Upcoming Guest Speakers
Judith Diment, Dean of RI Reps
Oct 01, 2020
International Rotary
International Rotary

Judith ran an independent award-winning Thames Valley public relations consultancy and has held senior positions in marketing and communications for over 30 years. Client experience ranges from FTSE 100 companies to start-ups across print, broadcast and online media. Judith has wide-ranging experience of event management at all levels including international conferences, business to business conferences and exhibitions, workshops, seminars and business excellence awards. Judith project managed Slough Focus on Business (the largest annual business event in the Thames Valley)  from 1995-2000; managed the  Wycombe Business Excellence Awards for three years, and provided PR support for the Cambridge Business Awards 2002, and was a member of the judging panel for The Thames Valley Business Awards 2002-2007.

Judith’s involvement in local community work includes Thames Hospice Care Fund Raising, Rivertime Boat Trust, Cookham Festival, Stanley Spencer Gallery and was District Governor  for Rotary International District 1090 in 2012-13 and President of the Rotary Club of Windsor St George 2007-8. Judith is Coordinator of Rotary International Global Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force since 2013 and UK National Advocacy Adviser for Polio since 2010. In 2013 appointed Rotary International Representative to the Commonwealth. In July 2015 appointed to the International PolioPlus Committee. In Jul 2020 appointed as Dean of Rotary Representative Network to the UN and Other Agencies. In February 2008 arranged projection of End Polio Now on the House of Commons. Following the projection in June 2008  RI adopted the phrase End Polio Now for promoting the polio eradication globally. Represented Rotary International at European WHO Regional Assembly 2012, and World Health Assembly and Polio Partners Group since  2013.  Has organized many polio advocacy events at Houses of Parliament and European Parliament.  Elected to the Board of the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery.  

-        In 2004 Judith completed a charity cycle ride from London to Paris raising over £3000 for the Royal British Legion. In 2008 helped raise over £1 million for Rotary UK Flood Relief Fund with Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief, and £45,000 for End Polio Now from a dinner at Windsor Castle

      -       In 2012-13 helped raise £50,000 for Diamond Jubilee Project to fund a sculpture which was unveiled by HM The Queen on October 9th 2012.

-       £15,000 for matching grant for wheelchairs for polio survivors in Pakistan


Judith is an experienced lecturer and speaker and a published author. Elected a Councillor for the Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead in 2016-2019.




Daniel Fischer, Pres. MBR Foundation
Oct 08, 2020
MBR Foundation
Lina Sergie Attar
Oct 15, 2020
The Future of Syria
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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!

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.

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 
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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.
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Upcoming Events
Sep 28, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sep 30, 2020 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Oct 01, 2020
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Oct 03, 2020 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Oct 05, 2020
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Oct 08, 2020
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Oct 10, 2020 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oct 12, 2020
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Oct 15, 2020
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Oct 19, 2020
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Oct 22, 2020
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Oct 26, 2020
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