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Dictionary Project at Waters Landing Elementary Waters Landing Elementary School
Oct 08, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Dictionary Project at Potomac Elementary Potomac Elementary School
Oct 09, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manna Food Center Packing Night Manna Food Center
Oct 14, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Sandler Training Polio Fundraiser Charlestown Retirement Center
Oct 15, 2014 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Dictionary Project at Seven Locks Elementary Seven Locks Elementary
Oct 15, 2014 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
Candidates Forum for State Delegate District 16 Ted's 355 Diner
Oct 15, 2014 07:15 PM - 09:00 PM
Dictionary Project at MTB Hebrew Academy MTB Hebrew Academy
Oct 21, 2014 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Dictionary Project at Poolesville Elementary Poolesville Elementary
Oct 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Dictionary Project at Wayside Elementary Wayside Elementary School
Nov 05, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Sep 09, 2014
by Robert Nelson
by Darrell Nevin

From YAWN to WOW!
Membership Seminar
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
 Registration at 5:30pm
Dinner/Seminar promptly at 6:00pm-9pm
FREE but you DO need to register
Holiday Inn Laurel West, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Club PEs, Membership Committee Members
and all Rotarians are HIGHLY encouraged to attend 

6 Key teps to Energizing Your Club for Sustainable Growth

Learn from those who have done just that!

Learn how to create VALUE for their time and money

Learn how to get the "drunk monkey" off your shoulder!

Learn about Corporate & Associate Memberships

Suggestion:  Carpool to save gas and brainstorm on the way home !

See you there!

Sep 09, 2014
by Robert Nelson

By PDG Pat Kasuda

Gallaudet Rotary Day
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Awards Luncheon: noon to 2 pm

This year’s annual ROTARY DAY event will be held at Gallaudet University on Tuesday, September 30th.  As is our custom, ten Gallaudet students have been chosen by the district’s Gallaudet Scholarship Committee to each receive a scholarship award.

 

Since the program’s inception in the mid-1970s, District 7620 clubs have consistently partnered with Gallaudet University to provide deserving deaf students with much needed financial support.  To date, District 7620 and its clubs have awarded more than 270 scholarships.

 

ROTARY DAY 2014 will include an optional campus tour for those interested followed by an awards luncheon.  The tour begins at 10:45 am and ends at 11:30 am. Registration for the awards luncheon will begin at 11:30 am at the Ole Jim Alumni House located on the Gallaudet campus.   

 

The luncheon will begin promptly at 12:00 pm and concludes at 2:00 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Gallaudet, the world’s only liberal arts institution specifically designed for deaf and hard of hearing students, meet past and present Gallaudet students, enjoy an amazing performance by the Gallaudet Dance Company and enjoy a luncheon including a keynote address by Gallaudet leaders.

Gallaudet University is located at 800 Florida Avenue, NE in Washington, D.C. (just a few blocks east of New York Avenue on Florida Avenue).  Parking is available in Gallaudet’s on-campus parking garage. 

 

Preregistration is required for ROTARY DAY.  This year’s attendees may register by sending an email to rotary2014@gallaudet.edu or by calling the Development Office at (202) 448-7414. It is important that all individuals and clubs pre-register so that we have an accurate head-count for the awards luncheon.  Please submit your preregistration no later than September 20th.   We welcome individual and group pre-registrations.  Be sure to include the number and names of members expected to attend.

 

We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to celebrating ROTARY DAY 2014 with you on September 30th!

 
Sep 03, 2014
by Robert Nelson

[From Rotary District Governor Bill Fine]

Dear Rotarians,

 

The Rotary Club of St. Albans, WV in District 7550 can use our votes.

 

The St. Albans Rotary club recently entered into a contest sponsored by Ford. They were asked to produce a video showcasing the Ford Transit Connect and how it could benefit serving our community. They have made it to the FINAL FOUR. Please go to https://drive4urcommunity.com/contest to vote. The club’s video is third from the left and is titled "Wagon Wheel Connect Us". Voting ends Sunday September 14th at 11:59 PM.

 

Ford is only accepting one vote per email address, so please spread the word! If the club wins they are donating the vehicle to their local Salvation Army in St. Albans, WV for use in their Boys & Girls Club activities, as well as other services the Salvation Army provides to the community.Out of the four finalists, the club’s video is the only one produced by a Rotary club.For updates and more info about the St. Albans club, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StAlbansRotary.

 

We need ALL ROTARIANS from Zone 33 to take a moment and vote for the club!

 

Yours in Rotary,

 

 

Anne Matthews

Past RI Vice President

Aug 26, 2014
by Robert Nelson

From Bob Parkinson, District RLI Chair (301-751-2114) bobparkinson@hughes.net

We are less than one month away from the first of our five Rotary Leadership Institutes (RLI) for this coming Rotary year. We had a great restart on our District RLI seminar program with nearly 100 Rotarians completing Part I, increased our faculty by 8 and had our entire DG Team graduate.  We have 5 seminar Saturdays established in various locations of the District for you to choose from. If desired, you will be able to complete all three Parts in this single year.  Details and sign up can be found at www.rli33.org. Please type this URL into your search engine if you do not get directed to the home page of Zone 33 RLI on first attempt. I have attached more detail on the attachment for schedule and registration.

What is a RLI you ask?  The seminars referred to above are a series of seminars to familiarize new and long time Rotarians with all the workings of Rotary. The attached front page of the current brochure has a brief description of the seminars.  More detail can be found at the Zone 33 RLI website, www.rli33.org. The break out of the various modules that are covered in the seminar series are shown in the three spirals graphic on the attachment.  Basically, Part I is about the Rotarian, Part II covers Rotary at the Club Level and Part III covers Rotary at the Zone and International level.  Most new Rotarians see Rotary through the eyes of their sponsor and their club. RLI is a great way of providing exposure to the local and world views of Rotary as one attends the three Parts in series. One great attribute of the series is the interaction of Rotarians from other clubs to exchange ideas and bring the best of the best back to your home club. These three seminars provide an opportunity for your new members to learn from members of other clubs what they are getting from Rotary.

There are two mini-RLIs this year which focus on Part I only and are set up to get your additional support because there is a financial incentive to clubs if they participate. If a club has 4 members registered and they attend, then Zone 33 RLI will reimburse the club for one of those 4.  District 7620 has in its budget to fund one of the 4 as well - for a second attendee of the 4 to be reimbursed. Four for the price of two! We will be able to take up to 8 clubs in each of these mini-RLIs.  We also will take individuals since we have room for individuals to attend at each of these sessions. We also will take walk-ins but the fewer the better. Signup – the sooner the better!

The cost is $95 per attendee.  However, for the mini-RLIs, if 4 attend, then the cost to the club drops to $190 per club.  I really would appreciate it if you would consider attending.  If you have difficulty with the sign up please send a return email to me and I will help you with registration. Start time is 8:30 AM, end time is 4 PM, and we provide for breakfast, lunch and breaks throughout the day.

There is a lot of talent in the facilitators of these seminars and there is financial incentives for getting started in the mini-RLIs.  Please give these seminars strong consideration in your Rotary activities this coming year.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Bob Parkinson, District RLI Chair (301-751-2114) bobparkinson@hughes.net

Aug 17, 2014
by Robert Nelson
Dear Friends,
After a period of long illness, Esther's beloved mother passed away at 1 a.m. this morning. Susana Wong departed with Esther on her side. Esther and I take the opportunity to thank you for asking about Esther's whereabouts in Peru and in particular for her mother's condition.
Kind Regards,
Caesar

Jul 23, 2014
by Robert Nelson

End Polio Now Campaign set to get a great start October 15, 2014.

Sandler Training Systems is partnering with District 7620 to help eradicate polio.  Sandler is donating a full day of training to us at no cost.  This internationally respected training system retails for $3000 a day.  We are offering this great day of sales training for $199 until August 31st, then prices will rise slightly.

The training will be held Wednesday, October 15th from 8:00am to 4:30pm at Charlestown Retirement Center’s Erickson Conference center.  The training will include lunch and a Sandler book.  We will have a luncheon speaker from the Centers for Disease Control to update us on the Polio fight.

Sandler training is for veteran sales people, those new to sales, or anyone wishing to improve their communication and relationship building skills.  This program has successfully raised in excess of $28,000 for End Polio Now in Greensboro, NC.  They are coming into their 4th year of the offering.

They find new members at this event who did not know of Rotary and the good work we do.  So this is a win, win opportunity for Rotarians and Non-Rotarians to get involved. 

Rotarians are asked to attend if interested.  If this is not for you then we need you to really help us get the word out to those you know who have sales organizations, or sales people who could benefit.

If we are able to get 250 paid attendees we will raise $50,000.  Sandler is providing the training at no cost to us; Charlestown is providing the event location at no cost to us; our only cost is lunch and we looking for a corporate sponsor to cover that cost.  When we raise $50,000 it is matched 2 for 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a total of $150,000 going to the fight to eradicate polio…a truly significant achievement for all!

Please help us get the word out and make this a success.

 


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Stories
Posted by Robert Nelson on Sep 25, 2014

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Sep 18, 2014

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President Elect Bob Fuhrman, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Montgomery County Dan Berkman and Kristina Laboy.
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New member Judd Gould was inducted by President Elect Bob Fuhrman and Nihad Kaibni.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Sep 10, 2014

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Alex Naron leads the Manna Food Center box packing night with [above] Yolanda Cunnane, Nihad Kaibni, Nancy Szlasa, [below] Swapna Santhanam, Hari Viswanathan, Tom Lewis and [not pictured] Bob Nelson.  Thanks so much to all our Rotarian volunteers as the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club begins the 29th year packing food boxes at the Manna Food Center.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Sep 11, 2014

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President Caesar Kavadoy thanks Tom Lewis for his classification talk.

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Nabil Bedewi gives an update on the club website
and Nihad Kaibni receives a Rotary sponsor pin.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Sep 04, 2014

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Juan Carlos Peirano and Host Ed Ronan.

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Debbie and Judd Gould and Ed Edmundson.
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Judd Gould, Nan Fuhrman, Yolanda Cunnane and Nihad Kaibni
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Bob Nelson, Bob Fuhrman and Tom Lewis

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Rockville Rotarian Jim Gilchrist and Theresa Garcia-Parks with Phil and Linda Meade.

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Nancy Szlasa and Bob Nelson

Posted by Robert Nelson on Aug 28, 2014

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President Caesar gives Rotary Cookbooks to Past District Governors Claude Morissette and Andy Baum.  PDG Andy is the Chair of the District Humanitarian Grants Committee and PDG Claude is District Rotary Foundation Chair.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Aug 19, 2014

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Congratulations to Arlene and Neil Cohen on their 35th Wedding Anniversary (August 19).

Posted by Nabil Bedewi on Aug 11, 2014

We received the urgent plea from SRI, an organization we supported recently.

Please read the details and go to their website for background information and to donate if you are able to help.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Aug 14, 2014

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President Caesar Kavadoy and guest speaker Mike Nardolilli, President of the C&O Canal Trust, the official non-profit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Aug 07, 2014

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Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler receives the Rotary Cookbook from Immediate Past President Tom Leuchtenburg.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jul 31, 2014

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President Caesar Kavadoy pins our newest Rotarian, Melanie Weerakoon, along with husband Saranath Weerakoon and sponsor Bob Nelson.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jul 17, 2014

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Guest Speaker Daniel Hoffman, Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County, spoke about "Innovations for County Government."  President Caesar Kavadoy presented him with a Rotary Cookbook.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jul 10, 2014

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2013-14 Rotary Club President Tom Leuchtenburg passing the gavel to 2014-15 President Caesar Kavadoy.

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Cindy and Lucy Leuchtenburg.
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Rotarian of the Year Trophy was presented to Bob Fuhrman from President Tom and Jason Hamel.
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Phil Meade, Bob Nelson, President Caesar Kavadoy, Immediate Past President Tom Leuchtenburg and President Elect Bob Fuhrman.
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Nabil Bedewi and Guest Tom Lewis.
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Banner exchange with visiting Rotarian Anita Puri Mohindra from the Rotary Club of Mussoorie, India.
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Gladys Howard, Nan and Bob Fuhrman.
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Chinyere Amaefule, Esther Kavadoy and Agatha Patrick, Caesar Jr.'s Mother-in-Law.

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Melanie Weerakoon, Noel Howard and Bob Nelson.
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Nancy Szlasa and Anita Puri Mohindra.
 

Posted by Robert Nelson on Jul 10, 2014

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President Tom Leuchtenburg and Guest Speaker Rotarian Jamaal Rashad.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Jun 19, 2014

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Guest speaker Martin Fleck from Physicians for Social Responsibility receives the Rotary cookbook from President Tom Leuchtenburg.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Jun 12, 2014

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Guest speaker Congressman John Delaney is welcomed to the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club by President Tom Leuchtenburg.  With 25 in attendance, $1068 in happy dollars were raised for club foundation service projects.  Thanks very much to Bob Fuhrman for arranging to have Congressman Delaney speak at the club meeting and to Jason Hamel and Lucy Leuchtenburg for taking photos.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jun 05, 2014

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President Elect Caesar Kavadoy congratulates Vince Onuigubo and Alex Agwuna on their presentation about helping school chidren in Nigeria and locally through Nigerian Friendship Association Education Assistance.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on May 15, 2014

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At Rotacon '14 on May 10, Bob Nelson received The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorius Service.  Attending the ceremony were Nihad Kaibni and Bob Fuhrman.  Nancy Szlasa also received an award for her six years of service as Area Governor in Howard County and the District Chair of the Dictionary Project.  Also pictured are Nan and Bob Fuhrman with Washington Rotarian Kenneth Kimbrough.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on May 22, 2014

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President Tom Leuchtenburg congratulates Divya, Naina, and Quentin Wodon for their presentation on a book they wrote, "Membership in Service Clubs: Rotary's Experience."  The book is based on surveys and interviews of Rotarians in our district.
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President Elect Caesar Kavadoy introduced his guest, Citibank Potomac Branch Manager Roderick Smith.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on May 15, 2014

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Dr. Leana Wen receives the Rotary Cookbook from President Tom Leuchtenburg.  Dr. Wen is an attending physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University.  She is the author of the book When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, and is a regular contributor to National Public Radio, Women's Health Magazine, Psychology Today, and CNN on health policy and patient advocacy.  Guests included Debbie and Judd Gould.
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Photos by Caesar Kavadoy and Chinyere Amaefule.

Posted by Robert Nelson on May 08, 2014

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Guest speaker Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe and President Elect Caesar Kavadoy. Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe is the CEO of Outreach & Medical Compassion Centre, a non-profit organization focused on the delivery of primary health care services throughout the surrounding rural communities near Umuagwo, Ohaji, Imo State in South East Nigeria. Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe is a member of the Rotary Club of Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria and has previously served as the Humanitarian/Community Service Projects Chair. Dr. Okey-Wigwe is the current chairman of TRF Committee in Owerri R.C.
  Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe presented a gift from the Rotary Club of Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria. 
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Chinyere Amaefule introduced the speaker, Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe.  On last year's trip to Nigeria to visit family members for the first time, Chinyere found that Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe was the doctor that her relatives had used.
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We welcomed back Rotarian Jerry Gross and guest Melanie Weerakoon
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Dr. Elisha Okey-Wigwe visted the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club about three years ago when Jason Hamel was President (see photo on the television).

Posted by Robert Nelson on May 01, 2014

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Alex Brown is pinned as the newest Potomac-Bethesda Rotarian by Melanie Weerakoon with President Tom Leuchtenburg officiating.
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Members and guests enjoyed the lovely social hosted by Bretton Woods Recreation Center.
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Nihad Kaibni and guest Yolanda.
Posted by Robert Nelson on Apr 27, 2014

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Chef Roberto Donna serving a delicious dinner to Nancy Szlasa and Bob Nelson who were the winners of this Potomac-Bethesda Silent Auction item at the International Night.
Posted by Robert Nelson on Apr 24, 2014

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Rotary District Public Relations Chair Dawn Wittfelt talked about marketing for Rotary including using websites and social media.  Guests were Howard County Area Governor Nancy Szlasa, Rotarian Steve Naron and Melanie Weerakoon.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Apr 08, 2014

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Congratulations to Sarah and Jason Hamel on the birth of their first son, Kelton Patrick Hamel, on April 8 at 4:45pm weighing 6lbs 14.7oz and measuring 18.25 inches.  Jason reports, "Mom and baby are doing great."
Posted by Robert Nelson on Apr 08, 2014

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Alex Naron and Bob Nelson packed 196 boxes at the Manna Food Center on April 8.  The next Food Box Packing Service Project at the Manna Food Center is coming up on May 13.  Please join your fellow Rotarians!
Posted by Robert Nelson on Apr 08, 2014

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President Tom thanks Agnes Saenz, Executive Director of Community Ministries of Rockville for her presentation.  The club also warmly welcomed Rotary District Governor Peter Kyle who told about the excellent conference coming up in Baltimore next month.  More information and registration links for Rotacon '14 are provided under the "News" heading.
Posted by Robert Nelson on Apr 03, 2014

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Mar 27, 2014

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President Tom Leuchtenburg congratulates speaker Ben Mann from WASH Advocates on his presentation on water, sanitation and hygiene around the world.  We welcomed Johnny Young from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club.  A copy of the speaker's presentation is available.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Mar 21, 2014

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Mar 20, 2014

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President Tom Leuchtenburg presents a Rotary cookbook to Maryland State Comptroller candidate Bill Campbell.  Neil Cohen introduced Bill since Neil was campaigning for US Senate in 2010 when Bill was running for Comptroller.  Additional guests included Nancy, Arlene, Nan and Alex.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Mar 12, 2014

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KATRINA M. KAIBNI (Age 92)
 
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, of Potomac, MD. Widow of Michael Farah Kaibni; mother of Nihad, Samir, and Naheda; grandmother of Michael, Paul, Catherine, Tijan, Adham, and Maysoon. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. She was born in Ramallah, Palestine and emigrated to the United States in 1965. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Raphael's Church, 1513 Dunster Rd, Rockville, MD, on Friday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ramallah Friends School; care of Friends United Meeting, 101 Quaker Hill Dr., Richmond, IN 47374-1926

www.COLLINSFUNERALHOME.com  

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=katrina-m-kaibni&pid=170126603&fhid=6151#sthash.M5DAkxEQ.dpuf
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President Tom Leuchtenburg thanks guest speaker Trish Gilliece from Paradise Energy Solutions for her talk, "Solar for Commercial and Residential Applications."
  Photo by Jason Hamel.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Mar 06, 2014

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[Above] Jason Hamel greets John Palmisano, guest of Bob Fuhrman.
[Below]  Irene and Alan Grant.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Feb 27, 2014

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Chinyere Amaefule, Bob Nelson and Nancy Szlasa were among 150 Rotarians and guests attending the chartering of the fourth Rotary Club in Washington, DC, Federal City, on February 21 at the Embassy of Pakistan.  [Above] Chinyere pins some of the 42 new members.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Feb 27, 2014

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President Tom Leuchtenburg thanks speaker and Rotary Scholar from Italy, Silvia Fuselli, for her presentation.  Having already gained a M.A. Diploma in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS-Bologna Center, in May 2013, Silvia has chosen to undertake a new study program at SAIS-Washington, DC to specialize in International Security and Politics and African Affairs. Upon completion of her academic program at SAIS, Silvia intends to pursue a professional career in the political-diplomatic sphere of her home country.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Feb 16, 2014

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On February 16, nine Potomac-Bethesda Rotarians went to Sophia House in Rockville to present Valentine's Gifts to 30 homeless women.  Photo by Juan Carlos Peirano.
Posted by Robert Nelson on Feb 18, 2014

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[Above] President Tom Leuchtenburg thanks the speakers from Hilltop Microfinance for their presentation.  [Below] Caesar Kavadoy's Guest Alex Brown lives in Potomac and works at the Vienna branch of New York Life Insurance.  Photos by Jason Hamel and Caesar Kavadoy.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Feb 19, 2014

Rotarians and Guests enjoyed the monthly Rotary Club Social hosted at the Bretton Woods Country Club.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jan 30, 2014

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Our guest speaker was Rotary Foundation Global Scholar Sarah Roache from Melbourne, Australia.  Her Global Grant is enabling her to pursue a Masters of Law in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

[Photos by Jason Hamel]

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jan 23, 2014

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President Tom Leuchtenburg thanks guest speaker Sheriff Darren Popkin. 
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Guests Alicia Doherty and Lucy Leuchtenburg.
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Noel Howard has arranged for the club to serve dinner to the homeless on February 13.
Posted by Robert Nelson on Jan 16, 2014

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[Above] President Tom Leuchtenburg thanks guest speaker Robert Chasteen-Scheer for his personal story of being raised in a foster home and later adopting four foster children within a three-month period.  In the second photo, Robert holds the plastic bag that held the belongings of one of the children when they arrived at his home.  $1010 was raised from happy dollars to support Comfort Cases (ComfortCases.org). [Below] Area Governors Nancy Szlasa and Edco Bailey with wife Cecilia and house guest Angela.  Additional guests were MetroBethesda Rotarian Heidi Webb, Rex Smith and Melissa Farmer.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Jan 09, 2014

President Tom Leuchtenburg led a lively Club Assembly during the final club meeting of 2013.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Dec 19, 2013

On December 15 Tom and Lucy Leuchtenburg hosted the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club Holiday Party at their home.  On December 17 Alan Grant hosted a holiday party at his new offices.  The accompanying photos are from both parties.  Thanks so much!
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Dec 13, 2013

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Maryland Photographer of the Year, Tammy Thompson, shows some of her award-winning photos to the holiday-decorated and completely filled meeting room.  Photos by Nancy Szlasa.
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Dec 12, 2013

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Jeff Stefanis updated the club on his Riide electric bike business.
Pictured above is Jeff with "Amber", his bike.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Dec 05, 2013

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Phil Meade, Arlene Cohen, Linda Meade and Alan Grant.
Posted by Robert Nelson on Nov 21, 2013

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President Tom Leuchtenburg presents the Rotary Cookbook to John Kolm after John gave an update on the work in Haiti which has been supported by our club.

Photo by Jason Hamel.

 

Posted by Robert Nelson on Nov 14, 2013

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PDG Rich Carson kicked off Rotary Foundation Month with an excellent talk on Rotary's charity.

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Guest Arlene Cohen and Nihad Kaibni.
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Area Governor Nancy Szlasa and Juan Carlos Peirano.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Nov 07, 2013

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At The Rotary Foundation Gala on November 3, Bob Nelson accepted two awards on behalf of the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club.  The two banners read "100% Sustaining Member Club" and "US $100 Per Capita Club - 100% Member Participation."
Posted by Robert Nelson on Nov 07, 2013

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Guest Speaker Seaton VanderWoude, Manager of Job Development at Community Support Services received a Rotary Cookbook from Bob Nelson. Established in 1994, CSS is provides community-based service to children and adults with autism and other severe developmental disabilities. CSS provides cost-effective job opportunities having government incentives for businesses.

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Noel Howard (dressed as Sherlock Holmes for the club meeting on Halloween) and Chinyere Amaefule.

Posted by Robert Nelson on Oct 24, 2013

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President Tom Leuchtenburg presents a Rotary Cookbook to guest speaker Tracei Johnson who represented Secretary Gary Maynard in presenting the current initiatives of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  [Below] Tracei Johnson and Area Governor Greg Wims who is also founder of the Victims' Rights Foundation.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Oct 17, 2013

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President Tom Leuchtenburg presents Broad Acres Elementary School Principal Peter Bray with the Rotary Cookbook. 
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Posted by Robert Nelson on Oct 10, 2013

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[Above] President Tom and wife Lucy distribute canned goods to 200 boxes at Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg.  [Below]  The packing team on October 8.

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Posted by Robert Nelson on Oct 10, 2013

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President Tom thanks Rotary District Governor Peter Kyle for his inspiring talk with a Rotary Cookbook.  Governor Peter expressed his appreciation after the meeting:  "I am writing to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful reception I received at the Rotary Club of Potomac-Bethesda last Thursday.  What an enjoyable evening!  Almost standing room only!  I very much appreciated your kind words of introduction,the generous hospitality and the many kind words that were directed at me.  All in all it was one of my most memorable official visits!  I plan to do a second round of club visits in the New Year and am already looking forward to my return visit to your club.  Please convey my grateful thanks to all your members for the warmth of the hospitality that I received."
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Rotary District Governor Peter Kyle and Area Governor Greg Wims.
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The Normandie Farm restaurant set up two additional tables to handle the extra large turnout for the Rotary District Governor.
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Chinyere Amaefule, guests Josephine and Vince Onuigbo, and Area Governor Greg Wims.
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Bob Nelson and Rotary District Governor Peter Kyle
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[Left] Guest Katie Kia; [Right] Jason Hamel announced that his second child will be arriving later this month.
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President Tom received the Paul Harris plaque from Immediate Past President Nabil Bedewi.
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Phil Meade collected $300 in happy dollars.
Speakers
Oct 02, 2014
Interfaith Works: Eliminating Homelessness in Montgomery County
Oct 09, 2014
The Green Road Project – healing wounded warriors through art and nature.
Oct 16, 2014
New Member Classification Talks
Oct 23, 2014
Guests Invited
Oct 30, 2014
Dairy Farming in Maryland and Her Family's Dairy Farm
Nov 06, 2014
Human Trafficking
Nov 13, 2014
Rotary Young Professionals Summit
Nov 20, 2014
New Member Classification Talk
Nov 27, 2014
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