DC Rotary MEETING IN REVIEW FOR: July 27, 2016   By Richard Madison
President-Elect Abrahem Helal opened the meeting at 13:30, led the pledge of allegiance to our flag.
David Klaus led the club in singing “My Country Tis of Thee.”
 
Secretary Alicia Fougere welcomed the following guests:
Diego Grajales
Richard Davey
Hunting Davis
Fabiola Bartoli
Franca Bartoli
Francesco Isgro
Paolo Cappelci
Secretary Alicia Fougere wished the following Rotarians happy birthday:
                Daniel Kapner – July 25
                Bala Murthy – July 29
and recognized the following anniversaries:
                Kenny Barnes – 11 years
                Frank Reaves – 11 years
                Russ Savage – 11 years
                Razu Shrestha – 12 years
Paul Harris Awards: Bala Murthy provided an overview to the club of the Paul Harris awards and showed a video that shows information about the Paul Harris foundation and the work it does.  The video may be found here: http://video.rotary.org/mhDR/a-century-of-doing-good-in-the-world/
This year’s DC Rotary Club Recipients include:
Mike Carmichael
Shaun English
Sterling Hoffman
Samuel Holt
Erminia Scarcella
Dave Treadwell
Shelton Williams
Bob Schott
Mimi Kanda
Octavian Ionici
Mark Wilson
Lisa Cohen
Rynthia Rost
Howard Davis
               
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gretchen Kearney announced the 71st Annual Annapolis Rotary Club Crab Fest will be held on August 5 in Annapolis, MD.  Additional details may be found here: http://www.annapolisrotary.org/crabfeast   Contact Gretchen if you’re interested in going as a member of the DC Rotary Club group.
PRESENTATIONS
Past President David Treadwell presented Gretchen Casey with an award for her previous service to the club. 
PROGRAM
President Elect Abrahem Helal introduced speaker Mr. Max Bartoli, the founders and CEO of MaXaM Productions and media consultant to The World Bank, in Washington D.C.
Mr. Bartoli provide a overview of his work as the Chief Producer for the World Bank of the historic projection mapping event "Fiat Lux" held in Vatican City on December 8, 2015, during the official opening of the Jubilee of Mercy. As noted on IMBb.com, the event, which consisted of projecting images and videos from the best photographers and videographers in the world on St. Peter's Basilica's facade and dome, was co-produced by Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions, Obscura Digital, Li Ka Shing Foundation and Okeanos Foundation and broadcast worldwide live by 5 satellites. "Fiat Lux" was covered by the media in all industrialized countries, translated in 20 languages and had an outreach of 4.4 billion people in 47 countries.
Mr. Bartoli provide background on how project came from idea to full production and delivery in  only 30 days and required extensive coordination between the Vatican, the municipal government in Rome, the productions teams, and various security forces.  To pull off such an achievement in so little time was nothing short of remarkable. 

Fiat Lux may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrkkyw1D7KA

CLOSING:
Raffle:   Nancy Riker won the small pot of $46 and did not win the large pot of $1,338.
President-Elect Abrahem Helal thanked Max Bartoli for helping with for today’s Raffle, Bal Raj, Ken, and Stu for staffing the Hospitality Desk, Lara Bersano and Julie Duriga for serving as Greeters, and Rich Madison for writing today’s Meeting in Review.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30.