Upcoming Club Events
 
Birthdays & Rotary
Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jeremy Lichtenstein
    January 1
  • Stephanie Lowet
    January 1
  • Russell Lacey
    January 11
  • Kirk Birdsong
    January 17
Join Date:
  • Jerry Truman
    January 2, 2014
    3 years
  • Larry Langston
    January 26, 2012
    5 years
  • Gireaud Joseph
    January 29, 2016
    1 year
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Chair
Speaker Chair
Governance Chair
Foundation Chair
 
 
 
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The best of both worlds: Rotary and Rotaract
By Fernando Pinto Nercelles When I learned about the changes approved by the 2016 Council on Legislation that allowed Rotaractors to join a Rotary club while maintaining their Rotaract membership, I immediately saw an opportunity and knew that I had … Continue reading
How my first trip to Africa changed my life
By Shapreka Clarke, president of the Rotaract Club of Eleuthera, The Bahamas After an 18-hour flight from The Bahamas, I finally arrived in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on 19 October to participate in the 11th West Africa Project Fair. As I … Continue reading
Crossing the Choluteca bridge
By Neal Beard, a member of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA For the past eleven years, I have traveled to Honduras with many other Rotarians to help on numerous Rotary humanitarian projects in the southwestern part of Honduras … Continue reading
New Year’s resolution: Stand up and be an ambassador for Rotary
By Evan Burrell, Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia It’s a new year, and here’s something you can resolve to do for your club and for Rotary in 2017. Think about the last time someone gave you a … Continue reading
Our top 5 stories of 2016
By Rotary Voices staff As the year draws to a close, we recap our top five stories of the year (based on number of views): You might think Michael Bucca, a 32-year-old member of a Rotary Club in New Jersey, might try … Continue reading
 
 
 

MOST RECENT speaker: doug hemmig

c-span marketing representative

discussing the television and community services offered by C-SPAN

 

Three new members are PINNED!

Barton Goldenberg (far right), Area Governor, officiates the induction.
(From left to right) Tiffany Nesfield, current member, Janis Simon, Vince Bartozzi, Eric Ross, current member and Luz Verost. Congratulations on joining metro Bethesda Rotary!!

 

Bethesda cares receives donation from mbr foundation

Shown are Julian, Amy Freeman and Don
 

update on 2015 international project

On December 29 we were pleased to be joined by Olga Solomina of the Kirov, Russia club.
 
She swapped banners with Barton Goldenberg, Beacon Hope Project leader, Area Governor and future District Governor.
Also shown is Don McGlynn, current metro Bethesda President.
 
Beacon Hope is a project in the Kirov area of Russia focused on renovating a school for children with various disabilities.
 
This video shows the amazing improvements resulting from the project!
 
Click on the link:

Muriel Hasbun accepting a donation on behalf of laberinto projects

 
Shown are Russell Lacey-past mBr President, Muriel Hasbun, Don McGlynn- current mBr President and Karl Miller of the mBr Foundation.
 

To learn more: www.laberintoprojects.com

 

KIND (Kids in Need Distributors) Receives a donation from metro Bethesda Rotary Foundation

Shown are Jeremy Lichtenstein (center)- founder of KIND, Julian Mansfield (left)- Chair of mBr Foundation and Don McGlynn (right)- President mBr.
 
KIND distributes weekend food to over 1,500 Montgomery County students in 22 schools.
These are kids are on the Free and Reduced Meal program who otherwise might not have food over the weekend.
 
Detailed information on KIND can be found at www.kindinmd.org
 
 
FALL BACK TO BETHESDA FESTIVAL!
 
   
 
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!
 
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 our vendors.
 
After making contributions to NIH Charities and the Bethesda Fire Dept we made money (!) for the club’s foundation, allowing us to do many other great projects. And most importantly- the 200 attendees (mostly kids) had a great time! Just look at the pictures!!
 
Thank you to 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. 
 
 
 
 

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!

 
First Edition
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
John Bowis- President Chevy Chase Acura
Jan 19, 2017
Recent advances in driverless vehicles
Claudia Maffettone
Jan 26, 2017
Rotary Peace Fellowship and recent peace and resolution research
Dr Norvell Coots
Feb 16, 2017
The future of NATO
 
Purple Tee

Eleventh annual PURPLE TEE TOURNAMENT COMING UP ON MAY 25, 2017

This is mBr's primary fundraiser for it's Foundation. Proceeds also benefit service organizations focused on wounded warriors.
 
More details on this year's event will be forthcoming.
 
Here's a summary of the 2016 tournament:
 
 
 
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. Please check out the amazing photos from volunteer photographer(and our hero!) Mel Sessa: 
 
 
 
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