Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

June 15, 2007

CA seeking two for audit committee

The Columbia Association's board of directors is seeking two qualified volunteers to serve as voting members of the association's audit committee.

The committee assists the board in overseeing the Columbia Association's financial reporting process, its system of internal control and external and internal audit processes.

Applicants should have at least 10 years of work experience as a principal financial or accounting officer, controller, public accountant or auditor with experience preparing, auditing, analyzing or evaluating complex financial statements.

Certified public accountants and certified internal auditors will be given preference.

An in-depth understanding of internal controls and procedures for financial reporting is essential.

Those interested should be residents of Columbia Association-assessed property or be employed on assessed property.

Letters of interest, with a resume or equivalent information, should be sent by July 5 to Jackie Tuma, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin circle, Columbia 21044. The information can also be faxed to 410-715- 3042.

Information: Jackie Tuma, 410-715-3133 or Marie Davidson, 410-715-3197.

Raffle to help defray fireworks display cost

The Kiwanis Club of Columbia will sell 50/50 raffle tickets through July 18 to help defray the cost of the club's annual July Fourth fireworks display at the Columbia Lakefront.

Tickets sell for $2; $5 for three tickets. The winner of the drawing will receive half the money collected.

The daylong festivities are to start at 2 p.m. with games, a magician, a puppeteer and other attractions for children; food and other vendors; and continuous musical performances. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.

More than 20,000 people attended last year's festival.

Information: Henry Stern, 410-309-4362.

Human services and the Assembly

Members of the Howard County delegation will discuss the success or failure of human services initiatives during the 2007 session of the Maryland General Assembly at the next meeting of the Association of Community Services, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, in Oakland Mills village, Columbia.

The delegates will also discuss the 2008 legislative session and how the next budget may affect human services.

Those who attend can order lunch by completing and returning the lunch form at www.acshoco.org today. Lunch is $7, payable at the door. Orders can be e-mailed to info@acs hoco.org. Participants are also welcome to take a lunch to the meeting.

The association has moved to 10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 920, Columbia. The organization's new telephone number is 410-715-9545; fax, 410-715- 9547.

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