Global Conversations,

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Speakers and Events

Jan 5  -  Jan Keenan Pallone, National Capital Area Boy Scouts

Jan 12 -  Jan Demetra Nightingale, Covid employment & unemployment, Urban League

Jan 19  -  Frank Reeder, Attracting young ones to cybersecurity

Jan 26  -  Justin Monetti, George Washington Memorial Parkway, NPS

Club Leaders RY2019-2020

President:

  • Randy Fleitman

President-Elect:

  • Fayez Saleeb

Secretary:

  • Dan Burkitt

Treasurer:

  • Tim White

​Membership:

  • John Veldhuis

Raising funds for the

Tema Medical Center

in Upper Egypt

 

*Follow our progress on the map above

Description of the Tema medical center project

Read Biking Team's travel blog

 

Make a tax deductible donation here or send a check made out to the Rosslyn Rotary Club Foundation
(EIN: 46-4238847) to:

 

Rosslyn Rotary Club Foundation
4400 Kirchner Court
Alexandria, VA  22304

 

This short documentary, created by Soren and Eriksen Dickens, was filmed on the ground in India showing Rotarians distributing polio vaccine to children.When Rotary began Its global vaccination program more  than 40 years ago, there were more than 350,000 new polio cases a year. Last year there were just 140. That's the power of people helping people.

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Next meeting: January 26, 6:30 PM will be held will be held on zoom.

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Remembering our friend, Mert

The Rosslyn-Ft Myer Rotary Club is sad to announce the passing of our last founding member, Dr. Merton Bland.  "Mert " left us peacefully, after a long illness.  He served a long career in the State Department as a public affairs officer, visiting over 100 countries, learning many languages.  He served our club in almost every office, and for many years arranged great speakers for our meetings. In October, we held our only live meeting since the pandemic began in order to honor Mert after the 40th anniversary of our founding.  He continued to join our zoom meetings up until December, listening intently. We will miss him, and extend our condolences to his family.

 

I will always treasure my memories of Dr. Merton "Mert" Bland, as he was the member who recruited me to our Rosslyn-Ft Myer Rotary Club.  I attended my first Rotary meetings as a guest in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was very impressed with their activities and membership, but couldn't commit to joining because of the long trip from the Embassy.  Although we hadn't served together in the State Department, Mert knew me from Temple Rodef Shalom, where we were both members.  I eagerly accepted his invitation to come to a club lunch meeting in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, where he and the others immediately made me welcome.  After I joined, I was always impressed with the high quality and diversity of the speakers Mert recruited for our meetings.  Mert livened our socializing with his humor.  I only recently became aware of the role he had played in establishing and leading our club before I joined, and was pleased to have the opportunity to present him with a special award noting our club's 40th anniversary. Even as his health declined, Mert still attended our meetings, first in person, and then by zoom.  He and his wife Janine have been fixtures in our club for over 40 years, and we will miss him greatly.   

 

Sincerely,

 

Randy Fleitman

President

Rotary Club of Rosslyn-Ft Myer

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