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  • 11/21/2016 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    Pets on Wheels event a 'rollicking good time'  


    Hunt Valley Rotary


    Superdog Otis with owner Tiffany Metzger, left, and magician Happy Jack Martin, at the Hunt Valley Rotary's First Annual Wheel to Heal event Oct. 29. The event benefited Pets on Wheels, for which Otis serves as a therapy dog.


    Melissa Whatley
    Towson Times

    Pets on Wheels event a 'rollicking good time'

    It was a beautiful fall day for the First Annual Wheel to Heal event sponsored by the Hunt Valley Rotary on Oct. 29. Participants came with wagons, skateboards, bikes and strollers to tackle a 3-mile loop on the Torrey C. Brown NCR Trail and, according to the organizers, have a "rolling, rollicking good time" in support of Pets on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that brings therapy animals to facilities for friendly visits. Pets on Wheels has more than 480 volunteer teams and visits more than 300 facilities, including nursing homes, hospices, shelters, veteran's hospitals, schools, libraries and more.

    The day featured food, games and lots of fun and prizes with children and adults participating in multiple adventures, including a scavenger hunt, corn hole, balloon animals, duck pond, and more. Kids came in their Halloween costumes and did some trick-or-treating as well. Several of the therapy pets joined in the festivities, such as Mugsy, a petite bulldog and Otis, the Superdog, who was rescued by Tiffany Metzger. As a senior dog in a shelter, Otis had a rough life, but now is a super therapy pet bringing smiles to anyone he meets. The Rotarians and the event's sponsors were pleased to support such a terrific cause and plan to make the Wheel to Heal event an annual one!

    Link to the article on Baltimore Sun>>

  • 07/18/2016 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    July 13th Newsletter>>

    It was Changeover at Lori’s. Irving did the honors with these comments: “All organizations have their stories and those who personify their ethos and culture. I want to tell you about Jim Houck..... Jim was an amazing guy. He was blue collar and became an alcoholic in his teen years by drinking mead his mother made for him. He got on the wagon early on through the Oxford Group, founded in England. He spoke to AA groups around the world until shortly before he died. He intervened as an individual with no group identification in conflict on the Baltimore docks and helped enable their desegregation. He, of course, is the father of our Four-Way Test contest program in the schools, the first in the District and one of the first in the country. Jim Houck is the leadership model for all of us. It is never too late to begin. In essence he started his civic leadership role at age 65. Rotary was the center of his life. So my charge to the new officers is simple: live up to Jim Houck’s role model. You are installed!!!” Tim did an awesome job with the food. Gifts and thank you’s were distributed. Irving "roasted" Lori and talked about the historical significance of our Club. Lynne spoke about bringing the 1.

    Club and its "work" back to the Hunt Valley community and declared the 3rd meeting in each February James Houck Day. Donna May was made an honorary member of the club. Hunt Valley Rotary’s Officers/Directors for the year 2016-2017 are listed on the right.

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