President Abe opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Abe led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Anna Wadsworth provided words of inspiration.
 
Deputy Secretary Catherine Pociask introduced Guests of Rotarians and visiting Rotarians.  She also reminded the Class of 2016 that she’ll be having an event on September 7th from 6pm to 8:30 pm.
President Abe opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Abe led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Anna Wadsworth provided words of inspiration.
 
Deputy Secretary Catherine Pociask introduced Guests of Rotarians and visiting Rotarians.  She also reminded the Class of 2016 that she’ll be having an event on September 7th from 6pm to 8:30 pm.
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Sterling Hoffman then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
Dan Mullin spoke about Grate Patrol Recognition for DC Rotaract Club.
 
President Abe provided an Honorary Certificate Presentation to Donna Smith for her involvement with Rotary. 
 
President Abe reminded everyone that August 30th is the Fellowship Event at City Center and Hawaiian Shirt Day. 
 
Rick Roe gave brief comments on the Georgetown Law School’s Street Law Program and how it has given back to the community.
 
Lisa McCurdy introduced the speaker -  Dean William M. Treanor, Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center.  William M. Treanor is the Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center. He joined Georgetown in 2010 and was reappointed to serve a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2015. Under Treanor’s leadership, Georgetown Law has hired 29 new faculty members, expanded the number of certified experiential offerings for students from 450 to more than 2000 seats, nearly doubled financial aid and experienced the most successful fundraising year in its history, raising over $27.5 million in 2016. 
 
In 2012, he was recognized by the National Law Journal as a "Champion" because of his work to “uphold the profession’s core values,” and in the same year he received the 2012 David Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award from the David Nee Foundation for his efforts to raise mental health awareness among law students. National Jurist magazine has named him one of the most influential people in legal education four times. 
 
Treanor’s areas of expertise include constitutional law, property, criminal law, intellectual property and legal history. He has been recognized as one of the 10 most-cited legal history scholars in the United States by the University of Chicago Law School’s Brian Leiter. At Georgetown Law, he has taught a first-year legal justice seminar and an upper-level course on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. 
 
The Dean spoke about Georgetown Law School and how they are trying to bring more students in.  Since 2009, approximately a quarter of Law Students have continued to enroll in schools across the country.  Georgetown leads the industry in law schools, as they add practical experience to the curriculum.  
 
President Abe thanked our guest speaker and presented the Tree Certificate to Dean William M. Treanor.
 
Pamela Stern-Green provided the raffle for the week.
 
Hospitality was run by Joseph, Kenneth, and Stuart. 
 
Jill Kent was the greeter for the week.
 
President Abe adjourned the weekly meeting with final thanks and remarks at 1:30p.m.