Next MaCCRA Meeting Will Be Held Oct. 22 on Zoom

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The Charlestown Chapter of MaCCRA will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. It will be a Zoom video call. The agenda will include the election of officers for the next year and updates on issues.

Current MaCCRA members will receive the Zoom link in an email. Contact Ann MacKay or Sherry Stewart for membership information.

At the state level, MaCCRA supported the provider organizations LeadingAge MD and LifeSpan Network’s request to the Maryland Health Department on flexibility in testing and visitation.

Groups Communicating During Coronavirus

Groups Communicating During Coronavirus

Clubs and Groups

Here is a list of the groups and clubs who are meeting by Zoom or other technologies during this time of self-quarantine. Please let us know if your group is meeting virtually.

Contact information for leaders can be found in the Resident Directory in MyErickson.

Group Leader Date/Day of Week Time
Alanon Anna Marie Ciarrocchi Thursdays 9:00 AM
Apple (CHUG) Users Group Ann MacKay 3rd Thursday of the month 1:00 PM
Bingo Mimi O'Donnell Wednesdays and Saturdays 11:00 AM
Conservative Values Study Group Diana Mood Thursdays 7 PM
Gamers Wayne Smith irregular
Genelaogy Club Hope Tillman and Walt Howe 2nd Friday 1:00 PM
(Virtual) Happy Hour Ann MacKay Fridays 4:00 PM
Journal Club Sam Cushman Monday-Friday 11:00 AM
Nature Trail Committee Bonnie Kawecki/ Donna Ferrara 3rd Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM
Photography Interest Group (PHIG) Betty Caldwell 3rd Thursday of the month 2:00 PM
Progressives Bonnie Kawecki check with Bonnie 4:00 PM
Unitarian-Universalists Planning Group Bonnie Kawecki 1st Wednesday of the month 2:30 PM

Instructions for Learning Zoom

There are lots of Youtube tutorials at Zoom.us. I have picked a couple to get started.

Zoom 101 Sign Up & Download Meeting Client
How to join a Zoom Meeting Video if you get an invitation.

Birthday Angels Needed!

 

This is a special group of “Secret Angel Volunteers” who work to put a smile on the faces of Charlestown residents on their birthdays and has been a tradition at Charlestown for over 35 years!

If interested, please contact Rose Sands in Community Resources at 410-737-8838, ext. 601-8172.

 

birthday card w/ envelope

Photo Credit:
Dawn Hudson

balloons

Photo Credit: maciej326

Delivery Angels for Brookside, Herbert’s Run, Charlestown Square and Courtyard Crossing:
 Blow up a balloon (using balloon pump add ribbon.
 “Secretly” post the pre-made card on residents’ door(s) the night before their birthdays.
 Supplies are provided (cards, balloons, ribbons, list of residents’ birthday for the month and a balloon pump).

District Coordinator for Brookside and Herbert’s Run:
 This volunteer co-chair works with Community Resources and oversees the Delivery Angels for Brookside and Herbert’s Run.
 Obtain Monthly Birthday List from Community Resources
 Distribute lists to their respective Birthday Delivery Angels monthly (via cubbies).
 Oversee the distribution of supplies (listed above) which are stored in the Cross Creek Creative Arts Studios to the Delivery Angels when their supplies run low.*
* Community Resources is responsible for ordering supplies.
* District Coordinators are responsible for notifying Community Resources of their supply needs.

Tips About Ballots: General Election 2020

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Preparing for General Election, 2020

There will be no precinct at Charlestown

Maryland State Board of Elections is the place to go for comprehensive 2020 election information.
• To check your voter record, including status of your ballot, go to Voter Lookup and enter requested info.
• Once in your record, check for accuracy. Bottom line indicates whether you are listed to receive a mail-in ballot for November 2020 election.
• If not, download Absentee Ballot Application or get one at a Charlestown lobby desk.
• Once you have completed your ballot, mail it asap to the Baltimore County Board of Elections or take it to a ballot drop box (e.g. Arbutus Community Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Road.)

No computer? Ask a friend to help you, or call Phyllis Lansing or Pat Payne.
Contact info is in the Resident Directory

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