Shucking and Cooking – Virtual on Oct 17 – Mark your Calendars!

 

The Rotary Club of Lexington Park is planning an online auction in late 2020. Soon, we will be seeking donated items to sell or auction. Might you consider donating a tax deductible item to our forthcoming Auction. Donation details will follow in mid October.

 

Preserving the Tradition

For 54 years, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park has sponsored the popular National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County. As a caring organization, the Club has an abundance of concern for the well-being of Festival goers and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, the Club reluctantly concluded that the Oyster Festival cannot and should not be held as a major community event in 2020. 

Rather, than hosting large public gatherings on October 17 and 18 this year, the Club will host small, controlled localized events. These events will serve to preserve the U.S. Oyster Cookoff and the U.S. Oyster Shucking Contest. The intent is to continue to honor these long-held traditions. In the best case, If local restrictions on gatherings are safely relaxed, these events will be planned to scale-up as much as is practical. 

Otherwise, current planning calls for live streaming or pre-recording these events. This will perhaps involve a wider scope of national cookers and shuckers to create a national virtual celebration of the Oyster in October 2020. 

As these plans mature in the coming months, announcements will be posted to https://usoysterfest.com and the Oyster Festival Facebook page. 

As is the case for many an event this year, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park is saddened by the loss of your contributions to the many participating charitable organizations. King Oyster assures us all, however, that the U.S. Oyster Festival will fully be back and better than ever in October 2021!

Opening Opportunity – WE ARE ROTARY: The Rotary Club of Lexington Park was one of two Rotary District 7620 Clubs to sweep three Gold Awards in the recent 2019-2020 Virtual District Conference. The Club was also recognized for excellence in giving to the Rotary International Foundation and being among the 9 clubs to agree to sponsor Youth Conference.

 

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Connecting the World – I AM ROTARY: Congratulations to Trish Powell, who became the 2020-2021 President of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park on July 1, 2019.

Be the Inspiration – WE ARE ROTARY – Learn more about Feed St. Mary’s 

WE MEET FOR LUNCH ON MONDAYS AT THE
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 MAJOR UPCOMING EVENTS


2020

Book Packaging Event at fairgrounds 

March 29, 2019 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Christmas in April 

April 25, 2020 (Converted to small projects over time)

Youth Conference

April 25, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Rotary-4-Vets 5-10K Trot

May 23, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Running of the Balls

August 8, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

2020 Golf Tournament

Sept 3, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

54th Annual U.S. National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County

Oct 17-18, 2020 (Going to alternative approaches to avoid crowding in 2020)


Interfaith Health Alliance – Youth Mentoring

An Ongoing Initiative


Welcome to Our Rotary Club!
meets virtually via Zoom every other week

(see the Meetings and Events listing to the right for details)

Or make up at: http://www.rotaryeclubone.org

Board of Directors 2020-2021:

PO Box 202, Lexington Park 20653

Officers   Directors
President: Trish Powell Club Administration: Sandra Galen
President Elect: Dr. Ben Latigo Vocational: Wanda Smith
Vice President: Tari Moore Charity: Julie Randall
Secretary: Bill Moody Foundation George Hurlburt
Treasurer: Diedra Guy Fundraising: Rose Frederick
Past President &
Queen Oyster:
Dr. Regina Faden Membership: Mike Guy

Videos

When You Start with Rotary from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Connecting the World – WE ARE ROTARY: The fourth object of Rotary is “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service”. The Rotary Club of Lexington Park celebrates this by participating in Rotary’s 4 Way Test Speech Contest, where local high school students compete in oratorial skills illustrating Roary’s 4 Way Test.

Recent Facebook Posts for the Rotary Club of Lexington Park

4 days ago

Opening Opportunity - WE ARE ROTARY!

6 days ago

Opening Opportunity - WE ARE ROTARY: Dr. Regina Faden passed the Presidency of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park to Tricia Powell in a virtual "Charter Night" ceremony on Sept 24. District Governor Jimmie Gorski participated in the event. Dr Faden was also coronated as Queen Oyster by outgoing King Oyster, Mike DeManss. In her parting remarks, Dr. Faden conferred some fittings awards on members who contributed during her year.

1 week ago

Opening Opportunities - WE ARE ROTARY: The Rotary Club of Lexington Park is planning an online auction in late 2020. Soon, we will be seeking donated items to sell or auction. Might you consider donating a tax deductible item to our forthcoming Auction? Donation details will follow in mid October.

2 weeks ago

Opening Opportunity - WE ARE ROTARY: Rotary Club of Lexington Park members are proud to donate their spare change regularly to the CART program to help fight Alzheimer's disease.

3 weeks ago

More to follow.

1 month ago
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Opening Opportunities - WE ARE ROTARY: September is Basic Education and Litracy month for Rotary International. As it has done in years past, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park plans to provide dictionaries to each third grader in 15 nearby schools. This year, maintaining this Rotary District 7620 tradition presents an interesting physical distribution challenge.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Opening Opportunities - WE ARE ROTARY: St. Mary's County Commissioner President Randy Guy educated the Rotary Club of Lexington Park on the value of the Census to local Government. In the virtual meeting, Mr. Guy noted that Census data often drives Federal funds to counties. An incomplete census count serves to shortchange communities.

1 month ago

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