Volunteer helps generations of students for 19 years


May 02, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Pam Rogers has seen three sets of students enter and graduate from North Glen Elementary School.

She began volunteering when her two children were students; now she watches her two grandchildren attend the school.

"She is a wonderful volunteer, every school would love to have one like her," says Donna Klein, secretary at North Glen Elementary.

For her 19 years of dedicated service, Rogers received the Governor's Volunteer Award for her "distinguished record of service."

Klein says you also can use the word "outstanding" to describe the work of Rogers.

She's there every day, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with time out for a short trip home for lunch.

Her duties have been varied: helping with the Christmas play, the T-shirt sale, Santa's workshop, book fair and numerous other projects.

She organizes other volunteers for the Sit and Snip group. These parents meet periodically to work on projects for the students. When the school was selling chocolates, she made calls and deliveries on the weekends. She even returns to school in the evenings if there is a PTA program or other event.

The school's secretaries, Klein and Sara Little, can't say enough about what a great help she is to them and to the students. They describe her as shy and one who never wants to accept any praise.

But, Klein said, "She deserves recognition for doing so much for the school."


Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church.

Doors will open for the board meeting at 11 a.m. Members who are retired nurses will be taking blood pressure readings for participants. Bring your lunch and the chapter will serve coffee and cake.

The program starts at 1 p.m. Lawyer Alan Marriner from the Senior Citizen Law Project for Anne Arundel County will speak about health care decisions for the elderly and living wills.

Information: Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.


Members of Peace Lutheran Church on Wellham Avenue in Ferndale are being asked to lend a hand for work day, Saturday. Spring cleaning will be going on throughout the day, so stop to help out. Lunch will be served to workers.


The Friendly Thyme Herb Club is having its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

Lola Zabetakis, club president, said plans for the club's participation in Ferndale Day activities on May 15 will be discussed.

Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend the meeting.

Information: Zabetakis at 768-0653, or Mary Goode at 437-4120.


North County High School sends thanks to all members of the community who helped collect $370,000 in Giant cash register receipts for the Apples for Students program.

These receipts will provide hardware and software packages, a printer, a set of graphing calculators, an overhead projector and a bilingual writing center.

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