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Scholarship will also be awarded
to a medical student pursuing a
career in cancer research.
In 2016, Governor Larry Hogan
was honored for the courage
and leadership he displayed
while waging a personal battle
against cancer. Last year, the
spotlight was on solutions to the
heroin and opioid crisis and the
honorees included Talbot County
Sheriff Joe Gamble and Talbot
Goes Purple, Bernie Fowler, Jr.
and Farming4Hunger, and the
Samaritan House of Annapolis.
“Last year’s honorees had a
powerful impact on those in
attendance and we’re looking for
extraordinary nominees to honor
break the cycle of poverty”, said
Executive Director Linda Kohler.
The 2018 Celebration of Charity
Event Committee, co-chaired by
Jodie Gray and Audrey Scott,
includes Retha Arrabal, Salena
Barrett, Meg Gallagher, Martha
Wentz Kendall, Jami Kirkwood,
Linda Kohler, Brenda Smith, Paula
Warner, Diana Waterman, Anne
MacKinnon Welsh and Deidre
Wilson. Sponsorships for the
awards luncheon are available. For
more information, send an email
Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers
Chesapeake Charities will host
its annual awards luncheon,
A Celebration of Charity” on
Thursday, November 15
, to
recognize people who give back to
the community in an extraordinary
way. This year, Dr. Ben Carson,
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development Secretary, is
the invited guest of honor and the
program will focus on local efforts
to break the cycle of poverty.
During the luncheon, awards
will be given to organizations
and individuals who provide
food for the hungry, shelter and
services to prevent homelessness,
and educational opportunities
so children in need can pursue
higher education. The second
annual Governor Larry Hogan
A Celebration of Charity Awards
Luncheon set for November
radio operators across North
America establishing temporary
radio stations in public locations
to showcase the science, skill, and
service of Amateur Radio to the
For over 100 years, Amateur Radio
– sometimes called ham radio
– has allowed people from all
walks of life to experiment with
electronics and communications
techniques, as well as provide
a free public service to their
communities during a disaster, all
without needing a cell phone or the
Internet. Field Day demonstrates
ham radio’s ability to work
reliably under any condition from
almost any location and create
an independent communications
network. Over 40,000 people from
thousands of locations participated
in Field Day in 2017.
Anyone may become a licensed
Amateur Radio operator (learning
the Morse Code is no longer a
Members of the QAC Amateur
Radio Club will have a Field Day
and Demonstration and YOU are
invited! See what Amateur Radio
and Field Day are all about from
2pm Saturday, June 24
2pm Sunday, June 25
at White
Marsh Park on Rt. 213 just north
of Centreville, MD. Bring the
whole family including youth to
this public event for demos and an
opportunity to actually participate
“on the air,” talking to someone far
away via radio (no cell phone – no
Field Day events have gone on
since 1933 with amateur “ham”
QAC Amateur Radio Club “Field Day”
prizes will be awarded to the win-
ners. Before the party begins, kids
are encouraged to come and plun-
der the treasures of Graybeard on
Rock Hall’s beach.
All weekend, the whole town
will be in the pirate spirit as mer-
chants, residents, re-enactors, mu-
sicians and other performers take
you to the Golden Age of piracy
on the high seas. Be sure to enter
the Costume Contests Saturday on
Main Street as the royal red carpet
is rolled out for young and old!!
Some of the pirate performers of-
fering up music and mayhem this
year include Bone and String, The
Brigands, Natterrjacks, Pirates for
Sail, Salty Dogs, Ships Company
Chanteymen, Song Buccaneers,
Spiced Punch, and the infamous
Vallhallas Pirates. Artisans, craft-
ers, pirate tale-tellers and more
will invade the town.
After the beach party, stop by The
Wheelhouse, for Happy Hour to
cool down with a cold beverage.
If it’s wine you crave, you don’t
want to miss the wine tasting at
the Inn at Haven Harbour on Rock
Hall Avenue. For ye old salts, The
Grand Buccaneer’s Ball will take
place at Waterman’s Crab House
on Saturday night with live music,
contests, prizes and excellent crabs
and seafood.
The little scallywags will find
much to do in the Kid’s Cove all
weekend with entertainment,
games, puppet shows, treasure
hunts, a live pirate encampment,
moon bounce, face-painting, tat-
toos and more! The party doesn’t
end on Saturday - be sure to stick
around for more music and may-
hem on Sunday, including, the
Pirates 5K Run/Walk and Kiddie
K! The afternoon gets going with
the annual Town-wide Treasure
Hunt and more music, merchants
and fun on Main Street and Kid’s
Cove. The day culminates with
the Kids and Pets Parade and Cos-
tume Contest on Main Street. This
is surely a weekend you won’t
want to miss!
On the weekend of August 10
, landlubbers and buccaneers,
young and old, will once again
set sail to Rock Hall for the town’s
“Best of the Bay” award win-
ning, Pirates and Wenches Fan-
tasy Weekend! The Greater Rock
Hall Business Association’s Events
Committee and the Town of Rock
Hall will host this town-wide
theme party - celebrating the pi-
rate in all of us.
Come by land or come by sea to
the Town of Rock Hall on the Isle
of Delmarva located on the Upper
Chesapeake Bay for a two and a
half day town wide theme party
you will not forget! There is plenty
of anchorage, dockage and raft-up
space available - as well as plenty
of parking for those arriving by
This year they are celebrating 11
years and it promises to offer up
even more mayhem and surpris-
es! Jump start the weekend with
Music on Main Street, an evening
Rum Tasting at the Inn at Osprey
Point and Sea Shanty Sing-A-Long
at Bay Wolf Restaurant. True to
life re-enactors, The Skullduggery
Crew and the Valhallas Pirates,
will take you into a world of won-
der and fantasy fit for all ages!
Captain Black returns to entertain
kids and wenches alike!
On Saturday afternoon, visit Rock
Hall Harbor for amagnificent view
of the Chesapeake Bay and be sure
to get your dinghy decorated for
the Decorated Dinghy Flotilla and
Pirate Dinghy Poker Run. Cash
prizes and trophies will be award-
ed to the Best Dressed Dinghies,
Scurviest Crew and Most Marina
Participation! Enjoy grub and grog
at Harbor Shack for the ever pop-
ular Cast Off Party with live mu-
sic by the Brigands. The flotilla of
tiny pirate ships will float around
the harbor and embark to Rock
Hall’s public beach for a Carib-
bean Beach Party at high noon fea-
turing Island Vibes. Graybeard’s
trophy will be handed down to the
Best Decorated Dinghy and cash
Annual Pirates And Wenches
Fantasy Weekend August 10
requirement). There are over
725,000 licensed operators in the
United States, as young as 5 and
as old as 100. And with clubs such
as the Queen Anne’s Amateur
Radio Club, it’s easy for anybody
to get involved right here in QAC.
A Celebration of Charity 2018 Event Committee,
L-R: Meg Gallagher, Linda Kohler-Chesapeake
Charities Exec. Director, Martha Wentz Kendall,
Deidre Wilson, Jodie Gray-Co-Chair, Audrey Scott-
Co-Chair, Diana Waterman, Retha Arrabal, Paula
Warner. Not shown: Salena Barrett, Jami Kirkwood,
Brenda Smith, Anne MacKinnon Welsh.
QAC Amateur Radio Operator
For more information about the
Queen Anne’s County Amateur
Radio Club, visit their website at
r contact Mike
Widdekind, President, by calling
410-739-8718 or send emails to:
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