This week, the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, welcomed guest speaker Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief of The Hill.

Happy Lunar New Year!
 
President Lisa McCurdy called to order the meeting at 12:30, welcoming all members, and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Arthur Landwehr shared a quote from the song “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen, and reflected on how this song has inspired him.
 
Allister Chang shared a new member talk.
 
Acting Secretary Nicole Butler provided the Secretary’s Report, and welcomed visiting Rotarians and guests of Rotarians.
 
(Guest)
(Occupation)
(Sponsoring Rotarian)
Yanelkys Benitez
Financial Services Professional, MassMutual
N/A
Leopold Wildenauer
Master's Candidate, Georgetown University
David Klaus
Chuck Quilhot
N/A
Visiting Rotarian
Walker Marlatt
N/A
N/A
 
Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Ken Brown announced Rotarians celebrating birthdays/anniversaries, including the 12-year club anniversary of Natalie Korytnyk Forrester.
 
Monica Smith presented a Blue Badge to Marilyn Cruz.
 
Nancy Riker awarded Paul Harris pins to Erminia Scarcella and Lisa Cohen in recognition of their donations to the Rotary International Foundation.
 
The guest speaker was introduced, Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief of The Hill.
 
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. He became the Editor in Chief in 2014. 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.
 
Cusack 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. A native of New York City, Cusack received his B.A. in Journalism from Loyola College in Maryland. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in commercials, television shows, and feature films.
 
President Lisa McCurdy adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30 p.m.