We would have loved to have been on site, but here are the next best 2020 Oyster Festival Options


Opening Opportunity – WE ARE ROTARY: Please consider supporting our Our Gift and Give Auction. The auction Website will open for sponsors, donors and auction item donations on Oct 15. All donations and items sold are fully tax deductible. There will also be items for immediate sale during that period. The full online Auction will run from 28 November through 6 December. Your participation helps us offset our philanthropic cutbacks resulting from necessary COVID-19 cancellations.


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.


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.



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 




Gift and Give Auction

Nov 28 – Dec 6 Online – Now open for donations

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

Oct 17-18, 2020 (Went to virtual events to avoid crowding in 2020)

Running of the Balls

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

2020 Golf Tournament

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

Rotary-4-Vets 5-10K Trot

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

Christmas in April 

April 25, 2020 (Converted to small projects over time due to COVID-19)

Youth Conference

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

Book Packaging Event at fairgrounds 

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

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


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

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Donate via: https://rotarylp.org/donate/

3 months ago

Opening Opportunity - WE ARE ROTARY: With the pandemic-driven cancellation of the Leonardtown Beach Party, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park will not be able to stage the annual Running of the Balls in 2020. Rather, the Club is considering more pandemic suitable opportunities to raise funds to continue its many community activities in 2020 and 2021. We are grateful for your ongoing support.

3 months ago

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 ... See more

3 months ago

Opening Opportunity - WE ARE ROTARY: The Rotary Club of Lexington Park has two Treasurers, both accomplished accountants. Diedra Guy (left) is the Club's Treasurer, while Mary Ann Murray (right) is the Treasurer of the Lexington Park Rotary Foundation. The foundation serves as the banker for the Club's charitable outreach activities.

3 months ago

Opening Opportunities- I AM ROTARY: When not helping to sell beer at the Oyster Festival., Past President of the Lexington Rotary Club, Larry Branthoover, is engaged with technology. When not at work, he has been instrumental in mentoring youth through the robotics-based Growing STEMS program.

3 months ago

Opening Opportunities - I AM ROTARY: Having masterfully led the successful Rotary Running of the Balls event at the Leonardtown Beach Party in 2019, Rose Frederick steps up to Fundraising Director of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park.

3 months ago

Opening Opportunities WE ARE ROTARY!

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