Sanah Jivani, Community Engagement Manager, Generation Hope will speak on her background with Rotary, her own non-profit organization "Love Your Natural Self" and her role with "Generation Hope" mentoring teen parents and their children

My name is Sanah Jivani. I am particularly excited to be reaching out to my new local Rotary clubs (will be moving to the area from Texas!) because Rotary has been instrumental in my life and leadership development. When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with a condition called Alopecia and lost my hair overnight. As you can imagine, this is a traumatic experience for a young person. I struggled with my mental health and self-confidence. I began to first develop my voice when I found Interact and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. They provided me with grassroots funding and mentors and believed in me when I did not have supportive adults or mentors to lean on. I have a deep connection to Rotary, and with the help and mentorship of my local club, I started my own non-profit organization ( that now impacts over 50,000 students a year in 28 countries (my story was recently featured on Good Morning America!). I have loved speaking to over 40 Rotary clubs around the nation about the impact that Rotarians can have on young people. Rotary taught me that in your local community, there are always ways to give back. As I continued to think about the impact Rotary has had on my life and journey, I decided to accept a position with Generation Hope. Generation Hope surrounds motivated teen parents and their children with the mentors, emotional support, and financial resources that they need to thrive in college and kindergarten, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty. I relate to many of our scholars, because I grew up in a household filled with domestic violence and was often told that I would not succeed. Good mentors and leadership from my local Rotary club shifted that for me, and as the new Community Engagement Manager at Generation Hope, inquire re: speaking or partnering with your club.  

Meeting ID: 873 1376 3731
Passcode: 122821
Rotarians Share Mementos at the "Show and Tell" Evening on March 18, 2021
Brad Stewart, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Montgomery Economic Development Corporation, was our Guest Speaker on March 4, 2021, In-Person at the Normandie Farm Restaurant
Ralph Buglass, Montgomery History, presented "Separate and Unequal: History of School Segregation in Montgomery County" via Zoom at the Rotary Club Meeting on February 18, 2021  
For Valentine's Day 73 Homeless Women Received Pashmina Scarves from the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club
[L-R] Dr. Noel Howard, Gladys Howard, Nancy Mason, Jake Matysek and Bob Nelson delivered pashmina scarves to the Interfaith Works Homeless Women's Center in Rockville on February 11, 2021.  The club has been presenting Valentine's Day gifts for many years.
Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club Donated $1400 to the Manna Food Center
Courtney Hall, CEO, Interfaith Works was our Guest Speaker at the Rotary Club Meeting on January 21, 2021
Courtney Hall joined Interfaith Works as Chief Executive Officer in November 2020 following 17 years of service in the public and nonprofit sectors. Most recently he has been the Vice President at Housing Up in Washington DC, where he led the provision of affordable housing and supportive services to more than 700 homeless individuals and at-risk households.  Prior to his Housing Up experience, Courtney served as a Child Welfare leader in DC and Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from Oakwood University in Alabama, a Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama, and holds a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University.
2020 Donations from the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club
Fellow PB Rotarians:  Once again our Club has been very generous and has donated $200 to Rotary International for each active member.  You should be receiving a recognition of your gifts, $100 to the RI General Fund and $100 to the RI Polio Plus Fund.  This year our Club has donated to some very worthy causes: Manna Food Center for $3,400, Nourish Now $500, Believe in Belize (Thank you Nabil!) $1,840, Rotary International General Fund $1,500, Rotary International Polio Plus $1,500, and four beautiful teak benches to various police and fire stations $5,205.  Thank you all! Best, Phil  
Photo:  Our Latest Bench Donation to the MSP Rockville Barracks on Montrose Rd
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