After more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator in the county school system, Robert Masters will retire Jan. 1.
Masters, who has served as principal to the Waugh Chapel Elementary School for morethan 19 years, has many fond memories.
"In the years since 1972 when I was assigned here," he said, "we have experienced double sessions, overcrowding, reorganization, changes in curriculum and testing, and a constantly changing political scene which has affected education at each turn.
"Through it all, together, we have maintained school as a place where children received an education stressing core skills and where the atmosphere helped them to feel safe from a sometimes frightening world."
Masters added that his fondest memories will be of "the smiles, conversations and good will of current and former students."
The school and communitywill miss such a good principal and friend.
The Maryland champion Arundel Wildcat baseball team will sponsor a baseball card showfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at Arundel Senior High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills.
Fifty tables will be available for a fee of $40 per table.
For more information, call Arundel High AthleticDirector Bernie Walter at 674-6500, Ext. 252.
Plan to join the Retired Officers' Wives' Club on Jan. 25 for the matinee performance of "Bye Bye Birdie," featuring Tommy Tune.
This hilarious comedy at the Kennedy Center has received outstanding reviews. The price of $37 per person includes bus fare and orchestra seats.
For further information or reservations, call Betty Juba at 721-2494 or Edna Grant at 551-2974.
The Presbyterian Church in Odenton will havea New Members' Class beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6.
This class will meet on Monday nights. Participants are asked to attend five of the six sessions.
The new members' classes will include an introduction to the Bible, church history, Presbyterian history, Presbyterian polity (church government) and participation in the design of the newchurch.
For more information or to register, call the church at 674-6400.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will sponsor a discussion about business issues for 1992.
Charles Krautler, executive vice president of theMaryland Chamber of Commerce, will give a preview of the 1992 General Assembly. The chamber session begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Rick's Cafe in Odenton.
There is no cost, and walk-ins are welcome.
Call 672-3422 for more information.
Next week, the Odenton/Gambrills/Fort Meade "Neighbors" column will be printed in Thursday's paper.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and will have a safe and Happy New Year's. See you next year!