Victoria Feldman

July 16th

We heard from Victoria Feldman on her life and work. Victoria is an established architect and has an architectural diploma (1972) and PhD in Architectural Theory (1982) from Moscow, Russia. She had an architectural practice and academic rank in The Academy of Architecture in the city of Ekaterinsburg, Ural region of Russia (23 years) and immigrated to the Maryland in 1995. Victoria showed before and after slides of custom homes, modifications of existing homes, interiors, entrances, kitchens, and baths she has done since 1996. Victoria starts with and artist sketch and produces a computer generated detail later.

Vocational Service Update

June 28th

John Waterston is representing us as a match maker for Partnership for Transparency with Ethiopia (Addis Ababa Rotary) and we will monitor what develops. Another site where we are match-making is in India (Berhempur Rotary), state of Orissa. In early June, John helped give out nineteen $50 checks to worthy students at Thomas Edison High School. The workforce development and continuing education person at Montgomery College also has asked us to join the Community Partnership membership with Edison.

Cathy Nestoriak

June 14th

We heard from Cathy Nestoriak, Volunteer Manager at the Jewish Council for the Aging’s Heyman Interages Center. Cathy led an interesting discussion on our inherent biases and subtle discrimination. She had some suggestions on how to become more aware of these issues and encourage more diversity in our club,
The Center‘s intergenerational programs have brought children and older adults together for 30 years. Since 1986, approximately 45,000 children and older adults in more than 100 schools and senior facilities have benefited from participation in our programs.