Women's network to study selves, plan their escapes


June 17, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT MAY OCCUR to even the most devoted wife and mother that it would be fun to get away from it all, or, more exactly, them all.

Debra Asberry, travel expert and founder of Women Traveling Together, came to this same conclusion, and she'll share her independent notions at Wednesday's luncheon of the Annapolis Women's Network at Deep Creek Restaurant in Arnold.

A cash bar and networking begin at 11: 30 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.

Asberry will discuss how understanding your personality and your own interests will contribute to planning the perfect vacation, even if that includes the whole family.

Before starting her current business, Asberry was a marketing director for ARINK, publisher of the magazine Fifty and Forward, and co-founder of the county Senior Providers Group. She also teaches at Anne Arundel Community College.

Founded in 1979, the Women's Network is a program of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Monthly meetings alternate between luncheons and cocktail parties. The network produces a membership directory.

The luncheon is $13, and deadline for reservations is tomorrow. Call 410-626-7800.

Girl Scout leader honored

It takes 13 years for a little Daisy Girl Scout to become a college-age Adult Scout, and for 13 years Barbara Breeden of Central County has been helping the girls of Girl Scout Troop 856 do that.

Breeden was honored by her fellow Girl Scout Community 44 troop leaders this month with a surprise party celebrating her retirement as leader of Troop 856 and as Girl Scout Community 44's service team chairwoman.

Community 44 includes students from all of the Broadneck Peninsula schools: Broadneck Elementary, Magothy Middle and Broadneck High.

As chairwoman of the service team for four years, Breeden is credited with revitalizing recruitment efforts, and developing and leading community-wide events such as an annual Thinking Day celebration and a spring encampment.

She also initiated monthly meetings for troop leaders, which provided a place for training and sharing information.

Among her many accomplishments with her troop, Breeden organized trips to Savannah, Ga., and the Bahamas.

This year she watched proudly as seven of her Scouts received their Gold Awards, Girl Scouting's highest achievement.

Evelyn Eldredge, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland membership specialist, presented the retiring leader with the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin, and fellow leaders gave her a gift certificate to Northwoods restaurant.

One very special gift came from members of her troop: an album of letters and remembrances from the girls.

Although she is stepping down from her two primary scouting jobs, Breeden will continue to serve as a leader trainer and a delegate to the Girl Scout National Convention, as well as work with the Naval Academy campus scouts.

Information on Girl Scouts of Central Maryland: 410-358-9711.

Wildflower walk

Dust off your binoculars and head for B&A Trail Park's Earleigh Heights Ranger Station at 10 a.m. Saturday for a one-mile hike in search of wildflowers, wetlands and wildlife. Ranger Tom Mayer will be your guide.

Reservations: 410-222-6244.

Pub Date: 6/17/99

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