Speaker Program & Schedule
Just inside the entrance as
you enter from the main parking
lot for the Guerrieri Center.
Second floor of the Guerrieri Center. Take the elevator
on the right near the end of the
hall as you enter from the Guerrieri
parking lot. Exit and turn left
for the room.
(Spring Luncheon): Second floor
of the Commons Bldg. Use the elevator
near the entrance to the first floor
dining area. Exit on second floor,
turn left, and go to the farthest
Parking in the Guerrieri
(off Dogwood) and
Church lots requires a green
parking permit. These can be purchased
at the side entrance of the College
Police Station at the corner of
Power and Wayne Sts. (Power St is one block north of Milford St). Tell the
clerk you are with the IRP.
The IRP Program Committee arranges a speaker for each meeting.
Speakers include regional business and civic leaders, SU faculty
members, and others, who share their expertise (sometimes outside
the bounds of their specific discipline) and life experiences. Lectures
are informative, fascinating and entertaining.
Speaker Schedule Spring 2013
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will start at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays in the Nanticoke Room, Guerrieri Center, Room 236.
Special Winter Alert: IRP meetings will be
canceled to coincide with the closing of Wicomico County Schools
and/or Salisbury University.
Welcome, members and visitors to the IRP’s first meeting of the
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served. Dr.
Renee Fredericksen, Director of the Caregiver Resource
Center at the MAC Center, will talk about the resources that
are available to caregivers through this office which
provides guidance on what to expect as a caregiver, where to
get help for things like home modifications, and the
importance of respite for caregivers. Introduced
by Sue Bellacicco
- Patrick Cavanaugh, Owner of
Cavanaugh Ford, the predecessor to Sherwood Ford in
Salisbury, will share "The History of the Edsel" - Not one
of Ford Motor Company's finest hours. Introduced by
Ted Wycall, third generation owner of what is now know as
the Greenbranch Farm, will present an overview of
sustainable farming. Introduced by Tom Matey
Andrea Berstler, Director; Wicomico Public Library, will
speak about the many services that the modern library can
provide for you! Introduced by Jarvis Cain
Please note: Today's meeting will be held in the
Major Ken Morris, Corps Officer of the local Salvation Army
serving Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties, will
speak on an historical perspective of the national and local
Salvation Army activities and special services as well as
volunteer activities for seniors. Introduced by
Jennifer Dittmar, Stranded Animal Coordinator of the
National Aquarium, will speak about the National Marine
Animal Rescue Program (MARP) along the Maryland coastlines.
Introduced by Mary Jean Crandall
Dr. Ronald Gutberlet, Associate Professor; Department of
Biological Sciences at Salisbury University, will speak on
citizen involvement and the changes on the Eastern Shore
regarding mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
Introduced by Carol Broderick
Well-Aged Exhibit, Wicomico Room.
12 Noon - 3:00 p.m. Exhibitors may set-up at 11:00 a.m.
Coordinated by Jo Satloff
Dr. Donald Merritt, Director; Horn Point Oyster Hatchery
Laboratory, will speak on the Oyster Industry in the
Chesapeake Bay... past, present, and future.
Introduced by Jarvis Cain
Trip to the Air and Space Museum.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA Home of the
Space Shuttle Discovery.
Trip Coordinators Allen Sofronski and Sonnye Henry
Ron Walsh, Project Manager of the Hurricane and Severe Storm
Sentinel Mission at Wallops Island, will discuss the use of
unmanned aircraft (drones) to monitor and collect data
regarding hurricanes and severe storms. Introduced
by Carol Broderick
Ann M. Foley, Author, "One Scribe's Life" - How one escaped
an urban business life, settled on an Eastern Shore Island
and broke into print in a book about the history of Elliott
Island in Dorchester County, Maryland. Introduced
by Sonnye Henry
Matt Maciarello, State's Attorney for Wicomico County, will
discuss the types of crime experienced by citizens of
Wicomico County and law enforcement's efforts to identify,
arrest and prosecute offenders. The talk will cover
the multidisciplinary approach that is being applied to
address violent crime, child abuse, drug distribution, and
crimes against vulnerable adults. The office's
successful crime prevention efforts will be discussed.
Introduced by Sue Bellacicco
The Spring Luncheon will be held in the Worcester Room, 2nd
floor above the Commons, to be catered by SU's own Dining
Services. Entertainment, time, menu, and costs to be
announced. Guests are welcome.
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