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August 9, 2013
Two members of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows were awarded fellowships in appreciation for assistance given for the expansion of literacy in Guatemala. Rotarians Magnus Dahlgren and Sharon Ruppenthal received the recognition for their contributions to the Guatemala Literacy Project, which is an initiative to provide textbooks, library materials and computer centers to underprivileged children in Guatemala. The illiteracy rate in Guatemala is one of the highest in the Americas and contributes to a cycle of poverty that might be broken through the aid of literacy.
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April 27, 2013
Attorney Art Schneider, a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee, visited the Rotary Club of Long Meadows to talk about the Maryland judiciary appointments and elections to the judges' bench. Schneider explained how the state judiciary consists of a court of appeals, a court of special appeals, a circuit court and various trial courts of limited jurisdiction. Under Maryland's constitution, judges are appointed by the governor and, except for circuit court judges, must be confirmed by the senate.
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February 3, 2013
Hagerstown Scouts from Mason-Dixon Council Boy Scout Troop 103 and Cub Scout Pack 103 presented the colors at the first meeting of the year of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows. The troop and pack recited their respective pledges as part of the ceremony. The troop's assistant chaplain, Thomas Forrest, led the invocation for the evening. The Rotary Club of Long Meadows sponsors Pack 103 and Troop 103.
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September 20, 2011
On Sept. 12, Kathleen Hall, victim program specialist, presented information about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's victim-assistance program to members and guests of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows. Hall works in the Washington, D.C., office.
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March 27, 2011
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows has been the charter organization for Cub Scout Pack 103 for many years.   The Cub Scouts will be opening the Rotary meetings bi-monthly throughout the year, and will also be assisting the club with community service projects and fundraisers. Recently, the club and the leaders of Pack 103 have started a new Scouting organization, Boy Scout Troop 103.
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November 21, 2012
On Oct. 27, Boy Scout Troop 103 Assistant Scoutmaster Daniel Klein and Senior Patrol Leader Zachary Klein were inducted into the Boy Scouts of America National Honor Society, The Order of the Arrow. The Kleins were elected to be part of the order by the troop, and completed their Ordeal Weekend at the end of October. Boy Scout Troop 103 is chartered by the Rotary Club of Long Meadows.
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August 9, 2013
Two members of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows were awarded fellowships in appreciation for assistance given for the expansion of literacy in Guatemala. Rotarians Magnus Dahlgren and Sharon Ruppenthal received the recognition for their contributions to the Guatemala Literacy Project, which is an initiative to provide textbooks, library materials and computer centers to underprivileged children in Guatemala. The illiteracy rate in Guatemala is one of the highest in the Americas and contributes to a cycle of poverty that might be broken through the aid of literacy.
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | June 23, 2013
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows announced that Sharon Ruppenthal entered into the ranks of those who have donated enough to the Rotary International Fund to earn a Paul Harris Fellowship. In her acceptance speech, Ruppenthal made a reference to the years that she put into raising the money by comparing it to the 10 years she took to earn a two-year degree at Hagerstown Community College. But, she remarked, it is all for a good cause. The Rotary International Fund raises money for humanitarian causes, like disaster relief, clean water, polio eradication and literacy.
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May 12, 2013
Ayako Shiga, Washington County Teacher of the Year and member of the Boonsboro High School faculty, spoke to the Rotary Club of Long Meadows on April 22. Shiga, who teaches Japanese, is a native of Tokyo. During her speech she explained that as a high school student she competed and qualified for a spot in the Rotary Youth Exchange student program. The Rotary program brought her to the United States and she enjoyed the experience to the degree that she decided to make the U.S. her new home.
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April 27, 2013
Attorney Art Schneider, a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee, visited the Rotary Club of Long Meadows to talk about the Maryland judiciary appointments and elections to the judges' bench. Schneider explained how the state judiciary consists of a court of appeals, a court of special appeals, a circuit court and various trial courts of limited jurisdiction. Under Maryland's constitution, judges are appointed by the governor and, except for circuit court judges, must be confirmed by the senate.
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March 26, 2013
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows recently inducted two new members. The club selected Dave Pembroke and Bill Swartz for membership. Pembroke represents the profession of lawyers in the club. Rotarian Vince Groh sponsored Pembroke for membership in the club. The club also selected Swartz of Volvo Powertrain. Swartz was proposed for membership by Frank Morrisey, also of Volvo Powertrain. Rotarian Magnus Dahlgren conducted the ceremony and Thomas E. Lynch III served as keynote speaker.
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | March 10, 2013
Rotary's Guatemala Literacy Project has received a donation from the Rotary Club of Long Meadows. The funds will go toward providing school children in Guatemala with books and other materials to promote literacy in a country that has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. Sila Alegret-Bartel, International Service Committee chairwoman for Rotary Club of Long Meadows, accepted the funds on behalf of the international project. Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education.
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | February 10, 2013
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows donated $1,000 to the Brook Lane Foundation, which benefits Brook Lane's mental health services and facilities. Kay E. Hoffman, Brook Lane director of development, accepted the check at a ceremony arranged by the Long Meadow Rotary Club. Brook Lane has provided the community with a continuum of mental- health services to help individuals improve their emotional and behavioral well-being through education and treatment. Also on hand for the check presentation were Robert Nitzell, James Baker, Steven Michael, Fransico “Kit” Japzon and retired Judge Kennedy Boone.
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