Partners in Care changes site, sponsor


August 12, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHO WOULD have thought the penalty for having too much of a good thing -- bright, sunny skies, day after day -- would be so severe? Namely, the state's worst drought in memory.

While the grass curls up and dies, life goes on

Partners in Care is preparing for the next millennium with a new address, a new phone number and a new sponsor.

Harbor Hospital, a member of Medstar Health, is the new sponsor of the 6-year-old service credit program through which volunteers assist elderly or disabled adults living at home.

"Volunteers provide nonpersonal assistance such as transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, or handyman repairs," said Barbara Huston, the program's president.

Volunteers get one credit for each hour they serve and can exchange them for assistance for themselves or donate them to someone else or back to the program.

Partners in Care's new home will be 546 Benfield Village Shopping Center, near the Safeway store in Severna Park. Volunteers from Northrop Grumman Corp. and the Partners program are remodeling the space to fit the needs of the program and the elderly members who will be visiting.

An open house is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1.

Assistance and support during the transition are being provided by the United Way Community Partnership of Anne Arundel County, the Woodwise Committee of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church and from local service groups and Partners members.

Information about volunteering: 410-544-4800

Lions new leaders

The Severn River Lions Club has a new president, Joe Earley, a Severna Park resident and a retired Social Security division director.

The new first vice president is Dale Strait; second vice president, John Linsley; and third vice president, Joe McClellan.

Also elected were secretary Dolly Muchow; assistant secretary Paul Stillwell; treasurer John Linsley; and assistant treasurer Don Luce.

New two-year directors are Ken Tschantre and Jim Talentino. New one-year directors are Don Smith and Don Luce.

Officers unique to the Lions are Lion Tamer Ollie Wittig and Tail Twister George Councill. Bill Meyers is the new membership director, and Bill Zelenakas is immediate past president.

The Severn River Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Masonic Lodge, 959 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Information: 410-647-4761.

Golf tournament sign-ups

Take advantage of early-bird registration for the annual golf tournament sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce and Chesapeake Academy, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at Chartwell Country Club.

Until Sept. 1, the cost is $125. After that it's $150. Savings are also available for a foursome.

The event includes a continental breakfast, lunch and an awards banquet.

Registration: Chamber of Commerce, 410-647-3900.

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