White Plains Golf Course to hold fall food drive

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The White Plains Golf Course is col­lect­ing non-per­ish­able food items for the South­ern Mary­land Food Bank from Mon­day, Nov. 14, un­til Fri­day, Dec. 16. Golfers who do­nate four cans of food or more will re­ceive a free round of golf. Cart rental is re­quired.

Food do­na­tions from golfers and non-golfers will be ac­cepted at the White Plains Golf Course, 1015 St. Charles Park­way, White Plains.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the food drive, call the golf course at 301645-1300 or 301-843-2947. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Black Box The­atre to host Com­edy with a Cause

The In­dian Head Cen­ter for the Arts Black Box The­atre will present Com­edy with a Cause 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 15 at the the­atre, lo­cated at 4185 In­dian Head High­way, In­dian Head. Mark Ma­tu­sof of Night Shift, Wolf­trap, DC Im­prov and more will head­line the evening with Corey Hunter of Funny Bone, Ju­nior’s Last Stop and the Com­edy Zone.

Tick­ets will be $20 at the door and at http:// www.brown­pa­pertick­ets. com/event/2666859. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the the­atre at 301-7433040.

Dept. of Recre­ation, Parks and Tourism up­dates in­for­ma­tion

The De­part­ment of Recre­ation, Parks and Tourism would like to no­tify the pub­lic of the newly formed de­part­ment’s con­tact in­for­ma­tion:

Tele­phone num­ber: 301-932-3470

Email: CCPR@ CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov

Mail­ing/phys­i­cal ad­dress: 8190 Port To­bacco Road, Port To­bacco, MD 20677

Fax: 301-934-5624

The phys­i­cal lo­ca­tion of the Grounds Di­vi­sion of the De­part­ment of Recre­ation, Parks and Tourism will re­main at the Audie Lane complex in La Plata off of Ra­dio Sta­tion Road.

Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

CSM Foun­da­tion an­nounces new board mem­bers

The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Foun­da­tion has an­nounced the ad­di­tion of seven mem­bers to its board of di­rec­tors. James Di Misa, Dixie Miller, Lisa Oliver, Dr. Stephen Peters, Gre­gory S. “Trey” Proc­tor III, Dr. Ila Shah and Harry Shasho have been ap­pointed to the board to serve five-year terms.

Di Misa, of La Plata, with more than 30 years of bank­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, is ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake. He joined Com­mu­nity Bank in 2005 as se­nior vice pres­i­dent in charge of op­er­a­tions. Prior to join­ing Com­mu­nity Bank, Di Misa served as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for Mer­can­tile South­ern Mary­land Bank in a sim­i­lar ca­pac­ity.

Di Misa is chair­man of the board of trus­tees for the Mary­land Bankers School, pres­i­dent and founder of the La Plata Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion, and on the board for the Town of La Plata Ethics Com­mis­sion, chair of Charles County Ro­tary Schol­ar­ships pro­gram; past pres­i­dent of Charles County Ro­tary Club and a gov­er­nor ap­point­ment (2008-14) to the Tri-County Work­force In­vest­ment Board. He is a 1979 grad­u­ate of the col­lege.

Miller, of Dow­ell, pres­i­dent of Dixie Miller Presents LLC, is an in­struc­tor/fa­cil­i­ta­tor at The Cor­po­rate Cen­ter at CSM. Her ca­reer his­tory as a speaker and trainer in­cludes work for the Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion, United Air­lines, Ca­reerTrack Sem­i­nars and Train­ing, Dale Carnegie Lead­er­ship In­sti­tute, Trans World Air­lines and Mont­gomery Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

Miller grad­u­ated

from the Charles Area Medical Cen­ter in 1975. She also at­tended West Vir­ginia Uni­ver­sity In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Glenville State Col­lege, where she ma­jored in ed­u­ca­tion. In 2007 and 2011, she was ap­pointed by for­mer Gov. Martin O’Mal­ley (D) to the Trial Courts Ju­di­cial Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mis­sion. In 2008, she was ap­pointed by Se­nate Pres­i­dent Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Charles, Calvert, Prince George’s) to the Mary­land Com­mis­sion for Women. She has been named an Out­stand­ing Woman of Vi­sion and Ac­tion and Woman of the Year, among a num­ber of other awards and hon­ors through­out her ca­reer.

Oliver, of Me­chan­icsville, is the ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent and CEO of the South­ern Mary­land Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive. Oliver has held sev­eral po­si­tions at SMECO in her more than 15 years with the util­ity com­pany. She also was an ad­junct fac­ulty mem­ber at CSM, and she de­vel­oped a Cer­ti­fied Ad­min­is­tra­tive Pro­fes­sion­als Exam prep course for the Charles County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Oliver holds an as­so­ci­ate de­gree from CSM in para­le­gal stud­ies, a bach­e­lors de­gree in man­age­ment stud­ies from Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Uni­ver­sity Col­lege and a master’s de­gree in man­age­ment and hu­man re­sources man­age­ment from UMUC. She is a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Pro­fes­sion­als and the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Pro­fes­sion­als. She has vol­un­teered with the March of Dimes March for Ba­bies and the Calvert County Re­lay for Life.

Proc­tor, of Ac­co­keek, was born in Charles County and grad­u­ated from Elon Uni­ver­sity in May 2008. He is as­so­ci­ate vice pres­i­dent of strate­gic man­age­ment for G.S. Proc­tor & As­so­ciates. Pre­vi­ously, he was as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent and credit an­a­lyst at Old Line Bank in Bowie. Proc­tor is a mem­ber of Lead­er­ship Prince George’s County and a Mary­land Bankers’ School grad­u­ate. He has vol­un­teered for the Mary­land Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion, was pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Pan­hel­lenic Coun­cil; held a lead­er­ship po­si­tion within the Kappa Al­pha Psi Fra­ter­nity and is a char­ter mem­ber of Pi Sigma Ep­silon.

Peters, of Port Re­pub­lic, has lived in South­ern Mary­land for 26 years and is a pro­fes­sor of pe­di­atric pathol­ogy, mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy and im­munol­ogy at Ge­orge­town Uni­ver­sity School of Medicine. He pre­vi­ously served as sec­re­tary at the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Lab­o­ra­tory Im­mu­nol­o­gists, chair­man of the D.C. Pub­lic Health Lab­o­ra­tory Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil and chair­man of the MedS­tar Health Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil.

Peters re­tired as di­rec­tor of the Di­vi­sion of In­fec­tious Dis­eases and Molec­u­lar Di­ag­nos­tics and co-di­rec­tor of the De­part­ment of Lab­o­ra­tory Medicine and Clin­i­cal Pathol­ogy at MedS­tar Ge­orge­town Uni­ver­sity Hospi­tal.

Shah, of Me­chan­icsville, is a found­ing mem­ber of Shah As­so­ciates, a medical prac­tice based in Hol­ly­wood. She moved to St. Mary’s County in 1974, drawn at first by its un­touched beauty. She quickly re­al­ized the dire need in the com­mu­nity for ad­vanced pe­di­atric care. Us­ing her neona­tol­ogy train­ing, and with the sup­port of her fam­ily and friends, she has been able to es­tab­lish the largest pri­vate prac­tice in Mary­land, and has taken care of thou­sands of chil­dren dur­ing the last 40 years. She is a board cer­ti­fied pe­di­a­tri­cian and a fel­low of Amer­i­can Academy of Pe­di­atrics.

Shah has been a past chief of staff and a mem­ber of the board of di­rec­tors of St. Mary’s Hospi­tal. She is a dis­tin­guished Ro­tar­ian and has served as pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club of Char­lotte Hall. Her in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts are well known, and she was awarded the Ser­vice Above Self Award by Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional in 2007.

Shasho, of La Plata, is the pres­i­dent and bro­ker for Shasho Con­sult­ing PA Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate. Pre­vi­ously, he served as the chair­man of the Charles County Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Board. In ad­di­tion to the CSM Foun­da­tion, Shasho is serv­ing on the CSM Cam­pus Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil, BB&T Ad­vi­sory Board and Charles County Cham­ber of Com­merce Leg­isla­tive Com­mit­tee as EDC chair. He is a mem­ber of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors, Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors, South­ern Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors, and the cham­bers of com­merce in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties.

Also serv­ing on the foun­da­tion are Rané Franklin as chair, Nancy Hemp­stead as first vice chair, Kim­berly Rosen­field as sec­ond vice chair, Theodore “Ted” L. Har­wood II as trustee rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 1969 alum Linda Cox, 2005 alum Leah Es­tevez, 2000 alum Ruth Ann Ferrell, David Hruda, Al­land “Al” Le­an­dre, 1975 alum Reuben F. “Jay” Lilly, Miche­line Lopez-Estrada, Brenda Lowe, Jean McDougall, Vickie Kite Mil­burn, Robert V. Price Jr., Thomas Qu­at­tle­baum, Ber­nadette “Birdie” Shan­non, Gary Simpson, Stacy Trim­ble and Jen­nifer Wam­s­ley. CSM Pres­i­dent Brad Gottfried ser ves as foun­da­tion sec­re­tary-trea­surer and CSM Vice Pres­i­dent of Ad­vance­ment Michelle Good­win serves as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

The CSM Foun­da­tion is the fundrais­ing arm of CSM since 1970. The foun­da­tion serves the com­mu­nity and stu­dents by pro­vid­ing ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties and ser vices.

For in­for­ma­tion on the foun­da­tion, go to http:// foun­da­tion.csmd.edu/ in­dex.html.

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