Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent

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Blessings in a Backpack visits

This week we are pleased to welcome Cindy Scruggs and Carol Grady and hear all about this great Howard County program.

Blessings in a Backpack (BIAB) provides food for students on the free and reduced lunch program who might not have enough to eat on weekends. There are currently five Howard County elementary…


Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

Matt Fink discusses Mechanic Apprenticeships

Mechanic Apprenticeships is a program sponsored by the Washington Area Auto Dealers that assists High School seniors that are looking for a trade in mechanics and do no want to pursue degrees.

Young people without college degrees struggle to find jobs and many companies find it difficult to locate…


Added by Darren Easton on October 29, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Kellie Lego's awesome Interact kids stop by!

Through Rotary, Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:

• Carry out hands-on service projects

• Make international connections



Added by Darren Easton on October 22, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM: Rich Akwo tells us about Generosity: Global

Rich is the Founder / Executive Director of Generosity: Global (formerly A Friend To Homeless) –…


Added by Darren Easton on October 8, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Ron Carlson talks about our new signature project.

Summer Enrichment Program

Supporting Head start and Summer Enrichment Programs is Investing in Quality Early Childhood Education in Howard County. CAC’s Head Start programming is aligned with National Education Goal #1 which provides for Children Entering School Ready to…


Added by Darren Easton on October 1, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Brad Tanner visits to tell us all about Hands-Only CPR classes

Howard County Fire and Rescue, Hands-Only CPR 

Brad Tanner visits to tell us all about this CPR program. This course is a one-hour, quick, upbeat, and informal class designed for community awareness of SCA, and will teach participants how to start CPR right away and continue…


Added by Darren Easton on September 24, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

District Governor, Ken Solow to visit!

Ken Solow

DG 2015-2016, District 7620

Ken joined the Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club in September of 1996.  He served as Club President in 2001-2002 and won the…


Added by Darren Easton on September 17, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments

MakingChange, Mike Couch visits.

A nonprofit organization, MakingChange has been helping people create their own financial success stories through educational programs that are user friendly and meaningful. They work with the best financial and educational institutions to assemble content around a wide array of money topics…


Added by Darren Easton on August 27, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

Pam Grady, Voices for Children presents.

The mission of Voices for Children is to ensure that the best interest of abused and neglected children are represented in the Howard County Circuit Court. All children referred to Voices for Children will be matched with a volunteer whose efforts are directed at expediting the placement of children into safe and…


Added by Darren Easton on August 20, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

THIS WEEK: A visit from Howard County Tourism & Promotion

Howard County Tourism & Promotion is a not-for-profit partnership based organization (501c6) dedicated to promoting all that is wonderful and unique about visiting, meeting, living and investing in Howard County, Maryland. Howard County Tourism & Promotion is recognized by Howard County Government and…


Added by Darren Easton on August 13, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments

Dr. Joel Goodman (HAL) to present

Join us this Friday morning as Dr. Joel Goodman with the Howard Astronomical League (HAL) will tell us all about the new observatory at Alpha Ridge.

Howard Astronomical League is an amateur astronomy club located in Howard County, Maryland. They hold monthly meetings on the lower (mezzanine)…


Added by Darren Easton on July 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FIRN Board President, Jill Bussey stops by…

FIRN is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, Maryland that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities. FIRN provides immigration counseling and citizenship classes, interpreting &…


Added by Darren Easton on June 25, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

Police Chief Gary Gardner speaks

Chief Gary L. Gardner is a 30-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, he held  the position of Deputy Chief for Operations, overseeing the patrol districts, the operational preparedness division and the youth services…


Added by Darren Easton on June 4, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Debbie Taylor and her furry friends visit!

Fidos for Freedom

Fidos for Freedom, Inc. was established in 1987 and was originally an obedience organization located on Main St in Laurel.  Everyone involved do so as volunteers at Fidos — except for the handyman, office manager…


Added by Darren Easton on May 14, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

Our Program: Eric Feldmann, Executive Director Mission 14

Mission 14 is embarking on a new model of fundraising to enact social change and the many steps toward eradicating human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.

Eric is a seasoned entrepreneur, outdoorsman and envisioner who has successfully launched businesses, government agencies and…


Added by Darren Easton on April 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman stops by!

Join us this week to hear from our County Executive, Allan Kittleman. 

Allan Kittleman was elected on November 4th, 2014 to serve as Howard County’s 9th County Executive. Executive Kittleman previously served in the Maryland General Assembly as the Senator…


Added by Darren Easton on April 14, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Kasey Turner, Jailbreak Brewing Co. visits

Kasey Turner is the founder and COO of Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel, Maryland. His BS in computer engineering and a MS in computer science prepared him well for drinking beer, but it was his undiagnosed OCD and previous experience running a cybersecurity company that best prepared

him for…


Added by Darren Easton on March 26, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Howard County Farm Bureau... Welcome Howie Feaga

The Howard County Farm Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. It is completely controlled by its members through the democratic process and is financed by voluntary membership dues. It is one of the 23 Maryland county organizations that make up the Maryland Farm Bureau.

Farm Bureau, the…


Added by Darren Easton on March 19, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

This week's Program: Fire Chief John Butler

Join us in welcoming Fire Chief John Butler to our meeting this week.

Fire Chief John Butler has been with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services since 1993.  He was appointed Fire Chief on January 20, 2015, becoming the 10th person to lead the Department and the first Chief…


Added by Darren Easton on March 12, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

This Week’s Program: Dr. Florin Selaru, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Florin Selaru, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Florin Selaru was born in Romania. He went to medical school in Bucharest and in 2000 came to the USA with his wife, also a physician, to complete their medical…


Added by Darren Easton on March 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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