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Tribute to Carla Satinsky by NB Rotary Club Members

Posted on 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.

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