The local Ruritan Clubs hold fundraisers and do community service projects to better their communities which they serve. You can help by your community's club by attending their fundraisers or by becoming a member. The club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg. For contact information see our website.
The League of Women voters promotes political responsibility and active participation in the affairs of government. The League observes, monitors, studies, discusses, educates, lobbies and testifies on issues of local, state and national import. The League also provides voter registration services for special groups. We are available to conduct candidate forums in municipalities, if requested. During the November election time period, they put out Voter Guides in the local newspapers, libraries, and schools in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.
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.
Fire and EMS services provided. Holds periodic Open Houses teaching fire prevention. The U.L. Harman Memorial Hall is a full service Banquet Facility. The hall is located 110 Firehouse Lane in Marydel, Delaware 19964 . Meals are catered by the Fireman & Ladies Auxiliary of the Marydel Fire Company. They can handle small or large Banquets up to 300 people. It is our Goal to make your event truly "special" with delicious food served in a beautiful and cheerful atmosphere. If there is anything we can do to make your occasion more memorable, please let us know.
For further information or for booking your next event, please contact us at 302-492-1965 and your call will be answered within 48 hours.
Our trained staff, who themselves have cared for a young person with mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health needs, will work one-to-one with you - listening to your concerns, attending meetings, assisting you to complete forms, explaining your rights and connecting you to appropriate services. Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS) also work in partnership with local agencies and participate on planning and advisory boards to provide a family perspective on policies and programs. Family Peer Support Specialists make every effort to involve many families in leadership roles in their community.
Audra Cherbonnier, Regional Peer Support Supervisor
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
There are many seniors in your community who could use an hour of your time. According to a 2011 report from the U.S. Administration on Aging, there are roughly 11 million seniors living alone in their homes and nearly 1.5 million seniors in nursing homes at any given time. Programs set up through the state and localities, many of which are funded through the Older Americans Act, offer opportunities for these individuals to receive services, and meals, as well as programs to keep them busy and social. These programs thrive on volunteers giving an hour back to the older adults in their community.
The Got an Hour? Campaign was developed to help local agencies throughout the country attract volunteers to programs that work with seniors. The campaign provides downloadable materials, webinars, and a search tool (powered by VolunteerMatch.org) to help connect prospective volunteers with opportunities and programs in their neighborhood.