Meeting in Review, August 11, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021 By: Whitney Ashe Doll
This week the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. welcomed guest speaker Rotary International Director Peter Kyle.

The Zoom meeting was opened at 12:15 PM for member fellowship.

President Bill Dent welcomed participants and guests.

Secretary Whitney Doll welcomed visitors and visiting Rotarians.

Shelton Williams introduced his guests.

Sergeant-at-Arms Sterling Hoffman presented the Four-Way Test and weekly inspiration. He recognized birthdays and anniversaries for the week.

Ken Kimbrough presented his Member Moment.

Announcements:
  • President Bill gave an update about our plans for hybrid meetings. We have decided to pause at this time and will reconsider plans in September.
  • David Klaus spoke about the Ambassadorial Reception. The Committee is recommending to the Board that we postpone the October event date.
  • Bob Schott spoke about the Pink Gin Fundraiser for the Rotary Club of D.C. Foundation.

President Bill presented Member of the Month to Salvador Farfan.

President Bill introduced this week's guest speaker, Rotary International Director Peter Kyle.

Peter Kyle first came to the U.S. from New Zealand in 1973 to pursue post-graduate studies in law at the University of Virginia as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. After a career in private legal practice in New Zealand he returned to the US in 1992 to take up a position with the World Bank as a senior international attorney. He retired from this position in 2009.

He was inducted into Rotary in 1976 and has since served the organization in many capacities. He has been particularly involved in alumni/Rotary Peace Fellow activities and has chaired both the Alumni Relations and Rotary Peace Centers Committees. He has also served as an International Assembly Trainer, COL Delegate, RI President’s Representative and Dean of the Rotary Representative Network. He is currently the RI Director for 2020-22 in Zones 33 & 34.

Peter has received the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award together with the Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service. He and his wife, Margaret, live on the West River in Maryland in a home designed by Margaret and close to their two children and one grandson.

President Bill adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.