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.
 
Bob Johnson led the Words of Inspiration. 
 
Secretary Nicole Butler called names of guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest
Sponsoring Rotarian
Occupation/Specialty
Joey Poole
N/A
Pekko Beer Wholesale
Ernest Appiah
N/A
ANOPA(Agoro Ne Obra Pa) Project
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Sterling Hoffman then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
Jennifer Hara introduced the guest speaker, Councilmember Brandon Todd -- Councilmember Brandon T. Todd is a native Washingtonian and attended Eastern Senior High School on Capitol Hill. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Bowie State University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration on Organizational Development from Trinity Washington University.
 
On April 28th, 2015, Brandon T. Todd was elected as the fifth Councilmember representing Ward 4 for the District of Columbia, and was subsequently sworn into office on May 14th, 2015, in the District Council Chamber. On November 8th, 2016, he was re-elected to a full four year term.
 
Following an engaging question and answer session, President Abe Helal presented the tree certificate to the speaker.
 
President (Insert Name of Rotarian) adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30p.m.