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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
Home Page Stories
August 11, 2022
 
It was food, fun, and fellowship tonight for members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury as the annual crab feast drew members, spouses, and guests.  And while those things are important parts of the club's  mission, they are not the only things that members enjoy. 
 
The club is a membership organization whose product is service.  Several upcoming events will keep club members busy as they share information about the club while helping other organizations with their programs.
 
At the Wicomico County Fair August 19-21, club members will have a presence to share information about the club with visitors.  As a sponsor of the fair, the club is supporting the agricultural community in Wicomico County.
 
The following weekend, club members will be at the National Folk Festival in downtown Salisbury serving purchased beer to festival guests.  Money earned by the club for its participation will be used by the club to support its dozens of community service projects.
 
On September 10, club members will be raising money for Easterseals during the Walk with Me event in the city park.  
 
These events clearly demonstrate that members of The Rotary Club are People of Action.  Interested in becoming one of The Rotary Club of Salisbury’s People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at
410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com. 
August 4, 2022
 
Homelessness in our area was the topic at tonight's meeting of The Rotary Club of Salisbury.  Christine Chestnutt, the City of Salisbury's Housing and Homeless Manager, spoke about the growing problem of homeless persons and steps being taken to help them find homes and improve their situations.  It was an enlightening presentation.  
 
 
Christine Chestnutt with Rotary Club of Salisbury President Ford Waggoner.
 
Interested in becoming one of The Rotary Club of Salisbury’s People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com. 
July 18, 2022
 
Need some extra money?  $10,000, $1,000, or $500?  You can be a candidate for such winnings by being part of the annual Rotary Club of Salisbury raffle.  Tickets will remain on sale until the drawing on October 27th.  Each costs just $10 and no more than 4,000 tickets will be sold.
 
See any member of The Rotary Club of Salisbury to buy tickets.  Proceeds will be used to support dozens of community groups and projects that work with the club.
July 11, 2022
 
Though the hundreds of American flags displayed between Memorial Day and Independence Day along U.S. Route 50 near the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium east of Salisbury have come down, five organizations will benefit from them for years to come.
 
Thanks to individual and organization donors, the flags were put on display by the three Salisbury-area Rotary clubs (The Rotary Club of Salisbury, the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, and the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club) to raise money for groups serving military veterans.  The purpose of this project was to thank and honor those who have helped and protected our community, sometimes at great sacrifice.  Each organization has received $1,000 during this, the 7th year of the local Flags for Heroes program.
 
Receiving Rotary-raised money to help with their veterans assistance programs are            
Operation We Care, U.S. Kennels, Inc., Heroes Haven, Inc., and DAV Eastern Shore Chapter 34.
 
  • Operation We Care provides care packages to members of the armed forces who are serving overseas.
  • U.S. Kennels, Inc. is an organization that assists veterans battling Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, brain damage, and other combat related disabilities by adopting rescue dogs and training them to become service animals.
  • Heroes Haven, Inc. transports injured veterans, police officers, emergency medical service personnel, and fire fighters to the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a hunting experience and Eastern Shore hospitality.           
  • The DAV Eastern Shore Chapter 34 mission is Building Better Lives for America’s Disabled Veterans and Their Families.  A key activity for this group is transporting veterans to their medical appointments - including to the Perry Point VA medical center in Cecil County,
In addition to these veterans’ assistance groups, $1,000 were donated to the memorial fund to aid the family of murdered Wicomico County sheriff’s deputy Glenn Hilliard. 
July 4, 2022
 
In its 103rd year of service, The Rotary Club of Salisbury continues to grow.  The recent new member orientation attracted five members who recently joined the club.  Shown left to right are Sydney Tilman, Jay Pearce, Carole Krueger, Luanne Dashield, and Henry Tilman.  We welcome them as People of Action who will work to benefit our community.
 
 
June 23, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury, in its 103rd year of service to the community, has recognized JoAnn Blackmon of Hebron, Maryland as the recipient of its prestigious Four-Way Test Award.  The award is presented annually to a non-Rotarian whose life exemplifies the tenants of the Rotary Four-Way Test that asks persons of the things they think, say, or do:
  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
JoAnn Blackmon, on the left, was presented the award by club member Stacey McMichael.
 
JoAnn Blackmon was the 2013 founder and is Executive Director of the Epoch Dream Center to help at-risk youngsters break out of the generational bonds of poverty, unemployment, and crime.  While driving through her hometown of Hebron, she noticed young children out on the streets after school and after dark.  She had two young children at home and wondered if the children she was seeing outdoors had the same benefits and privileges her own children had:  help with homework, an attentive parent or two at home, adequate clothing and school supplies, and a warm dinner meal with family around the table. 
 
As a former school teacher, she knew what children need to be motivated and ultimately, to be academically and socially successful.  A typical day at the Epoch Dream Center consists of character-building exercises, physical activities, hobbies, creative experiences and academic development, including time for homework.
 
The nominating form read “JoAnn has developed with community support a program that embodies the tenants of the Four-Way Test. She values truth, fairness, and goodwill for all.  She leads her organization with integrity to enhance friendships among the staff and students.  The program is equally beneficial to the students it serves as well as their parents, families, and teachers at the partner schools.  With Epoch, the community of Hebron has benefitted as well as the larger community that surrounds it.” 
 
More about the Epoch Dream Center can be found at https://www.epochdreamcenter.com.
 
A list of all recipients of the award since 1963 is shown elsewhere on this website. 
June 16, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight recognized its Rotarian of the Year.  Marie Calafiura was selected based upon her multiple contributions to and tremendous support of the club.  President Bill Satterfield listed some of her attributes when naming her tonight.  
 
 
He cited her work just in this year as club Treasurer, Rotary District 7630 Assistant Governor, coordinator of the club's Meals of Hope project, organizer of material in the club board room, coordinator of donations of club materials to the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, editor of the weekly Cog newsletter, post office box checker, active in re-writing the club bylaws and Standing Rules and Procedures, elector at the District Conference, new member recruiter, ClubRunner administrator, and advisor to the president.  We thank Marie for all she does.
June 9, 2022
 
Tonight, three persons joined The Rotary Club of Salisbury, continuing a trend of growing membership this year.  Long time members cannot recall when three persons joined the club at the same time.
 
Henry Tilman, Lynn Derickson, and Carole Krueger were welcomed to the club and encouraged to become involved with club activities to benefit the local community.
 
 
Interested in becoming one of The Rotary Club of Salisbury’s People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com.  
 
June 7, 2022
 
Rotary International has selected The Environment as its newest area of focus and today members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury worked alongside of folks with the Lower Shore Land Trust to remove wisteria, an invasive vine species, from Pemberton Park near Salisbury. 


Club President Bill Satterfield, Gus Lebois, and our newest member Jay Pearce were there cutting and hopefully killing the vines. 
 
Another example of our members being People of Action. 
June 2, 2022
 
A relatively new youth services program in the Salisbury area was the subject of tonight's meeting of The Rotary Club of Salisbury.  Vanessa Lyon with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Baltimore joined us to enlighten us about this new organization to help children become better human beings.
 
 
During the last Rotary year, dozens of veteran club members shared their life and Rotary stories during our Get Acquainted...Get Reacquainted presentations.  Club members who joined between 1969 and 1997 spent a few minutes to allow new members know who they are while helping longer-time members learn more about them.  It proved to be a popular part of our weekly meetings.  Our final presenter was Kathleen McLain, a very valuable member who joined the club in 1997.
 
 
Next week our members will be involved in the removal of wisteria at the Pemberton Park and in the dedication of a Rotary Club of Salisbury-sponsored peace labyrinth in downtown Salisbury.  Rotarians...People of Action
May 25, 2022
 
Local military veterans support groups will benefit from the newly installed display of hundreds of American flags along Route 50 east of Salisbury.  Again this year, members of the three Salisbury-area Rotary clubs are participating in the Flags for Heroes project across Hobbs Road from the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
 
Community members and businesses financially have sponsored flags for persons they consider heroes.  The thousands of dollars raised will be distributed to several military veteran support groups that are selected by the Rotary Club of Salisbury, the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, and the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club.
In less than one hour, dozens of Rotarians on May 25th installed nearly 400 flags that will remain on display through Independence Day.  This project is another example of Rotary club members being People of Action.
 
Interested in becoming one of The Rotary Club of Salisbury’s People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com.  
 
May 19, 2022
 
Members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury this evening had a dual purpose event; a visit to the US Kennels, Inc. where service dogs are trained to work with disabled military veterans and a visit across the street to the MAC, Inc. Center that provides a large variety of services to persons aged 50 and more on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.  Both visits were hosted by club members; Chris Hardy at the US Kennels, Inc. and Dave Hanlin, chairman of the Board of MAC, Inc.  Both visits were quite enlightening.
 
 
 
We also inducted a new member.  Sponsored by club members BJ Summers and Dan Williams, Jay Pearce returned to the club after several years of living away from Salisbury.  He's the second new member in two weeks with three more members slated to be inducted in early June.  We're growing and this allows us to do more to help our communities.  Interested in becoming one of the club’s People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com.  
 
May 18, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury, in conjunction with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, has awarded six college scholarships, continuing their longstanding support of youth in our community.  
 
Five students received awards of $1,000 each from the Helen C. Wootton Scholarship Fund.  Ms. Wootton was a long-time employee of the Wicomico County public school system.  She believed every student should have the opportunity to further his or her education.  A fund was established at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in her name to honor her service to the youth of this community and provide scholarships to students from each Wicomico County public high school.  Since 2009, the Rotary Club of Salisbury has awarded more than $38,000 to 35 deserving seniors in her name. 
The scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need, a commitment to service, exhibiting leadership, and a strong alignment with Rotary’s Four-Way Test code of conduct.  The Four-Way Test asks Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it bring goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?     
 
2022 scholarship recipients are:
  • Lukas Overton-O’Hara from James M. Bennett High School, attending Drexel University and planning to study engineering.
  • Sun Ho Baek from Parkside High School, attending Davidson College to study Computer Science.  
  • Robert Schaller from Wicomico Senior High School, attending the University of Maryland to study Government and Public Policy.
  • Madeline Umsted from Mardela Middle and High School, attending the University of Maryland to study Criminology & Criminal Justice.
  • Jennifer Arion of Parkside High School having completed a course of study in the Wicomico Public Schools Career and Technical Education program, attending East Carolina University to become a nurse.
The Rotary Club of Salisbury additionally awards a scholarship honoring former Rotarian Charles Whitmore.  This scholarship was established with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore by Mr. Whitmore’s family in 2016.  It provides a $2,500 scholarship to a female senior accepted into an engineering program at the post-secondary level.  The 2022 recipient is Alena Zheng, graduating from James M. Bennett High School and accepted to the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.
 
Stacey McMichael, this year’s Rotary Club of Salisbury Scholarship Chair, said the scholarship committee was pleased with the number of strong applications.  “We are grateful for the opportunity to support our students and help them continue their educations.”
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is in its 103rd year of service to our community.  Interested in becoming one of the club’s People of Action?  Contact Ginnie Malone at 410-251-6188 or gmalone@cbmove.com.       
May 12, 2022
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight heard about local efforts to help resettle Afghan refugees.  Brian Stiegler, PhD, an Assistant Provost for International Education at Salisbury University, spoke about the inability of local organizations to help resettlements because of state and federal government requirements.  Over the past 10 years, Maryland is the fourth most active state in resettling refugees from all over the world.  
 
 
 
Dr. Stiegler, on the left, was invited to speak by former Salisbury University colleague Dr. George Whitehead.
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is growing with new member Mrs. Sydney Tilman inducted this evening and other new members becoming part of the club in coming weeks.  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.
 
 
New club member Sydney Tilman, left, was sponsored by BJ Summers and Ginnie Malone. 
 
May 5, 2022
 
Members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight heard the fascinating story about two Wicomico County residents search for the crash site of famed 1930s aviatrix Amelia Earhart.  For decades and using hundreds of thousands of his own dollars, Bill Snavely has worked to learn the fate of Earhart.  Tonight, he described his efforts and said he and his team are making progress in finding the plane that crashed in the Pacific Ocean in July 1937.  
 
 
Also presenting tonight was his principal diver Tracy Wildrix who explained some of the complexities of removing coral from what they believe are the remains of the aircraft.  
 
 
Their work is mentioned in the January 2015 edition of the Smithsonian magazine.  A book written by Snavely,  Tracking --Amelia Earhart Her Flight Path to the End, provides additional details about their search and it is available through www.specialbooks.com.
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is growing.  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.
April 28, 2022
 
There is a lot of medical research happening at the TidalHealth Salisbury hospital and members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury heard about that tonight.  Dr. Robert Joyner, Research Director of the TidalHealth Richard Henson Research Institute, and Mrs. Lynne Armiger with the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, spoke about the five year old program that conducts clinical trials for cancer patients and more recently with Covid patients.  This is a valuable service to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is growing.  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.
 
April 21, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury, in cooperation with The Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Wicomico County, is seeking persons to sponsor persons they consider to be heroes.  These heroes, whatever their profession or background, will be honored with a display of hundreds of American flags just east of Salisbury along U.S. Route 50.  These flags will be on display between Memorial Day and Independence Day.
 
Proceeds from the Flags for Heroes project will be be donated to local non-profit groups that help military veterans and their families.  A per flag donation of $50 is all that is needed.  Details and the application form are in the Download section of this website.
 
This community service project is just one of many involving the growing number of The Rotary Club of Salisbury members.   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.
April 14, 2022
 
Again this year, The Rotary Club of Salisbury is sponsoring a team in the Fruitland Little League.  On opening day, following a parade through Fruitland, the Rotary Pirates won their game 24 to 13.  Congratulations to the 6-8 year old boys.
 
Our sponsorship is just one example of The Rotary Club supporting youth in our community.  To learn about other ways in which the club helps youngsters, check out our ad in today's edition of the Salisbury Independent newspaper. baytobaynews.com and select Salisbury Independent
April 7, 2022
 
Membership in The Rotary Club of Salisbury continues to grow with the addition tonight of our newest member, Seth Hershberger, director of the Wicomico County libraries.  He was sponsored by Audrey Orr who pinned on his membership pin.
 
 
Not only is the club growing, but so is the club's contributions to our community.  The club has been granted a charter for a new Cub Scout pack that will work in cooperation with our sponsored Boy Scout Troop 176.  Hugh Livingston, who led the effort to create the new Cub Scout pack, presented the charter to the club tonight.  The Cub Scouts will be associated with the Prince Street School.
 
 
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.
March 30, 2022
 
It was just food and fellowship at this week's meeting of The Rotary Club of Salisbury.  We joined with the Salisbury Sunrise Club and the Rotary Club of Wicomico County for a purely fun event at a Salisbury eatery.  Dozens of Rotarians,  spouses, and children enjoyed each others' company.  
 
March 24, 2022
 
Salisbury Mayor and National Guard Major Jake Day spoke to members of The Rotary Club of Salisbury tonight about his nearly one year deployment in East Africa last year.  It was an interesting insight into America's military actions overseas.
 
 
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.
March 17, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury this evening honored long-time member and Past President George Whitehead for his leadership of the club's Centennial Committee that began work about seven years ago to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary in 2020.  Under his guidance, the club produced a club history book and video, a series of newspaper features about the club's history, and worked to have a peace labyrinth built in downtown Salisbury.  Unfortunately, the anniversary banquet was cancelled, a victim of Covid restrictions.
 
Club President Bill Satterfield, on the left, presented a miniature wood labyrinth to Dr. Whitehead as a small token of the club's appreciation of his years of commitment to the club's 100 years of service to the community.
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