May 2021: MBR District Gold Awards
Mar 2021: International Women’s Day
Dec 2020: Nourishing Bethesda for the Holidays
Thanks to MBR members who participated in the Nourishing Bethesda food distribution in December. 270 families were served before the food ran out.
Sept 2020: 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!
May 2021: Mt Zion Cemetery Clean-up
MBR members joined members of the Washington DC Rotary Club to clean up Mt Zion Cemetery, a historically significant Black cemetery in Georgetown.
Apr 2021: Nourishing Bethesda
Grocery bags for 300 households = 1300 people with fresh food for 3+ days. MBR members were out in force helping with a local food distribution project in MoCo. Thanks to the Nourishing Bethesda team who’s made it happen week after week since August!
Jan 2021: MBR Goes Social!
MBR members managed to have a COVID safe social event for those of us who craved social interaction. Thanks to Russell and Xan who offered up their yard and screened-in porch for us to enjoy!
Oct 2020: Fall Stream Clean
About a dozen Metro Bethesda Rotarians and friends recently (and safely) got out to clean a local stream at Ray’s Meadow Park.
Oct 2020: Virtual Halloween Costume Contest
Who says you can’t have Halloween on Zoom? MBR shows off its creativity with a Zoom Halloween costume contest. Prizes were awarded for best costumes!
Apr 2021: Cherry Blossom Walk
MBR members took a stroll around Kenwood’s beautiful cherry blossoms. Great exercise and fellowship!
Dec 2020: Interact Club Wraps Toys
The MBR Interact Club wrapped 98 toys and had a tailgate for the holiday season!
Nov 2020: Thanksgiving Meal Distribution
Metro Bethesda Rotary and BCC Rotary joined together to provide Thanksgiving meals to 180 local families in need — over 450 adults and kids. We distributed food and gift cards. Over 30 Rotarians and family members participated.
Sept 2020: Purple Tee Raises Funds for Vets Orgs
The Purple Tee was a great success this year, raising a record amount of funds for SMGA, Team River Runner, and the Metro Bethesda Rotary Foundation. Special thanks to the Purple Tee Committee who coordinated this huge event under difficult COVID circumstances — including our first online auction!