General Meeting & Luncheon

May 23, 2019

Ocean 13

13th Street & Boardwalk

Ocean City 

DOORS OPEN 10:30 a.m.- MEETING 11:00 a.m.

Worcester County Youth & Family Counseling Center

An overview of available program and services by

board member, Cindy Ostrowski


 For menu and to make reservations

contact Ann Lutz at or 

410-208-9767 no than May 17th


President's Message from Beth Rodier

Beth Rodier, President


May 2019

President’s Message

What a terrific “welcome home” for Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Carozza and Delegate Charles Otto at RWWC’s April meeting. Our legislators filled us in on the 2019 General Assembly session and provided the background information on how and why decisions were made about bills that did or didn’t pass. Commissioner Chip Bertino gave an eye-opening update on Worcester County’s budget issues and his role as the County’s liaison to the General Assembly.

First Lady, Yumi Hogan, was honored by MFRW at a luncheon on May 2. The event was held at the Live!Casino in Anne Arundel County. This impressive facility houses an amazing display of original art along with a luxury hotel and spa. Our lovely First Lady, gracious as always, presented a touching video of her charity, Yumi C.A.R.E.S (Children’s Art for Recovery, Empowerment and Strength) which supports pediatric cancer patients while in treatment at University of Maryland Hospital. Mrs. Hogan also gave us her annual, humorous family update. Christina Carlucci, originally from Chester Md, who has performed on Broadway in Mama Mia!, as Disney’s Belle and entertains with the USO, sang the National Anthem. It was an amazing and truly stirring rendition. I hope more RWWC members join me next year to experience this special event.

 As I mentioned last month, the Republican Women of Worcester County identified two initiatives for 2019; legislation and inclusion. Legislation programs with speakers on various topics of current interest were presented at our winter meetings. Our last two meetings before our summer hiatus have “inclusion” themes to expand our associations and awareness of the diversity in our community. 

In May, Cindy Ostrowski, from Worcester Youth and Family Services will be speaking to us about their many programs and services.  We all need to be aware of what is available to those in need, the critical needs in our community and how we, as RWWC, can help.

Our annual Red, White and Blue Luncheon on June 27th will celebrate our Country in true RWWC patriotic fashion.  Worcester County’s African American history also will be celebrated with a luncheon at the Germantown School in Berlin, located at 10223 Trappe Road. This renovated two room schoolhouse, built by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, is chock full of interesting tales of the early 19th century. Additionally, this special event will be catered by the Worcester County Developmental Center. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the seating capacity of the Germantown School, the Red, White and Blue Luncheon is open to full RWWC members only and limited to 65 attendees. Reservations will be held upon receipt of payment and can be made at the May 23rd meeting.

Associate members will be notified if seats are available one week before the luncheon. 

This year is the end of term for RWWC’s current officers. Please consider being a member of the Board of Directors. We have fun and make new friends while making a difference!

Happy Spring,

Beth Rodier

RWWC President