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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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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.
May 20, 2021
 
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.
 
 
May 19, 2021
 
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.
 
May 13, 2021
 
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.
 
 
 
May 16, 2021
 
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.