Community briefs

April 03, 2007

Local Rotary offers funding opportunity

Applications for capital improvement funding from the Hagerstown Rotary Foundation may be picked up at a club meeting or downloaded from

The club will not be mailing out forms to last year's recipients.

Applications must be returned no later than April 17 to secretary Darrell Fowler.

Don't delay as there are a number of other items that must accompany a request such as proof that the organization is a 501(c)(3), the latest financial statement, list of the board of directors and a statement as to how the funds will be used.

Pool and spa courses offered

The Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College is offering two courses for those wanting to become certified or update their certification as a pool and spa operator. Both courses are taught by Renee Brandenburg-Huffer of Aquatic Training Services.

The "Certified Pool Operator" course prepares students for the State of Maryland Health Department Examination to become a certified swimming pool operator. Students must be at least 16 years old to register for the class. The class will meet on Tuesdays from April 17 to May 8, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.


"Certified Pool Operator Update Course" provides the certified pool and spa operator with the updated information as required by the Maryland Health Department for the safe operation of public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. Topics include a review of the current policies and procedures and updated changes to laws and responsibilities of pool/spa operators. This is a certification renewal course only. The class meets Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

To learn more and to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

School to observe day of prayer

Grace Academy, a private Christian school at 13321 Cearfoss Pike in Hagerstown, will observe National Day of Prayer on May 3. Community residents are invited to participate in the observance from noon to 1 p.m.

National Day of Prayer is sponsored by the Evangelical Christian Leaders Network.

For information and directions, go to or call 301-733-2033.

West Lions Club hosts speaker

Susan Timmons of Longmeadow Lions Club was the speaker at the March 19 meeting of the West Hagerstown Lions Club.

Timmons is a candidate for vice district governor of District 22W. In this capacity, she would like to offer her help to each club with fundraisers or projects. She now serves as chairman of Camp Merrick, which is a camp for blind and diabetic children.

In other club news, the West Hagerstown Lions Club will serve pancakes, sausage pudding and scrambled eggs at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown, on Saturday, April 14, from 6 to 11 a.m. The price is $4 at the door. Coffee, orange juice and milk are included.

On April 24, the West Hagerstown Lions Club will host the Leader Dog banquet at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. Social time begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. For details, call Donna Jackman at 301-790-2036.

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