Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SMRWA Needs Your Help!

Join the SMRWA for their 5th annual cleanup of the St. Mary's River. Volunteers will remove tires and hundreds of pounds of harmful and unsightly trash from the river. This yearly spring cleaning helps rid the waterway of hazards affecting water quality, wildlife and recreation. Join them April 6th!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Special Thanks to Blue Wind Gourmet

Leadership Southern Maryland presented Rob Plant with the LSM Circle of Excellence Award for his many contributions to the program. LSM is committed to supporting local businesses that make an impact on our community.

The 13th Annual Empty Bowl Supper

St. John Vianney will again host the 13th Annual Empty Bowl Supper on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at their Family Life Center from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. After the door-buster success of last year’s event, arrangements have been made to accommodate a much larger crowd. For more information on how you can help, we invite you to contact Trisha Gipson, Executive Director at 410-535-0044 or trishgipson@comcast.net. We also invite you to visit the shelter. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door
Call Trisha to reserve your tickets! 410-535-0044

The Schedule
4:30 to 5:00 pm
Time to scout the auction, pick up your artisan grade soup bowl, socialize
5:00 pm
The soup line opens
6:00 pm
The silent auction closes
7:00 pm
The soup line closes

$20 per person in advance and $25 at the door

Saint John Vianney Church
Family Life Center
470 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678


In 2012 ECHO House recorded 12,700 bed nights ( one bed, one person, one night), served 18,000 meals, and found stable employment for 94 residents and permanent housing for 40 men, women and families –– all on an annual budget of $240,000. AND you Empty Bowlers helped make it possible!
Silent Auction Items will be posted closer to the event! Get your wish list ready!



Friday, March 1, 2013

Upcoming Leadership Southern Maryland Events

March 7, 2013: Health Care Program
LSM Class of 2013 will spend the morning at one of the areas three hospitals and following the hospital activities, travel in their own vehicle to Walden Anchor facility in Charlotte Hall. There we have a tour, presentation, testimony and lunch. The last stop of the day is a short drive to Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home where LSM will wrap up the day.

March 21, 2013: Education Program 
We will spend the day at Calvert Fairgrounds, with one bus trip in the afternoon to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp. We will have an amazing Town Hall experience with more than 25 educators representing their unique programs in our region. There will be a luncheon catered by Trish Weaver of Dream Weaver’s CafĂ©. Representatives from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Boards of Education will be with us, and a panel of students.

April 18, 2013: Economic & Workforce Development Program
We will spend the day at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf! A day packed with regional deep dives regarding our topics.

May 2, 2013: Multiculturalism 
Perhaps the most important program of the year, located at CSM Leonardtown. Followed by a reception where you are asked to invite one or many people who you believe made it possible and supported you as a member of LSM Class 2013 this past year.

May 3, 2013: Half Day Wrap-up Program
CSM Prince Frederick. You will be done by 1:00 at the latest.

May 3, 2013: Graduation Reception and Banquet   
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland in Calvert County; the reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. You may bring a guest. LSM provides your ticket. It is a fun and beautiful celebration.

May 23, 2013: LSM Heritage Award at Sotterley
This event is free for Alumni. Weather permitting it is a casual outdoor event and if weather is bad it will be in one of the barns. This is a gathering of alumni and recognition of a leader or leaders in our region who exemplify Leadership, or Service, or Mentoring. First year was “Leadership” and the Award was given to Wilson Parran. This year honors “Service” and next year honors “Mentoring”.

September 16, 2013: LSM Class 2014 Orientation  Reception      
All alumni invited to meet the newest LSM class members “Under the Lighthouse” at Calvert Marine Museum at 5:00 p.m.