Bulletin -- January 30th ,2015 - The Rotary Club of North Bethesda

The Weekly Newsletter of the Rotary Club of North Bethesda
January 30th 2015, Issue 05
The newsletter this week is produced by David Fitzwilliam and Christine Syversen, Flagship
Visit our Website to stay updated: www.nbrotary.org
January 30th: Steven G Silverberg - Ten Things You May Not Know About Japan
February 6th: Tas Tousimis - The French Resistence
February 13th: Capt. Fred Foote, MD (ret) - Neuro Surgeon, Holistic Healer, Poet
District 7620
Rotary Reveille
This Week: Steven G Silverberg - Ten
Things You May Not Know About Japan
Geography and why I am
here today
Reflections on the Japanese
The language of the Tsugaru
region (where I live)
Food, restaurants, and drinking establishments
How do you get home after #4: The daikosha
Hot springs (onsen)
Health and medical care
Paying for #7
The culture of Kawaii
Rotary in Japan
Steven G. Silverberg is a semi-retired physician/
surgical pathologist who is currently a Professor
Emeritus at the University of Maryland School of
Medicine. For the past ten years he has lived predominantly in Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture,
Japan, and returns with his wife to a condo in Bethesda for the winter months. He has been a Rotarian (home club in Japan) for the past six years, and
has recently begun organizing health education programs (through Rotary) in Goshogawara.
Last Week: David O Stewart - Author The
Lincoln Deception
David Stewart's car was rear ended on the way
to the Rotary meeting, so Dave Fitzwilliam
talked about Stewart's first 3 books. David
Stewart is a retired lawyer that argued two
cases before the US Supreme Court in his former life. His first three books were all related
to the US Constitution. His 1st was "The Summer of 1787"and was about the Constitutional
Convention. His 2nd was about Pres. Andrew
Johnson's impeachment trial. The 3rd was
about Arron Burr's attempt to form a brake
away empire along the Mississippi River from
Ohio to New Orleans in 1805.
Hot News
From the president: Please make
sure you have changed my email
to [email protected]
3-min speaker
Member Milestones
Jan 30th: Kevin C Flynn
Jan 30th - Feb 6th
Feb 6th: David A Fitzwilliam
None known
Feb 13th: Victoria Feldman
Feb 20th: Robert A Fangmeyer
Feb 27th: Gerald L Lett
Fourth: WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Third: Will it build GOODWILL and
Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned?
First: Is it the TRUTH?
Of the things we think, say or do:
Internet Web Site:
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
10257 Old Georgetown Rd
Oakville Grill
Breakfast Friday Mornings at 7:15 a.m.
District 7620  Club  
of North Bethesda
The Rotary Club
The application of the ideal of service to every Rotarian’s
personal, business, and community life:
Rotary membership, please contact :
Robert Follit
8 Farm Haven Court
Rockville MD 208552
[email protected]
(240)401-2976 - Cell (301) 718-5039 - Work
North Bethesda has a diverse membership of
business and professional men and women,
and has provided continuing community and
charitable services since its inception. It meets
on Friday mornings at the Oakville Grill in Bethesda to enjoy a hearty breakfast, camaraderie, and to plan activities and fund raisers for
Rotary causes.
The Rotary Club of North Bethesda, known as
the first breakfast club in Rotary District 7620,
was chartered in 1974. The club is one of more
than 30,000 Rotary International clubs in 168
countries, including recently formed clubs in
former Communist Block countries.
The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and
professional persons united in the ideal of service.
High ethical standards in business and professional life
and the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation
as an opportunity to serve society;
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for
The OBJECT OF ROTARY is to encourage and foster the ideal of
service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to
encourage and foster
Note: The immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of North Bethesda automatically becomes
President of the club’s Foundation on January 1
of the year following his term of office.
Rotary Charitable Foundation
Of North Bethesda, Inc.
Officers & Directors
Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015
President: Nick Martinez
Vice Pres/Secretary: Barry Thompson ,M.D.
Treasurer: James Osterman
Directors: Gerald Lett, James Manley, Alexis Martinez, Stephen Vaccerezza
Club Bulletin: Acting Christine Syversen, Flagship
Sgt.-at -Arms: Rotating Monthly
David Michael Phillips - Vocational
Jay Davies - Public Relations
Mario Price
Nancy Pulley - Community
Ron Singelman - Club Service
Rob Follit - Membership
James Manley
Bruce Fowler - International
Nick Martinez
Officers & Directors
July 1, 2014 to June 30,2015
President: Gonzalo Accame
President-Elect: Ron Sigelman
Vice President: Mario Price
Secretary: Reggie Mark-Hansen
Treasurer: Stephen Vaccarezza, M.D.