Provides support to children, youth, and veterans through a variety of programs. Gives book scholarships to three high school students each year. Supports local charitable organizations, including the American Legion. Sponsors local high school juniors to attend the Girls State conference each year. Provides catering for American Legion Post Home #29. New officers installed in August. Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 7PM.
A Veterans organization that donates money to legal organizations and charities that send requests. Fifty percent of our income from slot machines, and from other money-raising projects, is given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families, and to support financially worthy community programs and projects. The Legion also runs scholarship programs and sponsors a yearly oratorical contest for high school seniors. Regular events: Bingo every Tuesday at 7:30 PM, Shuffleboard every Friday night at 6:30. Post hall available as a rental for events or as a meeting room. We offer many options to include having our Legion Auxiliary prepare your dinners and assist with planning of your venue. Accommodates up to 250 people. Special features: podium, p/a system, and WiFi. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased through American Legion. Ample parking in front of building. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, please visit our website.
Electric service provided to residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial consumers. Speakers' bureau, electrical safety education, and energy conservation information programs available.
SCHOLARSHIP: High school or home school seniors whose parents or guardians are members or employees of Choptank Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for seven $2,000 college scholarships.
ASSISTANCE: Operation Round Up® is Choptank Electric Cooperative's community service assistance program. According to its bylaws, the Trust board may make donations to any worthwhile community cause, except no funds can be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills. The current mission statement of the Choptank Electric Trust allows for donations to be made for food, clothing, shelter, equipment, medical and educational needs.
Supports local hospice foundation and United Concerned Christians through monetary donations. Gives 3 $1,000 scholarships a year to local high school students. Also supports the local 4-H club and park. Serves food at the Summerfest and Tuckahoe Outlaw Days. Also supports various local organizations.
The Community Club of Preston was founded in 1923, and continues to be active as it nears its 100th anniversary. The Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through June, at 1:00pm at the Community/Lions' Club building, 114 Williamson Street, Preston, with some exceptions. Funds are raised by the Club through such activities as a Fashion Show/Luncheon and Christmas House Tour. Proceeds from their fundraisers go back in to the community via support of such groups and projects as the Preston Fire Department, Girls' State, local high school culinary departments, Power Purse ER Victims Project, Arbor Day Tree Project, Preston Elementary School, Colonel Richardson Middle School, and Colonel Richardson High School. The Club has purchased Christmas gifts for needy families, distributes trees on Arbor Day, conducted a coat drive, and offers scholarships to graduating Colonel Richardson High School Seniors. The Club also installed and maintains the Little Free Library (#37123) at the James T. Wright Memorial Park in Preston. The Club is always looking for new projects to support, as well as for new members to help us accomplish our goal of supporting our local community. For more information regarding possible assistance, or if you are interested in joining the Club, call 410-310-5454.
Donates money for those that need eyeglasses. Applications for assistance purchasing eyeglasses available at the Department of Social Services. Contributes money to seeing-eye dog school, Leader Dog, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Clinic, local schools, soccer teams, Girls and Boys State. Offer two $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of NCHS. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:29 PM at the Denton Club House on Butler Dr. and Maryland Ave.
Weekly Lunch meetings are held at the Chesapeake Culinary Arts Center, 513 Franklin Street in Denton Md. Lunch at 12 noon followed by brief business meeting and community speaker.
Current officers include Walt Palmer, President; Robin Martin, Treasurer; and Debby Bennett, Secretary.
As a speaker, potential member or visitor to the Club, contact current president.
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.
MSCF provides a cost-effective alternative to individuals and organizations who want to structure their philanthropy, while avoiding the burden and complexity of creating and managing a private foundation. MSCF also manages endowments for selected nonprofit agencies in the mid-shore region, and works with private foundations, both in collaboration and on occasion to help with the management of their programs and assets. In addition, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation currently engages in two grant cycles each year. Most grants are made for specific programs, rather than for operations or capital campaigns, and are primarily distributed to charities within the Foundation's region.
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.