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Francey Youngberg, Vice President for External Affairs, Melwood, is our Guest Speaker for the First Rotary Club Meeting of 2019
 
Thursday, January 3:  Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant
Guest Speaker: Francey Youngberg, Vice President for External Affairs, Melwood

As the Vice President for External Affairs, Francey Lim Youngberg manages the teams responsible for marketing, communications, fund development, vehicle donations, volunteer recruitment, and special events.  She brings to Melwood 30 years of experience from the private, nonprofit and public sectors including congressional and intergovernmental relations, public affairs/public engagement, fundraising, advocacy, and volunteer management.  Previously, Francey was a presidential appointee under the Obama Administration.  For seven years, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  She was responsible for managing the key stakeholder relationships of the HUD Secretary to advance the Agency’s budgetary and policy priorities in Congress and in the media.  Francey also represented HUD at several White House councils and initiatives. She led HUD’s team in creating the multi-year agency plans and delivering on their stated goals.

Prior to joining HUD, Francey advised clients for 10 years on cultural competency, merchant and community outreach, minority recruitment, language access needs, and fundraising. Her clients included the Smithsonian, D.C. Government, D.C. Metro Police Department, H Street Community Development Corporation, as well as federal agencies and nonprofits.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Youngberg was a tax attorney for Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia, and Hogan & Lovells in D.C. and a regulatory attorney for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She left legal practice to serve as the founding Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.  Ms. Youngberg graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard Law School.  

Holiday Party on December 20 Featured Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Deep Space Coalition
President Todd Nitkin thanked Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar for her excellent presentation on space activities and plans.
Tom Lewis presented Past President Bob Fuhrman with a Paul Harris Fellow.
Julie Meade spoke on the topic "What you need to know about opioids" at the Rotary Club meeting on December 13, 2018
Nabil Bedewi spoke about "Believe in Belize" and the computerization projects partially funded by the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club at the meeting on December 6, 2018 
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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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