The Nominating Committee of the Rotary Club of Alexandria met on November 17, 2017 to select the 2018 – 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors.
The Nominating Committee consisted of President Mike Wicks, President-elect Paul Anderson and the 5 most recent past presidents. They are Tom Roberts, Larry Alberson, Peter Knetemann, Ray Petniunas and John Woods.
The election of these Officers and Directors will take place at our lunch meeting on January 9, 2018.

The 2018 – 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors
For the Rotary Club of Alexandria, Virginia (RCA)

President Paul Anderson
President-elect Director; Group A – Club Administration Sharon Meisel
Vice President Director; Group B – Club Service John Moorman
Director; Group C – Membership Dan Blaine
Director; Group D – Public Image Ru Toyama
Director; Group E – Service Community Christine Friedberg
Director; Group F – Service International Shahnaz Ahmed
Director; Group G – Foundation Rich Morrison
Secretary Donna Wilson
Co-Treasurers Lee Duncan / Jeff Kohne

Yours In Rotary Service

Tom Roberts
Committee Chair
RCA Nominating Committee

Speakers for November 2017

November 7 – Jack Pitzer, “Army OCS: Pathways to Leadership Since 1941”

November 14 – Mara Benner, “Alternative Healing Approaches: Connecting Body and Mind”

November 21 –  Gwendolyn Beck (Granddaughter of a Holocaust Hero)

“Stories Remembered from Loved Ones”

November 28 – Diane Hendel, “Everything You Want to Know About Medicare, but Were Afraid to Ask”


October 3 – District Governor Ronnie Chantker, “Words about District 7610”

October 10 – Shannon Steene, “Redevelopment of Carpenter’s Shelter, and What it Means for Alexandria”

October 17 – Debbie Evans, “Domestic Violence Services Offered in the City of Alexandria”

October 24 – Fred Barnes, “The Current State of American Politics”

October 31 – Classification Talks

Speakers for September 2017


September 12 – Gwendolyn Klein -“Safe and Sound in the Hospital”

September 19 – Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz – “An End to HIV and Hepatitis C”

September 26 – Bonnie O’Leary – “HELP! Where did my Hearing Go?”

Rotary Speakers for August 2017

August 1 – Classification Talks by Rachael Talay and Denny Kuhns

August 8—Mr. Craig Fuller, CEO of the Fuller Group and former White House and Association Executive.


August 15 – Dr. Donald Trump, INOVA Schar Cancer Institute

August 22 – Mr. Craig Floyd, Founder & CEO of National Law Enforcement Officers Assn.

August 29 – Mr. Robert (Robin) Winthrop Johnson Esq., Partner Johnson, Rogers & Clifton LLP

“Status of the Sugar Industry”

Speakers for July 2017

July 4 – No meeting, BHCC closed

July 11 – Dr. Tom Curry, Head of School Bishop Ireton, “The Future of Bishop Ireton HS”

& Installation of new Officers and Directors for Rotary Year 2017 – 2018

July 18 – Mike Lane, “Virginia Politics: Past, Present, and Future”

July 25 – Ed Rausch, “Empowering Veterans & Strengthening Communities”


June 6 –  Pam DeCandio and John Woods, CONTRIBUTIONS DAY,

June 13 – Diane Hendel, Aging Well: Geriatrics v. Internal Medicine

June 20 – Chuck Vollmer – Jobenomics: A Plan for America: 20 Million New Jobs by 2020

June 27 – Parents/Grandparents/Child Luncheon


May 2 – Jo Sabel Courtney of Cabot Creamer

May 9 – Dr. Khan, Neighborhood Health

May 16 -Dave Aland, Cyber Security

May 23 – Police Chief Brown

(remember no meeting on May 30)

Speakers for April 2017

April 4 – Governor Jim Gilmore: “National Issues”

April 11 – Michele Thyen: Dir. Community Engagement “Brain Injury Services”

April 18 – Constanza Hasselmann: “Project Aquarelle”

April 25 – Megan Beyer: “Trip to Cuba”

Speakers for February 2017

Feb 7 – COL (USA, Ret) Richard A. Lacquement, Jr. – “Developing Strategic Leaders for a Dynamic Environment”,  Dean of the Army War College’s School of Strategic Landpower.

Feb 14 – Lance Mallamo, Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria.

Feb 21 – Mayor Allison Silberberg – Mayor, City of Alexandria –

Feb 28 – Kathy Bowdring,  “Expanding Opportunities for our Youth:  College and Career Readiness” – (Administrator of West Potomac Academy at West Potomac HS)