Kathleen Smith-Assistant Secretary for the State of Maryland

Event Start Date:
July 31, 2018
Event End Date:
July 31, 2018
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Kathy Smith is Maryland’s Assistant Secretary of State. She has executive oversight of the Charities and Legal Services Division including the division’s statutory, regulatory, enforcement, and administrative activities for 80,000 Notaries Public, 15,000 Charitable Organizations, $3M Maryland Charity Campaign, extraditions and commutations, flags, special police, condominiums and timeshares, and more.

Tuesday’s Speaker-Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

Event Start Date:
March 20, 2018
Event End Date:
March 20, 2018
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us this Tuesday, the speaker of the hour will be Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore City.

Catherine Elizabeth Pugh was sworn in as the 50th Mayor of the City of Baltimore on December 6, 2016.

Mayor Pugh has been a public servant for more than 15 years. She was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1999 to represent the 4th District. In 2005 she was appointed to the House of Delegates of the Maryland General Assembly to represent the 40th District. She served for one year before running for her Senate seat in 2006. Her abilities to negotiate and her bipartisan approach catapulted her into various leadership positions in the Maryland Senate including serving as the Majority Leader.

Mayor Pugh is the visionary founder of the Baltimore Design School, a public school for sixth through twelfth graders. She is the founder of the Baltimore Marathon, which is in its seventeenth year and has over a $30 million impact on the city. Mayor Pugh has served on several boards, including the University of Maryland Medical Systems, the Council of State Governments and is a former president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Mayor Pugh is a successful businesswoman, serving as President of CEPugh and Company, a marketing and public relations firm. She has worked as a banker, business developer, Dean and Director of Strayer Business College, Special Editor for the Baltimore Sun, and as a television and radio news reporter and talk show host. She is the author of a series of children’s books and an inspirational book of poetry.

Mayor Pugh holds an MBA from Morgan State University and has received qualification from the University of California as an Economic Development Specialist. She has been recognized for her leadership by numerous local and national organizations.

Tuesday’s Speaker-James F. Ports, Jr., Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Department of Transportation

Event Start Date:
February 20, 2018
Event End Date:
February 20, 2018
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us this Tuesday when the speaker of the hour will be Mr. James F. Ports, Jr., Deputy Secretary of Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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James F. Ports, Jr. was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan on January 27, 2015 to serve as Deputy Secretary of Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).  He helps oversee operation of the agency’s six transportation modes: the State’s highway, transit and rail networks; toll facilities; motor vehicles; Bal

timore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.  Mr. Ports returned to MDOT having previously served as Deputy Secretary from 2004 to 2007 during the administration of Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Violet Apple, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Event Start Date:
February 13, 2018
Event End Date:
February 13, 2018
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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Join us this Tuesday, February 13, 2918 when  the speaker of the hour will be Violet Apple, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Who We Are

We’re 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Rotary Scholars

Event Start Date:
January 9, 2018
Event End Date:
January 9, 2018
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us this Tuesday to hear from two of our 2017 scholarship recipients, to get an update of how their academic pursuits are progressing with the additional support received through the Scholarship Committee.  

Baltimore Philharmonia

Event Start Date:
January 2, 2018
Event End Date:
January 2, 2018
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra, Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based volunteer and semi-professional orchestra of accomplished musicians that incorporates performers of all ages to play the masterworks of the symphonic repertoire encouraging the love of classical music and providing a series of regular concerts to the community at no cost.[1]

Founded in 1998 as an offshoot of the Gettysburg Sypmhony, the group has performed within the city and outside of Baltimore. While most concerts are held in a venue near the city line in Baltimore County, the orchestra has held performances as far away as one at 2012 concert in Ocean City. That performance was completed under the direction of Rubén Capriles, who came to the orchestra from a job with the Ciudad Guayana Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela.[2]Photos – Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra

Season’s Greetings

Event Start Date:
December 24, 2017
Event End Date:
December 31, 2017
Event Venue:

Dearest Rotarians and Friends of the Rotary Club of Baltimore,

 

As we approach the halfway point of my tenure as Club President for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year, I would like to express my sincere thanks to each of you for your support over the past 6 months.  We have collaborated and shared many great ideas on improving our Club, and expanding our impact in the Greater Baltimore community, the nation and our world!  We continue to render service above self, and uphold The 4- Way Test in our daily interactions.  As a result, we are developing into a benchmark Club in our Rotary District and Zone.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Foundation, we look forward to the hope and promise of 2018.  With service projects on the horizon, and Club goals to achieve, we are excited to push forward with your support to make this a banner year for the Rotary Club of Baltimore!

 

As we celebrate this joyous holiday season, let us ever be mindful of the miracle of Christmas, and share the gifts of Peace and Love with all whom we encounter.  From my family to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

 

Yours in Rotary Service,

 

Delores E. Edwards

2017-2018 President

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2nd Quarter Club Meeting

Event Start Date:
December 12, 2017
Event End Date:
December 12, 2017
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join Us for OrchKids!

Event Start Date:
December 5, 2017
Event End Date:
December 5, 2017
Event Venue:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us this Tuesday when our presenters will be members of the chamber ensemble from OrchKids!