This week the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, welcomed guest speakers Romanieo Golphin and Romanieo Junior from The Robeson Group.

President Lisa McCurdy opened the meeting at 12:30 pm then led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Deputy Secretary Bill Dent announced visiting guests and Rotarians.
Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Day then announced the anniversaries.
The guest speakers, Romanieo Golphin and Romanieo Junior, The Robeson Group, were introduced.
Romanieo Nicholas Golphin, Sr., Educational Strategist & Symphonist, and his wife, Personality Psychologist Dr. Cheri L. Philip, make up the core of an education strategy team called The Robeson Group (, named after polymath, civil rights leader and linguist, Paul Robeson. They developed an educational approach for their son, whereupon science was taught as a second language, leading to Romanieo Junior’s accelerated understanding and development in Chemistry, Particle Physics and the Arts.
At the age of five, Romanieo Junior was able to pass an advanced music theory exam at UNC Chapel Hill's Music Department. At age seven, he was given course materials to start Organic Chemistry classes at the same university. Today, Romanieo Junior is a Global Science Ambassador and is the first child in history to receive VIP invitations to three of the world's top scientific and research laboratories:
  • LLNL — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Nuclear Fusion)
  • NASA — 5 Sites (Space Sciences)
  • CERN — The European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland where Romanieo Junior was named an Ambassador to CERN's largest particle detector, ATLAS. (Particle Physics)
Romanieo Junior was named a "Boy Changing the World" by NBC's Today Show and has been invited on all three major television networks as a science educator or presenter. Romanieo Senior and Cheri continue the tradition of teaching science as a second language with their youngest son, Alam. Their busy year ahead is filled with teaching (homeschool), media projects, book publishing and speaking engagements.
President Lisa McCurdy adjourned the meeting promptly at 1:30 pm.