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2015 Volunteer Awards Nominee Profiles
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Laura Kellner
Nominated by Greg Kellner

For the past three years, Laura Kellner has organized the "Run for the Bay 5k" which has taken place the first weekend in May on the Chesapeake Beach Rail Trail. She has grown the race each year and brought attention to the great "hidden treasure" that is the rail trail. Not only did she bring a local race to our area, she brought in new people to share our great environment.

As race director, Laura rallied local businesses and runners to raise more than $20,000 in just three years. All of the proceeds were donated to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She had a vision of a local race, saw it through and helped our bay in the process.





  Nancy R. Lehman
Nominated by the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, Office on Aging Division

Nancy Lehman makes Calvert County a better place for the older adult senior community. She spends countless hours volunteering for the Commission on Aging and Friends of Calvert County Seniors. She provides community outreach to ensure seniors have the information and
resources they need to allow them to age in place. She also provides financial support for some of the outreach efforts for which she volunteers. 

Nancy recently coordinated efforts between the Calvert County Office on Aging, the Calvert Library and the Alzheimer’s Association to have an evening show of the movie Still Alice – the story of a professor who develops Alzheimer’s. More than 70 people came to watch the movie. Nancy has also been an active force in promoting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Solomons. 

Nancy has given her time for the past 15 years volunteering at SMILE as a lead pantry worker. She understands the challenge of those who need assistance and makes it a priority in her life to lend a hand. In addition, Nancy has volunteered at a local nursing home and adult day care center to assist with activities for clients and residents.

Nancy has truly touched the lives of many people in Calvert County in her volunteer efforts and is an example of what it means to be "beautiful."


Phyllis Lester
Nominated by Barbara A. Stinnett

Phyllis Lester is known for the many acts of kindness she does every day. After retirement from a career in government, Phyllis now volunteers with a variety of local groups to put together baskets of food for the neediest of our neighbors. Every year she is at the helm of this outreach program, checking and verifying requests so the holiday needs of the elderly and families with children are met. 

As a member of the Gray-Ray American Legion Post, Phyllis is called upon to work with the veterans and assist them and their families as they try to navigate many governmental roadblocks. She does not turn anyone down and works to encourage and help all people.

As the Calvert County Fair Museum coordinator, she conducts research and prepares an interesting history that relays the important role the fair has in Calvert County. Her efforts include the history of farming and the importance of keeping the county green.

Phyllis is a fine neighbor who lives by the golden rule and is a friend to all. 




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