|May 8, 2017|
Speaker: Larry P. Goodson, Ph.D., General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security and Professor of Middle East Studies Department of National Security and Strategy U.S. Army War College
Topic: "TEN THINGS WE ALL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST"
Larry Goodson is internationally known as respected as one of the foremost experts on the dramatically changing and threatening Middle East. He was one of the principal crafters for U. S. strategy and policy development for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has lectured on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islam, and the Middle East to audiences at more than 100 universities, schools and organizations, and has been interviewed more than 1000 times. This is a rare privilege to enhance our understanding of the worrisome part of the world and enhance our world view! Don't pass it up!
Greeter: Anne Aufiero
Invocation: Wil Everhart
Club Singing: Marsha Banks
Student/Teacher of the Quarter: John Sutliff
Auction of Betty Hungerford’s delicious lemon cakes
Pianist: Norma Swain
Publications: Karen Paris
Larry P. Goodson is Professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College, where he also teaches South Asian courses. He currently holds the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security, which he also held in 2004-2007. A leading U.S. academic specialist on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dr. Goodson has been continually called upon to serve as a regional advisor on the events in Afghanistan and Pakistan by senior military and policy leaders. In 2002, Dr. Goodson was Technical Adviser on Elections and one of the International Election Monitors for the Emergency Loya Jirga in Afghanistan. As U.S. Central Command Fellow in 2004 in Tampa, he served for six months as a senior adviser to General John Abizaid on Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2008-09, he served on a four month temporary assignment to the U.S. Central Command Assessment Team, where he was one of the principal crafters for U.S. strategy and policy development for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Among his other academic appointments, Dr. Goodson taught at the American University in Cairo (1994-2000) and conducted his dissertation field work in Peshawar, Pakistan (1986-1987). Dr. Goodson completed all of his academic work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban (2001) and the forthcoming Pakistan: Understanding the Dark Side of the Moon, to be published by Palgrave MacMillan, as well as numerous chapters and articles. Most recently, he has authored the article “The New Great Game: Still Played by Old Rules,” currently under review for publication, as well as the article, “The Great Middle Eastern War,” which focuses on the Syrian Civil War, also under review for publication.
Dr. Goodson has lived in Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and traveled extensively in the Middle East and South Asia, including India, the Gulf countries, North Africa, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Cyprus. He has lectured on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islam, and the Middle East to audiences at more than 100 universities, schools, and organizations, and been interviewed more than 1000 times on those subjects since September 11, 2001.
NEWS AND NOTES:
1. Please retrieve your Roster information sheet from the badge board, update, sign up for 2017-18 committees and return to Linda.
• Is your attendance low and you are really busy at the office? Think about doing a make-up online. https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/
• SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
• CONTRIBUTIONS DUE:
1. Rotary International Foundation $100
• Have you listed your Rotary Service in your LinkedIn profile?
• Follow Rotary Club of Harrisburg Facebook page (and Like us) and www.hbgrotary.org for speaker/meeting updates
• DID YOU KNOW? Contributions to The Harrisburg Rotary Foundation for memorials, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are always appreciated. The recipient receives an appropriate acknowledgment from the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and the contribution is also acknowledged in The Rotary Roundup. Donations are tax-deductible.
• SAVE THE DATE:
1.Sweet Bites for Better Sight May 15! Tickets available at Rotary meetings.
2. Teacher Impact Awards May 22.
1. The May 2017 Governors Newsletter can viewed. Go to rotary7390.org. Across the top are all the tabs, run your cursor over “District Newsletter” and a drop down box will put out and click on the newsletter.
3. Join Rotary District 7390 for a group installation of the 2017/18 District Leadership and Club Presidents! Be there to root for District Governor Una and President Sam!
When: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Where: FNB Field, Home of the Harrisburg Senators, Upper Deck/Giant Pavilion, City Island, Harrisburg
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Rotary Picnic (All You Can Eat)
7:00 Harrisburg Senators vs. Reading Fighting Phils
The bases are loaded with 43 incoming presidents ready for a grand slam of a year. Incoming District Governor, Una Martone, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before game play. Then, watch the game or enjoy fellowship and networking with fellow Rotarians and new friends. It will be a great night for ROTARY at the ballpark and we’re swinging for the fences.
$30 per adult (Over age 12)
$12 per child (12 and under)
Free—Children age 3 and under
Note: Parking is $4 per car, however, you can park FREE on Thursday thanks to Community Aid. Bring a bag full of clothes to donate and park for FREE. Donations will be accepted at City Island as you are parking.
Register Today!! - http://rotary7390.org/event/district-governors-installation/#sthash.5Je2E7bG.dpuf
Last meeting 5/1/17 by Peter Henninger
May Day! May Day! May Day! Actually it is May Day and these are the Rotary minutes for May 1st, 2017. Norma Swain and Ali Bach serenaded the diners with a wonderful selection of tunes. President Steve called the meeting to order promptly at 12:10 p.m. Dick Stewart provided the invocation, followed by Marian Alexander who led the Club and guests in the singing of America The Beautiful accompanied by Norma and Ali. After the Pledge of Allegiance and the Meet and Greet, Angela Tatum introduced Betty Hungerford, who introduced Jack Snider, husband of today’s honoree, Karen Snider, along with Mort Spector and Patricia Lee. Angela also noted that Jenny Black and Meghan Skelly were with us as guests.
Rae Lynn Cox then took to the mic to give her mini-classification talk. Rae Lynn “connected the dots” about her life, career, and the people that have helped shape her existence. Rae Lynn further noted that she works in communications and marketing and for the past decade or so has done this for the United Way of Central Pennsylvania.
President Steve then introduced the Honorable Yvette Kain, who took to the podium to present the Resolution reflecting on the life of and the professional and community service of Karen F. Snider. Nary a dry eye for those in attendance.
President Steve, substituting for Pete Ressler, updated the Club on the Peace Garden Committee clean up and planting event at the Peace Garden along Front Street in Harrisburg, which will take place on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers will receive attendance credit. Bring a hand shovel. Please contact Pete Ressler by phone or email for additional information.
Dan Brannen then updated the Club on the Sweet Bites for Better Sites event in two weeks. He reminded the Club of the contribution match that is available and noted that they would be auctioning off a couple of Betty’s lemon cakes next week in addition to passing the hat.
The Group Study Exchange team from Taiwan, Team Leader Anna, “Bug”, Taishow, Tiana, and Vivi, then spoke of the excellent opportunity for young professionals to explore other cultures and to share their culture with us. Anna Lee, who has been a Rotarian since 2009, teaches the younger generation. Not only that, but within four years of becoming a member of Rotary, she started a new Club with the stated idea of helping and protecting the young. Viva spoke of her interest as a postcard collector, traveling, and paper handcrafts. Viva noted that there were postcards at every table for members to keep. Viva has a degree in marketing and works for the beverage industries in Taiwan, specifically alcohol raw material companies. Viva is the charter president of a fairly new club and spoke of the Tachia Matsu annual religious pilgrimage which is 125 mile each way round trip of which more than 2,000,000 pilgrims annually participate. Tiana Lee is a music teacher with a Master’s in music performance who owns her own studio and is not only a teacher but a lecturer and has performed around the world. An accomplished floutest, Tiana Lee provides free music lessons for disadvantaged children and does charitable events in nursing homes, hospitals, and senior centers. “Bug” is a real estate agent and a fairly new Rotarian who is a passionate jogger. Bug spoke of sharing his experiences with the folks in Pennsylvania and noted the 200mph bullet train which provides for easy transport around his country.
Taishow wrapped up the presentation, noting that she works in her father’s factory as a sales manager, noted that she is a beer lover, that Taiwan has the largest concentration of convenience stores in the world with 7-11 as the favorite. Taishow informed the Club that night markets are a distinctive part of culture of Taiwan and invited all to partake of the opportunity, if and when they visit Taiwan.
A very interesting presentation which they closed by singing a Taiwanese folk song accompanied by Tiana Lee on the flute. After the exchange of club banners with President Steve the meeting was adjourned.
2016-2017 Club Officers