - July 13 Bob Schott joined our club in June 2015 and is Past President of the Olney Rotary Club. He was sponsored by Abrahem Helal and his classification is Customs Broker.
Shelton Williams - July 13 Shelton joined our club in July 2013. He was sponsored by Sheldon Ray and his classification is Education: International Studies.
Greig Cummings - July 14 Greig joined Rotary in April 1968 and is a Past President, 1977-78. He was sponsored by Edward K. Maloney and his classification is Investments: Portfolio Management.

Announcements:
Past President Greig Cummings spoke about the Kingman Boys & Girls Club, one of the Clubs we support.
President Ross announced that we received letters of appreciation from Lafayette Elementary School
for the dictionaries they received by our club as part of the Dictionary Project and shared some quotes.
Jean-Pierre Verbiest from the Bangkok Rotary Club spoke about their work in helping women who were
 victims of trafficking to re-enter society with counseling and employment training. They have helped 120 women over the past 2 years. Hal Vaugh is leading the efforts of the International Service Committee to partner with the Bangkok Rotary Club in this project.
Col. Charles Heberle III (Ret.), introduced the Intercountry Committee, a Rotary Committee started after World War II to bring together people from countries that opposed each other in the War. In that sentiment and as a potential Capital Club Connection, he facilitated a connection with the Rotary Club of Moscow International, an English speaking club. The ICC also sponsors friendship exchanges to Moscow with a week in the city and another in the country. Adding the Rotary Club of Moscow International as a Capital Club Connection needs to be approved by the Board.
 
Speaker:
Peggy Schoen introduced our speaker John Viscount, Co-Founder of PeaceNow.
www.peacenow.com
John created the film “Admissions” that has won 26 International Awards.  He spoke briefly about how the tragic events of  9/11 inspired him to create the film.  Academy Award Nominee James Cromwell plays an enlightened clerk who works in the admissions room for the afterlife.  John is also the author of Mind What Matters: A Pep Talk for Humanity.
 
Our audio/video equipment didn’t work right away and President Ross did a great job keeping us entertained while we waited for the film to start.  
President Ross announced movie night for the following Thursday evening, a John LeCarre thriller starring Ewan McGregor.
During that time Rotaract President Peter Danjczek announced a  Happy Hour Fundraiser at Duke’s Grocery Thursday July 14th 6:30 to 8:30. 100% of proceeds go to purchase school supplies for refugee children.
President Ross also thanked Dennis Cravedi for doing the Raffle, and Ken Kimbrough won the raffle pot of $62 and did not win the large pot of $1265.
Next week’s program was announced as our very own Lisa Cohen.
President Ross thanked Stu Shalloway and Ken Brown for Hospitality and Edmund Breitling for being a Greeter.

Finally we were able to see “Admissions” a very compelling and thought provoking 20 minute film. It can be downloaded for free at http://www.admissionsfilm.com/gift-of-peace-free-screening.php.
 
The meeting was adjourned by President Ross at 1:30