On Secretaries Day, hold the appreciation lunch, fork over benefits GLEN BURNIE

NEIGHBORS

April 21, 1993|By BONITA FORMWALT

They wanted better pay, day care allowances and flex time. They got lunch at the Sizzler, a bouquet of carnations and a coffee mug.

It's Secretaries Day. Yet another day when we realize that as a society we are just not communicating our needs very well.

So as my gift to the secretaries of the world please check the following list of grievances. Circle any or all that apply and hang it on the office water cooler.

Dear Boss:

* Call me administrative assistant, secretary, clerical support staff, whatever. Just don't call me "the girl." I am a woman. If I were still a girl, someone else would be doing my laundry.

* Don't glare at me when my children call at the office to brag about their report cards. The alternative is that they lose interest in school, drop out and start stealing cars to pass the time of day. Remember, the Lexus they strip may be your own.

* It is perfectly legal for you to answer the phone on occasion. Especially if I am in the file room, teetering atop a stepladder, searching in vain for a file we all know is on your desk.

* Does this sound familiar? You're not taking calls except from your wife, or husband, best friend, plumber, video club, dentist, child-care provider, your third-grade teacher and -- don't forget -- the guy who's detailing your new car that costs three times my annual take-home pay.

P.S. I want lunch at the Sizzler, too.

Keep on keyboarding, Glen Burnie.

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The Civitan Club of Glen Burnie. You see them every year serving pizza at the Big Glen Burnie Carnival. Tomorrow evening the community will have the chance to meet the members of this group -- without the pepperoni.

As part of Civitan Appreciation Week, the Glen Burnie chapter will hold its annual "Meet (and Join) The Civitans" at Opportunity Builders Inc., 7509 Connelley Drive, Suite O.

The purpose of tomorrow's event is two-fold, according to president-elect Sue Fye.

"We want to acquaint people with what Civitan does as well as see other groups that we have helped," explained Fye.

Fifteen organizations that have been supported by the club will be represented at the event, including the Ruth Eason and Marley Glen Special schools, Alternative Living, Parents' Place and Phydeaux For Freedom. Individual groups will give testimonials or demonstrations of their projects.

Ron Sams, president of the Glen Burnie chapter, is expecting a large turnout for the event, where he hopes to recruit new members.

The community is welcome to attend. For additional information, call Sams, 551-4921.

* On Saturday you can bike, skate, walk, run or even hop down the B&A Bike Trail -- just as long as you collect on your pledges. It's a bike-a-thon to support the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON) as it assists community members with emergency food and assistance.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the bike-a-thon is a fund-raiser to help stock the shelves and the coffers of NCEON.

Saturday's route begins and ends at the bike trail just behind Harundale Mall. Participants can travel one, two, 10 or 20 miles.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for May 1.

For information, call Leo Zerhusen at 859-1297.

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Prom hint #11: Gentlemen, never buy your date a corsage at grocery store. Prom hint #25: Ladies, that teased mile-high flip deal with your bangs is going to make your children roll on the floor with laughter when they find your old prom pictures.

It's prom time.

Glen Burnie High School's Class of '93 will dress up and dance off into the night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 7 at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

Tickets go on sale Monday during school. Admission is $60 per couple. Seniors who have earned free or reduced price tickets must check with Mary Huey in Room M101. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For additional information, call the school office, 761-8950.

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A slightly younger group of dancers can take the floor from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday when the Country Club Estates Recreation Association sponsors a teen dance in the clubhouse, on Leymar and Paul Marr drives.

Youth ages 13 and younger are invited to attend. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments will be sold throughout the evening.

For information, call Janis Baron, 768-4515.

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The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night when the drama and music departments of Glen Burnie High present the musical comedy, "Lucky Dollar-Private Eye."

Scott Jordan has the lead role of Lucky Dollar. He is working with a cast of 26 students including Andrea Johnson as Flo; Figuroa Tanisha as Kimono; Joelle Smith as Pandora; Jessica Bunellis as Conchita.

Described by director Bill Smith as a "merry mix of mayhem, melody and mania," the show promises an entertaining evening.

The show's musical numbers have been orchestrated by Anthony Pinder and choreographed by students Christine Dawnin and Tina Long. Pat Baca assisted as technical director.

Admission is $4. Tickets are available at the door.

For information, call the school office, 761-8950.

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Handcrafted gift items, home baked cakes and cookies, and a treasure of bric-a-brac will be available for the discerning shopper at the craft fair-flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Messiah United Methodist Church, 7401 Furnace Branch Road.

Sponsored by Boy Scout Pack 911, the event is a fund-raiser to help pay for the Scouts' summer camp.

A limited number of spaces is still available both indoors and out.

Spaces alone are $6 each while spaces with tables are $12.

For information, call Susan Shepeta, 766-0678 or Maria Abell, 553-0644.

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