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)

Sir Stuart Matthews Honored by Home University

Our own Sir Stuart was honored by Hertfordshire University, his home university, when they named a new building the Sir Stuart Matthews Centre.  Below is the information on the whole process.  Hertfordshire is just outside and north of London.  We share the pride of his university in seeing Sir Stuart so honored.


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University of Hertfordshire opens new £120M accommodation

News   •  Oct 31, 2016 16:27 GMT

New student accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire College Lane Campus officially opened.

A redevelopment plan that has been ongoing for three years has reached completion, with the £120M new student accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire College Lane Campus officially now open.

The project, which was developed by Uliving and built by Bouygues UK, is made up of a 3,000 bed accommodation, and marks a significant milestone in the University’s Estates 2020 Vision and the transformation of the College Lane campus.

Four ex-university students were chosen to open the new accommodation, with each area named after them.

Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor at the University, said: “Our architects have done an absolutely magnificent job. I am delighted that we now have space for so many more students yet have managed to keep our wonderful green space on campus. We have a truly fantastic campus here and I’m delighted we have four of our most prestigious alumni here to open the buildings which have been named after them.”

Dr Julia Schofield MBE, a leading technology consultant and champion for utilising technology to meet the needs of people with disabilities, opened the Schofield accommodation. Julia was first blind female to study Computer Science at the University in the 1970s.

Julia said: “I am lucky because my time here enabled me to get into a field I really wanted to work in. I was surprised to be asked and I am extremely honoured.”

Diane Maclean, sculptor and environmental artist, opened the Maclean accommodation. Diane studied Art and Design at the University in the 1980s and is a long-standing supporter of the University. Her stainless steel creation “The Mountain”, commissioned for the Natural History Museum, sits outside main reception.

Mike Newton, a Computer Science graduate who has been a major contributor to the development of the computing industry, opened the Newton accommodation. Mike has worked with well-known companies such as Apple and Dell. He is an advocate for technology education and supports early career technologists.

The residences were officially opened on the same day as the opening of The Oval, a centre providing sports and social facilities as well as an information point for students, and the Hutton Hub, which brings together all student services in one location. Services include the Student Centre, Careers Service, Campus Pharmacy and Medical Centre, Student Union and a branch of Santander.

The Oval will be named Sir Stuart Matthews Centre in recognition of alumnus Sir Stuart Matthews and his long-standing contribution to the aviation industry which began at Hatfield Technical College. Sir Stuart Matthews also helped build the Comet, the world’s first jet airline.

Sir Stuart Matthews said: “I want to take the opportunity to say how proud I am to have graduated from Hertfordshire and to have this building named after me. I was one of the very first students here sixty years ago when it was Hatfield Technical College and it’s hard to believe that the University has become what it is today.”

The Hutton Hub takes its name from the Hutton building, which was built on the site in 1948 and named after Dr Hutton, the first head teacher of Hatfield School.