Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

October 12, 2007

11 honored for work in youth sports

Eleven Anne Arundel County volunteers will be honored tomorrow for their contributions to youth sports.

County Executive John R. Leopold will present the 2007 Ron Blake Awards at noon as part of the Fall Harvest Festival at Kinder Farm Park.

The award, presented annually since 1989, is named after coach and community leader Ron Blake, who served the residents of Anne Arundel County through participation on the county Recreation Advisory Board and the Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council.

This year's winners have volunteered with such tasks as maintaining fields, keeping time and score for youth sports, running sports organizations, programming and managing park Web sites, and upholding requirements for background checks and insurance.

The winners are: Jerry Altmann of the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association, Marvin Atwell of the Maryland City Recreation Council, Bill Bell of the Arden Recreation Council, Jobie Ferguson of the United Youth Club, Kelly Guarino of the Davidsonville Athletic Association, Tim Lang of Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Larry Malenich of Broadneck Area Youth Sports, Steve Neiman of the Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council, Dani Poteet of the Linthicum Ferndale Youth Athletic Association, Joel Tuttle of the Broadneck Baseball and Softball Club and Lee Warner of the Lake Shore Athletic Association.

Mentoring Fair and Awards to be held

Anne Arundel Community College will host the third annual Mentoring Fair and Awards next week, honoring local programs and a Mentor of the Year.

The event, which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Cade Building, Room 219 on the Arnold campus, will feature mentoring success stories, refreshments and music by the Old Mill Steel Drum Band.

The Mentoring Fair and Awards are sponsored by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable.

While this event is free, guests are asked to RSVP by today to 410-897-9207 or pam@volunteer annearundel.org.

Antiterrorism exercises at base

Fort Meade will hold antiterrorism exercises tomorrow, prompting officials there to warn visitors to expect delays getting on the Army post.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Meade will conduct an exercise requiring garrison staff, selected tenant units and selected outside civilian agencies to respond to various scenarios.

Anyone planning to visit the installation Saturday should allow more time to enter Fort Meade. Delays are expected at security checkpoints. There may also be unexpected closures and detours. Members of the community directly off post may hear additional noise and should not be alarmed, said spokeswoman Jennifer Barkley.

GOP committee names counsel

The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County has appointed Jason Rheinstein as its legal counsel.

The Severna Park resident is an attorney with Semmes, Bowen, Semmes in Baltimore, practicing business law.

From 1994 to 2002, he worked on three gubernatorial races and two presidential campaigns for the Republican Party. He is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association, the Maryland Republican Party, the Young Republicans and the Elephant Club.

Nonprofit honors philanthropist

A retired Davidsonville businessman known for his philanthropic work in Africa will be the first honoree of The Children's Guild annual Oktoberfest, benefiting its special education school programs.

Charles E. Moore led four volunteer building projects in Zimbabwe through the Methodist Church, which resulted in the building of two churches, a parsonage, a medical clinic and several new school buildings.

The guild, a nonprofit organization that serves children with emotional and behavioral problems, believed his personal philanthropic mission mirrored the organization's philosophy.

The guild's fifth annual Oktoberfest will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Boys and Girls Club, 121 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis. The event will feature gourmet beer tasting, German-inspired cuisine, entertainment and activities, silent and live auctions, and more.

Tickets cost $40. Proceeds help fund programs at the Annapolis campus of the Children's Guild.

Information: 410-444-3804 ext. 168, or walkerr@childrens guild.org.

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