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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...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CURRENT MBR NEWS

next speaker: david trone, owner total wine and more

thursday, march 23, 2017 730AM-900AM

redwood restaurant- 7121 bethesda lane, bethesda, md

 
 
(excerpt from Wall Street Journal) Twenty-five years ago David Trone and his brother Robert opened a small wine shop in Claymont, Del. The David Trone story is a prototypical American tale. Born in Maryland and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania, Mr. Trone started an egg business to help pay for college. He moved on to beer while in grad school at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, supporting himself and his family after his father lost the farm. “I focused all of my courses on the beer business,” he said. Today, the Trones preside over a $2.5 billion privately held retail empire based in Bethesda, Md., with 149 Total Wine & More stores in 20 states. 

 

 

 most recent speaker

Jacky Schultz- president, suburban hospital

  
Jacky Schultz discusses Suburban Hospital goals and details behind expansion.
Expansion Plans
 
Jacky meeting Don (Pres mBr)
 
Jacky Schultz, RN, MSN, CNAA, joined Suburban Hospital in September 2005 and was promoted to President in August 2016. Previously, she was Executive Vice President. She was with the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System in New Jersey, as a nurse executive.
 
She has a broad range of clinical expertise achieved during more than 30 years of healthcare experience that includes an impressive record of progressive growth in nursing leadership. She served as Vice President of Patient Care Services for Irvington General Hospital from 2003 to 2005, and prior to that was Administrative Director of Patient Care Services at Monmouth Medical Center for 4 years. She received her BSN degree from Cornell University and her MSN degree from Seton Hall University

 

Metro Bethesda Rotary and the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a joint breakfast Meeting on Thursday March 9, 2017

 
 
           

 

Most recent Speaker was Michael Mitchell of the C&O Canal Trust.

 
Michael has served on the C&O Canal Trust board for five years, the last two as Chair.
 
Founded in 2007, the C&O Canal Trust is the official non-profit partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The trust works in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal. The Trust engages communities and individuals to realize the Park’s historical, natural, and recreational potential and raises funds to preserve the Park for future generations.
 
The C&O Canal National Historical Park is the ninth most visited unit within the National Park System, welcoming over 5 million visitors a year- more than signature parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon host a year. For more info, goto www.canaltrust.org
 

Dwelling place accepts mbr foundation donation 

Shown from left to right, Julian Mansfield- Foundation Chair; Miriam Gandell- Exec Dir Dwelling Place;
Don McGlynn- Pres mBr; Larry Langston- Treasurer mBr and long time Dwelling supporter.
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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PURPLE TEE FUNDRAISER

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

rotarypurpleteegolf.com

 
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
David Trone
Mar 23, 2017
Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Dr Richard Moss- Joint Global Change Research Inst
Apr 06, 2017
Climate Change and Business
 
 
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