Sunday, June 4, 2023
By: William Harold Dent

On behalf of DC Rotary's 'Trees for the Capital' program and its Chairman, Bryan Ingram, I am pleased to announce that we (finally!) have a date and time for our next Tree Planting Ceremony.

It will be Wednesday, June 28th at 11:15 am. Please SAVE THE DATE! 

Location. To be determined. We will let you know as soon as we hear from our partners at the National Park Service. 

This Tree Planting Ceremony will be extra special, as we also celebrate the year of service of outgoing President Marilyn. How time flies!

YIRS,
Bill Dent, Co-Chair, Trees for the Capital

Richard Striner is a writer, scholar, and activist. He led an historic preservation organization before joining the faculty of Washington College, where he served as professor of history for thirty years. He also served as senior writer for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

The author of over a dozen books, he is also the author of numerous magazine and journal articles along with public affairs commentaries and op-eds.

An independent, he encourages people to “think outside the box.”  His writing has covered political history, presidential history, literature, economics, film, architecture, and historic preservation.

His most recent book is Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).  Previous presidential books include Woodrow Wilson and World War I:  A Burden Too Great to Bear (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Lincoln and Race (Southern Illinois Univerity Press, 2012), Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), and Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2006). He contributed to the on-line New York Times “Disunion” series on the Civil War and he has written two cover stories for the American Scholar magazine. He has also written articles for William & Mary Quarterly and Aspen Institute Quarterly. He was a regular book reviewer for The Weekly Standard.  

His latest book, Ike in Love and War: How Dwight D. Eisenhower Sacrificed Himself to Keep the Peace was published by Post Hill Press in September, 2023.

Richard Striner is a writer, scholar, and activist. He led an historic preservation organization before joining the faculty of Washington College, where he served as professor of history for thirty years. He also served as senior writer for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

The author of over a dozen books, he is also the author of numerous magazine and journal articles along with public affairs commentaries and op-eds.

An independent, he encourages people to “think outside the box.” His writing has covered political history, presidential history, literature, economics, film, architecture, and historic preservation.

His most recent book is Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). Previous presidential books include Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Lincoln and Race (Southern Illinois Univerity Press, 2012), Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), and Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2006). He contributed to the on-line New York Times “Disunion” series on the Civil War and he has written two cover stories for the American Scholar magazine. He has also written articles for William & Mary Quarterly and Aspen Institute Quarterly. He was a regular book reviewer for The Weekly Standard.

His latest book, Ike in Love and War: How Dwight D. Eisenhower Sacrificed Himself to Keep the Peace was published by Post Hill Press in September, 2023.

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The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. is an attorney and certified public accountant possessing degrees in taxation, law, communications, and business administration. Mr. Orange served 14 years in Washington, DC as an elected official, including two-terms as the Ward 5 Council Member and two-terms as an At-Large Council Member, and served 6 years as the Washington, DC Democratic National Committeeman; and recently served four-years as President & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Orange is currently setting up youth apprenticeship programs for the government of the District of Columbia.

In 2005, Mr. Orange authored legislation creating the only District of Columbia public holiday entitled “District of Columbia Emancipation Day” which honors the 3,100 DC enslaved persons freed on April 16, 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863.

The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. has received numerous awards and recognition, including the 2023 President Joseph R. Biden’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Society (2018), DCTV Hall of Fame (2017), Washington Business Journal Power 100 Recognition (2016 & 2017), Prince Hall Lodge No. 14 Life Time Achievement Award (2017), and the Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding Service Award (2016) for career accomplishments promoting excellence in the study, practice and judicial processes of the law.

Mr. Orange is a life-time member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason, and a member of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Washington, DC.

The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. is an attorney and certified public accountant possessing degrees in taxation, law, communications, and business administration. Mr. Orange served 14 years in Washington, DC as an elected official, including two-terms as the Ward 5 Council Member and two-terms as an At-Large Council Member, and served 6 years as the Washington, DC Democratic National Committeeman; and recently served four-years as President & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Orange is currently setting up youth apprenticeship programs for the government of the District of Columbia.

In 2005, Mr. Orange authored legislation creating the only District of Columbia public holiday entitled “District of Columbia Emancipation Day” which honors the 3,100 DC enslaved persons freed on April 16, 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863.

The Honorable Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. has received numerous awards and recognition, including the 2023 President Joseph R. Biden’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Society (2018), DCTV Hall of Fame (2017), Washington Business Journal Power 100 Recognition (2016 & 2017), Prince Hall Lodge No. 14 Life Time Achievement Award (2017), and the Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity, Inc. Outstanding Service Award (2016) for career accomplishments promoting excellence in the study, practice and judicial processes of the law.

Mr. Orange is a life-time member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason, and a member of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Washington, DC.

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RI President R. Gordon R. 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. His vision is to ensure that Rotary should exist everywhere in a style to suit everyone who has the desire to do good in the world. 

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. 
 

In his free time, Gordon enjoys rugby, good food and wine, and “stick dressing”. Gordon strongly supports The Rotary Foundation, which he describes as “the fuel that provides the energy to do Rotary service.” He 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. 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.

RI President R. Gordon R. 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. His vision is to ensure that Rotary should exist everywhere in a style to suit everyone who has the desire to do good in the world.

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.


In his free time, Gordon enjoys rugby, good food and wine, and “stick dressing”. Gordon strongly supports The Rotary Foundation, which he describes as “the fuel that provides the energy to do Rotary service.” He 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. 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.

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