This week the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, welcomed guest speaker Dr. Maria Paola Lualdi Martelli, author of the "Ambassador of Fine Arts: The Life of Angelo Lualdi."

President Lisa McCurdy opened the meeting at 12:30 pm then led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Lisa McCurdy led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Deputy Secretary Whitney Doll announced visiting guests and Rotarians.
(Sponsoring Rotarian)
Gerry Jones
Visiting Rotarian, Addis Ababa West
Amaa Damdindorj
Max Salas
Corrado Girrenia
Medical Doctor, Policlinico Umberto
Ermina Scarcella
Francil Boussier
Ermina Scarcella
Paola Rosi Bernardini
Dott Neale Estate
Ermina Scarcella
Anna Paola Loz
Medical Doctor, Policlinico Umberto
Ermina Scarcella
Girmenia Cecilia
Ermina Scarcella
Brendan McGinnis
Greg Wims
Past District Governor
Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Bob Schott then announced the anniversaries.
The guest speaker, Dr. Maria Paola Lualdi Martelli, author of the "Ambassador of Fine Arts: The Life of Angelo Lualdi", was introduced.
Dr. Maria Paola Lualdi Martelli was born in Fiesole (Florence, Italy). She graduated from Florence University in Economics in 1966, and worked as an English teacher in High Schools in Florence for 16 years. From 1981 to 1985, she attended a training for psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults in Florence and Siena.
Dr. Martelli worked in the Children Hospital and in the National Health Service as an intern with psychiatrists and in 1984 started the Tavistock Clinic training (accredited to University of East London) for psychoanalysis of children, adolescents and parents. Qualified by the Tavistock training in 1991 she started working as a teacher in Observation and Clinical courses for the Tavistock model courses in Florence, and she is a member of the Training Committee of the Centro Studi Martha Harris (the Italian school for the Psychoanalytic training in the Tavistock Model).
Dr. Martelli is a member of Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) and teaches Chinese students in English via Skype. She is a member of AIPPI (Associazione per la Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica dell’Infanzia e Adolescenza), EFPP (European federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy), and Centro Studi Martha Harris, where for over 26 years she has been teaching medical doctors and psychologists who are training for work with children, adolescents and their parents.
Dr. Martelli has presented papers at several conferences in Italy, England and other countries. She works privately with patients and loves, among other subjects, classical music, art and travelling. Dr. Martelli has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.
President Lisa McCurdy adjourned the meeting promptly at 1:30 pm.