Upcoming Events

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Here are some great opportunities to connect in the area!

Rotary Club of Dupont Circle

2nd Annual Dupont Rotary Ladies’ Clothing Exchange

  • November 5, 2016
  • The event will take place at The Bier Baron on 22nd St. NW in Dupont Circle. Please arrive as close to 1:30 as possible so that we can quickly sort your donated items before the actual swapping begins at 2:00.  Event ends at 4:00.
  • Bring your gently worn items and accessories to swap with other smart and stylish ladies and go home with some new (to you!) pieces!
  • No need to register for this ladies-only event, just show up! Admission to this event is $30, $20 if you also bring clothing to exchange/donate. Student discount: $15 with clothing donation.
  • Admission fees will be donated to the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle Foundation and will be used to support our Footbridge Project providing a safe way for children in rural Zimbabwe to get to school. Unswapped clothing will be donated to Martha’s Closet.
  • Questions? Contact Angie Bryan at frangie28@yahoo.fr(not yahoo.com).

 

Rotary Club of Metro Bethesda:

Fall Back to Bethesda Festival

  • Festival proceeds benefit NIH Charities and the Bethesda Fire Department
  • Sunday, November 6, 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Need volunteers to help in directing parking, selling pumpkin pie, set up, clean up, and more
  • Click http://www.backtobethesda.com/ to register to volunteer

Rotary Club of Pikesville – Owings Mill

Thanksgiving Dinner at INNterim House (group home for women and their children)

  • Thursday, November 17th at 5:45pm
  • 2-3 Generation Lead volunteer spots available
  • 112 Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208
  • Attendees should bring a dish (dessert or side dish)
  • To register, please Contact Club Chair, Mr. Albert Hess at 410.967.0728

Rotary of West Anne Arundel County

3rd Grade Dictionary Distributions

  • We give each 3rd grader in our public schools a dictionary. We deliver them personally and show them some of the features in the dictionary. It’s a lot of fun and very satisfying to see their enthusiasm.
  • Unlimited volunteer opportunities
  • December and January at various times, subject to availability and classroom schedules.
  • 5 public elementary schools in the western part of Anne Arundel Co.
  • To register, email rotarywestannearundelcounty@gmail.com

 


PAST EVENTS:

AFTERNOON SERVICE PROJECT: Mt Airy Mansion Apiary and Pollination Project

DATE: Sat, September 17

TIME: Service Project 2-4pm, “Bee Happy” Hour 4-5pm

LOCATION: Rosaryville State Park, Upper Marlboro, MD
https://goo.gl/maps/mrhwzLZ8Ywz

PURPOSE OF PROJECT: The purpose of the project is to support the western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) and the many hundreds of local native bees species and other pollinators of Prince George’s County meadows, particularly targeting production in the low resource months.

Permission for this project has been granted by the Rosaryville Conservancy, Inc., the managers of the park. 

http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/rosaryville.aspx

RosaryvilleStateParkGoogleMap

VIEW PARK MAP HERE


MORE INFORMATION:

Purpose: The purpose of the project is to support the western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) and the many hundreds of local native bees species and other pollinators of Prince George’s County meadows, particularly targeting production in the low resource months.

Location, Rationale and Oversight: Mt. Airy Mansion and Greenhouse, 9640 Rosaryville Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. The project has three sites in close proximity to each other with a combined area of approximately one acre (see Map).  Chesapeake Natives, Inc. and a local Rosaryville bee keeper have negotiated to have three colonies of bees adjacent to each of the three sites. The three sites will provide proximal nectar and pollen resources for the hives. There are currently no other hives in Rosaryville State Park, and currently few honey bees harvesting the meadows and forests of the park. Permission for this project has been granted by the Rosaryville Conservancy, Inc., the managers of the park.

The goal for the YP volunteers will be to plant in the two meadows 5000 plugs and quarts, and 20 raised beds on a derelict asphalt surface tennis court, carrying 2000-12,000 plants. The meadow plantings will require boring holes through landscape fabric that will have been laid over two areas approximately ¾ of an acre in total (sites 1 & 2). This activity is estimated to take 500 person hours.

The raised beds will require the moving of concrete bricks from palates to the tennis court to form the framework for the raised beds. This activity is estimated to take 25 person hours.

These raised beds will then be filled with quart and gallon pots of flowering plants. This activity is estimated to take 25 person hours.

Site Designs: The three sites will provide nectar and pollen for spring, summer and fall, but they will be particularly designed as flowering landscapes for July through September. These times are especially important for bees as they are the low seasons for nectar and pollen availability. The sites will also provide ecological services for the hundreds of native bees and other pollinators that are declining through loss of meadow habitat in the region.

Sustainability and Management:  The site will be planted with perennial plants that need little or no maintenance.  The meadow sites will be supplemented with additional plantings from Chesapeake Natives stock to fill in the gaps as the landscape fabric deteriorated over time. The raised beds will be continually replenished by CNI volunteers with flowering plants throughout the year. The honey bees will be managed by the local bee keeper, who will continually monitor the condition of the hives, capture any bee swarms to create new colonies, and harvest honey.

Be sure to stay after for our “Be Happy” hour to finish up a wonderful service day networking and solidifying the contacts you’ve made for YOUR future success!