Scholarship

VFW–Post Home #5246

410-754-5020

P.O. Box 127, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The VFW has been a voice for our nation’s veterans for more than a century and is the nation’s oldest major veteran’s organization. To America and the world, the letters “VFW” symbolize volunteerism and community service.

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Dinner every other Friday or Saturday at 5:00 (call to confirm). Public hall/meeting room available. Seats 250. Special features: air conditioning, podium, p/a system, kitchen and bar facility. Catering available through Ladies Auxiliary. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased through VFW. Ample parking around building. Handicapped-accessible. To reserve call post home. Awards two scholarships each year for graduating seniors that are going to attend Chesapeake College. Supports many local organizations through the proceeds of the slot machines.

Eligibility

Must have served overseas during an armed conflict or war. See website for full eligibility details.

American Legion Auxiliary Post #29

410-479-2708

PO Box 518, Denton, MD 21629

The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is: 1. To support the American Legion programs for veterans, children, and community. 2. To provide for today’s needs, while being advocates for a brighter future. 3. To advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship. 4. To promote individual integrity and family values. 5. To ensure that, as volunteers, we continue to be the leaders in all that is good in this nation today, tomorrow, and for generations to come, through serving others, not self.

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Provides support to children, youth, and veterans through a variety of programs. Gives book scholarships to three high school students each year. Supports local charitable organizations, including the American Legion. Sponsors local high school juniors to attend the Girls State conference each year. Provides catering for American Legion Post Home #29. New officers installed in August. Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 7PM.

Eligibility

Women who have direct personal connection with military service during time of war or conflict. This service is through a member of one’s own immediate family who served in the Armed Forces during war or conflict, or through one’s own service with the Armed Forces. See website for complete membership details.

Fees

Membership is $35

American Legion Post #29

410-479-2708

410-479-0105

PO Box 518, Denton, MD 21629

The American legion is an organization of 3 million veterans who care about America, veterans and their families, and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned–and were promised–by service in uniform to our nation. Since our charter in 1932, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families.

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A Veterans organization that donates money to legal organizations and charities that send requests. Fifty percent of our income from slot machines, and from other money-raising projects, is given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families, and to support financially worthy community programs and projects. The Legion also runs scholarship programs and sponsors a yearly oratorical contest for high school seniors. Regular events: Bingo every Tuesday at 7:30 PM, Shuffleboard every Friday night at 6:30. Post hall available as a rental for events or as a meeting room. We offer many options to include having our Legion Auxiliary prepare your dinners and assist with planning of your venue. Accommodates up to 250 people. Special features: podium, p/a system, and WiFi. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased through American Legion. Ample parking in front of building. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, please visit our website.

Caroline County Farm Bureau

302-725-7127

915 Sunday Drive, Denton, MD 21629

Private, non-profit membership organization. Farm Bureau’s purpose is to increase net farm income and improve the quality of life by providing a legislative voice, increasing public understanding, and promoting member involvement.

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Current programs for farmer members are our strong grassroots policy-making process and legislative action, the Young Farmers program, Farm Bureau Women, Miss Caroline County and scholarship programs, discussion groups, and commodity-advisory committees. Various group savings and discounts available to members. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the winter and 8 PM in the summer at the Caroline Co. Extension Office.

Fees

$60 per household per year

Denton Rotary Club

P.O.Box 293, Denton, MD 21629

Denton Rotary is an organization of professionals who are dedicated to serving their local community.Member of Rotary International and District 7630

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Service

Weekly Lunch meetings are held at the Chesapeake Culinary Arts Center, 513 Franklin Street in Denton Md. Lunch at 12 noon followed by brief business meeting and community speaker.Current officers include Patrick Allison, President, Brian Byrnes, Treasurer, Walt Palmer, Secretary.As a speaker, potential member or visitor to the Club, contact current president.https://www.facebook.com/dentonmdrotary

Denton Lions Club

P.O. Box 124, Denton, MD 21629

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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Donates money for those that need eyeglasses. Applications for assistance purchasing eyeglasses available at the Department of Social Services. Contributes money to seeing-eye dog school, Leader Dog, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Clinic, local schools, soccer teams, Girls and Boys State. Offer two $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of NCHS. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:29 PM at the Denton Club House on Butler Dr. and Maryland Ave.

Eligibility

Can be invited to join or may inquire about membership. Must be 18 years old.

Fees

$250 per year- includes meals

Community Club of Preston

P.O. Box 4, Preston, MD 21655

To help the community of Preston through volunteer work.

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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

Christ Episcopal Church

410-479-0419

107 Gay Street, P.O. Box 428, Denton, MD 21629

Traditional Episcopal worship service held in an historic gothic-style church on the Choptank River. Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 9:30 AM every Sunday. Adult Bible study at 8:15 AM Sunday. Coffee Hour following the service — join us for fellowship and good things to eat. Parish Hall with kitchen may be rented for meetings/receptions. Tables and chairs available, seats 60. Street parking and after-hours parking at Courthouse lots. Very limited handicapped-accessible. Follow us on Facebook at Christ Church Denton. Christ Church Denton is in partnership with His Hope Ministries, the local homeless shelter. Their Resource Center is usually open in our building next door (105 Gay Street) Monday through Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

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Fees

Hall Rental fees vary by time and usage. Please call the church for more information.

Areas Served

All

Ages Served

All

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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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 Electric Cooperative, Inc.

877-892-0001

410-479-3516

P.O. Box 430, Denton, MD 21629

Electric distribution cooperative serving over 52,000 members in all nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Electric service provided to residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial consumers. Speakers’ bureau, electrical safety education, and energy conservation information programs available. SCHOLARSHIP: High school or home school seniors whose parents or guardians are members or employees of Choptank Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for seven $2,000 college scholarships.ASSISTANCE: Operation Round Up® is Choptank Electric Cooperative’s community service assistance program. According to its bylaws, the Trust board may make donations to any worthwhile community cause, except no funds can be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills. The current mission statement of the Choptank Electric Trust allows for donations to be made for food, clothing, shelter, equipment, medical and educational needs.

Eligibility

Eligibility: Electric consumers must live within co-op service territory. Educational programs available to all.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-4:30 PM

Fees

No fee for educational programs.

Areas Served

All nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.