Women's Club of Annapolis celebrates 80th birthday


August 03, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE WOMEN'S CLUB of Annapolis recently became an octogenarian.

Club members celebrated the organization's birthday with a party at Paul's on the South River. The club holds fund-raisers and donates the money to local charities.

The new club officers, who will serve in the group's 81st year, are president, Phyllis Sym; first vice president, Rita Bain; second vice president, Leah Connors; corresponding secretary, Catherine Quade; recording secretary, AnnaMae Riegel; treasurer, Christie Donaldson; and assistant treasurer, Dorothy McGinniss.

Student achiever

Mark and Susan Sears want everyone to know how proud they are of their elder son, James Brooks Sears.

Brooks, as he is known to family and friends, has completed his junior year at James Madison University. He was named to the president's list, the highest honor a student can receive for a semester at the school, for his 3.75 grade point average in the spring.

"Susan and I are very proud of Brooks for obvious reasons," Mark Sears said.

Brooks is a 1995 graduate of Annapolis High School. He is majoring in sports management. When not at school in Harrisonburg, Va., he lives with his parents and brother, Ryan, in Annapolis.

Peace Corps volunteer

Annapolitan Jamie Fallon has decided to put a lifetime of experience to use in the Dominican Republic, where she is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Fallon is the mother of four grown children.

She is a 1974 graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she earned a degree in psychology. Since 1986, she has worked in the financial services industry.

This is not her first volunteer expedition. Fallon also served with VISTA, working with Indians in Mexico.

As a Peace Corps member, Fallon will be a small-business development adviser and provide technical assistance to small businesses in rural areas.

Coffeehouse volunteers

The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is seeking teen-age volunteers and bean-bag chairs for the coffeehouse it operates for teens.

The organization wants teens to serve on its Teen Advisory Panel to plan coffeehouse events. The bean-bag chairs are for coffeehouse patrons.

Information: 410-626-7800 or 410-974-0147.

Annapolitan with wings

Annapolis native Lucas P. Kadar recently earned his wings as a Navy aviator.

Kadar, a 1992 graduate of Broadneck High School, is the son of Eugene and Paula Kadar of Annapolis.

He joined the Navy in 1996 and completed flight training while serving with Training Squadron 21 at the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas.

Bereavement seminar

Alison Heckler, a family-counseling expert, will conduct a free bereavement seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The class is for anyone who wants help coping with the death of a friend or family member.

Information: 410-295-8066.

Pub Date: 8/03/98

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