This week: May 27, 2022 - Clark Reed  - Environmental Sustainability in Montgomery County

Wayne Rohauer – Golf Courses Around Our County (Zoom)

Wayne Rohauer’s golf profession has spanned over 25 years. He is currently the Director of Operations with Montgomery County Revenue Authority, Rockville, MD, which operates 9 daily fee golf courses. Prior to joining Montgomery County Revenue Authority in 2007, he served as a General Manager/Regional Manager for both private country clubs and daily fee courses with the Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company, Century Golf and American Golf Corporation. Before joining the golf profession he held the positions of General Manager and Regional Manager in the hotel industry, mostly located in the Midwest for over 20 years.

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 … Read More »

Joni Keaton – Rebuilding Together Montgomery Country

Joni Keaton is originally from Rockville, Maryland, and returned to the area after graduating in 2020 with dual degrees in International Studies and Ballet  Performance from the University of Oklahoma. She began serving as an AmeriCorps member at Rebuilding Together Montgomery County shortly after, dedicating a year of service to help support RTMC’s mission of repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives. She joined the team full-time in September of  his year as the Development & Communications Coordinator and is proud to help continue this important work. 

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) was founded in 1990 with a ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ approach of providing free home repairs and accessibility modifications to low-income homeowners in Montgomery County. Many of the homeowners served are seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, single parents, and members of marginalized communities who would not otherwise be able to remain safely and independently at home. Working in partnership with local businesses, organizations, and volunteers, RTMC strives to ensure the right to safe housing for Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents. 


Victoria Feldman – Classification Talk

Victoria Feldman has been an active club member since 2000, when fellow architect Jay Davies sponsored her membership in our club. Victoria is an architect; she has the Architectural Diploma (1972) and PhD in Architectural Theory (1982) from Moscow, Russia. She received an Architectural practice and academic rank in the Academy of  Architecture in the city of Ekaterinsburg (Ural region of Russia), where she worked for 23 years. In 1995 she emigrated to Maryland. After a short adaptation period she joined her professional field. Victoria was involved in Church projects, Office buildings, gas stations, and others. She presented her project/idea for the Pentagon Memorial competition. She currently works mainly on residential projects in the U.S. and abroad. Samples of her work can be viewed on facebook/ From 1999-2006 she worked for “Architects at Work” in Bethesda. From 1998 to the present Victoria also serves as a licensed Foreign Language Docent at the National Gallery of Art of Washington, DC. For a few years she volunteered in architectural classes at Thomas Edison High School of Technology.

Victoria loves her family, her friends, likes to travel, draw, read and cook

Claes Ryn – An Historical Perspective on the 2020 Election

Club Member 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. He is Editor of the scholarly journal Humanitas. Claes 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 … Read More »

Liz Banach – Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

Liz Banach — a hunter’s daughter — grew up in rural Virginia. She is proud to be at the helm of an organization that focuses its attention and resources on those individuals who are disproportionately affected gun violence: people who use a gun to commit suicide and young men and women of color living in urban areas.

MARYLANDERS TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE:OUR MISSION: To reduce gun violence in Maryland through evidence-based solutions.OUR VISION: A society where gun violence is the exception, not the norm.OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE: We believe all Marylanders have a right to live free from gun violence. We pursue the goal of gun violence free communities through policy development, empowerment through strategic education, and effective advocacy at the community and legislative levels.

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