Bay Ridge resident to submit proposal for trilingual guide


August 24, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The county has decided against funding an immigration services center proposed by Bay Ridge resident Deacon Ritterbush. Instead, the Department of Human Services has asked her to submit a proposal for producing a trilingual guidebook to services offered in Anne Arundel County.

"They felt that there were already enough services offered in the county for immigrants, but that often people didn't know about them," said Lisa Ritter, a spokesman for County Executive John G. Gary.

Ritterbush, an Anne Arundel native, has a doctorate in international development. During a 20-year absence from the area, she worked with natives and immigrants in Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa, including a stint at a nonprofit immigration center in Honolulu.

Shortly after returning to the area last August, she pitched an immigration services center to the county, which paid her $7,500 to do a study. She met with representatives from the county's Department of Human Services at the end of July and outlined her proposal.

Ritter said the book, which would be printed in English, Spanish and Korean, would include contact numbers,explanations of services and eligibility requirements.

Reunions planned

Two groups of graduates from Annapolis High School are planning reunions this fall.

The Class of 1941 will celebrate its 57-year reunion Sept. 16 at Busch's Chesapeake Inn. Class member Tom Jones is handling reservations. Call him at 410-266-0645.

The Class of 1983 will have its 15-year celebration Nov. 28 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. Reservations are due by Sept. 1. Call Portia Godfrey at 410-295-6656 or Tara Johnson at 410-268-4905.

Southern High School's Class of 1978 is having a reunion next month, too. Class members will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their graduation from high school on Sept. 5 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

Information: Wylene Johnson at 410-798-1288 or Sandra Proctor at 410-798-5480.

After-school program

Attention parents of Southern Middle School students:

This school year, the county is offering an after-school program for sixth- and seventh-graders. The program will operate from the close of school to 6 p.m. on school days.

Activities will vary.

A limited number of spots are available in the program, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information: 410-222-7856.

Lions golf tournament

The South Anne Arundel Lions Club is putting on its annual Ray Scherer Golf Tournament at the Twin Shields Golf Course on Sept. 16 beginning at 9 a.m.

The $75 per person entry fee includes greens fees, use of a golf cart and a post-tournament lunch at Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

Prizes will be awarded, including best score and longest drive.

All profits will go to charity.

Advance registration is suggested. Same-day registration at the course ends at 7: 30 a.m.

Information: 410-798-4904.

Pub Date: 8/24/98

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