Clubs Aug. 14

August 14, 2005

After the recent induction of two members, the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown has an unprecedented five father-and-son pairs in active membership.

Joining long-term members John and William "Bill" Roney; Dr. Harold and Christopher Gist; and Frederick C. Wright III and F. Christian Wright IV; Matthew Nugent and Chad Brashears join fathers Fred Nugent and Michael Brashears in Kiwanis service..

The Kiwanis Club of Hagers-town was chartered March 31, 1921. Regular meetings are held at noon on Thursdays at the Venice Inn. Meetings begin with social time and a speaker of local interest. Each year, the club conducts a series of fundraisers, including Rose Day in October, a hockey tournament in March, basket bingo and the Kiwanis Travelogue.

Proceeds from these fundraisers are distributed to local youth-serving programs including Children's Village the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, the Salvation Army, Girls Inc., the ARC and good citizens programs in a number of elementary schools. In addition, the club awards scholarships to Key Club members and other deserving high school students.


People interested in learning more about Kiwanis are invited to attend one of the weekly meetings, or call 301-491-9325.

The Washington County Arts Council has elected new members and officers of its Board of Directors.

They are Carl W. Disque, attorney in private practice in Hagerstown, president; Donna Newcomer, principal of Fountaindale School for Arts & Academic Excellence, vice president; John Psillas of Hagerstown, second vice president; Terry Eisenhauer, Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., treasurer; Curt Miller, Brook Lane Health Services, secretary.

New directors elected to three-year terms on the board are Joan Johnson of Hagers-town and Sandra Pollack, Antietam Healthcare Foundation. Returning directors are Chris Drawbaugh, Ferris Baker Watts; David Gibney of Smithsburg; Kathy Harple, Tri-State Printing; Rob Hovermale, Washington County Public Schools; Eleanor Lakin of Boonsboro; Bonnie Pheil, Bowers Insurance Inc.; and Tory VanReenan of Hagerstown.

Directors retiring from the board are Carol Cochran and Ginny Fite.

The Washington County Arts Council was formed in 1968 to enrich the social, cultural, and economic life of the community through nurturing the arts.

The last meeting of the year for Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, the international honorary sorority for women educators, was held in May. The group's main priority is giving scholarships each year to high school girls.

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