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Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent Annual Dinner

Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent Annual Dinner

The Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent held its Annual Dinner on Sunday night at the Howard County Conservancy.

Since I have been a member of the club, I have been asked many times what Rotary does.  It is a very difficult answer to convey, because whatever my answer, it does not do justice to our club.  My answer:  it is an organization of wonderful people who do great things.  It is a philanthropic organization with projects that are local, national, and international.  We raise money and support local organizations such as Gilchrist Hospice, Camp Attaway, the Community Action Council, Grassroots, and many others.  Many groups give support to others, but it is hard to convey the feeling of Service above Self, which are the words by which we live.  If you would like to amplify what one individual can do, and join with other giving people, come check us out.  We meet on Friday mornings from 7:30 – 8:30 at Linden Hall in Ellicott City.

Sandy Harriman was awarded the well- deserved honor of Rotarian of the Year.

The new officers were sworn in last night to include:

President:  Mark Stoner

President Elect:  Alice Ford

Vice President:  Linda Ostovitz

Secretary:  Rob Estes

Treasurer:  Dave Lerer

Past President:  Alan Jefferson

The Lane/Committee Chairs were also sworn in:

Club Service:  Laurie Reuben

International Service:  Larry Newman

Membership:  Sandy Harriman

Public Relations:  Darren Easton

Foundation:  Charlie McCabe

New Generations:  Kellie Lego

Community Service:  Mary Ka Kanahan

Sergeant-At-Arms:  Charlie Montague