Bulletin -- March 6th ,2015 - The Rotary Club of North Bethesda

The Weekly Newsletter of the Rotary Club of North Bethesda
March 6th, 2015, Issue 10
The newsletter this week is produced by David Fitzwilliam and Christine Syversen, Flagship
Visit our Website to stay updated: www.nbrotary.org
District 7620
Rotary Reveille
March 6th: David O Steward - The Lincoln Deception
March 13th: Gonzalo Accame - Fundraising
March 21st: Minister Counselor Richardo Monteiro - Trade with Brazil
This Week: The Lincoln Deception
Last Week: Sean Stein - Relationship with
David O. Stewart – Author,
Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships
that Built America
David O. Stewart restores James
Madison, sometimes
overshadowed by his fellow
Founders, to his proper place as
the most significant framer of
the new nation.
Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low
on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared
more about achieving results than taking the credit.
To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing
constitutional republic, he blended his talents with
those of key partners. It was Madison who led the
drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed
for an effective new government as his patron
George Washington lent the effort legitimacy;
Madison who wrote the Federalist Papers with
Alexander Hamilton to secure the Constitution's
ratification; Madison who corrected the greatest
blunder of the Constitution by drafting and securing
passage of the Bill of Rights with Washington's
support; Madison who joined Thomas Jefferson to
found the nation’s first political party and move the
nation toward broad democratic principles; Madison,
with James Monroe, who guided the new nation
through its first war in 1812, really its Second War of
Independence; and it was Madison who handed the
reins of government to the last of the Founders, his
old friend and sometime rival Monroe.
Sean Stein is the Deputy Director of the Office
China and Mongolian Affairs, which advises the
State Department on China. Sean has helped
write the Secretary of State's speeches on
China. China - US relationships are significant,
consequential and complex. US/China are
economically interdependent. There is $500B
trade between them. A rich China is good for the
US. China's growth rate has slowed from 11%
per year to 7%. Two years ago the new
Chinese President has become more hostel to US
interests. He cracked down on human rights.
China controls two bad actors: North Korea and
Iran. China - Russian relations have improved
with an oil/natural gas deal, but there are
continuous tensions along the China/Russian
3 min.
Gary Lett talked about the secret to giving a short
speech. Make only one point and tell a short story
about an experience.
Hot News
Kent Mason is our [email protected] for March. Many thanks to Nancy for her service this past month.
Feb 14th through 16th Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) hosted 100 high school students
for a great leadership training program
Please note that registration is open now online @ www.rotary7620.org for the Star Spangled
District Conference 2015, May 8 & 9 in Frederick, Maryland.
3-min speaker
March 6th: Richard Bray
March 13th: Carmela Carr
Member Milestones
March 20th: Jay W Davies
March 6th - March 12th
March 27th: Joseph J DiPietro Jr
None known
Fourth: WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Third: Will it build GOODWILL and
Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned?
First: Is it the TRUTH?
Of the things we think, say or do:
Internet Web Site:
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
10257 Old Georgetown Rd
Oakville Grill
Breakfast Friday Mornings at 7:15 a.m.
District 7620  Club  
of North Bethesda
The Rotary Club
The application of the ideal of service to every Rotarian’s
personal, business, and community life:
Rotary membership, please contact :
Robert Follit
8 Farm Haven Court
Rockville MD 208552
[email protected]
(240)401-2976 - Cell (301) 718-5039 - Work
North Bethesda has a diverse membership of
business and professional men and women,
and has provided continuing community and
charitable services since its inception. It meets
on Friday mornings at the Oakville Grill in
Bethesda to enjoy a hearty breakfast,
camaraderie, and to plan activities and fund
raisers for Rotary causes.
The Rotary Club of North Bethesda, known as
the first breakfast club in Rotary District 7620,
was chartered in 1974. The club is one of more
than 30,000 Rotary International clubs in 168
countries, including recently formed clubs in
former Communist Block countries.
The advancement of international understanding,
goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business
and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
High ethical standards in business and professional life
and the recognition of the worthiness of all useful
occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s
occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for
The OBJECT OF ROTARY is to encourage and foster the ideal of
service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to
encourage and foster
Note: The immediate Past President of the
Rotary Club of North Bethesda automatically
becomes President of the club’s Foundation on
January 1 of the year following his term of office.
Rotary Charitable Foundation
Of North Bethesda, Inc.
Officers & Directors
Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015
President: Nick Martinez
Vice Pres/Secretary: Barry Thompson ,M.D.
Treasurer: James Osterman
Directors: Gerald Lett, James Manley, Alexis
Martinez, Stephen Vaccerezza
Club Bulletin: Acting Christine Syversen, Flagship
Sgt.-at -Arms: Rotating Monthly
David Michael Phillips - Vocational
Jay Davies - Public Relations
Mario Price
Nancy Pulley - Community
Ron Singelman - Club Service
Rob Follit - Membership
James Manley
Bruce Fowler - International
Nick Martinez
Officers & Directors
July 1, 2014 to June 30,2015
President: Gonzalo Accame
President-Elect: Ron Sigelman
Vice President: Mario Price
Secretary: Reggie Mark-Hansen
Treasurer: Stephen Vaccarezza, M.D.