This week the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, welcomed guest speaker Joe Mettimano, President and CEO of the Central Union Mission.

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)
Patience Emeni
Sam Hancock
Richard Emeni
Sam Hancock
Charles Botwick
Chairman, CHB ITMC/Omni LPS
Sam Hancock
Charles Vollmer
President, Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement
Sam Hancock
Young K. Chung
Sam Hancock
Kang Soo Lee
Director, Omni LPS
Sam Hancock
Rachel Kim
Interpreter, Omni LPS
Sam Hancock
Gerardo Hernandez
CHEC Interact President
Marilyn Nevy Cruz
Jessika Alvarado
CHEC Interact Teacher Adviser
Marilyn Nevy Cruz
Esther Graver
Secretary, Rotary Club of Zeewolde
Visiting Rotarian
Darlene Mathis Gardner
Mathis Gardner, LLC
Patricia Hobson
Julia Gamuraz
Sales Manager, H&S
Anthony Cerchiai (DuBai)
Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Day then announced birthdays and anniversaries.
The guest speaker, Joe Mettimano, President and CEO of the Central Union Mission, was introduced.
Mr. Mettimano has nearly three decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, including leadership roles with organizations such as Global Impact, Prison Fellowship, World Vision, UNICEF USA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. With these and other organizations, he served causes as varied as global poverty, prisoner transformation, malaria, child sex trafficking and the environment through his advocacy, communications, fundraising and marketing roles.
His personal involvement with the homeless community spans over 20 years, including serving for the past seven years as a pastor on the streets in Washington, DC, where he preaches every Wednesday night and leads a weekly outreach with food distribution and a time of fellowship. His Christian faith and ministry commitments have allowed him to serve in a variety of ministry roles during the past 25 years. He is an ordained associate pastor and elder at The Orchard Church, in Arlington, VA.
Mr. Mettimano graduated cum laude from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and he received additional training at The George Washington University School of Continuing Studies.
President Lisa McCurdy adjourned the meeting promptly at 1:30 pm.