On January 2, 2020, club member Eileen McGuckian will talk about an article she has been working on….  the role of Rockville in one of the first legal challenges by the NAACP to confront unequal pay for teachers.  The leading figures in this local 1930s story are Thurgood Marshall, a young civil rights attorney, and William B. Gibbs, Jr., teaching principal of Rockville Colored Elementary School.
 
Eileen McGuckian was executive director of Peerless Rockville for 30 years and is passionate about preserving historic places for the benefit of future generations. In 1988, she was one of the first two women to join Rockville Rotary Club, with the uncommon classification of "Historic Preservation." Thus far, she has written 6 books on Rockville history, including Rockville: Portrait of a City, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Rockville: A Guide to Rockville MD in the 1920s, and The Sesquicentennial of Rockville: Local Government at 150 years.  She enjoys leading tours around historic Rockville.  
 
Two hours of free validated parking is provided by Gordon Biersch for specific city parking lots. Parking available under the restaurant in Parking lot “B”. Take the elevator to the first floor, exit to the street and turn left for a short walk to Gordon Biersch. The next closest is Parking Lot “A” behind Gold’s Gym. Both garages are accessible from Middle Lane.