This week: August 21, 2020 - Dianne Stephens - National Gallery of Art, Current status

North Bethesda Rotary

Covid Challenge

The COVID CHALLENGE is a virtual exercise event during the month of September 2020. It’s designed to encourage people to exercise and, at the same time, help raise funds for several outstanding charities working in our community. You’re invited to register online, set your goals, and record your progress along with friends and families without participating in a large gathering. You can record your steps, share your bike tours, and record your runs as part of the challenge. We’ll be supporting you all the way with updates, stories, and friendly competition.


August 21: Dianne Stephens - National Gallery of Art, Current status



Jeanne Braha.

May 1st

Jeanne Braha is Executive Director of the Rock Creek Conservancy, based in Bethesda. Jeanne holds a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Studies from Bryn Mawr College. She joined the Conservancy in 2018 after several years serving as Director of Foundation Relations for the Student Conservation Association. She has appeared several times on Carla Satinsky’s cable television show, “Montgomery Week in Review.” The Conservancy sponsors the annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, which our club has participated in for nearly a decade.


Brian Foyle – “The USO: What it is; What it does”

April 17th

Brian, brother of club member Melissa Richards, spoke to us on Zoom from the US Naval Air Station in Sicily! The USO is a private foundation chartered by the US Congress that supports military service members. For more information on what Brian’s outfit does, see USO – Fast Facts, attached below.


Barry Thompson – District 7620 and Rotary International resources

October 25th

This week we will hear from Dr. Barry Thompson, our stalwart member and District Grants Chair, on how we can improve our club through the many resources of District 7620 and Rotary International.