North Oaks Hosts Delegates

North Oaks Residents and Del. Hettleman
Marty Waxman, Delegate Hettleman, Chuck Donen, North Oaks

The North Oaks Chapter hosts Delegate Shelly Hettleman and Dana Stein on May 8, 2019, for a legislative update.

Charlestown Hosts District 12 Legislators

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District 12 Legislators, Senator Clarance Lane, Delegates Eric Ebersole, Terri Hill, and Jessica Feldmark.

The Charlestown Chapter co-sponsored the yearly legislative update with the League of Women Voters and the Residents’ Council Legislative/Political Committee on April 30, 2019.

Broadmead Hosts Choir

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Community Concert Choir of Baltimore (photo and text by Bob Heaton)

Broadmead residents were stirred in late March 2019 by a dramatic concert presented by the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore. The group, founded by its director Marco Merrick in 2010, numbers 196 when fully assembled, with participants of all ages, differing cultural denominations, and from several states. In addition to Director Merrick, 32 singers, a pianist, and a cellist appeared.

Between an opening Invocation and closing Benediction, residents heard three spirituals, three anthems, two hymns, and two choral renditions from the Bible. As the Benediction was ending, participants mingled with the audience shaking hands and embracing. Emotional tears were observed on faces from both groups.

The evening was arranged by a personal friend of Director Merrick, June Gee, Chair of the Multicultural Committee, and Denise Love, Chair of the BRA Music Committee.

The Choir’s mission is to preserve the musical heritage of the African American Church, and to entertain and educate the public as to the beauty and value of that music.

Glen Meadow Hosting Director of Baltimore County DofA

MaCCRA-Glen Meadows will entertain Ms. Laura Riley, Director of Baltimore County Department of Aging, as speaker at our Semi-annual meeting on January 30 at 1:45 in our Great Hall.  She will give an overview and innovations of the current department.  Ms. Alma Smith, President of our state MaCCRA will also join us to meet and greet our chapter members.