Speakers Series Program

Spring 2019 Program Schedule

All Meetings except the Spring Luncheon on May 7 occur on Tuesdays at the MAC Center at 2 pm. The MAC Center is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD

January 29
Jerry Matyiko will speak about Expert House Movers, a family-owned, third generation structural moving company. (Collins)

February 5
Steve Leonard, President of Peninsula Regional Medical Center will provide an update on PRMC. (Roberts/Stitt)

February 12
Charles Wright, Farmer a fourth-generation farmer here on Delmarva, will speak about the past and future of agriculture in Wicomico County. (Collins)

February 19
Wynette Curtis, Coordinator for Project READ at the Wicomico County Free Library, will speak on “Community Impact of Adult Illiteracy” about how adult illiteracy impacts the local economy, unemployment and how the Project READ program can help local efforts. (Matey)

February 26
Nathan Hirtle, Americorps member with the Education Department at the Salisbury Zoo, will provide an animal encounter as well as a discussion on the latest happenings at the zoo and an update on what is planned next. (Stitt)

March 5
Mayor Jake Day will present an update on the bike and pedestrian master plan for the City of Salisbury. (Gallaher)

March 12
Maarten Pereboom, Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University will speak the resurgence of antisemitism and hate crimes. (Gallaher)

March 19
Teena Gorrow, Professor Emeritas at the Seidel School of Education at Salisbury University will present, “My Journey with Eagles”. Dr. Gorrow has authored photography books on eagles and ospreys which will be available for interested attendees. (Matey)

March 26
James Burton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Salisbury University will speak on “A Machine That Generates Empathy: The Importance of Movies”. The son of a projectionist, Dr. Burton will provide his perspective on the importance of movies to individuals and the community, coming to view film as a window on the world. (Matey)

April 2
Jennifer Hamilton, DPT, CHT, Clinical Director and Senior Physical Therapist at Tidewater Physical Therapy will speak on how physical therapy can benefit older adults including balance, walking and preventive measures for better health. (Stitt)

April 9
Lisa Ludwig, Executive Director of the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council will present, “Heritage Tourism Happiness”. (Fitzgerald)

April 16
State Senator Mary Beth Carozza will provide an update on the 2019 Maryland State Legislative session. (Suthowski)

April 23
Celeste Savage, Executive Director of HALO Ministries will speak about resources and programs for community members who face challenges. (Gallaher)

April 30
Caroline O’Hare, Local Manager for the National Folk Festival, will speak on the upcoming second National Folk Festival to be held here in Salisbury. (Gallaher)

May 7
Spring luncheon