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T idewater Trader September 9, 2020 Page 38 Maryland Coalition of Families HiresFirst Chief Program Officer Queen Anne’s County 4-H Announces Champions in Virtual Indoor Fair Classes It is with great pleasure that the Maryland Coalition of Families announces that Karen L. Duffy has joined the organization as its first Chief Program Officer. In this role, Karen will be leading MCF’s program division, which includes a growing portfolio of programs related to family peer support and navigation services, family leader- ship and youth/young adult sup- port services. With more than 25 years of pro- gressive management and lead- ership experience
in the nonprof- it sector dedicated to addressing the behavioral health needs of families, Karen has designed and implemented new programs, im- proved the delivery and effective- ness of services and developed processes to measure impact and promote quality. She comes to MCF from Every- Mind, Inc. (formerly the Mental Health Association of Montgom- ery County), where she held sev- eral positions during her tenure, including Program Director, Di- vision Director and most recently, Chief Development Officer. Prior to that, she held positions as Pro- gram Director and Program Man- ager for Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc., a mental health and co-occur- ring treatment provider. Karen has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Human De- velopment. As the moth- er of a young adult son liv- ing with au- tism and bipo- lar disorder, Karen has a very personal connection to MCF’s mission and its work. MCF feels most fortunate to have found a highly qualified candidate who will bring her informed perspec- tive toherworkatMCF. Karen is ea- ger to help leadMCF’s programs as we continue to expand and evolve. Please welcome Karen to the com- munity! She can be reached via email at kduffy@mdcoalition.org or by calling 443-741-8630. There are many 4-H Indoor Class- es at the County Fair every year. Since the pandemic prevented the fair frombeing held this year, some of the 4-H Indoor classes were en- tered and judged virtually. While not nearly as much fun as the fair itself, the 4-Hers were still able to present their projects online, be judged and receive constructive comments and ribbon awards. There were 24 participants in this first-time Virtual Competition. Broken down by age groups, there were 3 Clovers (5-7 years old), 9 Ju- niors (8-10 years old), 7 Intermedi- ates (11-13 years old) and 5 Seniors (14-18 years old). Following is a list of the classes citing the champions and grand champions. Woodworking: Grand Champion (intermediate) June Winterstein, Junior Champion Bil- ly Comegys; Photography: Grand Champion (junior) Emma Hutchi- son, Intermediate Champion Tay- lor Jones, Senior Champion Ash- lynnKunes; Flowers: GrandCham- pion (junior) Max Jones, Intermedi- ate Champion Taylor Jones; House Plants: Grand Champion (inter- mediate) Brileigh Francis; Flower Arrangements: Grand Champion (senior) Avery Elborn, Interme- diate Champion Brileigh Francis; Decorated Cakes: Grand Cham- pion (senior) Ashlynn Kunes, In- termediate Champion Trey Pal- matary; Well Dressed Table: Grand Champion (junior) Emma Hutchi- son, Intermediate Champion Trey Palmatary, Senior Champion Kai- lyn Bozarth; Art: Grand Champion Tie (intermediates) Brileigh Francis and Taylor Jones, Junior Champion Emma Hutchison, Senior Champi- on Ashlynn Kunes; Scrapbooking: Grand Champion (junior) Emma Hutchison, Intermediate Champi- onTaylor Jones; FashionRevueCon- Chester River Health Foundation Hosts 26 th Annual Golf Fundraiser in September The UM Chester River Health Foundation will host its 26 th an- nual golf fundraiser at the Ches- ter River Yacht & Country Club in Chestertown, Maryland on Friday, September 25 th . Postponed in May due to the CO- VID-19 pandemic, the tournament is being sponsored for a third year by the UM Chester River Hospi- tal Center Auxiliary and will raise funds for a new telemetry system for inpatient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. “2020 has been an extraordinary year and this fundraiser is be- ing held in tribute to the approxi- mately 250 local health care he- roes who, to this day, continue to fight the epic pandemic battle at the bedside at UM Shore Medi- cal Center at Chestertown,” said Maryann Ruehrmund, Founda- tion executive director. “Essential to our nurses, technologists and physicians’ efforts is the telem- etry technology, which measures and monitors patients’ vital signs – at the bedside and through WIFI during transport. Proceeds from this event will help provide the $250,000 needed to replace our current systemwith new and more advanced technology.” According to Kathy Elliott, hospi- tal executive director, telemetry is indispensable technology and fun- damental to taking care of patients, especially those with heart condi- tions “We would be very grateful for every community member’s support of this event, at any do- nation level, because the cost is a ’heavy lift‘ but attainable with wide spread support,” said Elliott. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all golfers and volunteers, the fundraiser is being planned with all current health, safety and social distancing pre- cautions in place. There will be two tee times, 8am and 1:30pm, with a maximum of 18 foursomes per tee-time, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be NO on-site regis- trations this year. All registration forms and fees must be submitted prior to the tournament – no later than September 18 th . The Foun- dation respectfully requests that all sponsorships and golfer regis- trations be made via credit card, which can be completed by mail or by phone by calling Deb Lauser at 410-810-5661. Because of the essential role this annual fundraiser plays in the Foundation’s ability to provide funding for the highest priority hospital equipment, this event will be held rain or shine. For more information about the tournament and the safety pre- cautions included in plans for the event, please call Maryann Rueh- rmund at 410-810-5660 or send an email to mruehrmund@umm.edu. GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Gabrielle Matthews, monitor technician, and Kathy Elliott, hospital executive director, demonstrate the telemetry equipment that measures and monitors patients’ vital signs at the bedside and during transport. Karen L. Duffy structed: Grand Champion (junior) Emma Hutchison, Intermediate Champion June Winterstein; Fash- ion Revue - Ready-to-Wear: Grand Champion (senior) Ashlynn Kunes, Junior Champion Layla Jones; and Clover Participants: Lily Hutchi- son, Gracie Nearhoof and Claire Winterstein. Congratulations to all of the 4-H members who participated in the Virtual Indoor 4-H Fair Classes! To learn more about the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Program, call the Extension Office at 410-758-0166 or email cjohnstn@umd.edu o r srosenbe@umd.edu. 9/11/2001 WE WILL NEVER FORGET. PATRIOT DAY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 Intermediate Champion Trey Palmatary’s Dec- orated Cake.

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