Volunteer of the Week- Mary Ruth Meredith

Q: Which organizations do you volunteer for?
A: I work with Character Counts! and was one of the original coaches with the program, dating back to 1998. I am also a co-chair of the Character Counts! Advisory Council. [In this role] I work on monthly proclamations. I also volunteer as treasurer with the 4-H All-Stars (she was a prior 4-H member), the Centreville Rotary Club, and Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Centreville.

Q: What do you find particularly rewarding about volunteering?
A: I enjoy working with children, and I also find satisfaction in helping other members of my community. I also remember seeing the children that I worked with in the past with Character Counts! and they often say to others around them, “That’s my Character Counts! coach!”

Q: How many years have you been volunteering?
A: About 10-13 years, but I more recently joined the Rotary Club.

Character Counts!
CC! is a county wide effort to advance character education by teaching the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. For information, contact Jackie Carter at 410-758-6677 or jcarter@qac.org.

Queen Anne’s County 4-H Club
The QAC 4-H club mis the youth education arm of the University of Maryland Extension, and its programs include various clubs and project-driven workshops in the areas of personal development, leadership and many more. For information, contact Christine Johnston at 410-758-0166 or cjohnstn@umd.edu.

Centreville Rotary Club
The Centreville Rotary Club gathers weekly to plan and undertake projects to help those in our community in need. To learn more, contact President Mike Olson at 410-758-1796 or molson401@comcast.net.