May 19, 2013
Meritus Health Meritus Healthcare Foundation recently welcomed two new managers: • Donor Relations Manager Allison Anderson is working with internal audiences including board members, physicians, planned giving and programs for Meritus Health's employee giving campaign, the Lifesaver Giving Club. She received her Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University. She worked at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, Md., where she served as development manager. There, she designed individual and corporate giving programs, secured grant support and implemented social media strategies.
May 1, 2013
The Waynesboro Area YMCA's second annual Choose to Lose weight-loss competition concluded recently with 34 having weighed out, losing a combined 492.9 pounds. The winning team was Steve and Shae Marvich, who lost a combined 12.7 percent body weight. For winning, they'll each receive one-year YMCA memberships and a $100 cash prize, according to a news release from the YMCA. The team of Karen Shaffer and Michelle Zeigler took second place, losing a combined 12 percent body weight.
April 13, 2013
Twice a month, a group of 29 minority students in grades six through 12 meets at the Hagerstown YMCA for support and encouragement to achieve education and career goals. Through interest-related cluster groups, featured speakers and field trips, the young people learn to make “wise decisions,” Deborah Phillips said. Phillips, Achiever program director for the Hagerstown YMCA, said last year, all four of the program's graduating seniors went on to college. “We track our students and keep in touch with their families,” she said.
March 28, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers Banquet will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel's Hager Hall on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. This year's theme is “Be, Believe, Become.” The guest speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation for Washington County Public Schools. Markoe leads system-wide initiatives that prepare schools and students to achieve maximum success in the 21st century. In addition, the following Adult Achievers will be honored: Octavia Harris, director of human services at Volvo Truck Operations in Hagerstown and Brenda Thiam, autism specialist with Washington County Public Schools.
March 16, 2013
Hagerstown YMCA swimmers competed at the YMCA 8U championship meet at Towson University on March 3. Swimmers who scored points for Hagerstown include: Jackson Hoang: 8U Boys 100 IM (7th, 1:49.62); 7 Boys 25 Freestyle (6th, 19.06); 7 Boys 25 Butterfly (2nd, 21.42). Ana Mooney: 8 Girls 25 Breaststroke (16th, 26.45). Rachael Mullins: 8 Girls 25 Butterfly (7th, 20.12). Charity Parrott: 8 Girls 25 Backstroke (12th, 21.91). Neilson Parrott: 6U Boys 25 Freestyle (6th, 20.88)
February 23, 2013
Judy Greenwald was hoping that what awakened her in the night was not just a dream, but a premonition. Her car was totaled last week in an accident. The Greenwalds had been planning to attend the Hagerstown YMCA 2013 Fundraiser “Toasting the Twenties” at which the grand prize was 2013 Volkswagen Passat or $20,000. “I woke up Thursday during the night and I told my husband, 'I'm gonna win the car,'” Greenwald said. She and her husband were among the 350 people who waited with anticipation throughout Saturday evening at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center as attendees' tickets were pulled from the running one by one to eventually reveal the winner.
February 18, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's gala fundraiser, “A Toast to the Twenties,” will be Saturday at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $295 per couple and include cocktail hour, dinner for two, dancing and a chance at winning the grand prize, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat or $20,000 cash prize. Other prizes from local establishments will be given away throughout the evening.