President Abe Helal opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Abe Helal led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Deputy Secretary Catherine Pociask called names of guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest
Sponsoring Rotarian
Occupation/Specialty
Scott Henry
Shelton Williams
Program Associate
Kenneth Hance
Guest of Speaker
Treasurer
Stirling MacDougall
Shelton Williams
Programs Associate
David Manthos
Bill Dent
Consultant
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Sterling Hoffman then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
The guest speaker was introduced, Caryn Kerstetter Reeves, Washington Concert Opera Executive Director.  Ms. Reeves comes to WCO from The Glimmerglass Festival where she has served as Associate Director of Institutional Advancement since October 2013.  She spoke about the Opera’s past, direction, and philosophy. 
 
Following an engaging question and answer session, President Abe Helal presented the tree certificate to the speaker.
 
President Abe Helal adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30p.m.