Dr. D. Bonni van Blarcom, a member of the Rockville Rotary Club, will discuss her South Sudan trip at the Rotary Club meeting on December 1, 2022
Dr. D. Bonni van Blarcom is a member of the Rockville Rotary Club and a Customs Reform Specialist/Trade Policy Analys.   She just returned yesterday from her South Sudan trip and will talk about her work and the community.  She plans to develop a Rotary grant to help fund internet/computers in an orphanage’s computer study room. 
Koo Yuen presented the "Tuskegee Airmen" at the Rotary Club meeting on November 17, 2022
"The Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum is an operational repository of the Tuskegee Airmen’s history and artifacts while also providing an active learning community through classroom and hands on aviation and aerospace engineering programs. With respect for the past and solid investment in the future, the museum relishes being a springboard to inspire the next generation of aviators and aerospace enthusiasts through targeted youth programs.  The museum tells the story of the profound and exceptional contribution of these men who signed up to fight for America bringing the country to victory during World War II despite racial segregation and the debilitating limitations of a racially charged and deeply divided and unequal society."  


Nancy Mason and Bob Nelson presented their Photo Safari in Kenya at the Rotary Club Meeting on November 10, 2022 (Bob's Birthday)
Nancy Mason and Bob Nelson presented their Photo Safari in Kenya at the Rotary Club Meeting on Bob's birthday, November 10, 2022.  (Photo by Chinyere Amaefule)
Rotary Foundation Luncheon on November 6, 2022, Featured Ukrainian Ambassador and Awarded $1,000,000 Check
Stuart Silverman and Bob Nelson attended the Rotary Foundation Luncheon on November 6, 2022, at Woodmont Country Club.
Nabil Bedewi Presented "The First Five Years of Believe in Belize" at the Rotary Club Meeting on November 3, 2022, at Lakewood Country Club
Thank you for those who attended my presentation yesterday and for voting to approve the $4k funding towards the Fall container shipment. 
Guest Speaker Robert Plumb from Montgomery History gave a presentation on Richard Montgomery whose name today identifies our county at the Rotary Club Meeting on October 6, 2022
Special Guest Speaker on September 22 was Dr. Michelle Thaller, NASA, on the James Webb Space Telescope
August 25 Rotary Club Meeting was a Social at Bretton Woods
August 11, 2022 Rotary Club meeting featured vacation highlights
Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Supports mEducation Alliance to Reach Out to Afghan Refugee Families

I sincerely wanted to thank you again for the generous support from your club to help us advance Wondrous Learning Center activities at the Eastpines Community Building!  Your financial contributions helped us undertake several of the activities referenced below, including purchasing hands-on games and other training materials and supplies for the refugees attending the IRC Summer Academy and our July 30th Neighborhood Day event. For example, we purchased several pop-up tents for the July 30th event to provide shade for attendees and exhibitors which were enormously appreciated. As you can see in the following, we're continuing to advance a variety of activities, including a chess game day this weekend and a professional development and career day in September. We'd welcome any further inquiries and engagement from your club.  -- Anthony Bloome

On Saturday, July 30th, in collaboration with the Metamorphosis Community Project and Eastpines Community Association, mEducation Alliance hosted the Wondrous Learning Center Neighborhood Festival in Riverdale, MD. This event underscored the Alliance's commitment to supporting refugees, including those in the U.S.  At this event, the organizers featured representatives and tables from 10 community-serving organizations sharing resources with the 100+ attendees who participated from the surrounding community.  In addition to all the information booths, participants of all ages had a variety of activities to choose from: a bounce house, balloon animals, a raffle, book and educational game giveaways, and even juggling lessons!  To welcome so many of our Afghan refugee friends who joined us, we served traditional Afghan food cooked by Afghan women living in the nearby apartment complex.  The mEducation Alliance plans to host even more events and training activities at the Wondrous Learning Center, particularly those replicable in other formal and informal settings globally.
Nabil Bedewi Received His Paul Harris Society Pin at the Rotary Club Meeting on July 14, 2022
Nabil was presented with his Paul Harris society pin on July 14, 2022, and we discussed fundraising and community engagement ideas.
On July 21, 2022, we discussed progress on mentorship idea as a club project. Continued discussion of fundraising and community projects.
Club Assembly Discussed Service Projects and Fundraising Ideas at the First Meeting of the New Rotary Year (July 7, 2022) at Our New Location (Lakewood Country Club)
New Location:  Lakewood Country Club
It's a new Rotary Year and Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club has a new location!  Join us on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30pm for our first meeting at Lakewood Country Club.
Dr. Robert Freedman Spoke on "The Impact of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on the Middle East" at the Rotary Club Meeting on June 16, 2022 [via Zoom]
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