On Friday January 26th, there will be no breakfast at the Marriott. Instead we invite you all to bring your own breakfast, and join us via Zoom. Use the link on the Blue button below in this email. Do you have anything you would like to discuss in the Club, please let Kevin know, send him an email. We will also cover some of the things discussed on the Board meeting.
Lasse Syversen is Past President of our club and Paul Harris Fellow. Lasse has 50 years of experience from the shipping and IT industry and currently chairman of Flagship Trade Net. Being born in Norway he is board member of many Trans-Atlantic organizations actively working to strengthen the relationship between the United States and the Nordic countries. For many years he has written monthly articles about the culture and business to our neighbors cross the ocean.
This week he will talk about The Nordic Council; The neighboring countries in the north recognized the value of cooperation in 1952 and agreed to meet on a regular basis to see how they could work together. “Nordisk Råd” is the official body for formal inter-parliamentary Nordic cooperation among the Nordic countries. The council has eighty-seven representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as from the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland.
This year, Dave will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954.
Dace joined Rotary in 1962 and The North Bethesda club in 1982. There are many stories to tell, including those of many years at IBM.