Community Notes

July 02, 2000

Nominations are sought for Volunteer of Year

County Executive James N. Robey is seeking nominations for Howard County's Volunteer of the Year. A nominee can be an individual, community group or business.

To qualify, a nominee must live or do volunteer work in Howard County, and the work should have a significant impact on the community or the individual.

All nominees will be honored at a ceremony Oct. 5 with Robey and the County Council as hosts. The winner will be selected to represent Howard County in the Maryland You Are Beautiful recognition program Nov. 15 in Annapolis, with Gov. Parris N. Glendening as host.

Forms are available in library branches and county government office buildings.

Nominations must be postmarked by Aug. 28.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Volunteer Maryland seeks coordinators

Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program, is seeking volunteer coordinators to be matched with a local nonprofit agency.

The coordinators provide direct service to community members and are required to make a full-time, one-year commitment to AmeriCorps, a national service program.

The service year begins Aug. 28.

Information: 410-514-7270.

Cardin to discuss senior-related topics

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will discuss Medicare, Social Security and other senior-related issues under consideration in Congress at 10 a.m. July 17 at Florence Bain Senior Center in Columbia.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Gill, Petry join Women's Commission

The Howard County Commission for Women has announced the appointments of two commissioners, Columbia resident Patti Petry and Clarksville resident Alfreda Gill.

Wednesday event to begin 150th celebration

The Howard County Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee and Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will launch the 150th celebration with a horse-drawn carriage, re-enactors in period dress, a traveling carillon and the Columbia Concert Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Park South.

A historical mural will be unveiled, and performances of the Sesquicentennial March and Sesquicentennial Hymn are planned. Information: 410-313-PARK.

Nonprofit group needs mentors for children

Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization in Columbia, is looking for volunteers to be mentors to abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Volunteers will work with children, their families, agency professionals and the courts to ensure the safety and welfare of children. Volunteers must be at least 21 and complete a 30-hour training program.

Information: 410-740-0933.

2000 Teen Guide lists volunteer opportunities

The 2000 Teen Guide, a listing of summer volunteer opportunities, is available from the Columbia Association Volunteer Corps.

Information: 410-715-3176.

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