The Severn Town Club supports several local organizations and programs. Currently our community supported programs are:
The club organizes an annual art competition and exhibit for several Anne Arundel County middle and high schools. A Youth Art committee plans and completes tasks related to the competition. Club member and artist Joan Johnson judges our event. Winners of our local event go on to District and State competitions. In 2018, we had four students from our club sponsored event go on to win at the state competition. A reception and art exhibit of the local artwork is held at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts for participating students, families, art teachers and Severn Town Club members.
Our club sponsors several Anne Arundel high school students for the annual Leadership Conference held during the summer. The Education Chair invites the participating students to come to our September General meeting so our members can meet them. The students also speak about their experiences at the Leadership Conference and what benefits the event has had for them.
The YWCA operates Arden House, a domestic women’s shelter in Anne Arundel County. Our club annually provides monetary funds, linens, toiletries, small suitcases and other supplies, and volunteer support for the shelter.
The club also has various committees and chairs to organize the functions and activities of our organization.
STANDING CLUB CHAIRS AND COMMITTEES
Chaplain: Starts our General meetings with an inspiration reading and request for support of club members who are having health or family issues.
Education, Youth Art, Arden House: see the above descriptions.
Finance: The Finance committee determines the annual budget and reviews and selects the receipients to receive grants generated from our fund raising.
Historian: Maintains all paper materials depicting the various activities of the club throughout its history.
Membership: Our membership co-chairs maintain the club roster, nametags, greet members at our meetings, contact prospective members and induct new members into the club.
Hospitality: The hospitality committee arranges for food and drink at our general meetings.
Parliamentarian: Advises the Club on Bylaws regulations and procedures.
Publicity: Maintains the Facebook page and submits club information and photos to the newspaper and other publications.
SPECIAL CHAIRS AND COMMITTEES
Holly Ball: The chair and her committee organize this annual event which is held at a local hotel on Friday, the week after Thanksgiving. This is our major fund raiser and the formal-attire evening includes a cocktail hour, photos, dinner, dancing, 50-50 raffle, and a Silent Auction.
Newsletter: The Crier, our monthly newsletter, publishes information about club activities, our members and upcoming events.
Web Manager: Maintains the club website, severntownclub.org