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Tidewater Trader April 7, 2021 Page 44 GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Send In Your Good News Email to info@tidewatertrader.com, or mail to Tidewater Trader, P.O. Box 412, Chestertown, MD 21620. The YMCA of the Chesapeake an- nounces the return of its youth summer programs in 2021 at its Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Cambridge, Salisbury and Pocomoke City branches. Regis- tration is now open on the YMCA of the Chesapeake website, and camp registration fees are waived through Friday, April 30 th . With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the YMCA has adapted its sum- mer camp programs to include COVID-19 safety precautions that include lowering the staff to camp- er ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sani- tation practices. “Summer will look different for many of us this year and families will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than be- fore as a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world,” said Robbie Gill, YMCA of the Chesa- peake CEO. “Campers can have fun while staying safe. Despite the new precautions, our goal re- mains to provide an unforgettable summer where our community’s youth can unplug and grow dur- ing summer camp.” YMCA summer camps are avail- able for preschoolers, school-age children and teens. The Y offers a wide variety of programs ranging from athletics and arts to zip lines and canoeing to give children the opportunity to follow their pas- sion or try something new. For more information about specif- ic camp programs at YMCA of the Chesapeake branches and to reg- ister, visit www.ymcachesapeake. org/programs/camps/day-camp. YMCA of the Chesapeake Youth Summer Camp Registration is Open! A virtual graduation ceremony was held last month for Univer- sity of Maryland Shore Regional Health team members who com- pleted the health care network’s Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a six-month program that combines basic leadership devel- opment training and knowledge about local leadership responsibil- ities and keys to success. It is de- signed for high-potential employ- ees, both clinical and nonclinical, who are motivated to move into a leadership role and who com- mit to fully engage in the monthly learning sessions, activities and as- signments to advance their level of leadership knowledge and skills. ELP affords participating team members the opportunity to learn about what it truly means to be a leader and they are challenged to do the work involved that can lead to self-development. Officially recognized at the Febru- ary 25 occasion were two Chester- town team members, Cassandra Price, clinical nurse coordinator, and Elizabeth Principe, lab servic- es site coordinator. Team members based in Easton who completed the program in- cluded: Brandi Covey, clinical nurse manager, Ambulatory Sur- gical Center; Shawne Davis, post- acute rehab admission liaison; Emily Frenchy, lead nuclear med tech; Chanelle Lake, nurse super- visor, Cancer Center; Nicole Leon- ard, acute neuroscience specialist; Christy Marciniak, clinical nurse educator; Sean Matthews, decision support analyst; Kelly Strannahan, laboratory supervisor; and Ruth Vietri-Green, outpatient coder. Recognized for completing part of the program were Easton team members Jakisha Downing, staff nurse, Dawn Ruby, clinical nurse and Erin Scheele, rehabilitation services manager. For information regarding the ELP program, please contact Bar- bara Hendricks, director, Hu- man Resources for UM Shore Regional Health, by emailing Barbara.Hendricks@umm.edu. UM Shore Regional Health Announces Graduates of Emerging Leaders Program Golf Tournament at Back Creek on April 30 th to Benefit KART The Kent Association of Rid- ing Therapy (KART) is hosting its 5 th Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament at Back Creek Golf Club in Middletown, Delaware on Friday, April 30 th at 1pm. Pre- cautions are planned to provide COVID safe play. The event is a major fundraiser to support their pro- gramwhich p r o v i d e s therapeutic h orseback riding to children and adults with special needs, including some wheelchair bound riders from Camp Fair- lee, an Easterseals camp servicing Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Benefits from therapeutic horseback riding and related horse activities include physical, cogni- tive, and social improvements. Now in their 37 th year, KART pro- vides these services to six local Kent County Schools at no cost to the schools or families: High School, Middle School, and four Elementary Schools. Camp Fairlee joins KART for a summer program. KART relies on fundraising and generous contributions from our community to support its pro- grams. Funds will be used for horse care and equipment, salaries for the PATH certified instructors, special lifts and ramps, and safety equipment for the riders. The tournament has been grow- ing significantly over the last five years, and they hope to continue to see it grow supporting this impor- tant program for the special needs community. Back Creek Golf Club has been voted as an award win- ning venue for golf and dining. There is still time to register to play or be a sponsor. Tee signs start at only $100. Please visit www.kentridingtherapy.org/ klassicgolf or send an email to kentridingtherapy@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.kentridingtherapy.org/ klassicgolf. The Garden Club of Rock Hall Maintain Town Seasonal Planters On March 17 th , some of the Garden ClubofRockHallmembersandtwo Girl Scouts from Troop 404 helped plant pansies in the planters on MainStreet,RockHallandtheTown Hall. Elaine Maugham is the Main Street Planter Committee Chair The Garden Club of Rock Hall currently has 64 members with 4 new members since the begin- ning of the Co- vid pandemic. The club was formed about 60 years ago. The current bylaws state the mission: to be the beau- tification of Rock Hall and education for good garden- ing practices. The club maintains and designed the “Welcome” sign at Judefine at Route 20, purchased planters on Main Street, seasonally changes the planters, designed, planted, and maintains the gazebos at Fer- ry Park Beach, plant and maintain the beds at the Rock Hall Town Hall, and designed and purchased the mosaic of the town that is dis- played at Bayside Foods. Photo submitted by: Connie Jones.