Speaker Date Topic
Tommy Nyawir, Rotary Club of Nairobi, Kenya Oct 21, 2021 6:30 PM
Mirror of Hope in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum
Social at Bretton Woods Recreation Center Oct 28, 2021 6:30 PM
Governor Geetha Jayaram Nov 04, 2021 6:30 PM
Rotary District Governor Visit
PDG Rich Carson Nov 11, 2021 6:30 PM
Central America Refugees
Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant Nov 18, 2021 6:30 PM
NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving! Nov 25, 2021
Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant Dec 02, 2021 6:30 PM
Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant Dec 09, 2021 6:30 PM
JoAnn Hill, Author Dec 16, 2021 6:30 PM
Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Around the world, Washington, DC, is known for its powerful government, majestic monuments, and world renowned museums. Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure reminds us that the fabric of the city isn’t solely embedded in its callous political parties, exhausting lawmaking policies, and rampant tourism. Rather, it’s woven through its rich and complex history, mysterious relics, underground societies, forgotten and abandoned buildings, and controversial scandals. From the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and Francis Scott Key’s son, to crimes of passion and rage at the US Capitol, Secret Washington, DC uncovers many of the dark and untold truths of how our nation emerged. At the same time, it shines a bright light on the capital’s numerous signs of creativity and innovation through the exploration of quirky art installations like Foamhenge and Barbie Pond on Avenue Q, to oddly shaped and decorated homes like the Mushroom House and the Vanadu Art House. Local author and educator JoAnn Hill will introduce you to the other side of Washington, DC: a treasure trove of mystique, peculiarities, and hidden history just waiting to be explored. JoAnn Hill has lived in Washington, DC, with her husband Thalamus and dog Jackson for over 19 years. An avid traveler and foodie, JoAnn writes about their DC living and dining experiences, as well as their global travel adventures on her blog dcglobejotters.org. Her writing has been published in BELLA Magazine, Escape Artist, and Triptipedia. JoAnn served as a DC Public Schools teacher for 17 years before cofounding Capitol Teachers, a tutoring company servicing the greater DC area.