ABOUT

Founded in 1933, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club, Maryland, District 7620, is a local chapter of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of businesspeople who have been dedicated to service projects for over a century, fostering goodwill and world peace through helping communities in need. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self." Locally, the BCC Rotary provides grants to numerous local organizations that assist community residents, from children to the elderly, as well as offering hands-on participation in community charity events such as Community Service Days, Feed Bethesda, and The Turkey Chase. Worldwide, Rotary International and its member clubs assist in many projects from health to education, but they are best known for starting and being one of the biggest sponsors and participants in the "Polio Plus Project" dedicated to eliminating Polio from the entire planet through complete vaccination of all children. In addition to charitable work, another organizational goal is to foster fellowship among members, through regular club meetings. The BCC Rotary meets every Tuesday. These meetings offer opportunities to meet and greet with fellow Rotarians, and hear from weekly visiting speakers discussing current world developments.