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Dahlgren, Ruppenthal honored by Rotary Club

July 07, 2013|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown
  • Rotary Club of Long Meadows Club President Ron Bowers presents Rotarian Sharon Ruppenthal with an award that highlighted her efforts during her 10 years as a Rotary member.
Photo courtesy of Magnus Dahlgren

Rotary Club of Long Meadows recently honored two of its members.

The club recognized one of the most active Rotarians among its members.

Club President Ron Bowers presented Rotarian Sharon Ruppenthal with an award that highlighted her efforts during her 10 years as a Rotary member.

Ruppenthal has served the club in many capacities, including club president.

The club also named Rotarian Magnus Dahlgren as its Rotarian of the Year.

Bowers presented Dahlgren with an engraved award that stated the reason for the award as, “sincere appreciation and recognition of distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the ideals of Rotary.”

Dahlgren is past club president of Long Meadows Rotary.

Rotary is an international network of community volunteers who serve to improve life for others through disease eradication, sanitation, literacy and other programs.

Young at Heart

Young at Heart will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Potomac Family Restaurant, 1 E. Potomac St. in Williams-port.

For more information, call Alice at 301-432-6493.


TOPS 0077

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 of Hagerstown reported total losses of 24 1/2 pounds for the week.

The best TOPS losers were Elsie Horst, Bonnie Henry and Linda Baker. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Joan Budny, Judy Purdham and Jean Betker.

The no-no snack for the week is sodas. Joan Gilbert won the ha-ha prize

The members shared memories of longtime member Darla Hartley, who died June 26.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 7 to 9:15 a.m., and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

Driver-safety course offered at two locations

The Washington County Commission on Aging will offer its AARP driver-safety program at two locations.

It will be held at American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown, on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The instructor will be Terry Marshall.

It will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, 8507 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro. The instructor will be William  Baschke Jr.

The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills.

The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Checks should be made payable to AARP.

For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

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