Club

Delmarva Train People

410-739-5138

5422 Halltown Road, Hartly, MD 19953

To share the enjoyment of model railroading in an informal, enjoyable environment. It is a teaching and learning club, focused on sharing how-to’s which members can then apply to their own hobby activities.

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Service

Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the North County Branch of the Caroline County Public Library at 101 Cedar Lane, Greensboro, MD 21639. There is a different presenter each month that covers some area in which he or she has expertise. The club members decide on the agenda for the next month.

Eligibility

Membership is open to people of all ages interested in trains.

Fees

No fees

Delmarva Stargazers

302-736-9842

The Stargazers were formed in 1993 for the purposes of viewing the heavens and promoting a general interest in astronomy.

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Service

We meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Smyrna, Delaware on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM. We meet September to June during the year, July, August we hold no meetings but are still active. The normal meeting format includes discussion of club activities, observing high lights, constellation and deep sky object of the month, an advertised presentation and possible guest speakers. We welcome the public to our meetings and are open to suggestions for topics and guest speakers. Observing is (usually) scheduled for the Friday and Saturday nearest the New Moon to maximize the observing hours during complete darkness. During the summer months when the park is open the observing site will be at the baseball field in the camping area at Tuckahoe State Park. In the winter we observe at the Equestrian center. Observing at Tuckahoe is limited to members of the Delmarva Stargazers only. The Delmarva Stargazers are also dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in our area through educational outreach. Club members often do presentations at local libraries, schools, and scouting organizations, among others. The club publishes a monthly newsletter, The Star Gazer News, seven days before the club meeting.

Eligibility

Anyone with an interest in any aspect of astronomy is welcome to join. To join, print and mail the membership form posted on the website.

Fees

$15/year

Areas Served

Delmarva Peninsula

Community Club of Preston

P.O. Box 4, Preston, MD 21655

To help the community of Preston through volunteer work.

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Service

The Community Club of Preston was founded in 1923, and continues to be active as it nears its 100th anniversary. The Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through June, at 12 noon at the Community/Lions’ Club building, 114 Williamson Street, Preston, with some exceptions. Funds are raised by the Club through such activities as a Fashion Show/Luncheon and Christmas House Tour. Proceeds from their fundraisers go back in to the community via support of such groups and projects as the Preston Fire Department, Imagination Library for Caroline County, Partners In Care, CASA of Caroline County, local high school culinary departments, Power Purse ER Victims Project, Preston Elementary School, Colonel Richardson Middle School, and Colonel Richardson High School. The Club has purchased Christmas gifts for needy families, conducted a coat drive, and offers scholarships to graduating Colonel Richardson High School Seniors. The Club also installed and maintains the Little Free Library (#37123) at the James T. Wright Memorial Park in Preston. The Club is always looking for new projects to support, as well as for new members to help us accomplish our goal of supporting our local community. For more information regarding possible assistance, or if you are interested in joining the Club, call 410-310-5454.

Fees

$25/year membership fee

Choptank Ruritan Club

443-786-2201

P.O. Box 75, Denton, MD 21629

To create a better understanding between people and make their area a better place to live and work.

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Service

Supports local hospice foundation and United Concerned Christians through monetary donations. Gives 2 $1,000 scholarships a year to local high school students. Serves funnel cakes at the Summerfest . All proceeds from events goes back to support various local organizations in the county.

Eligibility

Must be invited to join and sponsored by a member.

Fees

$175 per year per member

Choptank River Heritage

CRH documents historic places, people, and events in the Choptank River watershed, with a focus on Caroline County. We share stories of Choptank River heritage sites through blogs and other social media publications. Geographic research about places, placenames, and natural and man-made features forms the basis of our storytelling. We help neighbors and visitors Stand in the Place.

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Service

We engage residents and visitors in the care and preservation of the Choptank River by identifying, documenting, mapping, and publishing information about historic sites and other cultural resources.

Federalsburg Lions Club

410-310-7768

PO Box 403, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.Meetings are 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm at Lions Hall located on Kinder Street in Chambers Park, Federalsburg.

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Eligibility

Must be recommended by a current member.

Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc.

443-434-3114

P.O. Box 84, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of the people, places, and events of the Town of Federalsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Working in conjunction with the Caroline County Historical Society, Inc., we promote and celebrate our unique heritage through historical research, education, and events.Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7pm at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum 100 Covey and Williams Alley

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Service

To collect and disseminate information about the history of Federalsburg. Personal artifacts of Federalsburg residents are on display in storefront windows in Federalsburg. There is youth outreach that includes a hobby fair. Organizes a yearly heritage day called Return to Historic Federalsburg. Volunteers accepted to do historical research on people, places, events, industry, etc. of Federalsburg. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Federalsburg Senior Center (Morris Ave. entrance). The museum is called the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum.

Hours of Operation

Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 2:00

Fees

Membership dues are $25 per household which includes a newsletter.

Area

Federalsburg

Easton Amateur Radio Society

P.O. Box 311, Easton, MD 21601

The Easton Amateur Radio Society (E.A.R.S.) was founded in January of 1965 to enable local amateur radio operators from Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, and Queen Annes Counties to share their varied interests in ham radio.

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Service

Club Call : K3EMD: Our Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM at the Talbot EOC/911 Center at 605 Port Street, Easton, Maryland 21601. Some of our members gather at the Olive Garden at 5:00 p.m. for dinner and fellowship prior to the meeting. Guests are always welcome.The Club provides a forum for amateur radio operators to share their knowledge and understanding of radio operations, to train future operators, to foster good will through community service and emergency communications, and to develop a fellowship for people with similar interests. As in most amateur radio clubs our members range from novice to extra and from youth to geezer! The members interests run throughout the spectrum in most every mode including DX, R.A.C.E.S., Satellite, EME, HF, VHF, UHF and Marine Mobile. We provide amateur radio communication service for the Triathlons that are held in the Cambridge, MD area.

Eligibility

E.A.R.S. is an active, open and growing club. Guests from beyond the mid-shore area, including those from the western shore of Maryland and Delaware are welcome to attend club meetings, social functions, community oriented events, and to become full members.

Fees

$30/year membership fee Amateur Radio License Training Course is FREE

Areas Served

Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, and Queen Annes Counties

Ages Served

All

Ducks Unlimited

(814) 617-0174

Conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

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Service

Hosts events throughout the year to raise money for habitat conservation and restoration, including dinners, auctions, and barbeques. Meetings are monthly, contact the chairman for details.

Fees

Member benefits for one year are $35.

Greensboro Lions Club

PO Box 429, Greensboro, MD 21639

Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

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Service

The Lions Club sponsors a Vision Program that helps to pay for eye screening and glasses for needy people in Greensboro. Call or write for an application. Also sponsors a little league team, a soccer team, organizes the Little Miss Greensboro contest, sporting clay tournaments, an Easter egg hunt and games for families on the 4th of July at Bilbrough Park in Greensboro. The Club has two planned chicken barbecues every year, plus other events and they donate money to Lions Vision research and other charities. We are proud to serve the community by providing eye exams and glasses to those in need. We also provide a Ball Park which has a Softball field, Little League Field, Horse Shoe Pits and a Pavilion for the use of the community.

Eligibility

Must be sponsored by a member in order to join.

Hours of Operation

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 PM at Wheatley Hall on Sunset & Academy Streets in Greensboro.

Fees

Dues for members are $260 a year, which include local and national dues.