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Salisbury

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
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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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.
 
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.
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.
Our largest gathering in more than a year was on hand for the May 20th Steak and Shrimp night at our Rotary Scout and Community Center.  
 
Dozens of club members were joined by several guests and prospective club members.  It was up to each person to cook the steak to his or her own preference.  
 
It was a fun evening.
 
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.
 
 
Dozens of members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury were involved with two community service projects today. 
 
In the morning, members played golf and volunteered at the MAC Inc. Meals on Wheels inaugural golf tournament.  MAC is the area agency on aging. 
 
In the afternoon, more than a dozen club members led the effort to install hundreds of American flags for the Flag for Heroes project.  Money raised through flag sponsorships will be provided to veterans organizations and other groups.  The flags are at the corner of U.S. Route 50 and Hobbs Road, across the street from the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium east of Salisbury.  The flags will remain on display through Independence Day.
 
Sally Rankin, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program manager in Worcester County, Maryland, spoke this week to The Rotary Club of Salisbury.  She explained that CASA is a voice for abused and neglected children who are caught up in the confusing and complicated foster care system. CASA volunteers are adults appointed by the court to get to know the impacted children and to advocate for the children's best interests.  
 
 
Mrs. Rankin said there is interest in expanding this program into Wicomico County.
 
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.
 
 
 
Members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury are looking forward to two events the week of May 16th. 
 
On Wednesday May 19th members of our club will join with the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Wicomico County for the annual Flags for Heroes installation.  Hundreds of American flags will be on display through Independence Day at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Hobbs Road, near the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, just east of Salisbury, Maryland.  
 
Anybody can become a flag sponsor to honor anybody they wish, at $50 per flag.  The money raised will be used to support veterans assistance programs.  To learn more, visit www.flags4heroes.org.
 
Our second event is the Steak and Shrimp Dinner on Thursday May 20th at our Rotary Scout and Community Center.  Want to attend?
Contact Peter Shelbo to make reservations.  peterashelbo@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury, with a growing number of in-person participants, including some members we've not seen for a while, observed the federally required National Day of Prayer on May 6, the first Thursday of May.
 
Manager of Pastoral Care at Tidal Health, John Tyler, spoke about the power of prayer and ways to pray.
 
 
It was an uplifting message.  
 
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.
 
In-person member participation continues to grow at the weekly meetings of  The Rotary Club of Salisbury.  At our April 22 meeting, Jared Shelton with Chesapeake Utilities spoke about the expansion of Delmarva Peninsula natural gas service into Somerset County, Maryland.  This new service will be important economically and environmentally.
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury has joined with the Wicomico Rotary Club and the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary club to help honor military, medical, or other heroes (past or present as designated by the donor), by sponsoring a flag to be displayed between Memorial Day and Independence Day.
 
Flags will be displayed proudly on the corner of Hobbs Road and U.S. Route 50 near the stoplight by Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.  Proceeds support local veteran causes and Rotary’s community projects.
 
 
For details and a sponsor form, look at the CLUB LINKS Flag for Heroes section elsewhere on this homepage.
Our April 15, 2021 meeting was a western themed gathering with a delicious chili dinner, western music, and members in their western garb.  A fun evening for members and guests of  The Rotary Club of Salisbury.
 
 
Interested in joining 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.
Chris Hall, Vice President and Chief Business Officer for TidalHealth and a member of the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, spoke at the club's April 8 meeting about last year’s creation of the TidalHealth organization.  It was a combination of Salisbury’s Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Seaford’s Nanticoke Hospital, and Crisfield’s McCready Hospital, plus the acquisition of a number of medical practices. 
 
Interested in joining 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.
 

 

At the March 18 meeting of The Rotary Club of Salisbury, Maryland Circuit Court Associate Judge Matt Maciarello spoke about changes in the court systems in Wicomico County as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Changes began in March of last year with a complete shutdown of the judicial system.  Judges, staff, and others needed to develop a plan keep the courts operating in one manner or another.  Considerations were scheduling, changes to the courthouse, finding other venues for court business, jury selection, working with persons already in the system and newly arrested persons, and much more. 

The Rotary Club of Salisbury recently distributed more than $38,000 from funds raised during the club’s 2020 3-Point Initiative. 
 

Thanks to a number of generous sponsors who stepped forward in support of the club and the 3-Point Initiative, The Rotary Club of Salisbury was able to provide funding to 10 local nonprofits. The club is grateful for support received for this program from the Donnie Williams Foundation, Richard Henson Foundation, Richard and Patricia Hazel Charitable Fund, First Shore Federal Savings and Loan, and individual donors.

 
Four scholarships of $1,000 each are granted to selected graduating seniors of the four Wicomico County public high schools. Students apply for the awards through the guidance office at their school.  Primary screening is carried out at the school based on criteria provided by the Rotary Club of Salisbury. 
 
Selection of the awardees is performed by the Rotary Club of Salisbury Scholarship Committee.  It is the Rotary’s goal to support individuals who are scholars that exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, involvement in extracurricular activities and service to others.
 

Rotary Club of Salisbury Members Honored

Two former presidents and current members of  The Rotary Club of Salisbury have been recognized by the club and Rotary International for their financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Marie Calafiura and Audrey Orr received additional Paul Harris Fellow designations.  Hank Engster, chairman of the club's foundation committee, made the presentation. Kudos, ladies.
 
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Salisbury and becoming one of our People of Action? Contact Ginny Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com.
Ford C. Waggoner, III has been selected by members of the 101-year old Rotary Club of Salisbury to be the club’s President-Elect nominee, meaning he is in line to become President of the 83-member club in the 2022-2023 Rotary year. Waggoner will follow President-Elect Bill Satterfield who will assume his role as the club’s President in July, replacing current President John Aukward when his one-year term ends.
 

Well, the Rotary Club of Salisbury was back in business last Thursday night, February 18, for our first in-person meeting, along with Zoom capability, in months. Thirty persons took part in our first meeting of the year, enjoying the fellowship, learning who was in line to become 2022-2023 president, and celebrating members who had birthdays in December, January, and February.

One highlight of the evening was 50-year member Gordon Gladden reading the letter he received in 1971 welcoming him to the Rotary Club of Salisbury and Gordon sharing this thoughts on how Rotary has impacted his life. Good job Gordon.

Congratulations to Kevin Hayes who stopped by the Rotary Club of Salisbury's Rotary Scout and Community Center recently to pick up his first place $10,000 winnings from the 2020 Rotary Club of Salisbury raffle. Raffle proceeds are used to support scores of community projects.

From the left are Joe Stefursky, Raffle Chairman; Bill Satterfield, President-Elect; Kevin Hayes and Donnie Cooper who sold the
winning ticket.
 
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