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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER OF THE PENN STATE ALUMNI ASSO-
The Official Newsletter of the Central Maryland Penn State Alumni Chapter
2009, 2011, 2012 Chapter of DISTINCTION 2010 MEMBERSHIP Award 2012 Joint Activity Award May 2013
6TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION Make plans to attend the Central Maryland Chapter’s 6th Annual Membership Celebration
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 2:00-4:00pm Learn more about the chapter. Join or renew your membership. Meet old and new PSU friends. Families Welcome! Special guest speaker Josh Brandwene, women’s NCAA hockey coach. Silent auction with PSU memorabilia and autographed items availble. Creamery Ice Cream too! Bare Bones Grill and Brewery | 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike | Ellicott City, MD 21042
Membership Events Over The Years...
Membership Yearly Membership: May 15, 2013 to May 14, 2014 Individual $15 | Joint $25 Optional chapter scholarship donation Opportunities to get involved with special interest groups (e.g., golf outing, polar bear plunge, social events, etc.)
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POLAR BEAR PLUNGE RECAP
Unbelieveable that 27 degrees would seem warm ... but it does when you are supporting a great cause. The Central Maryland Chapter was represented by 7 Plungers at the 2013 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics on January 26th. Plus we had 3 chapter members who supported us from the warmth of a dry beach. We raised $4305 and spread a huge amount of Penn State spirit. Chapter member, Allan Waschak, whose son is a Special Olympian, was a very gracious host of tailgate with over 100 attendees with lots of chili, meatballs, sloppy joes, pulled pork, side dishes, and cookies and other desserts -- oh yeah and coffee and hot chocolate. Allan sponsored a bus between Columbia to Sandy Point Park outside of Annapolis, so we had lots of time to get psyched about the Plunge and then share stories about our experiences. There were over 14,000 Plunger so you can imagine that near the water, it was generally a mad-house with folks running into and back out of the water -- you have people going both ways from about 100 feet from the beach. There were some crazy
people there -- and a few Speedos that shocked both Carol Apple and Melissa Frederick. Our team fought through the crowd to the water and went as deep in the water as possible (all the way to the edge of the Plunge area where the rescue firemen/policemen formed a boundary). Afterward, everyone was numb from their feet up to their _____ (fill in the blank). But that is what dry clothes and hot chocolate are for! Next year we hope to double the size of our Plunge team and raise even more money!
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On Saturday March 23, PSUCMD Penn Staters along with family and friends took an exclusive tour of the Flying Dog Brewery facilities in Frederick, MD, and shared dinner afterwards at a local microbrewery and grill. Besides learning the history of Flying Dog, their brewing process and the extensive quality control aspects of their art from our tour guide Larry, the group tasted beer at different stages of the brewing process to understand what each stage provides in the final product. After the tour the group sampled a range of Flying Dog beers, including special seasonal varieties! One of the more interesting was a beer infused with mango and habanero peppers, while it wasn’t for everyone it was a unique experience! The other highlight of the tour was the opportunity to learn Flying Dog’s cheer: “Good Beer! No Sh*t!”. Our chapter showed Flying Dog brewery, in addition to teaching Larry the tour guide the words, the true meaning of the pride and spirit of “WE ARE! PENN STATE!”
President’s Corner 161!!! We were excited to hit 150 members last year, but that number has continued to grow. We are now one of the larger non-Pennsylvania chapters. We believe this is only the beginning and we’re driving toward 200! We have a HUGE number of alumni in our area and our goal is to continue to grow the Chapter. To do that we need help from you. Come to our ever-increasing list of events and then spread the word about the great time you had. Stop by one of our monthly happy hours, join us for a Chapter baseball game at the Frederick Keys, or take part in one of our community service events, like joining our team for the Polar Bear Plunge. The sky is the limit. Come get in on the action!
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UNIVERSITY RELATIONS BOARD OFFICERS: Paul Danielson, President Beth Denne, VP – Social Ned Brokloff, VP – Membership Mike Jozkowski, VP – Univ. Rel. Carol Apple, Treasurer Melissa Frederick, Secretary BOARD MEMBERS: Mark Boccia Sherry & Ken Hibbard Angie Kearney Larry Levin Larry Matz Mike Miller Denise Petrusic Brian Wadsley
CONTACT US: www.psucentralmd.org [email protected]
Newsletter: Mark Boccia
A great way to get involved and make a difference for hundreds of future Penn Staters is to become an Alumni Admissions Volunteer. The Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program is a partnership between the Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Penn State Alumni Association. Alumni volunteers participate in local recruitment activities such as college fairs and admission receptions. An unfortunate reality is the high number of high schools in the DC, MD, & VA area and not enough Penn State Admissions staff members to visit them all. With “prime months” in the fall and spring for recruiting, Penn State must rely on admissions volunteers to help maximize coverage. If you’re interested in seeing if the local high school where you live has anyone from Penn State visit, our Admissions Representative is more than happy to verify the visitation schedule and provide you the opportunity (and all the complimentary Penn State goodies to hand out), to visit the school to represent Penn State. In essence, admissions volunteers become ambassadors for the University! Our chapter works in conjunction with the admissions representative for the DC, MD, and VA area. A calendar of high school visits, college fairs, and information sessions are announced for the fall and spring semester. Those who are designated as an Alumni Admissions Volunteer, can choose the dates and times that work best for their schedule. Additionally, there are three accepted student programs planned this spring and volunteers are needed. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact: Mike Jozkowski, VP - University Relations [email protected]
UPCOMING EVENTS HAPPY HOURS: Second Thursdays of the month, excluding football season | 6:00 - 8:30pm Date: June 13th Location: Nottinghams Distinctive Tavern 8850 Stanford Blvd, Suite 1100 Columbia, MD 21045 http://www.nottinghams.net/ Date: July 10th Location: Clydes of Columbia 10221 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD 21044 http://www.clydes.com/columbia/ Date: August 8th Location: Looneys Pub South at Maple Lawn 8180 Maple Lawn Blvd Fulton, MD 20759 http://www.looneyspubmd.com/
BASEBALL OUTINGS: • June 29th: Frederick Keys • Aug 3rd: Bowie Baysox PSU Central Maryland Member Discount Applies To Ticket Sales. Check the chapter website for more details.