Clingerman named Hancock Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow

April 27, 2007

HANCOCK - Carolyn Clingerman, secretary of Hancock Rotary Club, has been named a Paul Harris Fellow. A gift of $1,000 was given in her honor to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to fund projects and programs that improve and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.

Clingerman received the Paul Harris recognition certificate, pin and medallion at the club's annual dinner raffle on Tuesday, April 10. Rotary Director Dan Murphy made the presentation.

Hancock Rotary President Dan Fleming said, "The award was given in recognition of her active role in club activities, especially for her efficient services as club secretary/treasurer."

The $1,000 contribution can help provide a well for clean water in an African village, equipment for a children's library in Ecuador, or polio vaccine for children. It can fund a Group Study Exchange or the Annual Program Fund for district SHARE credit.


Clingerman is the manager of Citizens National Bank, Hancock Branch. Her husband, David, is a technician at New Service and Collision Center. They are the parents of Christopher and Chip, the grandparents of Haley, Jordan and Tyler and parents-in-law of Denise.

Brook Lane's CEO makes presentation

Hancock Rotarians welcomed Lynn Rushing, CEO of Brook Lane Health Services, and Curt Miller, director of public relations at Brook Lane, to a recent weekly meeting.

The focus of Rushing's presentation was the continuum of mental health services for people throughout the quad-state region. It was originally known for its inpatient hospitalization services, but now Brook Lane offers an array of services, including outpatient treatment, hospitalization, Partial Hospitalization Program, Stone Bridge Transitional Care Home for Children and Adolescents, Laurel Hall School, Community Service and Education Program, Pastoral Care, and Abundant Life Counseling.

The establishment of Brook Lane in 1946 by the Mennonite Central Committee was in response to the lack of compassionate mental health care. Incorporated in 1958, Brook Lane is a free standing, not-for-profit organization with a board of directors. The affiliation with the Mennonite Church continues today as Mennonite Health Services Alliance and has expanded to include the Church of the Brethren and Brethren in Christ Church.

Rushing's message is, "Take the time to learn more about mental illness and its symptoms; like other diseases, early detection of mental illness is critical for recovery. At Brook Lane, we are working to improve mental health awareness in the community with our educational seminars." Find out more by calling 301-733-0330 or 800-342-2992 or visiting

Miller invited Rotarians to The Wicket Affair on Friday, June 15, at the Brook Lane Campus, off Leitersburg-Smithburg Road, for an evening of wonderful foods and entertainment. Tickets cost $50 per person and cover Saturday's events. On Saturday, June 16, Scoops & Wickets, an ice cream and croquet social, is planned at Brook Lane. Saturday's admission is $5 per person, or six tickets for $20. For more information, call Kay Hoffman at 301-733-0331, ext. 272.

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