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  • 05/14/2020 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our club is now working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland (located in North Beach) to provide food to local families. Their next food drive is on Saturday, May 16th. Food drop-off at the Boys and Girls Club is from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon. The club will be distributing food from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The club's address is 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach MD 20714.

    Please pick up the following items for the food drive:

    • Canned goods, pasta, spaghetti sauce, cereal, oatmeal, etc.
    • Personal care items such as diapers, sanitary pads, tampons, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc.

    Local Drop-off Sites

    For convenience and social distancing, Jeanette Flaim has volunteered to accept food drop-offs at her home in Chesapeake Beach to serve the north county, and Cindy Yoe will accept drop-offs at her home in Prince Frederick. Please email Jeanette or Cindy if you want to drop off food with them before the food drive. (If you need someone to come to your home to pick up food, please email Jeanette.)

    We are seeking a south county volunteer to accept food drop-offs as well. This will make it easier to consolidate food and supplies and get them to the Boys & Girls Club. Please email Linda Copeland if you live in the south county and would like to be a food collection volunteer.

    To Donate Money

    You may donate on their web site at https://bgcsm.net/donations/

    Or send a check or gift card to their mailing address:

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, ATTN: Food Drive/ Joy Hill

    9021 Dayton Avenue, P.O. Box 413, North Beach, MD 20714

    This will be an ongoing program for our club.

  • 05/01/2020 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the League of Women Voters:

    "Dear Members and Supporters of the League of Women Voters,

    We have learned from the US Census Bureau that the following areas of Calvert County have a historic low self-reported rate for the Census:

    Solomons

    Lusby

    Barstow

    North Beach

    Chesapeake Beach

    Since the US Census Bureau does not send invitations to take part in the census nor mail paper census applications to post office boxes, this may, in part, explain the low rate of response.

    We strongly urge you to encourage everyone you know, particularly those in the areas listed above, to participate in the 2020 Census.  Federal funding and representation in Congress is determined by the Census, and Calvert County needs this information to make informed decisions about our futures.

    Thank you again for your support.

    Voter Services Committee

    League of Women Voters of Calvert County"


  • 04/30/2020 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Congressman Steny Hoyer April 29, 2020:

    A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER    

    I know that many Marylanders are experiencing severe financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. My thoughts continue to be with you and families around the state during this challenging time. 

    The Maryland Department of Labor's Division of Unemployment Insurance recently launched a comprehensive website to allow Marylanders to virtually file for unemployment benefits 24/7. Click here to visit the website and file your claim. Due to the high volume of individuals using the system, the Division of Unemployment Insurance has instituted a virtual waiting queue. 

    When you enter the system you will receive an estimated wait time and can sign-up to receive an email when it is your turn to access the portal. To alleviate some of the congestion, only individuals who are filing weekly claim certifications will be able to file on Sundays and Mondays. Individuals can file new claims Tuesdays through Saturdays.

    I know that many have been frustrated by the long wait times to make a claim, and I share their concerns. I have been in contact with the Department of Labor about this issue, and employees are working quickly to get through the claims in a timely manner. Due to this public health crisis, all deadlines have been removed for claimants to provide additional information or deliver supporting documentation. No matter when you file, Marylanders become eligible for benefits starting the day after they separated from employment. Click here for more information about the unemployment insurance claim process

    My staff and I are working around the clock to assist Fifth District residents during this public health crisis. If you need assistance, please visit my website at https://hoyer.house.gov/ or call one of my district offices. If you live in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, or Calvert Counties, please call (301) 474-0119. If you live in Charles or St. Mary's Counties, please call (301) 843-1577. 

    As always, I encourage all Fifth District residents to continue to share their concerns and insights with me by contacting my office or connecting with me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

     

    Sincerely Yours, 

    Steny H. Hoyer  



  • 04/29/2020 1:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you'd like to donate food

    Joy Hill, who is coordinating this effort, will be accepting donations at the Boys and Girls Club in North Beach from 11 am to noon on Saturday, May 2. Local families will be picking up food from noon to 2pm. This may be done weekly; please check their Facebook Page for updated information.

    The address is 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach, MD 20714

    "Bring food, and other basics for immediate delivery to families in the Beaches who have slipped through the safety net. 

    Canned goods, apples, bananas, pasta, salad stuff, rice... We already have some sealed frozen meat donated!!

    This will buy us time to see if there is some way to get these folks services. Nine families need everything, and many others need a bit of help to make it.

    Contactless, place the food on the curb and we will smile and wave from at least 6 feet away."

    Call Ms. Hill at the Boys and Girls Club (301) 379-4876 or email her at jhill@bgcsm.net if you have questions or would like to donate at another time. 

    If you'd like to donate money

    Donate by credit/debit card to the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland at https://bgcsm.net. There is a comment box where you can type in that your donation is to feed local families.

    For cash or check donations, please call or email Ms. Hill at the Boys and Girls Club directly.

    Main club contact information

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, 9021 Dayton Avenue, P. O. Box 413, North Beach MD 20714

    Phone & Fax:
    (410) 257-0007 (office)
    (410) 286-9880 (clubhouse)
    (410) 286-5229 (fax)

    Email:
    info@bgcsm.net


  • 04/28/2020 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the winners of our essay contest!  Each wrote an essay on "What the Democratic Party Means to Me" and won a scholarship of $1,000. Each of our county's four high schools is represented. This year's winners are:

    Thank you to everyone who entered. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  • 04/28/2020 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee:

    Vacancy Notice!

    The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee is seeking one female candidate to fill a gender balanced vacancy on the Central Committee as an Associate Member.

    To learn more, and how to submit your application, visit: www.calvertdemocrats.com/ne…/ccdcc-vacancy-notice-april-2020



  • 04/24/2020 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Governor's web site:

    "ANNAPOLIS, MD—After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan today introduced the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which provides a safe, effective, and gradual approach to reopening the state as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic."

    Read the full press release

    Read / Download the Roadmap to Recovery (.PDF)

  • 04/23/2020 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The League of Women Voters of Calvert County has produced a one-page document, Important Facts about the 2020 Primary Election, which tells you everything you need to know about voting in the upcoming primary.

    Please download, read, share, and most importantly, VOTE!

    IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THE 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION - CALVERT COUNTY, MARYLAND


  • 04/23/2020 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Facebook group

    Community Resources Coronavirus N. Calvert Southern Anne Arundel County:

    "Beginning Monday, April 20, interested Maryland Anne Arundel County residents can apply to the Eviction Prevention Program and access the free confidential financial and foreclosure prevention counseling services by the nonprofit housing agency Arundel Community Development Services, at 410-222-7600 (then dial zero).

    Working remotely, case managers will assist homeowners and renters in contacting landlords and mortgage companies to develop a plan to prevent eviction or foreclosure once the stay on evictions is lifted.

    Participants will need to provide documentation that shows their income was disrupted in the wake of the coronavirus, a letter from their landlord or mortgage company that they are behind on payments, plus household income documentation."

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