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    April 6
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    April 7
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    April 10
  • Bonnie Casper
    April 29
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  • George Nash
    April 18, 2007
    10 years
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
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next Speaker: Dr john sever-vice chair international polioplus committee

thursday, April 27. 730am-900am redwood restaurant 7121 bethesda row

John is THE key Rotarian spearheading our involvement with PolioPlus. 
He became a Rotarian in 1964 in the Potomac Club.  President in 1969-1970 and Governor, District 7620 in 1978-1979.  He received the Humanitarian Citizen award for District 7620 in 1978.  Organized six Group Study Exchanges.  Served on many District Committees and was Chairman of Rotary Foundation for the District for six years.  He is active in Rotary Foundation programs and serves as an advisor to the District Governor.  He was Chairman, International Service, 1994-1998 serves as a Senior Advisor on International Service 1998-present.  He is a member of the Safe Blood Initiative program.
John has worked in senior medical and research positions at George Washington University, Children's National Medical Center and NIH.

big weekend of volunteerism for mbr

sixteen members participate!

Stream Clean and A Wider Circle 5k/1M

On a rainy, soaking day, Russell directed our first Stream Clean on Earth Day. A partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy,
we tackled an important tributary of Rock Creek flowing through Chevy Chase Lake under Connecticut Ave. We collected 25 huge bags of trash and recyclables. This helps keep the water entering the Creek, Potomac and Chesapeake stay a little bit cleaner.
The beautiful Coqeulin Run waterfall only a few hundred yards from Connecticut Ave
Russell giving the team last minute instructions
The mbr Stream Team (and friends)


Some of the Trash
And of course- the famous golf balls from Columbia Country Club!

Everyone worked hard and hard a ton of fun!!
Great Hair Day                                Don't ask what Larry's doing

Emerging from the rainforest

A wider circle 5k/1M run

On Sunday, a beautiful day, we ran or walked to end poverty- A Wider Circle fundraiser. mBr is a partial sponsor!
Here's the mBr team

Special recognition for the 5K runners
900 people participated

mbr's own Jeremy lichtenstein wins a montgomery serves award for individual acheivement

These awards recognize those who have given extraordinary volunteerism during 2016. The award is given in four categories -- individual community service, youth service (ages 18 and under), group service and corporate volunteerism.

A lifelong Montgomery County resident, Jeremy has served many local children’s charities and initiatives. In 2012, he established Kids In Need Distributors (KIND- www.kindinmd.org), delivering food items to needy children to sustain them on days when they were not in school. Last year, he volunteered more 1,000 hours of his time toward KIND, enabling the organization to deliver more than 110,000 meals, including 4,500 meals over the summer.

Seven mbr members participate in kind food delivery

Jeremy, founder of KIND (www.kindinmd.com) handing out school assignments. Greg Wimms loading up his car. Greg is District 7620 Governor Elect.


Most recent speaker- rick ammirato, exec dir bethesda urban partnership



Rick with Lyn (President Elect 2017/18)

The nonprofit partnership is similar to a business improvement district. Its chief functions are marketing and maintaining the appearance of 300 acres in Bethesda. Its 2015 revenue was $4.87 million, making it the region's second-largest bid, according to the WBJ List of business improvement organizations.

Ammirato most recently worked as assistant city manager of Homestead, Florida, a position he’s held since 2014. Previously, he did a four-year stint as the executive director at the Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency.

Prior to his time in Homestead, Ammirato served as the executive director of the White Plains Business Improvement District in White Plains, New York.

Ammirato holds a master’s degree in communications, culture and technology from Georgetown University. He earned his bachelor's in communications and literature from Pace University in New York.


great service weekend for mbr!

On Saturday four members served lunch for Bethesda Cares homeless clients. And Sunday 7 members, some with family, served brunch to kids and parents at Children's Inn at NIH (photo below), part of a partnership with KindWorks.




metroBethesda Rotary

A Forward-Thinking Rotary Club

metroBethesda Rotary is the place you'll keep coming back for more. Rotary's tagline is "service above self" and we live that daily. Reaching out to organizations in our neighborhood and internationally, metroBethesda Rotary is looking for new members to keep us moving forward.

We're not the biggest or the oldest, but metroBethesda Rotary is on fire as one of the fastest growing clubs in the DC area. From hosting golf tournaments and fundraisers to networking happy hours and BBQ's, we're making our mark.

Check us out at Redwood Restaurant in Bethesda every Thursday 7:30-9am for breakfast, a speaker, and great conversation. Follow us on Twitter - @BethesdaRotary - or Like us on Facebook - and keep up on what's going on in the metroBethesda Rotary Club!

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This is mBr's primary fundraiser for it's Foundation. Proceeds also benefit service organizations focused on wounded warriors.
Sponsor's include Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) and Military Order of the Purple Heart.
For more details go to: rotarypurpleteegolf.com
Upcoming Speakers
Madieu Williams
May 04, 2017
Activities of Madieu's Foundation
Johnny Holliday
May 11, 2017
April 2017