White Plains Golf Course to hold fall food drive
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
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.
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.