T idewater Trader August 12, 2020 Page 38 older will be held at 12:30pm, and for Wenches at 3pm. Visit www. rockhallpirates.com/2020-virtual- activities for the link to register. If you like decorating your house in all things pirate, then sign up to have your home decora- tions recognized by emailing email@example.com b y Wednesday, August 12 th . Homes must be in the 21661 zip code to participate in the House Decorat- ing Contest. For the maritime mateys, enter your pirate decorated vessel for a chance to be “Best of the Bay”. Contact your marina to register by high noon on Friday, August 14 th for the Boat Decorating Contest. Additionally, a Past Photo Contest will be held. Photos of previous Rock Hall Pirate & Wenches fes- tivals were accepted via Messen- ger on Facebook at until August 8th. Photo submissions were lim- ited to three photos per person. One winner (the most popular) will receive an official t-shirt. Formore informationon this year’s and next year’s events, please visit Send In Your Good News Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Hosts Royal New Zealand Navy Commodore The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and its President, Kristen Greenaway, were honored to wel- come Commodore David Gibbs of the Royal New Zealand Navy, New Zealand’s current Defence Attaché to the U.S., and his wife, Paula, for a visit to campus on July 23 rd . As part of their visit, the Gibbs toured CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus and its working Shipyard, giving them a chance to see its cur- rent construction of the new Mary- land Dove and several members of CBMM’s own floating fleet of his- toric vessels. “We were honored to have been able to introduce Commodore Gibbs and his wife to CBMM’s 18- acre campus and working Ship- yard,” said CBMM President Kris- ten Greenaway. “We found some real common interests with his background in Naval and marine engineering and CBMM’s efforts to preserve the history of the Bay region and keep alive its shipbuild- ing traditions. And I’m always happy to meet a fellow Kiwi!” The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum officially reopened to the public at the end of June, with everyone on campus required to follow the Town of St. Michaels or- dinance towear facial coverings in- side buildings at all times and out- doors when within six feet of other guests. Additional information on CBMM’s enhanced health and comfort measures and operational changes for reopening canbe found at www.welcome.cbmm.org. GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Fear Not Mateys! Virtual and Socially Distanced Events Announced for Annual Rock Hall Pirates & Wenches Festival Each year in Rock Hall, the annual Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Week- end packs in crowds of festival go- ers seeking the pirate experience during its three-day f e s t i va l . This year the main e v e n t s have been cancelled, and in- s t e a d some vir- tual and socially distanced events will be held. The 13 th annual festi- val has been deemed “Lost at Sea”. A limited supply of will be avail- able at The Hickory Stick, and this year’s official “Lost at Sea” mer- chandise can be ordered online. Virtual Costume Contests will be heldviaZoomonSaturday,August 15 th . Best Dressed winners in each contest will receive official “Lost at Sea” t-shirts. The Pet Contest winner will receive a $25 Petco gift card courtesy of Eastern ShoreRab- bit Rescue. The costume contest for Kids &Petswill be held at 10:30am, for Pirates ages 16 years and UM Shore Regional Health to Benefit from $6.7 Million Bequest from Estate A generous bequest of $6,794,691 from the Estate of Eleanor Requard to UMMemorial Hospital Founda- tion will benefit patient care ser- vices and programs at UM SRH, hospita l of f ic ia l s have an- nounced. “We are d e e p l y gratef u l for this t r a n s - f o r m a - tive gift,” said F. Graham Lee, Shore Regional Health’s vice president, philanthropy. “The Requards’ generosity will contin- ue to impact community health for generations.” According to Lee, 25 percent (over $1.6 million) of the bequest will be used to establish the J. Thomas and Eleanor B. Requard Patient Assis- tance Endowment, a permanent endowment to provide necessary health care to persons unable to afford such care otherwise. The remainder of the bequest will be used for capital expenditures nec- essary for health care. Mrs. Requard, who passed away in September at the age of 104, and her late husband, Tom, were long- time, generous supporters of the regional health care system. Their gifts were inspired by Tom’s grat- itude for the quality health care treatment he had experienced dur- ing his lifetime. In 2004, the couplemade a $900,000 gift to support completion of the renovation and upgrades of the CancerCenter atUMShoreRegion- al Health’s radiology wing, now known as the Requard Radiation Oncology Center. They also creat- ed a $100,000 permanent endow- ment at the same time to provide on-going support of patients with financial need at the RequardRadi- ation Oncology Center. More than 100 patients receive radiation treat- ments in the Center every year. In 2005, the Requards provided a second $1 million gift, this time to support the creation of the Requard Center for Acute Reha- bilitation (RCAR) on the 5th floor of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Since its official opening in 2007, more than 600 patients ev- ery year have received intensive inpatient rehabilitation services – including physical, occupation- al, and speech therapy – to regain their strength, mobility and inde- pendence following injury or ill- ness. The Requard Center is ac- credited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Fa- cilities (CARF). In 2007, Mrs. Requard made a cash gift of $2.5 million to establish the Requard Fund for Cancer Cen- ter Equipment. These funds were used to purchase a linear accelera- tor for The Requard Radiation On- cology Center. “The Requards’ generosity has been instrumental in helping us serve the community health needs of the Eastern Shore for decades,” saidKenKozel, president andCEO. “During this time of economic hardship, roughly 30 percent of our regional population is estimated to be living in or close to poverty. It will be a blessing to be able to of- fer financial assistance to patients in need through the Requard Pa- tient Assistance Endowment. On behalf of the University of Mary- land Shore Regional Health Board and our entire health care team, I share my appreciation for this be- quest, which will touch the lives of so many people in our community. Over the years, the Requards have donated more than $11.2 million to our health care programs.” For more information or to make a donation to UM Memorial Hospi- tal Foundation, visit the webpage www.ummhfoundation.org. Mr. J. Thomas and Mrs. Elea- nor B. Requard www.rockhallpirates.com. I nfor- mation can also be found by visit- ing event’s Facebook page. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the festival’s scurvy crew in 2021, please send your name and phone number to email@example.com.