The Maryland District was formed several years ago. When the District was first formed the Directors in charge were called State Directors and later through the years the position was changed to District Director.
The following is a list of Directors who served for the Maryland District:
Walter Taylor – 1st State Director
Richard France – 2nd State Director – Richard served as Region B Director after serving his term as State Director.
Claude Christensen – 3rd State Director
Al & Patty Vogel – 4th State Director
Roger & Debbie Dunn – 5th District Director
Bruce & Dori Mayer – 6th District Director (Served 3 Years Consecutively)
Tommy & Ruthie Chedester – 7th District Director
Charles & Shirley Dorsey – 8th District Director
Fred & Judy Haynes – 9th District Director
Charles Gallagher – 10th District Director
Allen & Gwen Willingham – 11th District Director
Ray & Cheryl Hartman—12th District Director
Bruce Hill & Regina Smith - 13th District Directors
Special Titles - The Maryland District had 2 special titles for members of the East Coast & West Coast.
Frank Gillespie was under the East Coast and titled as Ambassador.
As soon as we get the name of the West Coast Ambassador we will update this information.
State Rally - Claude Christensen started the 1st State Rally which was held at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, Md.
Winter Thing - Claude Christensen also started the 1st Winter Thing Rally which was held in Timonium, Md; this Rally was held in addition to the State Rally.
Charlie Gallagher District Director’s Award (formerly District Director’s Award) - This award was meant to recognize an individual or couple, who in the estimation of the District Director, has gone “above and beyond” for the good of the Maryland District later renamed the Charlie Gallagher District Directors Award in memory of our past Maryland District Director that succumbed to his fight with cancer on August 5, 2008.
Jimmy Colbert Memorial Award - In 1998 the Maryland District established the Jimmy Colbert Memorial Award due to Jimmy’s past exceptional Leadership as Assistant District Director.
Current Annual Maryland District List of Events
District Winter Thing
District Couple Selection Process
Current Award Programs
Maryland District Visitation Plaque Program
High Mileage Plaque Program
When the Maryland District was first formed the directors who served at the chapter level were called Area Representatives and later through the years the position was changed to Chapter Director.
The Maryland District has had as many as 12 chapters. Currently there are 8 active chapters in the Maryland District, they are Chapters B, C, F, H, I, J and L. Chapters A, D, E, G and K are no longer active.
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