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Laurie Menzel
Oct 29, 2020
Doing Good in the World….Your Rotary Foundation
Doing Good in the World….Your Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
Mindi Jacobson, Executive Director
Nov 05, 2020
Future Link
Dr. Monette Ferguson
Nov 12, 2020
Head Start
Welcome to Metro Bethesda Rotary-
Social Distanced Version
Current Projects

Interact Club Collection Drive: Oct. 1-16

In early October, you can help out the MBR Interact Club, which is collecting dried rice and dried beans to support Small Things Matter/Kokua Local Foods. The goal is to collect bags & boxes of uncooked white rice (240 lbs.) and dried black or pinto beans (215 lbs.). Interactors will make 150 + Bags of rice & beans on Sunday, October 18 from 3-5 PM at Meadowbrook Park, Chevy Chase. Contact Kallie Forman at interactadvisorkallie@gmail.com for dropoff information.

 

Feed the Need

We're gratified to report that we've donated 250 delicious meals from Ooh's & Aah's to Casa Ruby, a DC-based LGBT Community Center. This project is part of MBR's Feed the Need initiative, which supports local restaurants while providing meals to underserved communities. Over the past several months, we've also provided 80 meals to the Greentree Shelter, an emergency shelter that's part of the National Center for Children and Families, and another 80 to local first responders. Thank you for continuing to support Feed the Need!

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: we look forward to returning to in-person meetings in downtown Bethesda
     
Want to learn more? Click here to drop us a note.
MBR's COVID-19 COMMUNITY PROJECT
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
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Oct 26, 2020
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Oct 29, 2020
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