Here’s what’s on tap for MBR in May & June:

We’ve got some interesting speakers scheduled, including Diana Yousef of change: WATER Labs (May 6), Robin Givhan from the Washington Post (May 13), and Melissa Chiu, director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (May 20).

A team of MBR volunteers will volunteer for the Nourishing Bethesda food distribution project at the BCC Rescue Squad on Friday, May 14. See Ellen Singer for more details.

Join us on May 22 (rain date May 23) for a socially distanced social event at the home of Bob and Elizabeth Margolis in St. Michaels, MD. Check your Weekly Wheel for signup information.

On June 5, MBR will do a service event with Rock Creek Nature Conservancy, 10:00-12:00 noon. To sign up click on Invasive Removal – Trail 9 Please consider making a $25 donation if possible to the Conservancy.

Rotarians for the Equality of Black People – this Social Justice committee works with the Rotary Club of Washington, DC to help eradicate systemic racism. Meetings are every other Tuesday at 6 pm (May 18, June 1, June 15).

We’re viewing and discussing classic films every Monday at Rotary at the Movies: May 10: Pather Panchali; May 17: Ninotchka; May 24: All About My Mother; May 31: Burnt by the Sun. View the film at your convenience the week before, then join us at 7:30 pm for discussion.

Congratulations to Russell Lacey and his bride Xan!! Russell is also the incoming Chair of the Board for the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to Ellie Gill who just received a Graduate Certificate in International Studies from Howard University Graduate School!!

Happy Cicada-spotting!