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This week, our Club is honored to host RI President, R. Gordon R. McInally as our guest speaker. Longtime D.C. Rotary Club member and personal friend to Gordon, Mark Wilson, will introduce our esteemed Rotary International leader. 💫 Did you know that RI President McInally owned and operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh until 2016? He has held various academic and professional positions, served as Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and is an ambassador for “Bipolar UK”. 💫 A member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry in Scotland, Gordon joined Rotary in 1984 aged 26. He has served as President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) and in RI has had many roles, including adviser to the 2022 Houston Convention Committee and chair of the Operations Review Committee. Gordon looks forward to working with members on building new style Rotary clubs and groups. 💫 As a proud grandfather, Gordon wishes to dedicate his presidency to making the world a better place for children everywhere to live and thrive. “No matter how long I live, I will never be able to give back to Rotary what Rotary has given me,” he says. 💫 Gordon and his wife, Heather, also a Rotarian, are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. They are also members of the Bequest Society. 💫 He is also a patron of “Hope and Homes for Children” and led a partnership between that organization and RIBI during his presidency to lift orphans of the Rwandan genocide out of poverty and into stability. He recalls a moment of epiphany about Rotary’s power to transform lives while in Rwanda when he met a 16-year-old girl who had previously never owned shoes. Gordon is also a patron of “Trade-Aid” for developing countries. 💫 Our Rotary Club is fortunate to have so many members with wonderful contacts such that we are able to attract a wide variety of newsworthy, sought-after speakers! The diversity of our speakers reflects the diverse interests of our members. 💫 #DCRotaryClub #newsworthy #RotaryInternational #RotaryDistrict7620 #CreateHopeintheWorld...
Last Wednesday, January 31st, our guest speaker was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova. Visit our YouTube site to view the presentation. 🇺🇦 Ambassador was appointed the Ukraine’s Ambassador to the USA and arrived in DC on Apr 20, 2021. She served in Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance in 2015-2020 as First deputy Minister and Government commissioner on investments and then since 2018 as a Minister of Finance. During her time at the Ministry she was a co-author of Ukraine’s macroeconomic revival program, has conducted unprecedented fiscal consolidation leading to deficit to GDP of 2% and debt to GDP reduction to below 50%, introduced midterm budgeting, gender oriented budgeting as well as negotiated, structured and coordinated successfully two IMF programs and other IFI cooperation programs. During her tenure she and her team also created UkraineInvest government promotion agency, Ukrainian Startup fund and an eData ecosystem of government public finance portals, including spending.gov.ua, openbudget.gov.ua and analytical instrument BOOST, which opened the majority of the public finance data to the public and increased Ukraine in all major international data transparency ratings. 🇺🇦 Markarova is married with four children and a grandson. 💫 Our Rotary Club is fortunate to have so many members with wonderful contacts such that we are able to attract a wide variety of newsworthy, sought-after speakers! The diversity of our speakers reflects the diverse interests of our members. 💫 #DCRotaryClub #hybridmeeting #clubmeeting #zoommeeting #newsworthy #guestspeaker #RotaryInternational #RI #RotaryDistrict7620 #CreateHopeintheWorld...
It’s a tradition in our @dcrotaryclub to honor and celebrate the commitment of our Past Presidents each year by gathering for dinner and fellowship! Of course our currently serving President joins the festivities and occasionally Club and Foundation officers too, along with spouses, partners, or significant others, the backbone of support for each of us.
We reminisced, shared stories, and roasted a few in fun!