Columbia Town Center - Rotary Club
Club# 5866
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Cookson, Jan
Office: 410-963-1099
Greenwald, Gary
Office: 301-596-2960
Vice President
Slater, John B.
Office: 410-992-0001
Waligora, Sharon
iPast President
Thompson, Alvin
Office: 301-596-6230
Lerner, Roger J
Office: 410-750-6907
Public Relations Chair
Phillips, Cecil F. Jr.
Rotary Foundation Chair
Leffler, Lauren
Office: (410) 740-1043
Assistant Governor
(AREA 3 - Baltimore and West Baltimore County)

Section 1 - Club Information:
Meeting Time:Wednesday at 12:15 PM
Meeting Place:Columbia Sheraton
Meeting City:Columbia
Meeting Address:10207 Wincopin Circle
Meeting Directions:410-730-3900
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Club Description:


Chartered in 1982, The Columbia Town Center Rotary Club consists of community leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs dedicated to “service above self”.  We are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.  Through our members and network of resources and partners, we identify where we can make a community impact and through a combination of financial support and hands on engagement we help those in need both locally and internationally.  Through our various fundraisers over the past years, the Columbia Town Center Rotary Club has donated more than $1 million to community non-profits, organizations and scholarship funds. This coming year’s Valentine’s Gala fundraiser will be on February 4, 2017 and information is available at (410) 531-9470,, or  In addition to the money raised at the fundraiser, our members have donated over ninety-thousand dollars to the Rotary International Foundation where funds are used to address the following humanitarian needs; promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, maternal and child health, supporting education, and growing local economies.  The Columbia Town Center Rotary Club supports numerous local charities and other events throughout the year. The charities it has supported include the Athelas Institute Inc., Our House, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center Inc., Community Action Council, Hope Works, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Conexiones, Rotary Dictionary Project, Rebuilding Together, Bridges to Housing Stability, NAMI Howard County, Inc., Gilchrist Hospice Center, Mt. Zion Open Doors Food Pantry, the Mid Atlantic German Shepard Rescue, Howard County Public Library, Leadership Howard County, and along with the other Howard County Rotary Clubs, we sponsored the Howard Community College Health Science atrium and dedicated it to Rotary International.  This year the Columbia Town Center Rotary Club is focusing on community service projects, programs and organizations that support children in need, education, mentoring, and services to citizens in crisis. There is a growing number of children who don’t have enough food to eat at home in Howard County.  We have partnered with several teachers at Running Brook Elementary School to start a new “Food for Kids Project” which provides weekend food backpacks for students on the Free and Reduced Meals (FARM) Program.  We also provide transportation for needy families to local food pantries and are working to establish a local neighborhood food pantry to serve more who find themselves in desperate need. 


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Club's Mailing Address:P O Box 1300,  Columbia  MD  21044-1300
Charter Date:27-May-82
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Section 2: Club  Committee:
CommitteeCommittee TypeAction
Columbia Town Center

Section 3: Club Members and Positions:
Member NameClassification / PositionBusiness Name
Contreras, John F. MemberAtheals Institute, Institute. 
Cookson, Jan Real Estate - Residential 
Giles, Alice Member 
Greenwald, Gary Attorney 
Lash, Valerie Dean of Arts and HumanitiesHoward Community College 
Lea, Suzanne MemberRed Dot Foundation Global 
Leffler, Lauren Rotary Foundation ChairOliver Family Law 
Lerner, Roger J Sergeant-at-ArmsRoger J. Lerner, Esq. 
Mehta, Manisha Member 
Phillips, Cecil F. Jr.Advertising 
Ray, Alan C. Financial AdvisorRaymond James Financial Services 
Rodriguez, David RetiredKraft Foods 
Scherr, Daniel Lawyer 
Showunmi, Harsana Member 
Simpkins, Maurice M Homebuilder 
Slater, John B. Landscape ArchitectRetired - Slater Associates, Inc 
Swan, Lisa M Member 
Waligora, Lawrence J. (Larry) Healthcare Insurance 
Waligora, Sharon Knowledge Management 
Whealton, Patrick MemberHord Coplan Macht