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Author Philip Tarnoff discusses his latest book "In the Footsteps of Rome" at the Rotary Club meeting on October 11, 2018.
In the Footsteps of Rome reflects Philip Tarnoff’s intimate knowledge of the workings of Federal and State governments as well as those of the private sector.  During his half-century of employment, Mr. Tarnoff has observed a gradual decline in the effectiveness of the agencies with which he worked while watching the continued growth of their bureaucracies.  His activities have included contact with many state and federal agencies, most recently focusing on the operation of the nation’s highway transportation system, a pursuit for which he has received many awards.  As our government continues to pour vast sums of money into defense while its infrastructure crumbles, it becomes increasingly clear that the US is following the path of the Roman civilization whose investments in military superiority dwarfed expenditures on the Empire’s other critical needs, while doing little to deter its enemies.  His first book, The Road Ahead, which discusses potential improvements in transportation operations has received universal acclaim.  It is now followed by a work of fiction, In the footsteps of Rome, which exposes the weaknesses of a deteriorating society.
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
Laurie Menzel, Major Gifts Officer for The Rotary Foundation, shared about many aspects of TRF at the Rotary Club Meeting on August 23, 2018
Ellen Bryan, CBS TV 9 Broadcast Journalist, spoke on “How to Get the Most Out of Life's Minutes” at the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club Meeting on August 16, 2018.
 
Rotarians Packed 100 Boxes at Manna Food Center on August 14, 2018 
Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club is now in its 33rd year of serving the community by supporting Manna Food Center.  Come join our dedicated team on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg.  It's a great opportunity to introduce prospective members to a hands-on project and students receive community service credits.
District Membership Chair Ronnie Teitler-Davis Facilitated a Discussion About Membership at the Rotary Club Meeting on August 9, 2018
Rotarians Donated Used Computer Equipment and $1500 to "Believe in Belize" 
"Believe in Belize" founder Nabil Bedewi and Caesar Kavadoy load used computers for schools in Belize.  Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club is donating $1500 to the project.
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.

Russell Hampton
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