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Michelle Sullivan

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Harriet Yaffe

Community Events


July 2017

Veteran's Job Club: Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Human Resources Guidance, and Networking

August 7, 2017/1300 - 1400
September 11, 2017/1300 -1400
October 2, 2017/1300 - 1400
November 6, 2017/1300 - 1400
December 4, 2017/1300 - 1400
Calvert County Public Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Antwon Davis, 307-374-1143
George Hawley, 301-374-1153
Mitchell Domm, 301-374-1179

Deadline for application is July 31, 2017

Leadership Southern Maryland's Programs Committee is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations with Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties to provide projects to be completed by the LSM Class of 2018.

Proposals will be reviewed and selections will be made in August 2017. A maximum of eight projects will be selected to form the Leadership Southern Maryland Connections Project List for 2018. The project time frame must run from September 2017 through March 2018. To see successful past projects, go to the link

The deadline for submitting proposals is July 31, 2017. For more information, please contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, Executive Director Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 via email or visit

The Lexington Park Community Youth Mapping Project has Launched
July 13th – August 17, 2017 throughout the Lexington Park area in St. Mary’s County

On Thursday July 13th, Youth Mappers hit the streets of Lexington Park in St. Mary’s County to distribute fliers that say “The Mappers are Coming!” During July and August, businesses, organizations, and residents they may be visited by a pair of young people who are mapping.

The Youth Mappers will be wearing CYM T-shirts and caps. The success of their field research - and the information that our community needs - will depend on the community being ready and eager to participate. With their clipboards, pens and survey forms, the mappers will be looking to learn about "people, places and spaces”: people who mentor or work with young people, places that offer activities or support for young people, and spaces that are underutilized and might be “re-purposed” for youth activities.

For more info, contact Marcia Greenberg, Chair Community Youth Mapping subcommittee of the Steering Committee for a Community/Youth Center at

St. Mary's Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Needs Dedicated Volunteers to Help support its Mission

SMAWL is looking for hardworking, caring individuals to join our all-volunteer team in saving and improving the lives of animals in St. Mary's County. SMAWL is a nonprofit rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals. We strive to educate the community in areas of responsible pet ownership as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.

This rewarding work can't be done without the dedication of talented volunteers who support the work through fundraising, community outreach, education and animal care. Volunteers are needed at every level - from the extra set of hands at fundraising events to individuals who would like to serve on the Board of Directors.

For more information, please send an email to or call Lisa Horton at 240-298-8237.

Warrior Canine Connection has several PAID Internship positions available

Warrior Canine Connection has several PAID Internship positions available - with a housing allowance included. The announcement is attached for your review.

Please distribute to Veteran's Treatment Court Mentees (where appropriate), and to Veteran's Organizations. The Internships are open to Veterans and Military Family Members.

Interested applicants should send a current resume to: to receive an application to fill out.

August 2017

FREE Webinar presented by MNO:  Key Components for Developing Strategic Communications
August 8, 12-1 p.m.

Does your organization have a strategic communications plan? If so, is it collecting dust? You don’t have to answer that question out loud! Just know that a strong, strategic communications plan should help your organization better communicate ideas, build alliances and foster growth. If your plan is not doing that, then I invite you to learn how to build a solid foundation for effective communications. This webinar will highlight seven key components for developing a customized plan. You will discover tried and true strategies to unlock success and reach your organization’s goals.

September 2017

Save the Date:  Meet the Media
September 28, 2-4 p.m., Lexington Park Library

NPI and Community Foundation of Southern Maryland will be hosting a “MEET the MEDIA”.  This event will include a panel discussion with local members of media on how to get your message to the community.

For more information, contact Cara Fogarty at

Walk to End Alzheimer's Needs Help
September 16, Southern Maryland (Solomons, MD) and September 30, Charles County (La Plata, MD)

Last year was a great success, and we can't do it again without your help.

For Solomons:

For La Plata:

Please follow the link below to the Walk Volunteer Sign-up Page. Volunteers help with event set-up, clean-up, refreshments, advocacy sign-up, finish line brigade, and route monitoring. This is great for groups, students, individuals and families!

For more information contact Ben Donnelly at

More Opportunities:

FREE Web-based Training:  Introduction to Proposal Writing and Introduction to Finding Grants

Completely online and self-directed, these courses put you in charge of your own learning — perfect if you can’t get to one of our in-person sessions or live webinars. 

All you need to take one of these courses is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Courses feature rich multimedia content, interactive quiz questions, and useful tips to help you succeed. Upon finishing a course you have the option to print a certificate of completion.

FREE Blue Crab Tickets for Nonprofits

The Charles County Commissioners are allotted 25 regular field box seats to Blue Crab home games for non-profit agencies. If your agency would like to have all/part of this allotment and for which home game. You can also check out the time of the game specifics (time, contenders) at their website The tickets are as a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets are available for:

  1. July 28-31
  2. August 1-2
  3. August 10-13
  4. August 18-20
  5. August 25-31
  6. September 5-7
  7. September 15-17

Please share this information amongst the different departments of your organization.  Contact Julie Bryson at for more information or to reserve your tickets