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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
 
President Abe provided a Red Badge Presentation to the following new members:  
Whitney Doll sponsored by Marilyn Nevy Cruz
Marcia Dyson sponsored by Lisa McCurdy
Skyler Potter sponsored by Sheldon Ray
Emily Seen sponsored by Abrahem Helal
 
President Abe then spoke about how the District is helping with Hurricane Harvey Contributions and how folks are more than welcome to contribute as they deem necessary.
 
Steve Liston then introduced the Speaker of the Day – Adam Zarazinski
 
Adam Zarazinski currently serves as an active duty judge advocate in the United States Air Force. He is stationed at Joint Base Andrews. As an Air Force JAG, Adam acts as a prosecutor with worldwide jurisdiction over Air Force members. He has prosecuted cases involving sexual assault and rape, international drug trafficking, and aggravated assault and battery.  He also recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan where he was a legal adviser to NATO and United States commanders on international law and operational law. Adam worked in international development for three years prior to attending the University of Michigan Law School and joining the Air Force.  During that time, he represented the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights at the United Nations while studying as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, was an assistant to the Director of the Specialized Crime and Analysis Unit at INTERPOL in Lyon, France, and designed and implemented a $2 million program to curtail the spread of venereal disease in the Amazon Jungle as a project manager with the World Health Organization. Adam recently co-founded Marching Forward, a non-profit organization that addresses waste and fraud in fundraising and program implementation of veteran-focused charitable organizations through building a collaborative online platform that is built specifically for military members, veterans, and their families.  Adam’s discussion generated ideas about providing veteran-related organizations an all-encompassing solution to work with and reach out to vets without using funds as overhead.  
 
President Abe thanked our guest speaker and presented the Tree Certificate to Mr.  Zarazinski.
 
Hal won the small pot of $50 for the week.   
 
Hospitality was run by Joseph, Kenneth, and Stuart. 
 
Zachary Druga was the greeter for the week.
 
President Abe adjourned the weekly meeting with final thanks and remarks at 1:30p.m.