12-11-18 Art Dwight spoke about his adventures walking the Appalachian Trail. Art took on this adventure this past summer, waling 2,190 miles through 14 states from Georgia to Maine. He started his hike in Georgia where for the first month it was rainy and freezing, making him question if this was really the best time to do this. Most of the time he hiked alone, and every four days tried to grab a hot meal and stay in a hotel.
12-4-18 Club President Katey Boerner presented Part 1 of a 10-part series on Glen Echo Park. Katey focused on the very early days of the park, when it was in private hands and affiliated with Chautauqua.
11-27-18 Chris Jones talked about our Club’s next big fundraiser, Cinco de MayoThon on April 27, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Norfolk and St. Elmo Avenue in Bethesda.
About the event… The event, a celebration of Mexican culture, will take place in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. Kicking off with an irreverent “Micro-Marathon,” racers will compete to raise money and win prizes with just 50 strides to greatness! The Race, which features all the trappings of a major road race in just 164 feet, leads into a large-scale street festival. Go to wwwcincodemaython.com to get more information on the event.
11/20/18 County Executive - Elect Marc Elrich spoke at last week's meeting. He articulated his plans to reduce the education gap by improving early childhood education and to increase the competitiveness of the county with respect to surrounding jurisdictions.
11-13-18 Bob Bachman talked about how Montgomery County developed in the 1950’s. The baby boomers played the biggest part in the population boom. The county met that challenge with thousands of new homes, new schools and of course a few shopping malls.
11-6-18 Bob Levey regaled us with anecdotes from his long career at the Washington Post, and promoted his new novel, “Larry Felder, Candidate”.
10-30-18 Joe Corona of Montgomery County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security made a presentation about emergency preparedness. He emphasized the importance of a written plan and emergency kits for work, home, and car.
10-23-18 Jim Calderwood, an attorney with Zuckert, Scoutt and Rasenberger, spoke about peculiarities in US elections, most notably the primary system and the electoral college.
10-16-18 John Sipher, who retired from the CIA's Clandestine Service after a 20 year career, spoke about Russian active intelligence activities, a.k.a meddling. Mr. Sipher traced the roots of Russia's meddling from the 19th century and focused on the Putin era.
10-9-18 Our guest speaker was Neal Augenstein, journalist from WTOP FM. Mr. Augenstein recounted the impact of technology, especially smart phone, and social media on audio broadcast journalism