President Ross Grantham called the meeting to order at 12.30pm, asking all members to silence their cell phones.
 
David Treadwell led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Julie Deleresse lead the inspiration on Purple Fall Leaves.
 
Secretary Alicia Fougere introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians:
  • Terry Minneapolis
  • Cathy Healy
  • Spencer Geese (Guest of Sam)
  • Jimi Almond & Teresa Groce from the Boys & Girls Club
 
Marilyn Cruz Sergeant-At-Arms, announcing the Birthdays and Anniversaries:
BIRTHDAYS
  • Ross Grantham  (September 03) Ross joined Rotary in October 1999. He was sponsored by Angela Griffin & is currently our wonderful Club President.
  • Haleh Vaziri (September 05) Haleh joined Rotary in October 2012. She was sponsored by David Klaus and her classification is Consulting: Public Opinion Research.
  • Balraj Gupta  (September 10) Balraj joined Rotary in January 1992. He was sponsored by Jim Magee and his classification is Computers: Information Technology.
 CLUB ANNIVERSARIES:
  • John Davies - September  06, 2015 (1 year)
  • Howard Davis – September 10, 2000 (16 years)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
President Ross spoke about today’s guest speaker Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier cancelling her speaking engagement today. Cathy recently took on a new position with the National Football League Security Personnel.
 
Brandon McGinnin invited all Rotarian’s to become more active and to join the International Service Committee. Brandon is the chair for the International Service Committee and actively seeking volunteers to help out.
President Ross announced DC Rotary Club movie night on Thursday September 08, 2016 at Landmark Cinema. The showing will start at 7pm.  
SPEAKER:
 
Cathy Lanier (DC Police Chief)- Cancelled her speaking engagement today 09/07/16 due to her taking a new position with the National Football League.
 
The Boys and Girls Club of Washington DC was presented with a $89,500 check from the DC Rotary Club. Teresa Green accepted the check on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. She discussed about the mission of the Club in civic leadership and healthy lifestyle. Grants from the Jelleff Fund were designated by its donor, the late Frank Jelleff, to be used only for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. The Jelleff Fund annually distributes 4.5% of the three year average of the market value of its principal. Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington was established in 1886 as the Newsboys and Children’s Aid Society. In the early 1900s, the Working Boys Home and Aide Association replaced this organization and enlarged the scope of service to neighborhood boys. With the support of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, a board of trustees was established and the name changed to Boys Clubs of Washington.
 
CLOSING:
Raffle:  ???  won the small pot of $90 and did not win the large pot of $1641.
 
President Ross announced our next program September 14th will feature Ms. Tara Levitt is from the Free Mind Book Club.
 
He thanked Marcus Soriano for writing today’s Meeting in Review.
 
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm