We’re resuming in-person meetings at Spanish Diner!
Exciting news as we move into the fall season! Starting Thursday, September 2, we’re resuming in-person meetings at the Spanish Diner, the restaurant that replaced our old home, Jaleo, in downtown Bethesda. Meetings run from 8-9 am, with social time from 7:30 to 8 am. The Spanish Diner requires all customers to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks. All members will receive an invoice for $60 for the month of September. Please RSVP for the meetings so there is enough food prepared for everyone.

Helping Afghan Refugees
We’ve all watched the terrible events in Afghanistan with great concern, and MBR wants to help. For starters, a $3K grant for Lutheran Social Services has been approved by the MBR Foundation Board to help with local Afghan family apartment setup. If you’d like to supplement the grant, you can donate at this link by September 2. More opportunities to support refugee families will be forthcoming.

Collections in September:
We will be collecting used computers and (working) sewing machines to donate to families in need via local nonprofit KindWorks. More details in your Weekly Wheel.

Upcoming Speakers
Our Program Committee has arranged some great speakers, including Rotary District Governor Elect Geetha Jayaram (Sept 2) and Drs. Bryan Traynor and Rosario Vasta on ALS (Sept 9). Check our Calendar of Events for the latest schedule.

Nourishing Bethesda Food Distribution
On Friday, September 10 from 12-2 pm, join other Club members at the BCC Rescue Squad for Nourishing Bethesda’s food distribution event to put food into bags and distribute at a “drive-through.” All work is outside. Bring a mask. Direction is provided by Nourish Now; other community volunteers will be there.

Take Me Out To the Ball Game!
We’re planning a trip to the baseball game at Nats Park on Sept. 13. Contact David Searby for tickets.

Purple Tee Golf Classic on Sept 23!
The Purple Tee Golf Classic is coming up soon! September 23 is the big day in case you haven’t heard 🙂 Be sure to sign up to play, sponsor a golfer, or volunteer. Sign up to golf or sponsor at birdease.com/MetroBethesdaPurpleTee2021. Contact Alan Schulman or Lyn Culver for more details.

Silent Auction is Open for Bidding
And more on the Purple Tee: don’t miss our online Silent Auction! There are some really great items such as vacation homes in Greece and Utah, professional services, restaurant gift cards, lottery tickets, and more. Visit the auction site at charityauction.bid/purpletee and bid early and often!

Movie Nights continue, but now on Tuesdays!
Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm the group discusses the film they watched on their own time the week before. See the calendar for upcoming films.

Happy fall!