Civic activist is chosen to lead orchestra's boardAnna...

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August 09, 1999

Civic activist is chosen to lead orchestra's board

Anna Greenberg, a well-known civic activist and longtime supporter of the arts community, was chosen as president of the board of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at its annual meeting last month.

Greenberg earlier served two terms as board president during a period that saw significant growth in the company's artistic quality and professional management.

She was recently honored as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in recognition of her many years of volunteer service.

Other board members are:

Pamela F. Bush, who works for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in Program Open Space. She has been a volunteer with the Steward Shipyard Foundation, the Anne Arundel County Scenic and Historic Roads Commission and the Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association.

Tara Clifford, who is a community development manager for the state. She specializes in neighborhood revitalization and has a special interest in the symphony's education programs and how they can be expanded into more schools in the county.

Historic foundation asks for awards nominations

Historic Annapolis Foundation asks Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents to submit, by Sunday, nominations for its 1999 awards program:

Preservation awards: For superlative work in the restoration or rehabilitation of a historic property, or for sensitive design in an adaptive reuse or new construction project.

Stewardship awards: For exemplary maintenance of a historic property by property owners, or impeccable work on a historic property by contractors.

Volunteer awards: For exceptional commitment to the foundation by individuals or organizations.

Community awards: For outstanding service to the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County community in historic preservation.

Projects and properties nominated must be in Anne Arundel County. Activities must have been completed within three years.

Awards will be presented at the foundation's meeting Sept. 23 at William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis.

Nomination forms are available at Shiplap House, 18 Pinkney St. Information: 410-267-7619, Ext. 19.

Council is encouraging others to `Leave a Legacy'

The Chesapeake Planned Giving Council introduced "Leave a Legacy" to Maryland at a recent breakfast reception at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. Leave a Legacy is a project of the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council designed to encourage individuals to make a planned gift or bequest to their favorite charities.

Leave a Legacy has several sponsors in Anne Arundel County, including Archbishop Martin Spalding High School, Chesapeake Community Foundation, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Opportunity Builders and Save-Our-Streams.

"Many people in Maryland volunteer regularly and give generously to nonprofit groups and organizations. But when they are gone, their support to the organizations ends," said Michael Friedman, chairman of the Leave a Legacy campaign of the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council. "By leaving a legacy in their wills, people can continue to help organizations that are making an important difference to the people of Maryland."

Gifts are left in the form of money, property, retirement plans or percentage of an estate. Significant tax benefits may result from a gift from a will or estate.

Information: 1-800-842-1012 or www.leavealegacymd.org.

County soil conservation officials honored for service

Officials of the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District attended the summer meeting of the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts at Solomons Island July 19-21, and were honored by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for conservation efforts.

Board member Pete Peterson, farm manager for the Naval Academy dairy farm, received an Outstanding Associate Award for his years as an associate supervisor for the county soil district.

Oscar Grimes, another supervisor for the district, received a pin for his five years as a district supervisor.

During the awards luncheon, a speech was given by Richard Callahan, a graduate of Arundel Senior High School and first-place winner of the 1998 Speak Off Contest on nutrient management.

Other Anne Arundel winners in the poster contest were Olivia Tomoff of Crofton Woods Elementary, receiving first place at the state level for children in kindergarten through first grade, and Steve Emmerich of Oak Crest Home School, receiving first place for grades 2 and 3.

School supplies sought for needy county pupils

The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services and Board of Education are teaming up to offer a back-to-school program designed to provide school supplies to low-income elementary school pupils.

The pupils are matched with donors who provide supplies to the child or the child's school. Cash donations are accepted.

Items needed include socks and underwear, backpacks, dictionaries, paper and notebooks, crayons and pencils. Supplies may be delivered to the child or the school the week of Aug. 23.

Information: Anne Arundel County Department of Social Ser- vices, 410-269-4460 or 410-269- 4467.

Job search workshops scheduled by YWCA

YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will hold two job skill development workshops:

Resume writing will teach how to identify job skills, organize work experience and refine resumes. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18.

Job hunt strategies will teach search skills of the 1990s, how to develop techniques for networking and how to use job search resources. The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The cost is $15 a workshop plus YWCA membership. Both workshops will be held at YWCA Career Service, 1517 Ritchie Highway, Arnold.

Information: 410-757-5400.

Pub Date: 8/09/99

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