Club

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.

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

1-800-341-4007

410-742-9506

East Park Professional Center, 1346 Belmont Avenue, Suite 601, Salisbury, MD 21804

Girl Scouts is the leading expert on, and advocate for, girls’ issues. We have a history of providing the best leadership experience available for girls, in a girl only environment. Girls have an opportunity to build their leadership skills through hands-on activities. Our programs focus on STEM, Financial Literacy, Anti-bullying, and Outdoor Experiences.

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Service

Girl Scouts serves girls throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interest of participating girls. It provides girls with a wide variety of leadership opportunities. The program encourages increased skill-building and responsibility, and also promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Areas Served

The Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, along with the entire state of Delaware.

Ages Served

Girls ages 5 to 17.

Friends of the Caroline County Public Library

410-479-1343

P.O. Box 363, Denton, MD 21629

The purpose of the Friends of the Library group is to provide a support system to the library. The board is comprised of citizens sharing an interest in both promoting and expanding the library’s impact on the community.

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Service

Promotes the library and its services at community events and activities, and organizes fund raising projects to benefit the library.

Eligibility

Anyone may join.

Fees

Membership dues will be used to support the Friends of the Library, and are tax deductible: $20 for basic membership

Areas Served

Caroline County

Marydel Lions Club

302-492-0454

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

Buys eyeglasses for needy children. Sponsors little league team and provides holiday food baskets for needy families. Holds various fundraisers, including chicken BBQ’s and selling funnel cakes at community events. Supports national and international work of the Lions Club, such as the Lions Eye Bank and leader-dog training program. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM from Sept.-June at the Marydel Community Hall on Main St. in Marydel. Meeting room available for public use. Seats 100; chairs and long folding tables available. Kitchen facility available. Can be used for meetings, receptions, and banquets. Adequate parking in front of building and on street. Handicapped-accessible. For fees and to reserve, call Patty Boggs at 410-438-3307.

Eligibility

An organization of business and community leaders; contact a member for information on joining.

Fees

$160/year membership fee (includes monthly dinners)

League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore

443-646-3338

P.O. Box 1724, Easton, MD 21601

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization of men and women, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities world-wide.

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Service

The League of Women voters promotes political responsibility and active participation in the affairs of government. The League observes, monitors, studies, discusses, educates, lobbies and testifies on issues of local, state and national import. The League also provides voter registration services for special groups. We are available to conduct candidate forums in municipalities, if requested. During the November election time period, they put out Voter Guides in the local newspapers, libraries, and schools in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.

Eligibility

Membership is open to residents of Talbot, Caroline, & Dorchester Counties aged 18 and older who are U.S. citizens. Simply fill out the membership form that is available on the website and mail it in with the appropriate fees.

Fees

See webpage for current fees. The fees cover membership in the local, state, and national organizations.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties

Preston Historical Society

410-924-9080

P. O. Box 661, Preston, MD 21655

Preston Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 community based organization dedicated to preserving and displaying to the public the history of the people, places and events of the area known as Preston (originally known as Snow Hill) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Society’s goal is to promote our great heritage though historical research, education and events.

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Service

Current officers are Linda Fletcher, President; Larry Millburn, Vice President; Gail Karge, Secretary; and Tammy Coulbourne, Publicity Chair; Sam Fairbank, Director, and heads Building and Grounds Maintenance.

Fees

Membership dues are $25.00 a year or $500.00 for a lifetime membership.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of Caroline County

410-829-1648

P.O. Box 280, Ridgely, MD 21660

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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Service

Steps in and seeks to rectify any situation in the county in which a person’s civil or human rights are being infringed upon. Also builds community through events such as picnics, Martin Luther King Birthday Observance, and various educational programs. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm at Choptank Electric in Denton.

Eligibility

Membership is open to anyone believing in the basic tenets of the NAACP.

Fees

Youth memberships start at $15.00 annually. Adult memberships are $30.00.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland

USGS of MD, PO Box 275, Easton, MD 21601

Founded in 1973, the USGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers and covers Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.The Upper Shore Genealogical Society goal to discover, collect and disseminate data and records significant to history and family research, much of which reveals links between community and the land, as well as the education of its members and others in the techniques of genealogical research.

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Service

Our goal is to: Encourage all of those interested in researching their ancestral heritage and promote fellowship and cooperation. Educate members and the public on genealogical information from the Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot through meetings, seminars, workshops, and publications. Provide a forum for sharing knowledge that individual members have acquired in their own research. Collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical, biographical, and historical knowledge and information.General meetings are held at the USGS Research Center at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the months of January, March, May, September and November. A speaker or presentation will follow and will be noted on the calendar on our website.The USGS Research Center is open to the public on most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are closed federal holiday weekends and for inclement weather.For information about our upcoming events or to verify when the Research Center is open, please visit our website. For hours by appointment, please contact Jean Kelly at 410-482-8072.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot

Ridgely Historical Society

410-991-8225

P.O. Box 155, Ridgely, MD 21660

To record and preserve the history of Ridgely.

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Service

The Ridgely Historical Society was formed by Janice White the end of 2005 at a request from the Town Manager. The idea to form an historical society was an offshoot of an attempt by the Town to create an historical district. While this didn’t happen, the Ridgely Historical Society became a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society in March of 2006. Donations made to Ridgely Historical Society, are tax deductible.

Fees

$35 per year for individuals, $50 per year for a family. Membership with the Ridgely Historical Society also includes membership with the Caroline County Historical Society.

Areas Served

Ridgely and Caroline County

Caroline Optimist Club

443-889-4023

We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm. Meetings usually held at Pizza Empire on Market Street in Denton. Everyone who wants to help the youth of Caroline County are welcome to attend our meeting to see what you can do to help!!!

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