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WHAT'S NEW AT POTOMAC ROTARY THIS WEEK
 
Happy New Week!! 
We welcome everyone to bring in a Thanksgiving-related item and join us for our club's long-standing Thanksgiving Auction. All money raised goes to our club's charities fund. 
 
Last Week... 
 
Wednesday 11/15/17 We inducted 2 new members into the club and are very excited about their participation as our 40 under 40 members.  
 
Dr. Pallavi Belur lives in Potomac and owns her own concierge practice in Rockville, MD. She has served as a Montgomery County delegate at the Maryland State Medical Society. She is proud to join the Rotary and work with others who share the vision to provide service to others. Recently she volunteered with the Afghan Medical Professionals Association of America (AMPAA), Children of Persia (COP) and the Iranian Medical Society of Greater Washington DC (IAMS) in being the lead medical consultant at a Health Fair in Virginia. In October 2017, she represented Potomac and attended the 20th Anniversary of the Indian American Friendship Council at the Capitol. In the past, she has been involved with the volunteer group ASHA for Education who serves to make socio-economic changes through educating underprivileged children in India.
She graduated from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and has a Master of Health Administration degree from George Washington University. Her residency training was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) and Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Prior to owning her own practice, she worked for MedStar Health and was awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PPC-PCMH). While in the military, she served as Assistant Medical Director to the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee at WRAMC. She was stationed at Fort Meade, MD at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center where she served as a Chief Medical Officer in Force Health Protection. During this time, she received numerous awards such as the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Superior Unit Award. She has published articles in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology- Cardiovascular Imaging and Transplantation. Dr. Belur is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and Association of Healthcare Executives. She was awarded the Leading Physicians of the World by The International Association of Healthcare Professionals in 2015. Her other interests include fitness; she is a marathon runner and a Bollywood dance fitness instructor.
 
John Reid is no stranger to service, as a native of Chesterfield, Virginia, he was nominated for the  American Red Cross National Certificate of Merit, the highest lifesaving award given by the Red Cross, for providing CPR & first aid to 7 victims of a head-on auto collision.
The call to service led, John, to enlist in the US Army in 2003. During this service, John studied at American Military University in order to obtain a Bachelors in Business Management, and was shortly selected for Army Officer Candidate School, and commissioned as an Engineer Officer. John deployed as a Sapper Platoon Leader, for Operation Iraqi Freedom in Sadar City, Baghdad. There, he was awarded the Army Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star, while conducting over 211 combat patrols for Improvised Explosive Devices. He has been also awarded numerous Army Commendation medals, along with Air Assault and Army Pathfinder Badge. After 10 years of military service, John currently works as the Program Operations Specialist for USDA National Organic Program, Accreditation Division.
And also serves on the Executive Board of Directors, as Treasurer, of USDA Employee Services & Recreation Association, the oldest and largest federal employee non-profit in Washington, DC.  In addition, providing Business Advisory to six retail shops managed by ESRA Promenade Retail Center.
John resides in Calverton, MD where he serves as Secretary of the Calverton Community Association.
We are looking forward to their participation in our club activities and contributions in our local and global communities.  
 
Thursday November 16th Andrew Friedson presented a distinct honor of a state citation to Citizen of the Year, Dr. John Sever, the visionary volunteer who's led the effort to virtually eradicate polio from the face of the earth -- from 1,000 new cases a day to just 5 in the world this year -- with a world-changing effort he started right here in our community through our Rotary Club of Potomac and Rotary International.
 
Rotary Means Business DC-Metro chapter's next meeting is on December 14th 
5:30pm-7pm in DC at The Front Page 
RMB welcomes all Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and their guests to this networking event.  
Rotary Means Business is an international Rotary fellowship and its mission is to encourage Rotarians to support the success of fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.
 
This will be a great way to meet Rotary members from the DC Metro area and consider joining Rotary to become a member of this International fellowship.  For more information on this fellowship please email Vijay at Khetarpalvijay@gmail.com 
 
Check out the New "Join Us" page on our website!
 
$40 under 40 - Effective October 1st Dues for individuals under the age of 40 will be only $40 per month. Now you can be a part of the world's most prestigious service club for about the cost of a cup of regular coffee.  $100 of which will be a tax-deductible contribution to charities annually. Over the age of 40, dues are about $2/day; below the cost of Starbucks! So just in case you are charitable or service inclined and would consider making a difference in your world; please consider Rotary. A network of over 1.4 million working together since 1905.
 
We invite High School Teachers interested in Rotary's mission to apply for Dues Scholarships we are offering at this time. 
 
Check out the New "Join Us" page on our website!
 
“Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.”  - Rotary President Ian Riseley
 
We believe in Rotary and want others to have the opportunity for Rotary service, leadership, and fellowship that we enjoy.  
 
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Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Auction- Breakfast Meeting
Founding Farmer's Restaurant at Park Potomac
Nov 22, 2017
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Potomac Rotary Happy Hour
Sugo Osteria & Pizzeria
Nov 29, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Save a Child's Heart - Mending Hearts
Founding Farmer's Restaurant at Park Potomac
Dec 06, 2017
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
 
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Jim Harris
November 3
 
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Gerane
November 13
 
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Christopher Good
Jennifer
November 11
 
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Howard Lerch Jr
November 3, 1999
18 years
 
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President's Message
Anila Khetarpal
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I am truly humbled by this opportunity to serve.  Rotary International is 112 years old and Potomac Club is 57 years old this year.  Rotary must be doing something right for over a century to attract raving fans like Bill Gates as well as Ashton Kutcher.  It has evolved more in the last 5 years than in the previous 100 years.  Now our focus is more on engagement over attendance so we welcome you to check us out.  I invite you to consider the Potomac Rotary for your social and service fulfillment.  Rotary is the only NGO with a seat at the UN; because of its shared vision for peace and the critical humanitarian activities around the world.  The job is big enough and there is work for everyone.  There is no money in Rotary work but it’s worth a fortune.
 
I aspire to make our club as diverse as the Potomac community while attracting more female members as well.  We are launching a 40 under 40 program to make Rotary membership attractive for the younger members of our community.  Our club presently has members ranging from 25 to 85 years young.   Potomac Rotary Club is offering membership scholarships for Potomac Area High School teachers. To learn more, feel free to email me at Anila.Khetarpal@gmail.com. or give me a call on my cell phone 202-288-0854.  Yours in Rotary Service! 
 
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