Upcoming Guest Speakers
Gerri Ratliff, Justice Dept. Deputy Dir. CRS
Sep 24, 2020

Gerri Ratliff was appointed as CRS’s Deputy Director on January 9, 2017. Authorized by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and expanded by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, CRS staff work as federal conciliators in areas of local community conflict rooted in race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation

Judith Diment, Dean of RI Reps
Oct 01, 2020
International Rotary
Daniel Fischer, Pres. MBR Foundation
Oct 08, 2020
MBR Foundation
Lina Sergie Attar
Oct 15, 2020
The Future of Syria

Welcome to Metro Bethesda Rotary-
Social Distanced Version

Who is Metro Bethesda Rotary?

We're service-oriented. We're energetic. We're social. We come from many different backgrounds. We're Metro Bethesda Rotary Club, part of Rotary International, a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes. We welcome you to join us at one of our weekly meetings to learn more about our service projects and social events.

When do we meet? 

Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 am

Where do we meet?

  • During COVID-19 restrictions: Zoom meetings 
  • When the shutdown ends:
    Jaleo - 7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda MD
    We look forward to returning to our face-to-face meetings and tasty Tapas breakfasts 
Want to learn more? Click here to drop us a note.
Current Projects
Purple Tee Golf Classic

Coming up on Sept. 30, the Purple Tee is Metro Bethesda Rotary Club's biggest fundraiser of the year! This year our FUN and SAFE event will be held at beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Course in Ijamsville. The event supports several great veterans organizations, Team River Runner and SMGA, as well as the Club's Foundation. Sponsorships and golfer slots still available, plus an online auction will open on Sept. 15! Learn more on our Purple Tee page, and sign up to sponsor the event, sponsor a golfer, golf yourself or volunteer!


Conflict, Crises and Refugees: Rotary's Potential Contributions

This webinar is set for September 18 at 10:30 a.m. to noon and is being organized by our own Ayse Orellana.  Our club is one of the event sponsors.  The keynote speaker, Ramu Damordaran, is with with the United Nations' Public Information Outreach Division.  There will also be a panel including: Lucienne Heyworth, a Rotary Peace Fellow who has worked in Australia, the Middle East and North Africa; Paul Mushaho, an entrepreneur and humanitarian who is himself a refugee from Uganda; and Cristal Montanez, a Houston Rotarian who created Hope for Venezuelan Refugees.

Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/RZ875PG

BCC Rescue Squad receives their first decontamination equipment funded by the MBR COVID-19 Project
This spring, MBR launched a major COVID-19 project to help the medical first responders at Bethesda Rescue Squad (PPE and equipment), doctors and nurses at Mobile Medical Care (PPE and diagnostic equipment) and So What Else (PPE and funds for food distribution). This project was funded by MBR members, MBR Foundation, District 7620 and Rotary International Foundation. Funds for the Rescue Squad were also contributed by the Rotary Foundation of Washington D.C.
Learn more in our Press Release
Donate to our Foundation
Purple Tee Golf Classic

Coming Soon!
Sept. 30, 2020

Upcoming Events
Sep 24, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Sep 26, 2020 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sep 28, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sep 30, 2020 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Oct 01, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Oct 03, 2020 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Oct 05, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 08, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Oct 12, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 15, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Oct 17, 2020 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oct 19, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM