Rotarians sponsor letter campaign to veterans

The Rotary Club of St. Michaels presented a check to the St. Michaels Community Center on Sept. 22. From left are Rotarians Carol Armstrong, Bernie Grove, Trish Payne of St. Michaels Community Center, Amanda David, Tom Roesel, Mike Friedberg and Steve Friedberg.

ST. MICHAELS — The Rotary Club of St. Michaels participated in Maryland’s Day to Serve campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 7, by writing thank you cards to the residents of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.

Gov. Larry Hogan designated Sept. 11 to Oct. 10 as Day to Serve month. The Rotary Club of St. Michaels accepted this challenge, since the Rotarian motto is “Service above Self.”

Writing cards from home permits club members to participate in a project without assuming virus risks. The club sees this “Gratitude-for-Heroes” card writing event as an opportunity to connect with veterans to say “thank you.”

Extra cards are available to the public for a $30 donation to the club. An address where five cards should be sent, and a check made out to the Rotary Club of St. Michaels, can be mailed to RCSM, P.O. Box 394, St. Michaels MD 21663.

Five cards and five envelopes as reciprocal gifts will be mailed to the address the donor designates. If donations arrive by Oct. 21, delivery is guaranteed by Veterans Day.

Similarly raised funds permitted the club to donate $700 to the St. Michaels Community Center to help defray unexpected COVID-related costs related to serving meals. Future donations will continue to serve the St. Michaels and Bay Hundred community.

The club is currently holding Wednesday morning Zoom meetings with guest speakers. Prospective members are invited to contact the club at the address above.

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