Friday, October 31, 2014

In This Issue:

ACIDD Advocates Shift in Mental Health Care Approach »

Mental health patients, and society in general, could benefit from sweeping changes that target an innovative and more integrated approach to mental health services.

District Governor-Elect Discusses Rotary’s Commitment To Service »

As governor-elect of Rotary’s District 7620, Ken Solow is preparing to spend a year at the helm of the organization beginning next July. The district comprises 63 Rotary clubs and more than 2,300 members in the Central Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

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BizWeekly 11/28/2014

Federal Funding Matched by State, Feds for Widening of Route 175

U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, with Reps. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation Jim Smith, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, State Sen. James “Ed” DeGrange, Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Brian Foley and BWI Partnership Chairman Gene Condon, at a press conference at Fort Meade, announced $10 million in federal funding to widen Route 175 at Fort Meade to cut down on congestion and make the roadway safer and more efficient.

Federal funding will be matched by $30 million in Maryland state and federal formula funding. The project will create construction jobs and support the 56,000 men and women who live and work at Fort Meade.

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Guest Article

The B.I.G. Project Is Giving Books to the Children of the World

More than 15 years ago, the Parole Rotary Club of Annapolis began “Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive.” Through its Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.), the club and its supporters have successfully recycled used books for productive use by schools and libraries in developing communities around the world.

B.I.G. has grown into an independent, nonprofit entity, and its goal is to provide the basic tools for educating the public both in formal school settings and through community libraries.

“We believe that the route to world peace and prosperity is through giving people the tools to learn how to feed their minds, as a corollary to the philosophy,” said Joyce Edelson, a member of the B.I.G. board of trustees and of the Parole Rotary Club.

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