Newsletter June 2014
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Glen Mar Golf Classic Raises $33,000

The 3rd Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic raised almost $33,000 to support the people served by Grassroots, Howard County’s round-the-clock crisis intervention center and homeless shelter. 

The event was organized by Glen Mar United Methodist Church members Libby Boswell, Phil Enstice, John D. Hampshire, Barbara Julian, Sandy Kappert and Don Lee, with support from Glen Mar Senior Pastor Matt Poole.  A team of volunteers was on-hand the day of the tourney.

The tournament attracted 108 golfers. A silent auction, organized and displayed by Janet Eagles, Bonnie Dust, John D. Hampshire, Nancy Pirritano, Debbie Wood and Alison Zuzak, included hundreds of items from local businesses and individuals. A barbeque lunch was prepared by George and Sally Dohner and Tom Connolly.

Presenting Sponsor was Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Clarksville. Other major sponsors included Gold Sponsors Esther's Place, Edward and Karen Frere, Glen Mar UMC, Glen Mar UMC Thursday AM Women’s Study Group, and Bob and Bach Jeffrey. Silver Sponsors included The Columbia Bank, Crystal Steel Fabricators, Glen Mar Thursday Night Soup Group, KasCon, Koren Development Company, and David Ward. Don and Pat Lee were the Putting Contest Sponsors. Hole-in-One Car Sponsor was Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram  of Clarksville.  Bags and snacks were provided by Wegmans.

"Motel Boxes" for the Homeless

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.  A 2-afternoon Mental Health First Aid course will be held June 26 and 27, from noon-4 p.m.  Participants must attend both sessions.  For information, contact Tamara Van Newkirk, 410-531-6677,

 New Officers and New Board Members

Grassroots has elected Mary Lasky as President and Sheryll Ziporkin as Vice President of the Board of Directors.  Tim Samuel is continuing as Treasurer, and Rochelle Michaeux Conway is continuing as Secretary.
Lasky is Program Manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.  Ziporkin is retired from the Social Security Administration. Samuel is Chief Financial Officer for Bridgeway Community Church, and Conway is Client Results Executive at Cerner Corporation.

Newly elected board members include Thanh Van Doan, immigration and family attorney, and Joyce Rhine, Business Banker at PNC Bank.
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