Wednesday, March 7, 2017
 
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.
 
Secretary Nicole Butler called names of guests and visiting Rotarians.
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Ross Grantham then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
New Member Talk was given by Makeba Clay.
 
The guest speaker, Steve Hocker, Executive Director, Teens Run DC-Major Grant Recipient) was introduced by Marilyn Cruz.
 
Below is the speaker bio:
Steve Hocker
Executive Director, Teens Run DC—Major Grant Recipient
A native Washingtonian, Mr. Hocker is the Executive Director 0f Teens Run DC. He came to TRDC after 25 successful years as the President and CEO of Special Olympics District of Columbia. During his long tenure with Special Olympics, he possessed a commitment to improving the lives of youths and adults with intellectual disabilities worldwide. He assisted in developing the first Special Olympics programs in the former Soviet Union and in seven Middle Eastern countries. Mr. Hocker also spent 18 years as a youth, high school, college, and professional basketball coach. His focus was never on the significance of winning games, but more importantly, on the shared values the team learned about life through their journey of a season together. He has always been passionate about the overall development of our young people's lives. He believes that with proper support, physical activity and a strong connection to others in your life, one can achieve anything. When Mr. Hocker takes time away from TRDC, you can find him taking long walks with his wife, Linda, and their dog, Riley. Other times are dedicated to their daughter, Lindsay, son-in-law, Jamie, grandchildren, JM and Jack, and son, Michael.
 
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.  
 
 
Lunch Meeting Agenda
March 7, 2018
 
Presiding President—President Abrahem Helal
Call to Order (at 12:30 p.m.)................................................................................................................ Abrahem Helal
 
Opening Meeting Elements (conclude by 12:45 p.m. or BEFORE)
Please silence all cell phones!.............................................................................................................. Abrahem Helal
Pledge of Allegiance..................................................................................................................................................
Moment of Silence for Gun Violence Victims ....................................................................................... Abrahem Helal
Inspiration........................................................................................................................ Natalie Korytnyk Forrester
Secretary’s Report, Guest of Rotarians/Visiting Rotarians......................................................................... Nicole Butler
Rotarians Celebrating Birthdays/Anniversaries................................................................................ PP Ross Grantham
 
Announcements
Red Badge Presentation: Nick Barbnekht
International Service Committee Grants 2018.......................................................................................... May O’Brien
Movie Night 3/8, The Shape of Water...................................................................................................... May O’Brien
Capital Partners for Education ........................................................................................................ Catherine Pociask
Duck Race Minute ........................................................................................................... Glen O’Gilvie/Marcia Dyson
 
Program           
Speaker Introduction........................................................................................................................ Mary Goldsmith
Speaker.......................................................................................................................... Steve Hocker, Teens Run DC
Questions & Answers.................................................................................................................................................
Tree Certificate................................................................................................................................... Abrahem Helal
 
Closing Meeting Elements (conclude at 1:30 p.m.)
Raffle.................................................................................................................................................... Sam Hancock
Hospitality................................................................................................... Balraj, Joseph, Kenneth, Laura and Stuart
Greeter.....................................................................................................................................................................
Meeting in Review................................................................................................................................. Makeba Clay
Next Program (March 14, 2018)................ Rotaract Week: Wilson Frota, Senior Operations Officer, World Bank Group
Please remember to turn your cell phones back on............................................................................... Abrahem Helal
 
Adjournment at 1:30 p.m.................................................................................................................... Abrahem Helal