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Kiwanis Club plans variety of events

January 18, 2007

The members of the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club meet weekly for lunch, socialization, and to coordinate plans for support of community activities. Another purpose is to increase members' awareness of community issues, programs, and the people who keep Washington County and Hagerstown moving.

During the next few weeks, members will hear about a wide variety of topics, including:

Today - Tourism in Washington County for 2007 - Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Tom Riford will talk about what's going on in county tourism.

Thursday, Jan. 25 - Humane Society of Washington County Executive Director Paul Miller will share how the Humane Society works, how it is funded and why it exists.

Thursday, Feb. 1 - Big Brothers/Big Sisters, two social workers employed at Big Brothers/Big Sisters will share what they do, how they do it and why.

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Thursday, Feb. 8 - Clerk of the Circuit Court Dennis Weaver will share with the club the many faceted responsibilities of this department of the Circuit Court.

Thursday, Feb. 15 - Washington County Museum of Fine Arts - Joseph Ruzicka will share his vision for this "gem" of Washington County since his appointment as the director of the museum about a year ago.

Thursday, Feb. 22 - Kate Rader, who spoke to the club last year about the Hagerstown Magazine, of which she is the editor, will speak to the club.

Meetings are held Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at Richardson's Restaurant, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Those interested in learning more about Kiwanis and its mission to serve youth in Washington County, should contact Fred Nugent, membership chair, at 301-739-9325.

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