Club of
Smoketown Brunswick

Club Meeting

Smoketown Brunswick
Meets on 1st and 3rd Fridays month (holiday exceptions)
Time: Friday at 12:00 PM
Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post
18 South Maple Street

Happy Hour meeting 2nd Wednesday monthly from 5:30-6:30pm at
Smoketown Brewing Station Brunswick, MD 21716


Philip Eugene Graves
September 23rd
Jennifer Diaz
September 29th

Club Leaders

Ernie Stepoulos
Jennifer Lolli-Hall
Jennifer Diaz
Kim Grizzle
Karin B. Tome
Board Member
Christopher George Mourlas
Sue Kelley
Rotary Foundation Chair
Tiffany C. Ahalt
Area Governor

August 19 Declared Karin Tome Day

County Executive Jan Gardner declared August 19 " Karin Tome Day" in honor of Smoketown Rotarian Karin Tome. Honored for her dedication to the City of Brunswick, Karin was warmly greeted by friends, family, and customers on the last night her business, Towpath Creamery, was open. Karin has closed the business and will be spending time caring for her brother in California during the next month. We wish her the best and thank her immensely for all she has done for the City. Below she is pictured completing a Rotary service project.

Puerto Rico Relief Fundraiser Hike

On August 22nd, club members and Interact club members led a Hike to Weverton Cliffs as part of a kick off Fundraiser to ultimately benefit the victims of the hurricane and earthquake ravaged island of Puerto Rico. Area Governor Tiffany Ahalt joined the Hike!

The funds raised on that day will be matched by Rotary District 7620 and then again by Rotary International. Delivery of items will happen in the winter of 2020/2021 and club members will have the opportunity to execute the delivery and distribution of aid. It's not too late to donate: Visit

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Oktoberfest UpdateO2Go Ordering

Smoketown Rotary is committed to helping bake Strudel for the 2020 Frederick Oktoberfest a.k.a. O2Go! The proceeds from this event will benefit many Frederick County communities. The ordering site is now live

Jennifer E. Jones Makes History

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her. READ MORE...

Jennifer E. Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2022-23.

Meeting Schedule

Friday, September 4th, Noon – First Friday Regular Meeting via Zoom

Wednesday, September 8th, 530pm – 2nd Wednesday Happy Hour at Smoketown Brewing Station

Materials from the Virtual Club Leadership Training & Area Governor Training held on Saturday, August 22 can be found below:

The videos and presentation materials can be found here.

Five-Part Series of The Rotary Int'l Rotary Foundation Training

By Sonia Liu on Saturday, August 1, 2020

District Rotary Foundation Chair PDG Rich Glover will present a five-part series on the Rotary International Rotary Foundation (TRF).

Building blocks for easier understanding and use – Why The Rotary International Rotary Foundation is one of most highly respected foundations in the world.

Each week an individual part of the series will be available by ZOOM on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

The five-part series are scheduled as follows, please register by clicking the date to get the meeting link info in the email confirmation:

Series Introduction -

Appreciate the Importance of The Rotary Foundation

"Five-Part Learning Series" 08/25/2020

Part I - Learn the 115 Years Hisotry of The Rotary Foundation 082520; Learn about the humble beginnings in 1917 to today as one of the most highly respected foundations in the world.

Part II - Learning the Mechanics of The Rotary Foundation; Learn how the TRF works and why it is the “Engine” that drives our districts giving

Part III – Grants; Learn about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), community and global grant guidelines, where do we apply, easy steps of the application, and how do we get funded.

Part IV - Your Legacy; Rotary’s Promise: Learn the many ways to establish your own legacy in support of The Rotary Foundation

Part V – PolioPlus; “We are that close” to eradication of Polio in the world. And what is the “Plus?

All members are welcome. The Club President, President-Elect and the Club Rotary Foundation Chair are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the complete series.