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Maryland Trail Running Festival Volunteers

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, 6 hours ago

We're getting ready to host the Maryland Trail Running Festival and we have a few water-stop volunteer openings. We're looking for groups of 3-4 dedicated folks to give out water/Gatorade and light snacks to our participants. I was wondering if your group would be interested in helping with the stops. Your presence and support would be greatly appreciated and it will help us create an outstanding community event.

 

The event is on August 17, 2014 in Germantown - various shifts are available: most are from 7 to 9 or 9 to 12, depending on the location. If you're interested I'd be happy to send you more details. The event's website is www.wdas.org.

 

We are a  local (Germantown, MD) organization our goal is to enhance the quality of life of children with disabilities and/or special needs through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. Your support directly benefits our programs: weekly outdoor adventures, a summer camp in Colorado and winter camp in Arizona/Utah. Our activities for young athletes include hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking and paddle-sports.

 

Thank you and I look forward to hearing form you,

 

Laszlo Otvos

Event Coordinator

202.870.4288

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Conservation Montgomery

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Saturday, June 14, 2014
Conservation Montgomery is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organzation. We are a coalition of civic and environmental organizations as well as individual residents who address a broad spectrum of environmental and quality of life challenges facing Montgomery County over the next decade as the county approaches a population of one million.

Cubs & Conservation Fact Sheet

It encourage to contact the organization as it is an excellent source for service projects.

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Montgomery County to Conduct a Cities Readiness Initiative Full-Scale Exercise

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Montgomery County to Conduct a Cities Readiness Initiative Full-Scale Exercise

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

10 a.m. - Noon

Damascus High School

25921 Ridge Rd., Damascus, MD

 

Local and State Agencies will be conducting a Full-Scale Exercise using the Cities Readiness Initiative plan to assess the ability of Montgomery County personnel from different departments and agencies to work together to conduct mass-dispensing of medications operations, implement a traffic control and security plan and assess the ability of mass dispensing staff to receive on-site training.

 

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) is a federally-funded program designed to enhance preparedness in the nation’s largest cities and metropolitan statistical areas where more than 50% of the U.S. population resides. Through CRI, State and large metropolitan public health departments have developed plans to respond to a large-scale bioterrorist event by dispensing antibiotics to the entire population identified within 48 hours.

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50th Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc.

GLMSMC - 50th Annual GLMSMC Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds - Maryland

March 15 & 16th, 2014.

Montgomery County Fairgrounds -

16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M

Admission is $6.00, ages 12 and older.   

Admission is Free for Children (11 and under), Free for Scouts in Uniform.


Sunday is designated ‘Scout Day’

To get a $1 off coupon please go to the club website: http://www.glmsmc.com/show.shtml

Plenty of Free parking for the show

More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. Enjoy demonstrations, over 40 exhibits, raffle, door prizes, free workshop, free specimens for kids, and/or get more information about specimens from your own collection. Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kid’s mini-mines!

 

The Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, is a long standing non-profit organization that was formed to provide all persons interested in Earth Science (Geology, Mineralogy, & Paleontology) and Lapidary Arts the opportunity to increase their knowledge and broaden their interests through a variety of learning and collecting activities.

The club holds regular monthly meetings (2nd Monday of the month) (except July and August), sponsors presentations and organizes collecting field trips in additional to holding an annual show.

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FEMA SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR YOUTH PREPAREDNESS COUNCIL

Do you know of a 12-17 year old who is engaged in individual and community preparedness and who has made a positive difference in his or her community? The Youth Preparedness Council is a unique opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a highly distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit.


Learn more about how to apply here! Applications are due no later than February 24, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST.


Also, be sure to join our Educators, Parents, and Advocates community of practice and get involved in the active discussion about youth preparedness!

 

Submitted by Pearl Parker

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Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Saturday, December 14, 2013

Through a joint engineering, education and enforcement effort, County Executive Isiah Leggett’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative: <http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-pedsafety/index.html<http://montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-pedsafety/index.html>> has drastically reduced the number of pedestrian collisions, especially severe collisions, across the county.


Since implementing the Initiative in 2007, the rate of serious pedestrian collisions has dropped from 29% to 19%.  However, to continue making our county safer for both pedestrians and drivers, we need to continue educating our residents, especially our youth.


The 2013 Teens and Distraction Research Report:

<http://www.safekids.org/research-report/research-report-teens-and-distraction-august-2013>

by Safe Kids Worldwide found older teens account for 50% of all pedestrian deaths amongst children 19 and under, and found a 25% increase in pedestrian injuries amongst 16-19 over the last five years.


Unsafe pedestrian habits amongst teenagers like walking against lights, crossing in the middle of intersections, and texting or wearing headphones while crossing busy streets, are becoming a growing factor in pedestrian collisions across the county. The Safe Kids Worldwide report found one in five high school students crossed the street distracted. Most often these students were texting and using headphones. With successful education efforts already implemented at Blair High School: <http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-pedsafety/blairwalkproject.html>

and at Seneca Valley High School: <http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/Blog/DOTblog.asp?blogID=25&blogItemID=2191>, in light of Christina Morris Ward’s untimely death, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation are teaming up to continue educating our high school students.


This year Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation is launching the Walk Your Way:

<http://montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-pedsafety/SRTS/WalkYourWay.html> to educate high school students about the importance of pedestrian safety.


As part of the campaign, the county is launching the Walk Your Way Grant Project:

<http://montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-pedsafety/SRTS/WalkYourWay.html>. The County is awarding up to $2,000 to teams of high school students for the creation and implementation of their own pedestrian safety education program at their high school. Projects can range from painting sidewalks, to designing and distributing posters and other materials, to holding a school wide assembly. For a more extensive list of ideas check out the county’s resource kit:

<http://montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-PedSafety/SRTS/WalkYourWayResourceKit.html>.



To be eligible for this project grant, students must work in groups of three or more, and have at least one teacher or staff supervisor. The project must be developed and implemented by April 30, 2014. Interested students should fill out and submit the application which can be found here:

<http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-pedsafety/SRTS/WalkYourWay.html>,

by Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5pm. Submissions can be emailed to WalkYourWay@montgomerycountymd.gov<mailto:WalkYourWay@montgomerycountymd.gov>, or delivered to 101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. Mailed applications must be postmarked by December 16, 2013.


We encourage you to promote this project to your students as a unique opportunity for them to develop and implement their own campaign to educate your community. This project will help them to develop the leadership skills necessary for success at both the college and career level. We can also provide you with materials for you to use to advertise this project to your students. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and your school.  Please do not hesitate to contact Nadji Kirby or Alex Cohen at WalkYourWay@montgomerycountymd.gov<mailto:WalkYourWay@montgomerycountymd.gov>

if you have any questions regarding the Walk Your Way Grant Project or the Countywide Pedestrian Safety Initiative.


Best,

Nadji and Alex


Nadji Kirby and Alex Cohen

Department of Transportation

Office of the Director

101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor

Rockville, MD 20850

240-777-7169

walkyourway@ montgomerycountymd.gov<http://montgomerycountymd.gov>

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22nd Annual Gem Mineral & Fossil Show

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Northern Virginia Mineral Club is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Gem Mineral & Fossil Show at George Mason University on November 23 & 24, 2013.


NORTHERN VIRGINIA MINERAL CLUB’S

22nd Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

November 23rd and 24th, 2013.

The HUB (SUB II), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and

Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M   

Silent Auction on Sunday Afternoon

Free parking for the show - Lot A. (Nottaway River Lane)

Courtesy Shuttle from Lot A to the Hub.

This interactive, educational event is co-sponsored by

GMU's Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences.

More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale.  Enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, and door prizes, or get more information about specimens from your own collection.


Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kid’s mini-mines and Miocene fossil area and test their knowledge through quizzes and puzzles.


Admission is $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for Senior Citizens (65+) and Teens (13-17).
Admission is Free for Children (12 and under), Scouts in Uniform,

and GMU Students with ID.


For additional show information please email jkostka at juno.com.

Club Website: www.novamineralclub.org

 

Previous year’s show video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq-EsM1w74A

The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc., is a long standing non-profit organization that was formed to provide all persons interested in Earth Science (Geology, Mineralogy, & Paleontology) and Lapidary Arts the opportunity to increase their knowledge and broaden their interests through a variety of learning and collecting activities.

The club holds regular monthly meetings (4th Monday of the month), sponsors presentations and organizes collecting field trips in additional to holding an annual show.

PRESS RELEASE

   

If you have any questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact show co-chairman, Jim Kostka, at 202-207-5437 or by e-mail at jkostka at juno.com

 

 

Jim Kostka GMU Show Co-Chair


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Germantown Oktoberfest - October 5, 2013

Posted By Lynn Hamilton, Saturday, August 31, 2013

Gentlemen (& Ladies),

   

I am the Volunteer Coordinator & Co-Chair for the Germantown Oktoberfest. The Location for 2013  will once again be at High Point Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland (23730 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871) & will take place from 10:00 am -6:00pm, October 5, 2013.  I am soliciting your help in obtaining Scouts from your Troop for this Event to direct Traffic & Park Cars. The use of this Location will mean that 100% of the Attendees will be Driving to the Event. As was the case last year there will be no Bus Transportation. This makes the need for Scouts to do the Parking that much more important.

  

Any & All Scouts/Student Volunteers are welcome and will receive credit for Community Service Hours. This can be used for Citizenship Badges or Other requirements (at the Scoutmaster's discretion) or for required School Service Hours.  However, for Traffic Control I am looking for Scouts approximately 13-18 years old. This can be either for Scout Badges (at your discretion) or SSL Hours for School.   I have also made some changes to the Schedule.  The schedule for Parking Volunteers that will be as follows: 1st shift will be 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The 2nd shift will be from 2:00pm- 6:00 pm.  I will need Scouts (in Class A Uniform, Uniform Shorts or comparable Shorts perfectly acceptable).  I would also advise Hats as well.

 

Also, Scouts under 16 years of age will need a Permission Slip signed by a Parent/Guardian & I have attached that form.  I have also attached a Flier you can post at Troop Meetings or at Schools.

 

I am available to come to Scout Troop Meetings to discuss this matter w/Scouts/Scouters.

 

I look forward to participation from your Troops at the 2013 Oktoberfest. 

 

I can be reached at this E-mail or at 301-529-4224.  

 

I thank you for your participation,

  

Robert Longo

Co-Chair Volunteer Coordinator

Germantown Oktoberfest

 

http://www.germantownoktoberfest.org/

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