The Weekly Newsletter of the Rotary Club of North Bethesda January 30th 2015, Issue 05 The newsletter this week is produced by David Fitzwilliam and Christine Syversen, Flagship Visit our Website to stay updated: www.nbrotary.org Upcoming: January 30th: Steven G Silverberg - Ten Things You May Not Know About Japan February 6th: Tas Tousimis - The French Resistence February 13th: Capt. Fred Foote, MD (ret) - Neuro Surgeon, Holistic Healer, Poet District 7620 Rotary Reveille This Week: Steven G Silverberg - Ten Things You May Not Know About Japan 1. Geography and why I am here today 2. Reflections on the Japanese language 3. The language of the Tsugaru region (where I live) 4. Food, restaurants, and drinking establishments 5. How do you get home after #4: The daikosha industry 6. Hot springs (onsen) 7. Health and medical care 8. Paying for #7 9. The culture of Kawaii 10. Rotary in Japan Steven G. Silverberg is a semi-retired physician/ surgical pathologist who is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For the past ten years he has lived predominantly in Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, and returns with his wife to a condo in Bethesda for the winter months. He has been a Rotarian (home club in Japan) for the past six years, and has recently begun organizing health education programs (through Rotary) in Goshogawara. Last Week: David O Stewart - Author The Lincoln Deception David Stewart's car was rear ended on the way to the Rotary meeting, so Dave Fitzwilliam talked about Stewart's first 3 books. David Stewart is a retired lawyer that argued two cases before the US Supreme Court in his former life. His first three books were all related to the US Constitution. His 1st was "The Summer of 1787"and was about the Constitutional Convention. His 2nd was about Pres. Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial. The 3rd was about Arron Burr's attempt to form a brake away empire along the Mississippi River from Ohio to New Orleans in 1805. Hot News From the president: Please make sure you have changed my email to [email protected] 3-min speaker Member Milestones Jan 30th: Kevin C Flynn Jan 30th - Feb 6th Feb 6th: David A Fitzwilliam None known Feb 13th: Victoria Feldman Feb 20th: Robert A Fangmeyer Feb 27th: Gerald L Lett Fourth: WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL to all concerned? BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Third: Will it build GOODWILL and Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned? First: Is it the TRUTH? Of the things we think, say or do: THE FOUR WAY TEST www.nbrotary.org Internet Web Site: Bethesda, Maryland 20814 10257 Old Georgetown Rd Oakville Grill Breakfast Friday Mornings at 7:15 a.m. District 7620 Club of North Bethesda The Rotary Club The application of the ideal of service to every Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life: Rotary membership, please contact : Robert Follit 8 Farm Haven Court Rockville MD 208552 [email protected] (240)401-2976 - Cell (301) 718-5039 - Work North Bethesda has a diverse membership of business and professional men and women, and has provided continuing community and charitable services since its inception. It meets on Friday mornings at the Oakville Grill in Bethesda to enjoy a hearty breakfast, camaraderie, and to plan activities and fund raisers for Rotary causes. The Rotary Club of North Bethesda, known as the first breakfast club in Rotary District 7620, was chartered in 1974. The club is one of more than 30,000 Rotary International clubs in 168 countries, including recently formed clubs in former Communist Block countries. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. High ethical standards in business and professional life and the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; The OBJECT OF ROTARY is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster Note: The immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of North Bethesda automatically becomes President of the club’s Foundation on January 1 of the year following his term of office. Rotary Charitable Foundation Of North Bethesda, Inc. Officers & Directors Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015 President: Nick Martinez Vice Pres/Secretary: Barry Thompson ,M.D. Treasurer: James Osterman Directors: Gerald Lett, James Manley, Alexis Martinez, Stephen Vaccerezza Club Bulletin: Acting Christine Syversen, Flagship Sgt.-at -Arms: Rotating Monthly David Michael Phillips - Vocational Jay Davies - Public Relations Mario Price Nancy Pulley - Community Ron Singelman - Club Service Rob Follit - Membership James Manley Bruce Fowler - International Nick Martinez Directors Officers & Directors July 1, 2014 to June 30,2015 Officers President: Gonzalo Accame President-Elect: Ron Sigelman Vice President: Mario Price Secretary: Reggie Mark-Hansen Treasurer: Stephen Vaccarezza, M.D.
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