Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent

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Columbia Festival of the Arts – Bringing it Home

Join us this week as we welcome Todd Olson to tell us all about the great new things that are happening with this fantastic annual event.

The mission of the Columbia Festival of the Arts is to present a world class celebration of the arts and entertainment that…

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Added by Darren Easton on December 11, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

A letter of thanks...

A letter that Chaya Kaplan, our CSAS recipient sent on behalf of the A-OK Mentoring and Tutoring, Inc.…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Good Samaritan Orphanage

Welcome Rev. Dr. Robert M. Mbinda...

This week we are very excited to have Rev. Dr. Robert M. Mbinda as our guest speaker to tell us all about the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Mbeya, Tanzania

Rev. Dr. Robert M. Mbinda, Director of the Good Samaritan Orphanage, is a priest of the Anglican Church in Tanzania. He earned a Masters of Divinity in 1986 from Trinity School for Ministry in…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments

The Sierra Leone Education Fund

Welcome Jennifer Pilholski...

This week we are very excited to have Jennifer Carr Pilholski as our guest speaker to tell us all about the Ebola epidemic and Education in Sierra Leone.

Jennifer is the president and founder of the Sierra Leone Education fund. Jennifer's connections to Moyamba, Sierra Leone date back to the 1940's when her great aunt, the late June Hartranft, served…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 11, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

BONSTINGL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Meet our speaker this week is from BONSTINGL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, Jay Jay Bonstingl.

Bonstingl is a full-service international consulting firm specializing in Baldrige-based Quality solutions for world-class leaders and their organizations.

Their clients are recognized leaders in business, healthcare, education, government, and associations who celebrate their strengths as they work…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 23, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Motel Boxes for Grassroots

This week at our meeting we provided and packed up food and other supplies for families living in emergency housing in local motels until better arrangements are found for them. The “motel boxes” are stored until needed by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, which is the original point of entry for individuals…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 8, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

New President of Howard County General Hospital VISITS.

On Friday August 15th, Mr. Steven C. Snelgrove drops by to tell us all about the future of Howard County Genera Hospital. As new President, Steven is responsible for the overall operation and direction of the hospital. An experienced leader with 34 years of health care management experience in both academic and…

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Added by Darren Easton on August 13, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

A Must Read for all Rotarians

A Century of Service: The Story of Rotary International

The spirit of service is alive and well in the 21st century. Just look at Rotary International--a nonprofit organization of 1.2 million members in more than 165 countries dedicated to improving the human condition. In an increasingly complex and impersonal world, Rotarians remain committed to helping their communities--and the world beyond. Who are the men and women behind the world's…

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Added by Darren Easton on July 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Quotes of Past Presidents

The following quotes reflect the diversity of presidents who have led Rotary International and its Foundation since the organization’s beginning in 1905. Taken from Rotary resources, the quotes are a selective sampling and by no means exhaustive.

“Man has affinity for his fellowman,…

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Added by Darren Easton on May 21, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight

Another great member post: Member Spotlight. Please meet new member Kalie Fishburn.

Ms. Kalie Fishburn

Kalie is the Community…

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Added by Darren Easton on April 4, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Member Spotlight

Yet another installment of our ever-popular feature: Member Spotlight. Please meet RCCP's very own Ms. Kellie Lego

Ms. Kellie Lego…

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Added by Darren Easton on March 5, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments

Cyprus Friendship Program featured at January 17th Meeting

This organization of volunteers cooperating from both the north and south sides of Cyprus, and the Cyprus Friendship Program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the United States, share the mission to promote peace and understanding in Cyprus. By bringing together teenagers from both sides of the divide with future leadership potential, encouraging lifelong friendships among them, and extending these friendships to their friends and families they hope to build…
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Added by Darren Easton on January 15, 2014 at 9:38am — No Comments

Howard County's Defense Against Counterfeiters — Martin Johnson

This week we're pleased to have as our guest speaker: Martin Johnson.

"Most criminals are not considering the odds of getting caught — they live in the moment," he said. "Think about it: A fraudulent document only has to be good enough to be accepted and get the job done — nothing more."…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Peter Franchot visits the Club.

We were privileged to have State Comptroller, Peter Franchot as our guest/presenter last week. You can read about his program and his special gift to our very own Alan Jefferson in our newsletter, but here's a bit about Mr. Franchot and his work.

Peter Franchot was elected Maryland's…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 15, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments

Vic Broccolino Receives Community Service Above Self Award

The Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent has selected Vic Broccolino as the recipient of its second annual Community Service Above Self Award. The award recognizes a non-Rotarian who gives back to the community in a way that reflects the Club’s spirit of having fun through…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 7, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

HC DrugFree

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Added by Darren Easton on October 3, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments

20 Reasons to Become A Rotarian

1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

2. The Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. It's business is mankind. Its Product is service. Rotary provide community service to both local and international communities. This is the perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 3, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Member Spotlight: August

Yet another installment of our ever-popular feature: Member Spotlight. Please meet RCCP's very own Mr. Water Project: Lon Chesnutt.

Lon B. Chesnutt

Lon is a retired pastor with a life filled with volunteer activities. As a Rotarian, he’s been active in the…

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Added by Darren Easton on August 5, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

Ten Things To Do To Be A Good Rotarian

1. Attend Rotary meetings regularly.


2. Keep your financial obligations to Rotary up-to-date.…
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Added by Darren Easton on July 23, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Committee Showcase:

International Committee

As the international committee successfully wraps up our multi-year project in Ethiopia, constructing five new freshwater wells to provide clean, safe drinking water to thousands of people in the region, we are excited to explore new opportunities to leverage the international network of Rotarians…

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Added by Darren Easton on June 20, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

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