Richard McClure, a Severna Park High School graduate and longtime Severna Park resident, has been named to two major tourism development groups, the Maryland Tourism Development Board and the first-ever White House Conference on Travel and Tourism.
Gov. Parris Glendening appointed Mr. McClure to the three-year post. Mr. McClure, general manager of Carrol's Creek restaurant in Annapolis, represents the restaurant industry on the Maryland board. The group acts as an oversight organization for the state Office of Tourism and Development.
The purpose of the White House conference, scheduled for October, is to establish a partnership between industry representatives and the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration. Organizers say more than 1,700 delegates will attend the conference to develop a national strategy for the tourism industry.
"We want to encourage international travel," said Mr. McClure. "The number of people going out of the country for tourism is higher than the number coming in. We'd like to see that be more even."
For more information on local tourism, call 263-8102.
Your library needs a few good volunteers to introduce the rest of us to its new $1.2 million circulation system.
Volunteers must be familiar with the library system, be computer literate and be gracious in the face of ignorance -- which no doubt will be mine.
The computer catalog will be at your branch sometime this fall. It will allow you to find out if a book or other item is available, reserve a book, or see if anything you have borrowed is overdue. If you have a modem, all this can be done from home.
Volunteers will be trained during the weeks of Sept. 11 and 18. They will work a minimum of two- to four-hour shifts as needed by each branch.
For more information, call Sandy Owen at (410) 222-7104 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
If you're a golfer and feeling lucky, sign up for the Seventh Annual Autumn Golf Classic, scheduled for Oct. 2 at Bay Hills Golf Club in Arnold.
The event is a benefit for the American Cancer Society and will give you a chance to win a new Mercedes Benz, a cruise to the Bahamas and a Las Vegas golf getaway.
All you have to do is hit a hole-in-one.
For details, call Mike Maseritz at 269-4023 or Marian Swift at (410) 721-4304.
Chesapeake Academy will be holding its fourth annual golf tournament Sept. 25 at Chartwell Country Club.
The $125 entry fare covers the cost of greens fees, cart, use of the driving range, lunch, dinner and an awards banquet in the club dining room. There will be prizes, too.
Tee signs at $100 each will advertise your company. Corporate sponsorships, which include the golf package for four and a tee sign, are $600.
Proceeds will be used for the academy's educational programs. For more information, call Nancy Sabold at 647-9612.
Tables are available for the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Trinity Council No. 3414, fall and Christmas craft show scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Columbian Center on Ritchie Highway.
For more information, call 987-1816.