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Calvert County Commission for Women


The Commission is charged with improving opportunities for women and girls by:
  • Promoting women's education and employment
  • Being a voice and advocate for women and girls
  • Identifying and studying issues - information
  • Being a clearinghouse on issues
  • Giving recognition to outstanding women and girls

The Board Of County Commissioners shall appoint 15 members. The term of each member shall be three years. Calvert residents can
apply by completing a Committee Application Form Non-Calvert residents or any Calvert resident not desiring full Commissioner membership, we offer an Associate Commissioner status by completing an Associate Application Form.

  • The public is welcome at meetings. Please email to confirm, as meeting dates are sometimes adjusted.
  • College of Southern Maryland
    115 J.W. Williams Road
    Building 'B'
    Conference Room PFB112
    Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
  • Third Thursday of each month in 2016 (December -no meeting)

Annual Reports
See what the CCCW is accomplishing each year by reviewing our Annual Reports.

2015 Commission for Women Annual Report
2015 Commission for Women Annual Report Power Point
You will see from the 2015 Report of the Calvert County Commission for Women that the Commission takes on many projects
and activ
ities consistent with its purposes.  They range from the magnificent and sold-out WOW Awards Luncheon and commemorating Calvert civil rights hero Harriet Elizabeth Brown, to a now-annual Women’s Health Expo, activities to celebrate Title IX, and initiatives to increase awareness of domestic violence. Please read the Commission’s report for more detail about these and other activities.

2014 Commission for Women Annual Report 
The 2014 Report of the Calvert County Commission for Women illustrates how ?the Commission takes on a wide range of activities to meet its five goals:
·       Promoting women’s education and employment;?
·       Recommending ways to overcome discrimination – being a voice for women and girls;
·       Giving recognition to women and girls;
·       Being a clearinghouse; and
·       Providing information – identifying and studying relevant issues.
Please read the Commission's report for more detail about these and other activities.

In the News

Our November 12, 2016 Financial Literacy Forum was covered by the Calvert Recorder.  Check out the coverage by two presenters, on retirement income and benefit plans.
The Chesapeake Current and the Calvert Recorder were on hand November 1, 2016 at Mount Harmony Community Center to document the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Memorial Parkway dedication.  The complete Event Program describes the order of events and the speakers present.  Such a neat event to witness former students of HEB come together to remember a remarkable woman.

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  • Comcast Newsmakers Our Chair, Inez N. Claggett discusses the upcoming State Commission for Women listening event which will be held on 17 November, 2016 at the Prince Frederick Campus for College of Southern Maryland at 7:00 PM. 

  • News Clippings from October 2014 - October 2015 have been compiled by one of our Commissioners!

  • Former CCCW Chair, Margaret Dunkle receives the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot at the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center on June 15, 2016.

  • Check out the Calvert Recorder's story on our Women's Health Expo by Pat Ullberg.  The event was held in May at the CSM campus in Prince Frederick.

Activities and Programs

  • Recognize a woman or young lady who has made a difference and nominate them for an Outstanding Achievement Award, which will be awarded in the spring at the Women of the World banquet. The deadline for submitting the application is December 31, 2016.

  • November 17, 2016 the State Commission For Women and the Calvert County Commission for Women hosted a listening event at the College of Southern Maryland campus in Prince Frederick.  This was a perfect opportunity for our citizens to voice your challenges and concerns.  Legislative season is right around the corner and the issues you would like us to bring to the forefront were presented.  Thank you, to those of you who came out!
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  • November 15, 2016  The Legislative Evening at Calvert Pines Senior Center, sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) Calvert County was an informative and rare opportunity for our County.  It was interesting to hear from our State Delegation about legislation passed in 2016 and from our local agencies about legislative issues for 2017.  
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  • November 12, 2016 was our third Financial Literacy Forum.  The U.S. Department of Labor and Calvert County Office of Budget and Finance were on hand to offer advice and guidance on setting up and protecting your retirement.  This event was held at the Prince Frederick Library from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM.  Keep an eye out for upcoming discussions.
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  • November 1, 2016 was the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Memorial Highway dedication ceremony.  Thank you to those who joined us at the Mount Hope Community Center.  We were so pleased to have a packed house for this momentous occasion!  The HEB task force is still accepting financial donations if you would like to contribute to the final stage of paying tribute to this strong woman. Feel free to review the flyer, below or email us.
    Please review the flyer for more information.  

  • October 18, 2016 was the 8th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Honorees Ceremony.  The event was held at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus.  Please check out the flyer for more information on this Community United evening and let us know if you have any questions on how to participate or help others by gathering information on our county's resources.  
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  • October 15, 2016 was the second Financial Literacy Forum and was held at the Prince Frederick Library.  Isabel Cumming discussed how to avoid/recover from scams and fraud!  She covered past cases she has worked and provided several helpful flyers for take-home use.
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  • September 24, 2016 was our 'Dress for Success' Clothes Closet Open House at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick and we had a good number of shoppers!
  • The CCCW Clothes Closet is open to anyone seeking professional attire for entering the workforce.  We have a little bit of everything from skirts to suits!  For 'Clothes Closet', contact Ariane Odom to make either an appointment or to donate clothing.

    Professional ClothingPants and Blouses

  • August 20, 2016 was our fist Financial Literacy Forum and was held at the Prince Frederick Library.  Margaret Phipps discussed Wills and Probate and How to Protect Your Family!  We had a great turn out.

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