This week: December 11, 2020 - NBRC Board of Directors - NBRC Annual Club Meeting

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.

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December 11: NBRC Board of Directors - NBRC Annual Club Meeting
December 18: Anna Behnam - The Greater Bethesda Chamber – Benefits of Membership



Sep 4th – Mercy Health Clinic & Mobile Medical Care – Who They Are and What They Do Denise Fredericks and Michele M. Levy

August 31st

Denise Fredericks, CFRE, is Director of Development at Mercy Health Clinic. A nonprofit professional with over 20 years of experience, she has previously served as Executive Director of Stepping Stones Shelter and philanthropy manager at Montgomery Community Media. She earned her Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2016. Denise is a member of the Rockville Rotary Club. She and her husband, Doug, are the parents of 4 children, ages 17-27, and a dog, Cosmo.

Michele M. Levy is Director of Development and Outreach, Mobile Medical Care. Michele has a breadth of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications and volunteer management. Prior to MobileMed, she served as Director of Development for Sarcoma Foundation of America and Director of Individual Giving at United Cerebral Palsy. She is also an AmeriCorps*VISTA alum. Since 2010, Michele has held the fundraising credential of Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Michele graduated as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow at Elon University with a degree in Public Administration and Political Science with a Human Services minor. She received an MPA in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University.

About their Organizations 

Mercy Health Clinic, located in Gaithersburg, provides essential healthcare, health education, and medications – free of charge – for more than 2000 low-income and uninsured adults in Montgomery County each year, through nearly 7,200 office visits.

MobileMed, located in Bethesda, serves low-income, uninsured, and Medicaid-enrolled residents of Montgomery County. They offer a network of 7 primary care clinics and 2 specialty care clinics located throughout the county to reach areas of greatest unmet medical need, including primary care and nurse case management services at two County homeless shelters.

Sep 11th: Daniel Myers: Lessons from the Greatest Statesman of the 20th Century: Sir Winston S. Chuchill

August 31st

An attorney by training, Dan Myers served the National Propane Gas Association as Chief Legal Counsel for 25 years, and for 14 of those years he was also its Chief Executive Officer. He retired in 2002 and opened a law practice in his home in Downers Grove, Illinois, to represent non-profit trade associations. From 2003-2008, he commuted between Chicago and Washington, serving as the Executive Director of The Churchill Centre, a worldwide organization with over 3,000 members that seeks to keep alive the memory and record of the greatest statesman of the 20th century, Sir Winston Churchill. Myers continues to serve as the Centre’s Chief Financial and Operating Officer and a consultant on their educational programs.


Sep 18th: Robert Ekman – Your Rockville Science Center

August 31st

Bob Ekman is a software engineer and project developer. He retired from a forty-four year career in software development and teaching in IBM and Lockheed Martin. He worked on government contracts, from space projects (Apollo) in the 60’s to defense research projects (DARPA) in the 90’s. He developed commercial software for IBM and human resources software for Lockheed Martin, and taught internal classes in software engineering, programming, and web development.
Bob is deeply committed to developing the next generation of engineers. He has led the Engineering Exploring Program in Rockville, Maryland for over twenty years. This program uses hands-on learning activities in robotics, rocketry, and drones to give high school students experience in engineering and inspire them into engineering careers. He has mentored over 500 teenagers through this program