Meeting in Review, January 5, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 By: Whitney Ashe Doll
The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. welcomed guest speaker Kenneth R. Feinberg, Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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

President Bill Dent welcomed participants.

Secretary Whitney Doll led the introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians.

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

James Corey shared a Member Moment.

Announcements:
  • Postponement of plans for regular in-person meetings (President Bill)
  • Community Service Grants Update (Todd Miller)
  • Contributions to the D.C. Rotary Foundation (Past President Lynn Holec)
  • Contributions to the Rotary International Foundation (Kenneth Kimbrough)
  • January 15 event to mark MLK, Jr. Holiday (Sheldon Ray)
Shelly Williams introduced our guest speaker Kenneth R. Feinberg, Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Feinberg is one of the Nation’s leading experts in alternative dispute resolution, having served as Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Department of Justice Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism Fund, the Department of Justice Boeing 737 Max Crash Victim Beneficiaries Compensation Fund, the Department of the Treasury’s TARP Executive Compensation Program and the Treasury’s Private Multiemployer Pension Reform program. He was also Special Settlement Master of the Agent Orange Victim Compensation Program. In 2010, Mr. Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration to oversee compensation of victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Most recently, he has served as Administrator of the New York State Dioceses’ Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Funds, the One Orlando Fund, the GM Ignition Switch Compensation Program, and One Fund Boston Compensation Program arising out of the Boston Marathon bombings. He is currently the Court-appointed Settlement Master in the Fiat/Chrysler Diesel Emissions class action litigation in San Francisco.  He has been appointed mediator and arbitrator in thousands of complex disputes over the past 35 years.

Then, we had breakout sessions.

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