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Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar is President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, an industry trade group supporting human exploration, science, and commerce in deep space.  Under her leadership the Coalition has grown from 5 companies to more than 60 over the past three years and is a well-regarded source of information, policy thought leadership, and education in support of NASA’s programs, the aerospace industry, and national leadership in space.

Before starting her own consulting firm in 2004, Dr. Dittmar coordinated R&D and later managed Flight Operations for The Boeing Company on the International Space Station Program. More recently she was Senior Policy Advisor to the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the International Space Station National Laboratory.  She has also served as a senior advisor to NASA, the DoD, and the FAA.

Mary Lynne is a Fellow of the National Research Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Astronautics and Aeronautics, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Astronautical Society.  From 2012-2014 she was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight, and is currently in her second term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  In June of 2018 she was appointed by the NASA Administrator to the User’s Advisory Group of the National Space Council.  She resides in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar will talk about the business of space, why space exploration is valuable and how we can all benefit.  The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is an alliance of space industry businesses and advocacy groups collaborating to reinforce the value and benefits of deep space exploration with the public and our nation's leaders.  The goal is to build lasting support for a long-term, sustainable, strategic direction for human space exploration and science, ensuring that the U.S. remains a leader in space, science and technology.

Bob Bachman from Montgomery History gave a PowerPoint Presentation on How Montgomery County Grew Dramatically in the 1950's at the Rotary Club Meeting on November 8, 2018.
Bob Bachman from Montgomery History gave a PowerPoint Presentation on How Montgomery County Grew Dramatically in the 1950's at the Rotary Club Meeting on November 8, 2018.
 [Upper photo by Bob Nelson; lower photo by Koo Yuen.]
 
Ed Ronan Presented Videos of His Adventures in Australia and New Zealand at the Rotary Club Meeting on November 1, 2018
 
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Dictionaries Distributed to Third Graders at Bells Mill Elementary School on October 23, 2018
Alan Grant and Bob Nelson distributed dictionaries to third graders at Bells Mill Elementary School on October 23, 2018.
Dictionary Project Scheduled at Eight Elementary Schools
October 23 10am  Bells Mill Elementary School
November 1 1:30pm  Potomac Elementary School (temporarily located in Bethesda)
November 8 1pm  Beverly Farms Elementary School
November 13 10am  St. Elizabeth Catholic School
November 15 11am  drop off at Waters Landing Elementary School
November 20 10:30am  Seven Locks Elementary School
November 29 1pm  Poolesville Elementary School
December 5 10am  Wayside Elementary School
 
Please let Alan Grant know if you will be coming to help distribute dictionaries to third graders.
Author Philip Tarnoff discussed his latest book "In the Footsteps of Rome" at the Rotary Club meeting on October 11, 2018.
 
Tom Lewis thanked author Philip Tarnoff who discussed his latest book "In the Footsteps of Rome" at the Rotary Club meeting on October 11, 2018.
Jerry Garson from MCCF talked about Traffic, Transportation and other interesting topics at the Rotary Club meeting on October 4, 2018
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Lylie Fisher, Facilitator of Montgomery County’s Caregiver Support Program, Gave a Video Presentation on the Dementia Friendly Initiative on September 20, 2018 
 
President Todd Nitkin congratulated Lylie Fisher, Facilitator of Montgomery County’s Caregiver Support Program, who gave a Video Presentation on the Dementia Friendly Initiative on September 20, 2018.  [Photo by Tom Lewis]
Seth Adams, Director of Construction, Montgomery County Public Schools, Presented Their $1.7B Capital Improvements Program on September 13, 2018
 
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Jerry Pasternak, Vice President, Pepco Region, and Nancy Floreen, County Councilmember, were guest speakers on September 6, 2018
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Rotarians Packed Food Boxes at Manna Food Center on September 11, 2018
Wizards.exe Students Demonstrated Award-Winning Robots at August 2, 2018, Rotary Club Meeting
Rockville Robotic's Wizards.exe Team Won the INSPIRE Award at Detroit World Championship and is Representing the USA at FIRST Global Championship in Mexico City later this month.  Above are four members of the team and their coach being congratulated on their presentation by Rotary Club President Todd Nitkin.
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Rotary District Governor Rich Glover made his official visit to the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club on July 19, 2018. President Todd Nitkin thanked him for his presentation.
Rotary District Governor Rich Glover made his official visit to the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club on July 19, 2018. President Todd Nitkin thanked him for his presentation.
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$19,000 in medical equipment delivered in Nepal for screening of 5000 children for hearing problems and 100 ear surgeries to prevent or reduce hearing loss.
 

Rotarians from the RC of Kathmandu Mid-Town and Dr. Milan Maharjan, Chairperson of Ear Care Nepal (ECN), appear in the picture below.  The big piece of equipment is an operating microscope that will be used in the performance of ear surgeries.  To the right is a portable, battery operated audiometer, which is used to facilitate ear screening without access to electricity.  This piece of equipment is needed to overcome problems posed by frequent power outages in Nepal; and an impedance meter, a very important diagnostic tool that ECN can now use to perform better diagnoses of ear problems prior to surgery.  Global Grant 1637950 provided this equipment at a cost of approximately $19,000.  The Grant is also paying for the screening of 5000 Nepalese children for hearing problems and ear surgery for 100 good candidates for ear surgery to prevent or reduce hearing loss.

The Rotary Club of Potomac-Bethesda is the international sponsor of this Global Grant.  The Rotary Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town is the host Club.  Additionally, financial contributions were provided by the Rotary Clubs of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Metro Bethesda, and Pleasant Valley, New York, as well as various individual donors.

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