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 Upcoming: 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. China 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 border. 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? BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 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: THE FOUR WAY TEST www.nbrotary.org 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 service; 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 Directors Officers & Directors July 1, 2014 to June 30,2015 Officers President: Gonzalo Accame President-Elect: Ron Sigelman Vice President: Mario Price Secretary: Reggie Mark-Hansen Treasurer: Stephen Vaccarezza, M.D.
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