Buys eyeglasses for needy children. Sponsors little league team and provides holiday food baskets for needy families. Holds various fundraisers, including chicken BBQ's and selling funnel cakes at community events. Supports national and international work of the Lions Club, such as the Lions Eye Bank and leader-dog training program. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM from Sept.-June at the Marydel Community Hall on Main St. in Marydel. Meeting room available for public use. Seats 100; chairs and long folding tables available. Kitchen facility available. Can be used for meetings, receptions, and banquets. Adequate parking in front of building and on street. Handicapped-accessible. For fees and to reserve, call Patty Boggs at 410-438-3307.
Meetings held at the Talbot Bible Church, 2nd Mondays September - May 9:30 - 11:30am
Coffee and Brunch, Speakers and Topics, Conversations, Fun Crafts, Moms' Nights Out and Playdates
Steps in and seeks to rectify any situation in the county in which a person's civil or human rights are being infringed upon. Also builds community through events such as picnics, Martin Luther King Birthday Observance, and various educational programs.
We sponsor general meetings for parents, families, friends, and members of all ages of the LGBTQ community. Our meetings are held every month on the first Thursday at 7pm at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship at Easton on 7401 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD. Our volunteers reach out to others through Education, Support and Advocacy activities. Inquire about our Speakers and Services!
Current officers are Linda Fletcher, President; Dick Christopher, Vice-President and handles acquisitions; Gail Karge, Secretary; and Tammy Coulbourne, Publicity Chair; Sam Fairbank, Director, and heads Building and Grounds Maintenance. Anyone interested in donating or loaning items to the Society can call him at 410-673-7163 or 410-271-5239.
The Ridgely Historical Society was formed by Janice White the end of 2005 at a request from the Town Manager. The idea to form an historical society was an offshoot of an attempt by the Town to create an historical district. While this didn't happen, the Ridgely Historical Society became a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society in March of 2006. Donations made to Ridgely Historical Society, are tax deductible.
The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available at Ridgely Elementary School, St. Martins Ministries, the Health Department and Department of Social Services); the Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of baseball and soccer teams; and three $1000 scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community. As part of Lions International we make yearly donations to the Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD) and the Lions Leader Dog Program.
Meeting Dates, Location and Time:
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (September through June) at the Ridgely United Methodist Church Hall (on Central Avenue in Ridgely). Our meetings start at 6:30 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.