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Salisbury

Service Above Self

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Thursdays at 6:10 PM
Rotary Scout and Community Center
1715 Riverside Drive
P. O. Box 735 (ZIP 21803)
Salisbury, MD 21801
United States of America
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October 21, 2021
 
Members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight heard from another Rotarian about Mountaire Farms, the Delaware headquartered 4th largest chicken company in America, based upon weight of meat sold.  Zach Evans, a community relations manger for the 107 year old company, reviewed the company operations and its philosophy on being a good neighbor.  "Mountaire Cares" is the company's theme in giving back to the communities in which it operates.
 
 
Our raffle chairman Joe Stefursky said we were close to selling 3,500 tickets for this annual major money-raising event.  The drawing will be next Thursday night.  First prize...$10,000.
 
Using money raised by the raffle, the club learned of some of the upcoming service projects...the construction of a wheelchair ramp for the widow of a Vietnam War veteran; the giveaway of new winter coats to nearly 500 local youngsters; our 3-Point Initiative to help local non-profit groups that work with children instill in them the values of Integrity, Responsibility, and Academic Achievement; support for the worldwide program to eradicate polio; and help to improve the Easter Seals Camp Fairlee.
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
 
 
 
 
October 16, 2021
 
Rotary clubs from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware, with help from hundreds of community volunteers, spent today packaging food for poor people in their areas.  We worked with the National Meals of Hope organization. 
 
On the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, the six local Rotary clubs assembled the meals at the Emmanuel Church. In all, more than 125 volunteers accomplished their task of preparing 60,000 meals in about two hours.  Throughout Delmarva, 300,000 meals were prepared.
 
The Lower Eastern Shore effort was made possible by these generous donors:  Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Salisbury Elks Lodge #817, American Legion Synepuxent Post #166, the M & T Charitable Trust, and the local Rotary clubs and their members.
 
Rotarians...People of Action. 
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
October 9. 2021
 
Among the approximately 4,000 bicyclists in today's Seagull Century event were members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury.  Thanks to their riding and money-raising prowess, nearly $12,000 were raised for the Christian Shelter, a temporary emergency shelter providing safe shelter, nutritious meals, and practical and spiritual direction. Thanks team for being People of Action and your efforts to benefit our community. 
 
 
Right to left are past club president David Downes, Dr. Liz Burke, past club president Dan Williams, Maureen Williams, and club member Gus Lebois.
 
And by the way, the shelter’s four-decade history is presented in a new book named, “Christian Shelter: Serving People in Crisis for 40 Years.” This colorful history book highlights the shelter’s founders, renovation projects, donors, challenges, and the triumphs rooted in God’s generosity.  Order your copy of this fundraiser book by clicking Christian Shelter 40th Anniversary Book Order Form.
October 7, 2021
 
Tonight's meeting of The Rotary Club of Salisbury featured writer Jim Duffy whose storytelling focus is the culture and character of the Delmarva Peninsula.  He is the founder of Secrets of the Eastern Shore, which celebrates the region in words, pictures, and products.  He shared some interesting stories about the Salisbury area; stories not generally taught in Maryland history classes.  
 
 
Our Get Acquainted...Get Reacquainted member was John Hall, a member since 1983.  John shared his life's story and Rotary involvement with club members as part of the club's effort to introduce or re-introduce veteran members to the club.  This has become a popular feature of our weekly meetings.
 
 
Along with the other Lower Eastern Shore Rotary clubs, our club is preparing for the October 16th Meals of Hope assembly project to prepare 60,000 meals for poor people on the Lower Eastern Shore.  Community members interested in volunteering alongside Rotarians for about three hours on the morning of October 16 can contact club president Bill Satterfield at billsatt@comcast.net.
 
October 1, 2021
 
Rotarians are “People of Action” and more than 1,300 members in Rotary clubs across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore are uniting to fight hunger on the Delmarva Peninsula.  The 39 Rotary clubs in District 7630 are gearing up for an October 16, 2021 Day of Service through the Meals of Hope program.
 
The Lower Eastern Shore Rotary clubs are seeking 120 community and club volunteers to help with the packaging of 60,000 meals on the morning of Saturday, October 16 at the Emmanuel Church Salisbury.
 
 
On the Lower Eastern Shore, the Rotary Club of Salisbury, the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Snow Hill, the Ocean City-Berlin Rotary Club, and the Pocomoke City Rotary Club have raised more than $15,000 to buy the food from the national Meals of Hope program, at a cost of approximately 25 cents per meal.  Now, the clubs are recruiting volunteers, Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike, to package the meals on October 16. The meals will be provided to The Maryland Food Bank for distribution through its network of partners.
 
Community members, businesses, religious organizations, and others that would like to support the effort are invited to contribute time as partners in this event. 
 
Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, October 16 from 8:30 a.m. through noon at the Emmanuel Church, 217 Beaglin Park Drive, near the corner of Business Route 50 and Beaglin Park Drive on the east side of Salisbury.  Volunteers will help package the meals, weigh the packages, seal them, label them, and transfer them to containers to ship them to The Maryland Food Bank.  To be part of this important civic event, community members should contact Rotary Club of Salisbury President Bill Satterfield billsatt@comcast.net with their names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers so the Rotary clubs can provide details.
 
Financial partners are the Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Salisbury Elks Lodge #817, American Legion Synepuxent Post #166, the M & T Charitable Trust, and the local Rotary clubs and their members.
 
To see more about the national Meals of Hope program, visit www.mealsofhope.org.
 
September 29, 2021
 
Members and guests of The Rotary Club of Salisbury, the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, and the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club joined together tonight for a Happy Hour to enjoy the fellowship of their own club members and members in the other two clubs.  Nearly 40 persons gathered for what the three clubs hope will be future similar quarterly gatherings.  
 
Super salesman Donnie Cooper was there selling tickets for The Rotary Club of Salisbury's annual raffle that will award a top prize of $10,000 on October 28.  Interested in buying $10 tickets, with no more than 4,000 being sold?  Contact club president Bill Satterfield at billsatt@comcast.net.
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
 
September 23, 2021
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Salisbury had the pleasure of hearing from the relatively new Wicomico County Library Director Seth Hershberger at tonight's meeting.  He focused not on plans for the library system, but rather on books related to the Eastern Shore of Maryland that he read as he became familiar with his new home.  
 
 
Pete Reddish, a club member since 1973, gave his inspiring life story during his Get Acquainted...Get Reacquainted segment, the club's weekly program to allow veteran club members to introduce themselves for the first time to some club members or to reintroduce themselves to long time club members.
 
 
President Bill Satterfield began the process of enrolling club members to serve as volunteers at the October 16 Meals of Hope project to package at least 50,000 meals for poor families on the Lower Eastern Shore, a joint program of the six Lower Eastern Shore Rotary clubs.  Volunteers outside of Rotary are being sought to help with the packaging, weighing, labeling, sealing, and preparing the packages for distribution to the Maryland Food Bank.  To register as a volunteer for about three hours at a Salisbury site on the morning of October 16, contact President Satterfield at billsatt@comcast.net.
 
 
September 16, 2021
 
As plans are made for the 2022 elections in Maryland, members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight heard from director Anthony Gutierrez about preparations being made by the Wicomico County Elections Department.  It was an informative presentation about the many laws the department is required to follow and how the department is preparing for legislative redistricting that will occur next year. 
 
 
Elections Director Anthony Gutierrez, on the right, shares information with club program chairman Phil Whitman.
 
Our more than 40-year club member Mike Abercrombie was the Get Acquainted...Get Reacquainted presenter tonight.  Mike shared a poster board about his service in the U.S. Navy.  Mike also was recognized for his Paul Harris Plus 7 award, meaning he has contributed over the years $7,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
And members continue to sell tickets for the club's annual raffle that awards a top prize of $10,000.  Tickets remain available from members through October 28.  Tonight, Stacey McMichael and Chris Peek took in the sold tickets and payments.
 
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
September 9, 2021
 
Rotary District 7630 Governor Hugh Dawkins made his official visit to The Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight and among other things challenged members to attract more members so the club can do more to Serve to Change Lives, the Rotary theme for this year.  
 
 
Governor Hugh visited with members during the meeting, including past president Marion Keenan.
 
The club continues to sell tickets for its annual raffle that awards a first prize of $10,000.  Chairman Joe Stefursky weekly accepts sold tickets and payments from club members, including George Whitehead and William Hall.  Each club member is able to sell you tickets until the October 28th drawing.
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
September 2, 2021
 
Members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury heard about services to blind and visually impaired persons tonight at their regular weekly meeting.  Amy Crouse with Blind Industries and Services of Maryland explained how she and colleagues teach and train blind persons to handle everyday activities.  One such tool is Braille books.
 
 
Additionally, we had our weekly Get Acquainted...Get Reacquainted segment to help members get to know better our long time members, such as 41-year member Freddy Mitchell.
 
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
August 28, 2021
 
Wonderful hosts. A beautiful waterside location. Great fellowship.  Tasty crabs, clams, corn, salad, potatoes, and desserts.
 
These were the highlights of today’s Rotary Club of Salisbury crab feast hosted by club members Tracy Fickett and Peter Shelbo at their Somerset County home bordering the Tangier Sound.
 
August 19, 2021
 
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis was our speaker tonight and he talked about new projects in the Sheriff's office, the large number of vacancies in the deputies' ranks, and other matters.  Prior to and after the meeting he talked with club members.
 
 
Continuing our Get Acquainted...Get Reacquainted presentations by veteran club members, this week we heard from Bill Cropper, a club member since 1982 and president in 1993-1994.  This is our club's program to let our newer members know more about our more long-serving members.  This has been a well received weekly segment of our meetings.  
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
 
 
August 12, 2021
 
One new area of focus for Rotary International is The Environment and The Rotary Club of Salisbury had its first program or project about environmental issues at tonight's meeting.  
 
James Fisher, communications manger for the Delmarva Chicken Association, described the local multi billion dollar chicken industry and shared information on a recent computer app that allows chicken growers with excess poultry litter (a combination of wood bedding material, excreta, spilled feed, and water) to find crop farmers wishing that locally produced organic fertilizer for their farming operations.  By matching chicken growers with crop farmers, this valuable resource can be used properly. 
 
 
Mr. Fisher also described a fairly new air emissions measuring system that is operated by the Maryland Department of the Environment with support from the Delmarva Chicken Association and the Campbell Foundation for the Environment.  The idea is to monitor air emissions in two Lower Eastern Shore chicken growing areas and compare those data with similarly gathered data in a non-chicken area of Maryland and Baltimore City.
 
Our newest member, Chris Hardy, on the left, was inducted into the club by president Bill Satterfield and his sponsor BJ Summers.
 
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
 
August 6, 2021
 
Six Wicomico County students have been awarded college scholarships totaling $7,500 by the 101 year-old Rotary Club of Salisbury.  The club’s Scholarship Committee, chaired by Freddy Mitchell, reviewed scores of applicants before deciding upon these six outstanding students.

These awards are part of the club’s annual tens of thousands of dollars of donations to individuals and organizations.  Many of these community service projects are funded by the club’s annual raffle that awards a first prize of $10,000.  All club members can be contacted about buying raffle tickets before the October 28, 2021 drawing.
July 22, 2021
 
Our meeting tonight featured local state Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes, the Speaker Pro Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates.  She provided an update on the 2021 General Assembly session and some of the lesser-known bills that she considered important.  It was an informative presentation by a state leader who grew up in Wicomico County.
 
 
Club member Ashley Clevenger, chair of the Relay for Life Wicomico, informed the club about the upcoming cancer-related events.
 
 
Tonight also was pizza night for our nearly four dozen attendees, the largest number yet in this Covid era.
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
 
July 16, 2021
 
The 101 year old Rotary Club of Salisbury was honored this evening as a recipient of the prestigious Salisbury Award.  Presented since 1926, the award recognizes organizations and individuals for their outstanding service to the Salisbury-area community.  For its 101 years, The Rotary Club of Salisbury has been a leader in community service.
 
 
Club president Bill Satterfield, on the left, received the award from The Salisbury Award trustees Vic Laws and Matt Tilghman.
July 15, 2021
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury's annual $10,000 raffle is underway.  No more than 4,000 $10 tickets will be sold until October 28, 2021. 
 
At our July 15 meeting, club members received their tickets to sell.  
 
Sharing their experiences on how they used Facebook and other media to sell tickets last year were Amanda Brumfield, Kelly Aukward, and Ford Waggoner. 
 
July 14, 2021
 
Four organizations serving military veterans are the beneficiaries of money raised by the three Wicomico County, Maryland Rotary clubs through our Flags for Heroes program; a display of hundreds of American flags along U.S. Route 50 east of Salisbury, near the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Each organization received $1,000 today through donations from individuals and organizations that sought to honor their heroes during the display of flags from shortly before Memorial Day to just after Independence Day.  This was the sixth year of the Flags for Heroes project.
 
Helping members of the local Rotary clubs with the dismantling of the Wicomico County Flags for Heroes display are representatives of four veterans’ assistance programs, each of whom received $1,000 from money raised by the local Rotary clubs.  Shown are, left to right, Hank Wheatley with the Heroes Haven, Inc., Chris Hardy with the US Kennels, Inc., Marty Iarocci with the DAV Eastern Shore Chapter 34, and Jeff Merritt with the Operation We Care.
 
July 8, 2021
 
The first meeting of the new year for The Rotary Club of Salisbury was held tonight.  
 
 
As the post-covid way of life allows for more freedoms, the largest group of club members in more than a year was on hand for the first meeting of President Bill Satterfield. 
 
 
Among his duties was the installation of the club's newest member, Cynthia Williams, right, sponsored by Ginnie Malone.
 
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
July 1, 2021
 
Joe Stefursky, a nearly 30-year member of The Rotary Club of Salisbury, has been named the club's Rotarian of the Year.  President John Aukward, on the right, awarded Stefursky that honor for his work on behalf of the club, especially in the last decade as leader of the club's annual $10,000 raffle.  Through friendly persuasion and his emotional pleas for club members to sell "orphan tickets", tickets not assigned to any club member to sell, the raffle has been a success under his leadership and allowed The Rotary Club of Salisbury to fund its dozens of community service projects.
Congratulations Joe!
 
June 26, 2021
 
While the Four-Way Test Week officially ended today in Salisbury, the message of the things we think, say, or do remains visible to persons along Division Street in downtown Salisbury.  A city crew of Morgan Green, left and David Ortega, middle, along with several members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury, painted an abbreviated version of the message on the sidewalk near the Wicomico County Public Library.  
 
 
The painting of a city sidewalk with this message has been a tradition for years. 
June 24, 2021
 
The more than 100-year old Rotary Club of Salisbury on June 24, 2021 presented its highest honor to Bryan Murfree, President/CEO/Owner of Telewire Incorporated in Salisbury.  The Four-Way Test Award recognizes non-Rotarians for their exceptional community and volunteer service and who, in their everyday lives, are living examples of the Rotary Motto: Service Above Self.  Nominees are judged upon their living up to the Rotary Four-Way Test of the things they think, say, or do.  Is it the Truth, Is it Fair to all Concerned, Does it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships, and Is it Beneficial to All Concerned.
 
Mr. Murfree, on the right, was presented the award by club member Gus Lebois.
 
June 14, 2021
 
In recognition of the upcoming June 24, 2021 presentation by The Rotary Club of Salisbury of the Four-Way Test Award, Salisbury, Maryland Mayor Jake Day tonight proclaimed the week of June 20 as Rotary Four-Way Test week.
 
The award will honor a non-Rotarian whose everyday activities exemplify the tenants of the test in the things he or she thinks, says, or does.  Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
The award will be presented by The Rotary Club of Salisbury the evening of June 24.
June 10, 2021
 
The largest number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury since the Covid 19 pandemic began was on hand tonight at our weekly meeting to learn about American involvement in Afghanistan.  U.S. Department of State veteran Jane Messenger, a Salisbury native, shared her impressions and experiences in Afghanistan.  It was an interesting insight into America's 20 years of involvement in that country.
 
 
This was the club's last meeting of the Rotary year with a speaker.  Program committee chair Stacy McMichael led the effort to bring interesting speakers to the club's weekly meetings; confounded by no meetings and scheduling changes due to Covid.  Next week's meeting on June 17 will recognize club members for their club contributions while the final meeting of the Rotary year on June 24 will recognize a non-Rotarian as recipient of the 4-Way Test Award, the club's highest award.
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
 
June 3, 2021
 
City of Salisbury Acting Mayor Julia Glanz, on her last night in office and at her first Rotary Club of Salisbury meeting, shared her experiences of being mayor while Mayor Jake Day was on a year-long military assignment in Africa. 
 
She told the club about city achievements and plans and took lots of questions. 
 
Club members applauded her for stepping forward on short notice last year to take on the additional duties of being mayor while retaining some of her duties as city administrator. 
 
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.
May 27, 2021
 
At our weekly meeting on May 27, our club hosted at the Rotary Scout and Community Center the local 1 Year to Empowerment group. 
 
1 Year to Empowerment provides adolescent girls with safe and meaningful activities that promote self-esteem, self-respect, and self-reliance and teach them valuable skills to live happy, healthy and balanced lives.
 
Executive Director Dr. Samantha Scott and two of the girls spoke about the program.

Afterwards they offered club members brownies they had just made.  Yummy!!
 
Interested in joining the growing number of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com  The club meets Thursday nights at 6:10 at the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland.