Meeting in Review, October 6, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021 By: Whitney Ashe Doll
The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. welcomed guest speaker Stewart McLaurin, President, White House Historical Association.

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

President Bill Dent welcomed participants, guests, and visiting Rotarians.

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

Then, we socialized in break-out rooms.

Announcements:
  • Dick Pyle – Update & Invitation to join the Program Committee
  • Mimi Kanda - ISC - Deadline for International Grants is Friday, October 15
  • Bill Dent – University Club / Club Assembly date
  • Bill Dent - World Polio Day, October 24th
  • Bill Dent – Youth Council
Steve Liston introduced this week's guest speaker, Stewart McLaurin, President, White House Historical Association.

Stewart D. McLaurin, as president of the White House Historical Association since 2014, leads the Association’s non-profit and non-partisan mission to support conservation and preservation at the White House with non-government funding.  Under his leadership, the Association has expanded greatly in mission reach and impact; fundraising results; educational public programming and award-winning publications that teach the story of White House history; and related retail offerings inspired by history.

For more than 35 years, Stewart has held leadership roles with national non-profit and higher education organizations such as the American Red Cross, Georgetown University, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. He currently serves on the board of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Metropolitan Club Preservation Foundation, and National Trust of Scotland, USA Foundation.  He also serves as a Senior Advisor for Concordia.

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