Rotary Club of Lexington Park

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The Rotary Club of Lexington Park (Club # 5892) is a member of Rotary District 7620 in Zone 33 of Rotary International. The Rotary motto"Service Above Self", nicely sums up our purpose, both in our community and around the world.


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Created by Rotary Club of Lexington Park Jun 8, 2013 at 11:42am. Last updated by Rotary Club of Lexington Park Oct 1, 2013.


Join us for the United States Oyster Festival on October 15 and 16, 2016 at the St . Mary's County Fairgrounds. Your support permits the charitable efforts of many St. Mary's County organizations.


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Member spotlight: The power of the press

When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...

Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman

Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...

Convention: Southern hospitality

The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...

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Rotary 4 Vets Tri-County Trot 5k/10k
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Our Lady Star of the Sea  14400 Solomon's Island Road Solomons, MD  20788
Register for the 5k Run/Walk or the10K Run - Individual Age group or open
St. Mary's Superintendent of Schools, Scott Smith, the Principal of St. Mary's Ryken High School, Rick Wood, the Rotary Club of Leonardtown, and the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, honored St. Mary's leading educators at the 2016 annual St. Mary's County Teacher of the Year event. (See Blog Below for a listing of the recipients).
ROTARY CLUB OF LEXINGTON PARK recognized for excellence by District 7620 and Rotary International 



Oyster Festival at theSt. Mary's Co. Fair Grounds Oct 12-13, 2015


Welcome to Our Rotary Club!
PO Box 202, Lexington Park 20653
meets at noon on non-holiday Mondays at


Elks Lodge #2092 45779 Fire Department Lane, California, MD 20619

From the North- take route 235 South. Turn right on Chancellors Run Road (By Sheetz Gas Station) then left on Fire Department Lane.


Nearby Rotary meetings where a makeup may be achieved are:

Club Time and day Location
Charlotte Hall 7:30 A.M., Tuesday St. Mary's Landings
Leonardtown 7:30 A.M., Thursday St. Mary's Hospital Cafeteria
Northern Calvert 7:30 AM, Thursday Smokey Joe's, Chesapeake beach
Prince Frederick 6:30 P.M., Monday Stoney’s Restaurant, Pr. Frederick
La Plata 7:30 A.M., Wednesday, Outback Restaurant, Rt 6 and 301
Walforf Noon, Tuesday Westlake Public Library, Waldorf

Or Make up on line at:

Board of directors 2016-2017:

Officers Directors
President: Elise Weston Club Administration: Judy Switick
President Elect: Linda Lymas Vocational: Frank Taylor
Vice President: Mike DeManss Charity: Curtis Brown
Secretary: Connie Stoker Foundation Bill Moody
Treasurer: Juan Gonzales Fundraising: Ray Bednarcek
Past President:

Bob Merritts

Membership: Mike Guy



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2016 St. Mary's County Teacher of the Year Award Recipients

Front row (left to right)

            White Marsh Elementary School – National Blue Ribbon School, Chreyl Long, Principal

            Allison Sayers, Fairlead Academy – St. Mary's Public Schools Teacher of the Year

            Gloria Dempsey, St. Mary's Ryken High…


Posted by Rotary Club of Lexington Park on November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Rotary Club of Lexington Park's winning "Elevator Speech"

The winning entry was submitted by Rotarian Trish Parkinson.

"Do you want to have fun and make new friends while helping to make the world a better place at the same time?  Come to my Rotary Club meeting in Lexington Park where you will meet many special people who work together to…


Posted by Rotary Club of Lexington Park on November 30, 2016 at 4:49pm

Governor's Citation

The Rotary Club of Lexington Park is the subject of an October 2016 Citation from the State of Maryland, presented by Governor Larry Hogan upon achievement of the 50th annual Oyster Festival In St. Mary's…


Posted by Rotary Club of Lexington Park on November 20, 2016 at 6:58pm

2016-2017 Club Officers

SERVICE ABOVE SELF: The 2016-2017 Rotary Club of Lexington Park Board of Directors was installed by District Governor Elect Dr. Anna-Mae Kobbe on June 16, 2016…


Posted by Rotary Club of Lexington Park on October 16, 2016 at 8:45pm




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