Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Chris Corcoran
    December 6
  • Jerry Truman
    December 7
  • Shaun Slight
    December 7
  • Dushanti Peiris
    December 15
  • David Searby
    December 25
  • Tiffany Nesfield
    December 26
  • Danny Lledo
    December 28
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Jennifer Noyes
    December 1
  • Christine Dooley
    December 26
  • Robin Mansfield
    December 31
  • Alan Schulman
    Robin Schulman
    December 21
Join Date:
  • Ahmed Ali
    December 1, 2008
    8 years
  • Matthew Warke
    December 1, 2012
    4 years
  • Russell Lacey
    December 9, 2011
    5 years
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Parts of unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

our Next speaker:

Lawrence Rossomondo and Dr marcia smith of Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Inc. (CSAAC)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
during the regular meeting 730a-9a
Redwood Restaurant
Bethesda Row, 7121 Bethesda Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Lawrence Rossomondo- Executive Director
Lawrence Rossomondo became the Executive Director of CSAAC in early 2016 after several previous roles with CSAAC over the last 10  years. Lawrence's area of expertise is in the field of Business and Finance Transformation, receiving his BS in Finance from the University of Maryland and his MBA in Finance from Hood College.
Lawrence's connection to the Autism Community dates back to the mid-70s where he was a childhood friend of CSAAC Founder Jane Salzano and family. Lawrence grew up in Montgomery County where he went to St. Jude's school in Rockville and Wheaton High School.
Marcia D. Smith,PhD- Assistant Executive Director, Programs
Dr. Smith has been the psychologist at CSAAC since 1981 where she has developed innovative treatment strategies for community-based services for individuals with autism. She has directed research grants and worked on federal model program and replication grants awarded to CSAAC.
Dr. Smith has also worked with the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia to provide psychology services to individuals with developmental disabilities. As a psychologist specializing in the behavioral challenges of persons with autism, she participated in the de-institutionalization and community integration of numerous people with autism who had been life-long residents of state institutions.
Dr. Smith has authored several books, including  “Autism and Life in the Community.” She has also written text book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.
On November 6, metro Bethesda Rotary club hosted this year’s Fall Back to Bethesda Festival.  Fall Back is family-oriented event designed to raise money for NIH Charities, Bethesda Fire Department and our Foundation arm. Primary sponsors at the “Apple Cider” level were Spring Insights, Rock Creek Mansion, Activity Rocket and Suburban Hospital. 
Here are some words from Russell Lacey, whose committee ran the event.
Simply spectacular!
From a club perspective, we had close to 1/2 of our members participate in either the planning, giving financial support, or day of event activities. And more than a handful of members find themselves listed in all three categories.
From the vendors perspective, we received compliments and thanks for getting the event up and running from most vendors. And we had many requests from the vendors to be included next year’s event. And of course our host, Rock Creek Mansion, wants us back next year too! We just need the 2017 Redskins schedule before we book a date.
Did I mention the financials for the event? After making contributions to NIH Charities and the Bethsda Fire Dept we made money (!) for the club’s foundation, allowing us to do many other great projects.
Oh, and most importantly- the 200 attendees (mostly kids) had a great time! Just look at the pictures!!

We appreciate the participation of all other sponsors including: “Candy Apple” level- Artery Capital, ISM and Solar City. And at the “Apple Fritter” level- Alan Schulman, Jeremy Lichtenstein, Electric Advisors, Elizabeth Chomas Photography, Sandy Spring Bank, Vintage Financial Partners, Allied Party Rental, Michael Ramos Esq., Alan Roberts CPA. 
Our Purple Tee golf tournament was a great success!
It was a beautiful, sunny day on the course at Whiskey Creek, as we raised money for Salute Military Golf Association, the Yellow Ribbon Fund and our own metroBethesda Rotary Foundation.
Thank you to our sponsors, participants, members and volunteers for making this year's event. We'll have more news about the final tally at our meeting this Thursday morning. In the meantime, you should check out the amazing photos from volunteer photographer(and our hero!) Mel Sessa: 
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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!

Upcoming Speakers
Dec 08, 2016
Lawrence Rossomondo
Update on Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) activities
Dec 15, 2016
Monique Sanfuentes
Director Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine
December 2016
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