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A pearl of wisdom from O’Malley--not an April Fool’s Day joke


Yes, it’s true. Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has made a statement for the ages. As reported in The Washington Post’s March 30 article by John Wagner (as well as other sources), O’Malley made the following comment on the ABC show “This Week” regarding a hypothetical 2016 run for the Presidency by Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. “The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families,” a truly brilliant observation. In talking about his own possible 2016 candidacy within that same article, O’Malley said that although an October poll (published by The Washington Post) showed that Marylanders preferred Hillary for president by 63 percent of those polled to O’Malley’s 3 percent, he felt that what people wanted “is someone with proven executive experience” with “the ability to be honest with people.”

Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

Maryland Day was celebrated March 25 at the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point with a poignant ceremony featuring master of ceremonies St. Mary’s County Commissioner President the Honorable Randy Guy, and guest speaker SMC Sheriff Tim Cameron. The capacity crowd attending the indoor ceremony was welcomed graciously by museum division manager Debra Pence. The invocation and benediction were given by Father Anthony Lickteig of Holy Angels and Sacred Heart Churches. The colors were posted by the Color Guard of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Additional remarks were presented by St. Mary’s County Commissioner the Honorable Mike Hewitt, and by Mac Love representing the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. The soloist for the National Anthem was yours truly.

Commissioners participated in a wreath-laying dedication at the conclusion of the ceremony. Many dignitaries were also present at the ceremony including former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel, Maryland’s first daughter, Jaymi Sterling, College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Brad Gottfried, St. Mary’s County Treasurer Christy Kelly, Christina Barbour of the St. Clement’s Island Museum staff, and St. Mary’s County Board of Education members Marilyn Crosby and Mary Washington. Honored for her unwavering support of museum endeavors was Kim Cullins, who passed away in February. Kim, we know you were there with all of us, in spirit and in remembrance!

You may contact the museum at: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Senator Steve Waugh
To read further details as to why Senator Waugh voted for the budget, you may contact: senator.waugh@gmail.com. Senator Waugh has been quoted as saying, “jobs are the issue, taxes are the problem, and spending is the cause.” Now he adds, “The spending spree stopped and there are NO NEW TAXES.” (caps, his!) You may also read his Maryland Day commemoration address on this site.

RED Maryland
Take a quiz on Maryland history at: redmaryland@gmail.com.

Maryland Federation of Republican Women (MFRW)
You may register online for the MFRW Spring Board Meeting to be held Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Baltimore North at www.mfrw.org. The charge is $80 for the full convention; $20 for Friday only.

GOP events for your calendar
The St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee, Julie Burk-Greer, president, will meet Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the F.O.P. Lodge located on Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information you may contact 301-475-8709.

The Maryland General Assembly adjourns Monday, April 13.

The St. Mary’s Republican Club meets Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Stoney’s Clarke’s Landing Restaurant.

The End of Session Social, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee, with Senator Steve Waugh and delegates Tony O’Donnell, Matt Morgan, and Deb Rey will be held Wednesday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Rex Restaurant in Leonardtown. You may RSVP to St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee President Julie Burke-Greer at 301-475-8709 or jburk@md.metrocast.net.

On Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 the Maryland Federation of Republican Women Spring Meeting will be held at the Pikesville DoubleTree by Hilton in Baltimore; Maryland GOP Convention at the Princess Hotel in Ocean City, MD

On Monday, April 27 the Republican Women of St. Mary’s meeting with Guest Speaker SMC Sheriff Tim Cameron will be held.

Events Around Town
Homeschool Day at Historic St. Mary’s City: Adventure in a New World, will be held  Wednesday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hands-on activities, demonstrations and crafts. The charge is $5 per child for ages 5 and up; one accompanying adult per child admitted free. To register, you may contact  240-895-4990 or info@hsmcdigshistory.org. (see photos).

Auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, music by Stephen Sondheim, which will run from July 10 through August 2, will be held by the Newtowne Players Wednesday April 8 and on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Callbacks are scheduled for Saturday April 11 at 11 a.m. at The Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park. For more information you may contact director Michelle Freire at mebertfreire@gmail.com.

A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance featuring caller Delaura Padovan will be held Saturday, April 11 at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall located at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico. Doors open at 7 p.m. for beginners’ instruction; dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. The charge is $10 for non SMTMD members; $6 for members. An ice cream social will follow. For more information and for directions you may contact www.smtmd.org.
Ellynne is a former member and Recording Secretary of the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee, 2010 -2014 

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