This week: July 30, 2021 - Jeffrey W. Smith - Youth Apprenticeship in Maryland

July 30: Jeffrey W. Smith - Youth Apprenticeship in Maryland

Induction of Club Officers for 2021-2022

June 25th

Carmela Carr, President, North Bethesda Rotary Club
On June 25, we’ll be inducting our officers and board members for 2021-22 (see listing below). The Board
thanks the nominating committee — Lasse, Ron, and Steve – for all their hard work.

Tribute to Carla Satinsky by NB Rotary Club Members

June 18th

The Rotary Club of North Bethesda
Fondly Remembers
Carla Satinsky
Long-time member and twice President of our Club, mentor to new members,
gracious host to her fellow Rotarians, inspiration for our Club’s
Teacher of the Year award, and dedicated supporter of the Rotary Foundation.

Carla Satinsky was born in Philadelphia on January 15, 1940, and passed away at her home in Potomac on March 25, 2021. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, married her husband David, and then spent two years teaching 8th grade English before switching fields to become a children’s librarian. Carla then began the absorbing and fulfilling career of raising four children, Andrew, Stephen, Deborah and Adam. After moving to Washington, she became an active and prominent member of Rotary. Besides twice being President of our club, Carla was President of the Montgomery County League of Women Voters; board member of the Friends of the Library; vice chair of Democratic Precinct Officials for 25 years; recipient of the Potomac Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” award in 2006; recipient of the Lavinia Engel Award from the League of Women Voters in 2005; member of the Community Review Board for Aging and Disability Services; board member of CCI Health and Wellness, from which she received the Service Award; board member of the Mental Health Association, where she helped establish “Voices vs Violence” and received the Shining Star Award; Executive Committee member of United Way of the National Capital Area and chair of the Montgomery County Branch; President of the local Rotary Club; Board of Directors of Leadership Montgomery; and President of the Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County. She spent thirty-five years producing a weekly news show for cable television called “Montgomery Week in Review,” for which she was inducted into the MCM Hall of Fame.

Request for Volunteers: Carla Satinsky Archives at Montgomery County Historical Society

The North Bethesda Rotary Club is seeking volunteers to help us create the Carla Satinsky Archives at the Montgomery County Historical Society in collaboration with Montgomery County Media. For 31 years, Carla, a long time Rotarian and twice President of NBRC, produced the Montgomery Week in Review, broadcasting over 1000 shows and interviewing nearly everyone who has helped shape our County. Volunteers will be trained to record the information the Historical Society librarian needs for cataloging. The job can be done at home, on the internet. We are asking each Rotarian volunteer to commit to 8 weeks, doing 2-3 hours of video watching and documentation each week. It is a wonderful trip down memory lane and a lasting contribution to our County and to a great Rotarian. If you are able to volunteer, please email We need about 30 volunteers to cover all the shows in a reasonable time frame. Feel free to pass this along to friends and partners who are non-Rotarians but may be interested in this volunteer experience.

Claes Ryn – The Ethics of American Constitutionalism

June 11th
Claes Ryn

Claes G. Ryn is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of
Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America (C.U.A.), where he has also been Professor of Politics. He was Chair of his department for six years. He has taught also at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and Louisiana State University. He was a doctoral and undergraduate student at Uppsala University in his native Sweden. His teaching and research have combined study of ethics, culture, epistemology, and the history of Western political thought with study of American political thought, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations.

His many books include America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire; A Common Human Ground: Universality and Particularity in a Multicultural Age; Democracy and the Ethical Life: A Philosophy of Politics and Community; and the novel A Desperate Man, a moral-political drama. Claes received the C.U.A. Provost’s award for Distinguished Achievement in Research. The C.U.A. Graduate Students Association named him Outstanding Graduate Professor. He is Editor of the scholarly journal Humanitas. Ryn was Chairman and co-founder of the National Humanities Institute, President of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters, and President of the Philadelphia Society. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia, especially China. A frequent visitor to China, he gave the Distinguished Foreign Scholar Lectures at Peking University in 2000. These lectures were published as a book in Chinese translation by Peking University Press in 2001. In 2012 he was named Honorary Professor at Beijing Normal University. Three of his books and many of his articles have been published in China in Chinese translation.

He is an Honorary Member of Sweden’s oldest and largest student association, Heimdal, at Uppsala