NOTE: All meetings in January will be virtual. Carmela Carr & Kevin Flynn – NBRC Charitable Foundation: An Update
Carmela currently serves as President of the Rotary Charitable Foundation of North Bethesda. She will hold this post until December 2022 when she will gleefully turn it over to Nick Martinez. Carmela has been a Rotarian since 1996. The first club she joined was in South Carolina, after “bellying up to the bar” with a Rotarian. She joined the NBRC in 2010.
Carmela currently works for NCI Information Systems, Inc., in Reston, VA, as a Principal Subcontracts Administrator. Previously she worked as a Subcontracts Administrator for GDIT, CSRA, SRA International and SENTECH, Inc. Her first career was in Higher Education, where she worked as a Resident Director and Assistant Director of Union Activities at Michigan State University and then as the Assistant Director for Student Activities and Director of the Student Union at the University of South Carolina. She lives with her dog, Chico, in North Bethesda.
Kevin, currently serving as Treasurer of our Club Foundation, joined North Bethesda Rotary in 1992, sponsored by Charter Member Tas Tousimis. Tas was editor of the club bulletin, and came in every week to Kevin & Betsy’s printshop on Nebel Street to get copies. He persuaded Kevin to visit the club at the Waters Catering location across the street. Kevin eagerly became a member, and served as president in 1998. He fondly recalls attending the Rotary International Convention in Indianapolis in 1997, which allowed him to visit his alma mater at Notre Dame in northern Indiana. Kevin graduated from Notre Dame in the late 1960s, and later got a Master’s degree in Communication from Stanford. In addition to owning the printshop, he has worked at a variety of nonprofit organizations in Washington and Montgomery County. In 2000, he joined his wife Betsy at the Department of the Interior in Washington, where he worked on educational and public affairs projects, including the Departmental website. Now retired, Kevin and Betsy have three children and two grandchildren and love to spend time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He has participated in countless North Bethesda Rotary fundraisers, from wine tasting and silent auctions to bike tours and this year’s Community Health Challenge.