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“Flags for Heroes” Committee Gearing Up for Memorial Day Weekend

FFH-Committee-2014“Flags for Heroes” Committee Gearing Up for Memorial Day Weekend

The Rotary Club of Easton’s “Flags for Heroes” committee is gearing up for the Club’s third annual event to be held over Memorial Day Weekend.  This event serves as a fundraiser for Easton Rotary’s Youth and Community Fund as well as for various veteran and hero-related organizations within the local community.

The “Flags for Heroes” event provides members of the local community with an opportunity to honor their personal heroes including family members, friends, veterans, active members of the armed forces, teachers, firefighters, police officers or any other individuals who have made a positive impact on their lives. American flags, which stand at 8’ tall, are still available for $50.00 each in honor or in memory of personal heroes.  Over Memorial Day weekend all sponsored flags will be displayed at multiple locations in the Easton area including the Talbot County Community Center, Idlewild Park and the Talbot County Court House. The deadline for flag sponsorships is May 16th.

Additional information about “Flags for Heroes” or flag sponsorship can be obtained online by visiting www.eastonrotary.org, by phone at 410-310-5664 or by e-mail at wachter0823@gmail.com.

Photo: Pictured are “Flags for Heroes” committee members (from left to right) Geoff Oxnam, also representing Easton Utilities, a partner of the event; Patti Tibbitt, also representing First Media Radio (WCEI/WINX), a partner of the event; David Fike, also representing the Star Democrat, a partner of the event; Stacie Monz, general manager, First Media Radio;  Mary Wheeler; George Corey; Connie Loveland; Albert Pritchett, president, Rotary Club of Easton; Jackie Wilson; and Lisa Wachter.  

Rotary Club of Easton “Flags for Heroes” a Success, Nets More Than $23,000

Group Shot 1 (400 x 233)The Rotary Club of Easton recently held its second annual “Flags for Heroes.” This event serves as a fundraiser for Easton Rotary’s Youth and Community Fund as well as for various veteran and hero-related organizations within the local community.

The “Flags for Heroes” event once again provided members of the local community with an opportunity to honor their personal heroes including family members, friends, veterans, active members of the armed forces, teachers, firefighters, police officers and other individuals who have made a positive impact on their lives.

During the event, 503 American flags, sponsored by community members and local businesses, were displayed at multiple locations in the Easton area including The Talbot County Community Center, Idlewild Park and the Talbot County Court House. Local community partners for the event included Easton Utilities; First Media Radio, LLC, 96.7 WCEI/94.3 WINX; and Chesapeake Publishing.

Last year, monies raised by The Rotary Club of Easton from this event were donated to seven organizations, many of which provide services to veterans. Those organizations who received funds from the Club were Talbot Hospice, who received specific funding for veterans, who comprise 20% of the patients spending their last days at Talbot Hospice House and half of whom are in the low to no income category; Marine Moms – Bethesda, a locally based organization who provides homemade lunches for the patients and their families at the Walter Reed/Bethesda Hospital at least once per month; Talbot County Mental Health Association, who received funding for their Veterans Fund which assists Eastern Shore veterans in need; Evergreen Cove, who provides classes in yoga and relaxation to veterans with combat stress anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; the Talbot County Paramedic Foundation, who received funding toward the purchase of Life Pak “15” Monitor defibrillators, which are the most current technology in cardiac monitoring and life saving capability; the Easton Police Department; and the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.

This year, the proceeds from “Flags for Heroes,” which netted nearly $23,500, will be distributed in September.

Founded and chartered in 1921, The Rotary Club of Easton is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members in greater than 200 countries volunteer their time and talents to promote the motto of “Service Above Self”.

In photo: Volunteers, including Easton Rotarians and local members of our armed forces, assisted with the display of 503 American flags throughout Easton for the Rotary Club of Easton’s second annual “Flags for Heroes” event.

Easton Rotarians Making Preparations for “Flags for Heroes”

Flags for Heroes (400 x 358)Members of the Rotary Club of Easton are making preparations for its second annual “Flags for Heroes” to be held over Memorial Day Weekend. This event serves as a fundraiser for Easton Rotary’s Youth and Community Fund as well as for various veteran and hero-related organizations within the local community. Sponsorships of American flags are still available for $50.00 each and can be made in honor or in memory of personal heroes. Flags will be displayed over Memorial Day weekend at multiple locations in the Easton area including The Talbot County Community Center, Idlewild Park and the Talbot County Court House.

Additional information about “Flags for Heroes” or flag sponsorship can be obtained online by visiting www.eastonrotary.org, by phone at 410-310-5664 or by e-mail at wachter0823@gmail.com.

In photo: Rotarian Lisa Wachter assists in the assembly of American flags to be displayed throughout Easton over Memorial Day weekend for the Rotary Club of Easton’s “Flags for Heroes” event.

Rotary Club of Easton “Flags for Heroes” Sponsorships in Full Swing

Committee1 (400 x 300)The Rotary Club of Easton will be holding its second annual “Flags for Heroes” over Memorial Day Weekend. This event serves as a fundraiser for Easton Rotary’s Youth and Community Fund as well as for various veteran and hero-related organizations within the local community.

The “Flags for Heroes” event provides members of the local community with an opportunity to honor their personal heroes including family members, friends, veterans, active members of the armed forces, teachers, firefighters, police officers or any other individuals who have made a positive impact on their lives.

American flags, which stand at 8’ tall, can be sponsored for $50.00 each in honor or in memory of personal heroes and over Memorial Day weekend will be displayed at multiple locations in the Easton area including The Talbot County Community Center, Idlewild Park and the Talbot County Court House. The deadline for flag sponsorships is May 10th.

Founded and chartered in 1921, The Rotary Club of Easton is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members in greater than 200 countries volunteer their time and talents to promote the motto of “Service Above Self”.

Additional information about “Flags for Heroes” or flag sponsorship can be obtained online by visiting www.eastonrotary.org, by phone at 410-310-5664 or by e-mail at wachter0823@gmail.com.

In photo: Gearing up for this year’s “Flags for Heroes” event are Committee members (from left to right) Geoff Oxnam, also representing Easton Utilities, one the Club’s community partners for the event; John Flohr; Jackie Wilson; Lisa Wachter; Mary Wheeler and Steve Shearer.

 

Rotary Club of Easton to Hold Second Annual “Flags for Heroes”

FFH 2012 3 (400 x 267)The Rotary Club of Easton is pleased to announce that the Town of Easton will once again be decked out in red, white and blue over Memorial Day weekend as the Club will be holding its second annual “Flags for Heroes”. This event serves as a fundraiser for Easton Rotary’s Youth and Community Fund as well as for various veteran and hero-related organizations within the local community.

The “Flags for Heroes” event provides members of the local community with an opportunity to honor their personal heroes including family members, friends, veterans, active members of the armed forces, teachers, firefighters, police officers or any other individuals who have made a positive impact on their lives. American flags can be sponsored in honor or in memory of personal heroes and over Memorial Day weekend will be displayed at multiple locations in the Easton area.

Founded and chartered in 1921, The Rotary Club of Easton is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members in greater than 200 countries volunteer their time and talents to promote the motto of “Service Above Self”.

Additional information about “Flags for Heroes” can be obtained online by visiting www.eastonrotary.org, by phone at 410-310-5664 or by e-mail at wachter0823@gmail.com.

In photo: 2012 “Flags for Heroes” event.

Rotary Club of Easton Presents Donations to Community Organizations

The Rotary Club of Easton recently presented donations totaling $13,000 from their Youth and Community Fund to community organizations. The funds were from the club’s first annual “Flags for Heroes” project in May, 2012.

The “Flags for Heroes” project provides community members an opportunity to honor their personal heroes, including family members, friends, veterans, active members of the armed forces, police officers and firefighters, by sponsoring an American flag in their honor or memory. Sponsored flags were seen throughout the Town of Easton during this past Memorial Day weekend.

Donations were made to seven organizations, many of which provide services to veterans. Those organizations who received funds from the Rotary Club of Easton were Talbot Hospice, who received specific funding for veterans, who comprise 20% of the patients spending their last days at Talbot Hospice House and half of whom are in the low to no income category; Marine Moms – Bethesda, a locally based organization who provides homemade lunches for the patients and their families at the Walter Reed/Bethesda Hospital at least once per month; Talbot County Mental Health Association, who received funding for their Veterans Fund which assists Eastern Shore veterans in need; Evergreen Cove, who provides classes in yoga and relaxation to veterans with combat stress anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; the Talbot County Paramedic Foundation, who received funding toward the purchase of Life Pak “15” Monitor defibrillators, which are the most current technology in cardiac monitoring and life saving capability; the Easton Police Department; and the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of Easton, visit www.eastonrotary.org or Rotary International at www.rotary.org.

 

In photo,  top left: Members of the Rotary Club of Easton’s “Flags for Heroes” Committee include (front row, from left to right) Lauren Dianich; Jackie Wilson, Rotary Club of Easton Immediate Past President; John Flohr; Lisa Wachter; Steve Shearer; (back row) Barc Upchurch; Bruce Armistead; George Corey; and Ron Flohr.

In photo, above: Recipients of donations from the Rotary Club of Easton’s Youth and Community Fund include (front row, from left to right) Katie Cox, Molly Kirsch, RN and Julie Crocker, Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc.; Barry Slaughter, President, Easton Volunteer Fire Department; Lt. Gregory Wright, Easton Police Department; Jane LeCompte, Marine Moms – Bethesda; (back row) Naomi Hyman, Evergreen Cove; Jackie Davis and Mike Bargiband, Talbot County Mental Health Association; and Wayne Dyott, Talbot County Paramedic Foundation.

In photo, bottom left: The Rotary Club of Easton recognized community partners who helped to make the first annual “Flags for Heroes” project a successful event including (from left to right) Jackie Wilson, “Flags for Heroes” committee member/Rotary Club of Easton Immediate Past President; Bruce Armistead, committee member; Matt Spence, Operations Manager, First Media Radio, LLC; Stacie Monz, General Manager, First Media Radio, LLC; Geoff Oxnam, Vice President of Operations, Easton Utilities; Lisa Wachter, committee member; David Fike, Regional Vice President/Publisher, ACM Chesapeake; Mayor Robert C. Willey, Town of Easton; and John Flohr, committee member.