This week: October 6, 2023 - Scott Reading - B-CC Rotary Club Foundation

Scott Reading – B-CC Rotary Club Foundation

October 6th

Scott Reading is a Relationship Manager with EagleBank working in their commercial and industrial banking group.  As a Rotarian, he has served as President for two clubs and currently serves as Treasurer of the B-CC Rotary Foundation.  He is a proud husband with a full family of four kids and will be welcoming his first grandchild in mid-October. 

The B-CC Rotary Club Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations to help people in the local community and beyond.  Among the organizations given grants in the current year:

  • Feed Bethesda 
  • Women Who Care Ministries 
  • Disaster Aid USA
  • Nourish Now 
  • B-CC Rotary Children’s Shopping Spree 
  • Montgomery College – ACES
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA 
  • Potsdam Rotary Club -Water filters for Ukraine 
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad 
  • Story Tapestries
  • Cornerstone Montgomery 
  • Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring 
  • Marlow Guitar International
  • Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts & Culture

Happy Hour at the Marriott!

September 27th

Allison Stearns – Caring Matters!

September 22nd

Allison Stearns, CEO of CaringMatters, has dedicated her career to the health and welfare of people across the lifespan. She has more than 30 years of experience in community and behavioral health and nonprofit leadership.  Since 2014 when she joined CaringMatters (formerly Hospice Caring) as Executive Director, Allison has grown the organization’s visibility and created effective community partnerships and strategic alliances within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. During her tenure, the agency’s hospice support and bereavement programs have expanded significantly, and CaringMatters has become a recognized leader for community education on topics related to serious illness, end-of-life, loss and grief, and advance care planning.

Sheriff Maxwell C. Uy – Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Office

September 15th

Sheriff Maxwell C. Uy was initially elected as Montgomery County’s 62nd Sheriff on November 8, 2022. He officially began his term on December 1, 2022. Sheriff Uy is the first Asian-American to hold the Office of Montgomery County Sheriff.

Prior to his election, Sheriff Uy spent over two years as Chief Deputy, directing every aspect of the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office. During his law enforcement career, Sheriff Uy rose through the ranks, serving in nearly every section of the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Uy was raised in Fremont, California. Shortly after graduating high school, he enlisted as an active-duty member of the U.S. Army. He ultimately relocated to the East Coast as a member of the U.S. Army’s Old Guard 3rd US Infantry Regiment, before joining the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in 1994.

The Sheriff’s Office is the oldest law enforcement agency in Montgomery County, Maryland having been established in July of 1777.  The Maryland Constitution provides that the Sheriff be elected every four years and the Office comes under the Judicial Branch of Government.  The Sheriff is therefore a State Constitutional Officer who functions autonomously from the Legislative and Executive branches of government.


Bulletin – September 2023

September 8th

Michael Nardolilli – Potomac River Drought Planning

September 8th

This year’s dry spring and summer months have led to a very low flow in the Potomac River, the main source of drinking water in the Washington area.  With the flow near record lows, local governments in the Washington Area are moving forward on drought monitoring and planning using a system developed over the past several decades by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB). The Executive Director of ICPRB is Michael Nardolilli, our speaker for September 8.

Michael joined the ICPRB as its Executive Director on April 1, 2019. Previously, Mr. Nardolilli served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, President of the Arlington Outdoor Lab, Executive Director of the Montgomery Parks Foundation, President of the C&O Canal Trust, and President of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust.  Michael has a JD from the College of William & Mary and a BSFS from Georgetown University.

David Searby – Rotaract Club Proposal Part ll

August 18th

David Searby, newly-installed President of Metro Bethesda Rotary Club, will present his proposal that his club, ours, and other local clubs jointly sponsor the creation of a new kind of Rotaract Club. David invited Pallavi Gowda and Bree Kunzel from Potomac Rotary Club, Varda Fink, new President of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club and Raquel Micit, a potential Rotaract Club member, to join our meeting on July 21st to hear and consider his proposal. Below is a screenshot of the meeting. The August event will be a continuation of the discussion, in person at the Marriott.

Kathleen Reedy – Antarctic Adventures, Part ll

August 11th

Kathleen Reedy was part of a research team, National Science Foundation Grantees, studying human adaptation to cold climate.  She has made seven trips to Antarctic totaling 10 months. The research has been published in several peer reviewed journals and funded by the National Science Foundation.

At Naval Medical Research Institute, with two colleagues, they began the research in human adaptation to cold climate; in Bethesda laboratories, in Alaska in the field with the Navy SEALs, and in Antarctica.

When she came last time, Kathleen talked about her work at McMurdo station.  Her time expired before she got to the stories about the South Pole, which will be the focus of her August presentation.

John Waterston – Club Assembly

August 4th

New Club President John Waterson’s presentation will include club members’ feedback on the Rotary club they’d like to see and proposed next steps as part of a club assembly on August 4th.  John plans to start the meeting before 7:45 am so that there will be ample time for member comments, questions & proposals.

John’s request for feedback in April generated a variety of replies, which he will summarize. John asked two simple questions:

What attributes of a Rotary Club would be most important in keeping you engaged and committed to Rotary? 

Do you have any other suggestions on how (or whether) our club should evolve and grow?

Bulletin – August 2023

July 31st